August 5, 2009

G106: Rays 6, Red Sox 4

Red Sox - 010 001 110 - 4  7  0
Rays - 022 001 10x - 6 7 1
Penny (6-6-5-2-5, 117) was annoying and underwhelming, allowing two two-run home runs in the early innings -- Carlos Pena in the second and Carl Crawford in the third. Tampa Bay swept the brief two-game series.

In the eighth, Dustin Pedroia walked and Victor Martinez, who hit his first Red Sox home run in the sixth, doubled. Boston was down by three, but had runners at second and third and no one out.

In came Dan Wheeler -- who retired the side on only five pitches. Kevin Youkilis grounded out to third on the first pitch (FY scored). Jason Bay (who had donged in the second) grounded out to shortstop on the first pitch. Mike Lowell popped out to shortstop on a 1-1 pitch. Inexcusable.

Yankees beat the Blue Jays 8-4 and are 2.5 GA of the Red Sox. The Rays are 5.5 GB.
Example
Brad Penny (5.07, 92 ERA+) / David Price (5.10, 89 ERA+)

It would be quite nice if Penny could give us seven innings tonight. If he does, it would be his longest start of the season. He has pitched 6.2 innings once, 6.1 three times, and 6.0 seven times.

So who will be available tonight? Here are the innings pitched, batters faced, and number of pitches thrown by each Red Sox reliever last night:
             IP  BF  PIT
Okajima 0.2 3 9
Delcarmen 1.0 4 13
Papelbon 1.0 3 15
Bard 0.2 7 29
Saito 1.2 8 31
Ramirez 1.2 8 33
Also at 7 PM: Yankees/Blue Jays.

155 comments:

redsock said...

Ellsbury, cf
Pedroia, 2b
Martinez, 1b
Youkilis, 3b
Bay, lf
Lowell, dh
Baldelli, rf
Varitek, c
Lowrie, ss

Bartlett, ss
Crawford, lf
Longoria, 3b
Zobrist, 2b
Burrell, dh
Pena, 1b
Upton, cf
Kapler, lf
Hernandez, c

***

I spent nearly the entire fucking day carting heavy boxes of my shit up from the basement to the 2nd floor. I am exhausted and I wanna see a Red Sox win -- 1-0, 6-2, 12-0 or 26-25. Whatever.

WIN.

9casey said...

Billy Traber , should be available in the pen.

Zenslinger said...

Lowell @ DH. I like it.

I think RS should have his win. I mean, come on.

L-girl said...

Plus it's Amy's birthday. Do we need any more reasons??? WIN.

redsock said...

Following up on 9c's comment, here is Mazz:

"The Red Sox have not yet made a formal announcement, but Josh Reddick is on his way back to the minor leagues with lefthander Bill Traber poised to take his spot on the 25-man roster for tonight's game with Tampa Bay."

Traber has a 3.32 ERA in 32 games (four starts) at Pawtucket this year.

Amy said...

I cannot tolerate two losses on my birthday, so WIN, GOD DAMN IT!

I will not be here...going out to celebrate the big 57. Please be sure not to blow the game, Red Sox.

Enjoy the game!

A Conformer said...

Amy, if you're not gone yet, happy birthday! Didn't get to tell you yesterday before you left the thread...

Iridescence said...

"Billy Traber , should be available in the pen."

This is a good move. I love Reddick's future but they need a long man on the team and what is Baldelli on the team for if not to be the 4th outfielder?

A Conformer said...

Yeah, as long as Bay and Drew are healthy (or relatively so), this move makes sense. Plus Reddick will be back on Sept. 1st at the latest.
Why not Bowden instead of Traber, though? Isn't Traber a human fuel can?

redsock said...

EI fuckbags better give me NESN...

redsock said...

SoSHer Cuzitt on who might have come up, from earlier today:

"Bowden is scheduled to start for Pawtucket today... so unless he is brought up today, he won't be the one coming up.
Cabrera needs to get on the 40 man roster to come up... and I'm not sure who you move off to accomplish this (Velazquez might be the best choice). Cabrera pitched last night as well.
Hunter Jones... who is on the 40 man roster, pitched 2 innings yesterday.
McBeth pitched on Monday... but can't come back up without someone going on the DL."

***

Traber last pitched on July 31.

redsock said...

fucking shiteating pissbrained cocksuckers ... it's espn ....

more mute for allan.

