May 1, 2009

G23: Rays 6, Red Sox 2

Red Sox - 001 010 000 - 2  9  0
Rays - 000 060 00x - 6 7 0
Evan Longoria clubbed a grand slam to left and Carlos Pena belted Masterson's next pitch over the wall in right-center. Those two swings turned a 2-1 Boston lead into what became the final score.

Other than slogging through that nine-batter fifth inning -- a bases-loading walk and the two dongs came with two outs -- Masterson (6-6-6-3-6, 105) did quite well. Manny Delcarman and Ramon Ramirez each pitched a scoreless inning.

The Red Sox had their chances in the early innings against Sonnanstine:
1st: 1st/2nd, 1 out, 1 LOB
2nd: 1st/2nd, 1 out, 2 LOB
3rd: scored 1, 3 LOB
Boston left 10 men on base.

***

Justin Masterson (2.70, 187 ERA+) / Andy Sonnanstine (7.78, 63 ERA+)

Ian Browne, MLB.com:
In general, the Red Sox have asked a lot out of their bullpen recently. Starters, with the exception of knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, have not been going deep into games.

The last Boston starter -- aside from Wakefield -- to go as deep as seven innings? Jon Lester, on April 19.
Boston's bullpen has the 2nd lowest bullpen ERA (2.88), but is fourth in innings pitched (75).

In using Javier Lopez for a third consecutive day and then grabbing Jonathan Van Every, Terry Francona avoided calling on Jonathan Papelbon, Hideki Okajima, Manny Delcarmen or Ramon Ramirez in last night's rout. The Red Sox's next off-day is May 11.

Sox vs Sonnanstine: Lowell/Drew/Varitek good -- Pedroia/Ortiz/Youkilis bad.

Rays vs Masterson: Pena: 3-for-6, 2 doubles, home run.

Rays Notes: The 18 straight batters retired by Matt Garza to start last night's game set a franchise record, beating Sonnanstine's 17 batters (Mariners) on August 7, 2008. ... The Rays wear some new alternate jerseys for the first time tonight!

Etc.: The Royals turned six double plays against the Blue Jays last night, tying an AL record. (Oddly, the Royals hit into six DPs less than two weeks ago, on April 21 in Cleveland.)

133 comments:

nixon33 said...

LETS FUCKING WIN, EH? I HATE THE FUCKING RAYS.

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. Jason Varitek, C
9. Julio Lugo, SS

1. B.J. Upton, CF
2. Carl Crawford, LF
3. Evan Longoria, 3B
4. Carlos Pena, 1B
5. Pat Burrell, DH
6. Gabe Gross, RF
7. Akinori Iwamura, 2B
8. Dioner Navarro, C
9. Jason Bartlett, SS

redsock said...

Javier Lopez's ERA:

On 0 Days Rest: 23.62
All Other Outings: 1.80

He's giving up a ton of hits and walks whenever he works, though.

andy said...

Was Pena the only successful ray to bat against the Master? Surely he wasn't the only rays starter to fare well.

It could be worse we could be back 5.5 games coming into tonight.

nixon33 said...

Anyone know whats going on with Remy?

9casey said...

andy said...
Was Pena the only successful ray to bat against the Master? Surely he wasn't the only rays starter to fare well.



Why? it's not like Masterson is 6 year veteran....and last year when he faced them , if i recall he was lights out...

redsock said...

Two starts v FKR last year; 4 runs in 6 innings both times.

redsock said...

how many times will buck say

"yeah, it sure is, don"

or some variation

i say 15

9casey said...

Masterson in the alcs last year
w L ERA G IP H SO
1 0 1.59 5 5.2 4 6

redsock said...

playoffs, yeah!

L-girl said...

Rays b'cast on EI, but... Yay Rogers Sports Net! Coming thru w/ NESN again.

Still no Remy, eh?

Not sure if I can thread tonight. The spacebar on my laptop has decided to stick. I have to hit in really hard to make it work.

My laptop is dying.

nixon33 said...

anyone know whats up with remy?

redsock said...

wow, that's like all 5 nights this week with rogers coming thru!

redsock said...

i think Ei had nesn one of them, though.

Edward Lee said...

Ugh. I so wanted Ortiz to swing on 3-0.

L-girl said...

Nix, no one seems to know.

I wonder if he is recuperating from chemo treatments. I have absolutely no knowledge - DO NOT START A RUMOUR - and hope I am wrong. But that's what I've been wondering.

Edward Lee said...

Oh, Dustin.

redsock said...

that's 2 quick ones for buck

redsock said...

with 3 that half-inning, buck on pace to say "yeah, it sure is, don" an amazing 54 times tonight.

redsock said...

mfy 4, laa 0 (after 1 at the new loo)

redsock said...

jays losing 2-0 to baltimore mid 2nd

9casey said...

