May 3, 2009

G25: Rays 5, Red Sox 3

Red Sox - 100 000 020 - 3  8  1
Rays - 100 200 11x - 5 10 0
The Rays set a new team record with eight stolen bases (in eight attempts) and Carl Crawford broke his own single-game Rays record with six. Crawford was 4-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored. Down in the #8 spot, Jason Bartlett singled twice and doubled.

[Two lists: Every other instance of a player stealing at least five bases in a game and every team to steal at least eight bases in a game, both since 1954. The team record is 12 and the game has a great linescore!]

Although Penny completed only one perfect inning and allowed at least one Rays runner to second base in the other five, his line was alright (6-6-3-2-8, 110). He got out of a few jams. With runners at second and third in the first, he struck out Pat Burrell and Ben Zobrist. In the third, Crawford was on second with one out and Penny retired Evan Longoria on a fly ball and fanned Carlos Pena.

Crawford began the fifth with a single and stole second. Longoria struck out again (on a very high fastball) and Pena popped to second. After Crawford swiped third, Burrell was caught looking.

The Red Sox threatened to have a big inning in the first. With one out, Dustin Pedroia singled, David Ortiz walked and Kevin Youkilis singled to load the bases. J.D. Drew lined a single off Pena's glove into right field, but, with the sacks still full, Jason Bay struck out and Mike Lowell flew out to left.

After that, Shields (7.1-6-2-2-6, 102) did not give the Sox much of anything -- and the Boston batters helped his pitch count by swinging early in counts. His PC: 30-13-7 16-14-8 6-8 = 102.

Kevin Youkilis drilled a two-run dong to dead center in the eighth to cut the Rays' lead to 4-3. Drew kept it going with a single and Bay walked, but Dan Wheeler got Lowell to pop to short right.

***

Brad Penny (8.66, 59 ERA+) / James Shields (3.74, 132 ERA+)

Red Sox starters have an ugly streak going: they have allowed five runs or more in five consecutive games. Penny will try to end that this afternoon as Boston goes for a split at the Juice Box before heading to New York. ... Shields had a 5.1-9-5-3-2, 101 line in a 5-3 loss to the Red Sox on April 7.

Expected starters for the Yankees series:
Mon 0504 - Lester / Chamberlain
Tue 0505 - Beckett / Burnett
Jason Bay fouled a ball off his left ankle in the second inning last night and left the game after the fifth. He says it's not serious and believes he'll play this afternoon.
I've done it 10 times worse before. It just kind of got me in the right spot, running around on the turf kind of really bothered it. It was more precautionary than anything. It's a contusion, it's not like a hole or anything like that.
Jacoby Ellsbury (who leads the majors with 13 steals) likes to pilfer bags in Tampa.
It has what you call a fast track. Just the opportunity to get on base, and depending on the pitcher, if it's the right situation, I'm going to go. ... The key is that the legs are feeling good. When the legs are feeling good, then the bases come.
David Ortiz has swung at 29.5% of pitches he has seen out of the strike zone this season, much higher than his career average of 18.3%. He has walked 11 times in 24 games -- only 10.6% of his plate appearances, down from 2006 (17.6%), 2007 (16.8%) and 2008 (14.4%).

Tim Wakefield now has 167 wins in a Red Sox uniform. He needs 26 more to become the club's all-time leader.

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Jere said...

Heidi, interviewing a guy who does paintings of ballplayers:

Guy: We do limited editions, have the players sign these....(pointing to signed paintings)

Heidi: Have any of the players you've painted seen your paintings of them?


....

allan said...

Usual lineup with Lugo at SS/9th.

Jere said...

Don...alone!

allan said...

Interesting.

Working but got it in my ear.

Jere said...

solid single for fy

Unknown said...

ortiz needs a hr today...

Jere said...

Papi's barrel breaks off and almost lands on first base.

Unknown said...

When will Buck Martinez learn that our DH's name is not David OAR-tease?

