April 10, 2009

G4: Angels 6, Red Sox 3

Red Sox - 001 000 020 - 3  7  0
Angels - 030 000 30x - 6 10 2
It was a poor night from start to finish.

In the first, Wakefield got the first two outs on only seven pitches. He then loaded the bases on two walks and a HBP, but escaped trouble. In the second, he was in hot water right away. A walk, single, fielder's choice, double and single = a 3-0 LAA lead.

Boston did not have many chances against the Bronx Bonger's brother (6.2-4-1-0-2-8, 101). They had two on with one out in the second, but came up empty. In the third, Jacoby Ellsbury singled with one out, stole second, took third on catcher Jeff Mathis's throwing error, and scored on David Ortiz's sac fly.

Including Ortiz's fly out, Weaver set down 12 of his final 14 batters; no one reached second base until the eighth inning.

At that point, though, Boston trailed 6-1. Justin Masterson took over in the seventh, his third appearance in four days (which also included a cross-country flight). He was not sharp. Bobby Abreu singled and stole second, Vlad Guerrero reached on an infield single, Torii Hunter hit a sac fly, Kendry Morales doubled to right, Gary Matthews was walked intentionally, and Mathis singled in two runs.

With one out in the top of the eighth, Ellsbury singled and Pedroia doubled. Ortiz fanned and Kevin Youkilis reached on an infield single. That hit and Chone Figgins's throwing error scored LBJ and FY, but the Sox bats could do no more.

At 1-3, the Red Sox are now sitting in the dank AL East basement.

***

Tim Wakefield (2008: 4.13, 112 ERA+; Spring 2009: 15 IP, 5.40 ERA) / Jered Weaver (2008: 4.33, 103 ERA+; Spring 2009: 17.1 IP, 5.71 ERA)

Weaver suffered shoulder stiffness and a back strain this spring, but LA manager Mike Scioscia says he's ready to go.
He got up to the mid-90s [last weekend] and got up and down seven times. He should be able to get to 100 pitches easily.
George Kottaras makes his 2009 debut tonight.

Three Game Hitting Stats
Red Sox Batters     24 for 101   .238

Kevin Youkilis 8 for 12 .667
Everybody Else 16 for 89 .180
The Angels will have a moment of silence before the game for rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart, who was killed, along with two other people, in a car accident just after midnight on Thursday morning.

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redsock said...

If all goes well, Andy will be sending pictures and comments from the game tonight.

redsock said...

NY - 2
KC - 0

Dumbo 2-run single

nixon33 said...

it should be 1-1 right now, fucking royals 2nd baseman (whatever his fucking name is) should have goe to second for the force leaving it 1st & 3rd instead of 2nd & 3rd for Posada to drive them in...


EDIT: FUCKING Swisher just drove in another run.. cunt.

nixon33 said...

Also, Ponson sucks.

Jere said...

3-1 NY now.

tim said...

NY playing KC? This should be good for some laughs

tim said...

Other than the inevitable laughs at Toucan Sam on the mound.

tim said...

Ol' mop on for KC.

Ish said...

Full house at Kauffman?

tim said...

Nope, ish, I'm back home for the holiday weekend.

(Kaufman is the name of the building I live in when I'm up at school)

Jere said...

4-1 Canine-Marriers in the 8th

redsock said...

Guess whose facial hair is on twitter?

http://beardoftruth.com/

nixon33 said...

BEARD OF TRUTH> OMG

Zenslinger said...

More drives in two vs. Sonnanstine...2-1 Birds vs. TB.

redsock said...

Just so you know -- Dirt Dogs is content to impersonate CHB:

Too Soon to Panic?

Dice-K Knocked Out Early, Sox Rally Falls Short
Looks Like the WBC Wiped Out Dice-K
Suddenly, Jed Lowrie Is Not Ready for Prime Time
David Ortiz Not Looking So Hot, But He Can't Blame Youk
Bad Omen: Sox Have Not Lost an Opening Series Since '88
Okajima Is What We We Originally Thought He Was
A Very Good Reason Not to Go See the Sox in Anaheim ...

"They're a good team. We'd like to think we are. It will be a long, interesting season." -- Tito after the loss... yep, it could get interesting real quick

***

Zenslinger said...

Dirt Dogs is content to impersonate CHB

Chicken fuckin' Little motherfuckers.

If I'm going to panic, it's not going to be about a couple of losses.

