June 13, 2009

G62: Red Sox 11, Phillies 6

Red Sox   - 500 030 201 - 11 13  0
Phillies - 001 310 100 - 6 13 3
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Daisuke Matsuzaka (7.33, 64 ERA+) / Antonio Bastardo (2.45, 176 ERA+)

Lefty Bastardo, 23, made his major league debut on June 2. Tonight is his third start.

Slump: Dustin Pedroia is 3 for his last 32. His batting average has dropped 44 points since May 27. In those 15 games, he is hitting .167/.282/.250 in 72 trips to the plate.

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Mark Teixeira, on John Henry's joke about an "MT Curse":
There's no reason to get into a war of words with a 70-year-old man [Henry is actually 59]. It doesn't make any sense. ... I made the best decision for me, and it's worked out great.
The Herald's John Tomase says the Yankees are whiny, sore losers.

159 comments:

Ish said...

Teixiera is stupid for even responding to that comment in any way other than jest.

redsock said...

They are morons.

Damon remains obsessed with Boston and with Red Sox fans.
Memo to Johnny: We've moved on.

A Conformer said...

Teixiera is stupid for even responding to that comment in any way other than jest.

I took that response as jest. Don't you?

Bastardo, btw, is an awful name. How could anybody be called that? "Hi, I'm Scott Fucker" would make almost as much sense. In some ways Bastardo is even worse.

tjd said...

A question for the wise heads here - if Dice gets knocked out early, who is going to pitch relief? Aren't Delcarmen and Papelbon the only fresh arms tonight?

redsock said...

I love the name. I want him to pitch for us.

(If he's good.)

redsock said...

PC last night:

Masterson - 42
Ramirez - 20
Bard - 19
Okajima - 16
Saito - 6

If Dice goes his usual 5, I guess you'd have MDC for 2 if possible (with Jeemer as a fill-in), Saito and Bot.

If he gives us 6, it shouldn't be an issue. As long as we don't have extras again.

Ish said...

Tonight I don't care if Dice throws 130 pitches. Innings innings innings. Importanté.

Ofer, part of it was jest but then when he says it doesn't make any sense, etc. It turned serious.

nick said...

Bastardo and Putz should be on the same team.

Amy said...

Likely going to miss much if not all the game tonight (or at least the game thread) as we will be out (toasting Laura on her birthday).

But I wanted to let Benjamin know that my problem last night was with the router. New router, no problem, just $59 poorer.

GO SOX!

(I seem to miss good chunks of DiceK's starts. I wonder if that is subconscious or not. Watching him pitch irritates the hell out of me, even if/when he does ok.)

johngoldfine said...

Nick--how about an All-Gross Team? We've already got Bastardo and Putz. My first new nominee would be Wee Willie Keeler.

Lord Lynch said...

Good evening all, and best of british felicitations for Laura's birthday. The day's almost over here!

redsock said...

Thanks, Lord. I'll pass it along.

s1c said...

Now get him home Youk!!!

s1c said...

Happy B-day to L-girl

SoSock said...

GO SOX!
Been a busy day, now I'm off to the downtown art district to celebrate L-Day!
I forget what it commemorates. Some supposedly famous person's birthday, a writer or something.
Kamakazee?, Carmaker?, something like that. I think she's Canadian
:>
Summer = Music on Trade Street. It's always fun, and I don't have to fidgit during a Dice game.
Here's a toast to our hostess with the mostest, and to a late night comment on a WIN that no one will read.

s1c said...

LMAO - Way to hustle for that ball Howard.

Lord Lynch said...

Shambles.

Lord Lynch said...

Sitting on the dong of the bay... watching the runners coming in....

s1c said...

Lugo needs to get on so that Daisuke isn't leading off next inning.

s1c said...

Mets hang on to beat the MFY's, yeah boy!!!

redsock said...

Mets fan guest just watched the win over the Chokers -- and I see it's 4-0!!!

Patrick said...

I hate to appreciate Lugo's contributions, but that was nice.

Patrick said...

Rain! Wahhh.

Lord Lynch said...

I thought I was on my own!

s1c said...

At work, so having to step away every once in awhile to take care of customers

Ish said...

Hello, sparse JoS Saturday night crowd. I did something I have never done before in my life: Not only did I run 2 miles for the first time ever, but I did it WITHOUT stopping, AT ALL.

I'm pretty effin' proud.

I came in during the first and noticed 3-0 then 5-0! Then a rain delay??? That pissed me off because of the state of the bullpen - what if Dice can't continue?

s1c said...

Good for you Ish

johngoldfine said...

