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.

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9casey said...

The Athletics and Cardinals have completed a trade that sends outfielder Matt Holliday



They couldn't wait till Monday.

redsock said...

Brian Roberts, 2B
Adam Jones, CF
Nick Markakis, RF
Aubrey Huff, 1B
Nolan Reimold, LF
Luke Scott, DH
Melvin Mora, 3B
Matt Wieters, C
Cesar Izturis, SS

Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Kevin Youkilis, 1B
David Ortiz, DH
Jason Bay, LF
J.D. Drew, RF
Mike Lowell, 3B
Jason Varitek, C
Jed Lowrie, SS

L-girl said...

Time to get off the schneid.

The only good thing about a losing streak is the opportunity to use that expression.

L-girl said...

NESN! Thanks Rogers.

redsock said...

edes in the booth!

Iridescence said...

I'd be lying if I said that I thought that this pitching matchup favored the Sox but if Dustin Nippert can pitch a surprisingly great game, so can Penny.

Go Sox!

redsock said...

Playing the Os at Fenway. I expect a sweep of these losers.

2 of 3 is the bare fucking minimum.

L-girl said...

There's absolutely no reason we can't win this game. The pitching matchup should be no cause for concern.

L-girl said...

Edes looking a little less like a mafia don than when we met him in Toronto.

Iridescence said...

Yeah if the Sox can get into the pen early they should get the advantage back. patient at-bats guys!

L-girl said...

Pen shmen. There's no reason not to hit early and often.

redsock said...

Roberts = Pine

L-girl said...

Get the advantage back? From where? No comprendo.

Iridescence said...

The Orioles SP Bergensen (or however you spell it) has looked good in the couple of games I've seen him and has good stats. Hope you guys are right and he has a bad night though.

L-girl said...

Lexicon? Gordon, that is like a dictionary. (Or a glossary!) Not sure what you meant, but a story doesn't go in a lexicon.

L-girl said...

I think you may be exaggerating his greatness.

redsock said...

23 pitches for Pennyzaka

L-girl said...

Oh man, I can't wait to be there next week!

There we go LBJ!

L-girl said...

Nice job from the kid announcer. No nicknames coined.

redsock said...

no chance, wieners.

L-girl said...

FYBB

redsock said...

the table is set for the sultan

redsock said...

great start for the mighty bergesen. let's put this fucker in street clothes by 8:30.

redsock said...

shit and double shit
come on bay

L-girl said...

All safe! Thanks Mora!

redsock said...

that's a big league play, right there, mora.

L-girl said...

You could make an entire highlight reel out of Melvin Mora's brain farts.

L-girl said...

drew not on fire 1st pitching hacking. bah!

redsock said...

timberrrrrrrrr

redsock said...

drew now 0 for his last 57926

Zenslinger said...

Mercy!

Gettin' a little prickly here now.

Iridescence said...

they just can't get te big hit lately. :(

L-girl said...

Prickly? Haven't you heard, we're happy happy joy joy all the time. Yes, it's true.

L-girl said...

I am expecting a big turnaround tonight.

Zenslinger said...

It's a joyful prickle.

9casey said...

I saw a neat thing on Dirty Water TV last night ......a group of 1000 fans are driving from Lowell to Cooperstown and camping in Oneida on the minor league field there and then going to the ceremony for Rice...

www.jimriceroad.com

9casey said...

L-girl said...
I am expecting a big turnaround tonight.




Who isn't........:)

L-girl said...

1,000 fans, that's some camping trip.

Joyful prickle, cool.

Iridescence said...

Hope so L-Girl, this is too good an offense for this to go on much longer.

L-girl said...

yes, my expectations are unoriginal - widely shared. that's good.

redsock said...

a couple of dongs would help our prickliness.

L-girl said...

this is too good an offense for this to go on much longer

essackly

redsock said...

This team is perfect. I love everything it does. It cannot be improved in any way.

9casey said...

redsock said...
a couple of dongs would help our prickliness.



nice penis joke

9casey said...