This is baseball. We are in it until September, and Baseball Deities willing, beyond.

We like the journey at least as well as the destination.

As for the rest of life, I wish it made as much sense as baseball! Not much, but just a little...?

I repeat myself when under stress.

I repeat myself when under stress.

I repeat myself when under stress.

It's only caffiene.

tim said...

Wonder if that's a pedroia twitter feed.

nixon33 said...

Dirt Dog Douches.

nixon33 said...

uh... is it 10 yet?

Jere said...

Maybe Silva thought, "Let's see, I'm 99% irrelevant, what single word could I use after THREE games to put me over the top? PANIC!!!!"

nixon33 said...

Does silva do all the goofy photoshop stuff himself or do people contribute?

Benjamin said...

5-1 Os in the 6th. They've quietly put up the #2 OBP in the AL.

tim said...

FINALLY got tickets (at face value) for the Tragically Hip in Kitchener...it's a Canadian sweet-spot thing.

Benjamin said...

Fucking Longoria. 5-3 Os in the top of the 8th.

tim said...

ooooo we get to see the old/"new" jerseys tonight

tim said...

Oh wait, its the road alternates tonight.

L-girl said...

Tragically Hip, an inexplicable Canadian thing... Although not as inexplicable as Barenaked Ladies.

redsock said...

ANDY: "Alternate hanging sox hats tonight"

L-girl said...

Zen, how's that decaf coming along?

redsock said...

Andy pic 01: "Jed is who i was aiming for"

redsock said...

Andy says he's sitting in the first row in the section just past the Angels dugout and will be at all three games.

redsock said...

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. Jed Lowrie, SS
9. George Kottaras, C

1. Chone Figgins, 3B
2. Howie Kendrick, 2B
3. Bobby Abreu, LF
4. Vladimir Guerrero, DH
5. Torii Hunter, CF
6. Kendry Morales, 1B
7. Gary Matthews, RF
8. Jeff Mathis, C
9. Maicer Izturis, SS

tim said...

I enjoy(ed) the first barenaked ladies album, which came out when I was like 6. Everything else after that was pure crap.

There really is something inexplicable about the Hip that makes me have a soft spot for them. Must be their ├╝ber-canadianness. It's just such...cottage music.

L-girl said...

I wonder how many innings I'll be able to stay awake for.

Jere said...

tim--the new gray road jerseys aren't the same as the old, these have the ornate lettering, and of course, cray names on back.

L-girl said...

I could see it being good cottage music.

I don't hate the Hip. They're fine. Just over-rated, but like you said, it's a Canuck thing.

Barenaked Ladies suck!

tim said...

and of course, cray names on back.
:( you had to remind me.

Jere said...

by the way, I meant to say "crappy" names, not cray. That damn P, I need to get it fixed!

Benjamin said...

Fucking Navarro. 5-4 Os with one out in the top of the 9th.

nixon33 said...

didn't the sox wear the "old' jersey's last year for a throwback game or two? I remember it was very early in the season vs toronto as the jays wore their baby blues at home.

Jere said...

we did wear them at San Diego for their 80s night.

L-girl said...

I was wondering about cray. I thought it was gray.

L-girl said...

While I wait for the game to start, there are ads for OHL playoffs. Mississauga vs Brampton. Battle of Peel Region. Whoo-hoo.

Jere said...

on my blog, I can go back and see messed up words and fix. in this fast paced environment, I might have a lot of Ps missing. I need some Flomax for my P problem.

Jere said...

that was sad, they had Drew talking about his old teammate who died, Daryl Kile

L-girl said...

We could all sto ty ing Ps in solidarity.

tim said...

I just thought "cray" was some sort of cool new way of saying "awful" haha

L-girl said...

Uh-oh, Angels announcers. _re_aring myself for Allan bitching...

tim said...

lol - battle of the peel region.

Jere said...

i might be coming up with a lot of those if I lose this P entirely.

L-girl said...

Tim, you're the only _erson here who would appreciate that.

tim said...

those hats...yuck.

Jere said...

showing the Adenhart ceremony now

tim said...

battle of the eel region?

Amy said...

Evening all, so sad to watch this ceremony for Adenhart.

Benjamin said...

FKR - 100 000 021 - 4 09 0
BAL - 200 030 00X - 5 11 0

Jere said...

what's andy wearing?

L-girl said...

