April 29, 2009

G21: Red Sox 6, Spiders 5 (10)

Red Sox - 000 002 030 1 - 6 10  1
Spiders - 210 200 000 0 - 5 8 1
Jonathan Van Every's first major league home run -- a solo shot to dead center off Jensen Lewis in the top of the 10th inning -- was the difference tonight.

Lester (6-7-5-3-7, 109) struggled through four innings, putting Boston in a 5-0 hole. Stymied by Carmona for 5.2 innings -- the Cleveland lefty retired 12 in a row at one point -- the Sox battled back. With two outs in the sixth, Jason Bay walked and Mike Lowell and Jason Varitek followed with back-to-back doubles. 5-2.

In the eighth, Lowell singled with one out, Varitek singled, Jeff Bailey reached on an infield error (bases loaded), Van Every singled (5-3), pinch-hitter J.D. Drew drove in a run with a fielder's choice (5-4), and Jacoby Ellsbury's third single of the night tied the game at 5-5.

Relievers Hideki Ojakima and Manny Delcarmen handed out four walks and a HBP in the eighth and ninth, but escaped untouched. With two out in the eighth, Jeemer walked Mark DeRosa and Ben Francisco and hit Kelly Shoppach, but got Grady Sizemore to line out to Van Every in right. JVE recorded the first out in that inning with a fully prone dive into foul territory to snare Ryan Garko's pop up.

MDC walked two men in the ninth, but got Jhonny Peralta looking to send the game to extras. After Van E was Van E, Jonathan Papelbon got the save. Ellsbury chased a DeRosa fly to deep left center. Francisco singled, but Bot snuffed both Shoppach and Sizemore on strikes.

The Royals win over the Blue Jays means Boston is back in first place, by .015 percentage points over Toronto.

On to Tampa Bay!

***

Jon Lester (4.88, 103 ERA+) / Fausto Carmona (7.36, 66 ERA+)

Kevin Youkilis, showing professional restraint last night:
We didn't lose the game on that play. There were other opportunities. It's all right. We'll go back out tomorrow and play another game.
From Joe Posnanski's SI article I quoted earlier today:
The gentle relief pitcher for the Royals, Dan Quisenberry, wrote a poem about his manager Dick Howser, the refrain being Howser's quote for every occasion: "Piss on it." That was Howser's answer for losses, for slumps, for bad pitching performances, for anything gone wrong. Piss on it. Get 'em tomorrow.
13 wins in the first 20 games of the season. That's .650 baseball -- a 105-win pace.

A bad loss? Piss on it.

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Jere said...

Carmona, not Drew, in the game tonight.

redsock said...

Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Jason Bay, LF
Mike Lowell, 3B
Jason Varitek, C
Jeff Bailey, 1B
Jonathan Van Every, RF
Nick Green, SS

Grady Sizemore, CF
Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B
Victor Martinez, C
Shin-Soo Choo, RF
Ryan Garko, 1B
Jhonny Peralta, SS
Mark DeRosa, 3B
Ben Francisco, LF
Kelly Shoppach, DH

Jere said...

Lineup temporarily cured of Swine FLugo.

redsock said...

EI has tried to fuck me over for the last 2 nights, giving my the CLE feed. Luckily, I was able to find NESN on one of the Rogers regional stations.

Don't make me have to get lucky a third night.

I WANT NESN on 474!

redsock said...

NESN!!!!

that + my lucky 2003 red shorts with white hearts = victory

Patrick said...

As joe just put it, neither team deserved to win last night.

Benjamin said...

that + my lucky 2003 red shorts with white hearts = victory

I blame them for that DP dp.

redsock said...

pfft. you're two-timing me with the sosh game thread, aren't you?

9casey said...

redsock said...
NESN!!!!

that + my lucky 2003 red shorts with white hearts = victory



There's a vision I didn't need......

redsock said...

fine, i'll keep the jpg to myself

9casey said...

redsock said...
fine, i'll keep the jpg to myself




F'in funny

Benjamin said...

pfft. you're two-timing me with the sosh game thread, aren't you?

Making dinner, actually.

9casey said...

2 hits in the first and only get to the cleanup guy , you have to love double plays...

Jere said...

Two E-1s on 2 consec. defensive plays

Patrick said...

Another hit turned moot.

Patrick said...

guffaw!

redsock said...

fuck - bad leap?

Patrick said...

I haven't seen Lester command the zone much this year.

Jere said...

Ellsbury shoulda had it. Just jumped a split sec too early. This defense is horse patch.

redsock said...

no don - swinging at 7 of 21 pitches is not aggressive

Patrick said...

Let Mike Lowell time begin!

A Conformer said...

I have a feeling my almost-namesake (Carmona) is gonna get killed tonight.

redsock said...

