May 5, 2009

G27: Red Sox 7, Yankees 3

Red Sox - 400 000 021 - 7  8  1
Yankees - 003 000 000 - 3 10 1
The first five Red Sox batters hit safely against Chamberlain -- Ellsbury single (and stolen base), Pedroia single, Ortiz RBI single, Bay 3-run home run, Lowell single -- before Joba (5.2-6-4-2-12, 108) settled down.


Beckett (6-10-3-1-5, 108), Okajima (6 batters, 6 outs) and Saito (a perfect ninth) made sure those four runs were enough on a rainy night in the Bronx.

Chamberlain benefited from a very wide strike zone and became only the fifth pitcher since 1900 to strike out at least 12 batters in 5.2 or fewer innings. Nine of his 12 strikeouts were on called strike threes.

In the fifth, at the same time he was dispalying such finesse, Joba drilled Bay in the back. It was obvious retaliation for Bay's first-inning dong, but the umpires did nothing. Beckett chose not to seek revenge tonight.

The Red Sox have won their first five games of the 2009 season against the Yankees. The only other seasons in which that has happened? 1912 and 1985.

In 1912, the Red Sox went 19-2 against the Yankees, winning their first 14 games against New York, including four victories in three days in mid-June by scores of 15-8, 11-3, 13-2 and 10-3. In 1985, Boston won the first five meetings, then dropped the remaining eight.

The Red Sox and Yankees will meet again at Fenway Park on June 9-10-11. The next series at Yankee Stadium is scheduled for August 6-7-8-9.

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Josh Beckett (7.22, 70 ERA+) / Joba Chamberlain (3.13, 103 ERA+)

Beckett's last two starts have been crummy: 9.2 innings, 20 hits, 15 runs, 7 walks, 11 strikeouts, 13.97 ERA. Only Chien-Ming Wang would be pleased (giddy, even) at that level of performance [sic].

His season BABIP is .338, so there he's had some bad luck here and there. Mostly, though, he needs to start pitching again. Maybe tonight's match-up will inspire him.

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Ish said...

Eck: What a game this is huh? You make a pitch like that, the guy swings like that, and he gets a base hit.

That does make baseball awesome and maddening depending on what side of the ball you're on.

SoSock said...

GDGD - singles on a soft ground ball to P... ?
Classic swinging bunt?

Jere said...

check swing hit, but now Matsui flies to center

SoSock said...

check swing and a damn hit, eh?

With 2 K's and that for a hit I do believe
Beckett's Ass > Tush's Era

redsock said...

dogs have been out this whole time. now it's dark, still laying out in the grass!

Jere said...

12 strikeouts without throwing a strike, go figure

mattymatty said...

What an asshat Chamberpot is. I'm surprised Youk's beard didn't leap off his face and charge the mound.

Ish said...

Rain falling quite a bit. Maybe it could hold off until Beckett can come out and plunk a guy then pull out the tarp.

redsock said...

tek makes 3rd out
beckett out
drills cano and/or swisher
tarp
official game called
sox win

A Conformer said...

Evening all.

Grant Salzano said...

I'd really like this game to be called for rain, not just to win, but to see the Yankee fans get Epicpissed(TM).

redsock said...

sup ofer.

Ish said...

Unfortunately this game will never be called by rain with just a one-run defecit.

Ish said...

Hey Ofer.

Grant Salzano said...

Just one flash of lightning is all it would take...

heng brothers said...

Eck after he's thought mic has been cut: "Varitek's gonna... hit .200 again this year."

redsock said...

that's a strike ump, ya methhead

Benjamin said...

WTB a consistent strikezone. Will offer Joba's mom's meth.

redsock said...

i'm surprised dud did not get thrown out on a ground rule double.

redsock said...

jeemer up

redsock said...

come on josh - this guy is no hitter

redsock said...

buckett needs dirt -- mfy fans pissed

Jere said...

Tell me when Kay starts talking about how impressive the grounds crew is.

SoSock said...

On-field delay - rain?

redsock said...

"drying agent" on mound and plate area

Jere said...

fixing the mound

Ish said...

Beckett must be taking some pride in making the Yankee grounds crew put more dirt on the mound.

Jere said...
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redsock said...

enuff with the painting

Ish said...