It's very sad that he died so young, but these cheesey videos, and fans with signs "now you are an angel" is nauseating.

tim said...

yeah, this is sad.

is that penny with the hiked up socks? if so, yes!

L-girl said...

I'll ask Andy what he's wearing...

Benjamin said...

GDGD literally says "Delayed (Ceremony)".

Jere said...

"GDGD literally says "Delayed (Ceremony)"."

See the comments from post below this one--second time today!

Amy said...

Still typing on the netbook, but getting my laptop back tomorrow, in working order, I hope. But I guess I am doing as well as Jere. I seem to be able to type P.

tim said...

Yeah, did you see that one sign...

"Now [sic] your pitching for god"

Wow.

L-girl said...

eel region, where great sushi comes from?

L-girl said...

Oo, I like these unis. (Except for the names.)

Jere said...

I can't believe they said "play ball" right after the moment of silence--just like in The Natural when they scatter the guy's ashes from a plane over the field and then the ump yells Play Ball!!!

tim said...

only the finest lake ontario mutated carp sushi!

L-girl said...

Pitching for god, how revolting - and complete with misspelled "your".

L-girl said...

Face Jr on the mound.

Ish said...

I like the uniforms too. Minus the damn hanging socks cap.

tim said...

Jerseys are nice, sans the names and hats.

tim said...

Sorry to break it to you redsock, but this game is Remy-free on NESN as well!

Amy said...

He really reminds of his brother. Hope his pitching is as ineffective.

L-girl said...

Allan is home today b/c it's a holiday, but I haven't seen him yet. He's freaking out about something. Computer-related, I believe.

tim said...

Balls.

Benjamin said...

Well that inning sucked.

L-girl said...

Remy free? Who's on?

Amy said...

Has anyone noticed how much weight Remy has lost?

Any word from Andy yet?

Benjamin said...

Sean McAdam, supposedly.

tim said...

Apparently remy is under the weather, so they're having a variety of people (who am I kidding - its going to be all guys, obviously. eye roll.) didn't catch whose on now.

tim said...

yup, McAdam.

oh, "under the weather" was supposed to be in quotes.

anyway game 4 and already in tim fashion - going to eat dessert and watch on the big tv for an inning or two...be back soon!

good start for timmeh

L-girl said...

Here's Allan now. Not threading, but watching the game next to me.

L-girl said...

ANDY:

Grey sweatshirt hooded, regular style blue red sox hat kinda old. My wife is wearing all blue with a hat. We are about 7 people from the end of the field side seats just on the outfield side of the angels dugout. Section 108 seats 3 and 4.

L-girl said...

Amy, there's a pic above from Andy. But Allan's having problems now and can't get any more pics up for a while.

"Under the weather" in quotes? About some people that means drunk or hungover, but I don't know what it means in this case.

L-girl said...

crap!

nixon33 said...

I like non-remy braodcasts. no rem-douche

Jere said...

and we're out of it

L-girl said...

yoooooook

Jere said...

Youk with a cheapie. Bats still shattering like crazy this year.

nixon33 said...

what is the black preston diamond patch they are wearing on the sleeve for?

Jere said...

Preston Gomez, who also died in a car accident--Angels exec who used to be a manager.

Jere said...

i liked the solid contact by Lowell

Benjamin said...

GDGD's really shitting the bed tonight.

9casey said...

Those hats are awful.......I still think they look like testicles...

L-girl said...

When did he die? During the off-season?

9casey said...

I can think of only 3 , but does anyone know how many players have died during the season? morbid question, I just realized that..

Jere said...

9: There is a site called thedeadballera dot com which tells a lot about baseball deaths.

Jere said...

Yes Preston died a few months ago

Jere said...

Ray Chapman comes to mind immediately

L-girl said...

There's a lot more than 3, I think. Ray Chapman, for one - the guy who died being hit by a pitch.

The two Cleveland players in the boating accident.

Corey Lidle

Munson

Daryl Kile

Allan says Varitek died during the '07 season

Jere said...

okay, NESN, when the pitcher throws to his left, it means you have to cut to the shot of first base.

9casey said...

L-girl said...


Corey Lidle


He died after the season right?

Jere said...

Josh Hancock was in-season, too

nixon33 said...

watching wake pitch is nothing short of slow torture.
FREE BUCHHOLZ

Jere said...

Lidle was days after the season ended for his team, but during the playoffs. And he almost hit ME with his plane.

Jere said...

Rexy in the booth with DO

tim said...

