June 10, 2009

G59: Red Sox 6, Yankees 5

Yankees - 010 110 200 - 5 11  0
Red Sox - 121 200 00x - 6 9 0
Yet another Yankees starter failed to finish the third inning and the Red Sox bullpen held the line to notch the seventh straight win over the New Yorkers this season.

Wang (2.2-6-4-3-3) threw 29 pitches in each of the first two innings. He walked three in the first inning, with Bay's single putting the Sox on the board. In the second, Nick Green and Dustin Pedroia struck back-to-back RBI doubles. Mike Lowell drove Wang's first pitch of the third over the Wall for a dong. However, Wang's miserable performance did lower his ERA: 14.46 to 14.34!

Kevin Youkilis smashed a two-run dong into the Red Sox pen off Phil Hughes in the fourth to give Boston a 6-2 lead.

New York battled back -- back-to-back home runs by Johnny Damon and Mark Teixeira (4-for-5) off Ramon Ramirez to start the seventh closed the gap to 6-5. Ram-Ram also allowed a two-out single, but Hideki Okajima came in and struck out Shemp. A leadoff walk was bunted to second in the eighth, but Jeemer fanned both CI and Damon to close that door.

In the ninth, Jonathan Papelbon walked Slappy with one out, but struck out Robinson Cano and then got Dumbo to fly to left.

J.D. Drew tripled and walked three times and George Kottaras smacked two doubles. David Ortiz walked twice in four trips and had a fly out to deep center.

Boston now has a one-game lead over the Yankees in the East. The Blue Jays were rained out in Texas and are 2 GB.

***

Chien-Ming Wang (14.46, 31 ERA+) / Tim Wakefield (4.50, 106 ERA+)

Since coming back from the disabled list, Wang has chopped 20 runs off his ERA (!), but has still surrendered 16 hits in 12.2 innings. In his start last Thursday against Texas, he went 4.2-7-5-1-5, 69.

***

Jed Lowrie could begin a rehab stint in the minors in little more than a week. Terry Francona: "We need to certainly look at him the next three days, let him have the next three days before we contemplate anything. See where his strength is."

In his last seven starts, Josh Beckett has a 1.70 ERA; in his last four outings, it's 0.31. Last night, he became the first Red Sox pitcher to allow one hit or less in six or more scoreless innings against the Yankees in 19 years (Greg Harris, 8-1-0-0-7, June 7, 1990).

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redsock said...

We Have Oatmeal:

Pedroia, 2B
Drew, RF
Youkilis, 1B
Bay, LF
Lowell, 3B
Ortiz, DH
Kotsay, CF
Green, SS
Kottaras, C

Jeter, SS
Damon, LF
Teixeira, 1B
Rodriguez, 3B
Cano, 2B
Posada, C
Matsui, DH
Swisher, RF
Cabrera, CF

tim said...

Fuck the Yankees.

Win.

Patrick said...

Fuck the Yankees!

redsock said...

Fuck the Yankees!

Let's push Wang's ERA over 20 again.

tim said...

I wonder what his ERA would be if he gives up 8 runs in 0.2 innings.

redsock said...

Last night, NESN was on both channels 74 (Rogers) and 472 (EI).

And tonight .....?

redsock said...

It's 14.46 now.

0.2 IP and 8 ER = 17.69

Gotta do better than that!

redsock said...

Wang averaging 2.6 baserunners per inning.

redsock said...

472/EI ...... ESPN

fuck

redsock said...

74 .... not epsn but what???

redsock said...

NESN highlights?

redsock said...

NESN

FUCK YEAH

FUCK ESPN

FUCK THE YANKEES

tim said...

FUCK THE YANKEES!

Dr. Jeff said...

Last night was fun, let's have another good one.

Ish said...

Derek Jeter is the recipient of strike one. Thanks Don.

Ish said...

Also the recipient of the first out.

tim said...

Nice, 26 to go.

Dr. Jeff said...

What do you think about the lopsided hit batter total they were talking about yesterday. Something like 9 red sox hitters were plunked, and only 2 yankees?

tim said...

Fuckin' slingbox just crapped out.

Ish said...

"It's gonna grab some wall..."

tim said...

Fuckin' doucheria.

