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.

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redsock said...

Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
J.D. Drew, RF
Jason Bay, LF
Mike Lowell, 3B
Rocco Baldelli, DH
Julio Lugo, SS
Jason Varitek, C
Jeff Bailey, 1B

Ichiro Suzuki, RF
Jose Lopez, 2B
Mike Sweeney, DH
Adrian Beltre, 3B
Wladimier Balentien, LF
Russell Branyan, 1B
Kenji Johjima, C
Yuniesky Betancourt, SS
Franklin Gutierrez, CF

Jere said...

Damon was going for some kind of Yankee record--most games in a row with an XBase hit I think. And he gets ejected in the third inning to end the streak and fail to get the record.

redsock said...

MIN: 010 1
NYY: 000

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the phrase "dumber than a box of damons" didn't come out of nowhere.

redsock said...

MIN 3-0 in the 5th

redsock said...

MIN: 010 11
NYY: 000 0

Morneau with 2 dongs off Hughes (6 H and 4 BB in 5 IP).

9casey said...

Wow, I assumed Drew was hurt after They pinch-hit for him yesterday against the lefty.......

Amy said...

Why is it only 8:53? I am already tired and have to get up early for a early flight to DC tomorrow...

I sure am glad this is that last west coast trip for the season.

redsock said...

I have to wake up and be set to call the radio station at 8:15. I am NOT a morning person. Ugh.

***

CI dong makes it 5-1.

Jere said...

I think you meant 3-1. But Mauer added a dong so it's now 4-1 Twins.

We should call Matsui "Justin Porneau."

Patrick said...

Yikes. I don't think I'm going to make it...


zzzzzzzzzz

Amy said...

Finally game time, and I am already dozing off.

redsock said...

got to leave work early and am home for this one.

Amy said...

That's good. But I hope it doesn't mean they don't have enough work for you.

I have to get up at 5. 8:15 sounds late to me.

Ish said...

Looks like a beautiful evening out in Seattle. Whenever I see Safeco on a sunny evening on TV I always remark about how much I'd love to be there.

Ish said...

Amy I bet if you were to just go to bed now you'll feel a lot better waking up at 5. Heh, it's so hard when the Red Sox are playing. I remember years ago on school nights! I'd be a zombie the next morning because I'd stay up to watch.

redsock said...

it's a holiday weekend up here. everyone left a couple of hours early -- and there was no work.

Ish said...

Allan, what holiday is that?

Amy said...

What holiday?

Ish, you are right. I will be heading to sleep soon. Probably will just watch the first half-inning.

nick said...

ugg. don't know how long I'll last. Seems to be a tired crew here tonight.

I just watched the video of damon's ejection. he did seem to have a legitimate beef with the call, but there he goes pointing out where the batter's box lines are with his bat. gone.

efd said...

Hi everyone - finally able to join for a whole game!

FSN feed on my Extra Innings, unfortunately.

Ish said...

Jacoby starts things off right.

Amy said...

Worth staying up for that start!

Jere said...

Double to start. Nice.

redsock said...

efd - we got stuck with it too.

L-girl said...

Nice start!

Holiday is Victoria Day. Mostly called "May long weekend" here.

That's what all the holidays are called - July long weekend, February long weekend, etc.

Amy said...

Too many late night games, Nick, have worn out the JOS crew.

Jere said...

Okay, so at Fenway, every pre-game ends with some kid they found on Yawkey Way yelling "the two words we all long to hear" into a microphone ("play ball"). I heard a kid yell "play ball" in Anaheim this weekend, and now in Seattle. It seems like everyone just wants to be us these days...

Amy said...

Is it Queen Victoria's birthday or something?

L-girl said...

Hi Efd!

I'm guaranteed to be out by the 3rd inning. I've been up since 6 and have work tomorrow.

nick said...

yah, amy. I've been having exhaustion naps lately. pass out for 15 minutes before making dinner, etc., just to make it through.

Ish said...

Luckily after tomorrow there are no more 10:00 starts.

L-girl said...

ON FIRE! And our boy comes home. Great start to this one.

redsock said...

another 30 yo rookie? wtf?

nick said...

awesome bloop. I so didn't want to see that start squandered. good!

hi efd and all you other regulars.

efd said...