Penis jokes a lot like farts ......always funny

L-girl said...

And I am always happy, because I just started watching baseball yesterday and do not remember 1978.

OK, enough sarcasm!

L-girl said...

pitch count... rising...

L-girl said...

penis jokes are funnier than farts!

9casey said...

L-girl said...
pitch count... rising...


yesssssssssss..........hilarious

redsock said...

fuckin' mora - come on.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
penis jokes are funnier than farts!



it really depends on whose penis and whose farts...

L-girl said...

edes is good

L-girl said...

nice throw tek.

redsock said...

christ, tek

L-girl said...

eww, i don't care whose penis or farts!

L-girl said...

the other night someone (i won't say who!) said that tek used to be very good at throwing out runners. when was that? seriously, when?

fuckin a, they scored.

got em right where we want em.

9casey said...

on gameday there is an ad in the corner for the Red Sox games on demand it says.....

Joy.
On Demand.

L-girl said...

Joy.
On Demand.


Maybe a future tagline?

redsock said...

kilgore has stuff on tek's CS% today which i noted. last year was actually right in line with his career average. this year, though, has been horrifically bad.

9casey said...

I don't a lot about scoring but why is that run earned? Because he gave up the hit?

redsock said...

last 3+ games:

base stealers are 12 for 12 off tek.

9casey said...

47 pitches threw 2.......thats not really good

westcoastsox said...

Hi everyone, off to an early dinner with the family. Hoping for Red Sox runs on the way home. Wake up!

Iridescence said...

I respect the hell out of 'Tek for all he's done for the club in the past but his throwing has to be becoming a real concern.

redsock said...

earned? odd. shouldn't be. (though i don't always get it right either) with no error, maybe he goes to third on the second out to CF, but he stays there.

redsock said...

unearned in gdgd

redsock said...

Dr. BB.

Even he could steal on Tek.

9casey said...

I think they switched it after the inning....or I read it wrong

redsock said...

Penny on his way to a 211-pitch CG.

9casey said...

produtive......

L-girl said...

Even he could steal on Tek.

ouch!

9casey said...

redsock said...
Penny on his way to a 211-pitch CG.




either his arm will fall off or he will lose 20 lbs..

L-girl said...

they got him at 1st? sheesh

9casey said...

selective.....

L-girl said...

If his arm falls off he automatically loses 10

redsock said...

OAK: 100
MFY: 00

chokers have 2nd/3rd,1 out in the 3rd.

redsock said...

CI RBI single. 1-1.

redsock said...

while they showed the fan's catch replay, they missed roberts's out????????

L-girl said...

That's my boy!!

L-girl said...

let's make something of it this time, eh

Iridescence said...

Well at least 1-2-3 short 1/2 inning for them too. Pretty play by Els.

redsock said...

maybe they shouldn't retire rice's number just yet. we need him to DH.

L-girl said...

Edes plugging the new book about Satchel Paige.

It kind of drives me crazy when they plug books in the booth. Pisses me off that they never mentioned Allan's.

FY!!!

redsock said...

that's a FY play!

... got to transcribe something. i want to be up at least 4-1 when i get back.

L-girl said...

Did that hit Penny's hand?

tim said...

Just got in and fuck yeah! Great play there.

WE NEED RUNS, COME ON YOU IMPOTENT FUCKS! OPEN THE FLOODGATES!

L-girl said...

there's some prickly joy for ya

L-girl said...

do not adjust your sets! drew has a hit!

Zenslinger said...

Downright thorny joy, maybe.

Zenslinger said...

It goes without saying that the timing of his single might have been better shifted to the first inning.

L-girl said...

Alright! Corners and no outs. NOW:

RSVP

L-girl said...

It's his first hit since the break. We can't be choosy.

Kevin said...

Hello all, haven't been here in a while.

Two consecutive hits!?!?

Can we have Tek squeeze bunt?

tim said...

Lets go, cap-tain

do-do-dododo

wooooooooooooooo!

L-girl said...

