May 15, 2009

G36: Mariners 5, Red Sox 4

Red Sox  - 112 000 000 - 4  8  0
Mariners - 000 014 00x - 5 11 2
Lester was hurt by the long ball again -- Ichiro Suzuki hit dongs in consecutive innings -- and the Red Sox bats came up empty against the Seattle pen, including last night's closer, David Aardsma.

In 47 innings this season, Lester has given up 10 home runs. He allowed only 14 in 210.1 innings last year.

Bright spots: Jacoby Ellsbury and J.D. Drew both went 3-for-5. Lyndon doubled, tripled and singled in the first four innings. Daniel Bard pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, getting out of a self-made jam in the seventh; he did not record a strikeout.

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Jon Lester (6.31, 79 ERA+) / Chris Jakubauskas (7.67, 60 ERA+)

After a nice game against the Yankees, Lester was pummeled in his last start, allowing eight runs and 10 hits to Tampa Bay in 4.1 innings.

Jakubauskas suffered similar abuse from the Twins in his last outing (4.1-8-9-3-0, 103). (It's a shame we can't hear Jerry Remy attempt to pronounce the rookie right-hander's name tonight.) Seattle has lost nine of its last 10 games.

As noted earlier, David Ortiz has the night off.

The Seattle area could be called Red Sox West:
Jason Bay (Trail, B.C.), Jeff Bailey (Longview, Wash.), Jon Lester (Tacoma, Wash.), and Jacoby Ellsbury (Madras, Ore.) all hail from the Pacific Northwest. Jed Lowrie (Salem, Ore.) would be on the list, but he's back in Boston rehabbing his left wrist.

Bailey lived in Seattle for a few offseaons, and Bay lives there now in the offseason; his wife is from Seattle.
Surprise! Javier Lopez cleared waivers and was sent to Pawtucket. I would have thought one team would take him.

Thanks to Center Field for this bit on Daniel Bard's ardent admirers.

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Also: Manny Ramirez had no traces of hCG in his system, but he is not in the clear (no pun intended) by any means. ... Jim Leyritz, awaiting trial on DUI manslaughter charges, reportedly threatened suicide and voluntarily checked himself into a psychiatric ward.

322 comments:

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Benjamin said...

Whee.

redsock said...

Lester PC: 22-22-6 22 = 72

!

SoSock said...

Syd wiggles out of the lead-off double. Makes Seattle look like Boston the last few games

Benjamin said...

Seattle has the fewest walks of any team this season.

Jere said...

"No crackers for you, Rube!" says the man with the longest last name in Red Sox history.

efd said...

Betancourt's all disoriented from taking those walks!

SoSock said...

We'll take it

Jere said...

Betancourt spelling defecter with an E.

Jere said...

The goal should be to get to the number of comments equal to the area code of the city of that night's game. Gives us a nice high target for home games, and we just won when we passed 206 tonight.

Ish said...

Castig and O'Brien making fun of the Yankees.

Castig: "So Brett Gardner hits an inside-the-park home run and a triple in the same game!"

Obie: Gardner is on his way to being one of the true Yankee Greats.

Castig: "They'll probably make a Yankeeography out of it!"

Obie: "They're probably doing it right now."

Jere said...

I love that Joe said that!

efd said...

Ish, that's great - thanks for passing that on!

And Jere, I love your idea but it's going to be tough for those Tampa Bay games.

redsock said...

they are going to make a second yankeeography on gardner?

redsock said...

itchy dong

Jere said...

2nd Gardner, ha

Kevin said...

Gah

No shutout tonight

efd said...

they are going to make a second yankeeography on gardner?Brett Gardner: The Golden Years


(I'm ignoring that Ichiro dong)

Jere said...

efd--I only knew Seattle's because of two-o-six records.

efd said...

nuts, forgot the br tag.

redsock said...

i saw a replay of dud's hit -- and the MFY went NUTS on the field

"WE'RE OVER .500!!!!!!!!!!"

Jere said...

I heard when they made the first Gardner-ography they erased the tape of Bubba Crosby's.

efd said...

I used to know area codes as well as I knew state capitals, but that was back in the olden days when there were fewer of them (and they only had ones or zeroes in the middle).

nick said...

I was testing earlier to confirm it and the html tag "br" works for line breaks after quoting with italics. one "br" drops it to the next line and two gives you the space. just drop the "br" inside the <>'s.

