May 10, 2009

G32: Red Sox 4, Rays 3

Rays    - 100 011 000 - 3  7  0
Red Sox - 010 200 01x - 4 9 2
Jonathan Papelbon got himself into a bit of a jam in the top of the ninth, walking Akinori Iwamura, committing an error on a pick-off attempt and allowing a single to shallow center to Jason Bartlett.

Bot struck out pinch-hitter Carlos Pena (cbbbs) and Bartlett stole second on strike three without a throw. Second and third, one out, one-run lead. Papelbon (sfb) fanned B.J. Upton on an inside fastball at 95, then he got Carl Crawford (bsbs) swinging at a 97 mph heater.

David Ortiz got the game-winning rally going in the eighth when he doubled off the left field wall off Brian Shouse. Dan Wheeler came in and gave up a double to Jason Bay (who doubled and scored Boston's first run in the second). The two fourth inning runs were on doubles by Jeff Bailey and Jason Varitek (and a fielding error on a popup by Iwamura). Five of Boston's seven hits were doubles.

Dustin Pedroia left the game in the fourth inning with a strained groin, something that has been bothering him for about a week.

The Red Sox flew to Anaheim after the game. A six-game road trip against the Angels and Mariners starts Tuesday night.

***

To make room for Daniel Bard on the roster, Javier Lopez was designated for assignment. It's time to dance!

***

Matt Garza (3.51, 137 ERA+) / Josh Beckett (6.75, 74 ERA+)

Rocco Baldelli, on former teammate Garza:
When he's on, he's throwing a 97 mile-an-hour two-seamer, which is tough on everyone -- lefties and righties, it really doesn't matter. When he's throwing his breaking ball for strikes, whether it be his slider or his curveball, he's tough. ... You just hope you maybe catch him on an off day.
In two starts so far this season, Boston is batting .102 against Garza. Only Jacoby Ellsbury (.421) has a career batting average above .200 (stats).

Kevin Youkilis will make it an even week on the bench by sitting out tonight, and using the off-day Monday to get ready to return on Tuesday in Anaheim. He also doesn't mind if Jason Bay takes his #4 spot in the order:
If he's going to hit the way he is, he can stay there. I'll hit anywhere in the lineup except for leadoff. I don't mind. I'll hit sixth, I don't mind. I've hit there before. I don't think it bothers any of these guys here. It's such a good lineup. I'll hit sixth, seventh -- I don't care. It's actually better to hit sixth or seventh, you get more RBIs [in this lineup].
Daisuke Matsuzaka makes his second rehab start for Pawtucket today, in Columbus, Ohio. ... Baldelli's home run on Saturday was only the second dong hit by a Rhode Island native as a member of the Red Sox; Lefty LeFebvre homered in his first major league plate appearance on June 10, 1938.

NYY/BAL at 1:30 and TOR/OAK at 4.

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Jere said...

That living turd Joba gives up three in the first. I love it. Happy Meth-er's Day!

Patrick said...

Garza's BABIP is a ludicrous .193, and his Fielding independent ERA is 4.34.

There are signs that he is due for regression.

Still...he tends to own us.

redsock said...

"There are signs that he is due for regression."

Starting at about 8:25 tonight.

Jere said...

This is why you can never trust the O's: Third inning: First guy singles. Next two guys walk. Next guy ends the inning.

On the first walk, Adam Jones had been going from first, and overslid the bag, with Jeter tagging him out. The O's announcers then inform us that Jones "hasn't learned how to slide into second yet." After the next guy walked, an inning-ending DP. They lead 3-1, for now.

Ish said...

Sounds to me like the Living Turd doesn't get warm enough to start games. He seems to settle in nicely after giving up runs in the first. Oh well. Too bad for him.

redsock said...

Did JtC fist pump when he got the third out in that first inning? (He seems to enjoy celebrating when his team is losing due to his shitty pitching.)

redsock said...

NYY: 100 00
BAL: 300 0

andy said...

I am confident that tonight will be one of the 100.

