May 6, 2009

G28: Spiders 9, Red Sox 2

Cleveland - 001 030 302 - 9 13  0
Red Sox - 020 000 000 - 2 8 0
Boston had the bases loaded with one out in the fourth and could not score, as Nick Green struck out and J.D. Drew grounded to second.

Cleveland promptly took a 4-2 lead in the next half-inning. The Red Sox had only one man on base -- David Ortiz's opposite field single -- over the next four innings (5th thru 8th) as the Spiders pulled away.

***

Carl Pavano (7.46, 65 ERA+) / Justin Masterson (4.37, 116 ERA+)

Although Pavano has allowed 34 hits in 25.1 innings (five starts), he was dealing against the Tigers last Friday. He threw seven shutout innings, allowing only three hits, before surrendering a couple of runs in the eighth. (SoSH series preview)

Meaningless, but fun: Pavano has a 24.75 ERA in Fenway (four innings in two starts, in 1998 and 2003) and Red Sox hitters are 14-for-27 against him (.519/.536/.963).

Jacoby Ellsbury, on his right hamstring, which forced him to leave last night's game in the fourth inning:
When I stole the base [in the first inning] it got really tight, it was so tight it got kind of a little tremble ... iced it up, got some treatment, feel as best as I can considering what happened. ... I'll come in early [on Wednesday], get some treatment on it, we'll see ... I think things are pretty good.
Kevin Youkilis is unsure if the tightness in his left side will prevent him from playing tonight.

Terry Francona, on the cold and rain in New York:
I think Jason Bay was the only guy who thought it was a nice night out there.
Bay:
This is a nice summer day sometimes where I come from [British Columbia]. ... I'd rather take this than 95 degree days.
In 13 "late and close" plate appearances -- after the seventh inning with the game tied, a one-run game or with the tying run at least on-deck -- Bay is hitting .615 with five home runs and 10 RBI.

Daisuke Matsuzaka threw 47 pitches for Pawtucket last night, going 2.2 scoreless innings and allowing two hits, two walks and a HBP. He struck out five.
I think I'm ready to pitch in a [major-league] game. I wouldn't go so far to say I don't need any [more rehab starts], but I feel physically ready.
Dice will pitch on Sunday for the PawSox in Columbus.

Josh Beckett allowed 10 hits for the third consecutive start. As far as the talk that Beckett has become "curveball happy", the Bleacher Report says that's a lie.

188 comments:

nixon33 said...

Keep the line moving.

Amy said...

I love the comments Bay made about the weather. You Canadians are tough!

redsock said...

Amy: Here's more from Tito:

"You know what, we get on him all the time [about that]. He's the one guy, he comes out of the dugout and pops his head out, it's like half-snowing and he goes, 'God, is it beautiful out here.' He doesn't like the sunshine in spring training when we are in Port Charlotte (Fla.) and he's losing the balls in the sun and it's 95 degrees. He was happy as could be last night."

On whether he thought Joba Chamberlain intentionally hit Jason Bay with a pitch:

"Oh man, you know what guys? How'd I know that was going to be asked? It's real hard for us to see into someone else's head, and so probably most of the time try not to. ... the game has a way of playing itself out. It's a long year and we play them a lot of times and I'm sure there's times when we do stuff and they're over there yelling like a couple of nights before.

*******

Farrell was far more blunt:

"[Chamberlain] strikes out 12 guys, doesn't seem to have too many command issues, and if there was a purpose or intent to throw up and in, or if the intent was even further than that, to send a clear-cut message, you can disguise it a little bit more than with a first-pitch pitch in the middle of the back to Jason Bay. So, those things aren't forgotten. We know that there's a history there between the pitcher in New York and our guys here, so, not to say that he was specifically out to do that, but I think history speaks for itself. And we've got a number of games left with these guys."

redsock said...

Globe, on Ortiz: PANIC!!!!

Pepe Lepew said...

I love the comments Bay made about the weather. You Canadians are tough!

Darn right!!!
Though Bay is from Trail, B.C. It gets like 100 degrees there in the summer.

Pepe Lepew said...

Globe, on Ortiz: PANIC!!!!

I had a big argument with some Yankee loving guy last night about who's doing worse -- Ortiz or Teixeira.

nixon33 said...

I love Farrell. He seems like the real deal hard ass.

nixon33 said...

