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.

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tim said...

Switch in the "on" position, please.

Done that shitty exam! Now for an afternoon of deck/beer/bbq!

L-girl said...

Sounds great! I did the same thing (minus exams). Knowing it was going to be great weather today, I did all my crappy chores yesterday, so I couldspend the afternoon on the patio with a book, my laptop and the dogs. I may even have an early glass of wine. Heavenly!

tim said...

Sounds like a great plan as well! Nice and relaxing.

L-girl said...

So Tim, you are done with school for the semester?? Rock on.

Jere said...

"to within striking distance of first-place Toronto."

It's April. Everybody's in striking distance. Does he think anybody will be keeping track of the Blue Jays score tonight?

And I didn't even read McAdam's "no drama" article, but I assume it's the same thing these writers do every Yankees series--the Globe has already done it with their "is the buzz gone?" article. They're just stirring up shit. There's a reason why the tickets to the three Yankee series every year can only be bought in their own separate lottery. Hundred-year rivalries don't just end overnight. They have to know this. And even if there are slight changes in it over the decades...well, keeping tabs on the state of the rivalry on a series-to-series basis is like giving the weather forecast for each individual street in the city.

redsock said...

But it did end. Our rivalry is now with the FKR.

These are just some thickets on the path to the real showdown.

redsock said...

Teixeira knows the boos are coming:
"I was in the playoffs last year in Boston, I never felt more focused in my career. The boos, the energy, whatever you call it, it really kind of just locks you in."

SoSH soxfaninyankeeland:
"Hey, dude, nobody has ever hit a more meaningless .467 in a playoff series than the .467 you hit last year. That .467 should sound familiar, because it was also your SLG% for the series. Remember that run you drove in? Neither does anybody else, because it was on a sacrifice fly. I wish Bud Selig gave you, your legendary focus and your 7 worthless singles a PARTICIPANT ribbon in the locker room after Game 4."

redsock said...

There are no words.

Jere said...

Man, I can't believe that guy Mike's reasoning last night. "The teams are even, and have the same runs scored, but the Yanks are getting A-Rod back so that breaks the tie. And Daivd Ortiz can't hit anymore." He glosses over that our runs allowed are way lower--oh that's just because of Wang. Okay, well how about we "don't count" our three worst pitching performances? And how about you realize you can't just take out Wang to make everything all better, you have to replace him with somebody (who you don't have)?

Ish said...

I've always pictured that's what John Sterling does when he does that "thaaaaa" bit. It makes it that much more awesome to know he actually does it!

redsock said...

I want Joba to have an outing that will make them begging for Wang to be back in the rotation.

Jere said...

That's almost impossible, but, me too.

redsock said...

That's almost impossible, but, me too.I have faith in Justin. He's special.

Benjamin said...

We have oatmeal:

Red Sox
1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
5. J.D. Drew, RF
6. Jason Bay, LF
7. Mike Lowell, 3B
8. Jason Varitek, C
9. Nick Green, SS
-- Jon Lester, SP


Yankees
1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Johnny Damon, LF
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Jorge Posada, DH
5. Nick Swisher, RF
6. Robinson Cano, 2B
7. Melky Cabrera, CF
8. Jose Molina, C
9. Cody Ransom, 3B
-- Joba Chamberlain, SP

DECEMBER said...

IT IS ON.

Zenslinger said...

I so need to try to haul ass out of work early to catch this game.

L-girl said...

Looks like the people doing that blog award (with the cash prize) is poaching emails and putting them on mailing lists. I just unsubscribed, we'll see if they respect it.

And by the way, have I mentioned...

L-girl said...

IT IS ON!!!!!!!!!

nixon33 said...

FUCK THE YANKS. I FUCKING HATE THE YANKS, AND I HATE JOBA THE CUNT.

WIN.

L-girl said...

Nix, don't sugar coat it, tell us how you really feel.

You rock.

nixon33 said...

Ha. I'm so psyched for this game!

andy said...

The jays are overrated.

