August 19, 2009

G119: Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 1

Red Sox   - 020 120 001 - 6 10  0
Blue Jays - 000 100 000 - 1 6 1
Halladay (5-8-5-2-7, 103) had a tough evening, throwing a lot of pitches -- a total of 72 in the second, third and fourth innings - and not retiring the Red Sox in order in any frame.

David Ortiz and Jason Bay both hit home runs, Jacoby Ellsbury tripled, and Alex Gonzalez singled twice in two trips. Victor Martinez added a solo dong in the ninth off Brandon League.

The Jays did very little against Buchholz (6-6-1-1-4, 94). A walk and a couple of singles resulted in a run in the fourth, and they left the bases loaded in the sixth. A trio of relievers -- Ramon Ramirez, Hideki Okajima and Takashi Saito -- retired nine of the ten batters they faced, allowing only a two-out walk in the seventh.
Example
Clay Buchholz (4.45, 106 ERA+) / Roy Halladay (2.65, 165 ERA+)

Both pitchers worked in the Red Sox's last trip to Toronto. On July 19, Halladay pitched a complete-game 3-1 win (9-6-1-0-7, 105).

Two days earlier, on July 17, Buchholz (5.2-4-1-3-3, 103) was credited with a win in a 4-1 Boston victory.

Red Sox Batters Against Halladay (by OPS)
                  PA   AVG   OBP   SLG   OPS
Jacoby Ellsbury 21 .286 .286 .667 .953
Kevin Youkilis 56 .347 .429 .510 .939
Jason Bay 16 .267 .313 .533 .846
J.D. Drew 28 .320 .393 .440 .833
David Ortiz 99 .275 .323 .505 .828
Victor Martinez 12 .300 .417 .400 .817
Mike Lowell 31 .233 .258 .533 .791
Jason Varitek 81 .213 .272 .347 .619

Casey Kotchman 15 .200 .200 .200 .400
Nick Green 6 .167 .167 .167 .334
Alex Gonzalez 6 .000 .167 .000 .167
Brian Anderson 3 .667 .667 .667 1.334
Dustin Pedroia 38 .200 .243 .343 .586

Total 412 .261 .314 .443 .757
Example
Scoreboard: Twins/Rangers at 8 and Yankees/A's at 10.

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redsock said...

Last week, Brian MacPherson of the New Hampshire Union Leader had a great interview with John Farrell regarding Jonathan Papelbon's mechanics. Snips and ensuing SoSH discussion (with TV screencaps) begins here.

Ish said...

I will probably not be here until the second half of the game. Weekly group bike ride today, then to a local restaurant to hang out and eat some appetizers. Stop at Subway on the way home then I'll thread!

Pretty funny how I'll be on a bike ride when Roy Halladay pitches against the Red Sox tonight... Last time he pitched against us, I was on a bike ride too. It was, what I call The Bike Ride, because it involved 65 miles (104km) and three states.

And, of course, that happened exactly one month ago today!

redsock said...

I wish I could ride a bike, but I'm too old. Sniff. So I shuffle around the neighbourhood with my walker.

redsock said...

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. J.D. Drew, RF
3. Victor Martinez, C
4. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
5. David Ortiz, DH
6. Jason Bay, LF
7. Casey Kotchman, 1B
8. Nick Green, 2B
9. Alex Gonzalez, SS

1. Marco Scutaro, SS
2. Aaron Hill, 2B
3. Adam Lind, LF
4. Lyle Overbay, 1B
5. Vernon Wells, CF
6. Randy Ruiz, DH
7. Edwin Encarnacion, 3B
8. Rod Barajas, C
9. Travis Snider, RF

John Farrell is back.

Amy said...

For once in my short blog life, I am keeping quiet and not feeding the troll. But it's probably just that I am too elderly to be able to think, read and type.

Oops. Guess I did not keep that resolution.

Iridescence said...

Troll? what troll, did I miss something?

I don't like Kotchman startting instead of Lowell. I know it's for defense but still Lowell has been one of the Sox most consistently good hitters of late. and with so many automatic outs in the lineup we need all the offense we can get.