Kevin said...

K

84 pitches through 5

He'll easily be back out for the 6th, possibly even the 7th.

nick said...

whoops. see you already posted on that, efd.

I got to know area codes in high school from spending to much time on 133t BBSes from around the country.

redsock said...

i put the quoted parts in the ital tags, but leave the . or ? outside, then enter twice.

***


what is it[/i]?

hello.

Meunier said...

Get it over the fence Jacoby

Ish said...

DongWatch for Jacoby from here on out.

Jere said...

i want the cycle with each kind of dong, inside the park and out

redsock said...

SEA TV text in Q

which is more impressive?

ryan's 7 no-nos
or
vander meer's consecutive no-nos

efd said...

Allan, I hope Laura isn't standing there yelling "show us the dong" at the TV.

nick said...

flaccid.

Jere said...

two in a row is more impressive to me. Had Ryan done the 7 in like 7 years, maybe he'd have a case.

redsock said...

she is dozing, though I am right alongside with computer.

if he dongs, i have permission to wake her up.

Jere said...

Also, had Vander Meer been a Yankee, I'd go with Ryan:)

Benjamin said...

<i>quoted stuff</i><br><br>
Like this

Benjamin said...

That's what I do.

Ish said...

It's the end of the line this evening for me. Lie down in bed with the TV on and some music playing, most likely fall asleep in an inning or so.

NESN showing footage of Jim Rice getting a tour of the rarer parts of the HOF. He was wearing white gloves and handling some of the old uniforms including Babe Ruth's old Yankee #3 and he held a bat of his. Neat stuff.

nick said...

I do like Benjamin as well. How do you get those brackets to show up without having the code recognized?

redsock said...

it's a tough call. probably VDM - but 7! is wacky.

someone cam within a couple of outs of matching VDM, but i forget who. now that's a record that will very likely never be broken.

redsock said...

BARD UP

Kevin said...

Am I the only one who finds it slightly alarming that we're playing the 36th game of the season and we still haven't shut out an opponent?

redsock said...

pedro up alongside bard

nick said...

I'm definitely fading to. emma has decided to make the couch her bed lately, so I can't stretch out with the game. Armchair and wooden TV tray for the laptop just isn't the same (though it's not so bad if I'm not tired).

nick said...

gah! that was scary. one out is better than nothing, but DP shoulda been.

Jere said...

I blame Lugo for that, for the play before with the ball going through the left side, and all the world's ills.

redsock said...

that did not look like an out

andy said...

Mariners announcer just said he saw papelbon do his victory dance after 2 world series, 04 and 07. How do you keep your job when you have no clue what you are doing?

Benjamin said...

Shit.

Jere said...

I have to say though, the fact that Lester didn't throw to second made it less scary, as pitchers always fuck that up anyway...

but now, they get both runners home. Fackpatch.

nick said...

fucknuts. Was wondering about that Allan. didn't see a replay. was very close.

Kevin said...

Okay...this game is getting too close.

I'd like some insurance runs the next inning.

Jere said...

"Mariners announcer just said he saw papelbon do his victory dance after 2 world series, 04 and 07. "

That is AWESOME.

Imagine you're Foulke, kickin' back, watchin' some baseball on your mlb.tv, and you hear that?

Benjamin said...

I do like Benjamin as well. How do you get those brackets to show up without having the code recognized?

I like myself too.

&lt;i&gt;like this&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;

redsock said...

silly - foulke would never watch baseball. he hates it.

redsock said...

pap might have danced in 2004 -- at his house.

nick said...

feel the Benjamin love. thanks.

nixon33 said...

where have you gone jon lester?

Benjamin said...

Fucking hell.

nick said...

doublefucknutsshitfuckers.

efd said...

ouch. Can't ignore that one.

Benjamin said...

Luckily it's Seattle so no lead is safe, but wtf Lester.

redsock said...

shit - i looked up and thought it was a replay from the 5th.

fucking cancer must be back.

SoSock said...

Nick - armchair & wooden TV tray - sounding very familiar. Maybe because that's me, too!
Dog has the sofa.
And Ichiro SUX!
Fuck me, cap'n.

Kevin said...

Really?! Two homers to Ichiro?!

Fuck

redsock said...

bard in to lay down the fuckin' law

nixon33 said...

