May 12, 2009

G33: Red Sox 4, Angels 3

Red Sox - 010 000 021 - 4  8  2
Angels - 100 100 100 - 3 6 0
The night owls were rewarded with a win (at 1:27 AM) as the Red Sox tied the game in the eighth and Jason Varitek doubled home J.D. Drew in the top of the ninth for what turned out to be the winning run.

Boston trailed 3-1 after seven innings (the one run was a Drew dong to center). Facing Jose Arredondo, Varitek popped to shortstop, but Nick Green and Jacoby Ellsbury singled and Julio Lugo walked. Bases loaded. Exit Arredondo, enter Darren Oliver. David Ortiz fell behind 1-2, then was hit on the left wrist, forcing home a run. Oliver turned things over to Scot Shields and Jason Bay tied the game with a grounder to second.

In the Los Angeles eighth, Ramon Ramirez (aka Pedro) was forced to deal with a base runner thanks to an inning-opening fielding error by Lugo, but Ram-Ram left the runner on second.

In the ninth, Drew singled to left-center off Shields (on an 0-2 pitch). After Jeff Bailey lined out to center (Torii Hunter's 8th putout of the night), Varitek doubled to the gap in right-center, giving Boston its first lead of the game. Jonathan Papelbon walked Bobby Abreu with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, but then fanned Hunter to save the win.

Earlier: Roy Halladay and the Blue Jays defeated the Yankees 5-1, so New York drops to 6.5 GB, while Boston remains 1 GB.

Before the game, Kevin Youkilis was put on the disabled list, retroactive to May 5. Gil Velazquez was called up.

***

Justin Masterson (5.28, 94 ERA+) / Jered Weaver (2.66, 181 ERA+)

After playing on 17 consecutive days (and going 11-6), the Red Sox rested in Anaheim on Monday before beginning their second (and last) west coast trip of the regular season tonight. This weekend's series against the Mariners is their only visit to Seattle.

Kevin Youkilis may return to the lineup tonight; he last played on Monday, May 4. Dustin Pedroia (strained groin) will likely not play.

MLB.com:
Weaver is coming off his first career complete game last Thursday, when he limited the explosive Blue Jays to one run and three hits while striking out eight. Weaver faced just three batters over the minimum, tying up hitters with a slider he said was as good as he's ever had during the course of a game. ... Weaver beat the Red Sox in his season debut at home on April 10, holding them to one unearned run in 6.2 innings while striking out eight and walking two.
In his last 8.2 innings of work, Hideki Okajima has allowed only three hits and no runs (six appearances), with 10 strikeouts. Terry Francona:
He's locating the fastball, both sides of the plate, to both types of hitters. [Sunday] he threw a great split. He's real confident in his command right now. If he falls behind he still throws the ball to the location he wants to - that 87 or 88 looks a lot harder. It's a lot of swings and misses.
AAA: Pawtucket collected 20 hits and beat Columbus 9-1. Michael Bowden allowed one earned run in 7.1 inning -- and his ERA went up, to 1.06. ... On Sunday, Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched four shutout innings (58 pitches), allowing four hits and two walks; he had no strikeouts.

***

The first-place Blue Jays host the Yankees at 7 PM: Burnett/Halladay. ...
If you watched YES, you would have no idea that Alex Rodriguez was mixed up with that silly steroids nonsense and would naturally assume that every single baseball fan -- even those on the road -- is cheering his return. P.S. Michael Kay is still loathsome.

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westcoastsox said...

Wouldn't you know it? The Sox are on the west coast, and WestCoastSox is ... in New York. There's no way I'm staying up for this one tonight - have fun everybody!

nixon33 said...

Masterson, you crazy beautiful bastard, WIN!

Benjamin said...

After playing on 17 consecutive days (and going 11-6), the Red Sox rested in Anaheim on Monday before beginning their second (and last) west coast trip of the regular season tonight.

Sweet. For the rest of the season, the latest any game will start is 8:11 pm (@ CWS).

Pokerwolf said...

If you watched YES, you would have no idea that Alex Rodriguez was mixed up with that silly steroids nonsense and would naturally assume that every single baseball fan -- even those on the road -- is cheering his return. P.S. Michael Kay is still loathsome.I bet they hammered on Manny about his steroid use too. Sheesh.

redsock said...

... because getting truckfulls of taxpayer money to build a stadium isn't enough of a fleecing ...