(just looking at o'brien and sut makes me want to fucking vomit)

redsock said...

Got NESN here!!!

redsock said...

Lowrie Being Green!

redsock said...

DR: "similar to derek jeter"

(oy)

Benjamin said...

Dave Roberts: "Lowrie makes an off balance throw, similar to Derek Jeter."

Fuck you, Dave.

redsock said...

amy shares a b-day with crawford!

Benjamin said...

I hate cowbells, and I hate listening to Dave Roberts.

Seriously, just go away so I can keep my fond memories intact.

redsock said...

"many people refer to baseball as a game of quick recovery"

i know i always do.

Benjamin said...

amy shares a b-day with crawford!

Also Eric Hinske, Bernie Carbo, John Olerud, and Guy de Maupassant.

DOUNG!

meuniermr said...

CANADONG!

redsock said...

THUNDER!!!!!!!!!!!

HOMRE!!!!!!!!!!!

DOUNG!!!!!!!!!!!

1-0

redsock said...

jays 2-0 in the 1st

meuniermr said...

Also Eric Hinske, Bernie Carbo, John Olerud, and Guy de Maupassant.

And my mom.

redsock said...

DR on making up the lineup: "It's all about winning ball games."

Interesting analysis.

james said...

Redsock - I feel your basement pain. Have a few cold ones and enjoy Penny pitching 8 strong and keeping their running game in check. haha.

how about a new aspect to the old nesn drinking game - a drink every time DRoberts begins his comments with either 'yeah' or 'no'. If I'm not mistaken at least once last night he began with 'yeah, no....' - that's a drink finisher right there

redsock said...

i can tell i am going to be sorer than a mf-er tomorrow. putting shit in new boxes from the liquor store and carting them from the basement or 1st floor to the 2nd (spare room) has been quite a workout. (also drying stuff out in the sun in the backyard today and tomorrow)

because we were home when the rain hit and the water backed up, we were able to get most stuff to higher ground right away.

also the cardboard absorbed a lot of the water. i'm very very lucky. if this had happened last tuesday afternoon, when we were in boston, i'd be mighty fucked. turns out most of the houses on our street had flooding.

A Conformer said...

Finally, I get to watch a game on the TV like a regular human being. Actually, there's a really good stretch now: four games on the TV between today and Monday.

I can't believe it! A SB off of Tek!

redsock said...

i REALLY hope things are quiet at work this weekend.

Zenslinger said...

I'm curious how much standing water was in your basement.

A Conformer said...

Fuck.

Benjamin said...

Sigh.

redsock said...

cocknuggets.

Zenslinger said...

Fuckin' a Pena dong.

redsock said...

i have carpet down there and it was bubbling under that, so i cut it open. maybe an inch or two? i have several bookshelves and the water was almost at the lip of overflowing onto the first shelf. i still splash when i walk down there.

it may not seem like much, but i usually have a lot of shit on the floor and many boxes of stuff scattered about.

i'm thinking of putting down wooden pallets now.

redsock said...

i think i figured out what roberts sounds like. even now, months into the job, he still sounds like a kid trying to bullshit his way through some essay question on an exam he didn't study for. repeating don's words in a slightly different words, throwing in some mindless, meaningless cliches and then repeating the beginning words again.

redsock said...

penny came into the dugout and called farrell down into the tunnel ....

A Conformer said...

Crazy close to a broken bat dong.

redsock said...

near dong to left for tek.

A Conformer said...

penny came into the dugout and called farrell down into the tunnel ....

Motivational blowjob?

redsock said...

"yeah ... no ..."

drink!

james said...

Drink!
Yeah! No!
Would it be too crazy to say we take a drink every time he says 'y'know' in the middle of a sentence? We'd all be legless by inning 3. I'm holding out for a sentence with 'yeah', 'no' AND 'y'know'....

A Conformer said...

Great, Penny, just great. Keep up giving dongs, why don't ya?

redsock said...

we saw a sign at fenway last wednesday: "penny, you're worthless"

i thought that was a bit mean, but ...

meuniermr said...

Time to give Saturn Balls another try.

redsock said...

roberts says wakefield is having "a career year" -- ??

redsock said...

nice arm, tek.

redsock said...

yook.

redsock said...

MFY: 002
TOR: 20

redsock said...

DR also big on:
"if you're x ...."

if you're jed lowrie ...
if you're terry francona ....
if you're the red so x....

A Conformer said...