Dr. Jeff said...

I went to a friend's house last night to watch the game (he has Direct TV). It was fun hearing Orsillo and Eck. I dread listening to Sutcliffe tonight.

redsock said...

"he's all over it" -- and he hits it just above the standings?

fuck that guy. a puny single.

c'mon timmeh!

s1c said...

Night 2 of trying to empty the liquor cabinet, I think we'll start with the scotch tonight!!!

MFY's need to be pounded.

Amy said...

No damage done.

Lord Lynch said...

Oh stuff work.

Morning all

redsock said...

If Girardi was smart, he'd have the pen up right now.

Amy said...

S1C, you trying to get rid of the liquor for a reason?

Amy said...

G'morning, Lord. Or just past midnight, no?

Lord Lynch said...

Just past midnight.Think I'll carry on for mins or so.

Dr. Jeff said...

Anyone else have some bets with Yankee fans? I have a season long bet as follows:

$10 per series, if it's a sweep it's $20.
$10 best record at the all star break
$20 best record at the end of the season.

So far I'm up $40 with the two sweeps. A win tonight gets me to at least $50.

Amy said...

Not bad, Dr. Jeff. Nice to win and win!

Lord Lynch said...

If we sweep the season series, Dr Jeff, my wife will divorce me.

redsock said...

FFire

nick said...

Lord Lynch said...
If we sweep the season series, Dr Jeff, my wife will divorce me.

gotta take one for the team, good buddy.

Amy said...

Lord, my husband seems barely able to watch.

We watch in silence. Or we talk, but not about the game.

Amy said...

Was that 1912 season our best ever against the Yankees (19-2, IIRC)?

Lord Lynch said...

I guess it is my singing in the morning that annoys the wife the most....

redsock said...

an early visit!!!

redsock said...

crowd should be right on wang's ass now ...

s1c said...

We need to make them pay bay!!!

Oh, my love for ice cream rises.

it doesn't melt!!!

Ish said...

Amy I'm surprised you're not more talkative. I would be if I were with a Yankee fan. Not about the game but in a good mood!

Lord Lynch said...

Colombia 1 v 0 Peru. If anyone cares...

Ish said...

Thundahhhhhhhhh

Benjamin said...

Thunderous

Amy said...

Oh, how I love to take the lead first and early.

s1c said...

Jeez, good thing it was Damon out there.

Ish said...

Lord what sport? :>)

redsock said...

nice throw, johnny

Amy said...

Ish, Harvey and I have learned that the best way to watch together is quietly. If one of us cheers, it just pisses off the other.

It's one reason I started to game thread. I can express my joy quietly! He doesn't read what I type.

redsock said...

jerk that wang for a dong

Lord Lynch said...

GoodGuys 1 v 0 Bad Guys

13 games from divorce....

s1c said...

Ok, we have seen some life lately lets extend that hit streak right now!!!

Amy said...

Yikes, three BB already.

s1c said...

Time for kotsie to endear himself with the home fans.

Benjamin said...

Walking in some runs here would be nice.

redsock said...

pick up the phone, joe!

redsock said...

MFY PEN IS UP!!!!!!!!!!!

hahahahahaa

nick said...

Would it be wrong for me to want a walked-in run?

pen!

Lord Lynch said...

Walkies!

Amy said...

Walk in a run!

s1c said...

Wang has gotten AJitis!!!

andy said...

I told my wife to pause the game if i was late because I knew Wang would implode yet again. How many chances does a guy get? Oh yeah, Lugo.

Amy said...

Eck, stop giving him advice.

Benjamin said...

Bleh.

Amy said...

Oh, well. A run and lots of pitches thrown by Wang.

s1c said...

fragg

nick said...

fuck.

Benjamin said...

A third of his pitch count in one inning, though.

redsock said...

29 pitches

nick said...

I know that graphic text is all the rage these days, but it bugs me when the graphics aren't flowing with the rhythm of the words.

(don't know if you saw the same car ad I saw)

redsock said...

17 balls, 12 strikes

"there's an ace"

Lord Lynch said...

On that note. Night Night.

redsock said...

night, m'lord.

nick said...

g'night Lynch.

Amy said...

FUCK.

s1c said...