Hi L-girl! Is the capital "L" new for 2009? :)

Nice start to the game so far!

9casey said...

Ish said...
Luckily after tomorrow there are no more 10:00 starts



Jesus, alot of whining about how late it is, remember when you were younger and the party didn't start till midnight.......Wake up People..

Kevin said...

Fiery RBI

Amy said...

I have to admit that I have to look carefully to tell Bay and Drew apart. Is it just me?

L-girl said...

Blogger finally lets me get rid of that lower case L. No more asking newbies not to call me I-girl.

Jere said...

Bring in da nick, bring in da Funk Davies...

Amy said...

LOL, 9C! And some here are still in their 20s!

nick said...

yeah, 9casey, but we're all old now. I'm older than Lowell.

9casey said...

Amy said...
I have to admit that I have to look carefully to tell Bay and Drew apart. Is it just me?


What are ya sayin all of us white folk look alike...:)

L-girl said...

"Jesus, alot of whining about how late it is, remember when you were younger and the party didn't start till midnight......."

Not for me. Never. I always started early and crashed early. Sorry 9C!

Amy said...

Any idea when Blogger will allow us to separate into paragraphs with coded input?

Jere said...

"Jesus, alot of whining about how late it is, remember when you were younger and the party didn't start till midnight.......Wake up People.."

9er, you just said what I think every time I hear this stuff. My thing is, It's a Red Sox game! I got up at 6 AM for the Japan games, why can't the morning people stay up late a few times a year?? I dunno, maybe it's just cuz I grew up listening to the west coast games as age 8 under the covers secretly...

L-girl said...

There are people older than Lowell?? Wow.

Amy said...

I was thinking that myself, 9C, about all white guys looking alike.

But then it's just Bay and Drew for me. Maybe it's the one syllable names also.

L-girl said...

Yeah, why don't we all live Jere's life? He really knows how to live.

efd said...

I'm hoping that Chris Jakubauskas and Jarrod Saltalamacchia end up on the same team someday.

Jere said...

It's not like you're being asked to stay up for a dental exam, it's a Red Sox game!

L-girl said...

Amy, you can't just hit return and get spaces? I mean, without that stupid itals problem.

9casey said...

L-girl said...


Not for me. Never. I always started early and crashed early. Sorry 9C!



That's cool put ya to bed , and still have time to hang with the boys....

redsock said...

some sox games are like root canal

...

though i took a nice nap during my root canal ...

L-girl said...

Sorry, but my life has more than the Red Sox to manage. I'm not suffering through a 12-hour work day on 4 hours of sleep for a non-playoff game in May. Simply not worth it.

9casey said...

Jere said...
age 8 under the covers secretly...


That's enough about your childhood..

nick said...

The fact that it is a Sox game is why we're here even when we'd rather be in the land of not. a little kvetching helps keep the eyelids up...somethimes.

andy said...

Suns still up here.

L-girl said...

That's true, Nick. I'd be sleeping by now, or almost.

Patrick said...

well, it is Ichiro.

Jere said...

Did you see how the Yanks topped themselves tonight? A "bloop inside the park home run."

Amy said...

I was talking about the italics problem, Laura.

As for staying up late, for some of us our bodies don't give us that option. Even if I did want to. It doesn't make us less of a fan.

L-girl said...

Andy, did you go to any of the games against the Angels?

andy said...

Jere i used to listen to telephone porn under the covers.

efd said...

I saw that play, Jere. At least there was no one on... although if there were they might have gotten in Gardner's way.

nick said...

self-important blah-blah
snarky response.

Kevin said...

Pop-up or K would be nice here

efd said...

there's Kevin's K!

Kevin said...

There's the K

Amy said...

K for Kevin. Kute.

L-girl said...

I love those generic comments. I once saw a great blog post that was a typical internet argument reduced to generics. Quite brilliant.

efd said...

Lester craftily setting up the force at second.

nick said...

L-girl said...

I love those generic comments. I once saw a great blog post that was a typical internet argument reduced to generics. Quite brilliant.