The yankees batted around and still no one out

9casey said...

Disregard my last comment....idiot (me)

redsock said...

thanks for the out, bj.

Edward Lee said...

God, these Tampa Bay announcers are unbearable.

redsock said...

dice may start for pawsox on tues -- and make 3 minor starts

redsock said...

my nesn froze

L-girl said...

walque

L-girl said...

Edward Lee, yes, they are! I'm so glad to have NESN tonight, thru this weird Canadian TV thing.

redsock said...

kevin kennedy is a plague unto our ears. and staats leads the whining bridage

redsock said...

a pair is stranded.

redsock said...

3rd out pls. alright?

L-girl said...

"gets out of the inning unscathed"

DRINK!

L-girl said...

SHOW US THE GAME

THE GAME, NESN! THE GAME!!!

L-girl said...

sorry. i really hate it when nesn puts the game in a little box to show us a stupid fluff interview.

L-girl said...

Buck just said it: David ORtiz.

Ish said...

Strange about Remy. At least Masterson's dealing so far. F Train is underway.

redsock said...

time for sweetBAY

L-girl said...

Dear Buck Martinez,

There is no Catch-22 for the pitcher, just two hitters. Please stick to baseball cliches and do not butcher the English language.

Thank you.

RSN, Canada chapter

redsock said...

ballenstine

L-girl said...

Thanks Sonnenstein! (And Bay.)

Walque in a runne

redsock said...

Sox LOB:

1st: 1
2nd: 2
3rd: 3

Ish said...

Won't have 4 in the 4th.

redsock said...

do not doubt the kings of lob!!!

L-girl said...

I do.

L-girl said...

You know Allan, it doesn't look like you're kidding.

fuckingspacebarisdrivingmenuts

redsock said...

the donkey took to upton to school right there. nice quick analysis by buck.

redsock said...

MFY 4, LAA 0 (end 4)
TOR 4, BAL 2 (end 4)

L-girl said...

Dear Charlie Moore

Please go away and don't come back.

Signed,

JoS

Edward Lee said...

So, I assume that when Dice-K gets back, Masterson stays in the rotation and Brad Penny gets taken out behind the shed?

redsock said...

EL: I fuckin hope so.

Penny is also fast becoming the new Face. Bad ump call, error, whatever - he melts.

redsock said...

well hit by slugo

Edward Lee said...

It must be really uncomfortable for Sonnansuck to pitch with such an enormous horseshoe embedded in his backside.

redsock said...

masterson did not settle in in the 1st? he K'd the last 2 guys.

redsock said...

so the sox need masterson to go deep?

52 thru 4.

(when it comes to washing tek's balls, i think buck tops heidi.)

L-girl said...

i really needed that image in my head.

redsock said...

you know, i thought you'd object or throw up or something, but then i said i can't censor myself!

L-girl said...

yooooook

half dong

L-girl said...

i objected and threw up

redsock said...

sweaty baltimore dong

L-girl said...

Love these 2 out rallies...

redsock said...

ooooooooooooooh

fire!

redsock said...

Don: that'll bring john farrell out of the dugout.

Buck: yeah, it sure will, don.

redsock said...

Let's go, JM! DP!

L-girl said...

dp pls

L-girl said...

tagging is everybody?

redsock said...

tek failing as computer/coaching staff extension?

L-girl said...

oh no you dint

redsock said...

where the love for tek's pitch calling genius now?

L-girl said...

oh dear. a masterson meltdown.

redsock said...

kottaras wouldn't stand for this shit.

redsock said...

LAA: 000 006
MFY: 400 00

laa still up.

mattymatty said...

Is it wrong of me to wish pain upon Longoria for celebrating like that after a homer in the fifth inning of a game in May?

Edward Lee said...

In case anybody has forgotten, Andy Sonnanstine is still pitching for Tampa Bay.

L-girl said...

Not anymore he's not.

redsock said...

Howell the Red Sox come back?

Stay tuned!

L-girl said...

It was a bit much. But unless you want to sound like a Yankees fan, it's best not to whine about other teams celebrating, I think.

redsock said...

maybe i missed some of it, but it didn't seem like much of a party

redsock said...

buck has got to be at 7 or 8 now.

nixon33 said...

ant blame masterson, he;s been pitching well, just had a minor meltdown, too bad it killed the happiness of me seeing pettitte's meltdown.

mattymatty said...

Well, I certainly don't want to be compared to a Yankee fan. But he was shaking his fist in the air as he ran up the first base line.

mattymatty said...

Baseball is a strange game. If you'd asked me for the most solid part of the Red Sox before the season started I'd have said the starting pitching. I guess you never know, huh? And, it's early, I know.

L-girl said...

I know, I saw it. I think it's best not to whine about those things. Just MO.

redsock said...

MLBTV comes in late -- I miss 4 pitches.