Ish said...

MFY 5-3 on a JOHNNY ROCKET! According to John Sterling. Actually that's somewhat clever. Stupid Orioles.

redsock said...

You've set the Clever Bar way too low.

If Damon had been allowed (!) to keep the beard, Sterling could have used "... and it's a Tater for Tarzan!"

Jere said...

"Sounds to me like the Living Turd doesn't get warm enough to start games. He seems to settle in nicely after giving up runs in the first."

He didn't really settle down today as much as pitching in and out of jams--like the one I described in the third. The O's should've had a lot more runs today. It took till just now, but they finally blew the lead in the 7th. Damon 3-run HR makes it 5-3 Yanks.

The two out "rally": Cervelli with an infield single to second, Jeter with a slow roller to third for another cheap single, and Damon homers. 7th inning.

Jere said...

yeah I've been hearing Johnny Rocket a lot this year, unfortunately. He, as usual, makes you wanna slap him in the face good and hard whenever he says it. 2000.

Ish said...

Johnny Rocket is one of those things I'd chuckle out once, then get sick of it quickly.

Jere said...

yes! Mariano in for the ninth.

redsock said...

NYY - 100 000 400 - 5 11 0
BAL - 300 000 000 - 3 10 0

Fin.

andy said...

Dallas Braden in Oakland took a line drive off the chest and pitching hand and is still pitching and coming close to dominating.

nixon33 said...

Aubrey Huff is my new favorite non-Sox player.

9casey said...

With Daneil Bard being called up, you wonder if they want to see what his major league value would be....I am still waiting for that Hanley trade....

Jere said...

9casey--you mean "getting Hanley" or doing what we did with Hanley to get a big player?

redsock said...

Bard up; Lopez DFA

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, SS
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Jason Bay, LF
5. Mike Lowell, 3B
6. J.D. Drew, RF
7. Jeff Bailey, 1B
8. Jason Varitek, C
9. Nick Green, 2B

1. B.J. Upton, CF
2. Carl Crawford, LF
3. Evan Longoria, 3B
4. Pat Burrell, DH
5. Willy Aybar, 1B
6. Ben Zobrist, RF
7. Akinori Iwamura, 2B
8. Jason Bartlett, SS
9. Dioner Navarro, C

9casey said...

Jere said...
9casey--you mean "getting Hanley" or doing what we did with Hanley to get a big player?


I mean getting him....

9casey said...

Lopez , might be a Yankee allready...

9casey said...

Is Bailey the only option at 1B, can't Lowell or Lugo play there?

9casey said...

redsock said...
Bard up; Lopez DFA

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, SS
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Jason Bay, LF
5. Mike Lowell, 3B
6. J.D. Drew, RF
7. Jeff Bailey, 1B
8. Jason Varitek, C
9. Nick Green, 2B



That's not right is it.......Green and FY

redsock said...

Green is the back-up to Bailey.

9casey said...

I see in a article on boston.com Merloni is still trying to make headlines....

redsock said...

No, that can't be right. Stupid Globe. And stupid me for not reading it first.

Kevin said...

Neither Lowell nor Lugo has ever played a game at first (although somehow Lowell does have 67 innings at second), Green has played exactly one inning at first.

No more Lopez! Woohoo!

L-girl said...

"To make room for Daniel Bard on the roster, Javier Lopez was designated for assignment. It's time to dance!"

This just keeps getting better! Thank you Theo!

Ish said...

I won't be threading until late if at all. Bruins are in a do-or-die Game 5 and they get the big TV. I'll be summoning memories of Red Sox years past coming back from down so far. Thinking of chanting "mojo risin!" a few times. Such a great season until they ran into the Carolina Hurricanes. Enjoy the Sox, everyone! I'll be watching them as well.

redsock said...

Good luck, Ish!

L-girl said...

Go Bruins! (For Ish, Tim, Joe Grav and other hockey people here.)

L-girl said...