Anyone know how mad the Youk injury is? Oblique injuries are kinda bad, right? Doesn't it take weeks for guys to come back from them, depending on how bad it is? I hope it's mild.

Pepe Lepew said...

Darn right!!!
Though Bay is from Trail, B.C. It gets like 100 degrees there in the summer.

Oops. Beg pardon. It gets nearly 40 degrees there in the summer!

redsock said...

My Oatmeal is on fire.

J.D. Drew, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Jason Bay, LF
Mike Lowell, 3B
Jason Varitek, C
Jeff Bailey, 1B
Jonathan Van Every, CF
Nick Green, SS

Grady Sizemore, CF
Asdrubal Carbera, 2B
Victor Martinez, 1B
Shin-Soo Choo, RF
Mark DeRosa, 3B
David Dellucci, DH
Jhonny Peralta, SS
Ben Francisco, LF
Kelly Shoppach, C

redsock said...

Anyone know how mad the Youk injury is?
******

I heard it was furious.

redsock said...

stuck with the clev dolts

CaKeY said...

Don just announced that Jerry's recovering from cancer surgery.

Statement from Jerry:

"I want to focus on completing my recovery so that I can return to work without distractions or interruptions... I hope that disclosing my bout with cancer will reinforce the dangers of smoking to every member of Red Sox Nation, especially children"More at nesn.com I suppose.

redsock said...

HEY cakey!

(L was right..... :<( )

Edward Lee said...

Siddown, Ass-Dribble.

SoSock said...

Hey, someone flipped the switch and i missed it :)

Amy said...

Hey, I was the first one to say I thought Remy was sick! I want credit! Why did you only mention Laura?

:)

On a serious note, that makes me really sad. I hope that he has a quick and complete recovery. I knew something was up as soon as I saw how thin he was.

SoSock said...

That was quick.
Hope they all are. Top halves, I mean.

Ish said...

Probably wasn't lying about the pneumonia either. Hope he recovers well. I love Eck but I don't like the reason he's in there.

Amy said...

I should have put my last comments in ALL CAPS.

Benjamin said...

Lead-off Drew should be done more often.

redsock said...

amy in full wiseass mode.

drew= fire

SoSock said...

It's a start :)

SoSock said...

so much for the start

Ish said...

So much for that start...

SoSock said...

Didn't ven pull it :(

Amy said...

Yeah, I am feeling wise-ass-ish. Finished with one set of bluebooks, awaiting the next set. Had a beer at dinner to celebrate. So just watch out! Don't mess with me tonight!

Amy said...

Ish and SoSock on the same page.

redsock said...

oh, you're *allowed* to have a beer tonight?

Amy said...

Bellyflop by FY, but nice try.

Well, I think I was allowed to have the beer. I forgot to check first with the powers that be.

Benjamin said...

Probably wasn't lying about the pneumonia either. Hope he recovers well. I love Eck but I don't like the reason he's in there.

It makes the people questioning his work ethic look a bit like assholes, though they were misled.

I hope Remy recovers but also hope he stays off my teevee. He can wear the Wally suit or something.

Ish said...

Sports night tonight goes into overdrive. Sox on now, Bruins game just beginning, Caps/Pens and then at 8 the Celtics game. Two TVs just aren't enough!

redsock said...

Dr. Doubles, I presume.

Ish said...

Dr. Doubles it is!

SoSock said...

It's ANOTHER start.
And we damn well better do something with this one!

redsock said...

wtf tek?

redsock said...

gumball rally?

Edward Lee said...

Wow. That was pretty poor umpiring on that 'Tek AB.

Ish said...

Grand Gumball dong? Just get at least one, Jeffy.

Amy said...

Damn, gidp

SoSock said...

I see run(s) !!!

Grant Salzano said...

For fuck's sake, can we please stop with the DPs?

redsock said...

.. and out(s).

Amy said...

JVE!

SoSock said...

Shit, you're kidding me. A damn DP?
At least he didn't K.

Patrick said...

Van Every squashes spiders.

SoSock said...

Hey, an 0-2 single.
And the Van is up to a .333

redsock said...

FKR: 00
MFY: 00

Benjamin said...

FKR: 00
MFY: 00


Any crashing meteorites in the forecast?

Amy said...

I like this Masterson kid. Our youngsters are quite impressive. Unlike those kids the Yankees had in their bullpen.

