June 11, 2009

G60: Red Sox 4, Yankees 3

Yankees - 000 000 300 - 3 10  1
Red Sox - 010 000 03x - 4 8 0
You never truly know with any given pitching match-up what kind of game you'll see.

Penny (6-6-0-1-5, 117) allowed five of his eight baserunners to reach second, but he threw six shutout innings. Manny Delcarmen allowed three runs in the seventh -- the first runs he had allowed to the Yankees in 16+ innings dating back to September 2006 -- but Takashi Saito got MDC out of further trouble and cruised through the eighth.

And when Girardi sent Sabathia out in the rain for the home eighth with a 3-1 lead, the big lefty could not record even a single out. The first three batters reached base and all of them scored -- as Boston batted around and pinned a big ol' "L" on CC's shirt.

Nick Green whacked a high changeup into left field, Dustin Pedroia worked a 10-pitch walk and J.D. Drew grounded an RBI single into center. Alfredo Aceves relieved CC. After taking a borderline pitch for a full count, Kevin Youkilis dropped a single into short right field to load the bases. Jason Bay lined the first pitch he saw into left field, FY scored and the game was tied. And there were still no outs!

Mike Lowell lifted a fly ball to left center. Brett Gardner called off Johnny Damon and uncorked a noodlesque throw that rolled into the infield. Drew scored easily and Boston had retaken the lead. Phil Coke came in and walked David Ortiz on four pitched to reload the sacks, but Jason Varitek fouled out to first and Rocco Baldelli struck out.

The top of the order could do nothing against Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth. Derek Jeter grounded to shortstop, Damon flied to left and Mark Teixeira lined to Yook at first. Nine pitches = save!

In addition to his single to kick off the eighth inning rally, Green made a great play on Jeter's grounder in the ninth. He ranged far to his left, turned a full 360 behind the bag and fired a bullet to first for the out. Also, back in the second, Green was the middle man on a 7-6-4 double play when Nick Swisher was caught off second when Francisco Cervelli flew out to deep left. (Anyone who thinks Julio Lugo makes either of those plays likely believes Sabathia is anorexic.)

Boston took a 1-0 lead in the second when Ortiz crushed Sabathia's first pitch over the Wall in left. It was his 4th dong of the year. Flo reached base in all four plate appearances tonight: Damon dropped his routine fly ball in the fourth, he singled in the seventh and walked in the eighth.

The Sox also threatened CC in the first, when Drew doubled with one out and Youkilis walked. Sabathia wriggled out of that jam and (outside of Tiz's HR) did not allow a Boston runner past first until Girardi tried to steal a few outs in the eighth.

That strategy failed miserably -- and the Red Sox attacked the MFY pen.

Boston is now 8-0 against the Yankees this season and are 2 GA of New York in the East. The rivals do not meet again until August 6-7-8-9 in the Bronx.

***

CC Sabathia (3.56, 126 ERA+) / Brad Penny (5.85, 81 ERA+)

It looks like Jacoby Ellsbury will miss tonight's game as well:
There's definitely still soreness. It's still really tender even doing non-baseball stuff. If I were to get out there and dive again, steal bases, that's where the possibility is of making it worse.
Jed Lowrie could return to the lineup before the end of the month. He is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Pawtucket on Monday and might rejoin the Red Sox in Atlanta on June 26. ... John Smoltz makes his final rehab start today for Pawtucket.

Jonathan Papelbon but unavailable for Tuesday's game because of food poisoning/dehydration, but was well enough to nail down the save last night:
I felt pretty good physically. I just had to take my time between each pitch. ... I was just breathing a little heavy. ... I was sick, but I was able to bounce back and come help the ballclub.
Jason Bay: "If you're sporadic and you're not really getting strike one, we're a bad team to face."

Bob Klapisch of the Record writes that the Yankees are
desperate for Sabathia to win on Thursday night. He's about to face a Red Sox lineup that has the best on-base percentage in the American League, a blend of power and speed and baseball smarts that's still a generation ahead of the Yankees.

Sabathia said, "I always look forward to pitching under pressure," and there's no reason to doubt him. ...
Yes, there is!

741 comments:

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Benjamin said...

LOWELL!

nick said...

lead lead buttered!!!!!

L-girl said...

dalkjfaqoieraekna
a;ekltraqoi
da;kiteiienf
kkd

whoo hoo!

s1c said...

And big Papi has a chance to do even more damage. Oh baby

Benjamin said...

