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.

***

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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nixon33 said...

I've won 4 in a row at the Stadium(s).
KEEP THE STREAK GOING.

Jere said...

Seriously, Josh needs to take the ball and throw and not be all tentative and crap.

Posada to the DL.

redsock said...

Ellsbury, CF
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Bay, LF
Lowell, 3B
Drew, RF
Bailey, 1B
Varitek, C
Green, SS

Jeter, SS
Damon, LF
Teixeira, 1B
Matsui, DH
Cano, 2B
Swisher, RF
Cabrera, CF
Pena, 3B
Molina, C

girlanachronism said...

I always love to see an excuse to re-post that animated .gif.

OrlandoSox said...

what exactly was josh saying there? and who was it directed at?

redsock said...

The post in which it first appeared.

redsock said...

EB has Dice updates from Pawtucket:
10 pitches to retire the side in the 1st. K, K, P4. Hit 91-mph on the McCoy gun.

9casey said...

The tarp is off

Jere said...

After 8:

Texas: 1 R on 9 H

Seattle: 1 R on 1 H (and they didn't get the hit in the inning when they scored their run)

I wonder what's the most a team's been outhit by in a loss...

Jere said...

I meant "outhit by in a WIN". But hey, in a loss, too, what the hell.

Jere said...

CC on New Loo:

"This park's gonna be around for the rest of a lot of these guys' careers."

So he's thinking 14, 15 years?

Jere said...

Ooh! 2 hits for Texas, so it's

Tex 1 11 1
Sea 1 1 0

in the ninth.

Jere said...

Pedroia's average is .30F5 according to NESN.

Jere said...

I searched the P-I and I see only one team had at least 25 hits and no more than 8 runs. And that was a loss! Expos with 8 runs on 25 hits, lose to Brewers, 11 runs on 13 hits, in 21 innings. So the Brewers were outhit by 12 and won.

Jere said...

First two guys on! Where is everybody? (Not at the park!)

redsock said...

I see the yanks have erected a statute of jeter at shortstop.

wait - that's him?

Kevin said...

This appears promising.

redsock said...

FLO

Jere said...

Yeah, we're kicking Joba's Meth-spawn ass!

Kevin said...

Papi getting back to form.

1-0 us

redsock said...

biggest start of his life -- with momma on his mind

!

redsock said...

BAT DOUNG HOIMRE

Jere said...

THUNDER!!!!!!!

Ish said...

THUNDER BAY!!!

Dear me that was CRUSHED.

redsock said...

BAY = YANKEE KILLRE

Edward Lee said...

BOOM.

Kevin said...

HELL FUCKIN YES!!!

redsock said...

BAY = YANKEE KILLRE

Jere said...

That's Yankee uniform killer!

Grant Salzano said...

Yahtzee.

redsock said...

we love job-ba
clap clap clapclapclap

redsock said...

WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

are they booing yet?

Jere said...

Knock him out in the first!

Crys-tal meth!
crys-tal meth!

redsock said...

does eck call everything a "cutter"?

Kevin said...

5 batters, 5 hits, 4 runs, 0 outs

Me likey

Jere said...

Oh Don.....

Edward Lee said...

Fans are most definitely booing (not many, but they are clearly audible).

Ish said...

Allan, it's either a curve, cheese, gas, or a cutter.

During Pedro games Joe Castiglione would call almost everything a cutter.

"There's a strike with a uh.... a cutter..."

Patrick said...

Which Beckett are we going to see?

redsock said...

rough beginning for the drunk tank yank

Ish said...

Don: Chamberlain in the dugout trying to figure out what just happened.

Well... Do you want the short or the long version? Okay so this one night in February in Lincoln, Nebraska, Joba's mother...

Jere said...

redsock, did you see the linescore from '89 when the Dodgers scored 1 run on 20 hits?

redsock said...

dodgers: is that my expos game?

Amy said...

Wow, another game that I join a bit late, and we are ahead already---this time by four runs!

Very cool. I take it Bay hit a HR after Papi drove in 2?

Kevin said...

SIT

redsock said...

lbj single
pedroia single
ortiz single, rbi
bay 3-run hr
lowell single
drew lined out rf
bailey 143 dp

Edward Lee said...

Interesting pitch selection so far. 7/8 fastballs to Jeter and Damon, then 3/4 curveballs to Portugal-boy.

Amy said...