YES

Kevin said...

A clutch hit!

Do my eyes deceive me!?

tim said...

This could be....a multiple run inning!!!!! We can only hope!

L-girl said...

Hi Kevin. When I see your name, I always think you're a troll, then I remember you are a threader.

Zenslinger said...

Oakland also threatening. Jaba = BB-BB-WP.

tim said...

When did Lowrie go on the DL?

L-girl said...

What is this "multiple run inning" you speak of? Some new-fangled stat?

tim said...

Bullpen band! Nice!

Iridescence said...

finally....

Kevin said...

Multi-run inning!

L-girl said...

We have a lead! We have a lead!

tim said...

Apparently, L. We just did it!

Gotta go prep dinner whilst watching this on the ugly ass piece of shit TV monitor my dad installed in his kitchen. It's better suited for a trailer park. Oh well, it serves its purpose.

Fuck, that was a depressing end to a promising start. Oh well, got the two.

L-girl said...

I'm out of thread for a while, can't eat and type at the same time.

Ish said...

Wow grass sticking out of the bottom of the bat.

Kevin said...

Fuck the shift

Zenslinger said...

Two on, no out...again!

L-girl said...

A 2 run lead... this is getting exciting.

Kevin said...

Two-run lead!

L-girl said...

We need one more run before Allan comes back from his job.

L-girl said...

^^^

... got to transcribe something. i want to be up at least 4-1 when i get back.

Iridescence said...

Wow 3 runs, welcome back real Sox offense, I've missed you, buddy!

L-girl said...

sasahe

L-girl said...

LBJ getting on bsae again, nice. Too bad it was a grd.

Iridescence said...

Penny's making me eat my words about the pitching matchup too. Good for him!

redsock said...

Nice work. And nice poke by Lyndon.

L-girl said...

Damn! Markakis arm > LBJ speed? Wow.

redsock said...

shit, did not jar the ball loose.

tim said...

Shish....kebab!

BBQ Night at Dad's House

(could be the name of an album...a really shitty one)

L-girl said...

Allan, you're not supposed to be here until it's 4-1. That was the run Lyndon didn't score.

Kevin said...

Wow, Penny still in for the 7th?

I like this.

redsock said...

BP at 102 thru 6. Tito trying to steal outs. It often has not worked.

redsock said...

wake up tito.

L-girl said...

good work penny!

redsock said...

Nice bounceback outing from Penny.

L-girl said...

stop complaining allan, penny is out now. made it into the 7th - that's a good thing, not a bad thing.

redsock said...

jeemer and bard up

redsock said...

umm, i am very pleased, with both penny and tito.

James said...

Don talking about trading Manny Delcarmen. I'm all for it, if you can get something of value. As long as they don't move Shakespeare or Paps, I'm fine dealing out of our bullpen. You only need about 3 good guys come playoff time.

redsock said...

wow - an analyist who knows players on other teams!!! how informative!

L-girl said...

umm, i am very pleased, with both penny and tito.

good. i was responding to this

wake up tito.

Iridescence said...

Probably the right move although the old-schooler in me would have like to see him finish the inning at least. Great outing for BP.

L-girl said...

Edes also saying that it's highly doubtful Sox will give up Laptop or Shakespeare. Not that I doubt that, but it's still good to hear.

Sit down, Melvin.

redsock said...

shut 'em down!

James said...

Awlright! Now, a big 6 run inning to prove that, yes, we can hit baseballs as good, if not better, than most other big league teams.

Iridescence said...

Man I wish they'd shut up about Halladay, I'm so sick of it.

L-girl said...

Edes is by far the best so far - someone actually doing a job instead of just palling around with Don, calling attention to himself (Eck) or just taking up space (everyone else).

I might be forgetting someone... Oh yes, Kaat. He's great, but he's a professional, has been doing that job a long time.

James said...

I'd move Buchholz for Adrian Gonzalez. I'm not sure I'd move him for Victor. Is there anyone else we're realistically involved with? Halladay?

A Conformer said...