AP: "While monitoring the wind, home runs and empty seats close to the field at their new ballpark, the New York Yankees are selling off their old stadium in bits and pieces. ...

The wall was cut out that Jeter jumped over during his famous 12th-inning catch against Boston on July 1, 2004, along with the seats he landed in likely will be auctioned. ..."

L-girl said...

"P.S. Michael Kay is still loathsome."

The team pays his salary, and gives him his marching orders. If he has a problem with that, we won't know until he writes his own book (after being fired or retiring).

9casey said...

No Fat Billy stuff today......you're slippin'

redsock said...

Didn't seem to be a whole lot there.

Though FB mentioning his risk of hereditary heart disease by mentioning his step-father was Rog at his best.

redsock said...

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Julio Lugo, 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

Finn: According to a report in the upcoming issue of Sports Illustrated, Manny Ramirez knew he would be suspended for testing positive for a banned substance since mid-April, but chose not to share the news with Dodgers management.

Zenslinger said...

A-Rod commits an error vs. Toronto.

Quick, name two Yankees with lower BA than Ortiz...?

That's right, the $45m+ corner infielding tandem of Tex and A-Rod!

Jere said...

2-0 Jays on a Rolen double. Still two on, 0 out vs Burnett

Zenslinger said...

I realize fantasy baseball doesn't make for very interesting comments. But I just today picked up Adam Jones (CF for Baltimore) off the scrap heap today. And now he's homered twice in two innings. The Orioles take the lead back, 6-5, after suffering through a 5-run second inning.

And there are two runs in against Burnett, still with no outs in the fourth. That guy seems to be one of those pitchers that kills the first time through the lineup, and then...watch out.

Jere said...

scrote fly, 3-0 Js

Jere said...

Matsui leaves game with tired wrist muscle. I mean, hamstring strain.

9casey said...

Jere said...
Matsui leaves game with tired wrist muscle. I mean, hamstring strain.



Jere, I watched your interview today, nice job.....Did it spike the sales at all?

Ish said...

Jere is there any video of your interview online?

Jere said...

9,000 (9K) (9KC) (9casey): Glad you saw it, considering I think I gave you the wrong time! We did see a spike today, but that's just checking Amazon--hopefully people are rushing out to stores to buy it.

"I realize fantasy baseball doesn't make for very interesting comments."

Like listening to someone describe a dream, ha.

Jere said...

Don't think it's online anywhere. Hopefully I can get it on there at some point.

Hill dong, bottom 8. 4-1 TOR.

Jere said...

Abrams: "The Rogers Centre fans are chanting “steroids” at Alex and a fan just threw a foul ball he hit back on the field."

Ish said...

Why is Kevin Kennedy being interviewed in the Red Sox Gameday Live? Are we going to see him in the booth with Don and not Dave Roberts?

PLEASE NO!

9casey said...

Jere said...
9,000 (9K) (9KC) (9casey): Glad you saw it, considering I think I gave you the wrong time!



I DVR'ed it at both times saw the 11 o'clock version....That must be pretty cool....are you a professional writer(is it your career)? will there be a sequel? not to be nosey but is there good dough in writing a book?

Ish said...

TC with the beard/goatee thing and broadcasting from the sportsdesk studio... Looks like a demon broadcasting live from the Underworld.

9casey said...

Jere said...


Hill dong, bottom 8. 4-1 TOR.


Good thing Halladay doesn't get paid by the hour....

9casey said...

Ish said...
TC with the beard/goatee thing and broadcasting from the sportsdesk studio... Looks like a demon broadcasting live from the Underworld.



Yeah but is hair is still 4th grade choir boy , with just enough Aqua Net...

Jere said...

"are you a professional writer(is it your career)? will there be a sequel? not to be nosey but is there good dough in writing a book?"

I wish....

Possibly....

NNNOOOPE. Well, there can be I guess....my mom does it professionally.

Jere said...

Can Halladay win it in 100 pitches or less? Two outs away, he's at 93. 5-1.

Jere said...

Tex ends it, on the 103rd pitch.

9casey said...

Aaron Hil is batting .357 with 9hr's and 30 ribeyes......is 2b the new ss.....

Ish said...

Meanwhile the Bruins have just beaten Carolina in Raleigh and force a Game 7 on Thursday night!

Celtics are down by 9 halfway through the 3rd quarter but are trying to claw their way back in Game 5.

