May 31, 2009

G51: Red Sox 8, Blue Jays 2

Red Sox   - 100 310 020 - 8 11  0
Blue Jays - 100 000 010 - 2 5 0
A great afternoon in a shitty building in a fine country.

Lester (6-3-1-3-12, 115) set a career high in strikeouts, fanning the side in both the fourth and fifth innings. Ks by inning: 220 332.

It was the most strikeouts by a Sox lefty since Bruce Hurst struck out 14 A's in a nine-inning shutout on May 5, 1987. [L and I were at Fenway for Hurst's next start -- another complete game shutout -- on May 10. It was L's first game at Fenway!]

Kevin Youkilis belted two home runs, both solo shots. Jason Bay followed Yook's eighth inning dong with one of his own, on the next pitch from Brian Wolfe. Bay also doubled in the first inning, immediately after Yook's first bomb, and walked twice.

Dustin Pedroia broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth with a three-run shot off the left field pole. It was his second home run of the year; he hit his first on Opening Day. David Ortiz doubled to start that rally; in his other four at-bats, he grounded out to shortstop, popped out twice to third, and struck out.

***

Jon Lester (6.07, 80 ERA+) / Ricky Romero (3.08, 146 ERA+)

The Red Sox's record after 50 games in recent years:
2004 31-19 0.5 GA
2005 27-23 4.0 GB
2006 30-20 Tied
2007 35-15 11.5 GA
2008 31-19 2.5 GA
2009 28-22 1.5 GB
Boston has scored only 4.2 runs per road game, more than two runs fewer than their 6.3 average at home.

Dustin Pedroia: "We've got to find a way to score runs. ... It's not early anymore."

Rookie left-hander Ricky Romero gave up five runs on 11 hits (including three dongs) in 5.1 innings on Tuesday in Baltimore, his first less than impressive performance (log).

BP 2009:
Romero throws in the low 90s with a good curve and change and gets a ton of ground-ball outs ... but he continues to struggle with both command and control, as evidenced by his walk rates.
He walked 20 in 42.2 innings last year at AAA and 55 in 121.2 innings at AA in 2007. In his four major league starts, he's walked a total of five batters (2, 0, 2 and 1).

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9casey said...

Dustin Pedroia: "We've got to find a way to score runs. ... It's not early anymore."


Wow, I try not to tell people to panic, it's sounds like FY has a little panic. It maybe easier to score rns if he doesn't get picked off today...And it still is early isn't

andy said...

In these matters I will defer to the opinion of the players. If they want to get all pumped up to score a lot of runs I am not gonna sit here and say they shouldn't panic. They can score runs in every game. The entire order has the potential to have massive production. They just need a kick in the ass and maybe FY is the catalyst for the team. I see them in the dugout after hits or k's and they are talking it out.

L-girl said...

To me FY sounds like he some urgency, but not panic.

But as Andy suggests, if the players need to panic, fine. We don't have to!

redsock said...

It's not the first time I think Tito reads JoS :>) !

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

redsock said...

Lester has had a 4+-run inning in 5 of his 10 starts. Let's cut that shit out!

nick said...

ha! I just read andy's comment and saw "They just need a nick in the ass". I guess I come to expect a certain quality to his posts.

I really want to stay in and watch a non-loss, but I think it'd be only fair to let emma experience some more of the great outdoors (plus we need groceries for dinner).

I'll sneak in an inning or two perhaps.

nick said...

I like how I project my pervy mind on andy's clean comment. I may be a republican yet!

redsock said...

I think it'd be only fair to let emma experience some more of the great outdoors (plus we need groceries for dinner).

She's young, she'll have years of chances to go outside.

Tim is at the game -- WIN it for Tim!

redsock said...

shut the fuck up about fucking college sports!



(25 innings is cool, tho!)

redsock said...

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

L-girl said...

YOOOOOOOOOOOOK!!!!!

Sweat Powered!

L-girl said...

"(25 innings is cool, tho!)"

Castig: His college coach should be indicted.

L-girl said...

I better stay off the thread before things like YOOK and FUCK YEAH end up in legal documents.

Kevin said...

Alright, maybe we can hold the first-inning lead this time. And increase it throughout the game.

Glad to see Tito finally realizing that Ellsbury sucks at getting on base against lefties.

nick said...

I managed to go take a shower after my 1:01 post and still be back for first pitch.

Being greedy I wanted more, but who doesn't love a Sweaty Dong?

redsock said...

