May 27, 2009

G47: Twins 4, Red Sox 2

Red Sox - 001 001 000 - 2  6  1
Twins - 003 001 00x - 4 13 1
An annoyingly slow, crappy loss.

5-9-3-3-6, 102. Does that Dice line surprise you? However, he did lower his ERA to 8.82.

Jacoby Ellsbury singled twice (22!) and stole two bases and scored the third inning run. Jason Bay homered (#14) in the sixth. Mike Lowell singled twice. David Ortiz went 0-for-4 (K, F8, F8, PF3).

The Red Sox tied a modern record with six wild pitches, four by Matsuzaka (2 in the 1st and 2 in the 4th) and one each from Manny Delcarmen (6th) and Justin Masterson (7th). Also, all three Boston pitchers have nine-letter last names.

The Yankees beat the Rangers 9-2, so Boston and New York -- both 27-20 -- are tied for first place.

***

Daisuke Matsuzaka (10.32, 47 ERA+) / Kevin Slowey (4.23, 101 ERA+)

Lineup:
Ellsbury, CF
Pedroia, 2B
Drew, RF
Youkilis, 1B
Bay, LF
Ortiz, DH
Lowell, 3B
Kottaras, C
Green, SS
Terry Francona:
I can see our lineup being a little fluid for a little while. I can see us moving around a little bit here. Youk could hit third, we could hit [Dustin Pedroia] third -- there's a lot of things we could do. ...

In the next few days ... we may not have our full lineup. We are on turf, we have some quick turnarounds, we are going to see how guys come through these games and how they are swinging, how they feel.

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redsock said...

1

redsock said...

twins feed - "circle me, cocknuggets"

redsock said...

twins feed keep freezing every 2-3 seconds - SWITCH TO NESN, EI!!

Jere said...

we, meaning i, can do pbp if you need

Ish said...

Well just in case anyone wanted to know who would win in a race: Pedroia or a bouncing baseball, the answer is... PEDROIA!

Jere said...

that was fun--too bad Drew's ball yesterday didn't bounce that far back

Jere said...

the ball wasn't even in that race! Dustin steals third

Ish said...

Pedroia can also steal third! My oh my this Dustin Pedroia fella is impressive.

redsock said...

i can see it - but it just enough to be fucking annoying

FY tearing it up!

Patrick said...

where's Tek at?

Ish said...

And as far as Allan is concerned Pedroia can run fast, stop mid-step, pause, run again and STILL beat the throw!

Jere said...

it's fluid now, Tek could very well be leading off and playing CF tomorrow

Patrick said...

I want to see Penny catching, then. Nothing could get around that round belly 'o his.

truly good design said...

in a matchup of Matsuzaka vs. a man named Slowey ... I think we can expect this game to go long into the evening...

Pepe Lepew said...

Pedroia can also steal third! My oh my this Dustin Pedroia fella is impressive.My friend says she doesn't like Pedroia because he curses too much.
And the interesting thing is ... he's the *only player* out there cursing.

Ish said...

Yeah but they could get stuck in there, Patrick.

redsock said...

day game tomorrow, then wake on fri (i think), so this way kot does not play 2 in a row.

Jere said...

It's funny how the Twins retired numbers come with pictures of the guy: "no one will wear this number--or look like this--again!"

Ish said...

Of course. Pedroia's the only potty-mouth in the Major Leagues.

I mean, it looked like Drew just grunted or went "Gah!" when he swung and missed there. No swears there...

redsock said...

slowey: 55.1 IP, 4 BB

anti-dice

Ish said...

With the runner at third Kevin has begun to pitch slowey.

Pepe Lepew said...

I mean, it looked like Drew just grunted or went "Gah!" when he swung and missed there. No swears there...Curse words make Baby Jesus cry.

Patrick said...

'living up to his name'

Joe is joining in on the name fun.

Ish said...

Too bad Ellsbury's last name wasn't Slowey. Jacoby Slowey steals third! Quickly!

redsock said...

jays lost their 9th in a row

TOR: 100 601 000 02 - 10 12 0
BAL: 020 010 050 04 - 12 18 1

HAHAHAHAH!

Ish said...

Just turned on the radio and head, "and Youk steps out of the box, making SLOWEY wait..."

Ish said...

That's just sad. Apparently orioles prove to be fatal for blue jays as well. Not just dirty water.

redsock said...

commercials play fine -- looks like lots o' fun in the marines!!! -- so let's fix the fucking game, m'kay?

Amy said...

Hi, everyone. Tek has the night off?

