June 26, 2009

G73: Red Sox 4, Atlanta 1

Red Sox - 000 011 020 - 4  7  1
Atlanta - 000 000 001 - 1 8 0
David Ortiz broke up a pitchers' duel by clubbing his 8th dong of the year in the fifth. Jurrjens came in with a 90 mph fastball on the inner half and Flo cranked it to deep right-center.

Beckett (7-6-0-0-6, 98 (69 strikes)) was superb. He was never really in any trouble. Atlanta had a guy at third in the third, but there were two outs at the time and Beckett got Chipper Jones looking. Beckett allowed two singles to start the fourth, but got the next three hitters in order.

Boston scored in the sixth when Dustin Pedroia doubled, took third on a balk and scored on J.D. Drew's groundout.

Hideki Okajima pitched the eighth. He committed a fielding error, then walked Martin Prado, but rallied and struck out Jones, Garret Anderson and Casey Kotchman (who had been 3-for-3 against Beckett).

Jonathan Papelbon allowed a solo home run to Dan Ross in the ninth and surrendered a two-out double to pinch-hitter Brian McCann, but fanned Gregor Blanco to give the Red Soix their 45th win -- best in the AL and only two fewer than the Dodgers.

Boston added two insurance runs in the eighth. Jurrjens began the inning having thrown 83 pitches. He walked Nick Green, who was bunted over to second by pinch-hitter Julio Lugo. Pedroia singled to center and Green's run made it 3-0. Bobby Cox had Rafael Soriano warming in the pen, but stayed with Jurrjens (97 pitches and obviously tiring) as he gave up a single to Drew, balked (again) to move the runners up, and walked Kevin Youkilis. Ball four went to the backstop -- FY scored and Drew took third. Yook got greedy and tried to advance to second, but he was tagged out 2-4-3 trying to get back to first. Jurrjens then threw another eight pitches to retire Jason Bay.

It was mind-boggling. Cox let Jurrjens throw 31 pitches in the eighth inning -- and sat on his ass as his young starter had a mini-meltdown while throwing his second-highest pitch total of the season (he threw 120 back on April 17 (log)).

Jurrjens by innings:
10-12-11 11-15-15 9-31 - 114
***

Josh Beckett (3.74, 125 ERA+) / Jair Jurrjens (2.89, 147 ERA+)

Dave Magadan, who was ejected from Wednesday's game in Washington for arguing balls and strikes, has been suspended by MLB/Yankee Bob for one game (which will be served tonight) and fined an undisclosed amount of money.

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redsock said...

1. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
2. J.D. Drew, RF
3. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
4. Jason Bay, LF
5. David Ortiz, 1B
6. Jason Varitek, C
7. Mark Kotsay, CF
8. Nick Green, SS
9. Josh Beckett, P

1. Nate McLouth, CF
2. Martin Prado, 2B
3. Chipper Jones, 3B
4. Garret Anderson, LF
5. Casey Kotchman, 1B
6. Jeff Francoeur, RF
7. David Ross, C
8. Diory Hernandez, SS
9. Jair Jurrjens, P

Mazz: Lowell may not play all weekend. Ellsbury has a sore elbow "following a mishap" in Thursday’s game.

L-girl said...

Hey, something's missing from my oatmeal!

SoSock said...

Win!
Shabbat Shalom, ya'll.

Benjamin said...

I can't get over how much younger Dave Roberts looks without a beard.

Who is this idiot speaking to TC, saying that the exciting thing about interleague in 1995 was that the Braves got to play the Mets?

redsock said...

Are you saying that wasn't exciting?

L-girl said...

Who was the idiot?

Benjamin said...

Some chubby white guy with grey hair. Unfortunately that doesn't narrow it down much.

L-girl said...

Idiotic Chubby Grayhaired White Guy! Oh yeah, I totally know him.

****

See you all later, watching w/o thread for a bit.

redsock said...

Jar Jar Binks's 5-5 record is "not indicative" of how well he has pitched, sez Don. (2.89 ERA)

Yet he continues to rely on W-L....

redsock said...

Will Don and other media stop using W-L????

It's like your doctor not quite grasping the idea that sterile instruments lead to safer operations.