I also really hope the Sox sign Vincente Padilla in time for the Yankee series. He can still pitch pretty well I think and if he throws at Teixera is anyone here gonna be too sorry? :) MFY bastards have it coming.

redsock said...

SoSHer zenter:
"I can't believe the Red Sox would use a pinch runner as a SP. I guess they're punting the season."

Patrick said...

I can't ride a bike either, Redsock, and I'm 24. We can just cheer on Ish from the side lines.

fusionmouse said...

No FY? I've been a new dad, but really, if mom is well newborns don't need dad (sad but true).

redsock said...

Let's make Jays fans sue their Doc for malpractice.

L-girl said...

Fusionmouse, luckily many dads don't agree with you! Also, mom was sick for a while, the baby almost arrived prematurely, so she might want dad around a bit more (and he might want to be around a bit more).

L-girl said...

I'm not great on bikes, either. I have been wanting a recumbent trike or an "adult trike," but they're so expensive. It would be fun, tho.

redsock said...

as long as fy is back on friday.

redsock said...

though as per my wpa link of a day ago, we might want him to stay away for awhile. (unless this was the reason for his tremendous sucking)

redsock said...

actually, i *can* ride a bike, but i have to be careful of my brittle, "middle-aged" bones. :>)

fusionmouse said...

All true L. I wouldn't have left either, but I've also never been as important to so many other people as FY is to RSN.

redsock said...

the halladay love might be a bit much, but we are going with buffyvision over o'b's gloom 'n' doom.

fusionmouse said...

Maybe it should be stipulated (contractually) that baseball players can't have unprotected sex during the months that could lead to an in season birth ;-)

Kevin said...

Liking the Cactus-free lineup

redsock said...

buffy: "else-bury"

fusionmouse said...

Anyone want to place bets on when Dylan will utter his first words and whether they'll be "FUCK YEAH!"

L-girl said...

FM, I understand. :)

Kevin, nice use of our new nickname!

L-girl said...

I'm never here for games on Weds nights, so this is a real treat. But two things are conspiring against my enjoying this evening.

Cody is having an anxiety attack, and we are waiting for her meds to work.

And our landlord is coming over to survey the damage to the basement.

Patrick said...

54?!?

L-girl said...

I think Buffy says else-perry. Totally off.

Dylan's lucky, he'll be as tall as his dad by age 7.

redsock said...

2-0 to yook was NOT a strike

redsock said...

fuckin bullshit call -- will clay get that outside strike?

Patrick said...

oh, was that not ellsbury on first? I was clearly off that inning.

redsock said...

vmart walked

Kevin said...

Well, no results, but right now Halladay has thrown more balls than strikes

That's gotta be a good sign

Kevin said...

"fuckin bullshit call -- will clay get that outside strike"

The strike zone seems shifted about two inches toward the right from the umpire's view. From both sides of the plate. As long as he's consistent, I'm fine with it.

redsock said...

scutaro flied out to lbj on a 1-0 pitch

buffy: "scutaro lines the first pitch to center"

redsock said...

6 pitch OTT

me likey - very much

Kevin said...

Six-pitch first inning, only one ball

Nice

Patrick said...

OOO, I like it. I'm curious about how many curveball and sliders HH throws this game. Feel free to throw in your observations. Joe C. doesn't say every pitch type.

Zenslinger said...

Nice inning.

Kevin said...

FLO!!!

redsock said...

QUADRANGULAR!!!!!!!!

fuck you doc hahahahah

L-girl said...

LARGE PATERNAL DONG

redsock said...

tiz: "bench this"

Zenslinger said...

Flow, Flo!

Amy said...

Yay! I get here just in time to see Papi's dong!

Patrick said...

Argh! "Friends" calling me to tell me stories, and I miss the HR.

Just cuz I missed it, doesn't mean it didn't happen.

1-0

Kevin said...

Infield chopper!

L-girl said...

Patrick, the moral of that story is never answer your phone during games. That's what voice mail is for.

Pepe Lepew said...