Pepe Lepew said...

That's just sad. Apparently orioles prove to be fatal for blue jays as well. Not just dirty water.Jays' soft pink underbelley being exposed, methinks.

Ish said...

Blue Jays are supposed to be feisty birds.

Patrick said...

mauer needs to regress! Starting last night...

redsock said...

jays losing is never sad

span points to the lord for his single...

Amy said...

I do not like a leadoff hit.

Ish said...

Thank you God for putting my wood on that ball.

Jere said...

God can see through the roof?? Jesus, he's good.

redsock said...

assuming the lord can see down thru the dome roof to see span pointing at him

Amy said...

DP, please.

Ish said...

Yeah but it's an inflatable roof. Or something.

redsock said...

8 strikes in a row for dice!

redsock said...

K = 9
OMG!!!!

redsock said...

10

Patrick said...

If Dice-K and Slowey could somehow merge, they would become the player I wish Dice-K actually was.

redsock said...

11
i can't believe what i just saw

redsock said...

the dream is dead

Ish said...

Man with one radar gun know how fast it goes.

Man with two is never sure.

redsock said...

wtf

Ish said...

Dice tries to send that ball to hell.

Turf is too tough.

Patrick said...

the dream is really dead

redsock said...

that almost bounced in the grass in front of the dirt in front of the plate!!!

Ish said...

There are more comments on this thread than there are degrees F outside.

Jere said...

if ish keeps talking
like that i will talk only
in haiku. dong. dong.

Ish said...

Castig gives both radar speeds. 91 on the scoreboard and 92 on the TV monitor.

Amy said...

I find watching DiceK quite frustrating.

redsock said...

the challenge is to keep the number of comments ahead of dice's pitch count.

Jere said...

there is no grass here
this here is the Metrodome
there is only turf

Ish said...

Dream is over. Nightmare beginneth.

Ish said...

NIGHTMARE ENDETH.

Jere said...

yanks up three-nothing
teix with a 2-run homer
yanks will choke in end

Patrick said...

Dice-K hates striking guys out on 0-2 counts. He has a fetish for 3-2 Ks.

Ish said...

Wise man. Counting his syllables.

redsock said...

thirty minute first
multiply that by nine and
that's a lot of wine

Ish said...

Castig renewing his obsession with pulling strings.

0 and 2 so the string is out.

Swing and a miss. Slowey pulls the string.

Jere said...

saw a Bay T-shirt
on boy in Newport today
might get one myself

Ish said...

Saw a Bay t-shirt
on a department store shelf
I might get one too.

redsock said...

twins show tiz BP -- big blast to press area in deep RCF -- nails a bucket of popcorn on the ledge , sends it flying everywhere!!!

Jere said...

David Ortiz dazed.
David "Papi" Ortiz glazed.
David Ortiz Ks.

redsock said...

i half expected lowell to ground out on that one 7-3.

Amy said...

I am way too tired
To write a decent haiku
So settle for this

Jere said...

Tek taught Kottaras
how to end inning quickly
and get gear back on

redsock said...

infamous sosh haiku:

jeter anus face
jeter jeter anus face
jeter anus face

Ish said...

Mike lines one to left
Thought he'd be out 7-3.
That is Mike Slowey.

Jere said...

Amy considers
'tired' as two syllables
some might argue this

redsock said...

twins "heidi" is a very cute woman named marney.

maybe this station aint so bad.

Jere said...

i got it i got
it i got it i got it
i got it ka-thunk

Ish said...

I will not get in
a haiku contest with Jere
I will fail badly.

redsock said...

saw a Bay T-shirt
on boy in Newport today
might get one myself
.

a boy?

andy said...

Are we counting "1's" now? I see allan called it today. Not fair when you start the blog yourself.

Amy said...

I said I was tired
So give me a f-ing break.
I will try again.

Jere said...

where is 9casey?
I think he always talks in
haiku anyway

redsock said...

i didn't think we were counting anything.

from 3:08 to 7:57, no one commented, so i stepped in.

Ish said...

I googled "Marney twins" and the third hit was a hotness contest. Marney vs. Justin Morneau. Guy talks about having to squeeze between someone in a bleacher and Marney and his knee accidentally brushed along her back.

This is compelling reading.

Amy said...

What would DiceK say
If he read these haikus?
Where is the season?

Jere said...

Yes he was a boy
with the rest of his classmates.
In line, like ducklings.

Ish said...

Dice-K would read these,
look up at you and say
"This haiku. Ok."