Lynch says night and passeballa goes yard.

ugh

nick said...

better a solo shot than some 3-walk, 29 ptich crap.

ok, never mind. no more hits!

Amy said...

Good night, Lord.

Harvey complaining loudly about Eck.

Why complain when your team just tied up the game?

andy said...

OUT!!!

s1c said...

bad call

Benjamin said...

Fuck you, ump.

Amy said...

Stupid ump.

tim said...

Fuckin awful call.

nick said...

fuck that shit. not that I'm negative for the game as a whole, but I'm keen on it playing out differently.

redsock said...

FUCK YOU SSWISH!!!!!!!!!

s1c said...

Make up call

Amy said...

Nice!! So glad that was not Lugo out there.

Benjamin said...

Green bails the ump out.

tim said...

Ump atones for his shitty call.

redsock said...

DP -- and no run scores!

s1c said...

If its high let it fly jetes

redsock said...

FUCK THE YANKS

Amy said...

Minimal damage.

nick said...

excellent. HR sucks, but that's OK! we knock Lugo (rightly, I'll agree now), but Green's had some nice fielding, but crap throws. nice shot there.

redsock said...

FUCK YOU, GM!

tim said...

There's a reason they're called the MFYs...and that reason is...

Fuck the Yankees!

Benjamin said...

Green jetered that one.

Dr. Jeff said...

Love those infield hits...

nick said...

impotent motherfuckers!

Ish said...

This is a fun game. Even though it's tied it feels like we're ahead.

Benjamin said...

middle finger Yankees.

Benjamin said...

Wang's got nothing. We need more runs.

redsock said...

lucky backhand from dumbo

s1c said...

Kottaras!!!

Ish said...

PLUGGIN THE GAP.

Benjamin said...

!!

Amy said...

Yes!

Dr. Jeff said...

Actually, the outfield hits are nice too.

Ish said...

The fourth Yankee outfielder IS the baseball.

Benjamin said...

doUble

redsock said...

KOT 1/2 DONG

Amy said...

Kottaras looks so young.

tim said...

Fuck the yankees!

Oui oui kottaras!

nick said...

I was worried it was going to ground-rule. adventure on the high seas!

Benjamin said...

This is a fun game. Even though it's tied it feels like we're ahead.

I can't shake that feeling either.

redsock said...

making ontario proud.

tim said...

OK I'm fucking sick of this shit, Tito. Pedroia DOES NOT bunt. What THE fuck man??!!

Benjamin said...

HAHA

redsock said...

WE LOVE YOU NICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

s1c said...

Swish, swishes on the ball, yeah boy!!!

Ish said...

BAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA he totally missed it!!!

Amy said...

FUCK YEAH!

tim said...

Swish that, fucker!

Ish said...

Everybody have fun tonight! Everybody Wang chun tonight!

nick said...

Thanks, RS!

mmm...manly Posada shoulder rub.

tim said...

Pen up again! HA!

Ish said...

I like that phrase from Eck for a big inning. A nuclear inning.

Amy said...

Wang not taking any chances, tags him out himself.

redsock said...

it was only a matter of time before eck said "wang" and not wong

Ish said...

Maybe he's reading the thread. :>)

Amy said...

Is this the first time he has gotten this far ahead of a hitter?

Ish said...

Although if he was reading the thread he'd have MANY more profane slip-ups!

nick said...

hard and foul! just like the language here.

tim said...

"This is so foul, its ridiculous!"

We love you eck.

Amy said...

Good at bat for Youk.

tim said...

Wang is poop.

Amy said...

Oh, well, still a good at bat.

tim said...

Très poop.

nick said...

when I was a kid I always associated this kind of at bat with Wade Boggs. soaking up the pitches, foul after foul.

Dr. Jeff said...

Bay looked totally fooled by that first pitch.

Ish said...

Youk pounds on Francona's padded seat... Tito standing behind it like he was anticipating that.

Dr. Jeff said...

And the 2nd....

andy said...

Dennis if you are reading this, I will fondle your testicles if you mention us on TV.

tim said...

Ugh.

Shitty start by Bay...this means doung.

s1c said...

Man on 3rd 1 out and failure to get him home, ugh.

Still, two runs so lets shut them down Wakie.

tim said...