Back after the shitstorm. This Rex Huddler fellow sounds like hes a womanizer.

nixon33 said...

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/indepth/baseball-tragicdeaths.html

L-girl said...

I typed that comment a long time ago. Having a major computer delay.

Here he is! Our neighbour George Kottaras.

9casey said...

Steve Olin and Tim Crews
Spring training is usually a time of renewal, but it was time of mourning in 1993 when both these Cleveland Indians pitchers were killed in a boating accident

Jere said...

My friend raved about Rex Hudler after the way he interacted with the crowd at Yankee Stadium once when he was a center fielder.

Benjamin said...

Tek could've done that.

9casey said...

2 strange ones:

Len Koenecke
After being thrown off an American Airlines flight for being too drunk, the Brooklyn Dodgers outfielder, who looked like he was going to be thrown off the team at the end of the season, boarded a charter flight in Detroit and started a fight in the cockpit while the plane is in the air, over Toronto. After a wild battle, the pilot kills Koenecke by hitting him over the head with a small fire extinguisher.



Ed Morris
A fish fry in this 32-year-old pitcher's honour turned deadly after he passed away from stab wounds to the chest sustained during a fight. Morris pitched one season for the Cubs before joining the Boston Red Sox for another three years. He won a combined 33 games from 1928-29.

Jere said...

Quick "triple" for JE

Ish said...

That's the second time a throw has been errant trying to gun down Laura's boy.

Jere said...

Two guys have died at sea, I think. One was leading a double life and on a boat from NY to Boston, from one family to another. They think he jumped off.

Meunier said...

C'mon Papi!

nixon33 said...

REX: TAKE A BREATH BIG GUY

Jere said...

if that tarp shot had been wider, we woulda seen Andy

Benjamin said...

Nix, is that Hamburgler Joba?

L-girl said...

Lidle, during playoffs, but I figured that counted too. Plus he almost hit Jere.

Computer working again.

And my boy crosses the plate. Yay.

Jere said...

Papi is smokin the ball 2nite.

YOu can see how Rex would be able to charm a crowd--even the bleacher creatures

Jere said...

speedy dustin. I'd get an RBI single if I was you, Youk

L-girl said...

Jere, that story about a double life, jumped off a boat, that's wild.

Allan is musing about a Boston manager who killed himself during the season. 19-oh-something.

I'm posting for 2 now, you see.

L-girl said...

Len Koenecke, what year was that? Crazy story.

nixon33 said...

Benjamin, Joba indeed. someone over at SoSH made it cause of the shirt joba was wearing in the pic. yes, he's actually wearing that shirt, the shirt is not photoshopped!

Jere said...

Rex: And then I got down on one knee, and asked Torii if he'd spend the rest of his life with me

Jere said...

He's talking about Stahl -- "it drove me to it, boys." I forget what year the ship jump was. Old school, though.

L-girl said...

Wow, I'm really missing something not having NESN.

nixon33 said...

too funny jere

L-girl said...

Yeah, Chick Stahl, right?

Old school, now there's an imprecise term for ya. People call me old school.

Jere said...

Len "Let's roll" Koenecke?

Jere said...

Well, I just meant it wasn't a Carnival Cruise Ship he jumed off

L-girl said...

Angels announcers acting like Kottaras is catching the knuckler for the 1st time ever.

L-girl said...

Ha, yeah, that makes sense. (Carnival Crooze)

Jere said...

Wake's back on the fuck train. Hey, was that term used the last 2 games?

Jere said...

It's just hitting me now that Tim Crews's name is boat related in a way.

L-girl said...

I saw fuck train used in a thread this week and didn't know what it was.

I mean, I could guess, but it was new to me.

tim said...

Tim is back and talking in the third person, ready to saddle up on the fuck train!

tim said...

haha, multiple fuck train comments - jos telepathy is in action!

L-girl said...

I remember sick jokes about Crews' name at the time.

L-girl said...

AA-OO-GA! AA-OO-GA! Angels announcers just said Red Sox are clearly better team than the Yankees. You heard it here folks.

tim said...

How's Shawn Figgins doin' today?

Jere said...

Don, come on, wait til the out is made b4 proclaiming it an out. And Drew...try harder to not get tagged.

Amy said...

Just catching up. Wincing over Allan's comment about Tek's death in 2007...

tim said...

This Rex dude really does sound like a crowd charmer (a.k.a. bullshit artist)

tim said...

