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.

***

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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9casey said...

And one last comment about Clay , from the other post, he can bitch all he wants about how he should be in the rotation, but in reality he created this problem if he doesn't go 2-9 with a close to 7 era in '08, the Red Sox never sign Penny and Smoltz and they save 10 million, but his ineffectiveness made these moves mandatory, and if he is too immature to realize this, maybe it is time to move him.....just my opinion...

Patrick said...

Whoa! I came out of my zoned out state to see seven o'clock is here! Bring on the baseball!

redsock said...

NESN not on EI, but Rogers cable comes thru!

redsock said...

1. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
2. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
3. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
4. Jason Bay, LF
5. Mike Lowell, 3B
6. David Ortiz, DH
7. Rocco Baldelli, RF
8. Jason Varitek, C
9. Nick Green, SS

1. Chris Coghlan, LF
2. Ross Gload, 1B
3. Hanley Ramirez, SS
4. Jorge Cantu, DH
5. Jeremy Hermida, RF
6. Dan Uggla, 2B
7. Cody Ross, CF
8. John Baker, C
9. Emilio Bonifacio, 2B

redsock said...

95/96 heat for the K

s1c said...

@9 - If you find his full interview, he states that this is all because he blew it last year (evidently he did like a lot of immature players do, and spent a lot of time chasing skirt and drinking) and that he put himself in this position. Basically, I'm with Tito on this, he better be chomping at the bit and wanting to be on the big club.

redsock said...

smokin'

Patrick said...

97 for this K

Patrick said...

How do we trade this guy!? It would have to really be worth it.

How do you improve a first place team?

s1c said...

By getting a shortstop (assuming that Jedi is not the answer).

Patrick said...

I trust the Jedi. I think he will do.

s1c said...

The Jedi has the potential, but with him playing hurt last year and him trying to play hurt this year I just don't think we have enough to determine yet whether he can handle the job. I also think there is disagreement in the FO about whether he can since they have been shopping / looking at what it would take to acquire a SS.

redsock said...

ouch

s1c said...

E-8?

Patrick said...

damn!

9casey said...

Where is the strike zone?

9casey said...

s1c said...
E-8?

1st ever

redsock said...

she's out tonight, so she missed the ugliness

Patrick said...

This inning started off so bad ass too!

s1c said...

an unusual 1-3

Patrick said...

I'm curious about this Ellsbury batting second thing. I prefer Drew there.

9casey said...

s1c said...
@9 - If you find his full interview, he states that this is all because he blew it last year (evidently he did like a lot of immature players do, and spent a lot of time chasing skirt



Best thing he did last year was a penthouse pet....

9casey said...

Patrick said...
I'm curious about this Ellsbury batting second thing. I prefer Drew there.



Drew's not playin', when he plays he will bat 2nd

redsock said...

damn - left chest/shoulder, right above the O in Sox

Patrick said...

He really mentioned chasing girls? I sort of assumed that was an issue, but it wasn't fair a fair assumption.

He needs a girl next door type to support him.


WTF! Another Ellsbury BB! I love it.

s1c said...

Actually, she's not only Penthouse but #24 on Deal or no Deal (I think its #24).

Not that it matters a babe by any other name is still a babe (sorry will).

s1c said...

Actually he never mentions it at all (as far as I can find but it was reported last year that he was playboying it and he admitted that he was immature).

This line up will be the lineup when facing lefties (assuming it is Drew who is sitting).

s1c said...

Ugh - Youkilis hitting a whopping .222 in June. 105 points less than in may, that is almost Pedroia territory.

redsock said...

that line drive almost solved our rotation issues ...

s1c said...

that line drive almost solved our rotation issues ...

Yep

9casey said...

s1c said...
Ugh - Youkilis hitting a whopping .222 in June. 105 points less than in may, that is almost Pedroia territory.



he had 2 weeks off in May

s1c said...

he had 2 weeks off in May

55 ABs in May, 45 in june.

9casey said...