2-out magic from green?

Patrick said...

Let's just never swing.

redsock said...

Time for the Jet to take off!!!

Jere said...

well he's thrown a lot of pitches.

A Conformer said...

Shit. 2 innings, 5 baserunners, 0 runs.

redsock said...

18 minute wait for lester

redsock said...

great ... now i'm singing that fucking supertramp song they played during the pitching coach visit.

Jere said...

DeRosa Records dong. (You have to be a vinyl collector in western Connecticut to get reference.)

A Conformer said...

Who died and made DeRosa Pujols?

Jere said...

I've never even wondered what's the most pickoffs in a game by one pitcher until right now.

redsock said...

Tippy Martinez of the O's picked off 3 guys in one inning (Jays, I think)

Jere said...

Tigers with a scrotum fly, 1-0. Joba: 2 hits, 2 walks early.

A Conformer said...

Tippy Martinez of the O's picked off 3 guys in one inning (Jays, I think)That must be one of the craziest stats I've ever heard. He picked off the side?1?

redsock said...

plus i think it was the 10th inning

i am reading pearlman's clemens book and there is a story of billy loading the bases, getting pissed and picking off the guy at third, then at second, then at first, ending the inning. i assume pearlman did his homework and it's true.

Jere said...

In a major league game?

redsock said...

TCM? No. Junior college, I think.

Jere said...

Tigers leave em loaded (Joba did not pick off all 3 runners), 1-0 Det after 3.

Jere said...

Yeah I feel like we woulda remembered that.

A Conformer said...

From Wikipedia: Martinez may be best known for picking off three Toronto Blue Jays off first base in one inning during an August 24, 1983 game at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium. The Orioles, having replaced both their starting catcher and his backup while rallying to tie the game in the ninth inning, entered the tenth with reserve infielder Lenn Sakata in the game at catcher. Three consecutive Blue Jays hitters reached first base and each one, thinking it would be easy to steal a base on Sakata, took a big lead. Martinez picked off all three baserunners and then became the winning pitcher when the Orioles won the game on Sakata's home run in the bottom of the tenth.

Jere said...

Still, after the first two pickoffs, the guy on first would have to be sound asleep, especially since he's right handed.

Jere said...

Hey! The hat-changing old man in the front row! I forgot about him. This inning's color is yellow apparently.

A Conformer said...

Plus the fact that that Sakata dude ended the game with a walkoff homerun makes the whole story even crazier. It's the cool thing about baseball.

redsock said...

How about that! That's one correct factoid that remains stuck in my brain.

A Conformer said...

Shit, can't let DeRosa bat with men on base.

redsock said...

drum guy's glasses are seriously out of date. i wore shit like that in 1982.

redsock said...

wihff

Jere said...

way to get outta that Sid

redsock said...

August 28, 1909, 1st game of DH

Washington pitcher Bill Gray walked 7 straight batters in the second inning.

redsock said...

so when does the carmona meltdown begin, exactly?

Jere said...

4-1 NY

Jere said...

Bill Wight and Jerry Garvin each picked off 4 in a game. That's the most since 54. If I used P-I correctly.

redsock said...

fucking shit vac

Ish said...

Good evening everyone. Threading from the living room! My sister bought an Acer netbook today and gave me her laptop. It's slow as sludge but hopefully I'll be able to at least watch the games with my dad here in the living room and thread with JoS.

Ish said...

Allan, did you not put my "piss on it" comment through? Ha ha ha.

redsock said...

was that you mentioning pissing on my face? :>)

well, it was a name i did not know and i figured it was a fairly rude first hello, so ....

A Conformer said...

Man, of the Sox rotation, the 1-2-3 pitchers started the year fairly bad, the new #5 pitcher has been really bad, and the team still has a .650 mark. Interesting. Especially considering that the star DH's only dong so far is his own one.

Ish said...

Ohh! I guess I must have wrote that on the new laptop with my sister's name! Oops.

Upon further review I also thought I should leave things like that to Andy. :>)

Jere said...

Yanks got 7 in the 4th. Now Swisher has HRed for the second straight inning, 8-1.

Ish said...

Suppose I'll turn the MFY on the little TV.

Ish said...

Ouch! 8-1??? Not a good evening shaping up so far for us.

redsock said...

F the MFY. I hope Greinke beats the Jays.

Jere said...

run

redsock said...

Dr. Being Dr.

Ish said...

Looking up the game thread, there has actually been a case of the swine flu reported in my county here in southern Maine. Scary but also as far as I can see it seems to be different from the "normal" flu rather than something a lot worse. Scary, yes. Concerned, yes. But I'm not crazy scared of it. Yet.

And oh look! Dr. Doubles has arrived at the ballpark!