Jere said...

i'd have commented
but i was down in Newport
counting Bay shirt boys

Jere said...

Green's bat is reddish.
The color didn't matter
as he flied to right

redsock said...

22

35 to go

Ish said...

Jere says counting Bay
boys when he was in Newport.
Much more like staring.

Jere said...

Twenty-effin'-two!
Watch out Joe DiMaggio,
Thirty-five to go!

Amy said...

LBJ has hit
In twenty-two straight ball games
Allan says, So what?

Patrick said...

I want to a
burger, a burger burger
I'm hungry for a burger

redsock said...

ish, are you saying
jere was out trying to lure
boys with bars of soap?

redsock said...

L is out tonight
i'm sure she would say "i wish
he was STILL 22"

Amy said...

Fuck Yeah, what a guy.
Why can't they all hit like this?
I love Pedroia.

Jere said...

Slapped to left-center
Pedroia also with streak
Forty-seven left

Ish said...
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Ish said...

Did a google image search for Marney Gellner and one of the results was This.

Patrick said...

Dustin, Jacoby
Castig says they have some steaks
I am so hungry

Amy said...

Why would she wish that HE
Was still twenty-two and not
That she was herself?

Patrick said...

Ahhhh, Ish! That was way to high resolution.

Ish said...

Allan I think Jere
was trying to take his Bay shirt
so as not to pay.

Amy said...

Bases are loaded.
Please score several runs now.
It would make me smile.

Jere said...

The four-pitch BB
Pitcher should go to dungeon
Cheney with the whip

redsock said...

it is not easy
to keep score and count out the
lines of new haikus

Pepe Lepew said...

Now we have bases loaded
With the Youk to the plate
Please, oh, please, a hit


Thats all I gots

Amy said...

Before Jere says
I missed a syllable there
I already know.

Ish said...

Sweat sweat sweat sweat sweat
Please Youk hit a sweaty dong
Send them all home wet.

Jere said...

The Bay boy was clean
Unlike Yankee kids in class
Those kids were filthy

Ish said...

Sultan of sweat flies
to Span out in center field.
Sweaty scrotum fly.

Patrick said...

I can not handle
when castiglione says
sox leave them loaded

Jere said...

Red Sox lead 1-zip
Bay will hit HR for boy
Catch ball in hat too?

Amy said...

Head is spinning fast
Have to stop writing haiku
Before I throw up

Pepe Lepew said...

yay, oh, yay. Yay
Our man Youkilis
Drove in run No. 1

redsock said...

i bitch re NESN
but everyone else sucks more
"circle me bert"? fuck you

andy said...

This is ridiculous.

redsock said...

5-7-6
shit

andy said...

I gotta turn on the twins feed. you make funny bout it. Don't you have EI?

redsock said...

Rogers giving me Twins on what is EI.

Amy said...

WHERE IS TEK?

nick said...

infield hit. fuck it.
we'll just throw to centerfield
let 'em score some runs

Jere said...

I thought I missed a
play that went third to left to
short. But you meant lines.

redsock said...

day game after night ...
bah -- i explained all of this
in 8:20 post

nick said...

swinging on 3-0
sacrifice fly to left scores
the lead off batter

Amy said...

Khara Khara Shit
Shit shit shit shit shit shit shit
Khara Khara Shit

Jere said...

You must waste a pitch!
Make them chase on 0 and 2!
Terrible job, Dice.

andy said...

My EI has both home and away feeds. Check yours again.

redsock said...

how tall is morneau?
marney is much shorter, pe-
tite increases a-



(ppeal)

Jere said...

I don't like hockey.
But a rink on Fenway's field
would be pretty cool.

nick said...

double happy twins
score again and go ahead
up now 2 to 1

meuniermr said...

Maybe next time Terry won't give the backup catcher unneeded games.

redsock said...

andy: not mine. boo.

andy said...

This game is more about tek then the greek

Jere said...

hit the cutoff man.
if there's no play at the plate,
hit the cutoff man.

Amy said...

I am hating this.
Can we please stop the damn Twinkies?
I am feeling pissed off.

redsock said...

the bright side for sox?
a long wait for slowey
flo, doctor, kot

Jere said...

Ah, the left-handed
kitchen ad. Those people were
sold the Brooklyn Bridge.

Jere said...

NESN missed a pitch.
I hate that more than all things.
Show the freakin' game!

nick said...

comedy all-stars
comedy all-crap and still
ortiz is hitless

9casey said...

Haiku night isn't working out so well.....

meuniermr said...

Oh day game after night game now I see why Tek is sitting today.

andy said...

