April 27, 2009

G19: Red Sox 3, Spiders 1

Red Sox - 000 000 003 - 3  8  0
Spiders - 000 000 001 - 1 4 1
11!
11 consecutive wins!
AH AH AH AH AH AH!


Wakefield (7-1-0-4-5, 112, 1.86 ERA) and Lee (8-5-0-0-5, 106) traded goose eggs for most of the game. And once Lee left the mound, the Red Sox pounced.

Facing Kerry Wood in the ninth, Dustin Pedroia walked and David Ortiz dropped a single into short center. Kevin Youkilis flew out to short right, bring up Jason Bay, who had hit the ball hard in his previous three trips, singling twice.

The pale Canadian took a strike before launching a three-run homer to deep left-center, a no-doubt blast that gave the Red Sox a 3-0 lead. (On Wood's next pitch, Mike Lowell tripled -- yes, tripled -- as Grady Sizemore dove to catch his sinking liner, only to have it bounce over him and roll to deep center.)

Wakefield allowed only one hit -- a two-out single in the first inning to Victor Martinez. He walked and hit a batter with two outs in the fourth and walked two in the sixth, but worked out of trouble each time. In the sixth, he needed a running catch from Jacoby Ellsbury in right-center to preserve his shutout bid.

Manny Delcarmen pitched a quick and perfect eighth before turning the game over to Jonathan Papelbon. He allowed three singles to his first four batters -- and he appeared to receive a gift strike three call on the one batter he retired -- giving Cleveland one run and bringing the potential winning run to the plate. But Kelly Shoppach chased a slider in the dirt for the second out, and he got pinch-hitter Ben Francisco to pop to first to end the game.

It's the longest Red Sox winning streak since June 16-29, 2006, when the team won 12.

The Royals beat the Blue Jays 7-1, allowing the Red Sox to creep into first place for the first time this season.
Red Sox     13   6   .684   ---
Blue Jays 14 7 .667 ---
The Yankees lost to the Tigers 4-2, though CC Sabathia threw a complete game and lowered his ERA to 4.73. New York is 9-10, 4 GB.

***

Tim Wakefield (2.45, 208 ERA+) / Cliff Lee (5.25, 94 ERA+)

The F Train rolls on to Cleveland, where the Red Sox begin a three-game series against the Spiders (7-12). Having finished a three-game sweep of the Yankees and now riding a 10-game winning streak, Boston sends its ace to the hill tonight.

J.D. Drew is not in the lineup after a tight left quad forced him out of Sunday's game after seven innings. Gumball Bailey gets the nod in right field against lefty Lee. Julio Lugo will play in this series, but he's not starting tonight.

The Red Sox's bullpen has allowed just five runs over the past 41 innings. (1.10 ERA).

Lee is making his fifth start of the month. After a disastrous Opening Day outing, he has posted a 3.32 ERA in the three starts since, though he has allowed 32 baserunners in 19 innings. His season WHIP is 1.750.

Top hitters for Cleveland:
Victor Martinez     .397/.448/.654/1.102
Travis Hafner .293/.388/.586/ .974
Shin-Soo Choo .286/.418/.524/ .942
Asdrubal Cabrera .339/.456/.482/ .938

320 comments:

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Jere said...

bad job, Youk

tim said...

boo-urns

redsock said...

I want to get hot off a sweaty dong right about now.

i'll be right over.

tim said...

Yeah, just catching up on that thread now...


AKLSDAKLSJDKLASJDLKASDJKLASJDLAKSDJLKASJDALKSDJALKSDJalds

Benjamin said...

DOUNG!

Jere said...

THUNDERRRRRR

redsock said...

HOMRE

Kevin said...

Run(s)!

L-girl said...

DOUNG!!!!!!!

Kevin said...

HELL YES!

tim said...

I FUCKING LOVE JASOUN!

tim said...

OMG LOWELL STAND UP TRIPLE LMFAO

Benjamin said...

Bay just called Kerry Wood "Mo". That's a compliment, no?

Slowell with the triple.

L-girl said...

"Lowell still not running 100%"

Nice understatement, Don!

Jere said...

I take back my confidence about Detroit--they brought in Rodney for the ninth.

Wow, ANY other guy has a shot at an inside the parker. Lowell lucky to get three.

redsock said...

lowell to third? lyndon could have circled 2x

Pepe Lepew said...

The True North strong and free!

tim said...

Totally would've been an inside the parker had it not been Slowell.

L-girl said...

We are about to win our 11th game in a row!!!

Kevin said...

TRIPLE!?!?!?!

tim said...

Let's all go rant and rave on River Ave Blues!

L-girl said...

The man can't run but he can hit. We love 'em.

andy said...