Jere said...

clearly ball 4

Jere said...

"When will Buck Martinez learn that our DH's name is not David OAR-tease?"

I was about to ask if this Q is from yesterday--then I realized, you must be watching on TBS. The rest of us had Buck the last few days on NESN filling in for Remy.

Unknown said...

You are correct. I am watching the game on TBS. NESN doesn't carry the games in South Carolina for some reason (namely stupid broadcasting rights)

Amy said...

Good afternoon. Nice to see two on in the top of the first.

Amy said...

YOUK!!

Jere said...

And I brought this up last year, but ESN's page for Papi DOES show it as "OR-teez." Maybe Buck just insists on saying it that way even though it seems like everybody, including Papi himself, says it or-TEEZ.

Loaded, one out. Begin scorinf.

allan said...

Don doing well.

The Trop has some plinking sound that sounds just like my email notification. I've looked down for new mail about three times this half inning.

Amy said...

So any news on what is wrong with Remy? As soon as I saw how much weight he had lost, I wondered if there was a health problem.

Jere said...

DOn did the usual "get well soon" to Remy, but no further info.

Amy said...

YES!

Jere said...

Yes!!!

1-0 and still loaded.

Unknown said...

How about a Grande Slam here Bay?

Jere said...

So either we scrapped the blue road alts or we just didn't wear them Friday because the Rays wore their blue. Or they're still in the war room figuring out if they should keep the Blue Sox just for those unis.

Amy said...

Well, I will take the run.

Edward Lee said...

Poop.

Jere said...

I'll take the run...but quietly sulk and dwell on what could have been.

Unknown said...

let's just hope bp has solid stuff today

Edward Lee said...

This is going to end well.

Unknown said...

looks like i have my answer already...

Amy said...

Shit, not a great start. When can we cycle Penny out of the rotation?

Jere said...

If you're so unaware that Carl Crawford might steal that you don't even duck when the catcher throws to second, you should think about another job.

Edward Lee said...

If Varitek had nailed Penny with the throw, Crawford would still be at second.

Amy said...

SHIT. Now I wish we had gotten more runs....

Get this Penny out of here. He's not worth the value of his name.

Jere said...

bases loaded one out, and we couldn't add any more runs. Knowing Penny is on the mound!

Benjamin said...

Why must this fat man hurt us so.

Pepe Lepew said...

Shit, not a great start. When can we cycle Penny out of the rotation?

maybe when Dice-K comes back. So far this year, though, that's not an improvement.

Jere said...

I have a qualm with calling this guy "low risk." We risk losing by 100 runs every five days with him on the team. Settle down, $0.01!

Unknown said...

I'm starting to get concerned about Penny's velocity, he's barely hitting 90.

Amy said...

Glad that was foul. Sigh.

Amy said...

We got away lucky that time. Only one run for them also.

Unknown said...

Jam escaped

Score many runs

Jere said...

Theo in the booth

Jere said...

SASAHF

Patrick said...

I hope those two Penny Ks are a sign of things to come.

Pepe Lepew said...

"So many guys can throws change-ups good?"

Amy said...

Epstein still has confidence in Penny.

LBJ on. Too bad there are two out.

Patrick said...

Hahah! Joe called Ellsbury, 'The Igniter'

this is new to me

Amy said...

Got him out? Don't see that too often.

laura k said...

Just popping in to say hi. Listening but not threading.

Patrick said...

Was a good risk to take, considering the two outs.

Jere said...

He looked so safe to me. No replay yet for NESN, what about TBS?

Amy said...

Hi, Laura. Busy day at work? I am leaving soon for the ride home. Will be listening also and not threading!

Jere said...

YES, clearly safe. You could tell instantly. Replay proves it. WHat a fuckjob that ump is. Nowhere near out.

Patrick said...

Joe said he looked safe.

It's hard to believe he is anything but safe, ever.

Amy said...

At least three rehab starts for DiceK...more Penny starts coming, I guess.

Jere said...