I'm watching the ESPN feed. All they're talking about is Brett Favre. My brother lives in Wisconsin.
Boy, does he hate Brett Favre.

redsock said...

there was a real stereotypical "basement dweller" behind us last night, with an elderly woman who i assume was his mother. from her comments, she could not see very well.

every time green came up, he said "here comes mr. homely" or "here comes mr. ugly".

both of them were OBSESSED with green's looks. she called him "stunning".

Amy said...

Is Cody doing any better? Will the landlord's visit drive her crazy again?

Amy said...

I have to admit that looking at Green, I said, "He sure is cute."

Could they see him from your seats?

Patrick said...

If I don't answer the phone, someone else will, and they'd give it to me.

I'd love to not answer it.

Pepe Lepew said...

Ish, when I was young and full of beans I used to be a huge cyclist. Rode 200 miles a week.
Then, I discovered beer.
Then, I discovered mountain climbing.
I keep thinking I'm going to get back into cycling, but I don't know if you can do that and mountain-climbing both. Not enough time.

Amy said...

Great to hear Remy will be back Friday. I will likely be on the road and miss his appearance again.

Patrick said...

After the infield hit, Kotch must've thought "I'm a fast MF"

The stolen base won't do anything to hamper that thought.

And HE SCORES!!!!

Benjamin said...

Nick Green is far from homely.

Gonzalez produces, eh.

Kevin said...

Sea bass!

Pepe Lepew said...

Yayyy, every run you can get off this guy, take it.

Amy said...

Patrick, Harvey can't stand to let a phone call go without answering. I hate the phone and only answer when I want or need to talk to the person calling. Caller ID is the best thing that happened to my phone life.

So who is this guy Halladay everybody things is so great? ;)

Benjamin said...

Mountain climbing seems like more work than cycling.

Zenslinger said...

RS, I'm curious where you get the term "basement dweller". You mean someone who lives in their parents' basement?

I have heard it to mean a person of low intellectual and spiritual development.

Benjamin said...

It's a fairly cliched insult applied to Internet troglodytes.

Pepe Lepew said...

Great to hear Remy will be back Friday. I will likely be on the road and miss his appearance again.

That's such good news.
I think some people misunderstood me a few days about Remy...

Pepe Lepew said...

Mountain climbing seems like more work than cycling.

Hmmm...
Kind of a push, I think.

Kevin said...

2 IP, 46 pitches

Clay's gotta be happy that we've actually scored some runs for him for once

Pepe Lepew said...

It's a fairly cliched insult applied to Internet troglodytes.

Like right-wing trolls who go on DailyKOS or HuffPost.... :)

redsock said...

just the usual stereotype of a nerdy, oddly-shaped guy with the radio feed in his ear saying dumb things for 3 hours....

they clearly know the sox, and also green's gorgeous visage was on the huge screen.

they also were insulting heidi at the start of the game. "she broke up varitek's marriage." ... all i could think of, man, has that rumour/story jumped the shark.

we tried to clue them in to green/heidi gossip.

redsock said...

keep in mind that my office is in the basement.

meuniermr said...

Paplebon was quoted in the Herald as saying he over-hydrated yesterday and felt sluggish.

L-girl said...

It was Green's picture on the scoreboard the basement dwellers were reacting to.

Caller ID is great. I can't imagine trying to work at home without it.

Basement dweller just means loser, in general. Lives in parent's basement, i.e. can't manage on their own.

I wonder what ppl misunderstood re Remy.

Amy said...

What is the Green/Heidi/Tek gossip? You are cluing in basement dwellers, but leaving me, currently a motel dweller, in the dark.

L-girl said...

Amy, the meds kicked in, Cody is now ok. The landlord's visit will not bother her - she loves people, always happy to have visitors. Thanks for your concern.

Amy said...

Truth be told, if I were Heidi, I would take Green over Tek. I love the Captain, but as a ballplayer. Not his looks.

L-girl said...

they also were insulting heidi at the start of the game. "she broke up varitek's marriage."

I felt the need to say, "Perhaps he did that." Of course they paid no attention, but I had to say something.

Amy said...

