May 7, 2009

G29: Red Sox 13, Spiders 3

Cleveland - 000 02 0 010 -  3  7  0
Red Sox - 100 0012 00x - 13 13 0
After David Ortiz was scratched from the original lineup, Terry Francona shuffled things around and his batting order looked more appropriate for a split squad Grapefruit game in March.

Those nine hitters made American League history in the sixth inning when they scored 12 runs before making an out. The previous AL record had been 11 runs by the Tigers against the Yankees on June 17, 1925. Boston's outburst also tied the major league record, set by the Brooklyn Dodgers against the Phillies, in the eighth inning on May 24, 1953.

Julio Lugo had opened the first inning with a triple and scored on Dustin Pedroia's single, but after that, the Red Sox did little harm to Sowers until the sixth.

Trailing Cleveland 2-1, Lugo singled to left. Pedroia walked. Jason Bay doubled to left-center, scoring Lugo and tying the game at 2-2. Mike Lowell was walked intentionally, loading the bases for Rocco Baldelli.

Baldelli singled to right-center and Boston led 4-2. J.D. Drew walked and Masa Kobayashi relieved Sowers. Jeff Bailey doubled down the left field line for two more runs (6-2). Nick Green reached on an infield single (beating second baseman Luis Valbuena in a foot race to the bag), reloading the bases.

George Kottaras hit a two-run single to center (8-2). Lugo was safe on an infield single, beating the throw from third. Pedroia singled to left for two runs (10-2). Matt Herges came on as the Spiders' third pitcher of the inning and he fell behind Bay 3-1 before Bay crushed a ball to right-center for a three-run homer (13-2).

12 batters: 6 singles, 2 doubles, 1 home run, 3 walks, 12 runs, 0 outs!

Herges got the next three batters -- Lowell 6-3, Baldelli K, Drew 4-3 -- and the inning was over.

It was the most runs scored by the Red Sox in one inning since they got 14 in the first inning (including 10 before an out was recorded) on June 27, 2003 against the Marlins.

***

Jeremy Sowers (2009 debut; 2008: 5.58, 80 ERA+) / Tim Wakefield (2.91, 174 ERA+)

When Wakefield is going good, 1995 always comes up.
The knuckleball was good, but beyond that I don't know what went right. I know I was 14-1 and finished 16-8, but I didn't really pitch bad the last nine games. My ERA only went up one point in 10 games.
Well, Wake he had a 5.60 ERA in his last nine games in 1995: 64.1 innings, 65 hits, 31 walks, 40 strikeouts, 10 home runs, Red Sox went 3-7.

***

John Farrell, WEEI, on Joba Chamberlain hitting Jason bay on Tuesday night:
Those things aren't forgotten. ... We know there's a history there between the pitcher in New York and our guys here ... he 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. ... And we've got a number of games left with these guys.
Bay:
That kind of stuff happens. ... No one ever really knows. It's not the first time I've been hit, and it won't be the last.
Notes: Jacoby Ellsbury may play tonight, but Kevin Youkilis will probably have another night off. ... Daisuke Matsuzaka may make his next start with Portland. ... John Smoltz threw comfortably from 60 feet. ... Jed Lowrie was in the clubhouse sporting a brace on his left wrist.

Jonathan Van Every smashed his shoulder into the center field wall trying to catch a fly ball hit by Victor Martinez in the fifth:
I felt like I got run over by a truck. Concrete is a lot harder than I am. But I'll be OK. ... My joints are a little sore. ... I'm frightened to [look at a replay].

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Jere said...

The pregame has begun.

Eck: "sickening."

Lowell: "The list of players kids can look up to is getting shorter and shorter."

Kotsay: "It's too bad--I'm a big Dodger fan." (???)

Jere said...

National anthem shown at Fenway tonight, Ish.

L-girl said...

Hi JoS. I'm happy to be back.

Jere said...

Back from the home of the Toxics, eh?

L-girl said...

Nah, just the home of my mom. :)

redsock said...

no oatmeal?

tiz scratched

Benjamin said...

1. Julio Lugo, DH
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Jason Bay, LF
4. Mike Lowell, 3B
5. Rocco Baldelli, CF
6. J.D. Drew, RF
7. Jeff Bailey, 1B
8. Nick Green, SS
9. George Kottaras, C
-- Tim Wakefield, RHP

1. Ben Francisco, CF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
3. Victor Martinez, C
4. Mark DeRosa, 3B
5. Dellucci, LF
6. Ryan Garko, 1B
7. Jhonny Peralta, DH
8. Matt LaPorta, RF
9. Luis Valbuena, 2B
-- Jeremy Sowers, LHP

redsock said...

