July 4, 2009

G80: Mariners 3, Red Sox 2

Mariners - 001 010 001 - 3  7  1
Red Sox - 020 000 000 - 2 4 0
Takashi Saito walked the bases loaded in the top of the ninth, then allowed a one-out bloop single to right by Chris Woodward that gave Seattle their winning edge. Saito threw 38 pitches in the inning.

Jason Varitek gave Boston a 2-0 lead in the second with his 12th home run of the season. The Red Sox would get only three more hits: Jacoby Ellsbury's single right after Tek's dong, Kevin Youkilis two-out double off the Wall in the fifth, and Varitek's single in the sixth.

In that sixth inning, the Red Sox had runners at first and third with no outs and failed to score. Rocco Baldelli (who had been HBP) was caught off third base on Ellsbury's sharp hit back to the mound. After the 1525 rundown, Jeff Bailey grounded into a 543 double play.

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Garrett Olson (4.81, 88 ERA+) / Brad Penny (4.79, 97 ERA+)

The Globe's Adam Kilgore lists Tim Wakefield's Top 10 Red Sox starts, using Bill James's Game Scores.

Down in Pawtucket, Jed Lowrie played for the first time since last Sunday (he had been hit on the left knee by a pitch the previous week). He went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts as the PawSox DH. He hopes to play some shortstop this weekend.

Mike Lowell is feeling much better since his Synvisc injection:
I'm actually relieved they took out the fluid. I wasn't sure if they were going to find anything, and having the fluid in there explained why there was discomfort. I would have maybe questioned things structurally if they didn't find fluid. (The shot) was instant relief. ... This was more of a precautionary DL than a necessary DL.
Also at 1: Halladay/Wang

79 comments:

redsock said...

1. J.D. Drew, RF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
4. Jason Bay, LF
5. Rocco Baldelli, DH
6. Jason Varitek, C
7. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
8. Jeff Bailey, 1B
9. Julio Lugo, SS

1. Ichiro Suzuki, RF
2. Russell Branyan, 1B
3. Jose Lopez, 2B
4. Ken Griffey Jr., DH
5. Franklin Gutierrez, CF
6. Ryan Langerhans, LF
7. Kenji Johjima, C
8. Chris Woodward, 3B
9. Ronny Cedeno, SS

Ish said...

Happy United States day.

Also known today as Happy Assholes Day. I've seen nothing but assholes on my travels today.

redsock said...

So nice to see Schilling dress up for the Gehrig reception. I dress like that when I mow the lawn.

Jesus.

Ish said...

Slightly slow thread on this July 4th, I see.

I have done very little today. Not so on other July 4ths.

- 2004 went to Burlington, Vermont
- 2005 drove up the coast of Maine, almost to Rockland
- 2006 My grandfather had died on the 1st and we drove his truck up to Portland...not much of a trip but it was something.
- 2007 drove to Rutland, Vermont for no particular reason. Ended up actually one town into New York. Turned around and came back.
- 2008 I spent at my grandmother's house up in northern Maine.

2009? Not much! Although I might actually do something tomorrow. So it could count!

Anyways, I like baseball. I like thunderstorms. Might end up seeing both today!

Ish said...

I didn't even notice Schilling.

Ish said...

I can watch the hot dog eating contest but I can't listen to them talking about it. Is that weird?

redsock said...

CAPTAIN AMERICA!

Benjamin said...

HEIDI!!!

Ish said...

Ride, Captain, ride on your mystery ship!

Ish said...

I heard - I forget who I heard it from but I heard Nick Green is the next one to be visiting Heidi's house late at night. But don't quote me on that.

Ish said...

MLB is the new Red Hat Society.

nixon33 said...

what the shit! Why the FUCK is it blacked out. Way to go Direct TV, black out one of the most watched fucking teams in baseball... on the 4th of july no less!

Ish said...

Had no idea what was happening there but the crowd went "Whooaaaaaa" then Don said the runners go.

redsock said...

HA

Lugo walks on 4 pitches -- and steals!

Benjamin said...

Toronto also scores two. TOR 2 - MFY 1.

Ish said...

Casey finally found some food!

redsock said...

TOR: 02
MFY: 11

redsock said...

hey look - lugo is playing shortstop for seattle too!

L-girl said...

A list of what we've done on the 4th of July? That beats the food report!

I'm in a down-time for threading. For the near future, I'll just be stopping by now and again.

Ish said...

ESPN is using their auto racing announcer to call the hot dog eating contest. And of course I missed the actual contest.

Ish said...

You'll never get more random shit you didn't care to know from anyone but me.

Ish said...

They're gonna wash off Varitek's gear first before awarding it to the raffle winner, right?

Ish said...

"That's a nice piece of hitting." Drink!

redsock said...

"That's a nice piece of hitting." Drink!

That'll be a killer, that one.

Ish said...

I'm thinking for the health of all who may be playing this game, that should be taken off of it.

Just like "cheese" and "gas" for Eck. You'd be bombed after two innings.

redsock said...

Brewers 4/9 of the way:

MILW: 411 1
CUBS: 002

L-girl said...

Oh my lord, Allan, don't drink on that!