Glad Cody is calm. Poor puppy.

Pepe Lepew said...

I wonder what ppl misunderstood re Remy.

Oh, about Remy's depression, I said something to the effect that I wonder if he is more depressed over his lung disease or his son getting into legal trouble. I think people thought I was being snarky, but I was being sincere.
My dad died of lung cancer when I was 16 and my mom has struggled with clinical depression probably her entire life, so it's not something I would joke about.

Patrick said...

Let's keep this fuck train rolling.

redsock said...

herald gossip awhile back had green and heidi canoodling in a restaurant.

Amy said...

Pepe, I assume you meant something you would NOT joke about.

Typos can sure make things confusing.

Amy said...

So Tek and Heidi are done or never were?

Zenslinger said...

F-train has indeed left the station. Clay's thrown 19-12.

Amy said...

On Remy, my read was that the depression occurred before his son got into trouble and was connected to his illness.

redsock said...

i don't get emailed updates, but i'd guess "done" over "never were".

Patrick said...

Depression often has connections to physical health. Chemicals.

Benjamin said...

I imagine depression isn't uncommon among cancer patients, especially among invincible baseball players.

L-girl said...

Amy, Pepe said

"so it's not something I would joke about."

Works. :)

Pepe Lepew said...

Ooo, Rick Sutcliffe just called J.D. Drew lazy...

Benjamin said...

And then called his F7 a "good piece of hitting". Thanks, Rick Roberts.

redsock said...

Is Sut drunk on the air YET AGAIN?

Amy said...

There must be a blog somewhere about ballplayers' love lives. Not that I would read it.

Kevin said...

It's so nice to have a catcher who isn't an automatic out

L-girl said...

I thought Tek & Amy were done a long time ago, but I'm only going by what gamethreaders see. I have no other source for Red Sox gossip.

Depression is common from all kinds of illnesses, definitely. Makes sense, eh?

Pepe, thanks for sharing, I'm sure your experiences make you more sensitive to these things.

redsock said...

The message board at On The DL. That's the place.

Benjamin said...

Rogers Centre is turning into a group home for recovering aces this week.

Amy said...

Yup, I misread it. Sorry, Pepe.

Patrick said...

YOUUUUK

redsock said...

that was the site nix and i were talking about last year and not sharing with you!

fusionmouse said...

Hit parade!!!

Pepe Lepew said...

There must be a blog somewhere about ballplayers' love lives. Not that I would read it.

Deadspin has a lot of that stuff.
Hey, a rally. Halladay is looking vulnerable.

L-girl said...

A blog? There are likely dozens.

Zenslinger said...

Halladay's getting ripped today.

Amy said...

Now, I do not want to look stupid twice in a row, but did you mean Tek and Heidi, not Tek and Amy, Laura? :)

L-girl said...

Ha ha, Tek and Amy!! They will never be done! I meant Tek and HEIDI. :-D

redsock said...

TEK & AMY!!!

wait a minnit

Pepe Lepew said...

Is Sut drunk on the air YET AGAIN?

I'm angry over his J.D. Drew crack.

L-girl said...

Rogers Centre is turning into a group home for recovering aces this week.

ha ha

Amy said...

LOL!

I will be over Tek when he retires from being an active player (I expect he will move on to some position in the Red Sox organization). Then he will just join my pantheon of former favorite catchers with Fisk and Jerry Grote of the Mets. (There's a long hole in between Fisk and Tek. That long dry spell of the 80s/early 90s.)

Zenslinger said...

C'mon, Dounger!

meuniermr said...

OB just talked about Papi taking more walks there...

Pepe Lepew said...

Did you know Dustin Pedroia and Jorge Posada have the same birthday? A couple of days ago. I got a friend of mine, whose favourite player is Posada, a cupcake with Dumbo on it. She didn't think it was funny.

L-girl said...

How'd you find a Dumbo cupcake??

Benjamin said...

A couple of days ago. I got a friend of mine, whose favourite player is Posada, a cupcake with Dumbo on it. She didn't think it was funny.

In fairness, you really should've tried to fit the ears onto it too.