Patrick said...

Jair Jurrjens. Fun name to say.

redsock said...

It's clear that Don loves saying it.

redsock said...

BAY runs it down!

Amy said...

Hi, everyone. Another night with boring Dave R at the microphone. At least he helps me block out all that announcer chat.

Zenslinger said...

Jurrjens...an awesome pickup for the Braves. They got him and Gorkys Hernandez from Detroit for Renteria while we were still paying Edgar's salary.

Benjamin said...

It's like your doctor not quite grasping the idea that sterile instruments lead to safer operations.

Like this.

redsock said...

At home, Roberts's meaningless nothings make me (against my will) concentrate even more on the chatter. It's horrible. It goes right into my ear on a bee line.

redsock said...

I'm wary of clicking that link.

Benjamin said...

It's just Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

Amy said...

Funny how different people react differently. All I hear from Roberts is blah blah blah in monotone.

With Eckersly all I hear is blah blah Cheese blah blah Hair blah blah Heat and so on.

Anyone see anything about how Remy is doing?

redsock said...

It's horrible.

It also seems to work with the muttering of annoying people in crowds or at work.

Right into my goddamn ear.

Benjamin said...

You know, I really think you should give Dave another, you know, chance because he's really, you know, not as bad as when he started.

redsock said...

I'm surprised! Dave liked playing in the Ted.

Benjamin said...

So did Heidi.

Wait, that's backwards.

redsock said...

He likes the banners and flags.

...

And shiny rocks, presumably.

Patrick said...

I <3 Beckett

L-girl said...

Allan, do yourself a favour, get over it!

L-girl said...

And we're making fun of him for having a you know speech tic. Oy.

I'd better leave again.

redsock said...

werd makes it look easy.

L-girl said...

And YOU KNOW that he didn't just say he liked the banners and flags. Why don't you just listen to the radio.

Grrr.

redsock said...

I know he said more -- though it wasn't much -- but I was noting the silly thing he said.

redsock said...

Jar Jar Jergens is pitching a no-hitter!!!
Jar Jar Jergens is pitching a no-hitter!!!
Jar Jar Jergens is pitching a no-hitter!!!
Jar Jar Jergens is pitching a no-hitter!!!

Benjamin said...

Squabbling with your significant other on the internet is hot.

Patrick said...

And THAT happened!

L-girl said...

Ok, I will stop. I didn't mean to squabble. You'd think after all these years of listening to Allan's irritation with [insert name of current irritant-obsession here] I'd just tune it out.

And I often do.

So I'll do that now.

Patrick said...

'sup with Pedroia? I wonder if he's hurting.

Benjamin said...

I was chastising him, not you.

Allan, you left the toilet seat up.

redsock said...

[insert name of current irritant-obsession here]

Why is this not plural?

redsock said...

okay tek, they are hacking early. pls adjust.

Benjamin said...

Nice bunt.

redsock said...

The thing I hate about Roberts is that 95% of his analysis is simply repeating/describing exactly what we just saw (pitch outside, pop up, good catch).

No real insight, just a recap of the obvious.

Benjamin said...

Which would be ok if he were the play by play guy.

redsock said...

beckett did a good job of keeping the pitch down, pedroia did a good job of starting that double play there but mclouth did a good job of sliding in there

L-girl said...

"I was chastising him, not you."

Oh, thank you!

Once upon a time I had to read him the riot act, and demand the name Jimy Williams never be uttered again in my presence.

Little did I know how that obsession would pale in comparison to what came next.

L-girl said...

That's it. Allan, you have just driven me out of the thread.

YOU have driven ME out of the thread.

redsock said...

PAINT!

Benjamin said...

37 pitches through three.

Amy said...

Quite a pitcher's duel here.

redsock said...

PC:

Beckett: 11 12 15 - 37
Jurrjens: 10 12 11 - 33

Benjamin said...

Allan did a great job of driving Laura out of this thread. It's a little unorthodox, but he does a great job.

Amy said...

Allan and Laura have to stop fighting.

redsock said...

I think I need to watch the tv without headphones for a bit.

Benjamin said...