Box and PBP of that 25 inning BC game here.

s1c said...

Fragging Lester, pay attention.

Kevin said...

Bleh

Kevin said...

Sit

Well, he managed to avoid the big inning, which has been a problem for him all year.

Let's get that lead back.

nick said...

Strong breeze, darkening sky, thunderclap. clearly I am supposed to stay and watch the game.

s1c said...

Actually the 4th or 5th seems to be his big inning. Long way to go yet.

Kevin said...

That's a wee bit high and inside...

Kevin said...

Actually the 4th or 5th seems to be his big inning.

True, but seeing him get out of one jam with minimal damage is somewhat encouraging.

Kevin said...

"Ellsbury sucks at getting on base against lefties."

I love it when he proves me wrong.

redsock said...

wtf? did lyndon lure a confused green too far off?

redsock said...

totally shitty confusing recap by castig before commercial.

Kevin said...

Nick...what the fuck?

redsock said...

spiders have 3 in the bot 3rd against the mfy

redsock said...

MFY: 000
CLE: 003

Pavano shutting down the Chokers so far!

Kevin said...

Sit

Ish said...

What's with the lefties hitting against this lefty? This is not supposed to happen....

redsock said...

One fun thing I like about baseball on the radio is how the guy sometimes goes right into the short commercial as if it is part of his play-by-play thought.

O'B chats about the game and then suddenly in the same tone of voice "wrangle up some chicken ..." -- I always go WTF for a split second.

nick said...

Kevin said...

Nick...what the fuck?


Sorry, my bad.

L-girl said...

Papi Half Dong!!!

Ish said...

Eh???? That wasn't a home run? I'm watching on a small TV...

Yeah it's not a home run. Haha.

Kevin said...

Papi double!

Kevin said...

"Sorry, my bad."

Haha

Ish said...

Scrotum bunt!

Kevin said...

I like the bunt strategy.

L-girl said...

FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

JOCKEY DONG!!!!!!!

Ish said...

FUCK YEAH!! It's not the size of the dong it's the motion of the ocean!

Ish said...

Okay so "motion of the ocean" doesn't quite work but I'll think of something!

Kevin said...

FUUUUUUUCK YEEEEEAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!

Kevin said...

Sit

L-girl said...

"Dustin Pedroia: "We've got to find a way to score runs. ... It's not early anymore."

FUCK YEAH!

Kevin said...

3K inning

Nice

Patrick said...

I'm enjoying the oatmeal today!

Kevin said...

Nice, we're into their bullpen.

I'm glad to see them taking more pitches today.

L-girl said...

Rx!

Kevin said...

Rx!

Patrick said...

double for lowell??!! That's out of character. [/sarcasm]

Ish said...

One of those good feelings when a guy says something like that then goes out there and immediately backs it up on the field.

meuniermr said...

Checking on ESPN gametracker since I am doing something important. I am flying my flight sim program in a charity event to raise $ for Cystic Fibrosis research.

Patrick said...

Joe is liberal with that 'squander' word. I'll take a run with a smile.

L-girl said...

Good luck with the fundraising, M.

Patrick, I thought the same thing re "squander". We got a run, glass half full!

Kevin said...

Another K

Kevin said...

Another K!

Patrick said...

this is that troubling 5th inning for Lester...

Patrick said...

damn, he's dealing!!!!

Kevin said...

10th K!

6th consecutive out by the K.

redsock said...

wow - K machine.

redsock said...

Fuck BABIP!

Kevin said...

I wouldn't be surprised to see him back out for the 6th.

redsock said...

only at 97 pitches

Patrick said...

these guys always are ripping on don orsillo. It's pretty hilarious.

Kevin said...

"only at 97 pitches"

Yes, and the only two games so far that he's gone less than 100 he allowed 5 and 8 runs.

L-girl said...

"If you want to plan for Orsillo, you have to plan for meals - first and foremost... And of course the gym time. Those all-important 18 minutes a day..."

meuniermr said...

Jeez Lind is rejecting the pitches like a cricket batter.

L-girl said...

Lester now at his career high for Ks - 11

Kevin said...

11th K!

Career high!

redsock said...

missed the DO talk! damn.

Ish said...

HAHAHAHAHA!!!

Don and Rance were talking about Eck...

Rance just said, "When I found out I would be doing this, on Wednesday morning I spent all day making sure I knew how to pronounce Masterson's name correctly."

!!!

redsock said...

KKKKKKKKKKKK

L-girl said...