LUGO DH LEADING OFF

?????????????????????

Benjamin said...

Hopefully this whole game is scratched.

L-girl said...

The first game I get to watch this week and no LBJ. :(

Then next week stupid west coast games. Boo hoo.

redsock said...

these are like spring training lineups.

Amy said...

Hi, everyone. And welcome home, Laura.

L-girl said...

Thanks Amy, I'm glad to be back. I missed Tala! (Also others :) )

Amy said...

Good thing Cody can't read...and that Allan can read between the lines!

Amy said...

The spring training B squad.

L-girl said...

SLUGO!

Amy said...

Lugo with a triple??!!

redsock said...

LUGO DH = GENIUS MOVE

L-girl said...

"Good thing Cody can't read...and that Allan can read between the lines!"

Ha, true, except Cody didn't miss me either.

redsock said...

drinking game
when eck says "paint"

Kevin said...

Well, this lineup is...really fucking weird.

Holy shit, Lugo actually functioned as a capable leadoff hitter for once. If only he had done that for ANY PART OF THE PAST TWO YEARS.

Amy said...

I think Cody really is a cat. Why would she let you think she missed you?

Has Eck called a pitch hairy cheese yet? That was enough to drive me to drink!

redsock said...

has eck ever heard of bill lee?

redsock said...

Rico Baldy!

Ish said...

Allan, NO to a paint drinking game. We'll all die from alcohol poisoning!

redsock said...

lowell running down the line on that gidp was like the last marathoner coming across the finish at 11 PM

Ish said...

This could be Lugo's greatest game, EVER! The only way it could be possible is if he DOESN'T play in the field. Wish granted!

Ish said...

Jere I didn't tune in to see the national anthem at Fenway but I'm not as surprised as you might think.

L-girl said...

Amy, I often say Cody is really a large cat wearing a dog costume. She is the least doggy dog I've ever met.

Our friends Alan and Fred, who I saw in NYC, once stayed with us for a few weeks - they were moving back to NYC from London. We had just adopted Cody, and she was totally in love with them, especially Alan ("AW1L"). Alan told me he still thinks of Cody and loves her. That was 10 yrs ago!

I thought that was so sweet, the way an animal can steal our hearts.

Amy said...

That is sweet. Maybe Alan with one L was more her type?

L-girl said...

Hairy cheese?! OMG what an image.

L-girl said...

Cody loves men. Plus I'm the "bad guy" who does stuff to her that she doesn't like - gives her pills, removes her dead fur, and assorted torture.

Amy said...

Nice inning for Wake.

Amy said...

The hairy cheese was an Eck line last night. "That cheese had hair on it," referring to some pitch....

It is funny how dogs seem to have a gender preference. Not Cassie though. She prefers children and dogs to adults, but loves everyone. She will wag her tail and get excited for anyone and everyone.

Benjamin said...

Who's the most doggy dog?

L-girl said...

I got that it was Eck on a pitch. Still gross!

Our Clyde was like that. Loved everyone without exception.

L-girl said...

Tala is extremely doggy. She was feral before she was rescued, then raised in a kennel with 35 other dogs. VERY canine.

Our Gypsy was a classic super-intelligent, loyal, willful Shepherd.

Or was this a sarcastic or joke question and now I look foolish?

Amy said...

What I can't understand is (1) how anyone could have abandoned Cassie for the police to pick up (they found her tied to a tree in a trailer park) and (2) why despite that she is still so trusting and loving. Good genes? A good mother dog or first humans?

Amy said...

Don also mocking Eck's "vocabulary."

L-girl said...

All our dogs had been abandoned at some point, and all loved and trusted again - and intensely so. Only the one who was abused in such a horrific way had trust issues. Yet even Buster could love and trust again, in the right circumstances.

They're such amazing animals. Programmed to love.

Ish said...

Don's trying to get Eck to expand his vocabulary. A promo comes along and Eck totally botched it. "They just hand me these things at the last minute. You've gotta let me read over it first."

redsock said...

and here i thought eck was doing a remy homage with the promo!

Kevin said...

Wake is yet again being the ace.

L-girl said...

David Sha-PIE-ro

"Yeah, and I'm Jerry Cougar Mellencamp"

Ish said...

Some guy in the booth with Don and Eck. I wonder if Eck's mic is still on.

Ish said...

Isn't this guy the brother of Cleveland's GM?

L-girl said...

Yes, Cleveland GM's brother.

Jere said...

Shapiro-mania

Jere said...

I see Pettitte gave up 2 dongs in the first.

redsock said...

3rd out pls

Kevin said...

Jam escaped

How about some insurance runs?