I hope youk gets hit. I want a huge fight. MLBtv has crowned lester the best lefty in baseball.

Anyhoo fuck these commies lets play ball.

andy said...

I may not make it much longer without falling asleep thanks to my wife and her poor alarm discipline. I woke up two hours early today. I believe I am suffering from jet lag. How is the weather over yonder?

andy said...

In boston I mean.

andy said...

Sterling is awesome. I get like that sometimes. I can't hate him for that other then it being misdirected.

nixon33 said...

I wish I was able to watch both feeds. I get to listen to Michael K-Y do his radio show during the game.

L-girl said...

Goddamnit, ten minutes to game time on the only game I get to watch uninterrupted until Monday, and the friggin doorbell rings! It's our landlord. I managed to get him out of the house in 10, but sheesh, the guy has no respect for baseball!

nixon33 said...

HA! L, too funny.

nixon33 said...

LET THE BOOS FLOOD DOWN ON TEX!

L-girl said...

"Anyhoo fuck these commies lets play ball."

:>)

L-girl said...

Is Don growing a goatee or did he just shave poorly? Oh Don, don't do it! Shave, Don, shave!

redsock said...

is he doing the same "playoff beard" as caron?

L-girl said...

Looks like I'm modding tonight, so I'll keep quiet so the comments can flow.

redsock said...

cheapo shit

nixon33 said...

Flash: "Lester battled cancer"
Michael Kay: "And now he's battling the Yaknees"
cant make it up.

Benjamin said...

Oh hey, let's not leave pitches up in the middle of the zone.

Kevin said...

There goes the no-hitter.

redsock said...

weak showing by the boo birds

L-girl said...

I wish Jere could text us from the game.

L-girl said...

Ha Nix, sounds like Kay is as witty as usual.

Amy said...

I am here. Busy packing, so may not thread til a bit later, but watching as I pack.

Congrats, Tim, on finishing up the semester.

Amy said...

Got the monitor on the thread because we are playing the MFY, I assume.

nixon33 said...

Kay: King of shitty segue

Amy said...

I think someone the other night said Don's ugly beard has something to do with the Bruins? Or was it the Celtics?

L-girl said...

Amy, we also had some shit flying last night from Allan's internet radio appearance - or from the chat room at the site. Jere, Tim and I had a bit of fun there. :)

Kevin said...

Nicely done.

Now let's kick some ass.

L-girl said...

That's my boy. :)

redsock said...

BALK!!!!!

Kevin said...

Haha

redsock said...

FUCVK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Benjamin said...

!

L-girl said...

I LOVE THAT BOY!!!!!

redsock said...

JOBABALLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kevin said...

FY double would be great here.

Grant Salzano said...

LOL did Joba tag his own leg and then act like he tagged J. Kobe??

redsock said...

LBJ = BUGS

Kevin said...

Alright, my shitty internet is lagging.

Great.

redsock said...

let's go yook

Kevin said...

How many pitches until he throw's at Youk's head?

I'm betting 4.

redsock said...

joba: "i need a drink"

Benjamin said...

Afraid to pitch Youk inside.

L-girl said...

Me likely

redsock said...

seemed scared to come inside

Kevin said...

Apparently more than 4...

L-girl said...

^ likey

Benjamin said...

GDGD video entitled "Ellsbury scores on a balk".

Not exactly.

L-girl said...

A thought I was dekeing trolls by saying I was modding. He took modding off the wrong blog!

Benjamin said...

Bleh.

nixon33 said...

Fucking Drew letting him off the hook there.

Kevin said...

Squandered...

redsock said...

earlier, remy noting that even in an extended spring training game, wang got lit up.

nixon33 said...

Swisher, how I loathe thee.

redsock said...

i see swisher has learned the art of CALLING TIME OUT BEFORE EVERY PITCH from CI.

why does he often looking like a drooling retard???

K

nixon33 said...

Siddown miss piggy.

Kevin said...

And the MFY's best pitcher goes down looking.

redsock said...

whatta ya know?

K

L-girl said...

K baby!

Grant Salzano said...

