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.

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tim said...

I mentioned in the other thread but it likely fell on deaf ears - I've got the "Impossible Dream" LP of the '67 Red Sox season in MP3 format if anyone is interested.

Send me an email (tlopinski@gmail.com) and I will send it over.

redsock said...

Just got to work and was going to put this post up. But it already is up. That is strange.

Barth said...

I have both the album as an MP3, but now the video as well. Interesting. Different. Don Gillis works with Coleman on it and the poem is slightly different.

On other points:

It is impossible to transfer the feelings about the American League team in New York to the National League one. I am unable, except when it is unavoidable such as when they play one another, to call the American League team by its nickname, while I frequently refer to the other New York team as "the Mets."

Growing up a Red Sox fan in the New York area (when I was eight and almost nine years old), I adopted the Mets as my "other team" and rooted them through the 1969 and 1973 World Series as if they were (almost) my team.

That ended after NY's game 6 against Houston when I realized what was about to happen. (Not the WS game 6, of course, but the WS. I wanted them to lose game 6 so that Fernandez had to pitch twice, thinking, wrongly, that he could not pitch to our righties.)

My attempts to restore them as my favorite NL team have never been completely successful or unsuccessful. At the last game of the 162 game season at Shea last year, I was sad only for Mets fans. That there was no NY team in the postseason made me happy.

But I do not hate them. Hate is a strong word and if it applies to a baseball team, they are not it.

The hate that is growing is toward Lugo. I also have had serious reservations about the "great" Paps all season and, though he dodged those bullets before last night, his inability to stay ahead of the count is getting serious. So serious that I think that Bard is up for a reason. (Watch what happens when Smoltz is activated. Bard will not be sent down---either Penny will be traded or a phony injury (to Saito, probably) will be manufactured.)

redsock said...

Rain is in the forecast.

Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Kevin Youkilis, 1B
Jason Bay, LF
J.D. Drew, RF
Mike Lowell, 3B
George Kottaras, C
Nick Green, SS

9casey said...

Barth said...
I also have had serious reservations about the "great" Paps all season and, though he dodged those bullets before last night, his inability to stay ahead of the count is getting serious.


C'mon get your finger off the panic button....He had converted 16 in a row before that and that was a 97 mph fastball, stop with the nonsense, please...

Ish said...

I would have liked to have seen Bot throw a couple of sliders here and there but Santos was geared up for fiery, hairy, gassy cheese and he got it.

Can't argue with someone hitting a dong off of 97 heat, although he did make it a sort of easy guess.

9casey said...

Ish said...
I would have liked to have seen Bot throw a couple of sliders here and there but Santos was geared up for fiery, hairy, gassy cheese and he got it.

Can't argue with someone hitting a dong off of 97 heat, although he did make it a sort of easy guess.



Yeah, but that holds no water because he threw 7 pitches to Wright and Reed all fastballs....he wasn't trying to fool anybody

Ish said...

Yeah. He blows away Wright and Reed so you think well we just got this catcher we've never heard of next. Keep throwing heat and get the save.

L-girl said...

"It is impossible to transfer the feelings about the American League team in New York to the National League one."

No transfer needed! I hate the Stems independent of any other hatred for any other team.

L-girl said...

".He had converted 16 in a row before that and that was a 97 mph fastball,"

But he's not perfect!!!! Woe is us!!!

"stop with the nonsense, please..."

There's an idea.

Ish said...

Dwight Evans doing color today on NESN. Pretty sure Eck is working TBS today.

L-girl said...

win please

redsock said...

Heh, Don starts giving the lineup over the kid.

Ish said...

Lighting is interesting at Fenway with the dark clouds behind home plate.

Zenslinger said...

"I think that Bard is up for a reason."

Let me, at the risk of piling on, L-Girl you for a moment.

Yeah, he's up for a reason: to pitch in his own role. Is a possible someday replacement for Papelbon? Sure, but no one's thinking that day is anytime soon.

redsock said...

dewey sounding incredibly tentative.

redsock said...

it's clear that, at first, don is going to have to guide him through.

L-girl said...