More runs please.

Amy said...

Harv back, muttering about relief pitching under his breath as he sees the score.

L-girl said...

I

LOVE

THIS

TEAM

Kevin said...

SCROTUM FLY!!

LEAD!!!

andy said...

Fuck this day went bad all day and bam my boss called to say everything is good and this happens. I may just cry while I am blossoming later.

redsock said...

sadly, that was a better throw than damon would have made

s1c said...

Snoopy does his dance

Don't forget to turn down the volume people!!!

Ish said...

I love reading John Henry on Twitter.

"that ball was inside...Yooooooouk...noooobody out...bases loaded...typical Fenway game vs. Yankees"

"that was easy"

SoSock said...

Coke time :)

SoSock said...

Coke time :)

nick said...

Harvey walking the dog (poor guy, give 'im a hug), reminds me of the fellow who got me into reading. When I was in 2nd grade he gave me the first 6 books of the Chronicles of Narnia. He didn't have the 7th book because he didn't want to read of the end.

I read all 7 and was hooked. read 'em again every year for 7 years.

redsock said...

is john henry really on twitter doing pbp?

why isn't he here?

andy said...

John Henry really says all that?

Amy said...

Andy, that was so poetic!

Ish said...

Hoping for a Coke Classic here. Meaning RUNS.

andy said...

Henry channeling that Mark Cuban

nick said...

"blossoming"

L-girl said...

"while i am blossoming later"

LOL

euphemism of the week

redsock said...

a dong may bring the house down

A Conformer said...

Woohoo, rally beer worked out perfectly. Although the stream site has failed me miserably, and I didn't watch a single at bat this inning. Why now?

andy said...

My day just turned over to great. Thanks guys.

Ish said...

re John Henry: Yes and yes. That's what I love about Twitter: It's so simple. Very interesting when you're limited to 140 characters.

s1c said...

Papi licking his chops now!!!

SoSock said...

I wish I could see the fans right now, it's GOT to be rocking.

andy said...

Rainy riotous revelry.

L-girl said...

did you all read the book where the kids hid overnight in the metropolitan museum?

redsock said...

I like baseball.

Amy said...

Oh, umps, you can call the game now. That rain is REALLY bad.

Kevin said...

LOADED AGAIN!

redsock said...

veras up- we should see him in about 3 batters

A Conformer said...

Did it look like Coke was pitching around Papi? A sure sign he's on his way back.

Amy said...

Sounds familiar, Laura, but I don't think I read that one.

Come on, Tek. Get your act together.

L-girl said...

soon there will be a new thing where you can only express yourself in 1 character.

people will subscribe to feeds that say

:

t

F

and

j

s1c said...

The only problem is mr automatic out with the bases loaded is up.

C'mon Tek go against the numbers.

Amy said...

I have yet to try Twitter. I just cannot handle one more way to "stay in touch."

L-girl said...

this is the book

A Conformer said...

did you all read the book where the kids hid overnight in the metropolitan museum?

Yeah! "From the mixed up files of Mrs. (something or other. I wanna say Basilweather)". Good one.

nick said...

captain disappoints.

do you mean "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" Laura? never read it when I was younger. read it with Emma last year.

L-girl said...

I am never doing Twitter, no matter what. I am sorry I ever joined Facebook. Trying to only use it for activism.

redsock said...

go sit down girardi.

Amy said...

I think one of my kids read the book. It was published too late for me to read it as a kid myself.

nick said...

I don't need a bald dong, but I'd take it.

SoSock said...

s1c - LOVE that.
I will never forget when we won the 07 series, I was here alone by that point in the night, and you put up that link. I just sat back and smiled, listening to it and soaking it in while watching the celebration on TV

fusionmouse said...

Thread got suddenly quite.... exciting time in the game?

L-girl said...

Damn. But the score looks mighty nice.

Amy said...

Another tension packed ninth inning coming up with a one run lead. Holding my breath again.

L-girl said...

Yes, Mixed Up Files. Terrific book.

fusionmouse said...

Cap'n gotta drive a run in :(

Kevin said...

Alright Bot, it is in your hands now.

A Conformer said...

Another run would've made me feel safer, but who am I to complain about a 3-run 8th inning when down by 2?

redsock said...

top of the order for the chokers

L-girl said...

we are going to win this game

NO problem

SoSock said...

Here we go. Hold on!

Amy said...

Eck saying Pap not the same Pap.

Please, Pap, be the old Pap.