In that commercial with the people watching the Sox in a barber shop in the daytime while it's clearly night on the TV, you can hear Orsillo saying " by way of the K".

Unknown said...

no replay (at least I didn't see one) on TBS but I did a self-replay (gotta love DVR) and he looked like he got his hand in there before the tag

Patrick said...

Fuck yeah. Hopefully Penny finally turned the final corner with the Burrell strike out. Let the dominance begin!

Jere said...

How was Jacoby not ripshit pissed after that call? It's almost like the guy gave up on tagging him because he knew it was too late to even do a courtesy tag.

Amy said...

Much better inning for Penny. Perhaps he is now worth more than a nickel.

Unknown said...

That was an improvement.

Jere said...

Theo to Don: "Good luck with the rest of the innings, you'll need it."

allan said...

YES, clearly safe. You could tell instantly. Replay proves it. WHat a fuckjob that ump is. Nowhere near out.
*******************

Let's remember the gift he (or some Sock) got on an SB a few days ago. "Call it even."

allan said...

Who is that, Mazz? Don't ask him anything about "concern" or "worry"? Anothe rinjury and he'll have us finishing in 6th.

Benjamin said...

Bleh.

Benjamin said...

Let's remember the gift he (or some Sock) got on an SB a few days ago. "Call it even."

Bad calls irk me whoever gets them. Umps need to stop injecting themselves into the game by doing a shitty job. (That's what we have Penny for.)

Jere said...

But let's not forget what Bob Mould said:

once you give the gift away there's nothing you can do about it, nothing that you do or say can change the way I feel about it.

laura k said...

Always busy here now. That will happen when you fire 25% of the staff.

Patrick said...

We really need our starters to go deeper into games. Please kick ass, Penny.

Patrick said...

I knew that was an error as soon as I heard the name Lugo.

Unknown said...

i'm glad lugo didn't throw that one, you're not getting crawford out on that hit...

Jere said...

There's no error on that play

Rob said...

Good afternoon, JoS! Hoping Penny keeps it together for six or so and not implode.

Unknown said...

going from a pitchout to a curveball? hmmmm....

Jere said...

I always liked this Penny character...

Patrick said...

fastball command. That's all he needs.

Edward Lee said...

Dunno how juiced the Tampa Bay TV gun is, but they clocked that last pitch at 96.

Unknown said...

Sit

Velocity has definitely improved since the first inning.

Benjamin said...

52 through three. On pace for six+. That'd really be something.

Unknown said...

GD had it at 95

Amy said...

See ya later. Leaving the Cape for western MA.

Rob said...

Ha. Have fun with that, Amy! Not a trip I'd wish on people. Then again that's Massachusetts traffic for ya.

Patrick said...

It feels like this game is cruising.

Patrick said...

This is so crazy! It feels like just this week all of the trees bloomed. Life is green again.

Benjamin said...

Wish I were in western MA. Going to a barbecue south county tonight, though, on one of the islands in the bay.

Jere said...

Remy updates his status.

Rob said...

Patrick are you back in Kingston? The trees really have popped this past week. It's amazing. I've been taking pictures in one place each day to track the progression. Literally in two days the oaks in front of the house here popped.

Patrick said...

Manny would've caught that...

Rob said...

Glad to hear this is the reason Remy's been away. Smart decision to take some time off and fully recover. It can take quite a toll.

Patrick said...

Yeah, I've been in Kingston the past half year.

I finally found the wings your way in Durham you told me about. Only just two days ago.

Edward Lee said...

Why is Penny nibbling against Jason Bartlett?

Patrick said...

This is an unlucky inning for Penny.

Unknown said...

Crap

Rob said...

Patrick, that's good! Did you enjoy it?

I might be going over to Durham tonight, in fact, to meet my sister for dinner at UNH.

Another place I discovered recently is Rocky's Famous Burgers in downtown Newmarket. Very tasty burgers - they even have bison burgers and fried dough, of all things.

Patrick said...