Why can't the fucking foul balls go the extra 5 feet into the stands?

redsock said...

fuck these fucking foul pops

meuniermr said...

I bet we don't beat the rays again at Tampa this season, head to head we just always find a way to lose

meuniermr said...

Fuck the fucking organ music also.

A Conformer said...

I bet we don't beat the rays again at Tampa this season, head to head we just always find a way to lose

Fuck that. We're beating them today.

redsock said...

tek is shit vs runners.

it's a wonder teams don't steal 6-7 bases a game against him.

redsock said...

must be an unwritten rule:
"thou shalt not embarrass the computer."

A Conformer said...

Sutcliffe just said that it's "kind of ironic" that TB has been about 5 games out of first all season. That's deep stuff right there.

redsock said...

psst, red sox ....

WOULD IT KILL YOU TO SCORE A COUPLE OF MOTHERFUCKING RUNS??????????

redsock said...

fuck you rico

A Conformer said...

BJs back on top.

A Conformer said...

Come on, FY, give us a hit, eh?

redsock said...

nicdedouble. -- come on fy, bring us back.

Iridescence said...

Come on Dustin!

redsock said...

scoreboard says "make noise'

that's why the fans are making any noise at all. sheep.

meuniermr said...

Still, it gets so loud in there that the mic gets overdriven!

Iridescence said...

I hate that. Real fans don't have to be told when to cheer

A Conformer said...

I know advertising is 211% bullshit, and US national brands of beer are all shitty anyway (expect Sam Adams, I guess), but seriously: why the fuck would you need a label to tell you if a beer is cold? What's wrong with just touching the motherfucking bottle. Do people really need to be reassured of absolutely every-fucking-thing before they can move a finger?

Iridescence said...

I suppose sometimes the can might not be completely cold but the beer inside still is pretty cold. Still it does seem pretty useless.

A Conformer said...

OK, new tactic: Smoltz pitches innings 1-4, since he mostly doesn't suck in those. Then Penny pitches 5-8, 'cause he always looks like he's gonna give up eleventy runs but then settles down.

A Conformer said...

Obviously, in that idea, Penny would pitch innings 5-8, not pitches 5-8.

Iridescence said...

hm that might work I guess. Although Penny hasn't stunk too much tonight. Just a couple of mistakes + no offense.

A Conformer said...

Extra Mart!

Iridescence said...

as if on cue...V-MART!

redsock said...

hey - a dong!

A Conformer said...

Let's put a few baserunners on and then hit another one of those, what d'ya think?

redsock said...

sounds crazy but it just might work.

redsock said...

is lowell even looking at the ball? or is he just swinging wildly like a doosh at anything?

A Conformer said...

Fuck the Yankees. 3-3.

meuniermr said...

Swishy Dong for MFY, 3-3.

Joe Grav said...

Living in an apartment with one television and a non-sports fan = SUCK

redsock said...

Dave Roberts Drinking Game:

"obviously"

That's it. Enjoy your liver poisoning.

redsock said...

fuck you penny fuck you fuck you

...

got your pics link, joe.

Iridescence said...

crap...

redsock said...

mdc - traber up

meuniermr said...

Time to see if we can get a waiver pickup that is better than Penny.

Joe Grav said...

excellent. i think i got some good ones. i hope so, anyway.

A Conformer said...

Sutcliffe encouraging violence on air.

A Conformer said...

Does BJ Upton come in to bat with "Money"? That seems out of character.

redsock said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

meuniermr said...

*dogs barking*

A Conformer said...

OK, now we are winning this game. A Tek CS must be a sign.

A Conformer said...

MFy, btw, running away with it. 6-3.

redsock said...

outside the dogs are barking
and the day is getting dark

Iridescence said...

Well it was Carlos frekin' Pena he managed to CS not CC.

redsock said...

E

A Conformer said...

First a Tek CS, now a break going our way... let's do this.

Iridescence said...

LOL nice defense Devil Rays!

A Conformer said...

That was a fucking obvious ball.

A Conformer said...

I guess with lefty Tek hitting, moving the runner over is about the best you can expect.

meuniermr said...

I meant that as a reference to "Been caught stealin', once when I was five.."

meuniermr said...

Back in it for now..

redsock said...

how do these umps have jobs?

way outside - strike!
outside edge, but in the zone - ball!

jesus.

redsock said...

man, these burger king commercial portraying the king a total pedophile are not subtle, are they?