Do it again, ish. Get good shoes!

Ish said...

I've got decent shoes right now that work fine but yes, I do want some proper running shoes.

I am kind of sad I didn't go to the gym, though. But that's mostly because there's a cute girl who works there on the weekends. I didn't have a car today! Oh well. Haha.

s1c said...

well, I think I will mute the game and put in Firefly on the computer, because there is only so much of this rain delay programming that I can handle.

9casey said...

tjd said...
A question for the wise heads here - if Dice gets knocked out early,



You might think he could use Wake if he had to ,seeing Smoltz may pitch in his spot.....

Ish said...

Wake said he's available tonight if need-be.

Heidi sez a "window of opportunity" might occur around 9:15. Phillies and umps are hush-hush as to whether they will play anymore tonight.

Here's the question for if the rest of the night is rained out: Do they wipe out the first inning, or suspend the game and resume later?



Both teams have Monday off.

A Conformer said...

Any rays of hope on resuming this game? Wasting a 5-0 lead would be a shame.

And Ish, good going. I plan to start running tomorrow. Problem is, I've been planning that for at least 1000 tomorrows...

A Conformer said...

BTW, is it sunny in Toronto? That's also important, today.

And isn't it supposed to be always sunny in Philadelphia?

Benjamin said...

TC: 9:10 restart.

Ish said...

Tarp's off the field!


Ofer, I don't know how much you've run in the past but this 9 week Couch to 5k plan has worked wonders for me. Especially the first four full weeks will really get you going.

I'm on week 5 right now and was supposed to stop after a mile and walk for half a mile, then run another mile. Decided to keep going because I felt so good.

This couch-to-5k plan is very good for at least giving you a plan for how to get started back up even if you've run in the past.

redsock said...

today was wonderful
cloudy morning, but sunny afterwards

Ish said...

Much better to start cloudy and go sunny than the other way around.

Ish said...

Chad Durbin takes over for Bastardo as the game is back on!

Benjamin said...

Get well soon, Pedroia.

Patrick said...

hurray! Beisbol.

A Conformer said...

Well, Ish, back in the army I had two months in which I ran 7KM (about 4 miles, I guess?) three times a week. But the army was a long time ago. Since then, I've done plenty of hiking, but while walking 10-20 miles a day with a 45lb backpack might be hard, it ain't running.

A Conformer said...

Hey, the ga,e's back on! But I've gotta pack. Shit. I'll check in soon, then. Go Daisuke- it's 5-0, throw strikes.

Patrick said...

So who's pitching for us?

Patrick said...

D-BB, I see.

Benjamin said...

Daisuke still.

s1c said...

Daisuke is throwing strikes tonight. 39 p 28. So far so good.

Patrick said...

I'm not excited to hear that.

Patrick said...

the Dice-K part, not the strike part.

Benjamin said...

Good thing Durbin didn't start this game.

s1c said...

Durbin has a 4.01 era, so I don't think he strikes fear in anyone on the Sox.

Patrick said...

You'd think, from this silence, that people have something better to do on a Saturday night that thread and follow the sox.

A Conformer said...

If he was a starter, that 4.01 ERA would be better than every starter on the Sox. But since he's a reliever, it's actually worse than every reliever on the Sox. If that means something or not depends on how many innings they're gonna let him pitch, I guess

s1c said...

A conformer - it is also in the league that has the pitcher batting.

Benjamin said...

Bleh.

A Conformer said...

A conformer - it is also in the league that has the pitcher batting.

True. Although I'm guessing as a reliever he probably faces more PH than pitchers... but who knows? It's a moot point, anyway. The Sox are gonna kill him next inning.

Benjamin said...

Julio says fuck the haters.

s1c said...

Slugo!!!

Benjamin said...

Haters have cause, though.

Ish said...

The PHers are generally going to be guys not good enough to start.

My sister and her boyfriend walked in so I watched the game with them for awhile before they went back to her bedroom. Not what you think, lol. They've gone to use to computer and watch Nascar.

Meanwhile another Dice-K start with a high pitch count.

Patrick said...

Ellsbury....drew a walk...TWICE?!?!

Ish said...

By the way, Ofer, I agree with you about walking vs. running. Doesn't matter how much you're carrying or where you're walking. Just like bike riding. I rode 54 miles once. I used to ride around 1,000 miles in a summer. I could walk for miles. But running? Ew not so much. I thought of running as the ultimate exercise. If I could run and keep running, I've made it. Almost there!

Interesting also, that when you finish running and transition to walking, that can hurt.

