April 14, 2009

G8: Athletics 6, Red Sox 5 (12)

Red Sox   - 300 020 000 000 - 5 12  1
Athletics - 500 000 000 001 - 6 11 2
Forget Dice's 1-5-5-2-0, 43 disaster of an inning, after being handed a 3-0 cushion. And don't even ask why Javier Lopez (.2-1-1-3-1, 25 (13 balls)) still has a job in Boston.

Just enjoy the fantastic 10.2-5-0-3-12 line put up by the quintet of Justin Masterson, Manny Delcarmen, Ramon Ramirez, Hideki Okajima and Jonathan Papelbon. (It's the most strikeouts from a Boston bullpen in a game since September 28, 2000.)

And know there is a game tomorrow (well, later today).

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Daisuke Matsuzaka (6.75, 77 ERA+) / Dana Eveland (4.50, 101 ERA+)

In a Extra Bases post, Adam Kilgore has a great line:
If the Red Sox were playing an NFL season, they would be about halfway through the third quarter of the first game.
Then, in a breath of fresh air and progressive thought, he talks about BABIP (and OPS+ and WHIP):
The Red Sox have a .250 batting average on balls put in play. (This means that if you take away home runs, sacrifices, and strikeouts, the Red Sox are batting .250.) The .250 mark is worst in the American League and better than only the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies. The league average is .300. That means the Red Sox have run into some good defense, gotten unlucky, or both in relation to the rest of the majors.
SoSH also has a BABIP thread.

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Lefty Eveland made 29 starts for the A's last year, posting a 4.34 ERA. He also walked 4.1 batters per nine innings (77 in 168 innings), excessive though not quite Diceian (97 in 167.2, 5.0).

BP 2009:
Almost a throw-in as part of the Haren deal, Eveland always showed plenty of potential on a pure stuff level, but he almost ate his way out of both the Milwaukee and Arizona organizations. Although he's still a big guy [6-1, 220], he fit in much better with a team that knows it isn't selling jeans. He pitched like the steal of the century in the first half, putting up a 3.46 ERA in his first 19 starts, but the wheels fell off after the All-Star break, when he posted a six-plus ERA and took a brief trip back to the minors when the Red Sox hammered him for nine runs in two innings [August 2]. ... He's an average, usable starter, which is all that the A's are expecting from him at the back end of their rotation this year.
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Matt from Dirty Watah posted some pictures and audio clips from last night's game. He may have more from tonight's game.

839 comments:

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Benjamin said...

fucking asshole

Jere said...

7 in a row

Benjamin said...

throw fucking strikes

SoSock said...

C'mon Javy - get your shit together

San Francisco Red Sox Fan said...

Lopez! Get a grip.

nick said...

fucking christ.

Benjamin said...

You fuckingest of fucking assholes.

redsock said...

this is fun

Jere said...

you don't walk three guys in the 12th inning. Or you go to a different team.

nixon33 said...

well there's that.

SoSock said...

This is discouraging

Kevin said...

FUCK

Jere said...

i say he gets the popup

nixon33 said...

STR IKE HIM OUT

Benjamin said...

Even if we somehow get through this, we'll still need someone to pitch next inning.

THERE'S TWO

Jere said...

I'll take the K! Nice

nixon33 said...

ONE MORE MOTHERFUCKER

SoSock said...

Suzuki - reminds me of some of our guys.
2 straight walks and he's swing at 1st pitch.
You can't fix stupid.

Jere said...

is Nick Swisher available?

Kevin said...

One more.

SoSock said...

Do I smell a Houdini?

Benjamin said...

FUCK YOU ASSHOLE

San Francisco Red Sox Fan said...

BUCK!! You CUSTOR

Benjamin said...

I hate this shit. Fucking hate this shit.

Kevin said...

FUCK!

Benjamin said...

Good night.

Jere said...

He didn't step on first! NESN not seeming to notice. Is Oakland channel noticing??

nixon33 said...

IVE MADE PEACE WITH THE FACT THAT I HATE THIS TEAM RIGHT NOW

Kevin said...

The pen gives us 10 scoreless innings and we STILL find a way to lose.

redsock said...

oak - on mute, but not even one replay

San Francisco Red Sox Fan said...

Good night all! Drink lots of coffee tomorrow.

nick said...

I can't grumble as much as all of you who stayed up for that moment, but still.

fuckfuck lameass fuck (fuckfuck).

SoSock said...

Shit!
And all those innings by the pen go up in smoke.
I'm up and outta her in about 4 hours so ....
Later

redsock said...

4 replay angles now, none show feet

nixon33 said...

FUCK DICE-K, FUCK THE WBC, FUCK ABREU, FUCK ELLSBURY, FUCK LOPEZ, FUCK HGH, FUCK ME.

Jere said...

His final step, he may have got a front toe on the bag. Remy says, "barely got the front of the bag," but it appeared his final step showed his foot flat on the ground. The actual front of the shoe may have touched the front facing of the bag.

Jere said...

I'm gonna check that play out on the archive tomorrow.

Kevin said...

Caught the replay on ESPN, I'm not fully convinced either way.

Ish said...

I'm glad I conked out in the 8th, it looks like! Woke up at 8 this morning, checked the score on JoS and said out loud to nobody in particular: You've got to be kidding me.

I'm very happy with the bullpen's performance, though. Until J-Lo, of course.

Are we giving Oakland's bullpen credit too? Or is this a case of the Red Sox offense just being asleep again?

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