July 26, 2009

G97: Orioles 6, Red Sox 2

Orioles - 103 110 000 - 6 10  1
Red Sox - 000 010 010 - 2 6 0
Smoltz (5-9-6-1-6, 83) has been annoyed with himself for being unable to slam the door on a rally and record the third out in an inning without allowing a run. He had the same problem today; four of Baltimore's six runs scored with two outs.

In the third, the Orioles had a man on second and two outs. But Smoltz allowed back-to-back RBI doubles to Nick Markakis and Nolan Reimold and, after a visit from John Farrell, gave up a run-scoring single to Ty Wigginton. Boston trailed 4-1. With two outs in the fourth, Brian Roberts singled and Felix Pie doubled him in.

The Sox could do little with Hernandez, who retired the first nine batters and 13 of the first 14. Jacoby Ellsbury and Adam LaRoche each had two singles.

The Yankees beat the A's 7-5, so Boston is back to 2.5 GB.
David Hernandez (3.55, 128 ERA+) / John Smoltz (6.31, 74 ERA+)

Hernandez is a rookie right-handeder with seven games (six starts) under his belt. He's fortunate to have a good ERA considering how many baserunners he's allowed: 41 hits and 15 walks in 38 innings (1.474 WHIP).

Mike Lowell and Jason Varitek have the afternoon off.

Also: Athletics/Yankees at 1 PM.

127 comments:

redsock said...

1. Brian Roberts, 2B
2. Felix Pie, LF
3. Adam Jones, CF
4. Nick Markakis, RF
5. Nolan Reimold, DH
6. Ty Wigginton, 1B
7. Melvin Mora, 3B
8. Greg Zaun, C
9. Robert Andino, SS

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
4. David Ortiz, DH
5. Jason Bay, LF
6. J.D. Drew, RF
7. Adam LaRoche, 1B
8. Jed Lowrie, SS
9. George Kottaras, C

A Conformer said...

Liking the lineup...

tim said...

Sewer rat batting 8th for Bal, I see.

nick said...

Looks like I might get to watch some baseball!

Emma'll be thrilled when she finds her name in yesterday thread. I'm thinking of charging her for her ticket. why not. she'll work it off.

When I think of LaRoche, I think of Larouche. The name Lyndon's already taken, though. I see that Larouche's middle name is Hermyle. 'at's a name all strung together.

tim said...

Just to reiterate from my morning post today in yesterday's thread:

I can't believe this incredible winning streak the sox are on. Two wins, they've outscored their opponents 10-3 on this current skid and at this pace it'll be 2007 all over again.

I mean, shit - if the red sox keep up the torrid pace they're on, they won't ever lose another game this season. I can't believe we're seeing this before our own eyes.

This could quite possibly be the greatest winning streak in all of sports. I don't want to mention 2004 or anything but...this could be the start of 2004 all over again.

redsock said...

A's have 2 in the top of the first, two outs.

redsock said...

I can't believe we're seeing this before our own eyes.

They are totally due for a loss. And I'm sure glue-factory-bound Smoltz is the perfect washed-up rag arm to bring it to us. It's like Bobby Sprowl all over again.

Patrick said...

High WHIP low ERA? Sounds a little Dicey to me.

redsock said...

My MLBTV sound is not working.

And I have work -- fuck!

nick said...

we were slated to see Wake on tuesday? Any idea what's expected now?

nick said...

game's about to start, cue work! :-(

L-girl said...

Whoo-hoo! Just sold the extra ticket. Sounds like a good fan, he's even having dinner with us.

I was right not to worry til the last minute. :)

Patrick said...

UZR suggests that LaRoache is average to below average fielding.


Big K

redsock said...

30-minute dictation. maybe i can burn through it in an hour if i'm lucky. ... probably see you in the 5th.

A Conformer said...

K. Now a DP, and Smoltz will have houdini-ed his way out of this.

tim said...

HH starting tuesday.

Get yer shit together, smoltz!

nick said...

thanks, Tim. what I suspected. I saw 3 games in the last 2 years and all were Dice-K.

oooh pittsfield.

tim said...

