April 3, 2009

Red Sox at Mets, 6 PM

Red Sox - 000 100 110 - 3  8  0
Mets - 000 121 00x - 4 7 1
Lester had control troubles (4-3-1-5-4, 83), but managed to Houdini his way out of trouble for the most part.

Manny Delcarmen allowed three hits, two walks and two runs in the fifth and Marcus McBeth threw 38 pitches in the sixth, walking three and allowing a run. Hideki Okajima struck out the side in the seventh and Jonathan Papelbon handled the eighth, but the Sox bats came up short.

The game was delayed by rain for 67 minutes in the top of the sixth and when things started up again, both managers went to their benches.

Chris Carter singled to start the seventh against J.J. Putz, went to third on Gil Velazquez's double and scored on Dusty Brown's groundout to score Boston's second run. In the eighth, Lars Anderson lined a single to center, took second and then third on right-side groundouts, and then scored on Angel Chavez's double down the right field line. Carter struck out to end the threat.

In the ninth, Frod had no trouble with Velazquez, Brown and Josh Reddick.

Earlier in the game, the following batters hit doubles: Pedroia in the first, Drew and Carter in the fourth, and Ellsbury in the fifth. Six of Boston's eight hits were "Baltimore dongs".

***

Amalie Benjamin has tonight's lineup, along with the news that
Kevin Youkilis began the day hitting fourth behind David Ortiz and in front of J.D. Drew, but he was scratched due to an illness. He was replaced by Chris Carter at first base.
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
J.D. Drew, RF
Jason Bay, LF
Mike Lowell, 3B
Chris Carter, 1B
Jed Lowrie, SS
Jason Varitek, C
***

Jacoby Ellsbury:
Even though we have two exhibition games, we look at [Thursday] being the last day of Spring Training. We'll be in New York and traveling. Everyone is excited to get the season going.
Dustin Pedroia:
I think everyone is ready to get out of [Florida] and start the year. We'll go play in New York, kind of get used to travel and stuff like that, and get back to Boston and start it up.
MLB.com will showcase its updated media player with a
free public beta test stream of all four games in the exhibition series that bring the first Major League Baseball action to New York's two newest architectural wonders.
Tonight
Red Sox (Lester) at Mets (Hernandez), 6 PM
Cubs (Lilly) at Yankees (Wang), 7 PM
Saturday
Cubs (Harden) at Yankees (Burnett), 1 PM
Red Sox (Matsuzaka) at Mets (Perez), 1 PM
I remember a previous free trial being a disaster because MLB was unable to handle the traffic of viewers wanting to check out the bells and whistles. That was with a series of games throughout the day; these games will be running at the same time. I hope MLB is better prepared.

***

While talking about the latest improvements to Fenway Park, Larry Lucchino said:
We are told by our engineers and architects that we will be able to play baseball in Fenway Park for the next 40 to 50 years.
I'd rather not ever see the Red Sox play in a different home park. If Lucchino is right, I won't.

***

John Tomase asked Terry Francona if he ever did anything memorable in Shea Stadium.
"I played my only game at third base there. It was the last day of the (1985) season. Hubie (Brooks) didn't want to get an at-bat or something like that. Then they brought Jeff Reardon in and he had a bunch of money riding on a save. I was like, '(Expletive) this.' I didn't want to throw a ball away and cost him $150,000.

Francona had to make one play, cutting across the mound to grab a swinging bunt by Larry Bowa before throwing him out.
Francona and Tomase get some stuff right and some stuff wrong. (Note: It's easy to check this stuff.)

Sunday, October 6, 1985. Last game of the season. Francona took over at third base after Brooks was pinch-run for in the 4th. Tito made three plays from third (not one), all grounders: Larry Bowa to end the fourth, John Christensen to end the fifth, and Ray Knight for the second out in the sixth.

He's right: it was his only game at third base. But when Reardon came into the game in the bottom of the eighth to save Montreal's 2-1 lead, Expos manager Buck Rodgers had Vance Law replace Francona at third. Tito never played behind Reardon in this game. Reardon picked up his 41st save (which led all MLB relievers). No idea about incentives, but with Reardon earning only $850,000 that year, does a $150,000 bonus (for most saves in MLB, maybe?) seem high? It does give him an even million, though.

In his one at-bat, Tito grounded back to the pitcher and was out 1-3.

115 comments:

Woti-woti said...

In the "nicknames I haven't seen before" department, NY Post headline guys call new Yankee Stadium a "monument to greed" as Joel Sherman christens it with the'George Mahal'. Catchy.

nick said...