I thought EI was the same everywhere. That sucks. Fuq Canada

Amy said...

I will stop haiku
It seems 9C is correct
Not bringing us luck.

Jere said...

Allan brought it up
In the 8:20 comment.
Everyone got it?

redsock said...

maybe it's the *quality* of the haikus that is the issue!!

Jere said...

Runner was going.
Dustin's not afraid to flip.
We still turn the deuce.

meuniermr said...

Best DP I've seen since I was on tube8.com

redsock said...

i fear that may be a different kind of DP.

Jere said...

Yeah, I think Amy
turned a 5-8-6 before.
Lost steam on fastball.

Amy said...

Kottaras needs work.
Appreciate Varitek.
All you naysayers.

Jere said...

Oh I know that one.
I saw the world premiere of
Thrustin' Porneau there.

redsock said...

TNT for Morneau
He can't be all bad.

Amy said...

5-8-6? Second to center to SS?

Or too many syllables?

redsock said...

5 = 3B

Kevin said...

I've been splitting my attention between the game and some other stuff tonight, but DAMN, 4 wild pitches in the game already?!

Amy said...

Yeah, how did I do that? Tired, as I said. Too much time reading boring cases today.

Jere said...

What ever happened
To Joe Grav? And what about
that other dude Tim?

Jere said...

How may games out
are the Toronto Blue Jays?
Like a thousand now?

Amy said...

Tim still pops in, but he has been busy with school.

I have not seen Joe Grav much, though I think he was around for a game a while back. And his friend Grant.

redsock said...

we need runs, mr. mvp

Amy said...

This game feels ENDLESS.

redsock said...

it also feels to me like we are down 8-1.

yet on fire could tie it.

Ish said...

I step away for
a few minutes for some food.
Still using haikus.

Amy said...

Yeah, why is that? Why do I feel like we are not just two runs down? Probably all those wild pitches and long counts by DiceK. Just not dazzling.

Amy said...

Some of us have stopped, Ish. Too hard for me to count, watch, type, and think all at once.

Ish said...

I feel like I've reached my haiku quota for the year.

redsock said...

plus closing in on 2 hours in bot of the 5th!

Amy said...

And all these damn hits. How many runners have there been in this game for the Twins? It feels like 100.

redsock said...

mdc up

redsock said...

11 runners.

redsock said...

they have had 11, we have had 6

Amy said...

Bay! Finally we score a run!!

Ish said...

Doung homre Thunder Bay!

meuniermr said...

HOMRE!

redsock said...

HOMRE!

but no one on, streak ends.

Amy said...

Papi trying to do a B2B.

redsock said...

L home, says HI

Amy said...

What is DiceK's pitch count? Is he coming back?

Amy said...

Hi, Laura. I hope her night was more satisfying than this game.

Amy said...

Almost, Papi. Don't look so sad.

redsock said...

102 - saw dugout, he's done.

Amy said...

Good, I will be happy to watch someone else pitch.

Amy said...

My cat is chasing the cursor on the screen.

Amy said...

Boy, this game seems to have put everyone to sleep.

redsock said...

donkey up

Amy said...

Orsillo keeps sounding excited by Twins hits. WTF?

SoSock said...

Ynkees lead 8-zip
MDC seems to be toast
I don't do haiku

Greetings all.
WTF is up?
I was SO ready for that pitching change.

Amy said...

This game is painful. SoSock, I think everyone either left or just is too disgusted to comment.

SoSock said...

OK, maybe I shouldn't have been so ready.
HBP?
With bases loaded and ahead in the count?
AARRGGGHHHH!

andy said...

Game boring.

nick said...

I had to leave the TV. doing my radio show. watching with meh-thusiasm on GDGD.

In theory, a score that could easily be traversed, but it doesn't feel that way.

Jere said...

I have stopped doing
haiku. If this is one, it's
a coincidence.

Amy said...

I agree, Andy. But more annoying than boring.

Jere said...

It's the Twins, people.
Two runs is nothing. We can
come back in this one.

Ish said...

Bronson Arroyo threw a complete game 3 hitter tonight on just 92 pitches.

SoSock said...

Nick Green
You're 0 - 3, you're leading off, and we're down by 2. - TAKE A F*ING PITCH!

Amy said...

I liked Bronson. Too bad he wasn't our pitcher tonight.

Jere said...

Texas fin'ly scores.
Too bad they are down by six,
those motherfuckers.

redsock said...

what is this wild pitch shit?

redsock said...

fuck you tolbert!
wall of canadda!!

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