Come on! Another Boston sweep! Print it!

redsock said...

not to be nosey but is there good dough in writing a book?

probably as likely as making good dough writing a blog!

redsock said...

Red Sox Health Status

L-girl said...

Hi all. Watching but not threading tonight. Too late for me to be at the computer!

I see someone is asking about making money writing books. How amusing. 90% of professional writers earn most of their living doing other things, like teaching. And those are the professional writers!

L-girl said...

Enjoy the game... buenos noches...

Benjamin said...

Orsillo says Pedroia is cleared to come off the bench tonight.

Ish said...

Youk to the DL retro to May 5

Benjamin said...

FKRs lose 7-5.

Benjamin said...

Such a zoomed out camera.

Ish said...

Yup. Kevin Kennedy in the booth with Don tonight.

redsock said...

we have the laa feed -- and they ARE YELLING!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

hmmm - maybe i should be glad to not have nesn

Benjamin said...

Close.

Ish said...

Kennedy's not too bad so far. But I'll be watching some more hockey on the big TV and watch the Red Sox on the little one on mute.

Benjamin said...

Lugo being Youko.

Jere said...

"Such a zoomed out camera."

Or is this just the "get re-accustomed to the non-straightaway view" that will occur at the beginning of every road trip since our park is the only one to have that stupid angle?

Kevin said...

Well-earned walk.

A Conformer said...

If I remember right, the Sox gave Weaver his first career loss. It's a good night for nostalgia tonight.

Jere said...

"I'll be watching some more hockey "

Non-Bruins hockey beats Red Sox? Because it's playoffs I assume?

Benjamin said...

The angle is more oblique, but it's also much more zoomed out compared to Fox and ESPN feeds (especially Fox). You can actually see what's happening and get something of a read of balls off the bat.

A Conformer said...

I sometimes think of the Celtics as the K-eltics. Am I the only one? BTW, watching the 4th quarter and threading here...

Ish said...

Metrodome has the Fenway angle too. Baltimore always had an overhead view.

Benjamin said...

Kennedy keeps eating his mike and trailing off mumbling.

Benjamin said...

22 pitches, at least.

Jere said...

there's also the HD vs non thing--I have old school square-ass TV

Benjamin said...

Let's not have one of those innings, Masterson.

Kevin said...

Erm, Justin, throw strikes please.

Benjamin said...

Throw strikes.

SoSock said...

bleh
4-pitch walk

Kevin said...

Those weren't strikes Justin...

nick said...

Hi all. don't know how long I'll last tonight, but I've got laundry, so a while at least.

I actually just got a "new" square-ass TV. It's a 32" with a decent picture compared to the one one I used to have. I appreciate hand-me-downs.

I don't appreciate bases loaded.

SoSock said...

bleh, bleh
9 pitches - only 1 strike and it was a swing so who actually knows?

Kevin said...

Alright, minimal damage.

Let's get some runs

A Conformer said...

Even with that inning, Masterson threw less pitches than Weaver.

Benjamin said...

Drew!

redsock said...

FIRE!

Kevin said...

FIRE!!!!

nick said...

I'd love to know what Pedroia said on that one. I like seeing Francona laughing in the dugout.

Jere said...

Celts: 17-3 run to end game and get the win. Sox again have to be the 3rd Bsn team to win.

Ish said...

Celtics win! 2 for 2 for Boston. Let's make it 3 for 3 eh?

Who donged? I wasn't watching.

Ish said...

Fire! Nice.

Benjamin said...

Who donged? I wasn't watching.


Drew

Jere said...

Come on, experience panadamonium, Green.

Jere said...

sibilance

Jere said...

deleting that comment took the meaning out of my follow-up!

Benjamin said...

Just checking whether they fixed the html bug, because there was an odd amount of space in my prior comment. Sorry, Jere.

redsock said...

alright, we got the run back, so let's go justin.

donkey > monkey

Benjamin said...

K.

Benjamin said...

Strikes, please.

Jere said...

cue comment about Justin taking lessons from Dice-K

Ish said...

It's so frustrating seeing guys who would dominate if they threw more strikes just screwing AROUND the zone. In this case it looks like Masterson's just having control issues.

Benjamin said...

DP, please.

Ish said...

Okay so there was my Dice-K comment but without saying Dice-K.

Jere said...

thanks Chone

redsock said...

thank you chone

Benjamin said...