Eck, on not being sure of whether you'll slip or not with your landing foot: "It's not conducive to painting."

Love that guy.

Jere said...

Eck: They'd HAVE to pinch hit for that piece of shit Molina

redsock said...

joba zone strike!!!

Kevin said...

Sit

andy said...

Game called after this inning? stankees got their chance to score and didn't so over.

SoSock said...

big out

andy said...

Kay just said that Sox games are so long always because of Tek going to the mound.

andy said...

I'm sure Wakefield games are longer because the ball goes slower.

Jere said...

haha. "YOu'd think with a $200 million salary they'd have somebody o the bench."

redsock said...

better get molina after all this talk about how shitty he is

andy said...

Molina was punched out.

redsock said...

gumball being yook at first!!!!!!!!

Jere said...

Molina never had a chance.

Now let's pull away.

A Conformer said...

6 IP, 3 runs in the end for Beckett. Acceptable, I guess. How did he look?

Ish said...

BAAAHAHAHA MOLINA is like a moped being bogged down by a fat guy riding it.

SoSock said...

ADIOS!

andy said...

Eck is like Joe Biden.

Jere said...

the rain let up though. But it is supposed to start up again.

Kevin said...

Alright time to tear this shitty excuse for a bullpen to shreds.

Ish said...

Jere did Eck actually refer to him as a piece of shit?

andy said...

I think they should just call it. Both starters had their game. Call it now.

SoSock said...

OK, I really do wish we'd put in that 15 minute call now.
Lizard or no lizard, a little insurance would be nice.

Jere said...

"Jere did Eck actually refer to him as a piece of shit?"

The point was he was suggesting it.

But the later it gets, the more of a chance Eck says something that could get him....never called back to do this again.

redsock said...

eck: he finally caught one!

andy said...

Why would you change out pitchers after 2 batters and an unproven guy is coming up? This is why you use Swisher as a pitcher.

andy said...

I would like to watch a game in a suite with Eck.

andy said...

Thank god he brought in the Van Every Specialist.

andy said...

Game almost got away there.

Jere said...

we should do that next year. Get a Legends Suite--and demand Eck.

Ish said...

Looks like the rain has let up.

andy said...

That looked real good there. DP needs to swing.

Ish said...

FY Special!

redsock said...

i vote millar for the suite.

andy said...

Kay, "that pesky Pedroia."

Jere said...

FYnds the corner

redsock said...

i want some good times, flo

Jere said...

I don't think Millar has reached Legends Suite status, though maybe after he stops playing....

andy said...

Millar would be better in the bleachers.

SoSock said...

Damn
Original 1 thru 5 hitters - 6 for 12. New #2 and 6 thru 9 - 0 for 13.

Now Petey makes it 7 for 13.

Jere said...

AlbaladA-hole up.

Ish said...

Eck: Aboladejo.
Don: On Cinco de Mayo.

redsock said...

we'll buy him a ticket -- he's just a guest!

redsock said...

fuck you spike, i hope you catch a cold.

andy said...

Holy shit that was funny. I stumbled over what you wrote a few times Jere.

SoSock said...

Correction - new #1 & 6-9

andy said...

ish that is even better. I can't believe Don said that.

Ish said...

My Dad burst out laughing and said "Ohhhhh Spike Lee. He looks like such a dork."

andy said...

Coke is on, well, coke. We stay right here to honor america says kay. If I get up to get something to drink am I gonna get kicked out of my house?

andy said...

Hey it's fucking raining out here. Call the fucking game already.

redsock said...

andy - nice.

actually, gotta give spike a little credit for still being there. gettin' his $2500 worth...

andy said...

Somehow the lady on tv lost her finger tips and a foot or leg to nicotine? If anyone has YES, what the fuck?

redsock said...

drill CI and call it a night

Jere said...

Eck has trouble with "collectible" for 2nd straight night. He's so sure the word is gonna be "collector" until that pesky B rears its ugly head.

andy said...

Hey my wife is pregnant. Lookin like a boy. Too early to tell.

Ish said...

Andy I went on a ten minute tirade on my drive home about how the Red Sox radio broadcast aired the national anthem. Doesn't make sense! Why why why why why!!! If they don't do they get kicked out??

andy said...

Collectorble. Awesome.