Sadly I will not be able to watch tonight's game as I'll be off at a concert (Brian Jonestown Massacre and Asteroid #4), but... it's here!

Is Jere at tonight's game? tomorrow's?

nick said...

Oh, and speaking of Field of Dreams, Go Iowa!

James said...

Brian Jonestown put on a truly awesome show. They're a terribly overlooked band. Where are you seeing them?

redsock said...

MLB sez:

Tomorrow's Red Sox vs. Mets exhibition game at Citi Field will be shown locally on MLB Network live beginning at 1:00 p.m. The normal MLB blackout rules have been lifted in this case to allow Red Sox fans the ability to see this game, which will be a simulcast of the WPIX-TV feed from New York.

***

redsock said...

In the "nicknames I haven't seen before" department, NY Post headline guys call new Yankee Stadium a "monument to greed" as Joel Sherman christens it with the 'George Mahal'. Catchy.

I'm going with "New Toilet" for the time being.

redsock said...

Metallica soundboard boot
2009-03-28 - London, UK
(only mp3@128, though)
(this particular link will work today only)

FenFan said...

Metallica fan? Even more reason to visit this site.

I, too, am glad that the Sox have no plans to vacate Fenway Park in my lifetime. The improvements to this band box have been streamline and the experience gets better and better each year. Why spoil that with some cookie-cutter design?

L-girl said...

I think everyone is ready to get out of Florida

As everyone should be.

nick said...

James, they're playing in Northampton, MA tonight. I've wanted to see them since I picked up their first singles from Bomp! in the mid-90s.

You should check out Asteroid #4 from Philly. I'm particularly fond of the first album, but the new one is a good synthesis of the sounds they've been working on the last 10 years. Mining somewhat similar veins of British psych to BJM, but their personnel seem a bit more stable, mentally.

I'm down with New Toilet. BAT (born again toilet). or TRASH (Toilet Remains A Similar Hellhole).

redsock said...

My only exposure to the Brian Jonestown Massacre (as far as I know) was the movie DiG. I did not like it at all.

redsock said...

Hal S.: "small amounts of our tickets might be overpriced".

You don't say.

9casey said...

FenFan said...
Metallica fan? Even more reason to visit this site.



Don't worry he will give you many reasons throughout the season not to visit..




I kid, of course........

seawolvesfan said...

Thanks L-Girl for:

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know i know how!

nick said...

redsock said...

My only exposure to the Brian Jonestown Massacre (as far as I know) was the movie DiG. I did not like it at all.


I think you probably know correctly. They are not something one often accidentally stumbles across and doesn't realize it. Sorry you didn't like DiG, but the Gilmore Girls sendup of it was pretty great.

In response to my previous question: Jere is going to both games and has his usual weather luck.

redsock said...

Don't worry he will give you many reasons throughout the season not to visit..

That's my goal for 2009 -- to drive everyone away from the site.

redsock said...

Oatmeal from Queens!

Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
J.D. Drew, RF
Jason Bay, LF
Mike Lowell, 3B
Chris Carter, 1B
Jed Lowrie, SS
Jason Varitek, C

James said...

I'd head out there, but I'm moving to Brooklyn on Monday, so I can't. Ah well.

I'll check out Asteroid #4.

redsock said...

Stems

Jose Reyes, SS
Daniel Murphy, LF
David Wright, 3B
Carlos Delgado, 1B
Carlos Beltran, CF
Fernando Tatis, RF
Bobby Kielty, DH
Ramon Castro, C
Luis Castillo, 2B

Livan Hernandez, SP

redsock said...

Even on the cheapo setting I have, MLBtv quality looks nice. Love the pop-up box score also.

redsock said...

However, because I am working, the commercials are annoying the fuck out of me.

redsock said...

Mets saddle themselves with Sheffield.

redsock said...

Ellsbury (b) F8
Pedroia (cbfff) popup rf line, falls for ground rule double

redsock said...

Ortiz (bbb) F9 in rcf, big swing, Pedroia to 3rd

redsock said...

Drew (bsbcb) called strike 3.

redsock said...

Reyes (bb) P6.
Murphy (bsbbcf) walked.
Wright (bbsfb - CS2-4/DEAD! ) walked.

@@@

C'mon Sid!

redsock said...

Delgado (bbb

JESUS.

redsock said...

Delgado (bbb) walked, Wright to 2B.

CHRIST!

redsock said...

Farrell visit.