Amy said...

Nice play!

My exam is being given tonight as I watch the game. So far, no calls with questions. One hour in, two to go. Then grading...

Ish said...

Lightning! First bit of lightning I've seen in a couple of months.

Jere said...

Eva with a 2-run dong. THird off Pettitte. 4-0 TB.

Kevin said...

Meh, tie game.

Wake, um, K please?

Jere said...

way to turn it

Ish said...

Yawn.

Jere said...

Bailey you are slow

Jere said...

That wasn't Rico Baldy, Eck, it was Bailey.

L-girl said...

Valbuena was bueno on that? Oh please.

Jere said...

GREEN Monster

redsock said...

nice drive -- green is juicing.

Ish said...

Greenhouse!

Too bad he wasn't a pitcher. It'd be greenhouse gas.

Amy said...

This is frustrating.

Jere said...

finally.. And freakin Eck didn't know what happened

redsock said...

we have it muted now - eck on roids.

nixon33 said...

Man, I love Eck, but he's pretty bad as a color analyst.

Also listening to him and Don discuss the Manny issue is an episode of "Vanilla Man & The Mimbo".

Amy said...

Nice catch!

Ish said...

Baldy Eagle with the catch!

Amy said...

SCORE RUNS PLEASE

redsock said...

cant wait to see what chb writes tomorrow!!! i wonder what his take will be.....

redsock said...

start us off, julio!

Amy said...

Lugo fighting for his job!

Amy said...

YES! Loving Bay. Hate to admit it, but not missing Manny much these days...

Benjamin said...

Hemihomre.

L-girl said...

Dououble Dououble!

redsock said...

load em up for rico

L-girl said...

Big night for Slugo. Stay off the field and we might just like you again.

Amy said...

Yes! We are ahead!!

Jere said...

rico

suave

redsock said...

bald is beautiful.

L-girl said...

Welcome back Rico Baldy!

Amy said...

Now we're talking!

redsock said...

gumball rally

Jere said...

yay jeffy

Jere said...

that was sweet! Green almost with a 4U

redsock said...

better sweet than sowers

WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Jere said...

GK! 8-2!

L-girl said...

Fun!

Jere said...

Lugo can get a natural cycle in this inning.

redsock said...

pretty strong lineup!

Amy said...

Lugo---where have you been hiding this stuff?

Jere said...

wait, so 10 guys have been up this inning and all ten have gotten on, correct?

L-girl said...

Slugo! What a night he's having.

My first game this week, no LBJ, but lots of runs, that's even better.

(Of course I'd rather have both...)

tim said...

WOOOOOO this is fun!

redsock said...

10 for 10

tjd said...

Ten up, ten on, and no outs either.

L-girl said...

Make that 11

Jere said...

what's the record?

11! And 9 scored

redsock said...

MAKE TITO APOLOGIZE!!!!

L-girl said...

Make Tito Apologize!!!

L-girl said...

Oh sheesh, I should have known that would happen.

tjd said...

(Which rather follows :)

redsock said...

single
walk
double
walk (int)
single
walk
double
single
single
single
single

L-girl said...

Don sounds like it's the 7th game of the WS. "That's got to be a tough feeling for Eric Wedge, not knowing where his next out is coming from."

redsock said...

hol shit

L-girl said...

BIG DOUNG!!!!!!!!!!

Jere said...

holy fuck

holy fuck again

L-girl said...

I am so happy to be watching this game.

I love baseball.

Jere said...

12 up, 12 scored has got to be close to the record

Ish said...

Not exactly frustrating anymore for us, eh? :>) Dear me. 12 runs with 0 out yet!

redsock said...

so

trade yook
trade tiz
dump lbj

ride these guys to october

Kevin said...

So, we're going to do to them what they did to the Chokers? Fine by me.

L-girl said...

Poor Mikey, making the first out. I guess somebody had to, evenutally.

redsock said...

booooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Jere said...

ya think it's a joke--there WILL be people saying to replace Ortiz at DH with Lugo--ya know, try it, see how it goes!

A Conformer said...

Wow. I turned on GDGD, saw it was 2-1 Spiders, wrote an email, came back to see what's up, and it was 13-2. No complaints here.

redsock said...

have they shown the yellow 12?

Jere said...

ha--no yellow # shown this inning I don't think. I know I'd be taking that picture!

Jere said...

three outs in a row, what the fuck is this?

Grant Salzano said...

...and no one left on!

Love those efficient innings. That one goes down as pretty EPIC efficient.

redsock said...

nesn asleep

no yellow numbers
no factoid about if this is a record.

very very very lame

Jere said...

Yellow shot I got last year.

