August 22, 2009

G122: Red Sox 14, Yankees 1

Yankees - 000 000 100 -  1 12  0
Red Sox - 340 023 02x - 14 15 0
Tazawa was brilliant (6-8-0-2-2, 99), pitching out of several jams. He stranded four Yankees at third base and another two at second.

Comparing Tazawa's outing and Brad Penny's Friday night BP session -- and knowing that Tim Wakefield will start on Wednesday against the White Sox -- it would seem that Penny might lose his spot in the rotation.

Kevin Youkilis knocked in a career-high six runs with two home runs and a double. Dustin Pedroia had two doubles, a single, walk, stolen base and four runs scored. David Ortiz doubled and homered and drove in three. Hell, Alex Gonzalez hit a solo dong in the second inning!

Thirteen of the Red Sox 14 runs came with two outs.

Burnett allowed nine runs for the first time in his career (5-9-9-2-6, 97).
Example
A.J. Burnett (3.69, 121 ERA+) / Junichi Tazawa (5.40, 88 ERA+)

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L-girl said...

Thank you! Will do.

Please, citizens of Joy Nation, take heed.

James said...

And while we're at it:

http://logn.org/uploaded_images/Don%27t-Panic-795930.png

If Tazawa steps up tonight it would go a long way.

tim said...

Cactusy oatmeal:

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Victor Martinez, 1B
4. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
5. David Ortiz, DH
6. Jason Bay, LF
7. J.D. Drew, RF
8. Jason Varitek, C
9. Alex Gonzalez, SS
-- Junichi Tazawa, RHP

tim said...

Glad to see one of our most prolific bats on the bench.

johngoldfine said...

For me, keeping calm isn't the issue. I appear perfectly calm. But that's only the mask, and I'll spare you any detail of what lies behind it....

tim said...

I'm perfectly calm.

Calmer than you are.

tim said...

(note: that was a lebowski reference, not directed at anyone in particular)

Patrick said...

First, it is slightly cheaper; and second, it has the words don't panic inscribed in large friendly letters on it's cover.

I had to post that again in a link. Everyone should see.

johngoldfine said...

Yeah, that's easy for him to say, Patrick--he's already poked his eyes out and doesn't have to watch.

Iridescence said...

The Sox still have a game lead in the Wild Card race that's the important thing. The division has been a long shot since the debacle of a series in New York, last night didn't really change much in that regard.


It would be nice to see Tazawa step up and make a case for staying in the rotation instead of Penny when Wake comes back though

redsock said...

Wakefield WILL start on Wednesday! Penny's future in limbo.

Bowden down; RHP Enrique Gonzalez back up.

L-girl said...

Whatever we hope for, Wild Card or Division, we can only get there by winning. Winning, winning, winning.

I won't give up on hoping for the division until we are actually eliminated.

I've said it before: I'd rather be hopeful and wrong than give up and be right.

redsock said...

Plus, we have no control over it.

We can say we are doomed or say we'll win the division and sweep the post-season.

It will make no difference to the actual games.

Might as well have faith.

Iridescence said...

Yeah, I was just basically agreeing with the post that there's no reason to panic, like some folks in RSN seem to be doing, because if the playoffs started today The Sox would be in.

I'd be thrilled of course if the Sox pulled of a reverse-'78 thing and won the division. Anything's possible but as long as the Sox make the playoffs I'll be happy.

SoSock said...

I am completely calm.

I have no doubt we are in the playoffs. I still think we have a legitimate shot at the division, but also realize that gets a little less likely with each day that passes without us gaining ground. Winning these next 2 would put us right back in the thick of things in my mind. Losing them would not be the end, but would make the division a real longshot.
Regardless, I FULLY expect to be watching the Red Sox in October.
I for one will be very interested to see what happens when Dice returns. I can honestly say I have no clue whatsoever what to expect.

L-girl said...

I'm not implying there's anything wrong with mentally & emotionally giving up on the division. Each to his/her own.

I'm just proceeding optimistically. As Allan said - and as we say to each other frequently - it effects nothing. Que sera sera.

I prefer to remain hopeful. I'm the anti-Bartleby.

A Conformer said...

I'm perfectly calm.

Calmer than you are.


Tim, good one. You're a good man... and thorough.

L-girl said...

win

Patrick said...

It's funny, a room full of people saying "I'm calm, no big deal" makes it sounds like there's something I should be panicking about.

L-girl said...

Does this game really start at 4:20? I need to know when to go on break.

redsock said...

There is a game today.

Win today's game.

Nothing more than that.

L-girl said...

It's funny, a room full of people saying "I'm calm, no big deal" makes it sounds like there's something I should be panicking about.

I'll pretend I'm panicking to keep you calm.

redsock said...

i thought it was 4:10?

Kevin said...

"There is a game today."

Perhaps someone should have told Penny this yesterday, maybe he thought he was supposed to be throwing batting practice

redsock said...

Hmmm, his initials *are* BP.

L-girl said...

OMG OMG OMG IT'S THE YANKEES THEY ALWAYS WIN THEY ARE INVINCIBLE WHAT WILL WE DO WE ARE DOOOOOOOMED DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED!!!!!!





(for patrick)

Kevin said...

If you're going to hit him, HIT HIM

redsock said...

bah - if you're going hit him, *hit* him.

now -- dp

redsock said...

kevin, you forgot the "bah!!!!

L-girl said...

