May 14, 2009

G35: Angels 5, Red Sox 4 (12)

Red Sox - 011 100 010 000 - 4 15  0
Angels - 102 000 100 001 - 5 11 0
17 LOB. 3-for-22 with RISP.

Opposites:
Julio Lugo: 5-for-6
David Ortiz: 0-for-7, 12 LOB
***

Brad Penny (6.90, 72 ERA+) / Ervin Santana (2008: 3.49, 127 ERA+)

Instead of facing Joe Saunders, we get Santana, who will make his 2009 debut.

Santana was sidelined by a collateral ligament sprain in his right elbow during spring training. David Ortiz is 5-for-9 against Santana: .556/.636/1.111. It's time to get that big bat going.

***

When Daniel Bard (the bringer of cheese) came out of the pen for his major league debut last night, the Angels had runners men on second and third:
"To be honest with you, I thought there was just a guy on second until the third pitch I threw. Then I looked over and saw Hunter on third. I hope Farrell doesn't see this.

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Zenslinger said...

Guess we have to hope Santana's shaky in his return. It's pretty amazing the young pitching the Angels have pulled out their asses. Nice, deep ballclub. Like ours.

By the way, how have we managed to win 21 games (only Toronto and the LA Dodgers have won more) with our starting pitching performance so far?

redsock said...

Posted at SoSH:

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

Zenslinger said...

Yay, Pedro's back.

Jere said...

TC and Daubach live from the Boston Garden. Weird to see a baseball pre-game show with ice and yellow seats in the background.

nixon33 said...

Ok no more fucking around and making nobodies look like Cy Fucking Young.
WIN.

redsock said...

hahah -- standing around like tourists

L-girl said...

"By the way, how have we managed to win 21 games (only Toronto and the LA Dodgers have won more) with our starting pitching performance so far?"

I was wondering about this yesterday.

I've come to the conclusion that we have been scoring more runs than our opponents.

Jere said...

a fairy tale return for Dustin

little jerry said...

hello all. Following along on cbs game center. They predict both Abreu and Ortiz will hit their first home runs today.

redsock said...

laa tv guy mark gubiza praises the plate ump for "not being afraid to ring up ortiz" on a good pitch.

nixon33 said...

little jerry seinfeld?

Jere said...

Little Jerry pulling a Lucky Cliff

little jerry said...

you know it.

Jere said...

Almost Reese-ean

redsock said...

jason: you gotta dive into the stands on those. or else they don't count

Jere said...

Did you hear where Papelbon selected Bay as "toughest guy on the team"?

L-girl said...

Little Jerry, cool blog! A kindred spirit, I see. See my most recent "what i'm reading" post. :)

redsock said...

rootin tootin beckett is not tough?

Jere said...

I thought Little Jerry's blog is just a blog he reads...

L-girl said...

How can a blog on your profile page not be your own blog? Does blogger do that?

L-girl said...

Oh yes, my mistake, it's a blog LJ follows, not writes. Still a cool blog to follow.

Jere said...

It's under "blogs I follow." But, of course, him just reading that can still make you kindred spirits.

Jere said...

three bat flips this series, one HR. You'd think he'd learn to stop making a fool of himself.

nixon33 said...

Jacoco Scaredsbury

Jere said...

Rx

L-girl said...

Jere, right, I saw that as soon as I finished posting my earlier comment. (See right above your comment.) And re kindred spirits, probably. Just not as impressive as writing it himself.

little jerry said...

You just freaked me out thinking that an old embarrassing blog of mine is still listed under my name. A friend is one of the founders for labornerd. Its no JOS, but still very good.

L-girl said...

Rx!

L-girl said...

Oh no, nothing embarrassing has been revealed yet.

Jere said...

gets the b. n.

redsock said...

ump still not a coward

Zenslinger said...

"Gum-BALL! Gum-BALL!"

redsock said...

jeff walking and chewing gum at the same time

L-girl said...

These Fox announcers are acting like they never heard called strikes before. Going insane.

redsock said...

so gumball got hit. rats.

lugo will save us

Jere said...

1-1 us.

L-girl said...

Secret Single!

Jere said...

torii luckii that wasn't an inside the parker

Jere said...

here comes a dong for Jacoby, on a hanging breaking ball

Jere said...

actually, now I just want a single.

redsock said...

yeah, a homer would clear the bases and end the rally.

Zenslinger said...

Sluuuu-go, yeah man.