Thanks for the recap, Allan.

redsock said...

lbj hit was right up middle
fy was to jeter's right, he looked like he was running underwater
tiz lined to cf, towards rcf
bay -- crushed to left
lowell -- again to jetes's right

Jere said...

yes Expos--you were at that game? Why don't I remember that?

redsock said...

22 inning game!

cmon josh pitch, asshole

redsock said...

i've mentioned it a few times in posts over the years -- best game i ever saw (in person).

Jere said...

Texas got to 1 on 13, but now are at 3/15, still top 10.

Jere said...

3-0 on Tek

redsock said...

eck says he has no idea how close joba was to his mom -- does he even bothering reading the papers???

Amy said...

Don't be too impressed with yourself, Joba. Anyone can strike out Tek.

Jere said...

Texas now 7 R, 16 H--gonna look like a normal game now. I'll always remember it was 1 on 13. Always until I forget about it later tonight at some point.

Jere said...

good job there--rain's comin'!

Kevin said...

Hey, a strikeout that was actually a strikeout, as opposed to the last one.

Ish said...

Mouse >>>>>>>> Touch Pad

Ish said...

Don: "Jacoby looking up into the rain drops..."

Jere said...

ya got it out of the infield, Swish.

Ish said...

Surprised Swish didn't fist pump.

Edward Lee said...

Beckett's bender is pretty sick right now.

Jere said...

I've become fully comfortable with the touch pad. What was that referring to? Oh, back to your own, and your sis had TP?

Edward Lee said...

Beckett's fastball, on the other hand, is all over the place so far.

Jere said...

Thanks for makin it easy, Milk. He's baserunning intolerant

Patrick said...

Beckett's fastball, on the other hand, is all over the place so far.Since opening day, he hasn't had both working in the same game.

Ish said...

My sister got a netbook, gave me her old laptop. Windows apparently was not "genuine" and it was acting real slow and stupidly, so I installed Ubuntu Linux instead and got rid of windows.

Right now I brought my mouse from my desktop computer and plugged it into the laptop. It plugs into the front of my desktop so it's an easy switch. Not like I'm going to be using both at once!

redsock said...

baserunning intolerant -- heh heh

Ish said...

I liked that too.

Jere said...

haha Joba

redsock said...

Joba is E-1

Patrick said...

Papi dong time!

Ish said...

I don't understand why it's even a question as to whether Joba should be in the rotation or the bullpen. He throws 92 this year as a starter. 92 with meh command - plus it makes his off-speed stuff less devastating than 95-100 fastballs to beware of.

Don just had an original thought! First time I've heard an original thought from Don regarding baseball! Ever!

Don: I think if you're a pitcher and you commit and error and the runner scores, it should be an earned run.

Patrick said...

Papi K time!

Ish said...

I feel like Eck brings out more in Don than Remy does.

Patrick said...

I heard Don present that argument before.

Ish said...

Now you're just spoiling the party, Patrick. :P

Jere said...

I said this as a a joke last night, but Don really should talk more about pitching stuff to get Eck involved, because when he does, it's funny and also informative.

Ish said...

Eck: This is gas masterson with a circle change!

redsock said...

jere, i found a neat new site thanks to a link at cardboard gods. baseballchronicle.com. i think i'm going to write about that 22 inning game for them

Ish said...

NESN panning the empty seats...

andy said...

Ok so I just tuned in. YES had two commercials that made me gag and feel like I just had an enema.

After decades of greatness the greatness comes to a new stadium. I paraphrased.

Bernie Williams is having a concert on YES. What the holy fuck?

Ish said...

See Ellsbury could afford to dive at that one. He misses it, and STILL holds Molina to a single. Haha fat douche.

Jere said...

yeah I saw that Baseball Chronicle thing. With the themes you can write about each month, right?

redsock said...

yeah. nice clean look.

Ish said...

Hey Josh, how'd that feel?

Amy said...

Oh, fuck. Come on, Josh. WTF?

Edward Lee said...

Plz to stop tailing fastballs over the middle of the plate, kthxbye

Patrick said...

Where is the Josh Becketts of yesteryear?

Ish said...

Eck having trouble with the pitches!

"You go with this slow motion camera and everything looks like a changeup!" Haha

Jere said...

bloop and a Jeter-hit and a blast

Kevin said...

FUCK

redsock said...

fans who blasted lyndon for a curtain call on a steal of home clapping for a curtain call for a HR that still has the team behind

SoSock said...

OK, I can't do it anymore.
Was "watching" on GDGD without pulling up JoS because I've got to get some paperwork done and knew it wouldn't happen, but...DAMN!

