June 9, 2009

G58: Red Sox 7, Yankees 0

Yankees - 000 000 000 - 0  2  1
Red Sox - 041 100 10x - 7 9 0

David Ortiz banged a two-run bomb to dead center to put the Sox on the board in the second and Beckett (6-1-0-2-8, 93) cruised along, setting down the Yankees with a breaking ball-heavy arsenal.

Burnett had next to no control (2.2-5-5-5-1, 84) in the steady drizzle, throwing 43 pitches in a lengthy second inning -- J.D. Drew brought home the other two runs with a double high off the Wall -- and 22 more before being yanked in the third.

Nick Green homered over everything down the left field line off Jose Veras to cap the scoring.

Beckett did not allow a hit until Robinson Cano singled in the fourth. Dustin Pedroia ranged far to his left and snared the grounder in short right, but could not make a play. New York's only other hit was Brett Gardner's single past Green's left into left center in the eighth.

Boston is now 6-0 against the Yankees this season. The only other season with a 6-0 start: 1912 -- in which the Sox won the first 14 meetings between the two teams and ended the season series with a 19-2 record.

The two teams are tied atop the East, each with a 34-24 record.

***

A.J. Burnett (4.69, 96 ERA+) / Josh Beckett (4.09, 116 ERA+)

AL East
W L PCT GB
Yankees 34 23 .596 ---
Red Sox 33 24 .579 1.0
Blue Jays 33 27 .550 2.5
Rays 29 30 .492 6.0
Orioles 24 33 .421 10.0
***

In his last four starts (29.2 innings), Beckett has a 0.91 ERA. (Only three of the eight runs he has allowed have been earned.)

David Ortiz had his eyes checked yesterday. A team spokesman said his vision is fine.

Jacoby Ellsbury has a strain of his acromioclavicular (AC) joint in his right shoulder -- but no structural damage. The team will decide this afternoon if he can play tonight.

518 comments:

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mattaroni22 said...

We just can't beat you guys....oh well...tied for first.....figures Papi would homer against us

Amy said...

You have Lyme disease, Patrick? Oh, dear. And we were talking about ticks on my dog before (though they were dog ticks, not deer. I have yet to find a deer tick on her, but they are also much harder to find.)

s1c said...

Hah. Here in Montana it snowed here ... YESTERDAY!!

July 22, 1970 or 71, Jackson Hole, Wyoming as we were leaving it started to snow.

L-girl said...

I always called it a mixed marriage. Who knew I would convert!

Patrick, good luck. It's good to be skeptical, and good to try things, too.

redsock said...

Drove through Kennebunkport yesterday!

I hope you took a dump on Bush's front yard.

Ish said...

Pepe that puck went in last year. This year it rings the pipe.

Snowed yesterday in MT huh? Heard a few inches fell just outside of Bismarck the other day. That would be interesting to see.

Latest it's snowed here that I've seen was May 14th.

redsock said...

MY DONG IS GREEN

L-girl said...

GREEN DONG!!!! Pile on baby!

s1c said...

Of course talking about snow in the summer with Canucks is like so blase

Amy said...

Mattaroni22, I am glad you are conceding defeat. But no Sox fan would do that in the seventh inning.

Well, now it is 7-0. Maybe some Sox fans would!

redsock said...

nyy fan with the 401.

Ish said...

Clean power!!!

L-girl said...

Pepe, snowing yesterday, holy shit. That seems so unfair.

mattaroni22 said...

Embarassing....Nick Green

Amy said...

Eck back to talking about the flap. He hates that damn flap.

L-girl said...

Patrick, have you had acupuncture? A lot of people with Lyme get symptom relief from it. Not a cure, of course, but a treatment.

Ish said...

Mattaroni is a cool name.


Allan believe it or not I rarely think of either Bush when I think of Kennebunkport. But if I drove past maybe I'd stop and take a leak... :>)

Patrick said...

Wow, according to FG, we now have a 100% chance to win. Nick Green has a magical dong.

Amy said...

I also prefer to block out any thought of the Bushes as New Englanders. Let them all stay in Texas.

Ish said...

I've been real impressed by Green this year. He seems to make a contribution every time he goes out there.

Patrick said...

I had actupuncture today, actually. Been doing it bi-weekly for two years now. It has been amazing for keeping me functional 50% of the time, which is 45% better than before.

mattaroni22 said...

Oh stop Amy.....it's 7-0....I'm sure I'd see plenty of posts on here if it was 7-0 bottom of 7th at Yankee Stadium, Yanks up that read: "Clean water tonight...oh well..."

