June 14, 2009

G63: Phillies 11, Red Sox 6

Red Sox  - 040 001 010 -  6 11  2
Phillies - 100 040 60x - 11 14 2
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Josh Beckett (3.77, 125 ERA+) / J.A. Happ (2.98, 145 ERA+)

wmtc4 was a huge success, I slept in till 11:30, there is afternoon baseball, the Red Sox are 3 GA in the East and the weather will remain gorgeous for many evening hours of patio relaxation. Perfect.

Since the end of April, Beckett has a 1.70 ERA in seven straight quality starts; in the one game he was tagged with a loss, he allowed one unearned run in eight innings. Over his last four starts, his ERA is a paltry 0.31, with opposing batters hitting [sic] .115/.198/.167.

Happ started the year in the bullpen, but his last four appearances have been starts (log). In those starts: 23.2 innings, 17 hits, 9 walks, 17 strikeouts, 4 home runs allowed, .205/.298/.410.

Jacoby Ellsbury, hitting in the #2 spot last night, homered, singled, walked three times, and stole a base. He's hitting .367/.472/.500 in June. ... A Julio Lugo impersonator went 4-for-5 last night, with two doubles.

Brad Penny, on Joe Girardi's comment that Penny hit Alex Rodriguez intentionally on Thursday night:
I don't care what he thinks. ... We don't go back and say they hit us intentionally. We've got games to worry about ... He needs to worry about managing ... I think he's just frustrated that we have a good team and a good lineup. ... And they called the commissioner's office. Come on.
John_W_Henry:
Hope I didn't hurt Mark's feelings!

117 comments:

redsock said...

Lugo, SS
Ellsbury, CF
Youkilis, 1B
Bay, LF
Lowell, 3B
Baldelli, RF
Green, 2B
Kottaras, C
Beckett, P

Rollins, SS
Victorino, CF
Utley, 2B
Howard, 1B
Werth, RF
Dobbs, LF
Feliz, 3B
Coste, C
Happ, P

redsock said...

NESN!

&

Let's go, Mets!

westcoastsox said...

It's quiet here! Headed out for various events; will be following the action on the blackberry. No Drew, Pedroia, Ortiz or Varitek, eh? Should be an interesting game.

Ish said...

I'm here!

Ish said...

I'm going to have to get used to Castig saying Happ. Sounds a lot like Pap!

L-girl said...

I'm here too, although taking it easy. SO nice to be home today!

redsock said...

Lugo regressing ....

Ish said...

BUNT! Ellsbury ran so fast he had to jump over Utley!

Ish said...

Ellsbury puts nitrous oxide in his cheerios each morning.

Ish said...

Aussie Happ!

Ish said...

Wow! They had Ellsbury picked off but the throw to second went into the outfield and LBJ goes to third!

L-girl said...

My Boy working his away around the bases... :)

Ish said...

Psst: Ellsbury might have beaten the throw to second.

Ish said...

Lyndon's a workin' boy.

Ish said...

SHOW THE GAME.

Don't show replays, don't show ads and come back when the ball is over the dirt in front of home plate. COME BACK BEFORE THE PITCH!

Ish said...

MFYs got runners at the corners with 2 out in the 2nd... Scoreless.

Ish said...

Cervelli dunks a looper into right field, scoring Douche Canoe and it's 1-0

redsock said...

you see the frod/bruney back and forth?

bruney said frod's actions are embarrassing and high-schoolish -- frod says he might pay attention to bruney if bruney was a decent pitcher.

Ish said...

Jeter singles to left, Shemp scores it's 2-0.

L-girl said...

Ish, is your NESN feed hiccupping and stuttering all the time? I am wondering if it's a NESN issue or a Rogers Cable issue. It's SO annoying!

Ish said...

I read that exchange. K-Rod might want to shut up because Bruney's gonna go all Nazi fucker on his ass.

Ish said...

NESN's working fine here.

Benjamin said...

ROCCO!

Ish said...

Rico BALDY hits a LASER.

L-girl said...

BALDY DONG!!!

L-girl said...

OK, right now, anyone's NESN fucking up?

Ish said...

Rocco taking over the Laser Show

Ish said...

My NESN is still not fucking up. Surprisingly.

Benjamin said...

My NESN feed's fine.

Benjamin said...

Although I think Dave Roberts said something negative last inning, so it might be defective.

Ish said...

Back to Back!

Benjamin said...

GREEN!

Ish said...

lmao Ben

L-girl said...

So I guess that means it's a Rogers problem. It's AWFUL. Sometimes it's every few seconds.

OMG NICK GREEN I'M SORRY I DOUBTED YOU

Benjamin said...

Live by the bandbox, die strangled wearing fishnets with a rope around your genitals in the bandbox.

L-girl said...

Fishnets?

Benjamin said...

Carradine was a fan of the fishnets.

Ish said...

Someone's got the count wrong. Joe 0-2 NESN.... Now 0-2 lol

Ish said...

NESN did say 1-1

Ish said...

Beckett gave it a ride! Not far enough!

Benjamin said...

Beckett goes deepish.

L-girl said...

Whoa, Beckett gave that a ride.

L-girl said...

Oh right. I'm not up on the celebrity death gossip.

Ish said...

A Loogy liner!

Benjamin said...