WTF is up with Beckett this year!?

He's supposed to be our ace in the hole, not our asshole.

Ish said...

Yes but the Yankees are always right. If they weren't already on the field they'd want a curtain call for a single too.

andy said...

Nobody will be able to hit on eto the upper deck unless they bring back Mantle. Wow so he was the only guy ever to have that kind of power? Coincidence he was a Yankee? I hate that kind of bias bullshit. Even Remy will give it up to the other team when deserved. There is so much wrong with YES.

redsock said...

not all that impressed with eck tonight, i'm afraid. so far...

andy said...

SoSock whenever you wanna watch email me.

redsock said...

DOCTAH

Jere said...

wow that was a crazy catch

andy said...

They only gave props to Lowell because he started with the yankees.

andy said...

Is it just me or does Joba look like he's on his momma's cough medicine?

andy said...

Lowell looks like he has stabbed people before.

andy said...

To the issue of Ortiz, how long until a determination can be made that he washed up or at least degraded?

redsock said...

mug shots of joba and mom both have that despondent flat mouth look. uncanny.

SoSock said...

Thanks Andy - I will.
Just haven't had time to think straight lately, much less do anything else.
Only here tonight because my softball game got rained out.

andy said...

Joba looks like he is straight out of the grapes of wrath.

redsock said...

Tiz: Wait until end of June at least.

SoSock said...

GDGD now distinguishing between a 2-seam and a 4-seam fastball. Wonder how often they're actually right.

SoSock said...

Ant speculation in the NE rags about Yook?

redsock said...

eck - 2seam
gdgd - 4seam

?

Kevin said...

Another K on a ball...

andy said...

YES poll, who is the best switch hitter since Mantle. Then after the commercial, Sharon has 208 HR's as a switch hitter, who has the most as a yankee?

What the fuck is wrong with this guy?

Ish said...

Eck has resorted to calling the circle change "that thing!"

Eck: "How come nobody told me this?"

redsock said...

yook back tightened up in the cold. playing it safe

Ish said...

Eck does love to use the word "paint"

andy said...

Not as bad as the Fuck Yeah look alike behind the plate last night.

SoSock said...

On-Fire has been downgraded to a smoldering grass pile

Jere said...

I'm seeing Joba's games on GDGD, and he's always striking out guys on three pitches. Now I know it's because his zone is as big as his mom's meth lab.

andy said...

I love Eck. He and Clemens were my idols when I was a little league pitcher. Now i have a moustache, long hair and bitch tits.

redsock said...

he fears tek's bat

andy said...

Wonder if his mom is also a whore.

andy said...

Ya, she is a whore.

Ish said...

Andy is also one third A-Rod.

redsock said...

scranton and scrotum are pretty much the same word, aren't they?

i was busy itching my scranton because my jeans were too tight.

andy said...

I had sex with a fat chick once, now she pitches for the yankees.

SoSock said...

Wow - I just looked over at the line-up box. That 7-8-9 is some pretty stale oatmeal.

Ish said...

Van Every on deck to hit for Ellsbury.

andy said...

That should be a joke on the Office.

andy said...

Oh crap is LBJ being a whiny baby again? He fucking stumbled into home and a dive in the field is what hurts him? Although he did hurt one of his wrists on a slide last night from what I saw.

Jere said...

ANdy, just because your vagina is big enough to pop out Joba Chamberlain, doesn't necessarily make you a motorhead whore. Take it back.

Ish said...

Now Van Superman in CF for LBJ.

Jere said...

I was worried about Jacoby's arm on that....

Jere said...

Okay, hamstring then....

SoSock said...

Between-inning blather alert

Saw the comments earlier about high-hit / low production games.
Last Staurday my LL'ers outhit our opponents 16 - 7 and lost 12 - 6.
Classic LOBotomy. 3 times left bases loaded, twice on 2nd and 3rd.

Jere said...

Swisher failing all over the place--just when he started believing his own hype, too.

Benjamin said...

Shake your head a little more, Swisher. It might move the plate out from underneath that pitch.

Kevin said...

Sit

Benjamin said...

OUT

Ish said...

BASERUNNING INTOLERANT!

redsock said...

HAHHAHAHHA

WHAT A MORON

Jere said...

yer out!!!! haha fucker. told you he was baserunning intolerant

Amy said...

What a dope! Did he really think he was LBJ?

andy said...

Lowell just made baseball love to FY.

Benjamin said...

Milkdud's no LBJ.

Kevin said...