We're in Fenway, down by 7, and can't hit tonight....just stating the obvious.....

Pepe Lepew said...

Pepe, snowing yesterday, holy shit. That seems so unfair.

And yet, 60 today.
You realize if it were 1-1, no one would care about the weather or Neil Young being Canadian.

Amy said...

100%? That's ridiculous. As we all know, anything is possible. I would take 99.9%, but not 100%.

L-girl said...

I have a serious dislike for Nick Green. To me he's just marginally better than Lugo at short.

OK, more than marginally, but not by much!

johngoldfine said...

Sort of like:

Slowly it wanders,--pauses,--creeeps,--
Anon it sparkles,--flashes and leaps;
And ever as onward it gleaming goes
A light on the Bong-tree stems it throws.
And those who watch at that midnight hour
From Hall or Terrace, or lofty Tower,
Cry, as the wild light passes along,--
'The Dong!--the Dong!
'The wandering Dong through the forest goes!
'The Dong! the Dong!
'The Dong with a luminous Nose!'

Pepe Lepew said...

Lyme disease. Yikes. That was a huge issue when I lived in Oregon. It apparently doesn't exist in Montana. Here they worry about Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

L-girl said...

"You realize if it were 1-1, no one would care about the weather or Neil Young being Canadian"

Yes, blowouts always lend themselves to chat. :)

I wasn't even going to thread tonight!!

redsock said...

cant be 100.

pedro up!!!

SoSock said...

Hoo, hoo, hoo!
Been watching on GDGD and following the thread as much as possible for the last 2 1/2 innings or so, while trying to be a good listener to a friend who has relationship problems.
I hope it didn't show that I was not 100% engaged.
Gotta love this score!
And a big black Dominican dong to boot! I just hate I wasn't here to "see" that.

Ish said...

Amy by the way, I was in your neck of the woods on Saturday and might I say... I kept thinking to myself how the cock balls cheesecake can she live out here! That was going through Springfield and West Springfield. Not places I would like to venture out very long in during the DAYTIME let alone at night.

But then we took a short drive down Route 5 into Longmeadow and everything changed. It's so beautiful in Longmeadow - you reach that "Leaving the Pioneer Valley" sign and the stress just comes off.

Amy said...

Well, I would be discouraged being down that many runs, but if you go back to the thread a few games back when we were down many runs in the eighth and ninth, there were still many here who had not give up hope. Perhaps foolishly (and we did lose), but we waited for the last out before we said, "Clean water."

s1c said...

Green and Lugo have been the hot topics on WEEI for the last few days.

Dale Holly actually said that the Sox would be better off with Lugo playing every day than Green. They even had an online poll.

mattaroni22 said...

Ish....Mattaroni isn't my name, it's an old screen name I used to fuck around with my freshman roommate in college...but I love the sarcasm....

I must say....very excited to face Wakefield, and Penny the next 2 nights....not so excited to have Wang pitching tomorrow

johngoldfine said...

One of the greatest lines ever, though, amy, was Fisk's (?): 'The only team to be mathematically eliminated while in first place....' after that disastrous month in...78, right?

Patrick said...

I'm with you L. A costly error by Green is firmly planted in my brain, next to the other dozen.

I want defense first and foremost at SS, followed by a serviceable bat.

L-girl said...

JohnGF, that is hilarious.

Patrick, I'm really glad to hear it. I have chronic illness too, so I know how it can be.

redsock said...

"cock balls cheesecake"

that's eckian.

Amy said...

Ish, you should have called me! Longmeadow is lovely, and we were lucky to live there for 25 years. We are moving to the neighboring town, East Longmeadow, which is not quite as nice, but that's where they are building the condos, not in Longmeadow.

We are currently (until Friday) renting in Agawam, the town that borders West Springfield, and we were here all weekend. Oh, well!

Ish said...

Allan, you listen to Eck long enough it'll start to rub off on you. So to speak.

Patrick said...

My guess is FG rounds, and we have a 99.5+% chance of winning.

Still, I like to look at the triple digits.

L-girl said...

SoSock! Question for you. Did you used to use an avatar? Can you put it up again?

Don't ask why.

L-girl said...

I can't believe that fan caught TWO foul balls in one game!! That is so insane.

johngoldfine said...

Here's the rest, laura:

http://www.nonsenselit.org/Lear/ll/dln.html

Ish said...

Passed through Agawam too.

Patrick said...

Was SoSock the one with the ....neice?

Ish said...