Jere said...

well i'd like every guy to hit a homer but I'd prefer Jacoby slaps one to the outfield to get the two runs there instead of taking a big upper cut swing and popping out. Is all I'm sayin.

Zenslinger said...

Bit of an ugly 5th inning for San Diego:

BB BB BB BB 2B 2B

Still no outs.

Zenslinger said...

Whoops, there was an out. First batter.

L-girl said...

nice catch from the canuck

Jere said...

qu'kinning

redsock said...

5 pitch inning/

Jeremy said...

Penny looks to be very efficient in the first two innings today. I like seeing them swing early and get outs from contact.

Jere said...

no that's fair assholes

nixon33 said...

YOU FAT FUCKING COCKSUCKER THAT WAS A FAIR BALL I COULD SEE IT IN REAL TIME YOU CUNTY MOTHERFUCKER.

L-girl said...

Clearly fair.

redsock said...

they call it fair and sosha will start crying

L-girl said...

I saw it live too, didn't need a reply, clearly fair.

redsock said...

biggesr whiny mf-er in the game.

L-girl said...

"qu'kinning"

nice! how arctic of you.

Benjamin said...

Bit of an ugly 5th inning for San Diego:

BB BB BB BB 2B 2B

Still no outs.


People like to focus on the Nationals because they combine terrible on-field performance with hilarious off-field mismanagement, but people shouldn't lose sight of just how shockingly awful the Padres are.

Jere said...

good job by David and Jason

L-girl said...

Fox: "Pedroia almost came up short."

Doesn't he always?

(Says a short person.)

Zenslinger said...

38 RBI in the 25th game for Bay. Not exactly Longorian, but still pretty fuckin' awesome.

Jere said...

I know HD is the current thing or whatever, but companies should keep regular TVs in mind and not put important things like their phone number in the corner of the screen where it's almost entirely cut off on a "regular" TV.

redsock said...

gubiza saying how smart pedroia was for knowing the liner would be caught and going back to tag.

no, you idiot. he went back because if it was caught, he could advance, and if it was not caught -- and it nearly sailed over abreu's glove, he could have walked home.

it was the smart play no matter what.

redsock said...

plus because fy was on third, it was a "productive out"!!!!

Edward Lee said...

Sac bunt, K, flyout plz

Jere said...

way to get em over centaurus

Benjamin said...

K, sac bunt, flyout plz

Jere said...

SOmehow I don't think Bobby's sacrificing here.

Edward Lee said...

The sac bunt request was addressed to Izturis (1st and 2nd, none out), and he botched it.

Benjamin said...

K, flyout, sac bunt plz.

Jere said...

I was referring to the second request where the sac bunt came as the second out.

L-girl said...

Annoyii

Benjamin said...

Sheeeit.

Edward Lee said...

Yeah, I realized that after I posted. Benjamin's obviously being facetious.

FREE CLAY BUCHHOLZ

Benjamin said...

Runs, please.

Benjamin said...

At least that wasn't a one-pitch double play.

Edward Lee said...

Way to take pitches, fellas.

Jere said...

kinda similar to Penny's inning

little jerry said...

woohoo!

L-girl said...

LBJingle

Jere said...

will Papi's first dong be grand?

Benjamin said...

Hopefully Santana missed the memo while he was gone about pitching inside to Pedroia.

Edward Lee said...

I sort of wanted Pedroia to swing on that 3-0 inside fastball.

L-girl said...

ok papi, now is the time.

now is always the time. but NOW would be very nice.

Jere said...

here we go, parent of Slam's parent.

Benjamin said...

Kinda makes Bailey and Tek look like assholes for swinging away.

Jere said...

wait, no..whatever, just hit a grand dong

Amy said...

Heh, a day game. Yay. Of course, I just got home and have to make dinner soon. But a few innings is better than no innings. And we are tied up!

Zenslinger said...

NOW is the time, Daveeeeed!

little jerry said...

starting...

Jere said...

crackpatch

L-girl said...

ack

little jerry said...

next time

Zenslinger said...

God. Dammit.

nixon33 said...

poor david...

Benjamin said...

I miss Papi.

redsock said...

all part of the plan to get him at 2B

Ish said...

Hey everyone. Love these weekday afternoon games. Of course I say that every time.

I am also glad to see the Red Sox tying the game. Not glad to see Ortiz still struggling but he'll get out of it at some point. But that's why there are 9 hitters in a lineup and not 1.

Ish said...

Drew's got one of those deceptively strong arms. He can rare back if needed.

Edward Lee said...