I propose the Lowell name be changed to the Treacherous Tripler

Pepe Lepew said...

Viva Lowell!

meuniermr said...

Drew PH for Bailey

redsock said...

ass-drew-bull

tim said...

This game should end just in time for west coast hockey to start, beeeeauty.

Meunier said...

K :(

Benjamin said...

Lowell at third looks like he wants to sit down.

L-girl said...

I feel like I should know this already, but Tim, who is your hockey team?

Jere said...

I love it! GDGD says "in play, run(s)," but it's a run scoring double play by Posada! So it's 4-2 but now they're down to their last out.

L-girl said...

Treacherous Tripler, sounds like something out of the 1920s.

Jere said...

And it's over, Yanks lose again, 4-2.

Benjamin said...

Yankees lose.

tim said...

Bruins, naturally L...I'm an all-Boston/New England fan, but come playoffs I like to catch as much as I can - must be a Canadian thing??? I dunno, I love the intensity of the playoffs with the 7-game series and unlimited OT. Also played for ~10 years.

Pepe Lepew said...

Tomorrow is my day off, but it's supposed to snow here :(, so I'm taking kiddo out to watch the Caps and Rangers. Alex Ovechkin is her favourite player.

Benjamin said...

MFYs with the four-game losing streak.

tim said...

As I said:

tim said...

G'day JoSers! Just announcing my arrival, beer in hand. Just got home from 11 hours of tax returns and ready to watch us tear apart this Spider 'pen. Time to catch up on the threads!

Mon Apr 27, 09:02:00 PM

---

So it took 20 minutes. Well good.

redsock said...

we need a double for the cycle this inning

L-girl said...

Definitely a Cdn thing, as well it should be.

B's, of course. :)

Kevin said...

I love how our two slowest runners each have a triple this season, yet our fastest runner does not.

tim said...

Treacherous Tripler, sounds like something out of the 1920s.Something out of a Jere review perhaps?

Jere said...

And they're under .500 at 9-10

L-girl said...

Snowing, omg.

How old is kiddo?

Kevin said...

KC 5, TOR 1, bot 4th

Jere said...

Matthews: sound asleep in recliner.

With asdrubal rolling down chin.

L-girl said...

I was thinking 1940s, a la Splendid Splinter, one of the sillier nicknames.

Pepe Lepew said...

Sabathia 1-2, 4.73 ERA.
That $161 million paying off right away.

tim said...

Definitely a Cdn thing, as well it should be.Tell that to Bettman, we surely need some more expansion teams in Memphis, Las Vegas and maybe even New Orleans!!!

Pepe Lepew said...

Snowing, omg.

How old is kiddo?

They're calling for accumulations of 2 to 4 inches! On April 28th.
She's 9.

Kevin said...

"Sabathia 1-2, 4.73 ERA.
That $161 million paying off right away."

Wake: 2-1, 1.86 ERA, $4M.

I'm going to sit back and admire that stat comparison for a while.

andy said...

asdrubal running down the chin is pretty much what my mind has been trying to get me to say all night.

tim said...

Good news re: Ovechkin, Pepe. Better than that Crosby douche!

Pepe Lepew said...

Wake: 2-1, 1.86 ERA, $4M.

I'm going to sit back and admire that stat comparison for a while.

I feel like Wake has given up, like, 7 hits ... all year.

Benjamin said...

Uh, outs please.

Amy said...

Home for the bottom of the ninth.

SHIT. Come on, Pap. No fucking it up.

L-girl said...

"They're calling for accumulations of 2 to 4 inches! On April 28th."

So unfair.

WTF Bot. Please be more Botlike.

tim said...

Paps just setting up the triple play, no worries.

tim said...

G'day Amy!

And snow...yuck! WTF? its like 75 here now. Supposed to go down for the rest of the week though...

Kevin said...

Erm, Bot, be Bot.

Benjamin said...

Paps remembers he has a slider.

Benjamin said...

Sit.

Amy said...

SNOW? Where?

OK, one away.

tim said...

Single by Big League Choo?

redsock said...

is today's bot b-day?

Kevin said...

That's more like it.

Two more.

Pepe Lepew said...

That's better!
Quit screwing around now.

tim said...

Terrible call there.

Amy said...

It was 89 here at 6 pm.

Benjamin said...

Shit.

tim said...

DeFucker.

L-girl said...

fuckety

Amy said...

GOD DAMN IT. What happened to the BOT? He sure is fallible this year.

redsock said...

dear ump: more gifts, pls

tim said...

Fuckin' Big League Choo with the first run of the night.

Benjamin said...

No, it was a strike.

Kevin said...