Jere said...

eh, this country could use a good thinning-out. If only there was a virus that hit just the people who don't use their signal, text while driving, etc.

Jere said...

yeah Tek!!!!

Patrick said...

I'm liking this two out rally.

A Conformer said...

Runs. I like runs.

Jere said...

Tek actually got a double on a ground ball that wasn't down the line

redsock said...

gumball could make it very interesting

A Conformer said...

About the flu: I wouldn't be too concerned about it here in the US. I am fairly worried about my friends over at Mexico. It's a whole different situation there.

redsock said...

the globe and mail is totally out of control with flu hysteria, all out of proportion to the true threat to any one person.

Ish said...

eh, this country could use a good thinning-out. If only there was a virus that hit just the people who don't use their signal, text while driving, etc. -- That would really thin it out, wouldn't it?

Jere said...

The Daily News posted an "worst case scenario" article, but did it as if it were already here.

Jere said...

"That would really thin it out, wouldn't it?"

Yeah, we'd be like the Carmoniacs.

A Conformer said...

the globe and mail is totally out of control with flu hysteria, all out of proportion to the true threat to any one person.US media. Mass hysteria is their bread and butter.

Patrick said...

Meanwhile Lester is getting shit ish together.

Patrick said...

his ish together*

A Conformer said...

Time to change the course of this game.

Patrick said...

Let us hope this protection of the Cleveland bullpen comes back to bite Wedge.

Patrick said...

Is it just me, or does Green get hit by a pitch all the time?!

Jere said...

Nick leads league in HBP

Jere said...

tying run up

redsock said...

more 2 out stuff

tiz can tie it!

A Conformer said...

We need clutch Papi.

Patrick said...

We need clutch Papi.Indeed. We need BIG Papi.

redsock said...

L is home and says hi.

A Conformer said...

Hi, Laura

Jere said...

he shoulda spun around on the last one for the hell of it

nixon33 said...

OK CUT THE SHIT, SCORE SOME CUNTY RUNS MOTHERFUCKERS.

Jere said...

tying run on again. Or so Castig told me--Verizon seems to have died. All channels black.

redsock said...

yook ph?

Jere said...

ok I'm back.

nixon33 said...

Can we have Yukalisp pinch hit?

Joe Grav said...

lets go gumball

nixon33 said...

LAY INTO ONE KIDDO

Joe Grav said...

BYAH

Jere said...

everybody's safe. thank you Surfer Rosa

nixon33 said...

OK! I"LL TAKE IT!

Joe Grav said...

"Trying to get too much done at once and gets nothing done." -Don Orsillo

amazing

describes my life right now! lol

A Conformer said...

Now this is fucking interesting

Joe Grav said...

Keep the line moving

Jere said...

getting closer......

nixon33 said...

HOLY SHIZER

redsock said...

TITO SENDING IN A FIRE

Ish said...

Just finished with a late dinner. Grilled chicken with orzo pasta and pesto. Very tasty.

redsock said...

bailey and van every say
WE WILL NOT GO QUIETLY

Ish said...

All night so far 3 runs felt like so much! Now all of a sudden it feels much closer! A well placed hit can tie it!

Joe Grav said...

that worx

Ish said...

Drew grounds into the double play but Captain Planet cleans out Brak Brak!

Jere said...

one more now

Joe Grav said...

hoolio

Jere said...

how bout a two run triple?

Ish said...

How about he at least dunks one into right? OR UP THE MIDDLE!!!

Joe Grav said...

trybe tyme???

Jere said...

TIED! He left that pitch in the zone...was supposed to be a waste

nixon33 said...

DREAMBOAT!

redsock said...

L says she is the good luck charm

I'm sorry I thought LBJ was overmatchjed there

Ish said...

It's still not Tribe Time!

Amy said...

Hahaha! I get "home", and the Sox tie the score! We did it again!

Jere said...

Toronto down early to Pro-Zack

redsock said...

the best news?

LOPEZ HAS ALREADY PITCHED IN THIS GAME

Joe Grav said...

Acceptable inning

Jere said...

ANd whenever Ish links to that, I link to this.

Joe Grav said...

baseball<3

Joe Grav said...

MDC

Ish said...

Wondering when Greinke will allow an earned run. Anything yet? Like to see him keep the streak going as far as he can.

redsock said...

KC 4-2 after 3

Jere said...

yes two ER

Ish said...

Well then. Sort of reminds me of that high school pitcher who had a four GAME hitless streak.

Joe Grav said...

!

Jere said...

This Van's a rockin!

Ish said...

Van Superman!

Jere said...

His palm is still on the ground

Amy said...

Nice catch!

So lots of subs in tonight for the regulars, it seems. Well, three, if you count Lugo as the regular and Green as a sub.

