August 16, 2009

G117: Rangers 4, Red Sox 3

Red Sox - 010 100 100 - 3  8  0
Rangers - 012 001 00x - 4 11 1
Facing C.J. Wilson in the eighth inning, Mike Lowell lined a one-out single to left and Casey Kotchman walked. Nick Green pinch-ran for sLowell.

First and second and one out seemed like a decent chance to score a run, but the Red Sox had Brian Anderson and Alex Gonzalez coming up. ... Both hitters [sic] looked at strike three.
Example
Junichi Tazawa (4.05, 116 ERA+) / Dustin Nippert (3.62, 124 ERA+)

With his win against the Tigers in his last start, Tazawa became the youngest Japanese-born pitcher to win his first career major league start (23 years, 66 days old).

Daniel Paulling, mlb.com:
Including Saturday, the Red Sox have made seven roster moves in the last 11 days and 10 over the last 16. They have used 46 different players so far, just one shy of their mark (47) from last season. The Red Sox have used 22 pitchers this year, also just one behind the 23 the number they used last season.
Clay Buchholz explains his baserunning adventure. ... Tim Wakefield threw 3.2 innings (63 pitches) for Pawtucket yesterday. He allowed three hits, two runs and one walk, and struck out three.

4 PM: Yankees/Mariners.

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redsock said...

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Victor Martinez, C
4. Jason Bay, LF
5. David Ortiz, DH
6. Mike Lowell, 3B
7. Casey Kotchman, 1B
8. Brian Anderson, RF
9. Alex Gonzalez, SS

1. Julio Borbon, LF
2. Michael Young, 3B
3. David Murphy, DH
4. Marlon Byrd, CF
5. Josh Hamilton, RF
6. Ian Kinsler, 2B
7. Hank Blalock, 1B
8. Taylor Teagarden, C
9. Elvis Andrus, SS

tim said...

Ugh, Lowell should not be hitting after Ortiz.

redsock said...

Must ... Go ... R ... L ... R ... L ... (/robot)

Ish said...

That must be one of the worst lineups fielded this year.

tim said...

Dustin Nippert - on the all-racist team?

redsock said...

Here's his catcher.

redsock said...

Mickey Mantle

tim said...

Naturally, this team would be located in Cleveland.

tim said...

Ugh. Fuck. Shit. Piss.

Kevin said...

Damn...eff the Rangers and their good defense

tim said...

Fuck. DO just said the way its set up, Tek catches Beckett and Lester.

The two games I'm going to this week. Sigh. Looks like I'll be seeing a lot of automatic outs and cactuses behind the plate.

tim said...

Fuck. Mike Young is a sox killa.

Kevin said...

"Looks like I'll be seeing a lot of automatic outs and cactuses behind the plate."

I think the C on his shirt actually stands for Cactus

tim said...

lol, makes sense.

Wonder if we'll see a brawl today. Keep it going for Junichi.

Kevin said...

Le sigh...

SoSock said...

Freaking bunt single
crap

redsock said...

I'm happy to be seeing Beckett. I'll deal with the Cactus.

tim said...

At least we'll have Yook back, and hopefully Drew. Will lessen the effects of the cactus slightly.

SoSock said...

Last year when Tay and I went to Baltimore for a pair we got a god-awful outing by Dice on Sat. night, but Beckett threw a gem Sunday to make it all better. Hope he does the same for you guys. He's a joy to watch when he's right.

redsock said...

tp pls

Kevin said...

Really could use a K here

SoSock said...

great.......
nice start Taz :(

Kevin said...

Okay...really could use a double play now

tim said...

Yeah, Beckett will be sweet. I don't think I've seen him yet...well maybe last year. Not sure.

But at least I'll be missing Halladay.

SoSock said...

Wiggle time.

redsock said...

And LBJ might break the single-season SB mark on Tuesday!

At 53 now - 1 to tie, 2 sets a new record

redsock said...

YES!

Kevin said...

NICE

tim said...

Now THATS how ya debate!

SoSock said...

Wiggle!
Houdini!
etc etc

tim said...

FLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kevin said...

FLO!!!

L-girl said...

LARGE PATERNAL DONG!!

Pepe Lepew said...

Yayyyyyyy!!!!

redsock said...

WHOA - TIZZLE!!!!!!!!!!!!

SoSock said...

uh, hello!

Pepe Lepew said...

That was an angry home run!

tim said...

Guess Ortiz read comment #2!

redsock said...

feels a bit odd to have a lead.

Pepe Lepew said...