That >| fastball couldn't have been PLACED in a better location.

redsock said...

DDud

L-girl said...

Don putting us to sleep with Yankee catching stats.

Ack, SB. Oh well, no prob. Just get Moliner.

redsock said...

quit dice-ing, sid

L-girl said...

Or not. I can hear Jere disagreeing with the call from here.

redsock said...

the rule book has that pitch just above the middle of the zone.

Kevin said...

Alright, let's re-find the strike zone.

A Conformer said...

Just dropping in for a minute to say GO SOX.

And, that MFY lineup does not look scary at all without Slappy in there. It actually looks quite... average.

redsock said...

lester with the 0-3 pitch here

L-girl said...

Strand a pair!

Kevin said...

Excellent.

A Conformer said...

Woo, K the side (sort of). And on that note, I´m gone. Good luck to all involved.

nixon33 said...

Lester striking out 4 guys that inning, and ransom twice!

L-girl said...

bay = bug?

redsock said...

don says ball 1 to bay was the first time joba did not get ahead of anyone.

he fell behind yook 3-0. fuckin A don wake up

L-girl said...

yes!

Kevin said...

Well, that inning was thoroughly disappointing.

nixon33 said...

Can we take a couple of pitches people?
FUCK

L-girl said...

Dear NESN,

During a baseball game, pleas e SHOW US THE GAME!!!!!

I am fucking sick of seeing and hearing interviews instead of plays!

Sick of you,

RSN, Toronto chapter

L-girl said...

Dear Car Commercials,

"America needs a comeback" but that buying an expensive car will not accomplish that.

Sicker of you,

A Mute Button

L-girl said...

The boo'ers have really fallen down on the job.

redsock said...

Twisted Sister. What a putz.

redsock said...

absolute silence would be cool. so would raging boos. in the middle -- not good.

L-girl said...

One to add to the DO drinking game: "...will climb back in".

Benjamin said...

More bleh.

L-girl said...

Safe? Damn! Great play by Doctor Defense.

redsock said...

dumbo dp pls

L-girl said...

1-0 Boston > bleh

L-girl said...

Do you mean what a pootz? Or perhaps what a pee-ay?

redsock said...

go buy a chin, dumbo

L-girl said...

Siddown Georgie!

Kevin said...

Frozen.

redsock said...

WOWW

L-girl said...

MIKEY!!!!!!

redsock said...

doctor pounces like a cat!

Benjamin said...

That's the kind of fielding play you'd like to take home to mom.

L-girl said...

Man that guy is good.

redsock said...

let's make jobber work this time, ok boys?

lesterzaka at 61 thru 3.

Kevin said...

Out of that one.

Lester needs to get a sub-10 pitch inning. Or several of them.

L-girl said...

Lowell would make a fine boy to take home to mom. Pro was the same way.

Benjamin said...

Show the fucking game, not the fucking NBC exec.

redsock said...

i've taken out my earphones

redsock said...

green seeing as many pitches so far as all of last inning

redsock said...

now more!

L-girl said...

GAME PLEASE!!!

redsock said...

nice work from greeny.

Benjamin said...

Green's awesome before he comes back to ground.

redsock said...

or is it greens?

L-girl said...

yes yes dick ebersoll, you're the paragon of equality and virtue. now shut up and go away.

Kevin said...

Green giving a lesson on how to take pitches.

Apparently Lyndon wasn't paying attention.

Benjamin said...

FY!

redsock said...

looked foul live

L-girl said...

fuck yeah!

Kevin said...

FY

Kevin said...

Please do not waste Green's effort...

Benjamin said...

FUCK

L-girl said...

squander

nixon33 said...

2nd & 3rd with 1 out and they cant get ONE FUCKING RUN IN.
AWFUL

Kevin said...

And...we waste it.

L-girl said...

Not another interview! NESN, give us a break!!

Kevin said...

We've had the leadoff batter on in each of the first three innings, yet we only have one run to show for it, and that wasn't on a hit.

Inefficient much?

L-girl said...