Kevin said...

No runs, but he's up to 68 pitches already

Pepe Lepew said...

How'd you find a Dumbo cupcake??

I had it made at a bakery.

redsock said...

16-30-22 = 68 for doczaka

L-girl said...

Wow, that's going a long way to make a point.

Kevin said...

Sit

Patrick said...

I'm amazed at HH's low K/9 this year in the bigs. I figured him to be close to 9 per 9. High expectations, clearly.

Amy said...

HH looking good. So far.

Kevin said...

Sit

Pepe Lepew said...

Buchholz!
At least the Sox scored at least 1 run for him tonight. He's had tough luck so far.

Patrick said...

how big do the rosters become in September?

Pepe Lepew said...

Toronto looks beautiful tonight.
Too bad their hockey team sucks.

Kevin said...

"He's had tough luck so far."

He has only allowed more than three runs in a start once so far this year

redsock said...

from 25 up to as many as 40.

Ish said...

Remy's on the phone now on NESN. Haha. Finally some actual analysis on this particular broadcast.

Amy said...

Jerry sounds good on the phone. More upbeat and willing to be watching NESN games now.

Patrick said...

Rich: Torre will really earn his pay with the roster the Dodgers have now.

Joe: They've got Manny...

Ish said...

Remy: Halladay doesn't look quite as sharp as he normally does...

L-girl said...

Toronto looks beautiful?? I really like Toronto, but beautiful it ain't.

redsock said...

seabass 2 for 2!!!

Kevin said...

Wow, Sea Bass with two hits already tonight

Patrick said...

THREE BAGS!!!

Kevin said...

Landslide Lyndon!

Ish said...

I'm guessing Remy got to the ballpark and remembered just why he spent so much time doing this job and wanted to come back. He must've felt almost totally back at home, and back to something familiar.

Great news.

Amy said...

All right!

Pepe Lepew said...

Triple RBI.
Hallady is very touchable tonight.

Patrick said...

This is a good time for Jailsbury to steal home.

Kevin said...

Well, this makes it much more difficult for him to get his 54th steal

But as we know, not impossible

Ish said...

I wonder if the Jays have Malpractice insurance...

Patrick said...

Hallady is very touchable tonight.

I've never described anyone as very touchable, but I might start.

Ish said...

Bike ride was okay tonight. I have a mountain bike so I'm not really screaming along... I have smooth-ish tires which makes the riding a bit easier.

However, tonight, there was some BRAND new pavement that wasn't totally set yet that we rode on and for the rest of the ride we were slowed up by our tires sticking to the road and picking up anything and everything!

Amy said...

A gooey bike ride...sounds like biking through mud or something.

Kevin said...

88 pitches through 4

3 runs

Very nice

Pepe Lepew said...

Hallady is very touchable tonight.

I've never described anyone as very touchable, but I might start.


I meant in the Brian DePalma way!

L-girl said...

I used to hang out with Brian DePalma. A few lifetimes ago.

Ish said...

11.5 miles on the road and about 1 mile on the dirt. Haha.

I ride that thing a LOT more on the road.

In northern Maine this one evening last summer I went for a ride through some trails and it started to rain. I didn't know where I was going, and it was getting dark. And the kicker was my tires. They have teeth on the sides but are smooth on top. There was this one hill I had to go up where I was literally moving sideways, drifting up the hill. It was hilarious.

Of course, it was pitch-dark when we got back into town and I had no lights... And it was pouring.

Amy said...

BTW, I love biking. I am slow as molasses (even without sticky tar), but it is my favorite form of exercise. We bike every day we can on the Cape. I would love to do one of those bike travel tours some time.

Ish said...

I absolutely LOVE backing it down a bit and riding leisurely. You just sort of float along. Then you get to a hill and it's like okay, pedal a little, then coast. Beautiful summer evenings... I love it.

Ish said...

It looks like everything HH is throwing has good movement to it tonight.

I noticed he threw a 95 mph fastball that had so much break away from the lefty hitter that it looked like a Dice-K changeup... but at 95!

Patrick said...