Edward Lee said...

DP plz.

Edward Lee said...

Good lord, Jeff Bailey is terrible.

Edward Lee said...

Walking the #8 and #9 men ahead of Grady Sizemore is not a good idea.

SoSock said...

Methinks Bat worried too much about Francisco.
And why?
He had a grand total of 4 steals last year

redsock said...

i'm yawning non-stop.
i need some greenies.

Amy said...

Ach, I should have kept my mouth shut.

SoSock said...

Shit.
Asdrubal = at's trouble

Benjamin said...

FKR 1 - MFY 0.

Amy said...

Apparently Asdrubal means Baal's helper.

redsock said...

tribe time?

no, dong time!

Benjamin said...

Apparently Asdrubal means Baal's helper.

I think it's more like "Baal is helpful".

Patrick said...

Please, do not whine Ortiz.

Edward Lee said...

Eck is absolutely annihilating this ump. Hilarious.

nick said...

I watched the first couple of innings on gameday and now watching some of these pitches. The zone seems rather arbitrary.

redsock said...

he's decided to call strikes on only the lowest third of the actual zone.

crotch or higher = ball.

Benjamin said...

Looks like the strikezone is just shifted over horizontally.

redsock said...

these clev guys are cheering more than i like to hear -- kinda hawk-lite.

Amy said...

I guess it depends on the name dictionary you find. I had no idea---I had never heard of the name before.

Amy said...

TEK!!

Amy said...

Anyone else here? Sooo quiet.

Patrick said...

The Crazy Captain will bring it for a ride. Kick starting the fuck train.

SoSock said...

Holy cow. Did I read that right?

nick said...

I'm not clear on this cheese that eck keeps referring to. where does that phrase come from?

whatever it was, it was some high cheese.

SoSock said...

Tek doubles and the pitcher hits the guy batting .111.
Crazy happenings

Patrick said...

I'm ready to paint this town Green.

Amy said...

JVE again! Very cool.

Apparently 2d base isn't scoring position for Tek.

SoSock said...

Cheese = heat
Van Every = Every day I hit the ball.
Green = money, we hope!

redsock said...

manning: "pavanao needs to get van every to hit into a double play -- and he will..."

wrong again, you smug asshole.

Benjamin said...

"High cheese" is a high strike in baseball terminology. Probably per:

cheese, n.2:
1. The right or correct thing: applied to anything good, first-rate in quality, genuine, pleasant, or advantageous.
1818 Lond. Guide (cited in Slang Dict. 1873). 1847 ALB. SMITH Man in Moon I. 201 Admired ‘Pets of the Ballet’..in a print-shop window. Thought them the cheese as works of art. c1850 THACKERAY Codlingsby iii, ‘You look like a Prince in it, Mr. Lint’..‘It is the cheese’, replied Mr. Lint.

Amy said...

Benjamin, you are a true scholar. :)

redsock said...

pavano now has to fight the fire.

Patrick said...

I'm ready for some clutch J.D. hits.

I love me Drew hits.

Benjamin said...

Squander.

SoSock said...

Green /= money :(

Amy said...

Feh.

nick said...

- you look like a Prince
- it is the cheese
- you are high
- nay, good sir, again it is the cheese which be-eth high
- whatever, dude

SoSock said...

Drew /= Fire :(

redsock said...

dear clev tv pbp guy:

the only people who refer to boston as "beantown" are tools and morons.

nick said...

kind of you to look out for them, their being tools and morons and all.

Benjamin said...

Benjamin, you are a true scholar. :)

Thank you. :)

Edward Lee said...

Mmm...hairy piece of cheese.... *chomp*

nick said...

I have some hairy cheese in my fridge.

Amy said...

Piece of cheese with hair on it? GROSS

Amy said...

Pedroia smiling. Guess he is ok.

SoSock said...

damn
Asdrubal Is-trouble

nick said...

I like green, but he needs to learn to throw.

Patrick said...

Arghhhhh.

Amy said...

OH NO!

SoSock said...

shit. now what?

Amy said...

Can of corn??

Does Eck have an eating disorder or something?

SoSock said...

c'mon Bat - nail it shut

nick said...

now we come from behind.

Amy said...

SoSock, JVE ran right into the wall. He is ok, but it looked scary.