Jere said...

Yeah, but Spike's really just selling that stupid hat. (It actually is a hat his company created.)

redsock said...

only 3/5 of a real hit

Ish said...

Andy on NESN they have a lawfirm that specializes in class action lawsuits. You know. If you or a loved one have been injured or died, call these guys.

andy said...

It solidifies more and more for me that new yorkers or at least the yankees contingent believe that the 9/11 attack was actually just aimed at New York City not the country as a whole.

SoSock said...

Jeemer

Ish said...

Andy - exactly. You don't hear of the national anthem being aired for every game at Nationals Park... In WASHINGTON......

Ish said...

Jeemer won't be plunking anyone.

redsock said...

thanks, judas

Jere said...

hahaahha


weeeak!!!

Ish said...

Damon's reaction to that whole play was PRICELESS.

SoSock said...

Noodle arm - noodle bat

andy said...

So what do we all think about joba's k's? So many were looking, disproportionate right?

redsock said...

he got some calls,but the sox just stood there and took 'em inning after inning.

andy said...

come the fuck on it's pouring.

Ish said...

Don actually bothers to relay the announced attendance of 46k+

andy said...

NY cop is telling beckett something interesting.

Jere said...

Andy, see my 9:02 comment

Jere said...

Also, Andy, did you ever see where I posted a screen shot of you from Anaheim?

andy said...

Oh yeah the propoganda on ESPN last night was equally offset by one of those guys calling the yankers out on their stadium's flaws.

andy said...

I did and I need to upload the screenshot i took off the tv when I got home from the friday night game. I think you saw it.

andy said...

they zoomed right in on me my wife and the two angels fans next to us. We were on the 3rd base line. I think you commented.

Ish said...

TRUPED. For a moment.

Jere said...

Yeah Mark that's gone! Way outta here!

redsock said...

almost gone, you idiots in the stands!!!!

chief said...

Tex looks like he's taking a dump and it's not going well.

Jere said...

oh, no I don't think I saw you in that game--just on every pitch of the next game.

SoSock said...

So far I'm really liking the Tush Era.

Ish said...

Ball goes back up toward the NESN booth. Eck: Whoa. I was so locked into this TV set here, it coulda hit me in the back of the head! I always thought we were too far back to get them up here.

Don: Guess again.

Jere said...

how does Matsui hit with a four-hour erection?

redsock said...

that was a fun day. andy texting L at work, L posting his comments, andy emailing me, me emailing jere's comment and instructions to stand up to andy ...

Jere said...

WTP. Almost.

redsock said...

warnign track power from shemp

andy said...

Im not sure what you mean Jere but I can tell you how I would bat with a 4 hour erection.

andy said...

Yeah that whole day was my favorite of all time. Those other obvious days were more stressful. The game day was awesome the whole way through, I think we lost but I really can't remember it. The score never registered with me all game.

redsock said...

i would love to write about a tour of shemp's porn palace. what doe she have, how much? rarities. etc. i should call larry flynt.

Jere said...

that's cuz you were busy filming every batter!

andy said...

Chevy player of the game poll now. Joba and Damon on there. If they go on to lose how dumb are those polls?

Jere said...

Imagine Ira Glass narrating a Matsui porn segment.

andy said...

You were too busy watching me, or my torso at least. I have a sexy torso.

redsock said...

arod would not have had that.

Jere said...

yeah that poll is dumb--I saw some of their game vs LAA and the Yanks weren't down by too much and all four choices were Angels! Nice to see them get a little more confidence against their rivals...

Kevin said...

That's a start

andy said...

Demarlo Hale is a joyless bastard.

SoSock said...

We'll take it

Ish said...

BAAAAHAHAHAHA Bay exacting revenge! Sloowwwwwly and surely.

redsock said...

L'arceny

Jere said...

Bay creating offence.

redsock said...

Albaladongo?

andy said...

Bay will always be remembered for being part of that 3 way deal that moved manny, says kay.

I actually forgot until he said that.

Ish said...

Do you pronounce the g in that? Dongo? It looks like you should.

andy said...

Haha cuz he's canadian

redsock said...

choco rain

Jere said...

I need a deep to semi-deep fly ball!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

Stick it up their ass, Gumball.

andy said...