DO: "takes care of that".

Amy said...

Benjamin, you are a troublemaker! Don't try family mediation as a career. :)

Benjamin said...

Dave, belt high over the center of the plate isn't the outside corner.

redsock said...

Allan did a great job of driving Laura out of this thread. It's a little unorthodox, but he does a great job.

And it's obviously worked for him you know throughout his career.

Benjamin said...

Don't try family mediation as a career.

Allan, it's important to learn to compromise in any successful relationship. I propose you stop whining about Dave Roberts, and that Laura help by punching you in the mouth.

redsock said...

I mailed her and said I'm only watching now, so she should be back.

Amy said...

Can't you just listen to music or something and watch the game without announcers since they say nothing that isn't obvious anyway?

redsock said...

I like to hear the crowd noise.

***

Hey MLB: Give me the chance to watch games with just the crowd noise (and the score/count bar) and I'll pay THREE TIMES the current EI price.

9casey said...

Is Chipper a HOF'er? I'd say 1st ballot no doubter.....

redsock said...

We now have a good plan for when we don't get NESN. We mute the TV and L gets the Sox radio on her computer. The delay is next to nothing, as it turns out. It's not so bad.

Amy said...

Thunderstorms acoming. Tell Ish to get down here and take some photos.

9casey said...

Amy said...
Thunderstorms acoming. Tell Ish to get down here and take some photos.



Went through here already, they were awesome....

Amy said...

Why not do that when you get NESN? Isn't Castig/DOB still better than DO and whoever?

Amy said...

Where are you, 9C? Boston?

9casey said...

Amy said...
Where are you, 9C? Boston?




Waterbury, CT

redsock said...

Larry's BR Comps (*-HoF):

Larry Walker (897)
Duke Snider (879) *
Jeff Bagwell (836)
Vladimir Guerrero (833)
Bernie Williams (830)
Mike Piazza (828)
Edgar Martinez (828)
Ellis Burks (828)
Moises Alou (828)
Jim Edmonds (826)

Similar Batters Thru Age 36
Gary Sheffield (887)
Duke Snider (877) *
Frank Thomas (851)
Jeff Bagwell (849)
Billy Williams (835) *
Mike Schmidt (833) *
Larry Walker (829)
Rafael Palmeiro (822)
Reggie Jackson (821) *
Fred McGriff (821)

***

Career 145 OPS+!

9casey said...

Imagine he hit hit .265 with 23 HR's and 86 rbi's in his rookie year and lost the roy to Nomo with a 13-6 record

Amy said...

Oh, right. Waterbury. Home of Holy Land.

redsock said...

Why not do that when you get NESN? Isn't Castig/DOB still better than DO and whoever?

Don/Eck >>>> Castig/DOB

Castig/DOB >(?) DO/Roberts

Hmmmmm

redsock said...

I don't particular care for Castig or OB though, either.

I am very picky!

redsock said...

I'd take Don alone over him with anyone other than Remy or Eck.


-- Sean Casey is going to be doing booth stuff around July 4!

Amy said...

I would much rather listen to Castig and DOB than Eck or Dave R. In fact, I even like them better than Remy and DO most of the time.

But then I have to listen to the radio guys. I rarely listen to the TV guys.

Like what the hell are they laughing about? I have NO idea, and I do not care.

9casey said...

Amy said...

Like what the hell are they laughing about? I have NO idea, and I do not care.


I enjoy the laughter...

Patrick said...

Dave Oh Bee just referred to Georgia as Gee Aye.

Pretty dorky, if you ask me.

A Conformer said...

Good evenight.

redsock said...

Diory?

... wtf is that?

L-girl said...

I've heard it's safe to come back now.

I've also heard I'm supposed to punch Allan in the mouth.

Don't worry kids, you know mommy and daddy still love each other. Daddy just needs a xanax.

L-girl said...

"Allan did a great job of driving Laura out of this thread. It's a little unorthodox, but he does a great job."

Kissing up to Allan won't work, Benjamin.

9casey said...

Yook has K'd 24 times in the month of June.....

9casey said...

L-girl said...
"Allan did a great job of driving Laura out of this thread. It's a little unorthodox, but he does a great job."