3 dice-k games?

you must've spent at LEAST 18 hours in your seats.

nick said...

does it hurt to smile while talking like that?

tim said...

I think we should start pronouncing "Bay" the way they pronounce Felix "Pie"

Jason Bee-yay

nick said...

I'm sure I told this story in the past, but I brought emma to Fenway two years ago. We sat waaay up in the center field bleachers and it was freakin' hot and sunny.

I promised emma we could get ice cream in the 4th inning. while down there Manny hit a shot over the green monster. Only run of the game.

Dice-K for 7, Oki, and Paps. good pitching; crappy game for a 6yo (or at least this one).

damn mora. 3 of youk's friends committed suicide? as teenagers? yowsehs.

nick said...

oh and one was a yankee/sox game. that went forever and it was like 39 degrees.

redsock said...

Checking in.

Nick: June 16, 2007?

Iridescence said...

well 2-1 is .667 if they can keep that up I like their chances but I'm still hopeful for a sweep today.
Gotta beat up on the weaker teams without mercy just like the MFY have been doing.

L-girl said...

I think we should start pronouncing "Bay" the way they pronounce Felix "Pie"

Jason Bee-yay


I like calling him Pie, putting him on the food team. But Bee-Yay has a nice ring to it.

I promised emma we could get ice cream in the 4th inning. while down there Manny hit a shot over the green monster. Only run of the game.

The things we do for love. :)

3 of youk's friends committed suicide? as teenagers? yowsehs.

Where is this from?

nick said...

Exactly right. They say the temp was 77 degrees at start, but with no clouds it felt plenty hotter. I woulda thought 83 degrees at least. :-)

We went to Boston for the weekend and we went to the children's museum one day and the park the other. Decided to go to Fenway Saturday. Should've gone Sunday when the Sox won 9-5.

L-girl said...

I'm thinking of charging her for her ticket. why not. she'll work it off.

While you're at, charge her for dinner. "Please, sir, my I 'ave some more..."

nick said...

They were talking about Youk being involved in an event about teenage suicide and were just coming out with that info when mora made his stretching snow cone catch and never came back to it...actually cut off mid-word.

nick said...

While you're at, charge her for dinner. "Please, sir, my I 'ave some more..."

what makes you think she gets any dinner? Once she pays off the ticket she can eat. Water and paper napkins...she can eat that. Sure hope they don't sport cloth napkins.

Iridescence said...

Well if he was good and on the Sox "mmmmm....Pie!" would be a good catchphrase for him. But since he's a sucky player on a sucky team "Pee-yay" suits him well :)

L-girl said...

crap

Iridescence said...

Damn Markakis is so good. he always kills the Sox seems like.

nick said...

6.11 ERA does not "compute". feh. besides the fact that it exactly computes, 2 runs in 3 innings is exactly...crap. 6.11 is low.

tim said...

FUCK

ITS 1978

L-girl said...

what makes you think she gets any dinner?

Maybe if she mows the lawn, scrubs the bathroom and does the laundry? (At the stream with a rock, of course.)

Thanks for filling me in on Youk re friends' suicide.

****

Excuse me, why are so many Orioles crossing the plate?

Iridescence said...

>Excuse me, why are so many Orioles >crossing the plate?

Because Smoltz is 42 and pitching like it?:(

nick said...

Hernandez is pitching a no-hitter.

redsock said...

Yet more 2-out fuckin' runs off Smoltzie.

nick said...

I blame Lugo.

nick said...

Why was there an add for Yes (promoting the new Toilet) on my NESN?

Why does that sound like a Reeses commercial?

redsock said...

Man, this guy talks fast. Only done 11 of the 31 minutes.

***

PERFECT GAME, eh?

nick said...

oh look 2 outs and a run.

Iridescence said...

OK Come on offense, make this game suck a little less please.

tim said...

Rickey Henderson speech, this should be good.

L-girl said...

Jim Rice speech on radio now.

All the talk is Rickey's suit.

tim said...

Fucking Smoltz.

Fuck.

tim said...

It is a pretty kickass suit.

redsock said...

In his first 2 games with the Cards, Lugo is 6-for-10, with 2 singles, 1 double, 2 triples, 1 home run, 3 runs scored, and a goddamn stolen base.