Ooh bernie williams concert tonight after the game. Everyone tune in.

Ish said...

Albaladingodongomango throwing 80mph intentional balls. Why so hard? Lol.

Kevin said...

Gumball, make 'em pay.

andy said...

There will be 46k+ in attendance at the concert.

Jere said...

lookin for a DP. Ya think Eck? Think maybe that's why they walked him inentionally?

redsock said...

Get me some mp3s of Bernie, I'll post them next off day

SoSock said...

OK bottom half - time to produce. And you don't even need an actual hit - just produce dammit!

andy said...

Bernie will play only different renditions of America the Beautiful and the National Anthem.

Jere said...

error, IBB, HBP.

redsock said...

Stick it up their ass, Cap'n.

Ish said...

Captain Dingle Dongle?

A Conformer said...

Make them pay, G-ball.

andy said...

I will see what I can do Allan. Jere get in on this.

Ish said...

Bernie will play only different renditions of America the Beautiful and the National Anthem. - Naturally.

SoSock said...

HBP!

Jere said...

Bernie was supposed to play at a concert at Fenway I went to a few years ago. But he backed out day of!

redsock said...

shoulda PH kot

andy said...

He homers here i lose my 4 hour erection.

SoSock said...

GDGD shows pitch #2 all the way in the other batter's box

Amy said...

Tek GS? or Tek gidp....?

COME ON, JASON!

redsock said...

bernie plays jazz like joba's mom is straight edge

Amy said...

I get the opposite reaction, Andy. Well, sort of.

Jere said...

"GDGD shows pitch #2 all the way in the other batter's box"

the one at Citi Field I believe.

andy said...

Tek is washed up and it's not even late june yet.

redsock said...

seriously - do hardcore mfy fans trade peanuthead bootlegs???

andy said...

I lose my erection because the squirrel will have lost his nuts.

nick said...

tek channeling boggs?

Amy said...

I will take the sac fly.

Jere said...

yes Tek! that's the run we wanted

Ish said...

Semi-truped.

And Andy gets to keep his hard-on.

redsock said...

that totally works.

SoSock said...

I SEE RUN(s) !!!!

Ish said...

Don: The Red Sox get a run without the benefit of a hit.

Do we drink to this? I say yes.

Kevin said...

Since it's Tek, I'm satisfied with that.

Not ecstatic, but satisfied.

nick said...

trying to figure out how bad this rain is. will they play the 9th?

Jere said...

testes musca domestica

andy said...

This thing is starting to hurt. I hope someone hits a HR here.

SoSock said...

Tek's sac keeps Andy hard!

redsock said...

i am drinking when don uses words with vowels.

Ish said...

Eck can't see why Molina was hurting. I can't either. He just got grazed! You're a manly man.

andy said...

Is it wrong of me that I laughed maniacally when I saw molina get hit live?

andy said...

Eck is the anti-kay

Amy said...

GREEN!

nick said...

soon you'll be typing without vowels.

green!

andy said...

Green is no longer.

Ish said...

You must be incredibly sloshed right now, Allan. And yet you can still type!

Go Green!

Living a greener lifestyle? /Sterling

andy said...

Bring in the next asshole Joe!

Benjamin said...

Loving the non-Lugo era.

Kevin said...

Run(s)!

andy said...

I certainly am.

Jere said...

sweet

Ish said...

Andy - I laughed out loud and said HA HA HA when Molina got hit.

SoSock said...

Boy that ass-chewing I gave 'em really brought out the best in the bottom half, didn't it?
Or maybe it's just this shitty pen :)

Benjamin said...

Chocolate Rain in.

andy said...

Ok this commercial is about how nicotine cuts off the circulation to the extremities and eh lost most of her finger tips and a leg. What the fuck still? That is ultra rare and most likely was caused by an underlying condition.

Second pitching change for Van Every.

redsock said...

i think spike is pitching the 9th

Jere said...

covering his hat now! Stupid Spike.

andy said...

Next thing you know there will be a shift for VE

Ish said...

You know it's bad news in New York when the only "celebrity" they could find is Spike Lee - so they show him three times throughout the course of the game. He somewhat resembles a rodent.

andy said...

Where is he? YES isn't saying anything about him. I guess kay is a bigger celeb then spike.

nick said...

just sayin'.

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