I happened to finish my 2 miles halfway down a hill, so I had to walk back up. I was walking very gingerly, fearing I'd hurt myself.

A Conformer said...

Ellsbury....drew a walk...TWICE?!?!

Plus: Lugo got a hit... TWICE.

Ish said...

Jeez! 22 dongs for Ibanez! Who'd thunk?

Patrick said...

How'd you measure 2 miles so accurately, Ish.

BTW, FU Ibanez.

Benjamin said...

Unacceptable.

Patrick said...

mother fucker. Damnit, Diesucky.

A Conformer said...

I'm thinking we might see Daisuke on the DL again next week, when Smoltz joins the rotation. Shoulder fatigue, anyone?

Patrick said...

I'll take it. DL, shoulder fatigue. Smoltz. Buchholz, whatever.

Ish said...

Patrick, I used the little computer on my bicycle, rode on the left side of the road through a development next to my house with three cal-de-sacs. Went to the end of the road, around one cal-de-sac, went to another, and another. Staying on the left side of the street, not crossing until the beginning of the road again.

That measured out to 1.5 miles. I separated the road into 12 sectors, 1/8 of a mile each and memorized the location of each checkpoint. So wherever I start from, 8 sectors is a mile, 12 is a lap and 16 is two miles.

Patrick said...

's over. thank god.

A Conformer said...

I think he'll probably at least start the fifth, with a 1-2 runner limit.

Patrick said...

We'll, they played as many innings last night as we did. Hopefully their bullpen is spent, now that we're already in it.

Benjamin said...

Yeah, pretty obvious trap there.

Benjamin said...

Baserunners are good.

SoSock said...

What the hell?

We were rained out in downtown, just when Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin was starting his 2nd set.
Sux!
I get home expecting the game to be over, turn on ESPN where LSU is playing (one of their players was on an opposing LL team last year) and see we're up by 4 in the 5th.
Rain Delay! I think to myself - I can catch the end of the game. And then, in the time it takes me to get the puter cranked up they score 3 runs
PEEEYEEW!

s1c said...

now score some runs, get these guys home!!!

Ish said...

Last night's Phillies bullpen usage, 8th inning on:

Park: 0.2 IP/11 pitches
Romero: 1.1 / 30
Madson: 1.0 / 17
Condrey: 1.0 / 9
Kendrick: 2.0 / 36

Kendrick was sent back to AAA today.

Benjamin said...

Baldelli's mitochondria were chugging on that play.

Benjamin said...

TEK!

Ish said...

Run(s)!!!!

Patrick said...

Cue ish?

SoSock said...

Rocco - beat out the DP?
Seems unlikely.

Benjamin said...

Shit, Daisuke's still going to pitch.

Benjamin said...

LUGO!

Ish said...

Slugo's getting into the act again!

Maybe this time he won't run into an out.

Dice-K's being pinch-hit for. Boo!

Ish said...

Big Papi PHing for Dice!

Patrick said...

HURRAY! WELL DONE JUl....nevermind. Screw that run.

Benjamin said...

Hah, the Daisuke on-deck circle appearance was fake.

Ish said...

MDC should pitch next inning. Warming in the pen.

SoSock said...

Lugie - 3 - 3?
Bizarro Friday

Patrick said...

gah

Zenslinger said...

Taking Dice out with our pen in the state it is? We do have a game tomorrow, too.

Nice to see that hit parade, though.

s1c said...

Obviously Tito has no faith in Daisuke.

Backfired.

Ish said...

Are they planning on a short game?

More rain coming!

s1c said...

FY - comes up big!!!

Ish said...

My mother kept saying the Red Sox were going to lose, they were going to lose, they were going to lose, because Dice-K was pitching and he sucks. Haha.

She was half-right!

Patrick said...

DUSTIN PEDROIA! FUCK YEAH! COMING TO SAVE THE MOTHERFUCKING WORLD, YEAH.

SoSock said...

Keep the line moving please.

Patrick said...

"...break it wide open" -Joe C.


DRINK!

A Conformer said...

LBJ with three BB today. Bizzarro indeed.

Ish said...

Wow! Hopefully the Sox can hold 4 runs cause Victorino just saved 3!

Ish said...

More like Bastardo indeed.

Patrick said...

kudos to you, 'Rino.

SoSock said...

We need 3 quick outs so if it does start up again we're official.

Ish said...

The only bad part about reformatting my computer is I forgot to store my bookmarks somewhere! Oops. Lost 'em all.

Ish said...

