May 24, 2009

G44: Red Sox 12, Mets 5

Mets    - 013 010 000 -  5  8  0
Red Sox - 030 032 40x - 12 16 0
With the win today and losses by the Yankees and Blue Jays, here are the updated AL East standings:
            W   L   PCT    GB   NEXT
Red Sox 26 18 .591 --- at Min
Blue Jays 27 20 .574 0.5 at Bal
Yankees 25 19 .568 1.0 at Tex
Rays 23 23 .500 4.0 at Cle
Orioles 18 26 .409 8.0 vs Tor
Every starter had at least one hit and scored one run, except David Ortiz, who went 0-for-5 (now batting .195). ... Drew had four hits, Lowell and Kottaras had three, and Pedroia had three walks to go with his single.

Manny Delcarmen threw two excellent innings of relief, allowing only a two-out double in the eighth (K, 3U, 5-3; K, 4-3, 2B, 4-3). Takashi Saito pitched a perfect ninth (5-3, 3U, K).

Sox 7th: Singles from Kottaras and Green (5 hits from those two guys today). An ill-advised bunt from Ellsbury forces Kottaras at third. Pedroia smashes a single to left for a run. Ortiz pops to short left (0-for-5). Yook hits a first-pitch, three-run dong to deep left.

Wakefield: 6-7-5-4-3, 94. Only three outs recorded by the outfield.

Sox 6th: With one out Pedroia walks. With two outs, Youkilis walks, Bay singles to center to score FY, and Drew doubles to right (he is 4-for-4), bringing in Yook.

Sox 5th: With two out and no one on, the Sox attack. Drew singles to right, Lowell singles off the Wall, Kottaras doubles to right-center (his second double of the day), scoring one run, and Nick Green pokes a two-run single to right, then gets caught in a 9-3-6-4-5-3 rundown.

Sox 2nd: Bay walk, Drew double, Lowell three-run HR to left. Later in the inning, Ellsbury doubled to extend his hit streak to 19 games.

***

Game back on at 2:24 PM.

1:48 PM: Rain delay in the bottom of the first (large hail-like drops).
Wakefield allowed a single and a walk to start the game, but got Beltran to GIDP 4-6-3 and struck out Sheffield. In the Boston half, Ellsbury lined out to center, Pedroia walked -- and the tarp came out.

***

Tim Redding (3.00, 146 ERA+) / Tim Wakefield (3.59, 136 ERA+)

Before heading out on a ten-game road trip to Minnesota, Toronto and Detroit -- the longest trip of the season -- it would be nice to avoid a sweep and grab a win.

I'm asking politely.

MLB.com:
Making his season debut after missing six weeks with a strained right rotator cuff, Redding gave the Mets a fine outing last Monday in Los Angeles: six innings, two hits and two runs. ... In two career starts in Boston, he is 0-2 with a 12.72 ERA, while the Sox have hit him at a .414 clip.
Those two games came on June 14, 2003 and July 15, 2005 (1-4-6-4-2, Red Sox beat the Yankees 17-1), so take them with a quarter-grain of salt. (NL guys like Drew and Bay have faced him most often.)

That doesn't mean he isn't a chump, though. He is -- and the Sox should pound him into pulp.

The Red Sox and Yankees -- both at 25-18 -- trail Toronto by 0.5. ... Phillies/Yankees at 1:00 and Blue Jays/Atlanta at 1:30.

257 comments:

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redsock said...

dumb, lyndon, very very dumb.

SoSock said...

Bad sac!

meuniermr said...

The ball came off the plate on that bunt.

L-girl said...

whoo-hoo! keep em coming!

meuniermr said...

There's another insurance run..

Edward Lee said...

Nice throw, Sheffield.

redsock said...

sheff had the ball before green hit third -- hale says who cares! waves him in -- shitty throw by the asshole

redsock said...

those fucking boos better be coming from mets fans.

redsock said...