Stay cool everyone. We are ahead, Lester looks great and Joba sucks.

nixon33 said...

I hate the LOB though.

Kevin said...

DP please?

L-girl said...

I know. But the scoreboard is a better story.

L-girl said...

LOB means we're OB.

redsock said...

mfy wasted a lead off single in the first and left 2 on in the 2nd and 2 on in the 3rd. it's aint just us

L-girl said...

Bruin in the booth said the team draws on "intangibles". Bad sign.

L-girl said...

It's never just us. Sox fans act like we're the only team that strands runners. No one can even tell me if we do it more than other teams.

L-girl said...

Now let's watch the Yankees strand this runner. :)

redsock said...

Walked Mo-leaner twice. That's pathetic.

nixon33 said...

YES cameramen showing us EVERY possible angle of Fenway.

L-girl said...

That explains Don's lame beard. Amy, in case you're scrolling through the thread: Bruins.

Kevin said...

Throw strikes, please?

redsock said...

fuck sid, it's cody random for fucks sake.

our dog cody > cody ransom

come ON

L-girl said...

Here I am complaining about NESN and poor Nix is stuck with YES.

L-girl said...

fuckety fuck fuck

Amy said...

OK, I am here now. This packing stuff gave me a big headache, but watching LBJ get home safely, Lowell catch that line drive. Not so happy with the two GIDP and now the tie score.

Going to scan through and see what you folks have been saying.

Kevin said...

SHIT

nixon33 said...

Didn't see that coming.
FUCK

redsock said...

lester looked good at first, but he's letting the garbage time part of this lineup beat him.

L-girl said...

We're not saying that much.

Amy said...

Shit, I sit down to relax, and the Yankees score twice. ACK. Maybe I should go back and pack.

redsock said...

CI doing the lil' things.

Kevin said...

(head hit keyboard)

Amy said...

Hating Johnny Damon so much. Can we boo him, Laura? :)

nixon33 said...

Get some runs back!

L-girl said...

Amy, I'm not going to dignify that with a response. :)

Amy said...

K! Good. Get that bastard out.

Now score runs and get us back in the lead.

Kevin said...

About effing time.

redsock said...

Lester PC: 13-25-23 27 = 88

Joba PC: 22-7-24 = 53

Amy said...

Yay, Bay!

redsock said...

BAY WATCH!

run on duh noodle

L-girl said...

I just poured myself a big glass of rally juice, so let's go, boys!

Dououble!

redsock said...

rally juice :<(

redsock said...

stop hacking, doctor

L-girl said...

Yeah, you didn't leave me very much, I had to open a new bottle. I never drink wine on Fridays, but... I guess I can't say that anymore. :)

Kevin said...

Dammit Lowell, take a pitch or two.

We ARE NOT wasting a leadoff double.

L-girl said...

What's your rush, Mr Lowell?

redsock said...

6 GAMES!

L-girl said...

Don't be hitting the Capn!

Amy said...

Tek gets on base. I don't care how.

Kevin said...

JTC mistaking Tek for Youk?

redsock said...

ALLS AFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy said...

Wow. Two bad throws. Phew!

nixon33 said...

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE BREAK!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

redsock said...

LET'S GO NOW

Amy said...

Let's not GIDP. PLEASE.

Kevin said...

DO NOT FUCKING WASTE THIS!

L-girl said...

Come on Lyndon, be a hero... pleeeeease

redsock said...

gotta at least tie with 1 out

Benjamin said...

Fuck you, LBJ

redsock said...

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Amy said...

FUCK. I saw that one coming.

nixon33 said...

YOU FUCKING MOTHERFUCEKR COCKSUCLER MOTHERFUCKER f'lsdkrbhj çΩ

L-girl said...

FUCK

Grant Salzano said...

Well that SUCKED...

Kevin said...

...

FUCK

L-girl said...

saw it coming too, which makes it even worse

Kevin said...

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

redsock said...

Hmmmm, is the LCBO downstairs still open?

Grant Salzano said...

Epic lame.

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