Cheese.

s1c said...

another 4 run lead wiped out early in the game, fragging kidding me

Jere said...

Heder's throwin' heaters.

Jere said...

Second 4-0 lead we've blown this trip.

nixon33 said...

ok, les stop fooling around now, eh? fucking runs you cunts.

SoSock said...

Damn - I was hoping for a comfortable lead. Drinks at the bar and the thought of hitting the field at 6am have me thinking hard about my bed.
Of course, I can take the laptop there, but that usually lasts about half an inning.

efd said...

go-ahead run at the plate!

(he said, trying to spark some excitement)

nick said...

bah. I fell asleep in the chair on that at bat. A sure sign.

I'm out of here for the night. I fully expect to see an 8-5 Sox win when I look in the morning.

g'night.

nixon33 said...

fuck me. we cannot lose this piece of shit game.

efd said...

goodnight, Nick. I hope your expectation is met!

redsock said...

fsn cannot stop showing larry the cale guy takign BP --after EVERY FUCKING BATTER. they ave shown about 10 swings

Jere said...

i will clarify earlier statement about deep flies down line. I just mean you can tell right away if the guy breaks for first or not. Because obviously that's all I can see on TV before they cut to the shot of the ball--just a half-second of the hitter post-swing. In that brief time, you can always tell when the guy hits and just stands it'll be foul. So I figure if we can tell from that, the guy in the park should be able to tell with even more of a chance to watch the hitter.

Zenslinger said...

GDGD toppin' the Bard out at 98mph.

nixon33 said...

fuck larry the cable guy.

redsock said...

i want cheese(s)!

redsock said...

saito up

efd said...

fsn cannot stop showing larry the cale guy

He's that guy who walks around playing the viola between innings.

nixon33 said...

OK CUNTS; RUNS.

efd said...

I'm looking forward to an Aardsma blown saaave

Kevin said...

Jam escaped

89 mph changeup...incredible

Jere said...

I still remember that British host of 120 Minutes saying "Jesus and Maaaary Chaieen" during all the promos for Lollapalooza 92.

Dave Kendall! I think.

efd said...

Dave Kendall is correct!

redsock said...

ump is an anti-baldist!

Jere said...

whatever happened to Dave Kendall?

said the man siting in front of an unlimited resources machine

efd said...

Jere, this page has the answer to your question!

Benjamin said...

Sure could use a run here.

nixon33 said...

STEAL

Benjamin said...

Damn. That would've been a home run in the Toilet.

Jere said...

sat. radio for Kendall.

Kevin said...

So, Lyndon will have the opportunity to tie the game and hit for the cycle next inning.

redsock said...

time's a wastin'

maybe lyndon can whip out a dong in the 9th

Jere said...

they're not sighing, they're saying sai-to

Jere said...

Cap'n, you don't need to read the commissioner's name before throwing

Benjamin said...

NESN graphic says 2 solo home runs. Nice quality control.

SoSock said...

Afraid I won't be seeing LB whip out his dong. Asleep at the wheel here in NC.
See ya tomorrow.
Better see a comeback win on SC in the morning

efd said...

Little known Dave Kendall fact:* A hotplate in his office started this fire.


*(At least, that's the story I heard when I started working there about 10 months later)

Benjamin said...

Is there a single good Lopez in the game?

nixon33 said...

THESE ARE THE GUYS WE WANT UP. MAKE IT HAPPEN

efd said...

Seattle TV showing an ad for a place called "Tuff Shed" - I swear it sounded like they were saying "tough shit" every time they said the name.

Kevin said...

Alright, time to destroy the Aardvark.

Benjamin said...

Aardsma always looks like he's wearing mascara.

Jere said...

I say Aards walks everybody.

Benjamin said...

Bleh.

Kevin said...

Drew is the last hope...

Jere said...

alive

Benjamin said...

Dou it, Bay.

efd said...

not dead yet!

Kevin said...

Fiery single!

Okay, now Bay is our last hope.

Benjamin said...

Fuck.

redsock said...

aaaaardsma - still fucking us over.

efd said...

nuts.

Kevin said...

FUCK

efd said...

I am following the lead of my Extra Inning feed and signing off. Goodnight all, see you back here tomorrow.

Jere said...

buttpatch

fuckfatch

i hate

redsock said...

'night all.

9casey said...

What a terrible loss.......
we should never lose that game ...the Mariners are terrible

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