Good job by Drew getting rid of the ball quickly.

Sadly, I'm also slightly impressed that Bailey managed to get out of the way.

Ish said...

Secret Weapon!

Edward Lee said...

CLIMB THE LADDER

L-girl said...

So Lugo, you DO know what to do with that glove!

Benjamin said...

Hey everyone. Love these weekday afternoon games. Of course I say that every time.

I'd rather they be earlier in the afternoon if they're going to be afternoon games, though, since then they finish before I have to think about leaving work. (Of course they are, local time.)

L-girl said...

Weekday day games are the best. I wish I was there.

L-girl said...

Announcers praising Tek for what Allan always rags on him for.

redsock said...

gubiza actually prasiing tek as "the best in the game" at standing up when he wants a fastball up.

oh
my
god

Benjamin said...

Why don't I remember that there was a team in 1890 named the Cleveland Infants?

L-girl said...

I love the 3:30 start - it's when I usually finish being productive for the day anyway. I can get a good day's work done, watch a game, and still have an evening free. Ahhhh.

Edward Lee said...

gubiza actually praising tek as "the best in the game" at standing up when he wants a fastball up.How many catchers do this? Is it more than one?

L-girl said...

The Cleveland Infants? Wow!

redsock said...

true. if he is the only one, he IS the best. as well as the worst.

infants? western or american association or something>

Amy said...

Loving that Bay!

redsock said...

BAY with the balt dong

L-girl said...

Butcher can be on the all-?? team with Weaver, Baker, Hunter, Fisher. I think it was the All Trades Team.

Benjamin said...

Players' League.

Jere said...

Did the Infants play the Orphans? Probably not I guess.

redsock said...

didn't paul o'neill's great-grandfather play on the infants?

Ish said...

L, in my case I love this 3:30 start tonight because it doesn't conflict with hockey and basketball, and be able to go to bed at a normal time tonight! Sox at 3:30, Celtics at 7, Bruins at 8. Plus another Game 7 hockey game (ironically the Anaheim Ducks and Red Wings) at 7.

Benjamin said...

Just fuck you, Tek.

Amy said...

Been chatting on line with my daughter so have missed all the chat here. Oh well.


And we are still tied.

Amy said...

3:30 start time works for me (though I missed the first hour). I get to see part of the game before my eyes are falling out of my head.

L-girl said...

Amy, you haven't missed anything. That's one of the good thing about gamethreads. They're fun when you're here, but you don't miss anything if you're not.

Ish, you're such a fan, that's cool.

L-girl said...

"didn't paul o'neill's great-grandfather play on the infants?"

LOL. Excellent.

little jerry said...

okay, time to head home. Hopefully will catch the final inning or two. Go Sox!

Amy said...

Well, I am going to cook and watch, but cannot type also. Be back if the game is still on when I am done. But let's hope we break this tie soon and win in nine innings.

Jere said...

"you haven't missed anything. That's one of the good thing about gamethreads. They're fun when you're here, but you don't miss anything if you're not."

Not making the regulars feel too good about themselves!

L-girl said...

Oh sheesh, I'm sorry! I'm including myself in that of course. I think of it as very in-the-moment fun.

Maybe I prefer to think you don't miss anything because I miss a couple of gamethreads each week!

L-girl said...

On second thought, we are creating great literature here. Miss a thread and you might miss a Pulitzer Prize in the making.

redsock said...

fsn talking about the angels fielders shading their eyes from the sun with their gloves before making the catch.

they show two replays, hunter and mathis, and they both do not use their glove. good work guys,

L-girl said...

FY!

Jere said...

I'm just gonna go ahead and predict the Papi dong every time now.

Jere said...

Please sir, we'd like some more meatballs

Jere said...

that ball almost hit the ground! Well, almost.

L-girl said...

Oh man. How sad about Papi.

redsock said...

"yankees suck" chant at the big A

Jere said...

haha Hunter. eat it.

Jere said...

Why do people "where I'm at"? "Where I am" is all you need. No need to add "at" to that.

Benjamin said...

No need to add "at" to that.

It's like saying "have got" instead of "have". Don't be such a prescriptivist.

L-girl said...

Just a common grammatical error, and not considered an error in all circles.

Jere said...

Soon it'll become a new contraction. 'm't. And then people will add at to that, too. "Where I'm't at." = "where I am at at."

Edward Lee said...

Tourist: Excuse me, do you know where the library is at?

Professor: Sir, at Harvard we never end a sentence with a preposition.