Ah, it's nice to get to the hotel and be greeted with a 7th inning lead. Plus, Penny at least started the 7th- I think that's a first this year. Cool. Let's Bard and Paps this one.

redsock said...

wake up tito was written after the double and before he came out of the dugout. i figured he'd let him work until someone got on (glad it wasn't a dong) -- and that's what he did.

maybe i should have said, let's go get him tito.

redsock said...

hey hey hey it's matt albers!

James said...

How about Sean Casey? I think he does a pretty great job, and he's not very experienced and could end up as a pretty great guy down the line.

redsock said...

yook waving at inside stuff tonight.

James said...

Ernie Boch Jr. is the Paris Hilton of Boston

redsock said...

casey was dave roberts with more laughing.

L-girl said...

ok ok i'm sorry, complain all you want :)

sean casey was fun and nice, but he didn't really bring anything other than that, IIRC. but maybe i am forgetting.

i remember a lot of jokes about how much he ate.

Iridescence said...

As a Sox fan I would like to see him out of the AL East but then as a Halladay fan it would be harder for me to watch him pitch so I hope the Jays keep him for next year. (I don't think the Sox should give up what it would take to get him).


Mainly just hate all the trade deadline chatter that goes on so long.


The Manny rumors drove me nuts last year.

L-girl said...

casey was dave roberts with more laughing.

that's putting it more succinctly.

James said...

I like Casey; he's my favorite of the guys on MLB Tonight, and the one game I saw Casey do was a lot of fun. I mean, it had the whole "I'm in the Red Sox booth, this is ca-razy!" thing going on, but he's a smart baseball guy, lucid, and charismatic.

L-girl said...

Mainly just hate all the trade deadline chatter that goes on so long.

Me too, I ignore it.

I'd much rather Halladay stay in the AL East than meet him in October with the Phillies.

I once wished for Randy Johnson to leave the AL. "Be careful what you wish for" was coined just for that.

redsock said...

edes talking common sense about roids.

this'll be his last game up there.

Iridescence said...

LOL learn the difference between disco and new wave please, announcer guy. [I love "Bette Davis Eyes" and it ain't disco!]

L-girl said...

Casey may be smart, but he didn't show it in the booth with Don.

L-girl said...

Shocking to hear common sense, non-hysteria talk on steroids. Amazing, really.

Iridescence said...

yeah this is an interesting take on steroids. Leave it to Bill James to address it intelligently.

redsock said...

casey had puhlenty of "good piece of hitting" observations.

told some nice mayor stories, too, but i'd take edes 9 days a week.

redsock said...

bard still up -- i wonder if it's only if jeemer has trouble -- would he pitch the 9th? doubtful, i suppose.

tim said...

omg, i can feel it...5 outs...

James said...

Yeah, Edes is doing a good job, but it seems like he's being interviewed. He's not really saying much about the game.

Most of my Sean Casey experience is at the Network, where he's really great. I only heard one Sox game he's done this year. I haven't had the chance to watch many Sox games with the sound on this year. Most of the games I watch with the sound off at work.

redsock said...

you know what crowds don't chant anymore?

"we want a hit"

back in my day ...........

tim said...

wtf, padilla with swine flu?!

redsock said...

padilla with swine flu!

PANIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

And leave it to Gordon Edes to quote Bill James. Very nice.

I have wondered if Remy doesn't return, if Kaat will be offered his job, as he lives in New England now. Naturally we don't want that to happen, but just a thought.

nick said...

protective gear is dangerous.

where is perry?

L-girl said...

I've never seen Casey anywhere but in the booth.

L-girl said...

Tim, yeah, I feel it coming too!!! Can it be???

redsock said...

maybe casey is better in a general setting. maybe he was unprepared for the sox gig. i have no idea.

i don't really need the analysis the colour guys give. often times, it is a recap of what i just saw. edes is offering some good baseball talk -- about what he's heard around the leagues, what he knows about players on both sides tonight. it's refreshing.

redsock said...

it's the jeemer-and-drew show in the 8th.