I am very happy. Here is why.

1. I am in my backyard.
2. It is beautiful out.
3. I am listening to baseball on the radio. (Thank you, internet)
4. My dogs are lounging beside me.
5. I am being paid for the day.

Now, my dear Red Sox, please do not ruin a lovely day.

L-girl said...

"Let me, at the risk of piling on, L-Girl you for a moment."

!!! :)

redsock said...

i like that!

Ish said...

Starting to rain at Fenway...

L-girl said...

The DP, or my name as a verb?

redsock said...

Evans saying Wake has 3 different types of knucklers. Talk more about that, Dewey! Explain!

redsock said...

DP

redsock said...

HA - FUCK YOU SHEFF!

L-girl said...

That would be interesting to know.

Bye Bye Gary!

Ish said...

It's a big, blossoming thunderstorm over Boston right now. They'll be lucky to play through it, but it's such a small cell it'd be a very short delay.

L-girl said...

Gary Sheffield as a Met, doesn't get much worse for me. He's just about my least favourite player in any uni, put him in that one... *shudder*

redsock said...

he mentioned

a regular one that flutters

one that drops off the table/curveball-style

one that goes moves in to RHB

Edward Lee said...

Barth's evaluation of Papelbon's performance so far is accurate. Papelbon has given up almost as many walks (11) as he has given up in each of the last three seasons (8,15,13). His K rate is still excellent, but he's been getting hit hard (it's not like he's been getting dinked to death with bloop hits). He is very fortunate to have converted the first 16 saves in a row.

That being said, he's not vacating the closer role anytime soon, and I fully expect his form to pick up for the rest of the season.

L-girl said...

Thanks, A.

Re Barth on Bot, his evaluation may (or may not) be accurate, but his conclusions are not.

redsock said...

Now the kid announcers only say the names? No "batting 4th" or their position? What -- takes too much time, NESN? Boo.

Ish said...

LMAO. Dewey: "You've got a round bat and a round ball and he hit it pretty good."

L-girl said...

Hail? Lightning?

Ish said...

Don says hail is falling at Fenway.

redsock said...

Joe West in a light blue shirt -- gettin' wet!

redsock said...

some camera shots -- it looks a bit like snow!

Ish said...

Out comes the tarp.

L-girl said...

Well, that was fast. See you all later.

redsock said...

don CANNOT believe this rain!

9casey said...

See ya all later, going to friends to let the kids fish and ride in the boat, friends with benefits....

Ish said...

"It's like one cloud over Fenway Park"

Pretty much.

L-girl said...

A, can you email me when they resume?

redsock said...

don says there is one big cloud over FP

Ish said...

1 inch hail falling in Needham, southwest of Boston.

redsock said...

friends with benefits....

?

or maybe

!

Ish said...

Still no severe weather warnings though.

Ish said...

Dwight thinks interleague play should have NL rules no matter where the game is played.

Ish said...

Or wait. NL rules at AL parks and AL rules at NL parks.

L-girl said...

"friends with benefits....

?

or maybe

!"

I wondered about that, too. But they're bringing the kids, so the benefits must be the boat.

Ish said...

Severe thunderstorm warning just south of Boston. South meaning three or four miles south of Fenway.

redsock said...

PHI: 002
MFY: 00

redsock said...

Globe at 2PM:
The heavy showers have let up, the grounds crew is pulling up the tarp and it looks like the delay's ending. Light rain is still falling as the crew pours more dirt on the field to make up for a soggy infield.

meuniermr said...

http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=box&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=no

L-girl said...

Trying to get my audio connection back...

Zenslinger said...

Yes, I was using your name as a verb there, Laura.

Ish said...

Game's back on.

Ish said...

79 degrees before the thunderstorm, 64 degrees now.

L-girl said...

Zen, I like it. :)

meuniermr said...

Ortiz needs to go down to Paw town at this point if you ask me.

meuniermr said...

Jeff Natale has numbers of

.313 .425 .500 .925,

I would call him up.

L-girl said...

crap

L-girl said...

Jere is at the game today.

redsock said...

fucking omir.