Nesn is so slow on foul balls , half the time they never show them......

9casey said...

s1c said...
he had 2 weeks off in May

55 ABs in May, 45 in june.



Maybe he's still hurt, and is still just the 17th

redsock said...

pretty funny -- eck and the guy in his ear re edwin jackson.

Patrick said...

Once upon a time, Youkilis was known as a first half player.

redsock said...

anyone ever see this nesn in-game blog?

redsock said...

damn, got fucked on that ball 4

redsock said...

lets go brad get this buttafucco

redsock said...

of course billy was juicing there, eck.

redsock said...

NO DON IT IS NOT SAD

IT IS GLORIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

s1c said...

Nesn Blog -

s1c said...

It is being done by Jeff Goldberg.

redsock said...

goldberg was the hartford courant beat writer for a few years -- till the paper cut all of its original sox coverage.

s1c said...

That is what happens when your paper declares bankruptcy.

redsock said...

we had one bottle of sam adams left over from our party last saturday.

cracked it open now -- rally time!

redsock said...

tizolator

BEER MOJO

s1c said...

Papi!!!

Patrick said...

I've been enjoying a 22 of ginger beer myself (soda).

Let us drive in these two players.

redsock said...

hairless

s1c said...

Baldy!!!

Patrick said...

Is it just me, or has Rocco been playing better?

I'll find out myself...

redsock said...

rico 7-21 .333 in last 11 gms

redsock said...

before the double, flo was at .391 over lats 9 gms

Patrick said...

No, I think it's just me. Rocco hasn't been any better.

Zenslinger said...

Papi.

Back.

He's back.

Papi.

yay

redsock said...

weak tek weak

redsock said...

WAS: 000
MFY: 000

Patrick said...

add a 1 to the WSH part of that, Allen.

Dunn dun dun DONG!

redsock said...

only hits in the game belong to the nats

s1c said...

only hits in the game belong to the nats

shhhh!!!

redsock said...

... that was a wang dong doodle?

redsock said...

anyone ever hear of rootzoo.com?

s1c said...

Needed that, now one more Brad!!!

Zenslinger said...

Penny @ 72 pitches (47 for strikes).

His success has been Matsuzakan so far.

Zenslinger said...

No, what's rootzoo? All-pig zoo?

s1c said...

Fish are making him work, but if he isn't going to pitch until next friday, let him go to 120+

efd said...

damn, for a second I thought my arrival to the thread would coincide with a doung. Oh well.

Patrick said...

I remember, two batters into this game, when I was pumping my fist and sure that Penny couldn't be traded.

s1c said...

Ugh, Penny has not had a good history vs the Marlins. 5.00 ERA and 1-1 record.

s1c said...

Penny pulls a Daisuke and escapes!!!

Patrick said...

Another Matsuzakan inning.

redsock said...

FLA 7 LOB:

2 at 1st
3 at 2nd
2 at 3rd

efd said...

meanwhile, I just flipped over to the Yankee game and the Nats are up 3-0.

I shall report nothing further.

Ish said...

Good evening, Joy Nation. Just got back from, gasp, a 4 1/4 mile run. More than double my previous furthest distance.

How do I celebrate? A burrito and the Red Sox!

redsock said...

rico: 2 pitches, 2 singles

redsock said...

everyone at sellout 499 got shit!

lets go dusty!

efd said...

everyone at sellout 499 got shit!


Seriously! They'd never have gotten to 500 if those folks at 499 hadn't come through. (And 498, 497, etc.)

efd said...

FY!

s1c said...

FY!!!

Ish said...

Fuck yeah! Two for one ribeye special.

redsock said...

i like it.

redsock said...

ellsBBury

redsock said...

now hit the fuckin ball this time, yook!

redsock said...

fuckin sasahe from yook

efd said...

Looks like the Marlins have their own version of Jhonny Peralta: Cristhian Martinez warming up in the pne.

s1c said...