Make that 12!

Kevin said...

12th K!

redsock said...

K by inning: 220 332 - 12

L-girl said...

"making sure I knew how to pronounce Masterson's name correctly."

ROFL

Ish said...

Then Rance said "That's why I also try to make a point not to read lips..."

Hahaha ripping on Eck. Love it.

Don: "Well as our next guest commentator in Detroit says, that had hairy cheese on it."

redsock said...

Rance. Beautiful.

Eck's "shit" was alluded to in the papers, but I do not think "masturbate" was.

Ish said...

Don just lost it when Rance said that about Masterson.

meuniermr said...

Now that was the Lester I am used to seeing!

Ish said...

And so did we here in the living room.

Me: Eh? .......OOH. OHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! BURN.

Amy said...

Hi, everyone. Been outside in the garden, etc., but with one ear/eye on much of the game. We did a sacrifice bunt? Wow. And Papi had a double! And LBJ bumped from leadoff.

Big day. Maybe all that stuff is working.

redsock said...

Don just lost it when Rance said that about Masterson.

I'll bet!

redsock said...

OB said it was the first successful sac bunt of the year! In Game 51!

SoSock said...

YA-Fucking-HOOO!
I know, I know, it ain't over yet.
But 2 Ks per inning for Lester and he's through the 6th - I'm a happy camper.
Just stopped by the house for a tad, had to check in.
Trying to decide between getting the damn yard and garden work done (the 4 straight weeks of rain has it looking shit around here) and going to hear a great little jam band at my favorite bar.

Amy said...

And FY hit a dong! Guess a little panic is ok.

Ish said...

Heidi says this is the first time the Red Sox has ever played in Canada with two Canadians on the team.

Amy said...

The band sounds like more fun, SoSock.

Weather turning here on the Cape---rain coming after a mostly sunny day.

redsock said...

Skydome is quiet!

13th double for Flo. Same # as Bay and 3 fewer than Dr. That's a surprise.

Amy said...

Ha, I heard that comment about Masterson's name, but I wasn't sure what he was referring to! LOL.

L-girl said...

"Heidi says this is the first time the Red Sox has ever played in Canada with two Canadians on the team."

And on the radio they say "native Canadians". In Canada that means an aboriginal or First Nations person. Kottaras and Bay do not qualify! :)

Ish said...

Amy it's a good thing you're on the cape and not at home because you'd have an unpleasant most-of-the-day rather than sunny most of the day before the rains.

Up here we had a nice morning until the rains came around 2:00 this afternoon. Some thunder. Some wind. Meh.

Amy said...

I am just always happy to see Papi get on base and not walking with his head down back to the dugout.

L-girl said...

"OB said it was the first successful sac bunt of the year! In Game 51!"

And he went on and on and on about it.

Ish said...

Dr. Doubles doing it again! Double your pleasure, Doc.

Amy said...

Really, Ish? I hadn't checked the western MA weather. But I am always happier to be on the Cape, regardless of the weather.

Doctor Doubles!

redsock said...

The Doctor is in! Operatin'!

Benjamin said...

DO: "Mike Lowell scampering to second with his second double of the day."

Lowell can scamper?

Ish said...

Yeah Obie has a tendency to keep banging on about things. Like the first game Ortiz batted sixth.

Amy said...

Yeah, I wasn't really happy about the bunt. Now that Allan has shown me stats that suggest it is usually a bad move. And it was. :)

Ish said...

Amy I was looking at the radar, at the rain and thundershowers coming and they were all coming from western MA.

Kevin said...

Prescription double

redsock said...

BJ Ryan?

There's a tasty rag arm.

L-girl said...

"Lowell can scamper?"

No.

Amy said...

Well, Ish, I can't say I wish I had been there for the rain!

redsock said...

Ryan in 12 games:

10.2 IP
15 H
11 R
8 BB
10 K
9.28 ERA
2.156 WHIP

Dig in, Tiz!

Patrick said...

These ominous clouds caused my very beloved sunday ultimate frisbee game to be canceled.

It's not supposed to rain, but the lame-Os wussed out. I'm peeved.

s1c said...

MFY's tie it up in cleveland

SoSock said...

Well Amy, the band would definitely be more fun, but the yard looks I might need a bushhog if I wait any longer and I have LL games Monday and Tuesday nights. Thursday also. The constant rain has me in a bind with make-up games. Trying to figure out how to manage my pitching is a bitch.
8 hits and 6 walks for the Sox vs. 3 and 3 for the Jays. That's the Sox I know and love :)

Ish said...