A Conformer said...

All I can say is: bring in Javier Lopez! This lead is now WF2 proof.

westcoastsox said...

Most consecutive batters reaching base in an inning = 19, by the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Cincinnati Reds, May 21, 1952. Don't know what the AL record is.

Amy said...

No, Ish, certainly not frustrating any more.

redsock said...

Brooklyn.

...

should have remembered that from my 3 outs post

westcoastsox said...

Sorry, that would be the Brooklyn Dodgers. Ahem.

Amy said...

Careful, Ofer, bigger leads have been erased. But yeah, Lopez might be safe here.

Grant Salzano said...

Thank you NESN, little late.

9casey said...

Question for you Canadians.......is Cito Gaston a hero up there....

westcoastsox said...

The Brooklyn Dodgers scored 15 runs off of that streak. It was the first inning. Although I can find several articles about it, I cannot find a boxscore.

Jere said...

I still wanna know number to start an inning --okay, they're saying it now, that DOdger game was to start the inning, not just consecutive.

Jere said...

was that the 24-5 game Don?

L-girl said...

"All I can say is: bring in Javier Lopez!"

I said the same thing! Allan told me he pitched (badly) last night.

Grant Salzano said...

Why in God's name would you do that?

westcoastsox said...

Wait - how could Brooklyn only score 15 runs if 19 batters reached base safely? Am I missing something?

Kevin said...

"This lead is now WF2 proof."

Forget WF 2.0, this lead is nearly Chien-Ming Wang proof.

Nearly.

redsock said...

replay = safe.

L-girl said...

9C, Cito is a hero here, yes. People seem to think he's a magician or something.

Amy said...

And there is Lopez.

Ish said...

Don: You're out because you're stupid for going.

Ish said...

So... Eck in the booth for a laugher. This should be even more interesting!

redsock said...

yeah it don't add up.
19 in a row get on, but they only get 12 to start an inning?

...

wang? don't get crazy kevin.

L-girl said...

"Wait - how could Brooklyn only score 15 runs if 19 batters reached base safely? Am I missing something?"

Or what am I not missing? That seems possible to me.

Jere said...

Yes, Don did mean the 24-5 game in '86, another game in which we scored 12 in the 6th. I watched it on TV38 in Old Saybrook, CT.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
9C, Cito is a hero here, yes. People seem to think he's a magician or something.



he just might be.......might be the most underrated manager of all time...

Kevin said...

That's why I specified "Nearly"

Benjamin said...

Hell of an inning back there.

9casey said...

Jere said...
Yes, Don did mean the 24-5 game in '86, another game in which we scored 12 in the 6th. I watched it on TV38



ah TV38 , what was that guys name Dana something ..

Jere said...

Ish--it was Eck who said he's out for being stupid, DOn was just reiterating laughingly.

redsock said...

eck has really been a dud for me.

maybe he sounds so good in the studio because he's sitting next to rice.

Grant Salzano said...

19 in a row get on, but they only get 12 to start an inning?

Pickoffs? idk...

The only other thing I can think of is that they said 19 runners in a row got on, but didn't specify the number outs that it happened.

Jere said...

9casey--I don't know, I didn't get 38 at home, only when we'd be on vacation in Old Saybrook (which is why I remember that night.)

SoSock said...

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Hahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahaha
(had to take a breath there)

Pulled up the RS site - it says Lugo gives Wake an early run.
Glance over at the box score in the little window and see a !12! in one of the squares. Do a double take, wipe my eyes, look again, and just start guffawing.

Love it!

Ish said...

Jere, see I knew there had to be a catch to it. There goes my selective hearing again.

Jere said...

The Dodgers only got 15 runs in the first. They got 4 more later in the game for a total of 19.

westcoastsox said...

It must have been a pickoff. Baseball-Reference has box scores, but only going back to 1954. OK, back to lurking, and trying to get over this horrible cold.

9casey said...

Dana Hersey

L-girl said...

paint
gas
cheese
lights out

this is eck

9casey said...

L-girl said...
paint
gas
cheese
lights out

this is eck




The funny part is he hates being there, he knows he isn't great.....It's not that easy..

L-girl said...

9C, you might be right, I don't know, but the fans here who love Cito are (mostly) not basing it on anything factual. Most people here say they last paid attention to the Blue Jays in 1993. They freely admit that they woke up in September of 1992 to discover the team was good.

Jere said...

don't forget hair

L-girl said...

In other words, not really baseball fans.

Jere said...

Okay, I think NESN gave a different game which also was a Dodger game which was the most guys on to START an inning, because I swear Don said the inning was the 8th.