Ish said...

Another one from Henry: "infield in...gotta go to the plate...gotta stop those damned Sox!"

s1c said...

c'mon bot make it an OTT

L-girl said...

put on eck on mute and listen to this

we are going to win this game!
no problem!

Benjamin said...

GREEN

s1c said...

SoSock - I love the happy dance

OH GREEN!!!

nick said...

Greengasm!

L-girl said...

that's one!

(sorry again, nick green!!!)

Amy said...

Yes!! I am liking this Green guy more and more.

I think we will never see Lugo again.

Ish said...

I use Facebook to keep in touch with friends and use Twitter for general entertainment.

I am definitely not a crazy Twittererererer though.

I don't blame anyone for not using either website.

Green shows Jetes how to get'r DONE.

redsock said...

yay "not lugo"!!!

Ish said...

But I enjoy Facebook for keeping in touch with family that I normally would never talk to due to distance and such.

Zenslinger said...

Cmon cmon cmon

redsock said...

john henry twitter: "nice play by green! ... brb, gotta give gf a juice box"

SoSock said...

am never doing Twitter, no matter what. I am sorry I ever joined Facebook.

My daughter and both granddaughters keep sending me "invitations" to be their facebook friend. I keep making up excuses.
I'm bad.

Kevin said...

Green still > Lugo

fusionmouse said...

Two down!

L-girl said...

I was going to say (even before Ish's comment) that I'm not denigrating Twitter for those who use it. I just spend too much time at my computer already. I need to be less connected, not more.

I fear it would be addictive, so I'd rather avoid it completely.

THAT'S TWO!

Amy said...

I like FB for finding old friends and for seeing photos that people want to share.

TWO DOWN!

s1c said...

1 more bot, snuff them out!!!

nick said...

'at's two!

Benjamin said...

Do it.

SoSock said...

one

The win will be great. It will be even better if Jeter, Damon, and Tex make the last 3 outs :>

A Conformer said...

john henry twitter: "nice play by green! ... brb, gotta give gf a juice box"

A juice box, huh? You can see she's just with him for his money.

(Taking cover behind a large rock)

L-girl said...

"brb, gotta give gf a juice box"

ROFL

Benjamin said...

Camera shots of Aceves trying to look anonymous in the dugout are hilarious.

andy said...

My thoughts on calling the game after the 8th. The Yankees had a chance to win the game then close it out. The home team should have the last chance to hit and to win. Now in the event of more rain they could cause this game to be postponed just for one half an inning. Why?

SoSock said...

Apparently - that's 2.
GDGD is SO far behind.

L-girl said...

I can't fucking believe we are sweeping them 8 for 8.

Guuutch... ohhhh guuuuutch....

nick said...

took me a good month before I accepted my mom's facebook friend invite. but heck, she's friends with nerdcore rappers.

Ish said...

LMAO Allan juice box btw.

andy said...

That is really good shit there. Now when I see him on TV with a really funny looking smirk I will know it is because he is a crazy loon.

L-girl said...

rocks will not save you

redsock said...

WIN
WIN
WIN
WIN
WIN
WIN
WIN
WIN


eight is not enough -- but we have to wait for august

...

dirty blossom water

nick said...

8 fucking 8!

Amy said...

HOLY SHIT!

WE SWEEP THESE GUYS AGAIN!!

Benjamin said...

WATER!

s1c said...

The best part of a win would be our number 5 pitcher matched their number 1 pitcher, and they still couldn't beat the sox.

Dirty

Water!!!

A Conformer said...

Mayim meluhlahim

fusionmouse said...

DIRTY WATER SWEEP!

Ish said...

BULLET to end it!

DIRTY WATER SWEEP SWEEP SWEEEEEEEEP.

BAAAAHAHAHAHA Yankees. Holy balls.

Kevin said...

DIRTY MOTHERFUCKING COMEBACK 8-0 WATER!!!

L-girl said...

AND THAT'S THREE

and the water is filthy disgustingly dirty

nick said...

take that Eoin Higgins!

SoSock said...

Actually if they call it now, it's over. Score reverts to end of 8th.

Ish said...

Choice number one is REALITY. From top of game thread.

andy said...

Mayim Bialik

Dr. Jeff said...

That is such an unbelievable dagger to the Yankee heart. Excellent. Another sweep = $20!

s1c said...