Tourist: Oh, excuse me. Do you know where the library is at, asshole?

Ish said...

On second thought, we are creating great literature here. Miss a thread and you might miss a Pulitzer Prize in the making...............Please sir, we'd like some more meatballs

L-girl said...

EL, that's a classic. Love it. :)

Ish said...

Why do people "where I'm at"? "Where I am" is all you need. No need to add "at" to that. - I'm always reminded of Forrest Gump where Jenny's father is looking for her and he always says, "Where you at?!"

Ish said...

And then those Boost Mobile commercials. Where you at?

L-girl said...

Fox announcers are dumbfounded by all the called Ks.

redsock said...

why is bill mueller being so mean to us?

Benjamin said...

why is bill mueller being so mean to us?

This is the Jon Miller type of Miller.

L-girl said...

That explains it.

redsock said...

the ump is not a pro.

redsock said...

i think angels announcers are sounding shocked because LAA's pitchers suck on ice.

still gonna lose this one to us, though.

redsock said...

well, the pen sucks.

redsock said...

jeemer time

Jere said...

Dave Roberts was right. Was talking on the previous batter all about how Penny was taking longer to throw, and how he's not gonna ask out, but that the manager has to be pro-active with his decision making. And then the guy triples.

L-girl said...

I swear this anncr just said, "Manny comes in, makes a diving catch," then after said Jason Bay made a great catch.

L-girl said...

I heard a bit of Dave Roberts yesterday. These replacements are giving me a new appreciation of Remy.

Jere said...

That commercial called trust an emotion.

redsock said...

SW - 3 hits!

Zenslinger said...

The Slooog-ster is batting .317 since his return.

redsock said...

pedro up

Ish said...

L, I said that out loud a few minutes ago. Eck and Dave are making Remy look very good right now. I like their insight but from a neutral prospective of watching a broadcast, they do make Remy look good.

redsock said...

lugo nearly picked off there.

L-girl said...

I didn't get any insight from Roberts. I thought it was one cliche after another.

Eck just sounds bored!

Jere said...

okay, now Dustin ties it. Minimum.

Edward Lee said...

I GOT TWO TURNTABLES AND A MICROPHONE

Jere said...

nice Dustin!

Ish said...

FUCK YEAH!!! Boy print that one huh? A good time to be taking off from second too!

L-girl said...

FUCK YEAH!!! Welcome back!

redsock said...

for fucks sake, flo, do it now.

Ish said...

Almost!!!! Surprised it carried as far as it did but DAMN.

L-girl said...

Fox anncrs saying it feels like a playoff game. That's not good for the Angels!

redsock said...

thanks for the free out fucktard

Ish said...

Torii would have had that one. Cock!

redsock said...

lyndon needs work with walls

Jere said...

Yeah, Don, I'm not sure why he didn't catch it either.

I feel like Drew should've been sprinting over, I kinda doubt he was.

Edward Lee said...

That attempted catch was Abreu-esque.

Zenslinger said...

It's a freakin' triple festival today.

Ish said...

That was NASTY.

L-girl said...

OUT!!!!!!!

Jere said...

9-2 fuckers!!!!

Ish said...

Abreu shows the kids out there what NOT to do!

Edward Lee said...

DROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

L-girl said...

ON FIRE with the arm!

L-girl said...

How many triples in this game so far? Anyone know the record?

Zenslinger said...

Ram-Ram hanging chill with his .50 ERA.

redsock said...

ONFIREEE

L-girl said...

good good good walky walky

Amy said...

And I am back for the top of the ninth! Score (still) tied!

Amy said...

Or I should say, tied again.

Kevin said...

Well, this game has had a bit of everything. Drew with two outfield assists, FY 4-4, Lugo 3-4(!), three Angels triples.

The team triples record is 9 by the NL Baltimore Orioles in 1894.

Time to get Pedro his fifth win of the season.

redsock said...

and my onfire comments shows up about 5 minutes after i send it.

go rico!

Amy said...

You rock!

Jere said...

11 triples by both teams, 1894

L-girl said...

Rico suave! [credit to jere]

redsock said...

gumball up - sticky situation for fuentes

Jere said...

That 1894 Baltimore squad had 153 triples! The most any AL team has ever had is 112.

Amy said...

Yay for the fan!

Jere said...

haha! Now capitalize!

Kevin said...

Well, it was the NL Baltimore team, not sure if they were actually called the Orioles.

Amy said...

Did that guy have SOX on his shirt?

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