Are we having problems with the oatmeal? Can someone post the real lineup?

redsock said...

correct: green at ss and fy at 2b

L-girl said...

OK. But you're not going to post a new lineup? I guess not.

redsock said...

Here we go!

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Jason Bay, LF
5. Mike Lowell, 3B
6. J.D. Drew, RF
7. Jeff Bailey, 1B
8. Jason Varitek, C
9. Nick Green, SS

1. B.J. Upton, CF
2. Carl Crawford, LF
3. Evan Longoria, 3B
4. Pat Burrell, DH
5. Willy Aybar, 1B
6. Ben Zobrist, RF
7. Akinori Iwamura, 2B
8. Jason Bartlett, SS
9. Dioner Navarro, C

L-girl said...

thanks :)

redsock said...

... not much more room in the bed for shit to go, josh.

win.

L-girl said...

Nice start.

Benjamin said...

Pitch efficient.

L-girl said...

What month will it be when Toronto falls to earth?

Benjamin said...

Pink bats for Mother's Day?

L-girl said...

Damn Crawford, no OTT.

L-girl said...

Also pink wristbands and pink catching gear to be auctioned off for Susan Komen Fdtn.

Benjamin said...

Is the 7 still mowed into the CF grass?

L-girl said...

Not Mother's Day - Breast Cancer Awareness on Mother's Day.

A Conformer said...

Woo! A game I can watch. Let's kill this FKRs.

redsock said...

I believe that is:

Hooters Presents Breast Cancer Awareness on Mother's Day

Benjamin said...

Uh, talk to each other?

L-girl said...

Everyone ok?

redsock said...

Careful Green, we don't want to have to use our 4th string SS.

Benjamin said...

Been better.

L-girl said...

truped again

Kevin said...

Fucker

A Conformer said...

... not much more room in the bed for shit to go, josh.Yep, we're almost in Spud territory here. And shit, there's a run.

L-girl said...

"Been better."

Heh. I heard there was a collision. But never mind.

****

Not Hooters, but constant merchandising with raising money for breast cancer research. Goddess forbid anyone should just donate money without buying something at the same time.

redsock said...

fear not: garza is a good candidate to spit the bit.

L-girl said...

Castig is doing his impersonation of Orsillo, rattling off numbers.

Unfortunately it's about most RBIs vs Sox, all-time.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
"Been better."

Heh. I heard there was a collision. But never mind.

****

Not Hooters, but constant merchandising with raising money for breast cancer research. Goddess forbid anyone should just donate money without buying something at the same time




Yeah people need people to know how good and kind they are...so they were a wristband to remind us....

redsock said...

i click to other windows and click back, i always see a fkr runner going nuts around the bases. luckily it is replays of crawford every time!

Jere said...

Morgan--if a replay is proving you wrong while speaking, it's okay to say "Oh, nope, I was completely wrong."

Edward Lee said...

JFC, Josh. There is no reason for any of these chodes in the 5-9 spots to see the bases against you, ever.

L-girl said...

"Yeah people need people to know how good and kind they are...so they were a wristband to remind us...."

It's supposed to remind us all about the dangers of breast cancer. That part is ok (IMO).

It's all the companies urging us to buy pink crap and a tiny portion of the sale will go to cancer research. It's so out of control it's got its own name: pinkwashing.

Think Before You Pink

Kevin said...

Sit

Score runs

L-girl said...

Runs, please! Lotsa runs, early and often! (Especially early, because I have to leave work in the middle of the game.)

Kevin said...

Bleh

A Conformer said...

Cock. Solid contact by LBJ and FY, but nothing to show for it.

L-girl said...

But solid contact is a good sign. More than we got the last time we saw Garzer.

redsock said...

call the K asshole.

A Conformer said...

Of course, the FKR had lotsa solid contact too. But never mind- glass half full.

Jere said...

To let a reeeeally close pitch go by on 2-2 isn't a "good take," Joe.

Kevin said...

Sit

A Conformer said...

K on the 2-3 pitch. A beautiful pitch, too.