Kissing up to Allan won't work, Benjamin.




I think he was mocking DR.....

9casey said...

L-girl said...


. Daddy just needs a xanax.



verbal or oral?

Benjamin said...

PAPI!!!

Amy said...

PAPI!!!

L-girl said...

PAPI DONG AND HE'S DONG BIG

redsock said...

QUADRANGULAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Patrick said...

I <3 my large father.

Amy said...

OK, now can everyone just be happy?

9casey said...

GodPapi!!!!!!!!1

A Conformer said...

Oh, yeah, Papi's totally cooked.

DONG!!

L-girl said...

"I think he was mocking DR....."

Yes, I got that :)

But it works on several levels

redsock said...

bad location to a bad man, jergens!

Amy said...

Xanax, a wonder drug.

9casey said...

L-girl said...


But it works on several levels


L, you know I don't have that many levels...

Amy said...

Ofer, you getting any more sleep? Are you just waking up, or not yet gone to bed?

Benjamin said...

OK, now can everyone just be happy?

Once the Mets learn to score, prevent runs.

A Conformer said...

Papi's doing a really good JD08 impersonation this june.

Patrick said...

I fondly remember the Sox wins where Ortiz drove in every run.

Remember that?

9casey said...

Amy said...
Xanax, a wonder drug.



My wife won't go to one of HER family functions without it....

redsock said...

The funny thing is I *do* have some xanax here at work. It's an old perscription, not if it still works.

Amy said...

Finally we are getting some wood on the ball.

Benjamin said...

I prefer to play Allan and Laura off each other. I think it's good practice in case I ever have a second childhood.

L-girl said...

verbal xanax... something is ringing a bell, but the memory is not quite firing..............

Benjamin said...

LETS GO RED SOX

redsock said...

NYY: 04
NYM: 0

A Conformer said...

Juat got back from a night out in the town, and now passing some time so that when I try to go to sleep, I'll succeed. BTW, it's 3:43. I hope to never ever wake up at 3:43am.

Amy said...

Isn't it a rain delay in NY? I thought I heard Harvey say that.

Xanax---without it, I would never get on a plane. But I never thought of using it for family functions. Not a bad idea...

L-girl said...

"L, you know I don't have that many levels..."

:>)

Occasionally I see you have more than you usually show.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
verbal xanax... something is ringing a bell, but the memory is not quite firing..............




I laugh everytime you use ..........

ofer came me some about roller coasters

Amy said...

Well, you might have set your alarm to get up for the game, Ofer. :)

Benjamin said...

Braves fans unable to muster sufficient racism to drown out the Red Sox chants.

L-girl said...

"Xanax---without it, I would never get on a plane. But I never thought of using it for family functions."

I'm pretty sure that's its primary use.

9casey said...

L-girl said...


Occasionally I see you have more than you usually show.


Your funnier than you know....

L-girl said...

"I laugh everytime you use .........."

That's the idea

Amy said...

Which one, Laura? Planes or family functions??

L-girl said...

"I prefer to play Allan and Laura off each other. I think it's good practice in case I ever have a second childhood"

Benjamin, you can be the child we never wanted.

Amy said...

"ofer came me some about roller coasters"

9C, I am still trying to decipher this one.

A Conformer said...

I guess that's true, Amy.

(BTW, this is kinda embarrassing, but I'm using a Macbook and have no idea how to copy paste. No right key, and no ctrl+c/v. Can anybody help?)

L-girl said...

Oh yeah, roller coasters, how safe they are, verbal xanax. Excellent.

No, Allan needs real xanax.

I use Klonopin myself.

We also have Xanax for Cody. Poor girl, she's had some problems lately. Getting loopy.

Benjamin said...

command c
command v

9casey said...

Amy said...
"ofer came me some about roller coasters"

that should say gave me some......he told me they were real safe for the kids...

Benjamin said...

Command key's the big one next to the space bar (where you'd have an alt key).

A Conformer said...

About the Xanax/flight thing: is that how you call books in the US?

(I do know what xanax is...)

L-girl said...

Family functions!

""ofer came me some about roller coasters"

9C, I am still trying to decipher this one."