Youk needs a day off

Amy said...

Evening, all. Glad to see we have the lead.

Pepe Lepew said...

Evening, all. Glad to see we have the lead.

Evening! cold and rainy in Montana tonight. Not good barbecue weather, but whatever...!

s1c said...

Not Lugo, makes me green with envy!!!

Ish said...

Pepe we're getting geared up for rain tomorrow and Friday.

efd said...

Hi Amy, and le meow to Pepe.

redsock said...

been raining here since about 2.

Pepe Lepew said...

Pepe we're getting geared up for rain tomorrow and Friday.

I kinda like it. It's 62 and rainy right now. In Saskatchewan in the summer when I was a kid if it rained, it was always, like 87 F or worse. In Fresno, Calif., it simply never rained. EVER!

s1c said...

Amy shows up and the Sox decide to go like a lamb. (j/k)

Patrick said...

I love this donkey! Long relief Master(son).

s1c said...

Last 10 games Youk .211 BA, Last 20 games .246.

Give the man a day off Tito, Kotsay can handle 1b!!!

Amy said...

S1C, most people do not find that I have a calming effect on anyone.

EFD, good to see you. I understand we have a common link---a former camper of mine from years ago is a friend of yours. Small world.

Patrick said...

It best not be raining Sunday. I'm going to Fenway then.

redsock said...

L home, say hi. not sure if she'll be on.

s1c said...

Did you get your router problems figured out?

s1c said...

Hi l!!!

efd said...

Hi Laura!

Amy, really?! Can you give me a hint? Where was this camp? Or is the answer to be found on Facebook...

Patrick said...

Blown away.

Amy said...

S1C, the router seems to be working. I called Comcast, and they could not diagnose anything (of course) without sending someone out. He did say there was a problem with the "packet." So tomorrow a service guy is coming.

But then I called Linksys. First person was a total idiot. Asked me if we had walls between us and the router... Second person had me reconfigure the router. It seems ok for now, but who knows.

efd said...

Oh! Amy, I think I figured it out - that is some coincidence!

s1c said...

Amy you called Linksys? You didn't online chat with them?

Amy said...

We have only one mutual friend on FB so you will see it right away if you go to my profile.

She was my camper at Camp Moonbeam back in 1969.... I saw her comment on something you had posted and was totally confused!

Amy said...

I called them. On line chat was backed up. It was a free call, so why not talk to a person. Even if the person is a total idiot.

L-girl said...

Hi all. I'm home early, I have a cool off-topic little story for you. Joe Grav would appreciate this, but he's not around these days. (He's DVR'ing games and watching them when he gets home late from work.)

Amy said...

I am game for the off topic story (surprise!).

I don't get DVRing games. I know lots of people do it, but to me, sports need to be LIVE.

L-girl said...

I may have mentioned I was hoping the Penguins would win the Stanley Cup, b/c we have a good friend who is a fan, and who was at his parents' home in P'burgh that week.

Our friend was there for his dad's 90th birthday - and his dad was the first GM of the Penguins, and pretty much created them into a serious NHL team.

They went to Game 6 as the team's guest, and his birthday was announced on the scoreboard. Tom (our friend) told me people were coming up to them all night and thanking his dad and congratulating him.

His dad was in a limo at the parade! Tom said his dad said it was one of the best days of his life.

L-girl said...

Tom is an amazing guy too. He's Canadian now, but was originally here as a Vietnam War resister.

Amy said...

Sweet story, Laura! I know nothing about the Penguins or hockey, but I can appreciate the family story.

L-girl said...

Jack Riley, our friend Tom Riley's dad.

efd said...

Laura, that's a great story!

redsock said...

looks like jeemer coming in.

L-girl said...

I don't know anything about the Penguins either. No need, just a lovely family story, as you say.

efd said...