Heh. Walking Varitek to get to Lyndon.

redsock said...

tag that lefty...

Amy said...

SoSock, a bushhog??

L-girl said...

Lots of weather watching on this thread today. I'm at work. It's always the same here.

Ish said...

It's a fun part about summer. Getting those big thunderboomers. Love em!

Amy said...

Thunder and lightning scare me...especially in our little cottage here. But so far, just some ominous darkness out there.

Ish said...

Hoping Lester's turned a corner with this outing. This is the Lester we all know and love.

Amy said...

Yes, no bad inning this time. What a relief.

s1c said...

Amy - probably means a brush hog, which we used on the farm. Big rotary mower pulled behind a tractor, we used it to knock down brambles etc around the woods (to keep fire hazard down).

SoSock said...

Bush hog - a tractor implement for cutting high fields that can handle small shrubs, saplings, etc.
I used the term around a newbie on our grounds crew this year and he had that cleless look, so one of the other guys picked up it and started describing the "bush hog" for him. You know, the small member of the pig family that is sometimes used like a goat to keep fields down :)
It's still the standing joke of the year on weekend mornings at the field.

Ish said...

I am cautious around lightning but it doesn't scare me. I certainly don't like being in the open. But I like being outside, underneath an awning or a bridge or overpass. In a building with an open window...

But I certainly don't crouch down and go to the center of the house during a storm.

Getting dark here again.

Amy said...

Ah, that makes sense, S1C. I was envisioning a really big hog that pulled out bushes or something. Or a big hog from the bush.

SoSock said...

And yes - is referred to as a brush hog just as often, although my grandpa used bush hog, so I still do.

Amy said...

So is it bush hog or brush hog? Or two names for the same thing?

Patrick said...

lightning messes with my wifi. I don't appreciate that.

Amy said...

Ish, I am a close all the windows and cover my ears type with thunderstorms.

But your photos of thunderstorms make me realize what I have missed. Which is ok. PHotos are good enough for me!

Amy said...

It seems a Bush Hog is a brand of brush hog.

The things I learn here...it astounds me.

Ish said...

I really don't care for lightning during the day though.

Day thunderstorms are where I like to see the ominous, black clouds that form into walls and swirl around and such.

Night time is where I want a good lightning storm where I don't have to worry about things falling from the sky except for rain. At least if things get crazy during the day you can see what's coming. Can't at night.

But lightning at night is amazing.

s1c said...

Amy - I arkansas we called it a brush hog.

Ish said...

It's funny how we tend to get scared of thunder, when all it does is tell us what's happened.

Amy said...

Some Tek loving going on. :)

s1c said...

The old man dog, hates the thunder, becomes the biggest baby in the world when we get thunderstorms here.

Amy said...

Most of the cats I have had do not like thunder. They do not like loud noises. The dog is indifferent.

Patrick said...

I'm not actually a doctor, but I am a real worm!

s1c said...

Top of 9th 4-4 in Cle, MFY's have runner on 2nd w / 1 out.

SoSock said...

Green = money!
Well, this time, anyway.

Ish said...

Another scrotum bunt!


Don: Pedoria with a bunt bid..."

Drink!

Amy said...

Another sac bunt? Or was he going for a bunt hit?

L-girl said...

Cody needs xanax for storms. She wasn't afraid when she was younger, but in her old age she's terrified. It's horrible to watch. The xanax works great, tho.

s1c said...

Ok, why is FY bunting?

SoSock said...

Go ahead, FY, just panic a run right on in here.

Amy said...

OK, that time the bunt paid off.

Amy said...

I use Xanax for flying. Great stuff.

Ish said...

It's tough when you don't know what's going on, all you hear are loud booming noises.

s1c said...

1st & 3rd 1 out in cle, Posada at the plate and hits into a dp.

L-girl said...

Xanax is just great. Klonopin is great too.

I just like drugs :)

SoSock said...

I'm a MUCH bigger fan of the bunt to move the guy to 3rd with 1 out than I am the bunt to move him to 2nd.
Especially when looking for that all-important Geico run.

s1c said...

Youuuukkkk!!!

Amy said...

YOUK!!!! Nice!

Benjamin said...

YOUK

redsock said...

SULTAN OF SWEAT!!!!

Ish said...

SWEEEEEEATY DONG!!!!!

Patrick said...

I use shrooms for flying. helps me pretend

SoSock said...