Beltran up.

redsock said...

Beltran (bb

WTF?

redsock said...

Beltran (bbs*s) K swinging.

* half-swing

SOX - 0
NYM - 0

redsock said...

Lester in 1st:

16 balls
9 strikes

Zenslinger said...

And it's on...Fuckin'-A Gameday!

What a wacky first inning. Lester the escape artist returns? 25 pitches, only 9 for strikes. If not for the caught stealing...whew.

redsock said...

Bay (bcf) K swinging
Lowell (c) F7 in lcf
Carter F8 in rcf

redsock said...

Tatis 1st pitch double to LCF
Kielty (bbbccf) 5-3

redsock said...

Castro (bsbff) 6-3, low throw, 3 scoop, no adv

ball 1 to 7 of the first 8 hitters; the other guy doubled on the 1st pitch

redsock said...

Castillo 4-3 (FY range to right)

redsock said...

Lowrie (cb) 4-3

redsock said...

Varitek (ffbb) K looking.

redsock said...

LBJ (bccbb) walked.

Amy said...

Mets and Red Sox on TV! YAY!

redsock said...

FY (bcb - SB by LBJ, weak ass throw skips into CF, LBJ to 3rd -

Zenslinger said...

LBJ to third, eh.

redsock said...

FY (bcb - SB by LBJ, weak ass throw skips into CF, LBJ to 3rd - fb) walked.

redsock said...

Tiz (bbfb) P7 short LF
(Mets pen was up.)

Sox - 000
Mets - 00

vrictare said...

mlb.tv NESN feed not working for anybody else?

redsock said...

Reyes (cb) 6-3
Murphy (bffbbf) walked

redsock said...

mlb.tv NESN feed not working for anybody else?

only the NY feed, i believe.

redsock said...

Wright (cf) K swinging (fastball up).

redsock said...

Delgado (csb) K swinging.

Nice.

9casey said...

Is that Daubach in the booth with Don?

Amy said...

And we score!

redsock said...

Green relieved Hernandez

Drew (c) doubled to right
Bay (cs) 6-3
Lowell (cf) K looking
Carter (bbbc) doubled to deep CF, hit base of wall in dead CF, OF scores
!

Zenslinger said...

Chris Carter with the 2-out RBI. I like that.

redsock said...

oooooooooooh
Shake Shack at Citi?
YUM!

Lowrie 3U.

9casey said...

9casey said...
Is that Daubach in the booth with Don?



Yes it is

redsock said...

Beltran (bbbc) walked.

5th BB for Lester in 14 batters.

redsock said...

Tatis (bbb - SB/no throw - cs) singled to short LF, off SS glove in hole. 1st/3rd.

Zenslinger said...

Yaargh - git th' redhead ouuuuut.

redsock said...

Kielty (bc) singled to LCF, 1-1, 1st/2nd

Pls note this game does not count.

Ish said...

So Don has been told the video feed isn't working... (Hey everyone!) Well, Don, why don't you tell us where the pitches are going? I heard two or three pitches hit the glove and I have no idea if they were balls or strikes. Hmm, Don... Maybe try to act a little like a radio announcer if you KNOW people can't see what's happening.

Tomorrow's Red Sox vs. Mets exhibition game at Citi Field will be shown locally on MLB Network live beginning at 1:00 p.m. The normal MLB blackout rules have been lifted in this case to allow Red Sox fans the ability to see this game, which will be a simulcast of the WPIX-TV feed from New York.

Oh well that's good! Good to know that blackout restrictions apparently mean they usually won't show a game on MLB Network in both local cities even if one of them isn't televising the game. Somebody please tell me how that makes sense.

redsock said...

Castro (bsc) K looking. 2 outs.

redsock said...

ACK - only 1 out.

Ish said...

This is the NESN we all know and love. Choppy picture!

redsock said...

Lester's PC: 25-15-17 25 = 82

Zenslinger said...

C'mon, Papi. We miss you.

redsock said...

White Sox 3-0
Top 2nd vs MFY

redsock said...

oop - CWS 3-2, actually, bot 2nd

Ish said...

You mean Cubs? :>) Not that it matters. Doesn't count anyways.

redsock said...

frick. no bedazzling that time.

redsock said...

yeah yeah whatever.

Ish said...

That's why this is spring training. Tune up!

redsock said...

Or maybe I was looking into the future to July 30's game.....

Ish said...

So are these the away uniforms they'll be using this year or are these still spring unis?

Zenslinger said...

Nice to see you all in the thread.