Ish, you know I was only joking around, right? I'd hate to see gamethreads without your (and anyone else's) random reports.

Ish said...

I was thinking of putting a :) at the end of that last comment. Probably should have.

Wind picks up, skies darken... But no thunder. Rain falling. Big, fat drops.

L-girl said...

I should have used one too :)

redsock said...

ococ trying his hot dog eating technique!!!

L-girl said...

Rah-rah military stuff on the radio. Why or why do people equate patriotism a la 4th of July with the military?

redsock said...

... because they are fucking brain-dead idiots?



(just a guess)

Ish said...

Now it's pouring out and we've got ourselves another turd floater.

Ish said...

Lights are on at Fenway... Bright blue sky no clouds. Lights are on. Mmmmkay.

redsock said...

oh good lord, there goes casey on "freedom"

have another burger and stfu, you fool.

redsock said...

If Americans wanted to truly celebrate Independence Day, they'd grab fiery torches and pitchforks and fucking high-tail it to DC and let some R and D blood flow in the streets.

Ish said...

I like this Brad Penny fellow.

redsock said...

Thomas Jefferson, letter to William S. Smith, November 13, 1787:

God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion.

The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. ...

And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance?

Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.

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redsock said...

whoa - went away and then pulled up mlbtv right as that brawl footage was going on --

thought it was live!

Ish said...

I walk back into my room and they're showing a BIG EFFING BRAWL.

I was like WHOOOOOAAAAA. Huge scrum!!!

Took me almost a full minute, when the Mayor was talking about being in the pile I was OHHH. Not today!


Hahah! Casey to Don: "I can see you getting into brawls. Especially if someone steals your burgers."

redsock said...

i see ish was fooled too!!!!

Ish said...

I was! I'm glad I wasn't alone.

L-girl said...

MUTE!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

Pee break!

Ish said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! GOD BLESS AMERICA OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOGMW WOOOOOWOOOWOWOOWOWOWWWWW!!!!!!!! RED WHITE AND BLUE PATRIOTISM MILITARY HOT DOGS STATUE OF LIBERTY CUSTOMS FBI CIA FRIED CHICKEN WOOOO!!!!!!

/sarcasm

redsock said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! GOD BLESS AMERICA OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOGMW WOOOOOWOOOWOWOOWOWOWWWWW!!!!!!!! RED WHITE AND STATE-RUN MEDIA BLUE WAR PATRIOTISM TORTURE STATUE OF 9/11 LIBERTY POVERTY FBI FUCKTHEBILLOFRIGHTS CIA FRIED WIRETAPPING CHICKEN WOOOO!!!!!!

version 2

Ish said...

Lugo foul-tips one just barely stays alive then looks at strike 3.

Ish said...

Ah damn. My fried chicken has wire tapping in it!

redsock said...

"What's Wrong With America"

Lugo's got to be in the Top 25, right?

L-girl said...

"My fried chicken has wire tapping in it!"

I hate it when that happens!

redsock said...

KFC is a CIA front.

Ish said...

I like how the Mayor says the Okie Doke.

Ish said...

They can tell what horrible thing you're plotting in your mind by the way you're chewing.

Ish said...

Wang shoulder strain... MRI tomorrow.

redsock said...

They can tell what horrible thing you're plotting in your mind by the way you're chewing.

That is also because your fillings are radio transmitters.

redsock said...

Wang shoulder strain... MRI tomorrow.

That's a shame. (/seinfeld)

Ish said...

Flo on deck!

Ish said...

Flo at the dish!

redsock said...

saito in

... extras for the 3rd game in a row?

L-girl said...

"That is also because your fillings are radio transmitters."

I was about to say that!

Two of us thought that. That proves it is true.

redsock said...

i was expecting to be a big saito fan this year -- it has not happened.

Ish said...

Luckily Saito hasn't sucked like Gagne sucked. He's just... Not as good as we'd like. But he hasn't been terrible.

Except for today.

redsock said...

any room on dice's plane to florida for saito?

redsock said...

just get a dp, asshole

redsock said...

32 pitches and counting

Joe Grav said...

F*ckin saito

L-girl said...

He's certainly a disappointment, although as Ish says, not of Gagne dimensions. But few are.

redsock said...

i guess i had higher expectations.

Joe Grav said...

Runs SVP

A Conformer said...

Is the M's closer still AAAAAAArdsma? We have a fair chance, if he is...

L-girl said...

RSVP! I'm going to use that for "runs pls". Nice.

A Conformer said...

i guess i had higher expectations.

Higher expectations than walking the bases loaded in the ninth of a tie game? And then giving up a single? You ask for too much...

redsock said...

i can be pretty demanding.

redsock said...

time for dong #2

redsock said...

5-5, bot 9th

TOR: 020 003 000
MFY: 110 100 20

1st/2nd, 2 out
Carlson facing Cano

L-girl said...

it's gotten to the point where the thing i hate most about losing is fan reaction. the gloom-and-doomers, as the lead shrinks.

redsock said...

cano grounds out -- to the 10th.

redsock said...

MFY 6-5 in 12

1 GA.

Bartman said...

Remind me why a manager lets a reliever fill the bases with walks while the guy warming up would like nothing better than to rub your nose in it?