SULTAN OF SWEAT!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

YOOOOOOOOOOOKKKKKKKK

revenge of the sweat!!!!!

Ish said...

SWEATY DONG!!!

Ish said...

No replay for that one!

SoSock said...

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOK!!!!!

Edward Lee said...

SWEET, JUICY JUSTICE

L-girl said...

I couldn't tell if they were boos or yooks. I don't know.

meuniermr said...

Go to get a drink and THAT happens.

meuniermr said...

This Yankees game goes to 11.

redsock said...

Jays lose 10-2.

3-way tie for first right now.

L-girl said...

whoa, mdc is sharp!

redsock said...

MDC showing he wants the trade talk to stop - NOW.

andy said...

Doors - The End playing loudly during that last inning.

L-girl said...

Tatis the answer to a cool trivia q

L-girl said...

"MDC showing he wants the trade talk to stop - NOW."

I'd be sad to see him go.

redsock said...

FKR -- only 3 GB now -- tied with Fish 4-4 in 10th.

Edward Lee said...

I'd be royally pissed if we ended up with two months of Nick Johnson in exchange for MDC.

L-girl said...

big injury in that fkr/fish game, some sea creature taken off in a cart. marlins, but not sure who

L-girl said...

"I'd be royally pissed if we ended up with two months of Nick Johnson in exchange for MDC."

believe that

Ish said...

Dr. Doubles!

L-girl said...

Dr Doubles strikes again!

redsock said...

we need to bat around so the doc can go for a triple.

L-girl said...

Phillies take the lead top 11

Ish said...

Hard to do when he's pinch-run for.

L-girl said...

A Lowell triple, now that would be something. How many outfielders would have to fall down to make that happen.

meuniermr said...

Who was the PR?

L-girl said...

dogs have been walking around eating grass and dandelions

so now they're both walking around puking

as soon as they finish, back to eating grass

(the view from here)

L-girl said...

we hadn't had an non-baseball comment in a long time, i thought we were due

Edward Lee said...

"A Lowell triple, now that would be something. How many outfielders would have to fall down to make that happen."

I think it could happen on a ball that hits the ball and somehow drops straight down and rests on the scoreboard for a few minutes before dropping back onto the field.

L-girl said...

right, like a slo-mo hit

meuniermr said...

Or a ball that stops in the triangle.

L-girl said...

plus there's a puddle in the outfield and someone slips and falls

Ish said...

Think the Sox fans are chanting "Go home, Mets!"

meuniermr said...

"GO HOME METS!"

L-girl said...

I hope so!

Ish said...

Bailey pinch-ran for Lowell, now playing 1B and Youk at third.

SoSock said...

So the answer to my earlier question is....
Yes he IS that slow :)

redsock said...

How many outfielders would have to fall down to make that happen?

If two outfielders got struck by lightning, he's have a chance.

L-girl said...

phillies win 4-3!

L-girl said...

1st place baby!

L-girl said...

says the person who claims not to look at standings til after the ASG

SoSock said...

Opening another Corona - hoping it doesn't preclude garden work.

1 strike to go for 1st place!

Ish said...

Stems survive in clean water.


...But not DIRTY water!

SoSock said...

There it IS!

Dirty Water and a good day for the pen!

Benjamin said...

Just home in time for dirty water.

Good thing the MFYs already lost, because it's about to open up and pour here.

redsock said...

Sole Possession of 1st!

Benjamin said...

FKRs lose. The whole rest of the AL East lost today.

redsock said...

Papi down to .195.

Bitch Tits at .189!

9casey said...

it's amazing you have what looks like a terrible weekend of baseball, and just like that you are in 1st place......

the benefits was the boat and my buddies dad had this cafe espresso stuff which was espresso mixed with vodka, but it came in a bottle, which I am feeling the effects of now, my heart is pumping out of my chest, but I want to go asleep.

my dog does that with grass as well, do they do it for some reason?

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