Kevin said...

OTT

Score runs

L-girl said...

"Of course, the FKR had lotsa solid contact too. "

But we expected that, I think.

A Conformer said...

So, I've got a US culture question: what the fuck is so great about mown lawn, anyway? Why the obsession with it?

Kevin said...

J-Bay!

Jere said...

Thun-dubble

A Conformer said...

That was solid contact. Man, Bay is the hottest Canadian I've ever seen.

redsock said...

Man, Bay is the hottest Canadian I've ever seen.

... and you've been to our house

:<(

Jere said...

"So, I've got a US culture question: what the fuck is so great about mown lawn, anyway? Why the obsession with it?"

I'm with ya--let it grow, ladies, you look like you're ten years old!

A Conformer said...

... and you've been to our house

:<(
You weren't Canadian yet (:

Jere said...

nice...woulda scored anyway--then again, maybe if he didn't bobble, the throw woulda been better

Kevin said...

Nice job JD.

Jere said...

almost hit Drew running to 1st!

Jere said...

ish should be back soon--3-0 in hockey is like 30-0 in baseball, right?

Benjamin said...

Is Miller really making fun of Carlos Peña's name for sounding too ethnic?

A Conformer said...

I'm with ya--let it grow, ladies, you look like you're ten years old!Jaja. That too. Although I can't say I've had any first hand experience.

L-girl said...

I missed the DOUNG playing drug dealer to Allan.

(We work one block apart and he has a headache.)

And we're no more Canadian than we were when Ofer visited.

No hotter, either.

Jere said...

and the 7 in CF is still slightly visible.

Benjamin said...

ish should be back soon--3-0 in hockey is like 30-0 in baseball, right?

You're thinking of futbol. That's more like 9-0 in baseball -- a great lead but not completely insurmountable.

L-girl said...

Lawns - the real kind, in front of the house - are an insane North American obsession. Much has been written on why this might be.

Huge waste of water and space.

L-girl said...

Bruins are losing?

Jere said...

Futbol I woulda said 100-0, ha

Jere said...

no, Bruins 3, Whalers 0

A Conformer said...

You're thinking of futbol. That's more like 9-0 in baseball -- a great lead but not completely insurmountable.Obviously you didn't watch the Milan-Liverpool in the Champions' League final in 2007.

redsock said...

Oops. Told L it was a homre! Headache affecting my sight.

Kevin said...

Tek actually threw someone out!

L-girl said...

Allan, I count on you for a reliable scorecard.

Jere said...

"Obviously you didn't watch the Milan-Liverpool in the Champions' League final in 2007."

Obviously. Or any other soccer game in my life.

redsock said...

did upton go on the 1st or 2nd pitch?

L-girl said...

"no, Bruins 3, Whalers 0"

Then Ish won't be back. He'll be enjoying himself too much.

L-girl said...

Whalers?

Jere said...

Yeah, Connecticut's only pro sports team! (Of course, they play in a different city and have a new name now..)

A Conformer said...

Lawns - the real kind, in front of the house - are an insane North American obsession. Much has been written on why this might be.

Huge waste of water and space.
I can deal with the space issue- there's too much of it in the US anyway. Wasting water is a problem, especially with dwindling fresh water supplies world-wide, but hey, it's a wasteful society, so it's not surprising. What I really can't stand is the noise. There's never a minute of quiet in the suburbs with those motherfucking mowers.

Amy said...

Hi, all. I am in and out of the thread, busy with stuff. Hope everyone is well. Allan, hope your headache is better.

redsock said...

Thanks. Without Excedrin, I'm in trouble. And I had none in my desk.

redsock said...

Helllloooooooo..

1st pitch or 2nd pitch?

Jere said...

If I had to guess I'd say it wasn't on the first pitch. But that would be a guess.

Kevin said...

Green...wtf?

Jere said...

Green, you're slower than I thought.

A Conformer said...

Fuck. I was thinking "stay at first".

L-girl said...