Guess Ortiz read comment #2!

Maybe he read last week's SI.

Pepe Lepew said...

E-n Kinsler

tim said...

8 and 9 performing as expected.

WTF was that play from last night (Anderson) - jesus christ...

redsock said...

that anderson pull-up will stick in my mind for a long time when i think of him. it's unfair, probably, but that was BAD.

meuniermr said...

WHITE LINES blow you away...

L-girl said...

Anyone have the radio on?

Today in history:
Babe Ruth dies
Elvis Presley dies
Jimy is fired

Kevin said...

Fuck...

tim said...

Ian fuckface.

redsock said...

3-0 dong? Shit.

...

Angell's piece on that Darling-Viola duel is fantastic. I think he watches it with Smoky Joe Wood's grandson.

Ish said...

Yeah. Obie went all Cap'n Intangibles on Varitek...

Castig mentioned Kinsler called the Red Sox clubhouse to apologize for barking at Tek after getting hit last night...

Obie said, "I think that was a good move on Kinsler's part. You don't want to be on Jason Varitek's bad side."

Pepe Lepew said...

Anyone have the radio on?

Today in history:
Babe Ruth dies
Elvis Presley dies
Jimy is fired


The Who played Woodstock...

redsock said...

Obie said, "I think that was a good move on Kinsler's part. You don't want to be on Jason Varitek's bad side."

But maybe Tek turns and runs from a fight the way he quickly goes from a SASAHE to the bench!

meuniermr said...

Castig called the Kinsler homer right before the pitch.

redsock said...

lucky bounce on that one.

get the 3rd out, taz

Kevin said...

Lucky break there

Get the third out

Pepe Lepew said...

Man, Ellsbury almost had that...

redsock said...

Tazawa = Saturn Nuts, Jr.

redsock said...

First Viola story:
1984, Twins in pennant race, in Texas for day game, hot, twins up 1-0 after 6, Frank gets first out in 7th, catcher tim laudner comes out, says "you're pitching too well, i need some tv time!"

Looking at FV's logs, the day was September 16, 1984. Twins 1-0 after 6, Laudner was catcher. BUT Viola walked the first guy in the 7th. If it happened, it was probably the 6th.

I say he got this one right.

Pepe Lepew said...

Nice hit.
Why is the Rangers manager wearing a towel around his neck. I see all the people in the stands fanning themselves.

Kevin said...

Ugh...

Kevin said...

I have a bad feeling about this game...

redsock said...

i've been getting those pretty much every day now. but we're facing dustin freakin' nippert for fuck's sake. that ought to be goosd for about 6 runs.

redsock said...

Taz:

PC going down: 22-17-14
but RA going up: 0-1-2

Kevin said...

This seems promising

SoSock said...

Lead-off walk.
Almost always bodes ill for us, maybe it will for them.

PC going down: 22-17-14
but RA going up: 0-1-2

that's highly unusual )

Ish said...

It'd be nice for the Red Sox to, you know, turn this around. Especially today.

I need SOMETHING to go right for me today, because my optimism for later is almost non-existent.

SoSock said...

If your bats are struggling, just walk - nice strategy.

Kevin said...

Wheels!

SoSock said...

What the hell - did Kotch swing 1st pitch after 7 strt. balls by Nippert?

redsock said...

WHEELS!!!

why did kotch hack at the first pitch after 8 of 9 pitches were ball?????

redsock said...

kevin + sosock = redsock!

redsock said...

seabass double!

Kevin said...

Sea Bass double!

Kevin said...

Infield defense!

Such a sight for sore eyes

SoSock said...

So, apparently Kotch did swing 1st pitch. GDGD has the whole inning screwed up. Shows 4 pitches thrown to him, but the FIRST one says "in play, out(s)"
I guess you're thinking you should get a good pitch to hit after 7 strt balls, but....I dunno. Ida wanted hin to take at leat 1.

Patrick said...

Tazawa > 2009 Smoltz

He hasn't given up 5 runs in a game yet!

redsock said...

how about some more "good times", flo?

SoSock said...

J-Bay.
Now if we can get a multi-dong day out of Papi......

SoSock said...

Ida prefered the double dong, but the 8 balls will do.

wait....did I say that?

Kevin said...

Bleh

SoSock said...

GDGD shows an inside ch-up. That's a pitch that should be crushed

Ish said...

Heidi is very shiny today.

Ish said...

VMart being VTek, standing up...

SoSock said...

Sheez, that was dangerous. Nice play by LBJ.

Pepe Lepew said...