I think I saw that too. I quite enjoyed it.

I was testing the power of the [br] (where [=<}.

Ish said...

Chris Jakubauskas and Jarrod Saltalamacchia • Maybe Jarrod has a sister and she marries chris and hyphenates her name. Be like Stephanie Saltalamacchia-Jackubauskas

9casey said...

does this guy pronounce his name Vlad or Wlad?

nick said...

excellent!

s1c said...

So are we enjoying the Dave Roberts fill in for the dawg?

Kevin said...

Houdini

Jere said...

This guy has no number on his bat knob. I wonder if there's one guy on every team who just waits, makes sure everyone else has written his number on his knob, and then just puts all his bats in the rack and goes, "the blanks are mine."

(Plenty of "knob"s in there, don't waste this opportunity.)

L-girl said...

Ha ha, Fox showing funny signs. "If you like the Sox so much, why don't you move to Boston?"

Patrick said...

Please let this be the spring board for Lester. Let him kick ass righteously and never look back.

efd said...

Ish, I like it!

9casey said...

s1c said...
So are we enjoying the Dave Roberts fill in for the dawg?




No.....
I can only hear "that's a nice piece of hitting" so many times

nick said...

my knob's got your number.

L-girl said...

I only heard Roberts once so far, but he just increased my appreciation of Remy. I love the guy, of course, but that gig must be a lot harder than it looks.

redsock said...

as an analyst, roberts is a good base stealer.

Jere said...

"Ha ha, Fox showing funny signs. "If you like the Sox so much, why don't you move to Boston?""

I'd say to that person, "if any of you liked the Mariners at all, I'd see you at Fenway when they play the Sox."

No, I'd just think it. But I'd keep crafting it in my mind until it came out somewhat smooth and less wordy.

efd said...

I haven't caught any of the Roberts games, but I have to say I enjoyed Eck last weekend.

Jere said...

or, "if any of your friends gave a fuck about the team, they'd have bought these seats before I had a chance to."

L-girl said...

There used to be a young guy in the threads who lived in Oregon, was all excited about Ellsbury being called up. Remember Charlie Pioli? (Or something like that.)

nick said...

Jere said...
No, I'd just think it. But I'd keep crafting it in my mind until it came out somewhat smooth and less wordy.


like, "suck it!"

9casey said...

L-girl said...
I only heard Roberts once so far, but he just increased my appreciation of Remy. I love the guy, of course, but that gig must be a lot harder than it looks.




Exactly.........I bet it is hard for Don not having Remy as well

s1c said...

Would be interesting to compare dawg in his first year to Eck and Roberts,

Though I have to admit that I liked Ecks games

Amy said...

I think Dave Roberts is surprisingly blah. But not obnoxious like others. Or as stupid as others.

But I miss Remy, and I hope he is doing better.

Jere said...

Joe Nathan not exactly slamming the door on the Yanks.

Amy said...

I found Eck less boring, but also more annoying. All the cheese and hair comments were amusing at first and then just annoying.

Ish said...

My knob is shooting blanks.

s1c said...

A hit for Bailey!!!

Yeah, was tired of that sub 200

nick said...

that's a hard bunt!

L-girl said...

"No, I'd just think it. But I'd keep crafting it in my mind until it came out somewhat smooth and less wordy."

Thinking like a writer now, nice.

s1c said...

Bailey showing his wheels there

efd said...

THAT'S LAURA'S BOY!

Jere said...

Jacoby going for the doubles record

L-girl said...

THAT'S MY BOY!!!!!

Now he's got to go for the cycle! Got the triple out of the way.

Kevin said...

I look away for a minute and Gumball and Lyndon decide to work together and put up a run.

Jere said...

Wait, he got 3 on that? And a double in the first?

Jere said...

Yanks: loaded, two out, down one, bottom nine.

L-girl said...

"I bet it is hard for Don not having Remy as well"

Don is doing really well adjusting to all the different broadcast partners, working with their different styles. Can't be easy.

Amy said...

OK, I have made it through more than the first half inning! I am giving myself another 15 minutes. Then I will MAKE myself go to bed, even if I am still awake.

redsock said...