I didn't stop into WyW, but it's on my list now.

Honestly, I am disappointed in Rocky's. I feel like their burgers take a long time to make, and they are pretty underwhelming in flavor.

Lugo giving me an ulcer.

Jere said...

Lugo just go home.

Unknown said...

Fuck you Lugo

Rob said...

I've only had the bison burger which I thought was very flavorful. But I've actually only eaten there once so far, along with a stop in for a fried dough.

Edward Lee said...

Wow, so a 300 lb backup catcher just stole a base on us? Brilliant.

Jere said...

Millicent's pissed.

Patrick said...

Riverworks, across the street from Rocky's, is my favorite resturant/bar. I think their burgers are better, too.

Unknown said...

Can we just eat the rest of Lugo's contract and release him?

Pepe Lepew said...

I've only had the bison burger which I thought was very flavorful. But I've actually only eaten there once so far, along with a stop in for a fried dough.

Oh, you young people with your young colons. I've had to give up all that red meat and fried stuff.

Jere said...

Andy missing young colon talk

Patrick said...

I have a Bartolo Colon, so it's no problem.

Jere said...

Speaking of young colon, didn't COLON win the Cy YOUNG?

Patrick said...

I hate Upton. He's so good.

Patrick said...

I think we are winning this game. In the end.

Patrick said...

nice, mlb audio is faster than the radio.

allan said...

fuckin' rays and their gloves.

allan said...

maybe the jockey can tie it...

allan said...

tie it in the 7th, that is.

Rob said...

Patrick, thanks for the tip on Riverworks!

allan said...

LONGO SASAHE!

Unknown said...

Sit

Edward Lee said...

I'll be happy just as long as Shields is out before the 7th with less than a 2-run lead, at which point the Sox can feast on the soft, delicious underbelly that is the Rays bullpen.

allan said...

tiz is not pleased.

Unknown said...

FIRE

Patrick said...

I really, really love when Drew is hitting.

allan said...

Jays win yet again -- 4-3 over Baltimore.

allan said...

penny at 94 to start the 6th

allan said...

mdc up

allan said...

Penny: 6-6-3-2-8, 110

I'll take it.

allan said...

sox hittres giving shields a helping hand. man.

Patrick said...

First pitch swinging sometimes works in Lowell's favor. It sucks to see it making out against Shields.

Jere said...

okay, crawford's on.

THROW OVER

allan said...

I've heard Mazz for the last two innings -- he's quite good.

Benjamin said...

Nice throw, Tek.

Unknown said...

I'm really getting pissed at all of these stolen bases.

laura k said...

crawford - unbelievable. throwing down the glove to lbj. next time these teams meet, lyndon has to steal 6 times.

Edward Lee said...

Not putting Crawford on base five times would have been a good idea, but it looks like that ship has sailed.

allan said...

he's been up only 4 times, so there's hope to retire him if he bats in the 9th

allan said...

mdp pls

allan said...

OH FER FUCKING FUCK'S SAKE

Jere said...

what the fuck are you doing MDC?

Unknown said...

Dammit

Throw strikes

allan said...

and along came jones.

Jere said...

Edward--he has five steals but two were from one at bat.

Unknown said...

Sit

allan said...

jones: yer welcome, mdc.

Unknown said...

Jam escaped

Time to score some runs

allan said...

... the sheilds can't hold for long, keptin.

Benjamin said...

Heading out. Score some runs while I'm gone.

Jere said...

NESN decided to show an artsy replay on a crucial play because they're stupid--but I noticed Jacoby had a bad slide. Could he have been safe with a normal slide? TBS/Rays people?

allan said...

Time for Tiz to start "doing things".

allan said...

DONG!!!!!!!!!!!

Jere said...

Yeah! And fuck you for assuming you had room Upton

Unknown said...

SWEAT-POWERED!

laura k said...

SWEAT POWERED!!!!

Pepe Lepew said...

We have game sign!

allan said...

ON FIRE!!!