Amy said...

Oh, fuck. This is not good.

SoSock said...

I'm mad now.....

Amy said...

Finally.

SCORE RUNS.

SoSock said...

Can of corn??
Thanks for mentioning that. I forgot I put a bowl of corn chowder (chowdah?) in the m-wave a while back. Hope it's still hot.
And thanks for the pbp on Van Every.
I get none of that.

SoSock said...

runs(slurp) please. (slurp)

Amy said...

Papi!

Amy said...

You're welcome, SoSock. Enjoy the chowdah!

SoSock said...

Methinks we are squandering a tad too often in this game.
Tizzle has not shizzled too often lately and we really should capitalize when he does.

redsock said...

Rays with 2 in top 6th, lead 3-0

Amy said...

So do we want the Rays or Yankees to lose? Hard choice. Planning for the long run, perhaps the Rays are our bigger threat, and we want them to lose. But watching the Yankees lose is much more fun.

Benjamin said...

So do we want the Rays or Yankees to lose?

MFYs to lose. Always.

redsock said...

nice hustle, tek......

SoSock said...

damn.
I was hoping to at least clear the bottom of the order.

nice hustle, tek......I assume you are being facetious?

redsock said...

big donkey out for the 7th, at 103 to start - jones warming

redsock said...

fck nuts - he would have been dead at 3b

SoSock said...

Pitching change - YA THINK, TITO?

andy said...

I know this is not a popular opinion of mine with L but here it goes.

I don't mind losing this game. If we win its a steal. We have two starters out, rookies in and a rookie pitcher. We can lose 62 games and have a legendary season. A loss here to Cleveland will not hurt us much.

SoSock said...

F*ck me

Amy said...

Andy, you are truly a glass half full type, huh?

andy said...

A and L with all their calling comebacks stuff would not say I am optimistic.

SoSock said...

It's not 103 pitch count coming into the inning that bothered me. It's the fact that the 2, 3, & 4 spots had all hit solidly LAST time around. Should have never let them see him again.

That aid - I agree, one loss is just that. And we haven't actually lost ths one yet :)

redsock said...

well, laura is in new jersey and i think you're probably right. then, again, i just want to go to sleep asap. jere might fight ya, though.

Amy said...

I wasn't being facetious. I meant that you could see the silver lining in the clouds. I don't see that as pessimistic.

SoSock said...

mmmm....typing not so hot tonight.
that Said, I meant.

redsock said...

sox making outs quickly ....

Amy said...

Fortunately Jere is at the game, so he can't yell at you.

SoSock said...

Drew has apparently decided that since no one bothered to get him home after he led off the game with a hit, he's just not going to bother.

Benjamin said...

I want them to win this game, but someone just accepted our offer on a house, so I've got other things going on tonight.

Amy said...

Congrats, Benjamin! Where are you moving to and when? We just sold ours and moved last week, living in temporary housing until the new place is ready in the fall. Moving is more stressful than I expected (it had been 25 years).

andy said...

Well since everyone that would fight me is gone, Let's lose this game. Keep this pitcher in for mop up and give the rest of the pen a night off.

Amy said...

I will still hope for a win. But not counting on it.

redsock said...

sometimes i act extra optimistic. not often, but sometimes. :>)

Amy said...

Lopez up...guess Tito has given up also, Andy.

redsock said...

tito agrees with andy
lopez up

Amy said...

Allan channeling me?

SoSock said...

Ha!
I'm watching GDGD and chatting here on the laptop, while trying to get a couple of bills out on the desk unit.
Several times I've seen something happen here or went to make a comment and moved my mouse, then moved it again and wondered momentarily why the cursor wasn't budging on the laptop.

andy said...

This newfound patience is new for me. I remember being a panicky patty early in 2007.

Amy said...

Wow, SoSock, one computer at a time is all I can handle.

andy said...

I am a moron and stupid

SoSock said...

Amy - moving after 25 years, and how many kids?
Must be tough. Lots of STUFF.

Amy said...

Andy, I think it's the JOS aura that makes some of us more patient and optimistic than we once we.

andy said...

2 outs leave him in

andy said...

the huntress needs to learn how to throw it to contact in these situations.

Amy said...

SoSock, two kids, both grown (28 and 24), but still LOTS of stuff. We threw away and gave away more than I thought we had, and we still had 40+ boxes of books and a truckload of other stuff. All in storage now.