Wait, he got 3 on that? And a double in the first?

*Some* of us are watching the game!

Ish said...

Turn on WCBS and hear "...with a two-run single and the Yankees win it 5-4." Then I turned it off.

Jere said...

Frikkin Melky singles on the first pitch, 2 score, Yanks win. Joe Nathan can't hold a two run lead, fuckin hole.

Ish said...

Turns out it was Milk Dud with the big hit. Be interesting to have Milk Dud and Gumball on the same team.

Amy said...

JuanPierreWood?? Is that for real? At least Mannywood had a certain ring to it.

L-girl said...

Oh man, I gotta get away from this computer. Time for a little game sans thread, then zzzzzzz. G'night all, go Sox, et.

L-girl said...

That is, etc.

nick said...

the all candy team. isn't there that guy who was named after the candy bar or the bar after him or something?

Amy said...

Good night, Laura. You are a good role model for me.

nick said...

g'night L'irl.

Jere said...

I remember thinking in the first that Jacoby had 3. But he stopped at second. Then when he hit it in the gap in the second, I saw that Bailey scored and started typing, and didn't realize Jacoby got to third until L said it. The weird thing was, I thought, hey, halfway to the cycle, thinking that was a double and the 1st one was a triple. Then I remembered it was a double in the first and was like, Aww, NOT halfway to cycle. Until L said it.

efd said...

good night, Laura!

Ish said...

'ood 'ight, '

Kevin said...

DP would be nice here

Amy said...

Gee, Jere, maybe you are tired? :)

Ish said...

On the NESN crawler it has the "headlines" for NESN Sportsdesk and one of them says, "Ortiz gets benched in Seattle."

s1c said...

Seems like forever since Lester had a HOF inning

Ish said...

Pretty good start to be halfway to the cycle by way of double and triple only in the second inning.

Kevin said...

Or another K

efd said...

Down by way of the K.

(I'm hearing Don in my head, since I can't hear him on my TV)

Amy said...

Ichiro's shtick at the plate is tiresome.

Jere said...

Just was following two games and typing about both...all my mind needed to know was that Jacoby was in scoring position. Second, third, same difference with two out.

s1c said...

Ichiro can do that schtick on my team every day and twice on sunday

Jere said...

"Down by way of the K.

(I'm hearing Don in my head, since I can't hear him on my TV)"

Sounds like you need my new t-shirt!

Kevin said...

Pitch count getting a bit high, but at least he's getting outs.

Amy said...

Hi, S1C! And yes, IF he were on our team, I'd take it, just like I didn't find Nomar's shtick tiresome. Well, I did, but in an endearing sort of way. When he was on our team.

redsock said...

s1c: pls email L re jos1.

efd said...

ha Jere, nice!

efd said...

since when does the current MLB home run leader qualify as "trivia"?!

Kevin said...

More Fire!

nick said...

did don say that drew "scampered" into second base?

mattaroni22 said...

Great win for the Yanks...woulda thought Melky would fly out, but he has been pretty solid this year....just what we need to start a nice long homestand....

s1c said...

Sock, making my way through the e-mail, been hectic last couple of weeks and today was the first time I really got a chance to go through the personal mail (over 200 to read yet)

Kevin said...

The outfield is doing quite well at the plate so far tonight.

Amy said...

OK, it's looking good for the team. So I am off to sleep. Enjoy the game, nightowls.

Ish said...

Damn! Close one!

Kevin said...

And Lowell loads them up.

redsock said...

almost baldy salami dong

efd said...

goodnight, Amy!

nick said...

I'd say goodnight Amy, but you're leaving now? bases loaded no out?

efd said...

foul balli?

Amy said...

Not really, Nick. Just getting ready. Hard to tear myself away even though I know I should.

Ish said...

May I help you? Nah, just lookin'.

redsock said...

lugo will deliver.

Ish said...

If Rocco had hit a grand slam I was going to go with Rico Baldy Grand Salami.

Kevin said...

Lugo, please don't kill this rally. You've been decent lately, and I'd like that to continue.

Jere said...

"I'd say goodnight Amy, but you're leaving now? bases loaded no out?"