L-girl said...

bbay

L-girl said...

It wasn't Omir. It was the other catcher, Castro.

redsock said...

bah - they all suck.

L-girl said...

Drewble!

L-girl said...

"bah - they all suck"

no argument there

redsock said...

but not an assdrewble.

L-girl said...

DOCTOR!!!!!!!

redsock said...

yay

where the fuck was that yesterday?

meuniermr said...

Doctor Dong!

L-girl said...

Trivia from Castig: Tim Redding's great aunt was Joyce Randolph, who played Trixie on the Honeymooners.

redsock said...

dewey: "a changeup ... just what the doctor ordered."

Ish said...

Ha! Evans: Changeup... Just what the doctor ordered."

L-girl said...

And unlike last night's trivia q, I heard this one correctly.

Zenslinger said...

Doctorlicious!

L-girl said...

19!

meuniermr said...

19.

redsock said...

19 down, 38 to go!

Ish said...

AND COUNTING!

L-girl said...

Aw, let's just enjoy the streak without highlighting how far he has to go.

Zimmerman made it to 30, that is way impressive. And still so far to go.

redsock said...

Clock on the wall says it's time for a quadrangular.

L-girl said...

You might want to check that clock.

redsock said...

.199

:<(

L-girl said...

that is really sad

redsock said...

Worse -- his slugging may be below .300. It was .309 coming in.

redsock said...

18 game hit streak for evans in 1984 is the longest list

L-girl said...

wtf, this is annoying

redsock said...

the movement on that last pitch to beltran was crazy -- like a whiffle ball breaking in on him.

Edward Lee said...

No 75 mph fastballs vs Sheffield, please. Thanks in advance.

L-girl said...

oh damn, tied!

L-girl said...

this just gets better and better. 'nt.

redsock said...

we may need some more rain.

meuniermr said...

The delay is catching up to wake?

redsock said...

bard was up during that last batter.

L-girl said...

double drewble

L-girl said...

fat lotta good that did

meuniermr said...

Kottaras double

meuniermr said...

blown bunt

Edward Lee said...

How is Ellsbury so awful at bunting?

L-girl said...

he needs a nickname

L-girl said...

Ellsbury? That wasn't Green with the blown bunt?

Edward Lee said...

Oops, that was Green. Never mind.

meuniermr said...

That was green who popped up the bunt not LBJ

L-girl said...

thanks, i'm listening on radio and easily confused!

meuniermr said...

Well, there goes that inning.

L-girl said...

did you say that before ortiz hit or after?

Edward Lee said...

Ortiz hit that ball on the screws, just bad luck there.

L-girl said...

that's what it sounded like on the radio

i was just hoping he wasn't saying "there goes that inning" as ortiz was stepping in to bat

meuniermr said...

Before, I'm about at the GET OFF MY FUCKING TEAM point with him.

L-girl said...

awful to say that before he bats.

L-girl said...

i feel sad and frustrated about papi, but i could never be angry at him. after all, he's big papi! it's not like he's lugo or even coco.

L-girl said...

no out there???

meuniermr said...

Wrong base thrown to by Green.

L-girl said...

ugh. jed, pls get well soon.

SoSock said...

Greetings
LL fields - prepped and ready
Grandaughter - delivered back to parents after a great Saturday road trip to watch baseball and a sleep over
Corona - opened
Lime - cut
Papi - still not helping, damn.
Me - in for the afternoon. Gardening will have to wait till after the game.
Sox - overdue for a W. Get it done.

Edward Lee said...

Crud. Replay isn't going to help here.

L-girl said...

replay, anyone?

meuniermr said...

Another replay..

SoSock said...

GDGD not saying anything - I take it there was some sort of play?

L-girl said...

sosock, good checklist :)

here's mine
sunshine: out
shade: i'm under it
patio: on it
dogs: beside me
work: paid day off
red sox: come on already!!! don't be swept by these loser stems!

Edward Lee said...

Hmm...from the home plate camera, looks fair. The original NESN camera shot was from LF and not too helpful.

Zenslinger said...

GDGD: "Play under review: foul ball"

That's a new one.