I'm not going to say it, though.

L-girl said...

Radio guys were talking about what a great dresser Jim Rice is. That if he compliments you on your attire, you know you're doing alright.

Iridescence said...

Got the impression that Lugo's defense was the real problem for the Sox this year though. He was hitting pretty well actually this year but sucks at SS even more than he used to. 6-for-10 doesn't make me at all sorry he's gone.

L-girl said...

Liking the LaRoche era!

L-girl said...

No one is sorry Lugo is gone. Allan can't even say "why can't we get..." :)

Iridescence said...

rally maybe?
C'mon Jed!

tim said...

Good for him. Fucker.

L-girl said...

Oh man did I get truped on that. Thanks Castig.

tim said...

On the bright side, Oakland's gone up 6-5.

Iridescence said...

L-girl Yeah was totally like "Yes? YES!....N0....":(
Oh well got a run anyway.

tim said...

Masterbate playing with them already.

Shit, we need a Tim's Grandmother's Birthday Party Miracle.

tim said...

I think that's going to be the last time I ever mention masterbate and my grandmother in the same post.

Except for this one.

tim said...

Now edes is referring to it as "gas" as well?

GREAT.

Iridescence said...

MFY winning 7-5 :(

tim said...

Fuck, MFY retake lead. 7-5.

Which makes no sense because it said it was 6-5 Oakland before. Maybe they misallocated a run to Oakland that should've went to NY...stupid MLB.com

nick said...

We need a Tim's Grandmother's Masturbation Party Day Miracle!

nick said...

I liked rooting for Lugo (and Crisp) to defy all the negatives attention he received, but no, I'm not sad to see him go.

tim said...

Sure, I don't care what kind of miracle it is or how its performed...as long as it involves the conversion of water from clean to dirty.

nick said...

all that and it was only 11 minutes long?

nick said...

a grandparental masturbation party would surely involve some very dirty water.

Ish said...

Dirty, murky water, indeed.

tim said...

Piss on Pie.

tim said...

Now I'm even more upset that I can't enjoy this type of high-caliber intellectual conversation with you wonderful people on Tuesday, live and in person.

tim said...

Masterson with the quick hands.

nick said...

Masterson with the quick hands.

can I resist commenting in light of the current thread topic?

L-girl said...

Masterson with the quick hands.

can I resist commenting in light of the current thread topic?


Apparently not :)

Tim, it really sucks you had to cancel. Let's try to watch a game together in August anyway, either at Sky/Rogers/Dome/Centre or at our place.

L-girl said...

OMG I am psyched for our trip to Boston! If someone who grew up in the NY suburbs can say this, I miss Fenway.

redsock said...

Taking a lunch break. Runs pls.

tim said...

Charlie Moore goes fishing with Lynyrd Skynyrd!

Holy shit, set the DVR for that one - I'm going out to get a shotgun, 6 pack of bud and a confederate flag.

YEEEEEEEEEEEHAW!

nick said...

but it wasn't indecent on the face! uh... that wasn't intentional.

sorry we won't meet in person, Tim. another day.

redsock said...

Charlie Moore goes fishing with Lynyrd Skynyrd!

Must be a rerun. I recall telling L I had found her TV paradise!

Iridescence said...

"Base hit here ought to get his average over the 100-mark"
LOL poor Jed

tim said...

Yes! I'm down for sure. You are going to the game on the 18th IIRC?

I'm going to at least one with those rogers tickets I think, might try to go to another as well.

tim said...

I thought they were all dead. (Skynyrd) - if it's fishing with ghosts, I may tune in.

tim said...

Judge Reimold over there is proving to be a big fucking thorn in my red soxed ass this weekend.

redsock said...

Was trying to think of a joke with Moore in a plane and not a boat. Came up blank.

Rickey in a canary yellow suit? I agree with Don, that must be "tremendous"!

redsock said...

I'm not generating hate for Reimold -- though it may develop even if he is a O -- more of a "jesus, can we get this guy out more than once a fookin game??!?!".

L-girl said...

I heard Rickey's suit was white, not yellow. Radio guys said it looked almost like a white tux.

tim said...