I'm on it Amy. Change "came" to "gave".

9C asked Ofer if roller coasters were safe, Ofer told him they are the safest things in the world, and that was verbal xanax

9casey said...

L-girl said...
Family functions!

""ofer came me some about roller coasters"

9C, I am still trying to decipher this one."

I'm on it Amy. Change "came" to "gave".

9C asked Ofer if roller coasters were safe, Ofer told him they are the safest things in the world, and that was verbal xanax






can I take you to parties....

Benjamin said...

And you can simulate right clicking by holding down the control key and clicking.

Patrick said...

Youk could've made that play with intensity alone.

A Conformer said...

Command key's the big one next to the space bar (where you'd have an alt key).

Thanks, Benjamin.

Amy said...

What's Cody doing, Laura?

Cassie is snoring loudly lately. Not sure why.

L-girl said...

Take me to parties, like Marlee Matlin on Seinfeld?

A Conformer said...

I always wonder about Jurrjens if Jair is supposed to be the Hebrew/biblical name Yair.

Benjamin said...

Nine pitches. Oy.

Amy said...

Aha, now I get it re roller coasters and verbal xanax.

I have never found verbal xanax to be nearly as effective as the real thing.

At family functions, drinking works just fine. And if I took xanax, I couldn't drink, and I would rather drink.

Benjamin said...

Show the game.

L-girl said...

Cody is having fear and anxiety. Vet says it's a mental deterioration from aging, like a canine senile dementia. :(

Mostly she's doing great, but when she's having this stuff, it's awful to see.

Xanax worked last year, but doesn't seem to work anymore. Going back to the vet on Monday.

Amy said...

Now I need Ofer to explain the "call books" thing? Are you forgetting English back there in Israel, Ofer?

9casey said...

Amy said...
At family functions, drinking works just fine. And if I took xanax, I couldn't drink, and I would rather drink.



someone who actually reads the bottle.......

L-girl said...

I wonder why his name is pronounced like Ys instead of Js.

***

Drinking is definitely necessary for family functions! But in some families, you need prescription strength.

Amy said...

Poor Cody. That's sad. I hope you can find something else that relieves her anxiety.

Rain has now arrived. No thunder yet.

Patrick said...

My mom thinks drinking is bad, but wouldn't bat an eye at prescription anything.

Still, I'd rather drink.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
Take me to parties, like Marlee Matlin on Seinfeld?



exactly.....

redsock said...

By the way, I am going to be on the web nation segment of The Baseball Show again tomorrow morning.

9:55, I think. All I need is something to talk about.

A Conformer said...

Now I need Ofer to explain the "call books" thing? Are you forgetting English back there in Israel, Ofer?

Laura, you wanna try...?

Benjamin said...

I wonder why his name is pronounced like Ys instead of Js.

Dutch Antilles.

L-girl said...

Did I drive Allan out of the thread? He must have gotten work.

9casey said...

redsock said...
By the way, I am going to be on the web nation segment of The Baseball Show again tomorrow morning.

9:55, I think. All I need is something to talk about







Just tell Lou Merloni, he's an idiot who no cares what he thinks.....

Amy said...

Alcohol and xanax = me being flat on my face, acting really stupid. Not smart at family functions or anywhere public.

redsock said...

I went to get a yogurt.

L-girl said...

"Laura, you wanna try...?"

Thank you, Ofer. (Nice copy/paste there!)

Amy said she wouldn't get on a plane w/o Xanax (or words to that effect).

Ofer wouldn't get on a plane without books.

Am I close?

L-girl said...

But wouldn't Dutch Antilles still pronounce J as Y? I guess not.................

A Conformer said...

Now I need Ofer to explain the "call books" thing? Are you forgetting English back there in Israel, Ofer?

Cigar!

9casey said...

Amy said...
Alcohol and xanax = me being flat on my face, acting really stupid. Not smart at family functions or anywhere public.



But amazingly enough fun for everyone else...

Benjamin said...

Jair Joghurt?

Benjamin said...

HAHA

Amy said...

God, Laura, you are good! There must be somewhere you make big money on these skills? Marriage counseling? Labor negotiations?