Iridescence said...

I like this Edes guy (his lack of early 80s musical knowledge aside).

L-girl said...

In a perfect world, I would take a good pbp announcer, solo. And I'd like him or her to do pbp as if it's radio.

Wait, I think that means I want Vin Scully.

redsock said...

snuffer up

Ish said...

Edes brings this because of his job writing about all the teams in MLB. I wonder if he was offered the color job for NESN which I can't see happening, would he be able to keep up with this good baseball talk like tonight. Hmm.

James said...

Yeah, you don't hear guys drop Bill James's name very often. That's pretty cool.

Iridescence said...

Who doesn't want Vin Scully? Dodgers fans are lucky.

L-girl said...

Edes has so much more experience than any of the others, it's not a fair fight. And of course the colour guy has to be a former player, for some reason.

THREE

Ish said...

"Wait, I think that means I want Vin Scully."

:>)

I'd love to do that. Calling the game rather than needing to keep a conversation going.

redsock said...

he recently went from the globe to yahoo so i doubt it.

smart writer who can also talk = rare.

tim said...

L-girl said...
In a perfect world, I would take a good pbp announcer, solo. And I'd like him or her to do pbp as if it's radio.

Wait, I think that means I want Vin Scully
.

LOL - as i read the first paragraph, all i was thinking was "wow, sounds like vin scully"

i always read the raves about him on here, and last summer i finally caught a dodgers game after the manny trade, with him announcing. it was fucking beautiful. i want to watch more of them!

but the illegal satellite doesn't work anymore :(

redsock said...

it is bot
and
it is on

L-girl said...

Edes has a great national gig writing for Yahoo Sports, a step up from his former Globe gig. A writer doesn't give that up. Plus he's not a former player, I think NESN has to go for that in the colour spot.

tim said...

I can feel it...coming in the air tonight....oh lord...

redsock said...

HEY!

we have a no-collins rule, you know.

L-girl said...

smart writer who can also talk = rare

I was also thinking that.

James said...

Sean Casey is on MLB Tonight, the flagship show of my employer. I'm contractually obligated to talk him up on blogs (and to monitor WMTC for the Canadian government). But he does a good job. It's not that I don't like Edes, but I'm not sure this baseball related current events talk can really last over the course of an entire season.

I'm with L-Girl, though. I'd trade HH for Vin Scully, straight up.

Ish said...

You can't have just any old guy do a game solo, either.

Don going solo would be fucking weird.

L-girl said...

I heart Vin.

Dodger fans are so lucky. I have a bit of an inner Dodger fan. If I had an NL team, that would be it.

tim said...

AW! My bad, and to be honest I didn't even know that was Collins.

tim said...

Pap being pap. Ugh.

redsock said...

there was a game where don did the first three innings alone. he was great. all this stuff i didn't think he could do -- he did. he cut back on the press notes verbatim and was actually doing good analysis.

don solo >>> don + roberts

not even close.

(plus don would get to eat ALL the donuts)

L-girl said...

I'm contractually obligated to talk him up on blogs (and to monitor WMTC for the Canadian government).

LMAO

omg that made me LOL

L-girl said...

ha ha, no collins rule

get barth back here talking about 1978 before we sing phil collins! :)

THREE...

redsock said...

nice to hear edes also writes stuff in his scorebook ahead of time -- and then sheepishly has to erase it.

i never learn. i write in a pitcher's totals knowing he won't be back out -- and he comes back out. grrrr.

redsock said...

FUCK

better get bard up just in case.

L-girl said...

maybe more announcers could do pbp solo if given a chance.

cut the shit bot.

cut.

the.

shit.

DO YOU SEE WE HAVE A LEAD??? WE NEED TO KEEP IT.

A Conformer said...

I didn't know there was a no-Collins rule. I like this blog even more now. Fucking wanker.

tim said...

FUCK JON GET IT TOGETHER GODDAMMIT

Kevin said...

Bot...what's with the baserunners?

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