Shit.

redsock said...

c'mon tek, i thought you make our pitchers good.

redsock said...

yay bay

and three angels don't get their wings

Ish said...

So who is Masterson being tonight? Dice-K? Lester? He's being pretty Houdinish right now.

Benjamin said...

Good. Runs, please.

Kevin said...

Justin Masterzaka gets out of the jam.

Patrick said...

This lineup of ours doesn't inspire much confidence.

Benjamin said...

Jim Joyce is a shouty ump.

redsock said...

come on flo, you OWN these losers.

Benjamin said...

Not a swing.

Amy said...

Just checking in to say goodnight. Hate these west coast games (sorry Westcoastsox and Andy and whoever else lives out there). And this is our last trip out there? Weird, not that I am complaining.

redsock said...

lets allow fewer than 3 baserunners thios inning, m kay?

redsock said...

was that WARNINGS?

wtf?

A Conformer said...

lets allow fewer than 3 baserunners thios inning, m kay?And fewer than 1 run.

Patrick said...

I like this rivalry. We own them when it counts.

Jere said...

7 was in '69

Jere said...

oh, they caught it as I did. Carew: 7 steals of home in '69.

Jere said...

6 LOB thru 3 for them

Pepe Lepew said...

Hey, it's not that late here in the Rockies. How about those B's? Those C's? Caps-Pens Game 7 tomorrow night.

Benjamin said...

http://boston.com/redsox works.
http://boston.com/celtics works.
http://boston.com/patriots works.
http://boston.com/bruins not so much.

Ish said...

Pepe this is a very special time of the year. Watching the Ducks/Red Wings game and hoping the Ducks win and force a Game 7 here too.

Ish said...

Ben I've noticed that too. I don't get why.

Ish said...

11:20 and I am running out of gas. Meh. I'm 21 years old. I should be staying up until at least 2 each night, right?

Ish said...

Another walk!

Benjamin said...

If you're 21, then you should probably be passed out on the bathroom floor in a pool of schlitz and schvitz.

Ish said...

I feel like I should be calling him Master Wok now.

redsock said...

we're counting on you, chone

Ish said...

Ben that's true. I am not a prototypical 21 year old. Most drinks I've tried I didn't like. The only ones I have liked are Mike's lemonades, and it's very rare if I'm still up after 1. Usually to bed around 11:30.

Benjamin said...

Bleh.

Jere said...

Double whammy: NESN loves to show the wrong base, Lugo loves to cut balls off just for fun. We got both on that play.

redsock said...

fuckin' kids today ... in my day, i drank a 12 pack of reingold, passed out at 2 and got up for work at 5:30.

nick said...

small comfort is that it's still only 2-1 all things considered.

Ish said...

Trust me, Allan. I am a statistical anomaly.

Kevin said...

Major damage avoided

Runs please

Ish said...

This game could have been 9-1 by now.

Kevin said...

If he can get us five or six innings with only two or three runs I'll be satisfied.

But I really would like to get him back in the bullpen.

nick said...

I hear you and Bukowski used to hang back in the day. Your shot-for-shot duels are legendary.

A Conformer said...

When I was 21 I was in the army. We used to drink mostly Johnny Walker black label and black coffee there. And I sometimes worked from 7am till noon the next day.

Benjamin said...

fuckin' kids today ... in my day, i drank a 12 pack of reingold, passed out at 2 and got up for work at 5:30.

Is that how you met Laura?

redsock said...

no, but it was around the same time.

Benjamin said...

Oak 10 - KC 0. Guessing Greinke isn't pitching.

Patrick said...

Ish, you're 21? Have you taken the tour at the red hook yet? It's the best dollar you can spend.

Benjamin said...

Past a diving Lugo.

redsock said...

omg lugo

Patrick said...

I blinked and the Angels are up again.

nick said...

ooh. Healthy Slugo shoulda had that. no extension in his body.

redsock said...

can daniel bard play SS?

Patrick said...

Can anyone play SS?!?! This middle infield situation is sad.

Ish said...

Patrick I'm planning on doing that at some point this summer. Up in Portland I believe you can tour the smuttynose brewery with about as much beer for free! I think... Haha

redsock said...

thanx torii, you tool

Ish said...

I still like Green for shortstop but a healthy Pedroia meats Green rides the pine when honestly he shouldn't be. He's been good offensively as well. Similar numbers to the other guys.