We were in the Springfield area for only two hours then moved on to Brattleboro, Vermont.

mattaroni22 said...

When's Smoltz coming back?

redsock said...

Rally Niece. (TM)



Yes.

L-girl said...

Re Smoltz, read the blog, eh.

Amy said...

Two hours in Springfield is plenty for most people. What did you do in Brattleboro?

redsock said...

smoltz: one more start for paw, then supposedly 6/16 vs marlins

Patrick said...

I had thought, from that avatar, that I have a thing for neices. Then I realized I have a thing for daughters (aka females).


GIDP. RAM RAM

Amy said...

DP!

SoSock said...

L - I'll try to find it. The whale tail, right? Not my niece that Andy (I think) had the hots for. Or was that 9casey?
I took it down after January. Nothing cheery seemed right for a while, plus I had originally found it in some of our saved promotional stuff from our Alaska trip.
But I have no problems putting it back now, if I can find it.

L-girl said...

I went to Springfield on an assignment once. I had a great time, but that had nothing to do with Springfield really.

redsock said...

sosock, pick something that you would use as a regular avatar.

Ish said...

Amy, we ate lunch at the Top of the Hill Grill then spent a couple hours downtown. My sister loved it. I had been there three times before.

Then moved on to Keene, drove through town and stopped at Price Chopper for cheddar bagels and headed home. 360 miles!

mattaroni22 said...

There goes our comeback....

SoSock said...

Oh, I see now you must want the one of my niece.
OK, I won't ask, but don't tell her mom

L-girl said...

Nieces are also daughters. All females were daughters at some point.

SoSock, only if it's ok. If it's not, no prob, we'll work around it.

Amy said...

How long ago was that, Laura? Springfield has really declined since we moved to the area in 83. It was not exactly prosperous then, but there were stores downtown worth shopping in. Now it is really deserted down there at night and pretty much during the day except where the two high rise buildings are where most people work and then leave at 5 pm.

Patrick said...

all females still are daughters...was my joke.

SoSock said...

Got it.
Is this something I should do now, or jst before next game?

L-girl said...

Yes, regular avatar, whatever you want.

L-girl said...

Oops Patrick, I was slow on that one.

SoSock, any time you can get to it.

Ish said...

Two years ago we did the same type of trip. Started in Springfield (My mother goes to the Eastern States expo for the rubber stamp convention, lol) and spent the time downtown in 90 degree heat. Not many places that I've been where I didn't feel safe. That was one of them. And it was noon!

L-girl said...

Amy, probably 2001 or 2002, not sure. But I was on assignment, not tooling around town.

Although I've enjoyed many cities that most people think of as rundown or boring.

Amy said...

A Canadian triple!

Patrick said...

Thunderus triple!

Ish said...

Thunder!!! Thunder thunder!!! Triple your thunder.

L-girl said...

Canuckiple!

meuniermr said...

Should have been a four bagger.

s1c said...

Had many a fine time in Springfield in my BS days (as in before Sheryal).

johngoldfine said...

"Although I've enjoyed many cities that most people think of as rundown or boring."

Some of the most interesting views are along train rights-of-way, even though everything is shabby and backyardy.

Pepe Lepew said...

Oh, uh, the old born again Christian across the street has opened up his huckleberry ice cream stand tonight. Damn. That means I have to take a bunch of young astronomers across the street for huckleberry milkshakes. Stanley Cup finals and Red Sox be damned. I apparently have to go. It's been fun.

Amy said...

The powers that be doomed Springfield when they built the new Basketball Hall of Fame right off the highway away from downtown and then attracted most of the restaurants to that site as well, leaving downtown an empty place where no tourists or locals care to go to for entertainment or shopping or eating out.

L-girl said...

born again huckleberries. enjoy!

L-girl said...

Amy, that's so sad, and all too common.

Ish said...

Pepe leaves just as Pittsburgh scores another goal and makes it 2-0 in the third.

Amy said...

S1C, where did you go in Springfield in the BS days?

Pepe Lepew said...

PENS SCORE!!!! PEMNS SCORE!!!!

Benjamin said...

I tell you, Huckleberry was the one Republican candidate that scared me last year.

Patrick said...

I'm assuming we won this won.

Night everyone.

s1c said...

Amy, any bar that had women

s1c said...

Also used to go to the college bars around agawam (that was when I was living in Southwick).

L-girl said...

We have a friend here who's from Pittsburgh, and he's there now, so I'm hoping he gets his win.

SoSock said...

Bard - Tarheel :)

Amy said...