Holioshit Lugo.

L-girl said...

Secret Weapon's a roll lately, eh. Too bad. If he keeps hitting like this, we may have to keep him.

Ish said...

Lyndon Scrotum Fly!

Benjamin said...

RBLBJ

Benjamin said...

Dave Roberts prefers plywood runs.

Benjamin said...

Bay!

Benjamin said...

Lugo running awkwardly there.

L-girl said...

yay

redsock said...

don mentioning pitch counts and the rangers/nolan ryan idea to have pitchers in their org go longer.

no one has mentioned what will happen when texas trades for a pitcher who has not been used to that workload. how can that work?

it's destined to fail.

Amy said...

Hi everyone. Glad to hear WMTC4 went well. I can't hang out too long, but wanted to say hi. YAY! We are already ahead and hitting the hell out of the ball.

Now we need Beckett just to be Beckett for the rest of the game.

L-girl said...

Thanks Amy. :)

This whole idea of "pitchers today are babied, too much attn to pitch counts" strikes me as ridiculous. They always use Ryan as an example, even while admitting he was a freak, in a class by himself.

Ish said...

I've always said and thought it'd about the pitching and the pitchers rather than the pitch counts. If you want your pitcher to go deep, he needs to improve control and pitch selection and not to nibble nibble nibble. And yes, you can stick to the strike zone and not get lit up. Ask Maddux and Glavine.

Hell, even ask Gabbard that one day he threw a CG.

Ish said...

I really love how many games Baldelli has been able to play this year.

L-girl said...

Green says: "Make Laura apolgize!"

redsock said...

damn, thought happ was gonna grab it

Ish said...

Usually striking out by inches refers to the strike zone. Not the foul line!

Ish said...

76 pitches for Happ!

redsock said...

so lugo hits after rotting on the bench for 7-8 days? strategy for tito.

redsock said...

do NOT strand them, lyndon.

Ish said...

Playoff assassin.

Ish said...

Happ is imploding.

Benjamin said...

Squander.

redsock said...

7 LOB in 3 innings.

boo.


Happ at 83 thru 3!

redsock said...

mfy 7-0, bot 4th

redsock said...

first 5 nyy reach against santana in the 4th and he is pulled -- now 8-0

Ish said...

9-0

Ish said...

11-0!

Ish said...

Of course the Yankees are doing all of this just to stay 3 GB.

redsock said...

hoping for a 17-14 mets win....

Ish said...

Good luck with that.

redsock said...

after the hiccup, beckett has retired 10 straight.

Ish said...

Until that.

Ish said...

Santana's ERA went from 2.39 to 3.29

Ish said...

Castig keeps pronouncing Rollins' name as Rahl-lins

redsock said...

o'neil plays it on a hop

Benjamin said...

after the hiccup, beckett has retired 10 straight.

But now we have seizures.

Ish said...

E5 and single.

Ish said...

Poo and teacakes.

redsock said...

phuck.

Ish said...

This shit's bad when Howard steals third.

redsock said...

oh god

howard steals third.

Ish said...

BECKETT IS PISSED!!!

Ish said...

SO HE ITS A DONG AND TIES IT HIMSELF!!! CRUSHED!!!

Ish said...

HITS!!!* lmao

Benjamin said...

Fuck this, he'll do it himself.

L-girl said...

FUCKING A JOSH!

redsock said...

shit, i missed it

Ish said...

Allan, he absofucking crushed it. 400+ feet I'd say.

redsock said...

saw the replays, at least.

redsock said...

phils get 1, we come right back with 4
phils get 4, we come right back with 1

redsock said...

"ownage"?

L-girl said...

I was waking up (involuntary nap!), didn't have my glasses on, and I thought, I think that's Josh Beckett trotting around the bases.

L-girl said...

bayingle!

L-girl said...

our feed is so fucked up. i hate it.

Benjamin said...

So's this game.

L-girl said...

it doesn't look good. but it's not over yet.

altho if we lose, it will be our first L in a while.

Benjamin said...

Shit.

Benjamin said...

I prefer our other Ls.

redsock said...

this game was more fun earlier.

L-girl said...

mr bard, you just walked a pitcher on four pitches. hang your head in shame.

Benjamin said...

So is the plan just to tank this one and cripple them in case we face them in the WS?

redsock said...

saito = not the answer

L-girl said...

STOP THIS RIGHT NOW!!!

redsock said...

all 4 BB this inning have been on 4 pitches.

L-girl said...

W
T
F
?
!

redsock said...

rally?

Benjamin said...

Not a strike.

Ish said...

Stepped out to pick my mother up from the ER.

Ironic that last night's game ended up 11-6 and right now this one is 11-6 the other way.

What isn't ironic, but instead downright frustrating, is not getting adequate care at the ER. She left there worse than she went in with dehydration and a migraine, etc., so now making some calls to find her primary care doctor and/or a neurologist at another hospital.

Seriously pissed about it.

L-girl said...

Ish, why was your mom in the Emergency Room? Is she ok?

L-girl said...

heading for some clean water any minute now

redsock said...

green determined to show laura is wrong about him.

redsock said...

alas.

Ish said...

L, migraine, nausea, dehydration - it's been going on for a few days, the latter two anyways. She's headed to a different hospital now. Chances are they'll actually give her adequate care.