Walking through our house for the very last time was very emotional.

nick said...

I'm "working" on two computers right now as well -- desktop and laptop.
On the desktop I've been ripping CDs while doing this and preparing for my radio show on the laptop (to which I have to leave in a couple of minutes).

I've got a nice little program that allows me to use my keyboard/mouse on both computers. just slide off the screen and you're now controlling the other computer.

redsock said...

without 2004 and 2007, there would be an unbelievable amount of rage and bile here!

Amy said...

It's sort of amazing that we beat the Yankees five times and can't win tonight. Oh well.

redsock said...

nah - spiders > yankees.

Amy said...

Nick, I can only imagine the embarrassing mistakes I would make if I did that. As it is, I have sometimes posted a comment on one blog that was intended for another. Posting profanity with some acronym like LBJ or FY is certainly not expected on a law blog!

nick said...

That's a big deal, Amy. Growing up, we moved a lot, so I never became too attached to a house, but I've now lived in my current place for 14 years. I can only imagine 25 and kids.

andy said...

We dont have our best foot forward tonight.

The come backs in 04 and 07 really ruined all chances for pessimism. As long as any of those players are playing we can always come back.

andy said...

NICE amy. very funny

Benjamin said...

It's just a local move within Providence, from a rental.

nick said...

lol, amy. you should accidentally throw some of that lawstuffs our way.

redsock said...

gdgd says 56 degrees at game time -- too hot for bay to get comfortable.

SoSock said...

Amy - I knew the kids were grown, just couldn't remember how many.
I also knew there would STILL be lots of stuff, maybe even more since they're grown. Things have a way of ending up at the folks' place sometimes :)
It had to be VERY emotional. I can't imagine. We came here 17 years ago with kids 10, 13, & 16, and that's hard enough to think about leaving. Can't imagine if they had spent their ENTIRE childhood here.

Amy said...

Good luck with the transaction, Benjamin. Good time to be a buyer!

redsock said...

lopez in - this inning could take awhile

nick said...

alright, off to radioland. Goodnight all and, barring some astounding comeback, we'll just roll it til tomorrow.

SoSock said...

Good time to be a buyer!
Amen to that!
Mozel Tov Ben.

Amy said...

SoSock, the kids came home about two weeks before we moved so that we could all be together in the house one last time together. It was so bittersweet. Lots of tears, lots of laughs.

And yes, we still have some of their stuff. Wedding gifts still hear from the older one, and the younger one will not let us throw away or give away much of anything from her childhood.

redsock said...

i hate lopez

Amy said...

Still HERE, not hear. Don't want Andy correcting my spelling again. :)

SoSock said...

That didn't take long.

Amy said...

Good night, Nick. Have fun on the radio.

redsock said...

it's van every time .....

Amy said...

WTF? I guess no one wants to win this game.

SoSock said...

Lopez really IS the new Timlin, isn't he?

Amy - bittersweet memories. I can relate, and they're really something to cherish. Smiling through tears.

Amy said...

Thanks, SoSock. I am sure you can. I hope you are doing okay.

redsock said...

doctor saving lopez's bacon

SoSock said...

Just pathetic.
Oh well,
win some, lose some, some just suck.

SoSock said...

And Amy's man starts the 8-run comeback!

redsock said...

gumball has lost its flavor

SoSock said...

And the "just pathetic" comment referred to the game, not me. I'm doing OK, thank you.

Amy said...

Now they get hits?

SoSock said...

Pinch-hitting for the only guy with multiple hits tonight?

Amy said...

Well, it is almost mother's day---perhaps another miracle?

SoSock said...

Guess it panned out.

redsock said...

hits from tek and lugo?

anything is possible

Amy said...

And so it goes...

Amy said...

Good night, everyone. Here's to better luck tomorrow night.

SoSock said...

Sounds like a DP comment there Amy.
GDGD hasn't caught up.

SoSock said...

Agua limpia.
Manana .

Should be arriving late. My LL team has a game. But if the fields aren't any drier than they were tonight (we were supposed to practice) I'll be in.

Benjamin said...

MFYs lose 4-3 in the 10th.

Benjamin said...

MFYs are a sub-.500 team now (13-14). The schadenfreude tomorrow should take some of the sting out of tonight's Sox loss.