It is sad. When we moved here, downtown Springfield was sort of interesting. A bookstore that had been around forever, some locally owned restaurants and bars, and a large family owned department store --- we would take our kids downtown on a Saturday just to walk around. Now no one would do that in part because there is nothing there to see, which then led to the fact that it is empty and thus dangerous feeling and now in fact dangerous.

redsock said...

hey bard, smoke slappy, pls

Kevin said...

Gotta love those one-pitch outs.

Ish said...

Areas around Springfield are decent to pretty nice. I even liked Southwick. The countryside, anyways. Of course you've got Longmeadow. Northern CT is nice as well.

Amy said...

LOL, S1C! I wonder if you would find such a bar now. I think young people still find some bars downtown on Saturday nights, but I wouldn't know. My kids never went down there for sure---too scary.

SoSock said...

How's that?
Also - pardon my excitement but.. Dustin Ackley (Tarheel, Walnut Cove Big League player, nemesis of my BL team for 2 seasons when he was 17 & 18) was taken by the Mariners with the 2nd pick! His signing bonus will be more than the entire economy of Walnut Cove, where he's from. Probably more than the whole damn county's worth.

Ish said...

Bard has "Easy cheese"

Not like Easy Squeeze which isn't real.


100 mph! Now throw a 100 strike.

Kevin said...

99.6!

Amy said...

Yes, Ish, outside of Springfield there are still lots of fairly nice small towns. But Springfield was and should be the economic heart of the region to support all those small towns and the people who live in them.

johngoldfine said...

Amy--when I was ten or so in the mid-fifties my mother started sending me to downtown Boston on Saturdays to get me out of her hair--just to wander around in bookstores, penny arcades, cafeterias, and so on. Now, not so likely a venue for a ten year old.

Ish said...

Wings score. 2-1 PIT.

Kevin said...

99.8!

Benjamin said...

WATER

Amy said...

John, my husband talks about how at 11 or 12 he would go without adult supervision to Yankee Stadium by subway. I bet there are not a lot of middle class kids doing that these days either.

DIRTY WATER! SHUT OUT!

Ish said...

DIRTY HAIRY CHEESY SALADY BRIDGY WATER!

s1c said...

Dirty Water!!!

First shut out of the year!!!

L-girl said...

filthy dirty shutout water!!

good night, all!

Kevin said...

SIT!!!

DIRTY SHUTOUT WATER!!!

SoSock said...

Dirty, Filthy, Water!

Amy said...

Wow, first shutout of the year, and we do it against the supposedly revived and mighty Yankees? So there.

L-girl said...

"I bet there are not a lot of middle class kids doing that these days either."

I'll take that bet and prove you wrong. Kids do it every day, all the time, on the subway. I promise you! It's very common.

Kevin said...

AND A FIRST-PLACE TIE!!!

SoSock said...

Wasn't somebody wishing recently that we could record a shutout? :)
Can't think of a better time to do it than with the MFY in town!

SoSock said...

Oh and, I agree with L about the subway and kids. We sent Taylor off when we were there on his own. Of course he was 19 or 20 qt the time, but he'd never been to the city before and we still felt fine about it.

Benjamin said...

Kids do it every day, all the time, on the subway.

Subway, sure, but how can they afford the tickets?

SoSock said...

One last comment before I hit the showers (hit the computer as soon as I got in from practice).
The avatar I grabbed is 1 of 6 panels on a breakfast hutch that Cathy painted. All 6 panels are semi-comical chickens. The sides have a few small chicks pecking around. It's pretty cool actually.

nick said...

sweet, sweet dirty water.

and right up there with dirty water:
Dong with the Luminous Nose.
Nice call on that one!

oh man, the youtube sidebar shows a link for the Ron Wray Light Show - Speed -- that song always goes right to my spine. love it.

Amy said...

Could be, Laura, I wouldn't know. Like I said, I have been living in New England for a long time and have lost some of that NY edge!

Lord Lynch said...

I miss all the fun. Tuesday night games, with work the following day... Woke up at 3 am UK time, went downstairs, got the mobile, got the score, saw it was 7-0 in the bottom of the 8th, punched the air and went back to bed.

The (Yankee) beloved is not best pleased, and I'm beginning to worry that if this continues, we may not get on.

The game is on our digital TV this morning, while I'm at work, so might get to watch some of it tonight. The next two games are on live, but I have work the next day, so no chance of joining you.

There is a part of London very happy at work today!!!!

"I don't fell much like singing the blues, when the Red Sox win, and the Yankees lose....."

Benjamin said...

Beans! (?)

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