June 17, 2009

G65: Red Sox 6, Marlins 1

Marlins - 100 000 000 - 1  6  0
Red Sox - 020 200 11x - 6 9 1
Penny (5-3-1-4-3, 100) danced between the raindrops all night, stranding seven runners, including five at either 2nd or 3rd, in the first four innings. He relied mostly on his fastball, as his breaking stuff was ineffective. Penny retired six of his final seven batters, though, and collected his 100th career victory.

The one Florida run was unearned, as it scored on the first error of Jacoby Ellsbury's major league career (at 232 games, it was the longest errorless streak by an outfielder in Red Sox history). Lyndon made up for the gaff: he walked twice, stole a base, and hit his third home run of the year (over the bullpens in right-center) in the seventh.

David Ortiz doubled, walked twice, and scored three runs. Dustin Pedroia went 3-for-5, stole two bases and drove in three runs. Rocco Baldelli singled twice.

The game was the 500th consecutive sellout at Fenway Park, dating back to May 15, 2003.

The quartet of Justin Masterson, Hideki Okajima, Ramon Ramirez and Jonathan Papelbon put up a 4-3-0-2-5 line. The only jam was from Ram-Ram, who allowed a walk and single to start the eighth, before getting a fly ball to left and two strikeouts.

The Natinals beat the Yankees 3-2, so Boston is now 3 GA in the East.

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Andrew Miller (4.30, 98 ERA+) / Brad Penny (5.32, 89 ERA+)

In his last time out, Penny pitched six shutout innings against the Yankees.

He has pitched into the sixth inning in each of his last eight starts and in 10 of his 12 starts this season. Since the end of April, he has posted a 4.10 ERA (the AL average for the season is 4.45).

Lineup:
Pedroia, 2B
Ellsbury, CF
Youkilis, 1B
Bay, LF
Lowell, 3B
Ortiz, DH
Baldelli, RF
Varitek, C
Green, SS
Terry Francona said moving Daisuke Matsuzaka to the bullpen is unlikely:
My first thought was that if we tell him that we're putting him in long relief that's probably not going to build his confidence a whole lot. You know, there's a lot of things to think about. When you put a guy in the bullpen, who comes out of the bullpen? When you send a guy to the bullpen, how does he react to the bullpen?

Also, Daisuke is typically our guy who takes the longest to warm up ... he goes out there a good 45-50 minutes before the game and throws a lot, so is that going to work? ... We can't just get caught up in what the fans and [media] are caught up in because we'll make some poor decisions.

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L-girl said...

201 cheat

nick said...

Nick, given how you feel about the Yankees, I am not sure that is a compliment.

Oh it's fine. I really am not nearly as rabid as the folks here. The only connection I immediately have to Harvey is hearing about him here. It's his identifying characteristic. He's a Yankees fan. It's ok, I'd still have a root beer with him.

Amy said...

Sounds great for your mom and for Emma, Nick. Makes me almost want to be a grandma.

SoSock said...

one
Nick - that sounds so cool. Emma is a lucky little girl. I've no doubt that it will be worth the bother to you guys to give her that experience.

Amy said...

He will be at JOS1, just proving what a good guy he is. Not only is he willing to put up with me and his daughter (the Red Sox fan)---he is also willing to expose himself to 20 other crazy Red Sox fans who already know he is a Yankee fan.

nick said...

OK. We need to get these next two outs. I have to wake up emma in 15 minutes to go to the airport.

redsock said...

where the F was that

9casey said...

Nick's daughter and mine share first names......

nick said...

oh great, Grant Balfour pitching.

I was hoping he'd be coming to JoS1. It'll be fun. Even for him.

Amy said...

One more to go.

SoSock said...

OTTs are a rare occurance for Bot this year.

SoSock said...

two

9casey said...

SoSock said...
OTTs are a rare occurance for Bot this year.



Good thing saves aren't

redsock said...

steamrolling the also-rans.....

SoSock said...

MLBTV just switched to the game!

nick said...

good choice on that, 9 casey.

water!

s1c said...

dirty

Amy said...

Love that dirty water!

L-girl said...

dirty dirty water!

efd said...

Done! Wake up your daughters!

Well, Nick can wake up his daughter, at least.

SoSock said...

Dirty Fishy Water!
Got to see the last out.
oh well, glad it didn't stretch out.

redsock said...

there's something fishy in that dirty water

L-girl said...

9C has an Emma, too! Cool.

Have fun Nick. See you all tomorrow.

nick said...

Cute kids, btw, 9casey.

OK, I'm off. have fun y'all!

9casey said...

nick said...
Cute kids, btw, 9casey.



Thank You!

Amy said...

Good night, everyone.

9casey said...

'night

9casey said...

'night

redsock said...

canada sportscentre guys says sox sell-out record is "garbage"

"they only have 38,000 seats, big deal, it's garbage .... but they are the red sox so ...."

BITTER MUCH, ASSHOLE????

s1c said...

Saw this on the espn.com recap -

• For the third straight year and fourth time this decade, the Red Sox became the first AL team to win 40 games for the season.

I like that trend since the last two produced a WS and ALCS game 7.

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