Bot, stop doubling your ERA.

Benjamin said...

Sit.

L-girl said...

K!

Amy said...

YAY! Two. One more Pap. One more.

Jere said...

K

Kevin said...

One more.

Pepe Lepew said...

OK, one more. Cleveland's making him work for it.

Kevin said...

KC 6, TOR 1, bot 5

tim said...

hurrrrrrry upppppp pap, hockey has started, end this now. also because its quite frankly annoying not watching you be pap. win now pls. kthx.

Benjamin said...

It's a strike. Quit whining.

Benjamin said...

WATER

L-girl said...

dirty water x 11 !!!

tim said...

Hooray for satellite freezing in pap's windup!

oooo agua.

Kevin said...

WATER

Amy said...

UMM, did anyone else lose their NESN signal for that last out? what happened?

But yay, we win!

tim said...

LOL to Spiders loser music - coldplay's "lost".

Jere said...

our NESN froze and we missed the last out. Those fux.

We could be in first by percentage points at end of night.

Benjamin said...

Yeah, NESN died.

redsock said...

if you're going to ben francisco
be sure to wear assdribble in your hair

L-girl said...

This was fun. Great to win big bashing slugging games and close well-pitched games.

tim said...

K flames-hawks time! night JoS!

Amy said...

Allan: LOL!

Amy said...

Wake our best starter so far?

L-girl said...

I thought it was our cable, but I guess not.

redsock said...

well, i knew amy would get that for sure.

Pepe Lepew said...

SNOW? Where?

OK, one away.

Montana. Big ass storm. They're forecasting a foot of snow at Glacier.

L-girl said...

I'm outta here. Hasta tomorrow!

redsock said...

WAKE - Amy, it's not even remotely close to being close.

Amy said...

Is that a reference to my "seniority?" Or my corny taste in music?? :)

Wow, Pepe, I did not know you were in Montana. How did you get to be a Sox fan? Former NE resident or just a Montanan with good taste?

redsock said...

i'm awarding myself post of the night.

redsock said...

seniority

Amy said...

For the Ben Francsico one? I agree. Made me literally laugh out loud. Ahh, for the 60s and flower children....

Pepe Lepew said...

Wow, I wasn't off by much. Wakefield has given up 16 hits all season!

Amy said...

I love my seniority. Assumed wisdom, actual perspective, and lots of excuses for forgetting things I actually never knew....

Amy said...

I love Wakefield. Always have, always will.

Are we concerned about Pap? Jim Rice isn't, for the record.

Benjamin said...

Papelbon's mechanics seem out of whack. He's relying almost exclusively on his fastball, and his fastball isn't vintage this year.

Pepe Lepew said...

Is that a reference to my "seniority?" Or my corny taste in music?? :)

Wow, Pepe, I did not know you were in Montana. How did you get to be a Sox fan? Former NE resident or just a Montanan with good taste?

Canadian.
In days of yore, a lot of Canadians were big Red Sox fans before the Spos and the BJ's because A) they're close to Canada, and B) they're the anti-Yankees. So, I was raised a Sox fan.

redsock said...

rice is a dolt, but he's probably right this time.

Benjamin said...

Someone should remind Bay that Canadians are supposed to say "eh", not "uhhhh".

Amy said...

OK, then I won't worry about him either. Though I am a bit. His fastball has just not seemed to be scaring them like it has in the past.

Pepe, thanks for the info---I am always curious how it is that people who did not grow up or live in New England get to be Sox fans (since I did not grow up here myself and only became a Sox fan once I did move here back in 75).

OK, good night. Got to go pack.

Benjamin said...

Amusing:

DETROIT -- Derek Jeter logged his 8,103rd career at-bat for the Yankees on Monday, surpassing Mickey Mantle for the most in franchise history.

Jeter stepped in for the milestone at-bat in the top of the first inning at Comerica Park, looking at a called third strike from Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander.

Jeter was informed of his accomplishment on Sunday night after the Yankees' 4-1 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park, but he was nonplussed given the circumstances.

"Is that right? I didn't know that," Jeter said. "We lost, so I can't really care too much."

nixon33 said...

11!

Benjamin said...

and he appeared to receive a gift strike three call on the one batter he retired

Like I pointed out in the game thread, the pitch/fx data disagree.

Toronto loses, so we're in first place by percentages and 0 GB.

L-girl said...

"In days of yore, a lot of Canadians were big Red Sox fans before the Spos and the BJ's because A) they're close to Canada, and B) they're the anti-Yankees. So, I was raised a Sox fan."

In Atlantic Canada, the Red Sox are still the favourite baseball team. People there identify much more with New England (culture, landscape, lifestyle) than with Toronto.

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