"I can deal with the space issue- there's too much of it in the US anyway. Wasting water is a problem, especially with dwindling fresh water supplies world-wide, but hey, it's a wasteful society, so it's not surprising. What I really can't stand is the noise. There's never a minute of quiet in the suburbs with those motherfucking mowers."

I didn't know it was a Problem For Ofer problem. I thought it was a Problem problem.

The water and space are very real issues. Out in AZ and SoCal, bright green lawns and golf courses in the middle of a desert are obscene. And all that space is sprawl, another major environmental problem.

The noise on your ears... well...

Jere said...

We've got the old fashioned mower. Silent. But deadly.

L-girl said...

Also tons of pesticides. Now illegal in Ontario! (Yay)

L-girl said...

OK I'm done.

A Conformer said...

I didn't know it was a Problem For Ofer problem. I thought it was a Problem problem.

The water and space are very real issues. Out in AZ and SoCal, bright green lawns and golf courses in the middle of a desert are obscene. And all that space is sprawl, another major environmental problem.

The noise on your ears... well...
I didn't mean to sound so egotistical. It was more of a knee jerk complaint than a mapping of world problems, but you're right.

A Conformer said...

That was a pretty shot of that foul ball.

nick said...

hi all. just joining the game. according to GDGD those first 3 balls to FY were all strikes. yah?

L-girl said...

And I didn't mean to lecture you, Ofer. That's what you get for hanging around the US suburbs!

redsock said...

ESPN Poll on screen: Has steroid use by players made you less likely to go to a MLB game?

252,797 voters -- 71% said NO

nick said...

hello no. I wanna see long balls! then again they wouldn't have those without the hCG.

A Conformer said...

BTW, A & L, I thought you guys got your citizenship already. No?

L-girl said...

Ofer, any chance you'll be in the Boston area in late July? Tickets are still available for JoS1.

L-girl said...

No citizenship yet. The application is in but we're waiting in the queue.

Edward Lee said...

Conformer -- that was the 2005 CL final where Liverpool came back from 3-0 to tie it and win on penalties.

nick said...

ococ has more walks than flo.

Kevin said...

Encouraging at-bat.

Kevin said...

Not this time...

A Conformer said...

Conformer -- that was the 2005 CL final where Liverpool came back from 3-0 to tie it and win on penalties.Right. Best CL final ever, imho. But was it that long ago?

Edward Lee said...

Coco has more walks than every AL player except Bay and Marco Scutaro.

redsock said...

too early in the game for bay to doung


PC:
Spitter: 13-19-26 - 58
Beckett: 22-14-17 - 53

Edward Lee said...

The 2007 CL final was also AC Milan vs. Liverpool, but Milan won that one 2-1.

redsock said...

lugo in

Jere said...

The Globe was right--Green at 2B!

A Conformer said...

Fuck, is FY OK?

Ish said...

Lugo in because Pedroia's out. Grabbed at the groin or the hip on a swing.

B's leading 3-0 after 2 periods!

redsock said...

shit - i'm on mute, thought green was out.

Kevin said...

Green and Lugo defending up the middle? Ugh...

A Conformer said...

Conformer -- that was the 2005 CL final where Liverpool came back from 3-0 to tie it and win on penalties.Right right right. I guess the memory is the first thing to go...

A Conformer said...

So, our infield right now is Bailey, Green, Lugo, Lowell. Sheesh.

Kevin said...

Wow, nicely done.

Kevin said...

OTT

Jere said...

Melle Mel Ott

Amy said...

What happened to Pedroia?

A Conformer said...

Now, let's bag a puffin.

Jere said...

why are they saying "turf"? Dirt, right?

L-girl said...

I still don't know why Garza is a puffin. Especially when Josh has those puffy cheeks.

redsock said...

"injured groin" sez gdgd

redsock said...

do puffins spit?

nick said...

I saw that on gdgd and my first reading was "ruptured groin". That sounds downright unpleasant.

redsock said...

infields aren't all dusty like in the good old days.

L-girl said...