Jere said...

but they always say, guys like Green playing for long periods of time exposes them, which is why he hasn't been a starter in his career. He has done a fine job, though.

Kevin said...

Runs please?

redsock said...

lyndon may run here!

Jere said...

yes! bunt single, steal. Inning going acc. to plan

redsock said...

no chance!

Jere said...

nice job flugo

redsock said...

it's tizzle time

Patrick said...

drive yourself home, there papa.

Jere said...

hey maybe if we all predict a dong for Papi it will happen.

I predict a dong.

redsock said...

jered: i wanna see The Face

Benjamin said...

Fuck.

Patrick said...

That's unfortunate.

Jere said...

juan rifuckinvera

redsock said...

shit. and double shit.

Kevin said...

Damn...

nixon33 said...

Was he really out?
THESE ARE THE ANGELCUNTS OF ASSHOLEHEIM, PEOPLE! WE NEED TO WIN

nixon33 said...

By a mile. Wow

Jere said...

Ellsbury has to give us a better slide there. Terrible. He could've even just stepped over the guy's leg.

Benjamin said...

Hey, why not block the plate even before you've received the ball. Not like they'll call you on it.

nixon33 said...

late to the party, but man, this lineup tonight. FML

redsock said...

mdc up

Jere said...

Justin with a legendary performance (if he was a Yankee pitcher--this would be monument-worthy: "if you just take out those bad parts, this could be considered the best start of all time!"

redsock said...

Masterson: 6-5-2-4-2, 105

damn walks ...

Benjamin said...

At least the walks seemed like they were mostly 4-pitch ones.

Patrick said...

I want an equalizing dong here.

Jere said...

little hustle, ball boy. Even Lowell rolled his eyes at him!

nixon33 said...

ha, jere.

Patrick said...

Arredondo up in the LAA bullpen. not really a pitcher to look forward to.

nixon33 said...

1 FUCKING RUN IS NOT INSURMOUNTABLE.

Patrick said...

not even for this rag tag band of merry men.

redsock said...

6-5-2-4-3.

Jere said...

freakin bobble

redsock said...

next inning

FY PH for green?

Benjamin said...

It feels like early April again, unfortunately.

Jere said...

all because of Lowell nonchalanting that ball

nixon33 said...

well fuck me.

Ish said...

well fuck me. • One, two, three, Not it!

Kevin said...

Shit

Well, their bullpen has a 6.75 ERA, so there should be plenty of opportunities.

nixon33 said...

snore.

Patrick said...

not it!

nixon33 said...

Runs.

redsock said...

time for mr. heidi to rock and roll.

Jere said...

"time for mr. heidi to rock and roll."

at the Fleetwood in Redondo Beach

SoSock said...

All around sucky night.
My LL team stank up the field tonight, had no business even being ON a field, they were so bad.
We even had a fight IN the dugout between 2 of my players.
Let's hope this gets better

redsock said...

FY PH for lugo?

Kevin said...

Environmentally friendly single!

Jere said...

tying run on 1st

redsock said...

"We even had a fight IN the dugout between 2 of my players."

sosock may have lost control of the clubhouse.

LYNDON!!!!!!!!!!!!

nixon33 said...

Come on Lugo you fucker

SoSock said...

Signs of life?

Jere said...

my fantasy team is sosock's little league team

A Conformer said...

I'm predicting sluggo.

Jere said...

boras behind plate

Ish said...

I just realized right now that I'm switching between hockey and the Red Sox and both sporting events are taking place in the same city. It would be different if it was Los Angeles or New York but... Anaheim.

SoSock said...

sosock deinitely lost control of the clubhouse tonight.
I was coaching 3rd base when the fists flew, but I still took it personally. Heads will roll.

Jere said...

loaded. gold.

Benjamin said...

Do it, Papi.

nixon33 said...

BIG FUCKING PAPI, LETS GO>>>>>>>>>>>>>

redsock said...

a grand salami dong, anyone?

SoSock said...

OK Papi - no dp plz

Jere said...

yes, I predict a grandmother slamfather

nixon33 said...

boras behind plate
Super Agent Man

Ish said...

Ducks for Papi!

Kevin said...

Loaded for Papi

Lugo, I was pleasantly surprised that you managed to not make an out

redsock said...

re lugo/out - i was shocked.

Ish said...

I went into this tiny italian food shop today that had specialty cheeses and lots of italian meats. I saw a lot of grand salamis there - I hope to see another one right here!

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