He's got so many stories, I feel that if he mixes in something thats completely untrue it will blend right in.

"It's hard enough to help my wife father four" - Rex

Why is your wife fathering??? :P

Amy said...

God, who is this guy on NESN and what the hell is he talking about??

Jere said...

He charmed that wife o' his at least four times

tim said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA

Rex goes on a fucking ramble for 10 minutes and takes a breather.

Don: ".....3-2 to Lowell."

Jere said...

Longtime major leaguer and current Angels announcer Sexy Rexy Hulder

L-girl said...

His wife father four?!?! Ha ha.

L-girl said...

What a night not to have NESN. Sounds very entertaining.

Jere said...

Hey did you people notice Mike Lowell's new at bat music on TV last series?

Amy said...

I think that was the most annoying ramble I have heard from an announcer. He just went on and on and on.

And if Don says Remy is "under the weather" one more time, I will start doubting that he is really sick.

L-girl said...

I didn't hear it on this broadcast. What was it?

Jere said...

Remy slept through the alarm is what happened

Amy said...

You mean what did he say? I have no clue...he just kept talking and talking. AND he still is. Now talking about Schilling. Don sounds quite lethargic in comparison.

Jere said...

Lowell switched from Sabbath's Iron Man to Bombtrack by Rage Against the Machine.

He's half Cuban, half Puerto Rican, and half white guy from the suburbs.

L-girl said...

That was re Lowell's music

Amy said...

Three halves, Jere? How does that work?

L-girl said...

Amy, I was asking about Lowell's music, not what Rex Hudler said. :)

Jere said...

The problem with Rex is that while he talks as much as a Bill Lee or Denis Leary type, he's just a little too serious so that Don can't just laugh and let him go.

Jere said...

Amy, Lowell's a man and a half, you didn't know?

Amy said...

Yes, sorry, Laura. My thread skills are rusty. Need to get back into shape!

tim said...

NESN just went to commercial playing Truckin' (Grateful Dead) - awesome.

Jere said...

Don, way to go, he says. As if Don had been the guest!

nixon33 said...

Don looked psyched that his visit to the booth was over. WOW

Amy said...

Well, he does play third base, so I guess that makes sense.

L-girl said...

Andy's mom saw him on TV.

Jere said...

I did see a gray sweatshirt, but no hat. It was a crowd closeup that felt third-basey.

Jere said...

oh no Ken Rosenthal

Amy said...

I assume Andy's mom saw Andy, not Lowell or Rex. Boy, I do need a refresher course.

Jere said...

Kottaras single. Or as ProJo calls him, "Kotteras."

L-girl said...

No problem Amy :)

Yay, hit for Kottaras!

tim said...

Fuckin Shit!

Jere said...

They actually doubled up Jacobo Arbenz. Well, less Rosenthal anyway.

tim said...

Just got word on those Hip tickets I scored, couple seats over from the sound booth - aka, best seats in the house (IMO) - I'm just stoked because they're face value, not scalped.

/digress

nixon33 said...

Dreamboat needs to hit. Jesus...

L-girl said...

My computer's fucking up again, plus it's too late for me, so I'm outta here. Allan may soon appear...

G'night all, see you soon.

tim said...

Wonder if the Angels jerseys are like 100000000 thread count. Everyone seems fatter than normal in them. Especially Abreu.

Jere said...

So who's policing us?

tim said...

Night L! Good having you back for threading, see ya soon!

Amy said...

I am off to bed. Two late nights in a row and traveling too many miles makes staying up for a west coast game too difficult. See you all another day.

tim said...

It's all about anarchy Jere.

tim said...

Houdini, commence.

nixon33 said...

uh oh.

Jere said...

gets the popup!

nixon33 said...

GIDP PLEASE

tim said...

He should've let it drop to turn a DP

:P

Jere said...

gets another popup!!

nixon33 said...

COME ONE ONE MORE POP UP!

tim said...

Jere said...

gets the popup!


3/3 on ps there, nice!

tim said...

Timmeh Houdini!

nixon33 said...

HOLY CHRIST

Patrick said...

That's what our offense feels like to me. It's so nice to see it happen to another team.

Jere said...

I've been checking my Ps... had to when writing popup

Bases loaded no out jam--gotten out of. Gotta take advantage now.

nixon33 said...

OK linuep WAKE UP FOR WAKE

tim said...

Runs please.

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