Jere said...

withDrew from Mr. Howell's bank account

laura k said...

Oo good, bring in Wheeler. He can't have two good outings in a row.

Jere said...

I've been saying this for years, but, Charlie Moore, you're not "crazy" just because you say "I'm crazy" all the time.

laura k said...

Time for Canada to save the day

laura k said...

"I've been saying this for years, but, Charlie Moore, you're not "crazy" just because you say "I'm crazy" all the time."

Reminds me of Axl Rose wearing a jacket with REBEL on the back.

Jere said...

okay, single ties it now people

allan said...

BBay

laura k said...

Canada walques and now the doctor will make a house call...

(and I should be working)

allan said...

percival up ... alright!!!

allan said...

ram and useless up

allan said...

gets outs, ram -- we don't want lopez in there for pena (or crawford actually). though short of a lineout DP, we'll see crawford. probably pena. go ram!

allan said...

TIMBER!!!!!!!!!!!

allan said...

why does tek have a right arm again?

allan said...

EAT SHIT JULIO!!!!!!!!!!!

A HUGE PILE OF SHIT

Jere said...

yeah i didn't think so julio

laura k said...

Ugh. Did Lugo have a chance at that?

Unknown said...

FUCK YOU LUGO

laura k said...

Well, I guess not. I posted before I refreshed the thread. Never mind!

laura k said...

"why does tek have a right arm again?"

Because he's our CI.

Unknown said...

"Ugh. Did Lugo have a chance at that?"

If he hadn't made a shitty throw, probably.

allan said...

and no error.

Edward Lee said...

I don't think Nick Green would have made that play either.

allan said...

I still want Lugo to dine on shit.

allan said...

Against "Percy", even our 8-9-1 can get it going.
Close it down, Ram.

Unknown said...

"why does tek have a right arm again?"

Better question: Why is Lugo still on our roster?

laura k said...

6 for 6, that is just insane. So embarrassing.

allan said...

Before today:
Lyndon 13
Crawford 11

Now:
Crawford - 17
Lyndon - 13

!

Jere said...

A good throw beats him on that play--so the average shortstop should make the play.

Unknown said...

Tito needs to pinch hit for Lugo, since he's completely useless.

allan said...

Will Slugo bat?

allan said...

Percival: 8 hits + 3 walks in 6.1 IP this year

allan said...

Christ, this'll be like starting the inning with 2 outs.

allan said...

Black Holes of Suck.

Unknown said...

And Lugo is batting WHY?

Unknown said...

USELESS

allan said...

bloop + blast pls

Jere said...

If Jacoby gets on, we win.

Jere said...

hahaha

allan said...

HAHAHAHH Longo

Edward Lee said...

WTG 40-something fan with a glove.

Jere said...

why did DOn say he'd be kicked out? He didn't reach over. Granted, a good fan lets his guy make the play, but I'm just sayin', he's not ejected Don

Jere said...

shat

Unknown said...

Dammit

laura k said...

clean H20

Jere said...

"will you still love me tomorrow"/various other sad songs on organ.

nixon33 said...

Fucking Lugo, Fucking MDC. Penny wasn't too bad, maybe a hopeful sign?

Jere said...

Looks like the all-time record is 7 stolen bases--both from the pre-modern era.

"Chicago's George Gore steals 7 bases as the Whites beat Providence‚ 12-8. Gore steals second 5 times and 3rd twice‚ scoring 5 runs in 5 trips. This record will be tied only once‚ by Billy Hamilton on August 31‚ 1894. Stolen bases are not an official stat‚ but the Chicago Tribune reports the thefts."

9casey said...

Nick Green is 12-1 in games he started and finished...

Julio Lugo is 0-3 in games he started and finished....

Jere said...

Mariners score 1 in the ninth to send it to 10. Then they score 3 in the 13th to send it to 14.

allan said...

Wow!

And thanks to MLBTV, I'm watching the 15th right now!

allan said...

And no dongs in the 3/3 13th inning.

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