July 24, 2009

G95: Red Sox 3, Orioles 1

Orioles - 010 000 000 - 1  7  0
Red Sox - 000 210 00x - 3 9 1
J.D. Drew snapped an 0-for-24 slide with a single to start the fourth. Mike Lowell followed with a double and Jason Varitek singled to tie the game at 1-1. Jed Lowrie's sacrifice fly gave the Red Sox its first multi-run inning since the 5th inning last Friday and a lead the team did not surrender.

Jonathan Papelbon had a dicey ninth, however, as the Adam Jones and Nick Markakis singled and, after Aubrey Huff was sawed off and popped to short, Nolan Reimold walked to load the bases. Bot bore down and struck out both Luke Scott and Melvin Mora for the win.

Penny (6.1-5-1-0-4, 108) was strong, not allowing more than one hit/baserunner in any inning. The run he allowed was unearned; Reimold singled, stole second, took third when Varitek's throw sailed into center field, and scored on a sac fly. After that single, Penny retired 15 of the next 17 batters. With one out in the seventh, he gave up a double to Reimold (who was 3-for-3 with a walk tonight) and Tito quickly went to the pen.

Dustin Pedroia had three singles and Jason Bay had a single and a walk. Kevin Youkilis had a rough night, striking out swinging three times, although he did draw a walk and score Boston's third run, on Drew's fielder's choice.

The Yankees beat the A's 8-3, so Boston remains 2.5 GB.
Brad Bergesen (3.51, 130 ERA+) / Brad Penny (5.02, 93 ERA+)

The Red Sox are back home, where they have an MLB-best 31-14 record this year, to face the Orioles and A's. It's time to win a game or six.

Adam LaRoche has been activated. Mark Kotsay was placed on waivers this afternoon. If no team claims him within 48 hours, the Red Sox can either release him outright or send him to the minor leagues.

Bergensen makes his second start of the season against the Red Sox. On July 1, he allowed only one run in eight innings, but got a no decision. Down 5-1 with three outs to go, Boston ralled for four runs in the top of the ninth inning -- won 6-5 in 11. Canada Day miracle!

Penny also faced the Orioles earlier this year. On April 17, he lasted only three innings and allowed six hits, five walks, and eight runs. Yet he avoided a loss as Boston rallied from a 7-0 hole and won 10-8.

The Globe's Adam Kilgore looks at some Pitch F/X data on John Smoltz's starts. ... Jason Varitek has allowed 71 stolen bases this season, the most in the majors by a large margin; A.J. Pierzynski of the White Sox is second, with 60. Runners have been successfuly against Tek 91% of the time -- the Rangers were 10-for-10 in stolen base attempts in their three-game sweep earlier this week -- ranking him last in baseball.

Also at 7: A's/Yankees.

239 comments:

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A Conformer said...

Don't fuck around, Paps...

L-girl said...

what is going on???

redsock said...

it should be a no-collins planet, but i'm starting small with my crusade.

redsock said...

look - a black guy in the stands!

L-girl said...

someone flashing a mirror out there? bot needs all the help he can get.

A Conformer said...

look - a black guy in the stands!

Is that why they have an on-field delay?

redsock said...

hopefully, huff's arms are a bit tired from his afternoon workout at the hotel.

redsock said...

Is that why they have an on-field delay?

!

L-girl said...

and it's not even espn!

you want to get on television? go to

TWO

a sunday night espn game with a black friend, or if you are black, go with your family. you are guaranteed to be on TV.

L-girl said...

hopefully, huff's arms are a bit tired from his afternoon workout at the hotel.

ew

A Conformer said...

afternoon workout at the hotel.

Nice euphemism...

Ish said...

PENIS JOKE.

L-girl said...

oh fuckety fuck fuck

A Conformer said...

DPSVP

redsock said...

i may refer to huff all the time now as "jack".

redsock said...

DP -- and run the rusty faucet.

L-girl said...

finish him off!

L-girl said...

ONE

Kevin said...

Very big K

Ish said...

If Huff and Mirabelli were on the same team I wonder if they'd share the same hotel room.

L-girl said...

edes just said paps has faced 7 batters w/ bases loaded this season - none have gotten on.

redsock said...

0-7 with 6 K

Ish said...

Paps reached back for a little extra.

I wonder if that's a euphemism.

L-girl said...

delicious dirty water!!!

Ish said...

Goodnight, Orioles. Drink your milk and dirty water.

redsock said...

0-8 with 7 K

Kevin said...

WATER

redsock said...

The water is ...

Muddy!!!

Ish said...

Don: "The Red Sox are back to their winning ways..."

Um. They won one. You may say that when they win tomorrow night.

Ish said...

And by drink your milk and dirty water I really meant drink your dirty water & cookies.

L-girl said...

whew. hooray. continue.

redsock said...

any chance of oak getting 7+ in the 9th?

A Conformer said...

Is it just me or is Paps very Matsuzaka-ish this year? Anyway, fuck it, the water is dirty once again!

Iridescence said...

phew! no one ever accuse Pap of being boring but great win!

redsock said...

oakland cannot.
they got 2, lost 8-3.

Ish said...

Papsuzaka?

Amy said...

Hey, the water got dirty, and I wasn't here to celebrate. Bummer. But we were at friends for dinner so what can you do. Heard the top of the 9th on the way home...I still am finding Papelbon's pitching nerve wracking.

9casey said...

I just went to my email box and had 194 new messages.....didn't realize i checked the box for follow up comments.oops



Fianally, some tasty sewer juice!

westcoastsox said...

Tonight, tonight, tonight. Wohh-ooohh. Gotta make it right, tonight, tonight, tonight...

Blam.

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