John Henry apparently sent this twitter message immediately after his appearance in the NESN booth:

500th straight sellout tonight @Fenway Park. Baseball is an affair of the heart in New England. We are so lucky to have been a part of it.

Zenslinger said...

Great story.

And the Rockies are rockin' Diamond David Price in the second inning.

Pepe Lepew said...

I was cheering for the Pens, too.
Only because I'm kinda tired of the Wings winning all the time. I'm not one of those people who hates the Wings. I genuinely feel sorry for Detroit and all, but they've won four Cups since '97! And Pittsburgh's had it pretty tough economically, too, the last few years. And I respect Mario Lemiuex coming back from Hodgkin's.

Patrick said...

HAHAH! John Henry helping call the game.

"It's a line drive, center field, base hit"

well done.

s1c said...

That fragging Okajima, you just can't trust him.

redsock said...

wash 3, mfy 1 (8th)

s1c said...

LBJ!!!

Pepe Lepew said...

wash 3, mfy 1 (8th)

C'mon 'Spos!

Amy said...

LBJ is hot, hot, hot!

L-girl said...

That's my boy!!!

(He waited for me to come home to do that.)

efd said...

LBJ makes the error when Laura's not around to see, then makes with the dong after she's back - nice.

Patrick said...

Who is this kid?!?! Home runs? Walks?

redsock said...

that had a pleasant elevation

redsock said...

old yook woulda destroyed the dugout right about now

s1c said...

No longer a save situation so Oki probabably comes back out?

redsock said...

pedro was up earlier

s1c said...

Yeah I saw that, but I'm figuring, Oki for 2 outs and then Ram Ram.

Pepe Lepew said...

That's my boy!!!

(He waited for me to come home to do that.)

It would be nice to see him make the All-Star team this year.

s1c said...

Not a chance for LBJ making the All star game. What is he 7th in voting?

redsock said...

ram in

s1c said...

The way he has being giving up bombs lately, makes me cringe, you just can't trust hime (snark)

L-girl said...

"LBJ makes the error when Laura's not around to see, then makes with the dong after she's back - nice."

Such a nice boy! Very considerate.

redsock said...

fuck you zit face

mdc up

Pepe Lepew said...

Don't blow this nice lead!

redsock said...

snuffer up too

Pepe Lepew said...

Hoo, boy, I see the Yankees coming back on the 'Spos in the 9th.

s1c said...

Damon went yard and Winning run at the plate in the form of A-fraud.

Come on nats

redsock said...

can the nats spell w-i-n?

efd said...

I am not putting on the YES Network until that game is over, even for a quick look.

nick said...

wion.

s1c said...

About fragging time

efd said...

This game is going just fine, on the other hand. Why would I leave?!

Pepe Lepew said...

Yes. Tres bien!

s1c said...

MFY's 1st & 3rd 1 out. Milk dud at the plate.

Amy said...

Lost the damn connection again.

At least the TV is working.

L-girl said...

I will never be a typical Sox fan. I couldn't give a shit about the Yankees except when we are playing them.

s1c said...

Actually L-girl, last year it was the rays I worried about I only worry about who is ahead and who is behind in the standings. right, now that is MFY

s1c said...

oops, canoe not dud at the plate.

L-girl said...

Right, s1c. I do that too, but not this early in the season. I try not to scoreboard watch until after the ASG.

SoSock said...

hi everyone.
More rain here, will it EVER stop?
1st scrimmage game for my Big Leaguers - rained out.
Saw 5 IP, 1R, 3H and wondere why Penny was pulled. Then saw the 4BB and 100P. mmmmmm
Nice relief work though.

s1c said...

canoe dp's on the 9th pitch. Nats win!!!

nick said...

Wion!

redsock said...

meanwhile, the rest of us are cursing the yanks tying up a game on april 8.

efd said...

I'm not proud of it, but I have to admit that the pleasure I get from a Sox win and a Yankees loss are very, very similar.