Ish said...

By way of the K!

Jere said...

elevate AND by way of the K

redsock said...

somked

nixon33 said...

Van Buren boy showing his gang signs!

Kevin said...

So, this is a pretty interesting little game we have going on here.

I see Tito figured out (for now) that you're supposed to use your shitty pitcher when you're behind and your good pitchers when you're tied or ahead.

Ish said...

MDC looks hurt.

Benjamin said...

Sack up, MDC.

Joe Grav said...

WTFMDC

nixon33 said...

John "Throw Fucking Strikes" Ferrell out for a visit.

Ish said...

Sticking with him with the gimpy leg.

nixon33 said...

Did MDC get hurt, hit? I missed it threading.
what happened?

Jere said...

small victory: Yanks up 8-1 going bottom 9, yet are forced to go to Mo with two outs. 8-3, 2 on.

Jere said...

ANd the dude hits a three run dong off Mo! 8-6, but unfortunately, 2 out in ninth.

Benjamin said...

Bleh.

Ish said...

Yanks hang on 8-6.

redsock said...

repeat of the sox 2nd
2 outs
BB, BB, HBP

LBJ k back then

Ish said...

Funny watching the Yankees jump around after they won... Keep in mind they almost blew a 7 run lead.

Ish said...

I feel like someone told Don he needs to amp up his calls a little more. He's sounded somewhat more animated the last couple of nights.

Joe Grav said...

bah

nixon33 said...

is MDC wincing the sign that he's hurt? Is that what everyone is picking up on?

nixon33 said...

HOLY FUCK!

Benjamin said...

RUNS PLEASE

Amy said...

Phew!

redsock said...

wh - FUCKING - ew

Ish said...

MDC SQUEAKS out of that one!

nixon33 said...

VAN BUREN BOY WITH THE GANG SIGNS MOFOS!

Jere said...

ok, now lotsa runs

Kevin said...

Jam escaped.

Score runs

A Conformer said...

Phew, only an almost meltdown for MDC.

And now, runs!

Benjamin said...

if (inning.end) { alert("runs, please"); };
if (!event.good) { alert("bleh"); }

A Conformer said...

BTW, all three games in this series have gone into the 9th inning tied, and none have gone extras yet. Let's see what this one brings.

Benjamin said...

Took him 31 pitches, though.

Ish said...

Nix, MDC was landing very gingerly on the left leg and shaking it about. Seemed like it was bothering him. He wasn't really wincing though. As far as the Red Sox seem to be concerned, however, he's not hurt.

nixon33 said...

DAVID ORPLEASE

nixon33 said...

THANKS ISH!

Benjamin said...

Grady Sizemore, diving unnecessarily since 2004.

Ish said...

Remy: "Delcarmen love that action."

I think he said that. I love hearing parts of things.

Ish said...

Only a stiff wind blows in Thunder Bay.

Joe Grav said...

yuck

Amy said...

NO RUNS TO BE SCORED.

Ish said...

Yovani Gallardo for the Brewers hit a home run and struck out 11 Pirates today... His dong was it! The Brewers won 1-0.

Kevin said...

Alright, don't score runs.

Let's keep it tied this time, shall we?

heng brothers said...

Fuck. Tito is doing it again.

Joe Grav said...

BYEBYE

Joe Grav said...

assdribble

Benjamin said...

I don't have a lot of confidence in Okajima this year, but I don't have so very much in Papelbon either.

Okajima and Lopez aren't even in the same league, though inexplicably they're playing on the same team.

Joe Grav said...

wow okis splits have never been that dramatic

Jere said...

i'm singing the Okee Dokee along with that drumbeat

Joe Grav said...

O






K





A



....

etc

Joe Grav said...

don't get excited, crowd

Ish said...

It's hilarious just how excited they did get. But then again so would the Fenway crowd.

Ish said...

Of course a ball hit that far would be more interesting because the CF would be racing back to chase it down at Fenway.

SoSock said...

Damn. Missed it!
I was at the bar where the MFYs were on the big screen and keeping up with the Sox score on the ticker.
When I left they were down by 3. I get home and we've tied it.
good times

Amy said...

Uch, could we stop walking people please? At least there are two outs, but still...

Kevin said...

Throw strikes.

Benjamin said...

NOW RUNS

WE NEED RUNS

Ish said...

OVERTIME! Thanks, DokiJeemer!

Amy said...

And again I say, Phew.

SCORE SEVERAL RUNS.

Kevin said...

Sit

Score runs

Meunier said...

OVERTIME

SoSock said...

OKEY - DOKEY!

Jere said...

This "vote for the greatest moment" contest isn't weighted toward one moment or anything....

Benjamin said...

VAN AVERY!

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