L-girl said...

damn, foul!

meuniermr said...

3-2 pitch..

SoSock said...

I saw your list earlier.
Really envious of the "getting paid" part :)
Now it says "replay"
HR or foul I take it?

L-girl said...

radio says you can't tell b/c it was hit so high, hard to get the depth perception?

come on yook, hit one now

L-girl said...

oh rats, didn't mean to bore you with it twice! :)

getting paid sans working is VERY rare for me, i have only a tiny number of paid days off a year, and i don't usually use one just to hang out and get stuff done at home. so it's a real luxury.

Ish said...

For a minute there it seemed like the crowd was coordinated in their cheers. What I heard was... "Let's go Red Sox! Let's go Mets! Let's go Red Sox! Let's go Mets!" lol.

Edward Lee said...

Watching the home plate camera, I thought I saw the ball hit the foul pole, but I'm watching on pretty low resolution on MLB.TV.

L-girl said...

ok seƱor fuego, get this done

Ish said...

And then the crowd also gets together to chant Yankees suck.

What a game Drew's having eh? ON FIRE today!

meuniermr said...

40 year old rookie?!
It's happened once before but what is this guy's story?

SoSock said...

Drew! - setting up the Doc.
Get some good out it Mikey.

L-girl said...

who is the 40 y/o rookie?

"And then the crowd also gets together to chant Yankees suck."

Too many Mets fans also like the Yankees. I used to hear that all the time.

Edward Lee said...

Ugh. Lowell just watched a 2-run HR go by.

SoSock said...

After reading Ish's comment I glanced at the box.
3 for 3!

L-girl said...

docingle!

Edward Lee said...

Yes, please leave Redding in so he can get a decision. A big fat L.

SoSock said...

Wow, I never thought I would hear myself say this after last year, but.....PH Tek?

L-girl said...

what are the odds of kottaras getting 2 hits in one day?

L-girl said...

I know, Sosock, I was thinking the same thing.

2-0, maybe he can walk?

L-girl said...

GEORGE I'M SORRY!!! YOU ARE GREAT!!!

Ish said...

Yeah I don't see why many aren't fans of both teams since they're in different leagues. The way I am a fan of the Boston sports teams, I'm sure if I grew up in New York I'd be fans of both teams.

But that's just me. Then again how do people become fans of any one team? Everyone has their own story.

Good old Canadian boy!

meuniermr said...

Got 1 back.. Kotty is on fire today!

SoSock said...

I see run(s)!

SoSock said...

A 2-our double, meaning run with contact, and Lowell didn't score?
Damn, is he that slow?

L-girl said...

Ish, saying different leagues doesn't account for the history. In pre-Mets days (pre L-girl days too, I will add), the Dodgers and Giants in the NL and the Yankees in the AL were bitter rivals, fans chose sides and there was no middle ground.

A lot of that came over with the Mets. They are rivals for the city's fans. It can be very bitter.

It's almost like saying you root for the Red Sox and the Yankees. No can do.

SoSock said...

That was a 2-out, not a 2-our, double.
Even Papi could have scored if it had been a 2-'our double :)

Ish said...

Sosock, I don't know if you know but I'm pretty sure the game is on TBS so you can watch it on TV if you've got it.

TBS is blacked out here (syndicating Headline News) so that should mean they're showing the Sox game.

L-girl said...

Yeah!!! Radio went out and I missed Green's hit. The kids are hot today!

redsock said...

4 straight hits and 3 runs -- all after the first two were outs! love it!

L-girl said...

How many times did 2 NY teams meet in the WS? (Previous to 2000.) I know I can look it up, but maybe someone knows offhand.

Ish said...

L, yeah. I was going to mention Dodgers and Giants which accounts for fans choosing one or the other.

But what about Chicago? Cubs and White Sox - seems like the same thing happens.

meuniermr said...

SoSock: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/MLB-Live

SoSock said...

Green - ties it up!
And GDGD recaps the whole rundown, complete with all 6 throws listing every position (spelled out, not abbreviated) and full name of every player involved - hilarious!

Zenslinger said...