Radio says groin strain.

Where's Andy when you need him.

Jere said...

dubble bubble

redsock said...

Double Bubble.

Kevin said...

Chewy double!

redsock said...

TED!!!!!!!

Kevin said...

Captain RBI!

SoSock said...

Petey - apparently puuled a hammy or a groin during the swing before he grounded out.

BEETLE!!!

A Conformer said...

Double double!

nick said...

I was enjoying the dust on that footage and thinking about it.

man... love it when these guys knock 'em in. keeping ahead of expectations.

SoSock said...

CAP'N !!!

Jere said...

There was no doubt in my mind Morgan's estimate would be way off on how much Bailey missed a double by. Sure enough, he says it misses by "8 to 10 feet." It was about a foot. Gotta assume he meant inches. Wait, no I don't.

Amy said...

Yay, Tek!

redsock said...

HAHHAHAHAH

-- ah shit.

Jere said...

Green again thrown out at second. At least Tek was hustling.

Kevin said...

Well, that was sheer luck.

Green, you really suck at taking the extra base.

nick said...

wtf! stupid fielding and double stupid running. Guess Green's green.

A Conformer said...

Nice. I love it when breaks go the Sox' way.

But fuck, Green, what's up with the running gaffes?

nick said...

he wants to take your mind off the fielding gaffes?

A Conformer said...

What's a right groin? I though there was only one...

nick said...

Well you don't want to pull the wrong groin. cause ya some trouble.

L-girl said...

If you find out what a right groin is, ask about a hip pointer. I've been trying to figure out that one for years.

Kevin said...

Sit

Jere said...

well between right leg and right side of sack would be right groin and left/left would be left.

A Conformer said...

I understand what it means, it just sounds wrong...

Jere said...

quiz: TB 1st base coach George Hendrick is widely believed to have started what trend?

nick said...

nice throw by beckett.

Kevin said...

Nicely done.

redsock said...

hell of a fastball to gumball.

since the third single in the first, beckett has done very well. only one walk and only 2 balls hit out the infield (13 batters)

A Conformer said...

quiz: TB 1st base coach George Hendrick is widely believed to have started what trend?Spitting?

Jere said...

ha, not spitting.

Kevin said...

First hit allowed since the first inning.

nick said...

quiz: TB 1st base coach George Hendrick is widely believed to have started what trend?does it have to do with his groin?

Kevin said...

Dammit...

Jere said...

yes, first man to sprain another man's groin

L-girl said...

I thought it might be groin-related.

Adios for now. Go Sox.

Jere said...

Miller acted like getting it over Beckett was the key to some kind of mystery hit.

redsock said...

i thought he advocated for the death penalty for fans who do the wave.

Kevin said...

I have to admit, Lugo has looked better thus far this season than I anticipated.

redsock said...

re the wave: i forgot, that was me!

nick said...

cheers for lugo? how fickle the fans.

spraining another guy's groin is a trend?

I've been to some clubs where I guess there was no shortage of first base coaches.

Ish said...

I still don't know why Garza is a puffin. Especially when Josh has those puffy cheeks. - The nose!

puffin!

Jere said...

why did people think I was serious? You can only sprain your own groin anyway.

Jere said...

"I have to admit, Lugo has looked better thus far this season than I anticipated."

He seems to have effed up in some way in every game he's appeared in.

A Conformer said...

cheers for lugo? how fickle the fans.I think booing a great (or former great) player makes no sense, while cheering a usually crappy player that does something good is more than fine.

Jere said...

okay, I'll tell you... no, I'll wait till 201 or later so it doesn't get buried.

Kevin said...

Sit

nick said...

oh, I'm all for the cheering. it's the booing for your players that annoys me and it's that they flip on a dime. They'll be booing him soon enough, I'm sure (though I hope he doesn't give 'em even a vague excuse).

Here's Cyn Donnelly on the booing.

A Conformer said...

Wow, it's been about 5 minutes of Joe Morgan chest-thumping already.

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