I was writing a much longer version of this complete with crazy logic and reasoning, glad to see you summed it up, and Amy, glad to see you're sticking around to see what happens. My girlfriend (morning type) does this sometimes--I can see going to bed, but you can't leave in a key spot!

4-0!

Amy said...

Well, THAT was a lucky break!

efd said...

whoops! No double play for you!

s1c said...

Ish - the NESN scrawl about the benching, it is from a headline Ortiz Benched

Amy said...

And on that note, I am really leaving now. Okay, Nick? :)

nick said...

that almost-dong got me singing "night on baldelli" (disco-like).


damn. thought that was gonna be a DP. far better!

Kevin said...

Run(s)!

Amy said...

Jere, for the record, saying good night here does not mean turning off the TV, just the laptop.

Kevin said...

2 run forceout...that's rarely seen.

nick said...

permission granted. :-) Have a good night and non-exausted AM.

redsock said...

NO

you leave this blog, it's good night red sox!!!

Jere said...

scooping gumball

Kevin said...

Well, that helps the pitch count.

redsock said...

very nice inning for sid

Ish said...

Single! So here we are in the 4th and all he needs is a dong for the cycle!

efd said...

one step closer to the cycle!

nick said...

cyclist!

s1c said...

Only needs the HR now

Kevin said...

3/4 of the way to the cycle!

Jere said...

so what's that, a homer and two triples for Jacoby so far:)

s1c said...

``If you look up and David is hitting .217 or something in August,'' Francona said, ``we can move the lineup any way we want.''From benching ortiz article

redsock said...

L says she has to stay up to see if he hits for the cycle (aka "see his dong")

nick said...

L says she has to stay up to see if he hits for the cycle (aka "see his dong")

good one! I almost snarfed my beverage.

Jere said...

okay, I've got a good one. What's the most runs scored in a game with no multiple-run half-innings? I mean, in history, not potentially, as that answer would be a non-ending game. Or, infinity minus one.

redsock said...

boo - jackinthebox puts up a bagel

Ish said...

8

nixon33 said...

late to the party, fucking Twins gag it in the 9th.
This should be a nice rocking chair win for the Sox tonight.

efd said...

Blowers (SEA announcer) tried to Trupe us on that hit.

Jere said...

nix--Brett Gardner had the Yankiest HR of all time. Bloop over third that scoots past the nonchalant left fielder, and he goes all the way around.

Ish, was that your answer? It's gotta be more than 8. I would think.

efd said...

actually I think it was Sims - he did it again on that foul.

efd said...

Jere, in a 9-inning game wouldn't the most possible runs be 17? one team gets 9 one-run innings, and the other gets 8?

Jere said...

how come announcers don't understand that if the hitter stands there and makes no attempt to run to first, it's gonna be foul, on those long flies? Don has done it twice tonight, and a lot in the past.

nixon33 said...

Jere saw that inside the parker. A most frustrating game to watch, the Twins had Hughes on the ropes ALL FUCKING NIGHT and couldn't cash in. I was already in my "MFY lost tonight so the Sox can pick up a game on them" mode. The MFY have been rolling over in games that that this year, not tonight. Nathan was awful.

Jere said...

in a 9-inning game, yes.

Kevin said...

Well-timed K

How about another?

redsock said...

because the annc are watching the ball?

SoSock said...

Just got in - liking what I was seeing on the bottom line score trailer at the bar/grill.
Looks even better now.
Of course, a lot of things lok good after 4 margaritas.

SoSock said...

Yikes!
4-pitch walk to the #8 man - not good.

Ish said...

Jere I said 8 but I was thinking for one team. I'll be adventurous and say 13 as a wild guess for two teams.

Jere said...

you can look at the whole field while the ball's going out and see the guy's not running. PerryFarrell vision!

redsock said...

and a guy who saw 6 pitches in his first AB -- leading the SEA TV guys to say he rarely sees that many pitches in a game

Jere said...

yeah 13 could be about right.

efd said...

yeah, they mentioned Betancourt has doubled his total walks for the season with the two he's had in this game.

Benjamin said...

Hard to see Lester last six at this point.

Kevin said...

SIT!

Houdini strikes again

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