Joel Sherman - Your Teix KO's Sox looks even more ridicuoulousssss

L-girl said...

we'll beat you close games
we'll beat you with blow outs
we'll beat you when we're behind
we'll beat you in new york
we'll beat you in boston

Amy said...

These wins were all great, but this one was the sweetest---CC Sabathia, a come from behind win in the 8th, etc. And book talk!

Thanks, everyone!

Benjamin said...

That was an uncharacteristically anemic jerkoff motion by Paps on the play.

s1c said...

OH BABY BABY BABBY!!!!

andy said...

Dirty Blossom

Amy said...

SoSock, you are clearly delayed. We DID win!

Amy said...

I mean, your feed is delayed, Not you, of course. :)

L-girl said...

I just refused a FB friend invite from someone I went to HS with. Didn't like her then, WTH do I need with her now.

Amy said...

Maybe Pap's fallibility this season is making him a bit less arrogant, Benjamin.

SoSock said...

8 - 0
Sweet
And I had to look at Jeter's name all over the stadium at Greensboro tonight before coming home to watch him lose again. Makes it even better. The team there just can't get enough of mentioning his time spent there.
Hah!

redsock said...

Dear Post, Daily News, Newsday, et al.:

Don't let me down!

L-girl said...

i agree amy - great game, great thread.

s1c please reconsider!!! :)

oh shit, i said i wouldn't do that. sorry.

Amy said...

That is too funny, Laura! I have not had that happen yet. But being a sucker, I would probably accept the friend invite and see if the person has changed since high school. I would be too curious to ignore.

Ish said...

L, I HATE Facebook for all of the stupid shit like quizzes and bumper stickers and mafia wars. STUPID STUPID. I wish there could be a different website for that stupid shit.

Ish said...

Oh I hate seeing an old high school crush on Facebook. Especially if you still have some quiet yearning.

Amy said...

I agree, Ish. What is with the quizzes? I admit they sucker me in once in a while. But then I take it and they make NO sense. I did like the ones that told me that I spoke like someone from New York and that told me I should live in New England.

Amy said...

Ish, that part will be easier when high school is almost 40 years behind you.

Ish said...

Excitement for the Sox/Phillies series is ratcheting up btw.

L-girl said...

Ish, me too, hate that stuff.

Amy, she messaged me 1st, gave me the 2-sentence version of her life, then said, what's been happening with you?

i haven't seen or spoken to her since 1978!!!! "oh, nothing much..."

nick said...

hmmm... my quiet yearnings are blossoming.

I'm reveling in post-game glow.

You can block the annoying feeds, ish, by hovering over the right side and "hide" appears.

thanks, laura!

L-girl said...

Amy, you hate those quizzes but you took one??

Ish said...

This is the first time I had any sort of thought entertained about you guys using Facebook.

SoSock said...

Outta here
And HAPPY too!

L-girl said...

thanks nick!

i have to go now. as much as i'd prefer to stay and chat, i must wind down and go to sleep.

happy happy happy! happy x 8!

Amy said...

Yeah, I get suckered in every once in a while, then kick myself afterwards. Then I remember for a while til I get suckered again....

L-girl said...

Good night all!

Amy said...

OK, good night, everyone. Guess I should get some sleep as we have to move out of the apartment tomorrow.

Great game. Great thread.

Benjamin said...

BOS -
MFY 2.0
TOR 3.0
FKR 6.0
BAL 11.0

A Conformer said...

You can block the annoying feeds, ish, by hovering over the right side and "hide" appears.

Nick, thank you. From the bottom of my heart.

nick said...

my pleasure!

g'night all!

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Zenslinger said...

10 out of 14 games played today were one-run games.

Just sayin'.

tim said...

I am great, happy birthday, great win, i did not see it due to mini putt, delicious dinner, then 4 hours at a bar. But I knew Penny and co would pull thru. 8-0, i love it. go sox!

Edward Lee said...

Major props to Girardi for having Rivera ready to go in the 8th for the Bill James save and then not putting him in as the Yankees blew the game. Genius,

Lord Lynch said...

I slept peacefully last night, but did awake at 4 a.m. London time to be confronted by the joyous news (on the mobile phone internet) that the good guys had triumphed yet again. Thanks be to Joe Girardi who not only couldn't see the writing on the wall with CC, is pitching him 100+ each time in a great effort of science to see how long he can throw without his arm coming clean out of its socket!

The beloved is, to politely put it, miffed. We are now 10 games away from divorce.

I shall speak with the good people later.

I will also spare the singing.

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