I threw a hard fastball today. I took a can of diet coke (don't tell tdcg!) and spiked it onto the brick walkway leading up to our house. It skiddered 50 feet away! Fastball indeed.

Ish said...

Part of the reason it went so far was it had ice in it.

Benjamin said...

Bleh some more.

Zenslinger said...

Fuckin' slugfest.

Benjamin said...

MDC sure has been having a crappy June.

9casey said...

I will never understand the enigma, that is Manny Delcarmen.......He has an above average fastball and a decent curve, but he sometimes just can't put it all together.him and Craig Hansen are a lot alike....

Zenslinger said...

'sOK to fuck up some. Just no total implosions...damage control.

One more, Manny!

Er, uh, you probably have another inning after that, but, for now...

Ish said...

Fastball control, don't hang the curve and use the change-up more.

That's how MDC will become a Class A pitcher.

Benjamin said...

Maybe it was too much lipsyncing during the rain delay.

A Conformer said...

No 2IP outing for MDC today, I wager... haha. Just get the fucking third out.

Patrick said...

I'm out after this out, when it comes. please get him out.

Ish said...

Two change-ups, two ugly swings.

Patrick said...

Let the pain stop.

Patrick said...

Good luck RSN. I'll cherish a swig of the dirty water tomorrow morning.

A Conformer said...

The way this game is going, I wouldn't mind if some dirty water fell from the sky soon. Although who knows? Maybe the Sox will put up another crooked number on there this inning.

Ish said...

Dirty water about to fall here in southern Maine... We're expecting 1-2 inches of rain overnight. Turd floater!

Ish said...

Jeemer and Drew in. MDC, Baldelli out.

Jeemer bats 6th, Drew bats 9th.

Benjamin said...

Clean innings exist.

Benjamin said...

7 pitches. Gotta bring him back for the 7th.

SoSock said...

7 pitch inning!
Go Jeemer, go Jeemer

Ish said...

Castig sez it's raining again!

Benjamin said...

Holy shit, Lugo.

Ish said...

Another loogy liner!

Ish said...

This game is just another 9-5 workday.

Benjamin said...

By way of comparison, it's LAA 9 - SD 1 in the top of the 9th.

SoSock said...

I see run(s) !!

Ish said...

Big Donkey warming.

Ish said...

Okajima batting for himself!

Ish said...

Oki looks a lot like Dice-K with a batting helmet on.

This looks weird!

Ish said...

Jeemer's only major league at-bat is a 6-3 soft liner.

charlie pioli said...

hey contact not to shabby

Ish said...

Not bad at all. He had a good swing too.

Ish said...

John Sterling would say "That was sooo Werth it!"

Benjamin said...

Runs, please.

Zenslinger said...

This game is madness.

Ish said...

Lugo is retired for the first time tonight!

Ish said...

Ram-Ram with Bot warming.

Ish said...

Castig has mentioned that Stairs is from Bangor, Maine.... Three times tonight.

And that's for one PHing appearance!

Benjamin said...

LBJ!

Ish said...

Ellsbury whips out his dong!

Zenslinger said...

I'm sure Laura would have wanted to see it.

Benjamin said...

I'm sure Laura would have wanted to see it.

What do you think her birthday surprise was?

Ish said...

I'll bet Allan put in a call. Hey, Lyndon. Show L your dong tonight!

He obliged!

Ish said...

Red Sox chants!

Benjamin said...

Ahem, water.

Ish said...

Dirty rain drops keep falling on my head! /phillies phans

Ish said...

Goodnight!

charlie pioli said...

water see ya later Rauuuuuuuuuuuuuuull!!!!

redsock said...

We watched the last 2 innings and saw the dong!

L-girl said...

Ha ha, enjoying all the L-girl/LBJ dong refs.

Because of the rain delay, when everyone left, Allan and I watched the last few (2?) innings. So I saw the Boy's Dong! And so my birthday was complete. :-D

Gamethreader EFD was at the game (which I learned on Facebook).

L-girl said...

"Teixiera is stupid for even responding to that comment in any way other than jest."

YES! Highly stupid. I don't think he (Teix) meant that as a joke at all.

L-girl said...

"I forget what it commemorates. Some supposedly famous person's birthday, a writer or something.
Kamakazee?, Carmaker?, something like that. I think she's Canadian "

ROFL

THis is so funny! SoSock, little do you know, that my last name has been butchered into both of those - Kamakazee AND Carmaker! A few college buddies used to call me the Kamakazee Kid, from a prof who said my name that way. And Karmaker is quite common.

Thanks for all the birthday wishes here too.

L-girl said...

Ish, awesome. You're inspiring!