C'est ugly.

Amy said...

Tim, are you finally done with school and free to watch games?

redsock said...

another 29 for the wangster -- 58 thru 2

Benjamin said...

First pitch swinging from Damon.

No, wait, NESN sucks and didn't show us the first pitch.

Amy said...

This guy is good. Too bad he is on the Yankees.

Benjamin said...

Almost caught.

redsock said...

i saw the first pitch.

Benjamin said...

Eck: that's an out anywhere in the United States but here.

Except the Public Toilet.

redsock said...

get back to work, wang!!!!!!

Benjamin said...

Nicely done.

Dr. Jeff said...

6 pitches, nice.

tim said...

No Amy, still in school throughout the summer...but I have two six-week classes which are ending next saturday (the 20th) so, I finished the work for those yesterday after the game, just need to study for the exams.

A lot of stuff still happening, just a slower week this week. I should be doing work but its my birthday tomorrow and its the Yankees.

Benjamin said...

DR

nick said...

Dr DoubleDouble!

Amy said...

That's it! Over the wall, not against it!

tim said...

OHHHH THE DOCTAH'S COMIN!

Nice dong Michael, nice.

meuniermr said...

A sharp cure for all ills..

Amy said...

Happy birthday, Tim! It's always good to see you here, so you don't need any excuses for my sake.

Benjamin said...

Bah.

Amy said...

Almost, Papi.

tim said...

PAPIaww.

nick said...

bah indeed. still good power on that. good sign, no tangibles.

Benjamin said...

Kotsay having a nice week.

Ish said...

My computer shat the bed much like Wang is.

nick said...

Wong is not long for this game (eck)
Time to abuse Phil Hughes

tim said...

Thanks amy! No excuses, I try to catch as many games as I can, just can't watch AND thread...I should be back more in July, theres shit all going on for school after about the first week. But I am going white water rafting for a weekend!

Ish said...

In honour of Tim, the Red Sox got their spinach steamin' tonight!

redsock said...

let's chase the start before 3 innings AGAIN

Benjamin said...

Swisher copped a feel while he was in there.

Amy said...

Sounds good, Tim. I have never been white water rafting, but it looks like fun.

Fans being nice to Swisher.

Ish said...

The only place Swisher can show his dong is in the right field seats.

tim said...

Love the steamed spinach! They better not stop till they're up by double digits!

tim said...

Where is L?

redsock said...

YES

Another starter goes 2.2

Ish said...

BAAAAAAAHAHAHAHA.

I love how Girardi pulls him after he STRIKES OUT Green.

tim said...

HAHA 2 and 2/3!

nick said...

why would they take out Wang after the K and before facing a ~.200 batter (who isn't Ortiz)?

tim said...

Glad I'm betting heavily on these games. God, odds-givers are stupid.

Ish said...

Girardi pulls his Wang.

redsock said...

he wanted wang to leave on a good note!!!!!

L at her usual wednesday war resisters meeting. back at 930 or so

tim said...

Wang yanked prematurely.

Benjamin said...

L at her usual wednesday war resisters meeting. back at 930 or so

Bet there's a cute socialist there.

redsock said...

PHUCK PHIL THE PHRANCHISE

tim said...

He should be good for 5 or 6 runs, no?

redsock said...

Ben: That was the other meeting, last night, which she skipped. (She is cute, too!)

Ish said...

I'm not an activist but I'd go to the war resister meeting to see the cute socialist.

Then again I also accidentally joined Cross Country in middle school because they had donuts at the meeting.

Benjamin said...

I'm just saying another cute socialist could push her return back to 10:30.

Ish said...

BALKKKKKK

tim said...

Balk?

redsock said...

She has some serious tattoos on her arms, though, which I'm not a fan of. L does not care!

tim said...

Balksay.

Ish said...

Allan I think you'd get over it quickly.

nick said...

how long has Wake been waiting (not that he minds, of course)?

mmm... cute socialist at war resisters meetings. can it get any better? oh right. Sox Rule!!!!1!1!!

Amy said...

Yeah, I don't get the tattoo thing. Won't all those people be wanting them off when their muscles start to sag and their wrinkles arrive? Seems rather short-sighted.

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