Don't get hurt Jacoby!
And sign that kid in the stands to a contract.

redsock said...

FY play from FY!

SoSock said...

F-Y!!!

redsock said...

Taz at 89.

Kevin said...

Fuck yeah!

Ish said...

Something good! I might add.

Ish said...

Oh woops. Didn't take my last comment.

Flebotomy! That's when FY does something GOOD that causes opposition LOBotomy! I just made that up. Go me.

SoSock said...

Petey saves a run. Now let's make the good play count.

Ish said...

NESN's Coors Light freeze cam promo showed just... a blur where Pedroia was sliding to get the ball. Freeze frame! Blur.

Ish said...

Be... offensive! Be be offensive!

K, I'll stop.

SoSock said...

Casey at the bat.
Casey on the base.
Do not squander

SoSock said...

damn
squanderage

redsock said...

The Brian Anderson Era has not filled me with glee.

L-girl said...

This team is not helping my uber-crappy mood.

Ish said...

The Josh Reddick era at least came with some offense... Not to mention some Pedroia-like cockiness.

Ish said...

"This team is not helping my uber-crappy mood."

Same here.

L-girl said...

Come on Sox, win it for L and Ish!

Ish said...

Your timing, L, is not exactly impeccable.

:(

SoSock said...

damn

Kevin said...

We should have traded for him...

Shit

Ish said...

But hey. It was only a solo dong.

Ish said...

Hits keep on coming.

Time to go, Junichi.

SoSock said...

2 Laser Shots - time for a change

Kevin said...

Yeah, really not having a good feeling about this game

Patrick said...

I might've spoken way too soon, saying Tazawa hasn't given up 5runs in a start yet.

My bad.

L-girl said...

Dave O'Brien's not helping much. He acts like if we don't hold the lead for the WC at the end of this game, we will not win the WC.

SoSock said...

I see Tito agrees. Didn't see who was coming in.

Ish said...

Dave O'Brien would be better suited calling play-by-play for the movie Jaws.

redsock said...

jeemer

Kevin said...

"Didn't see who was coming in."

Oki

Ish said...

From one Mt. Fijiman to another.

SoSock said...

Oki it is.
Be good.

scrotum

Ish said...

Please don't make me navigate the icy waters of uncertainty with a Red Sox loss. Please.

redsock said...

viola calls the bunt "a lost art"

they were saying that when i was a kid -- before viola's career started!

redsock said...

i wonder if frank was always an nostalgic old fart, or if it developed as soon as he retired.

Kevin said...

Needed that

Score some runs!

redsock said...

D FUCKING P!

now RUN(S)!

L-girl said...

YES!

whew

Ish said...

So we've got an analyst who looks like he came straight out of 70s porn... Now we have an analyst who looks like he came straight out of 80s porn.

No pun intended.

SoSock said...

2 line drive DPs in 1 day - highly unusual.
2nd highly unusual in 1 day - highly unusualer

redsock said...

this is one of those days where 4-2 seems like 9-2.

redsock said...

eck would be totally believable as the door-to-door "cheese" salesman who rings the doorbell of the scantily-clad divorcee.

Ish said...

That was just mean.

SoSock said...

Not a good day for our lead-off man so far

L-girl said...

FUCK YEAH!!!!

Kevin said...

FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!

SoSock said...

Laser Show!!

redsock said...

DONG!!!!!!!!!!!!

4-3

FY: never say die

Kevin said...

5th home run this month, 6th since the All-Star Break

Kevin said...

Tying run on base

Nice

L-girl said...

When I heard Viola for the 1st time last night, I was really surprised they put him on the air. It's a bias of mine - not good. But to me his heavy accent makes him sound really stupid. Add that to what he's saying... announcer fail.

SoSock said...

Actually - you CAN repeat it often enough.
Maybe even too often.

redsock said...

Time for Jason to dump Mr. Mathis in Thunder Bay.

Ish said...

WOW did you see the play at the plate in the Trop? Who was that... Hill? Went busting into the catcher who was blocking the plate. He got the ball in time but he never really tagged him. Hill just shoved him out of the way, touched home plate and was safe.

Ish said...

Instead Jason is a victim of Mathis Murder.

SoSock said...

shit

Kevin said...

How does this team hit into so many double plays?

redsock said...

we've been over this. :>)

lots of guys on base.

Pepe Lepew said...

9-2 now seems like a one-run deficit.

redsock said...

Going into today's games, they had 103 DP. 2nd in AL behind Clev -- 104.

So there have been a lot.

Ish said...