But in the '52 Dodgers game, with 19 guys reaching in a row, it makes sense because they scored 15 in that inning. But I also read that "12 scored with 2 outs."

L-girl said...

right, hair

we can try using them all in one sentence. Paint the hair with cheesey gas, that will be lights out.

SoSock said...

Not surprising that Toronto is not loaded with baseball fans, given the climate.
It's definitely a warm weather game.

redsock said...

if you eat hairy cheese, you'll have gas.

tjd said...

A headline on mlb.com says 12 runs without an out recorded is an AL record.

Jere said...

"we haven't even gotten into the "salad" game yet"-Eck

Jere said...

Cleve cuts it to ten

L-girl said...

Toronto weather is pretty much like NYC's.

There might not be much baseball culture here, but it's not down to climate.

It's the secondary sport here. Not nothing, but not hockey.

redsock said...

yay lopez

Kevin said...

WF 2.0 trying to prove that no lead is safe.

Jere said...

Isn't lacrosse the national sport? Does that mean anything or is it just a traditional term?

L-girl said...

There's tons of minor league baseball all through western NY State (Buffalo, Rochester, Utica, etc) and they have some of the toughest weather in the country. So, no go on that theory, SoSock. :)

redsock said...

remy must be far better than i give him credit for, because i'm completely sick of eck.

lopez is a left specialist???? now i know --- eck does not really follow the red sox at all.

looking forward to hearing roberts next week.

L-girl said...

Lacrosse is the national sport, yes. I have no idea why or what that means. It's played in a lot of universities, just like in the US.

The sports that really matter to Canadians are all winter sports - hockey, curling, speed skating, downhill skiing. The winter Olympics are called "the Olympics" and the summer games are "the summer Olympics," the opposite of what I was used to hearing.

Grant Salzano said...

A headline on mlb.com says 12 runs without an out recorded is an AL record.

Wow.

redsock said...

get us started again, lugo!!!!

SoSock said...

Interesting - I know that a lot of the HS talent comes from the warm spots - CA, FLA, TX, etc - and they tend to have the stronger college programs.
Question - Do the NY area minor lg teams get good fan support? Although even as I ask it I would suppose that they do just because NY'ers tend to be baseball knowledgable and supportive, as do most New Englanders in general.

redsock said...

tito didn't trust lopez in the 9th.

SoSock said...

(he says knowingly - based on his oh so limited exposure to both :)

Ish said...

Eck on Saito: "I like this guy. Strike thrower."

Does he even watch the games he's working the studio at? Is he watching this game?

Grant Salzano said...

I know that a lot of the HS talent comes from the warm spots - CA, FLA, TX, etc - and they tend to have the stronger college programs.

I believe the southern schools have good college programs because of the climate, but for reasons that wouldn't be applicable to pro teams. That is, the southern schools have climates that allow the baseball players to practice year-round on the field, which partially leads to better facilities, and both of those factors (specifically the ability to practice year-round) probably attracts vastly better recruits on the whole.

Grant Salzano said...

Also, the ability to play year round certainly affects the talent of the southern high schools as well for the same reason, the ability to practice the entire year. Especially at that point in the development, that's probably huge.

redsock said...

eck : seems like there a lot more hbp these days.

i have an idea

GO LOOK IT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

he sounds bored.

L-girl said...

SoSock, I don't know about fan support in those towns. A lot of the cities have had minor league teams forever, and there's not much else to do there, so I hope they have good support. But I've only been to a handful of minor league games ever, so I don't know.

Benjamin said...

Water!

L-girl said...

Filthy water!

Ish said...

The water is dirty.

In what... 2 hours, 40?

redsock said...

hairy cheesey gassy dark* water.






* lights out.

Kevin said...

Very dirty water!

Jere said...

Yanks are only in the 7th. Rays up 6-4.

Benjamin said...

FKR 6 - MFY 4 in the 7th.

Grant Salzano said...

Ahaha... epic glitch, can anyone spot it?

http://i42.tinypic.com/2hgaaft.jpg

Jere said...

ish: 2:35. Remember, we're a dreaded 7:10 team now....

Jere said...

Red Sox projected to win the Yanks-Rays game.

SoSock said...

Wow. 2 hrs 45 minutes.
Hard to believe a game featuring 16 runs was played that fast.

Grant - yeah, I do get that. Guess I was just assuming that the abundance of quality lower level baseball would lead to more interest and fans. But that's probably not so true. Major league sports are certainly a different animal, in all sports, and breed a different fan.

So, question still stands, to any of you from those areas. Do the minor league teams get good fan support around there? Or are the teams just there because of proximity to parent clubs, etc.

Benjamin said...

Yep.

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