I think it's at least partly because I'm in NJ and hear about them all the damn time.

Amy said...

Nice to think of a three game lead on June 17.

efd said...

phew! Thanks for the updates, s1c and Nick!

nick said...

I've got to pick up my mom at the airport tonight. How is it that her flight was 45 minutes late on departure, but is currently 10 minutes early on arrival. weird.

SoSock said...

3-0 count after 2 straight walks - think he's taking?

s1c said...

Get a lower flight lane and you can make up time.

nick said...

There's no spittle in it, but I find joy when the yankees lose. but more joy when the sox win. now, when both those happen, I blossom.

redsock said...

time to KO kiko

L-girl said...

Like I said, I'll never be typical. I'm not sure it's just my background (dark past) either. I think it's just not in me to care that much about another team - unless my team is playing them.

nick said...

yeah, s1c, but it's almost an hour difference. I don't know about that flying stuff, but that's curious. I could see 10-20 minutes sure.

L-girl said...

It must be mom visit time. Mine comes in next week.

nick said...

cool. I'll have my mom wave up to yours.

L-girl said...

It is weird that flights can make up time along the way.

redsock said...

fy nearly pulls his shoulder out of its socket on that swing

Amy said...

I reluctantly admit to enjoying a Yankee loss. Only reluctant because I know that a Yankee loss makes Harvey sad, so I feel a bit guilty about the schadenfreude.

L-girl said...

Where is yours flying in from?

L-girl said...

FY!

s1c said...

FY comes through again, and why is Tek not sliding?

Amy said...

What the hell was that, Tek?

nick said...

fuck. tek didn't look good coming in on that. insurance, though.

efd said...

wow, that was a lot more exciting when the ball left the bat than it was when the ball came back in to home.

redsock said...

hale fucked that up.

L-girl said...

Nice work by the catcher there. 3b coach, not so much.

nick said...

totally intentional tripping on that one.

redsock said...

tek too -- shoulda went in linebacker style

L-girl said...

Not Tek's fault - Hale's.

redsock said...

tiz - 3 rs

s1c said...

FY: You fragging moron, don't you know how to slide? You cost me an RBI you fugly ape.

Tek: Shut up or i'll pop your head like a pimple shrimp.

Pepe Lepew said...

I reluctantly admit to enjoying a Yankee loss. Only reluctant because I know that a Yankee loss makes Harvey sad, so I feel a bit guilty about the schadenfreude.

I enjoy every Yankees loss, because it seems like nearly every year (except maybe 2008), they go on some insane run of winning 25 out of 30, so every loss creates a bigger hole for them todig out of.

Amy said...

Yeah, that foot sticking out was nasty. Tek did not look too graceful there.

nick said...

Laura: Olympia, Wa.

Amy: thanks to the book of faces I got to see a picture of Harvey (and you!) and all I could think of was how I could see the Yankee fan in him. I'm sure he's still a nice guy.

redsock said...

harvey has had plenty to be happy about - he could use some sadness

L-girl said...

Oh, much farther away than mine. She must be very happy to see Emma.

Amy said...

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

Allan, ouch. On baseball terms, ok.
Although he always likes to tell me how he stuck with the Yankees all through their losing years also.

L-girl said...

"harvey has had plenty to be happy about - he could use some sadness"

he and his fellow fans have been getting their share, and will be getting more and more of it.

somehow i doubt allan ever felt reluctant about the schadenfreude in our days on opposite sides!

redsock said...

only talking about baseball, btw, amy. :>)

SoSock said...

Pap for the non-save.

nick said...

They are both very excited. She's going to be here almost a month (oy), but she's going to have emma every day instead of our having to pay for summer camp/day program stuff. They're doing "Camp Emma". Gardening, hiking, dancing, art, reading, cooking, games and more.

L-girl said...

That sounds great! Except for having mom around for a month, that can be very trying on all the adults. But it will be awesome for Emma and Grandma.

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