Firey sac, sounds painful.

Ish said...

BACK TO BACK!!!

THUNDER BAY!!! DOUNG HOMRE CANADA!!!

Benjamin said...

BAY

redsock said...

DOUNG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

s1c said...

Bayck to bayck

L-girl said...

BACQUE TO BACQUE DOUNGS

Amy said...

Posada, good to have you back if you keep hitting into DPs.

BAY goes B2B!

Patrick said...

all these dongs making me giddy!!

Kevin said...

Insurance run.

Kevin said...

SWEAT & THUNDER!

SoSock said...

Holy BTB's Batman!
GDGD catches up just in time to show 2 HRs.
LOVE IT!

L-girl said...

I love flying. Flying means I'm traveling somewhere, so I'm happy.

Ish said...

Speaking of doubling your pleasure...

Amy said...

Laura, I bet you are a bit surprised that I use Xanax to fly, given my general reluctance to take meds.

Ish said...

I have never flown before.

I am in NO rush.

Kevin said...

I get the impression my internet is running around a batter behind.

Amy said...

Nice to see our offense is still with us!

redsock said...

Red Sox making Tim happy today!

s1c said...

Lead off walk in cle.

SoSock said...

Okay - I've now lost my window to go hear music. The band is off at 4:30. But this has been fun, and the yard is really calling my name, not mention Cat's garden, which I HAVE to keep up.
So, with a healthy lead, I'm signing out.
Sing Dirty Water shortly for me!

Amy said...

I love traveling, hate flying. Xanax changed my life.

Ish, if you aren't afraid of lightning, flying shouldn't bother you much. Flying (they tell me) is safe---I am sure much safe than standing under something to watch lightning!

L-girl said...

"I love traveling, hate flying. Xanax changed my life."

I know many people who say this. Anti-anxiety meds are amazing.

Amy said...

Did Yanks just lose? Is that what I just read? Walkoff walk by Cleveland?


(Harv not saying anything about it.)

Ish said...

Amy I think when I get over the hump of flying once I'll be fine.

L-girl said...

"I get the impression my internet is running around a batter behind."

Radio goes first, then regular TV, then MLB TV, then GDGD. The delay between radio and GDGD can be huge!

Patrick said...

taking off is fun. tons of metal plastic and flesh accelerating at a ridiculous rate. I like pulling geez

Ish said...

If I'm traveling anyways I would much rather drive. I have control and I can actually see things and enjoy the trip.

All depends, obviously. If you need to be in LA tomorrow you can't exactly drive there.

Amy said...

Taking off is the hardest for me. I like landing...it is almost over, and I am in a new place (or home).

Amy said...

Nice to have that BIG lead.

meuniermr said...

WHATEVER.

Ish said...

Crushed it.

L-girl said...

I *love* road trips. But you need a lot of time, a luxury I don't usually have. Plus all the places you can't drive to because there are oceans in the way.

I see god hit a home run. Jays fans can wake up momentarily.

Patrick said...

I forgot the Jays were actually wielding bats. weird.

Amy said...

I assume you are driving to Boston for JOS1, not flying, Allan and Laura?

meuniermr said...

I am doing a lot of flying in real life in June, Going to Puerto Plata DR for vacation for a week, then Boston to Sacramento thru Dallas and back again later.

Amy said...

We have a general rule that we will drive anywhere within 5-6 hours, but beyond that, if the flight is reasonably priced, we will fly. But I prefer the car.

Ish said...

The only road trips I've been on have been in a bit of a hurry. We weren't consciously in a hurry but we wanted to get from Point A to Point B. That was the objective.

s1c said...

Still tied in cle, 1 out spider on 2nd

Amy said...

Real life, Meuniermr? As opposed to virtual flying or us just talking about it? :)

Amy said...

s1c, didn't you say walkoff walk?

Ish said...

Last trip I went on was 2006 down to Washington D.C. Left Portsmouth at 3:30 AM by car and got to DC at 1 PM. Burrying my grandparents at Arlington National Cemetery.

Reason we left so early was we went down there on October 9th and came home the 10th.

s1c said...

No I said a lead off walk AMY

Kevin said...

Not an ideal inning, but I'll take it.

Amy said...

Thanks, I guess it was wishful thinking/reading on my part. Leadoff, walkoff---heh.

s1c said...

Another walk and brak brak at the plate.

Patrick said...

I actually like the "smell my new phone" commercial on the radio. I generally despise all commercials.

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