L-girl said...

I shouldn't say you'd sound like a Yankee fan. I should say you'd sound like Michael Kay.

redsock said...

That's worse. Much worse.

L-girl said...

buh-bye gabe!

L-girl said...

Much worse - right.

9casey said...

mattymatty said...
Well, I certainly don't want to be compared to a Yankee fan. But he was shaking his fist in the air as he ran up the first base line.


I thought he did it quite low key.....and we have a closer who shows a lot of emotion in April

redsock said...

9c = correct

9casey said...

Shit if I just hit a grand slam I would be doing cartwheels....

L-girl said...

Good point 9C. I wish Papelbon would just be cool. I think it makes more of a point when a pitcher smokes the batter and just saunters off.

Just my personal preference tho.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
Good point 9C. I wish Papelbon would just be cool. I think it makes more of a point when a pitcher smokes the batter and just saunters off.

Just my personal preference tho



I agree we spoke of this before.....Like Pedro did..just stare at the guy

L-girl said...

Right. Pedro - Mariano too. (Except against the Red Sox, where he slinks off after blowing the save.)

redsock said...

umm, buck, the rays and red sox did not face each other in the world series last year.

L-girl said...

Oh WS, ALCS, what's the diff. ;)

redsock said...

dong me, flo!

redsock said...

the ol' 653 dp.

fuckin a

L-girl said...

david ORtiz

9casey said...

L-girl said...
Right. Pedro - Mariano too. (Except against the Red Sox, where he slinks off after blowing the save.)



Mo's Classy when he saves a game....

But when he blows one, the bewilderment is hysterical..

redsock said...

percival brought the intangibles.

man.

no remy means i get a nice pbp guy buthave to endure the shit i usually mute from espn.

L-girl said...

Buck, I don't think Joe Maddon is that concerned with Percival's intangibles. He probably is more interested in his pitching abilities.

Buck said even on the DL Percival had an impact! He must be really great.

redsock said...

Buck said even on the DL Percival had an impact!
***

Yeah, by not pitching, he couldn't blow games, so Tampa got more wins.

redsock said...

i will accept the score being 6-4 in one minute.

L-girl said...

"Mo's Classy when he saves a game....

But when he blows one, the bewilderment is hysterical.."

Bewilderment, that's exactly what it is. "How could this be happening... again???"

In my other life I used to like his smile after a save. It's getting to be a long time ago.

redsock said...

i will accept the score being 6-5 in three minutes.

L-girl said...

I'm ready for a Doung, how bout yooo?

Edward Lee said...

Two men on and Dan Wheeler is coming in. I like where this is going.

L-girl said...

What time are the games this weekend?

L-girl said...

"ERA somewhat inflated"

We can change that into just plain huge.

redsock said...

SAT - 7
SUN - 1

wow, close toa K

redsock said...

no, sunday is 1:30

L-girl said...

"red sox strand a pair"

redsock said...

bay taking batting tips from drew

redsock said...

mdc in

masterson: 6-6-6-3-6, 105

redsock said...

LAA: 000 006 3
MFY: 400 000

L-girl said...

I gotta get away from the computer. Enjoy the comeback, everyone.

9casey said...

I was watching that yankee game and pettite came unglued with guys on 1st and 2nd ..kept stepping off and faking to second even threw one to jeter who was at his normal postion, O'neil and Flaherty kept wondering why he was so concerend with a 4 run lead.....turned out they were right..O'neil actually does a nice job in the booth......

9casey said...

Yankees bulpen blows.......How Cashman still has a job is amazing to me....

efd said...

speaking of bullpens that blow - Yankees have scored 4 in the bottom of the eighth, now trail the Angels by just one run.

redsock said...

"they sure are"

redsock said...

wouldn't a bad first month create MORE pressure to defend your pennant rather than less?

redsock said...

RAM TOUGH

L-girl said...

clean water. bah.

[9C, I agree re PO'N in the booth, he's a bright spot. Leiter is good too, don't know if he's around this year.]

redsock said...

mfy down 9-8, bot 9th
first 2 reach.

and my mlbtv is busted. gdgd only

redsock said...

shit - bases loaded, no outs for ny

redsock said...

dumbo up, tying run at 3rd, winning run at 2nd, no outs

redsock said...

jays 8, orioles 4 (final)

efd said...

and Fuentes a pitch away from walking in the tying run

efd said...

...or from just giving up a 2-run single. Blech.

redsock said...

brian fuentes pitching for laa

run(s)

nixon33 said...

And the MFY come back from 5 runs down and win.
Great night of baseball....
FUCK

SoSock said...

LOBotomies SUCK!
My LL team lost a 5 - 6 game Tuesday night after leading the whole way when we walked in the tying and the winning runs in the last inning.
Meanwhile we had left bases loaded in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th innings and 2 on in the 7th.