I especially love biking at twilight in the summer when the day has cooled off. Back roads with little traffic and lots of field and farms. Good memories.

Patrick said...

Orioles have the bases loaded with 0 outs against TFR. down a run.

Kevin said...

Alright Clay, don't worry, Wells sucks

Let's get a DP here

Pepe Lepew said...

C'mon Buchholz, you have runs to work with tonight..

Ish said...

My dad had a pretty good story about how a coworker of his who he's worked with for YEARS... Her son lives down in Washington DC. When the Sox were in town he was in a bar and Pedroia and a couple others walked in and sat down. (My dad doesn't remember who the others were)... Nobody in there knew who they were except for this guy, and instead of being all OMG he walked up to them and said, "Hey, let me buy you guys a beer." And ended up hanging out with then and shooting the shit for a little while.

Cool story.

Amy said...

DP, please.

Patrick said...

Orioles score NO ONE! That seems very Red Sockian of them.

Pepe Lepew said...

Dammit!

Amy said...

That is a cool story, Ish.

Damn. Come on, HH. Don't fall apart in the 4th.

Kevin said...

Dammit Clay...

Patrick said...

Ahhh! Minimize this shit.

Ish said...

The guy's mother, my dad's coworker, asked him if he got their autographs and he said, "Seriously, Mom?"

Patrick said...

Just one more out.

Pepe Lepew said...

Nasty change-up!

Kevin said...

Sit

That's more like it Clay, now just get one more

Amy said...

All right, one more out, Clay. Do it.

Amy said...

Come on, HH, get him out.

Pepe Lepew said...

Sutcliffe just said, "a-goin'"
He thinks he's channeling Dylan.

Amy said...

Now get back that run.

Pepe Lepew said...

Good job, Clay.

Kevin said...

Alright, one run, not bad

redsock said...

missed the bot 4th. landlord here checking out the basement.

Ish said...

When I watched the Cardinals/Dodgers game on Monday night I noticed the stat line under the player name graphic had batting average, home runs, RBI... and now OPS. A nice touch was a little highlighted note at the bottom of the graphic that showed what the NL's average OPS was. I think it was .712 that night.

Amy said...

HAHA!

Ish said...

Redsock with the WW.

Pepe Lepew said...

We gots a rhubarb!

redsock said...

go home, cito. ya loser.

Ish said...

Heh, he was out. But er... NOT! Haha

Amy said...

You missed a less effective inning from HH, but fortunately just one run.

Pepe Lepew said...

Sutcliffe sez it was a bad call.

Kevin said...

I'll take that

Patrick said...

Youk safe?!?! He actually stole a base!

Ish said...

Hahah Youk having a BIG adventure out there on the bases!!!

Pepe Lepew said...

Oh... that might've been a bad call...

Amy said...

Safe again! Youk the magic man!

Kevin said...

Sweat on wheels!

Ish said...

That was hilarious. Youk overslid the base then had to scramble back. Just BARELY got back.

Pepe Lepew said...

nope, sorry, too quick. He's safe.

Ish said...

A much more pedestrian and, rather boring 90 feet for Youk, from second to third.

Ish said...

The reason Youk doesn't steal many bases is his sweat. It slows him down.

DOOOOOOUUUUUUNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!

Patrick said...

DONG!!!!!

Kevin said...

THUNDER!!!

redsock said...

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

fuck you doc.

take your medicine!!!!!!!

Amy said...

Thundering in Toronto! Tell the landlord he'd better protect against more flooding!

Pepe Lepew said...

Bayyyyyyy!!!!!
Hallady ... touchable!

Ish said...

Beckett = touchable.
Halladay = touchable.

Yet, the Red Sox might end up winning BOTH of those games.

Pepe Lepew said...

HallaDAY.
I've been screwing up all game.

redsock said...

HERE COMES MR. HOMELY!

Ish said...

And I love me some Canadian moose sausage!

Amy said...

Well, they got the run back and then some, more than I had asked for.

Patrick said...

Time for conductor Clay to keep this Fuck train rolling.

L-girl said...

Landlord interrupting our fun here...

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