I said to myself that I sort of wasn't going to get too excited about baseball this year.

Not really working out that way.

Ish said...

I wouldn't mind if your future view was true.

Ish said...

Agreed, Zen. I'm all of a sudden rather excited for Monday. Even Sunday night for opening night, even though it'll be two other teams.

redsock said...

Lester: 4-3-1-5-4; 19 BF, 83 P

redsock said...

I said to myself that I sort of wasn't going to get too excited about baseball this year.

Why would you go and do that?

redsock said...

MDC's GDGD pic is rather unfortunate re his beard.

redsock said...

serious rain in the extended forecast for monday; hope that changes.

Zenslinger said...

MDC...agree. He looks like a deranged Hispanic leprechaun.

Zenslinger said...

MDC...what happened, buddy?

redsock said...

Don't make me hate you, Lil' Manny, the way the others do.

redsock said...

OH FUCK IT --

OUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

SHIT -- OUR PEN IS TOAST.

DOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ish said...

Speaking of rain...

Ish said...

When you said Toast I was looking at the TV and the Remys is on for the rain delay programming and they were showing a clip of Timlin pitching.

redsock said...

MFY and CUBS 4-4 in the 4th

redsock said...

A few amusing nuggets from the SoSH GT:

"Holy crap Orsillo, Green has thrown like, 15 pitches and you STILL think Livan Hernandez is out there? Man, that's bad"

"Darling thinks we still have Craig Hansen in our bullpen. Way to prepare you tool."

"He said something like "St John's product, Devern Hansack, who's been up and down"? My mind froze."

James said...

NESN says "rain delay." It's a Spring exhibition game, just call it already.

redsock said...

we're back -- and the subs are in on both sides.

redsock said...

LARS!

against PUTZ

redsock said...

LARS rips a single to CF. We need hits, boys. Down 4-1 in the 8th. Pound duh Putz.

redsock said...

Sox keep drilling balls at the Mets 1B. One he recovers for a 3U, one kicks over to 2B and the batter is out 3-4-1. Third, by Chavez, gets by down the line for a double, LARS scores, 4-2.

Carter up as tying run.

redsock said...

TV has Mets 4-3

But GDGD and everywhere else has Mets 4-2.

redsock said...

Inflation whips Carter (K), inning over.

redsock said...

Amazing that FNY has had the wrong score on the screen for more than a complete inning.

redsock said...

After oKKKajima fans the side in the 7th, Bot is in for the 8th.

redsock said...

Church (bcbsfffbf) K swinging.

redsock said...

Malo (bc) 6-3.

Ish said...

Is it still 4-2 Mets or is it 4-3 now? I wasn't paying attention and NESN's showing 4-3 Mets.

redsock said...

Evans P5.

BRS: 000 100 01
NYM: 000 121 00

redsock said...

FNY has 4-3 too, but MLB.com has 4-2.

redsock said...

WAIT -- now mlb.com has 4-3.

WTF?

I guess it's 4-3.

AND IT'S FROD TIME!

redsock said...

I guess Brown's 5-3 in the 7th scored Carter?

redsock said...

Shit, one gone.

We need a dusty, brown dong.

redsock said...

If he saves it, will Frod act like he just won Game 7?

redsock said...

Can red dick stroke a dong?

redsock said...

shit.

man i hate that guy.

James said...

I didn't see the end of the game.

Did FROD drop to his knees and scream?

redsock said...

Reddick took strike three and Frod did a little fist pump and raised a knee. He seemed calm, but then he pointed emphatically with both hands TO THE HEAVENS and I believe he yelled.

So, no dropping to his knees, but certainly a reaction that was out of proportion to the actual events.

9casey said...

I know it doesn't count but Delcarmen looked shitty, you have to wonder if his role will diminsh with some very talented guys in the bullpen......

redsock said...

Saito is ahead of MDC and maybe Ram-Ram is, too. Manny can have the 7th (or 6th some days).

Jere said...

To answer Nick's question: I was at the Toilet, will be in Flushing today.

"NY Post headline guys call new Yankee Stadium a "monument to greed" as Joel Sherman christens it with the'George Mahal'."

My quick review: It's the shiny, expensive toy...that you're not allowed to unwrap. Me and the two people I was with felt pretty much like robots at a robot factory that makes robots. And they're both Yankee fans. It's like, "sir, while you're staying at the back of the section since we're not allowing you to enter it, even though it's three hours before an exhibition game, could you please stand back three more feet? We like to keep this area clear...."