A Conformer said...

Eat Burger King or a weird guy with a mask will rape your 7 year olds?

redsock said...

more like -- if you like sneaking into a young girl room and diddling her while she sleeps, maybe you'd enjoy it even more with a large fries.

redsock said...

god

damn

this

fucking

shitty

shit

A Conformer said...

Oh, come the fuck on. Sutcliffe, talking about the rays tank: "supposedly there are no sting rays in there, but you never know". Yeah, like that's a mistake they would make... accidentally put in an animal that could kill you in the tank.

This whole dong thing has gotten old...

redsock said...

fucking small tank too -- what a life for that ray. swim in tight circles hour after hour while shitheads stick their hands in your water.

Ish said...

Good evening, ___ Nation. Not much joy in this one so far.

Tonight it seems to be a large room with a bunch of guys showing their dongs to each other.

I feel like a creep watching this.

redsock said...

fy bb.

it's go time.

redsock said...

RIP!!!!!!!!!!

A Conformer said...

NOW would be a good time for a dong. Fuck all that solo shot shit.

redsock said...

when this half-inning is over, we will have the lead. book that shit.

Iridescence said...

even a single or 2 well placed ground balls or flyouts would be excellent here.

redsock said...

and L pulls in.

the party starts now.

Ish said...

Allan, TMI!

A Conformer said...

Wow, woulda been out by a mile at home.

This is not the way I envisioned this inning unfolding.

redsock said...

dr can rx it

Ish said...

Or maybe he can't. :<(

Iridescence said...

damn thought that ball was gonna drop

redsock said...

2nd/3rd no out --

and wheeler needs only 5 pitches to retire the side. that is unforgivable.

redsock said...

green in lf??

Ish said...

Green in left field!

Iridescence said...

oh great Green in the OF.

A Conformer said...

Someone tell Reddick to make a u-turn.

A Conformer said...

...and head to NY, I guess...

Ish said...

Reddick got sent down?

Wait, I'll find the scoop.

Ish said...

Billy Traber! Got to be kidding me. Oh well.

I miss Reddick already. I wonder if he's being sent to Pawtucket or Portland.

A Conformer said...

P'tucket.

Ish said...

That's good for him. Reminds me of Aaron Bates, I think. Wasn't Bates called up from Portland then sent down to Pawtucket?

A Conformer said...

Sox signed Paul Byrd to a ml contract. Amusing.

Ish said...

That is amusing.

SoSock said...

I hate not having the laptop :(
I like actually being able to watch a game on TV like a normal human being.

Amy said...

Here for the bitter end...Can we please score three runs? Please?

redsock said...

l calls tek dong

johngoldfine said...

how was the rest of your birthday, amy

SoSock said...

I already miss Reddick

johngoldfine said...

you didn't tell people what your wish was when you blew out the candles, i hope....

redsock said...

enjoy the view, tek?

tim said...

no papi for tek? or does he have really shitty numbers or something?

Amy said...

My birthday was great.

But losing twice in one day SUCKS.

I am starting to hate this team. Until tomorrow.

Benjamin said...

Shitfuck.

meuniermr said...

TIM; yes, Castig said Papi was .138 against this guy in 10 AB.

Iridescence said...
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Ish said...

Fucking clean water. Goodnight.

johngoldfine said...

I would wish on my birthday cake for a W but my bday isn't til December.

SoSock said...

Shit.
Now we'll only be 1 1/2 up when we leave NY.

redsock said...

after hating baseball last week, i liked it again this past weekend. now i hate it again.

fuck the fkr.

redsock said...

sosock knows what time it is.

tim said...

Thank you mm...i figured that. Still don't think ol' buck-thirty-eight jed should've been up there either, but hey, that's why Tito's managing and not me.

Frustrating as shit 2 games there. After yesterday's Octoberesque game (at least, thats how it felt to me watching it) this one is depressing. Fuck David Price. Piece of shit motherfucker. FUCK.

Oh, and fuckin' right, sosock.

9casey said...

The Red Sox have signed free-agent righthander Paul Byrd to a minor-league contract.



We are all set now.....

tim said...

Should've got Pedro.

Ish said...

Paul Byrd will save us.

tim said...

For fuck sakes. I need some extra strength advils and I want to gouge my eyeballs out with rusty spoons.

I just spent a few minutes perusing the comments section of Extra Bases on the globe. WOW. All hope for humanity is officially abandoned in my books.