OR maybe I am just incredibly thick.

Amy said...

FY!

A Conformer said...

Amy said she wouldn't get on a plane w/o Xanax (or words to that effect).

Ofer wouldn't get on a plane without books.

Am I close?


Cigar!

(Right after I get complemented for the copy/paste, I fuck the next one up by copy/pasting the previous post with the current answer...)

9casey said...

He hits more balls out of the strike zone than anyone I have ever seen....

Benjamin said...

Scorer gives FY a double.

L-girl said...

Thank you Amy. I am not destined to make big money from any of my many talents.

redsock said...

FY is the new Vlad?

L-girl said...

"(Right after I get complemented for the copy/paste, I fuck the next one up by copy/pasting the previous post with the current answer...)"

I was wondering about that cigar! :)

Amy said...

Ofer, sorry I didn't get it! I just was having a hard time making the connection. Books are generally my best anxiety reliever and escape, but on planes, I am too anxious to read (without xanax). And with xanax, I find I am better off just listening to music and doing crossword puzzles.

Benjamin said...

FY does like to impale stuff.

A Conformer said...

ON FIRE is below a 1000 OPS for the month. This is June. This aggression will not stand.

redsock said...

Here's some good news:

We won't see Dice at JoS1!

L-girl said...

BALK! hahahahahaha

9casey said...

redsock said...
FY is the new Vlad?

This maybe off but I was thiniking more like Paul Molitor..

Amy said...

No DiceK at JOS1---I had not thought about that. I guess I won't need xanax for that game.

L-girl said...

Werd!

redsock said...

FY shaved his head.

redsock said...

the inside of yook's batting helmet must be *disgusting*.

L-girl said...

He looks good, I think. Better w/ no beard and no hair.

Benjamin said...

FY hit one of those and it was a double. Youk not so lucky.

L-girl said...

"the inside of yook's batting helmet must be *disgusting*."

we all needed that image

A Conformer said...

"the inside of yook's batting helmet must be *disgusting*."

we all needed that image


How about his jockstrap, eh?

Amy said...

My guess is all of their helmets are disgusting. I hope they do something to wash those things between games.

L-girl said...

OFER!

L-girl said...

You know what I've been enjoying lately?

The standings.

redsock said...

and all i do is complain about the announcer! jeez.

Amy said...

Now that is a gross image. Yuck.

redsock said...

krotchman is 3-for-3.

Amy said...

We all tolerate less from our significant others than we do from others.

Your whining about Dave Roberts doesn't bother me, Allan.

Benjamin said...

BAL 10 - NAT 1. Makes last night sting a little more.

Benjamin said...

Your whining about Dave Roberts doesn't bother me, Allan.

And I find your boozing endearing.

A Conformer said...

krotchman is 3-for-3.

A lot of good that's done for them...

L-girl said...

"and all i do is complain about the announcer! jeez."

If you complained about the announcers as often as Ofer talks about Yook's jockstrap, I wouldn't say a word.

A Conformer said...

If you complained about the announcers as often as Ofer talks about Yook's jockstrap, I wouldn't say a word.

From past experience, I'd say you would say one word. In all CAPS.

L-girl said...

"Your whining about Dave Roberts doesn't bother me, Allan."

Amy, that's because you read about .01% of it.

I actually tolerate a lot more from my partner than I would from anyone else. If any dumb shmuck complained as much as Allan...

L-girl said...

"From past experience, I'd say you would say one word. In all CAPS."

:>)

Amy said...

Well, yeah, we tolerate more because we hear it more when it's someone we live with. We only hear the annoying things occasionally from the rest of the world.

redsock said...

kotsay is no lbj

L-girl said...

"kotsay is no lbj"

i concur

A Conformer said...

It's gonna be an interesting choice about Beckett hitting in the 8th. Of course, it depends a lot on his bottom 7th, first...

L-girl said...

Yay, here he is.

Amy said...

Papi ok? Just resting?

LBJ feeling better? Defensive replacements?

Amy said...

I see the Yankee/Mets game is not rained out.

L-girl said...

Defensive replacements

Amy said...

You go, Green!!

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