HAHA

Amy said...

Bailey....argggh

Benjamin said...

Unfortunately Bailey's no Youk.

andy said...

WEAK FIRST BASE

SoSock said...

Milk Dud - must have been trying to stretch it.
HAH!

Jere said...

I can blame him for going to third, considering the throw was coming in and he wasn't at second yet.

Bailey, get your head outta your ass.

andy said...

Mantle was a team player then he turned his kids into alcoholics.

redsock said...

i'm still giggling about the dud.

Edward Lee said...

Oh STFU Molina, Joba's been getting pitches two inches farther off than that.

redsock said...

eck on molina: "this guy is an out"

Ish said...

Eck: "This guy's got no business - he just got his bloop single first time up. This is an out. Take it. If you let this guy knock in a run, you should lose the game."

andy said...

Kay just called out Posada, said he wore white nail polish, for signs. Yeah right that is for A Rod.

andy said...

Eck is awesome.

redsock said...

eck needs to talk trash more often

andy said...

Kay's sidekick just shut him up about stealing signs and how Tek calls pitches with a runner on second and now Kay is harping on it again.

Jere said...

Molina still looking for the first *solid* hit of his career.....

andy said...

Now critical of Beckett taking his time.

Ish said...

Sounds like spring training. Jeff Bailey's two-base error puts Ramiro Pena on second base.

Molina goes back to do what he does best: Sitting on his ass.

Kevin said...

Sit

Jere said...

It's a little known fact, but when Joba's mom got caught selling meth, Michael Kay was the buyer.

SoSock said...

K!
Sit!
No wait, don't sit, go back out on the field and watch while we score a plethora of runs.

Jere said...

Did you know?

The New York Yankees have more championships, and guys nicknamed Bitch Tits, than any team in baseball.

Jere said...

don't come a knockin joba

SoSock said...

Holy Cow! The NY Yankees have more championships than anyone?
Who'd have ever known? How on earth did you find out that obscure bit of trivial infomation?
Are you a genius or something?

SoSock said...

Van Every - NOT LBJ

redsock said...

joba with an aybar dance after that non-K

Ish said...

Papi... BUNT!!! Jeter's the only one on the left side!

redsock said...

ump decided he had given enough gifts to joba, now calling the zone

redsock said...

BADD

Bay Against Drunk Drivers

Jere said...

Joba you are a whining complaining piece of children-endangering drunk driving turd. In other words, the epitome of a Yankee.

redsock said...

go all ontario on his ass, bay

Jere said...

Oh right, and a headhunting son of a meth whore.

Ish said...

Awwwww little Joba is upset that Papi walked and Bay hit a homre off of him earlier.

Joba the Cunt.

redsock said...

fuckign coward sack of shit

SoSock said...

Did you know - a 15 minute call to Geico OR a Bay shot right now could get you some insurance?

Ish said...

Eck: "I don't like that at all. That was weak. That pitch didn't get away."

Ish said...

Well hopefully Bay's got some good health insurance after that plunking.

redsock said...

fucking cunt is painting for innings, then drills bay.

jeter leads off next inning. just fucking saying .......... josh ...

Jere said...

you mean we can't get our 100th call of the game even though it would've again been wrong? Waaaaaahhhhh!

SoSock said...

Aw shit - he hit Bay?

Fucking POS!

redsock said...

so we'll settle it on the field.
let us be, mr. ump.

Ish said...

Eck: "Somebody's gonna get hurt."

redsock said...

what a fucking showboating asshat

SoSock said...

crap

Jere said...

I don't want Beckett to hit a batter--I want him to throw a pitch at Joba IN the dugout.

Ish said...

Then Joba girates and has a mini orgasm walking off the mound. From what I can gather he was saying, "GAHHHHHHH I AM JOBA I AM GREAT!!!"!KDHSFDKHKJDHSGkg.

4-3 Red Sox mid 5th. Says it all.

SoSock said...

JTC showboating again?

Ish said...

If I'm a Red Sox batter I'd be looking to shoot a liner right up the gut and into Joba's throat.

Ish said...

What a douchey ass waste of air Joba.

SoSock said...

At least when Pap goes all WWF it's when he's just won a game, not because he got one freaking mid-game K. And mid-game-that-the-Yankees-are-losing at that.

redsock said...

joba celebrating that he drlled bay on purpose and did not get immediately tossed.

Jere said...

beautiful play by that ballboy. Could see that E coming from a mile away.

Jere said...

that was the "whoops" hit from Major League

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