July 12, 2009

G88: Red Sox 6, Royals 0

Royals  - 000 000 000 - 0  3  0
Red Sox - 100 310 01x - 6 10 0
Beckett: 9-3-0-0-7, 94. 100th career W.

Beckett started strong, retiring the first nine batters, including four of the first five on strikeouts. He gave up a leadoff double to David DeJesus in the fourth and then set down the next nine Royals.

He allowed two singles and an HBP in the seventh, but kept the shutout intact thanks to a 463 DP. He faced only three batters over the minimum.

Aaron Bates doubled twice and singled,with a run and RBI; Kevin Youkilis singled twice; and Rocco Baldelli and Dustin Pedroia both singled and doubled. Nick Green scored two runs. Jacoby Ellsbury stole his 40th base of the year.

Jason Bay did not have an official at-bat. In fact, he did not even see a strike until the eighth inning, on the Royals' 16th pitch to him.
1st: Ball, ball, ball, ball
3rd: Ball, ball, ball, ball
4th: Ball, ball, ball, ball
6th: HBP
8th: Ball, ball, swing/miss, ball, foul, foul, HBP
KC pitchers handed out nine free passes: three to Bay, three to Green, two to Jason Varitek, and one to Pedroia.

Robinson Tejada relieved Chen in the fourth and faced eight batters. Of his 41 pitches, the Red Sox put only three of them into play. His line: 1-0-2-4-1.

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Bruce Chen (6.88, 62 ERA+) / Josh Beckett (3.62, 128 ERA+)

Beckett will try for his 100th career victory this afternoon.

Chen missed all of 2008 after TJ surgery and has made three starts this year (17-16-6-10).

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Benjamin said...

Water

L-girl said...

FILTHY FUCKING WATER

Josh we love you!

redsock said...

The water is ...

Muddy!!!

Ish said...

Now this is the annoying part. No more game threads until FRIDAY!

L-girl said...

I'm not watching one moment of baseball during this year's ASB.

Benjamin said...

Well, there's still the home run derby. Or as I like to call it, Justin Masterson pitches.

Ish said...

Funny how the Red Sox have two players with the same name. Master Bates and Masturbate.

redsock said...

MFY: 001 0
LAA: 000

CCC on the hill.

Benjamin said...

Between Papi and Beckett, we've been racking up some milestones the past couple games.

Benjamin said...

Oakland implausibly leads OAK 7 - TB 3

Benjamin said...

LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA 1 - MFY 1

Ish said...

Francona announces HH pitching on Friday.

L-girl said...

"Well, there's still the home run derby."

I was including that. We'll be away, a little mini-holiday timed to not miss any games.

andy said...

Bam and two scouts are already out there. You think the Jays got a hint?

redsock said...

Re HH: Really?

redsock said...

SoSH thread already rollin'.

Benjamin said...

LAAAAAAAAAAAAAA 3 - MFY 1

redsock said...

I desire a three-game lead.

redsock said...

When they announce the rotation during the break, then we can figure out who we'll see at JoS1 -- two weeks from Tuesday!

L-girl said...

two weeks from Tuesday!

Yay!

Still one ticket available...

L-girl said...

It's so quiet at work today, maybe I'll listen to the NYY-LAA game too. A 3 game lead would be loverly.

L-girl said...

Nah. I think I'll take my break instead. And when I come back, we'll have be 3 GA.

redsock said...

The Jays and Rays both lost. Excellent. Now:

BOS - 54 34 ---
MFY - 51 36 2.5 GB
FKR - 48 41 6.5 GB
TOR - 44 46 11 GB
BAL - 40 48 14 GB

Benjamin said...

Asshole NESN correspondent just called someone "such a woman" because she said she cried when Papi "came back".

Ish said...

Ooooh which one was it?

Benjamin said...

Not sure. Someone interviewing fans outside Fenway about their favorite moments of the first half.

It beat out the guy who was insisting Manny wasn't doing anything last year for the Sox. "He wouldn't run."

Benjamin said...

They weren't kidding when they said that was going to be a short film. 26 minutes without commercials. Ending sucked, though.

Benjamin said...

LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA 5 - MFY 2.

L-girl said...

LAA 5 - NYY 4, final. Yes!

SoSock said...

Yahoo!
Traveling partner nailed down!
Hotel room secured!
Sox win, Beckett gets a milestone!
Gutters are clean! (there were TREES growing in a couple of places)
WSNLL Majors team nails down a berth in the district championship game tomorrow, with a trip to the states up for grabs! (This is not my team, it's the younger ones that you see in Wiliamsport in a few weeks)
MFY lose 5-4 - 3 game lead!
And the best part about that - last 3 outs made by CI, Tex, and A-Roid! Way to go down without a fight meat-of-the-order!
Any more excitement and I would just have take a break and get a cold beer. Oh.... wait a minute....

L-girl said...

Traveling partner nailed down!
Hotel room secured!


Whoo-hoo!

tim said...

Just getting back to civilization from my kickass camping/rafting adventure on the Ottawa River...great that I left and we were tied for first, and now 3 GA! Lovely games this weekend. Looks like a couple dominant pitching performances from us and a slugfest there.

And I just got home to the tune of a tel. call from my dad, inviting me to see Mick Taylor tomorrow in Hamilton. Woo woo!

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