RamRam back up.

redsock said...

ram x2 up

Ish said...

Ram^2?

redsock said...

So Dave O'B thinks that the Red Sox could not make up 0.5 game in 45 games?

Pepe Lepew said...

When I heard Viola for the 1st time last night, I was really surprised they put him on the air. It's a bias of mine - not good. But to me his heavy accent makes him sound really stupid. Add that to what he's saying... announcer fail.

Ron Darling is calling the game on TBS. Is that what you would consider a Mass. accent? It sounds Mass. to me.
He's actually pseudo-Canadian.

Ish said...

The Red Sox could make up half a game by going through customs tomorrow. Rangers play the Twins tomorrow while Sox are off.

Ish said...

Ron Darling just sounds funny to me. But I like him. Just as long as he doesn't get sucked into the Buck Martinez OR-tiz vortex.

redsock said...

NICK - if you are out there, try that log-in during the game.

SoSock said...

I've got TBS here also.

SoSock said...

So, when's the last time Flo hit 2 in a day?

Kevin said...

I'd like to see some dongs right about now

Kevin said...

"So, when's the last time Flo hit 2 in a day?"

I know he had two in one inning last year in the Charlie Zink 19-17 game against the Rangers

Kevin said...

Looks like the last was September 17th last year against the Rays

Kevin said...

Looks like it will not happen today...

SoSock said...

nice

Kevin said...

Time for a Kotch Rocket

redsock said...

are we sure drew cannot hit?

(he hit the dong after he asked out and tito said no the other night.)

Pepe Lepew said...

Well, TBS sez that was a strike.

Patrick said...

Don't we have anyone who can hit for Gonzo?

Kevin said...

At least he didn't GIDP

Come on Sea Bass!

redsock said...

what are the odds s-bass gets a hit?

Kevin said...

God our bats suck

Patrick said...

Painfully predictable at bat.

Pepe Lepew said...

Crap. Wicked break. Looked a tad high.

SoSock said...

what the hell?
That was NOT a strike.

redsock said...

SHIT

Ish said...

Gonzo could power the Heart of Gold (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) and its Improbability Drive.

Kevin said...

Eh, it was borderline

Definitely not a pitch you take with two strikes

redsock said...

alright. hold 'em here and we have the top of the order in the 9th (against o'day?).

Ish said...

Francisco warming.

redsock said...

bard up

redsock said...

old friend francisco up now!

Ish said...

Also known as Frank Gagne.

Kevin said...

FY has never homered twice in one game

I'd like to see that change today

Pepe Lepew said...

Eh, it was borderline

Definitely not a pitch you take with two strikes


I know, batters who take borderline pitches with two strikes and two outs is a huge pet peeve of mine.
J.D. Drew, I'm looking in your direction.

Ish said...

Is it just me or is Ram^2 not getting much behind his fastballs?

redsock said...

Hold The Line, Pedro!

redsock said...

GDGD says only 3 this inning: 89, 91 and 92.

Kevin said...

Alright, time for a rally

redsock said...

88, 91, 92

SoSock said...

TBS just mentioned an old college match-up between Darling and Viola. Then showed Viola over in the other booth.
You're right - straight out of the porn studio!

runs plz - NOW!

redsock said...

SEA 2, MFY 1 (bot 3)

Ish said...

Francisco's got a 25.50 ERA against the heart of the order.

redsock said...

viola just called francisco's last outing "shaky".

understatement.

Ish said...

A freaking disaster would be my analysis.

Why am I not in the booth?

SoSock said...

Tough day at the office for LBJ.
Hope he gets another chance :)

Pepe Lepew said...

Maybe Ellsbury should lose the sunglasses at the plate. I had coaches who wouldn't let you wear sunglasses when you batted.

Kevin said...

Ugh...

SoSock said...

WAY too much taking of borderline pitches today!

Kevin said...

I'm pissed

Pepe Lepew said...

Phooey. I'll go see how Tiger is doing.

SoSock said...

Pepe and I agree on that one. You DON"T take anything close with 2 strikes.

And the water is clean and we are behind them.
Sux.

L-girl said...

Please note: we are out of the wild card lead - today. Not out of the wild card race.

Stupid clean water.

Ish said...

I hope this isn't an indication of things to come later. Cock.

Pepe Lepew said...

Actually, my brother is at some NASCAR race today in Michigan, maybe I'll turn that on to make sure he isn't getting killed.

redsock said...

MFY: 001 2
SEA: 002

Kevin said...

Is it just me, or are the Mariners the worst .500+ team ever?

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