The GDGD description of that play is five full lines long, including a full rundown of who threw to whom to get Green out.

meuniermr said...

Was that a 7 pitch inning?

L-girl said...

OTT for Wake? Or did I miss a batter?

redsock said...

7 picthes to 3 stems

i went down the hall to get food, i come back, the inning was over!!!

L-girl said...

Ish, in Chicago it's north side vs south side. I'm sure not all fans fit in those categories, but that's the general idea.

In L.A. it's urban vs suburban. Old vs New, Dodgers being old.

Edward Lee said...

Ramon Martinez led off and popped out on the first pitch. NESN missed it.

redsock said...

9-3-6-4-5-3

L-girl said...

I went inside to get iced coffee! :)

L-girl said...

"Ramon Martinez led off and popped out on the first pitch. NESN missed it."

booooooo

I thought NESN cleaned up its act on that. I guess not all the way.

redsock said...

Genius update!

(who cares!!)

Dr. Jeff said...

Hi y'all, I don't see many games, living in the southwest and not having mlb.com, but everytime I do see one (today it's on TBS) it seems like Green is caught in a rundown when he tries to stretch a single into a double with men on base. How many times has that happened this year? Hope we can hold the lead, and that the Phils can hold THEIR lead, unlike yesterday or the day before when they gave up 3 in the 9th.

L-girl said...

ok meuniermr, hold your fire :)

meuniermr said...

BALK! Undelivered pitch!

L-girl said...

You mean Cora?

Did you hear that for one game, he left his glove in his car and couldn't start?

BALK?! Cool!

redsock said...

dewey: "what's he going to tell him out there? 'hold onto the ball'?"

L-girl said...

Yesterday the Mets announcers were going on about all the crazy stuff their lousy infield has gone through. This included leaving a gloves in the car, someone else bringing the wrong glove, and having to get a different glove Fedexed to someone. They were laughing, but if I were a Mets fans, I wouldn't be laughing!

Edward Lee said...

Ortiz got hosed. Strike 2 was nearly a foot outside.

meuniermr said...

Papi said "I don't believe that shit" in Spanish.

redsock said...

cora is not smart enough to use another glove? i'm shocked.

SoSock said...

meuniermr - thanks!
It seems to be about 1/2 inning behind though. I'll play with it.
And thanks to Ish - I can WATCH!
I had no idea it was on TBS :(silly me)

redsock said...

That Amica zone is for shit. For one thing, it is not the actual strike zone. It is the teeny tiny zone most ump have decided to use.

For another, the fx data that Benjamin posts shows that pitches outside like that one to Flo are often on the corner or actually in the zone.

redsock said...

ATL 9, Jays 2 (8th)

MFY got one in the bot 9th to tie Philly 3-3, still batting?

L-girl said...

more canuck ribbies, pls

L-girl said...

thank you!!

meuniermr said...

Yes, insurance run..

SoSock said...

OK, I thought I was pretty up on the rulebook, but I didn't know that is a ball only if it crosses the line, otherwise, no pitch.
I did know that it's a balk.

Bay - Canadian bacon!

Ish said...

FIRE-ROASTED RIBEYE!

L-girl said...

drew is having a day!

redsock said...

The No-Music Man Strikes Again!!!

redsock said...

wake at 94
mdc up

L-girl said...

fun inning :)

L-girl said...

nyy phil in top 10

jays getting thrashed in atl

meuniermr said...

R Ibanez singled to center

redsock said...

don: "pagan strikes out -- baffled!"

redsock said...

MDC TCB!

SoSock said...

OTT for MDC!

L-girl said...

nice work from mdc

redsock said...

evan mentioning a story about eck he told don but then says he can't repeat it on the air. tease.

Ish said...

NESN showing Eck with Buck Martinez and Chip Caray in the TBS booth. He looks like he's in the sin bin. I wonder if he's actually said anything today. Hard to with Buck in the booth.

redsock said...

G-Kot with the three-hit day!

meuniermr said...

Kottaras 3 for 4!

andy said...

Oh that? That's just the runs you could be scoring for insurance

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