Figures the satellite goes shitty when the sun comes out....makes sense?

Lets mess up this bullpen.

L-girl said...

Must be a rerun. I recall telling L I had found her TV paradise!

All it lacks is Dick Cheney.

redsock said...

ooo -- rally!

redsock said...

canary was an older suit, when he was with the sox.

tim said...

Ugly ass AB.

Let's go heart of the order!

L-girl said...

Tim, yes, we're going to the game on the 18th with a long-time Red Sox fan (and amazing activist-friend) and two other campaign friends.

One is the guy I mentioned whose dad was 1st GM of the Penguins. They were recently at Game 6 of the Cup finals on his dad's 90th bday, and rode in the parade.

Anyway... we'll have to plan somethng. If it stops raining you should come over for dinner.

Or maybe you should make us dinner. :)

Iridescence said...

Here we go...

tim said...

FY!

4 to go!

L-girl said...

FY! And Canada comes home.

tim said...

Son of a bitch.

nick said...

"four for eight plus a home run". innumeracy.

1 run is good, but not nearly enough (duh).

redsock said...

tying runs on 2nd/3rd for 0ak in the top 8, 1 out against hughes

nick said...

Tim, feel free to come here and make dinner any time as well! Heck, I extend that invitation to all of you.

tim said...

Cool, I hadn't heard the Pens story before but if I'm at that game then I'll come by and say hello.

And I'm down for collaborating on a dinner or something! Got an oven full of ribs, chicken and potatoes going right now that we need to bring to the aforementioned...party...

redsock said...

Sherrill's getting tubby.

Iridescence said...

damn, The O's have got a lot of decent young arms now.

Have hardly heard of most of thse guys but they don't suck. I miss the old O's pitching staff :)

tim said...

Sure nick, glad I've become the JoS caterer.

tim said...

Sherrill's getting tubby.

Too much ice cream, not enough sherbet.

redsock said...

wow - tony pena jr. (under .100 avg) going to royals training camp to become a pitcher!

redsock said...

nazi in for hughes -- got a K for out #2

L-girl said...

Sounds like quite a party.

Tim, we'll grill the steaks, you can steam the spinach.

That always sounds suggestive, but I don't know of what.

L-girl said...

Mo is in now with 2 on.

redsock said...

carl everett's greatest red sox contribution?

a) breaking up mussina's perfect game with 1 out to go

b) coining "curly-haired boyfriend"

***

gotta go with b) myself -- and he said it to edes!

redsock said...

now fruitbat in and facing nomar!

redsock said...

nomar a-hackin'

swing/miss
foul
3rd out: 1-3

still mfy 7-5, mid 8th

tim said...

Tim, we'll grill the steaks, you can steam the spinach.

That always sounds suggestive, but I don't know of what
.

Sounds good. And I agree, sounds naughty.

redsock said...

i would *swear* i have an mp3 of everett (must have come from a reporter's cassette recorder?) -- but i have yet to find it. should make a huge search some day soon.

tim said...

Alright, time for the aforementioned miracle.

redsock said...

i still have 10 minutes of this goddamn tape to do, but i'm extending my lunch break so i can watch this walkoff win.

tim said...

I want to see bay crank one over the wall.

L-girl said...

B

hands down

tim said...

Fuck.

L-girl said...

let's go rico suave baldy

tim said...

Seems like this has been a flyout fest.

Iridescence said...

Rico Suave? god saw that on a list of the worst songs ever a few years ago. Hilarious in an awful music sort of way :)

redsock said...

20 so far

L-girl said...

It's a classically awful song.

Well, his JoS nickname is Rico Baldy, but we'll do Rico Suave when he gets a big hit.

tim said...

Shit day. Baltimore, really?

Crush Oakland tomorrow. And the next day. And the next day.

Off to my party now - where the water's never clean like it is at Fenway today.

L-girl said...

stupidly sparkling clean water

redsock said...

well, this one was a good one to miss most of.

Iridescence said...

yep spring water...ugh. Come on A's...Show us the Moneyball!

Iridescence said...

Or not...MFY win. Back to where we started yesterday. I'm out. Bye....