That's not the first time Kevin and Allan post the exact same thing. Hmm.

Patrick said...

L, I think you are overtaken with MFY's mystique and aura ;)

Patrick said...

Infinity better than fat puke face.

24 more outs.

Kevin said...

Alright, that's a lot better than yesterday

L-girl said...

Yes, I saw Mystique and Aura and I fainted from their radiance.

Too bad for M&A that we have Grit & Intensity. Do the math.

Grit + Intensity > (Mystique + Aura) x 1000

redsock said...

nice work.

now let's see some "run(s)"

L-girl said...

Good start. Now for some runs.

RSVP

Kevin said...

Only 13 pitches, despite the two batters reaching

redsock said...

burnett looks like a hillbilly.

Amy said...

Nice to see we got out of the first without giving up a run this time. Already better than last night.

redsock said...

and now i am wondering where the word "hillbilly" comes from.

Amy said...

Now we are talking!!

redsock said...

victor playing it safe with the one bag, i see.

Amy said...

I can't believe it is sunny in Boston. Cloudy and warm here on the Cape, and the ocean waves from Hurricane Bill were amazing.

Kevin said...

Alright, do not GIDP

Jeff Polman said...

Howdy from the left coast, where Fox has blacked out the Sox for the BORRRING Cubs-Dodgers game. I feel as far away from the Fens as Lord Lynch, so I'm relying on you folks for all the insight. GO SOX.

L-girl said...

I just caught up on comments in the Jim Rice Embarrasses Himself thread. Such smart people read this blog!

L-girl said...

Jeff Polman, can you get MLB audio?

I always wonder why more people don't go that route. $15 for the whole season - a bargain.

L-girl said...

I just looked up the history of the word hillbilly but it's too long to paste here. Of course the word is older than you might think.

Patrick said...

HELL YEAH!!!!

Amy said...

YES!!! PAPI!!!

L-girl said...

YEAH BABY!!!!!!!!!

2-0!!!

Kevin said...

Papi!

L-girl said...

Sounds like Papi had an assist from Hinske there.

redsock said...

Let the Good Times FLO!

Patrick said...

YESSS!!!

Amy said...

Papi made my heart stop there! Can't believe he made it.

L-girl said...

DOUOUBLE!!!!!

Kevin said...

ThundeRBI!

Amy said...

Hinske our tenth man today?

Kevin said...

Hinske rivaling the Noodle in arm strength

L-girl said...

Let's return the favour, boys. Pour it on.

L-girl said...

New nickname from Amy

Hinske = 10th Man :)

Patrick said...

And then I remember Tazawa is pitching for us...

Kevin said...

"And then I remember Tazawa is pitching for us..."

Better Taz than BP or Smoltz

L-girl said...

Patrick, wait and see. So far so good.

Amy said...

Got to go get rid of the salt and sand. DO NOT LET THE YANKEES SCORE while I am gone. I made sure we beat Toronto---you folks are in charge now. :)

redsock said...

nice to drop a 3-spot on ol' cletus

Patrick said...

We can handle that Amy. Us, and the secret agent, Hinske.

L-girl said...

So much responsibility! Makes me nervous. Hurry back, Amy.

Jeff Polman said...

L-girl,

I already get the baseball package on Directv, and find myself watching much more than listening, so the MLB audio doesn't quite work for me. My wife's car has satellite radio, and I do listen to games on that once in a while.

Can someone tell me where the nickname FLO comes from for Papi?

L-girl said...

Flo is because someone (I believe on Sam Horn) thought Ortiz looked like Esther Rolle, who played Florence (Flo) on Good Times.

OUT!!!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

Allan has a t-shirt with a picture of Esther Rolle and in this one pic she does look eerily like Ortiz!

Patrick said...

Funny it was Pedroia tagging out Cano trying to extend a single.

Seems the tides have turned.

Kevin said...

Bay's getting a lot better at fielding the wall.

Silly Cano.

Kevin said...

And FY lunges into the dirt after the tag because he's contractually required to.

L-girl said...

Re audio, I was just thinking for blackouts. But I guess it doesn't come up that often.

We have a lot of commenters who follow on Gameday (which we call GDGD - goddamn gameday) and I always wonder why they don't at least use MLB Audio.

Patrick said...

One more out, and we can hold it down for Amy.

Amy said...

OK, back, nice and cleaned off, and I see a man on third, but two outs. Nice work...so far.

L-girl said...

Cool. Now for 3 more runs!

Kevin said...

Nicely done

Amy said...

Good work, JOS. Now keep it up for the next seven innings, and we are all set.

redsock said...

working, but listening.

thank dog it's not buck with mcmoron.

L-girl said...

A, if it helps you at all, Castig is out. It's O'B and the other guy. Rishe? Not sure how to spell that.

s1c said...

I think it is John Riche

redsock said...

FISHY DONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Patrick said...

WTF?!?!!? A GON?!?!

WOOOT!

L-girl said...

A GON????? !!!!!

s1c said...

gonzo Dong!!!

Kevin said...

SEA BASS!!!!

Amy said...

Gonzo went gonzo!

Benjamin said...

Well that certainly was unexpected.

L-girl said...

How embarrassing for Burnett, giving up a dong to Sea Bass.

Amy said...

Gonzalez continues to surprise me...in a good way.

Amy said...

I love how FY runs so joyfully down to 1B on a walk.

Kevin said...

17 shortstops since the Nomar trade

Wow

And FY was one of them

s1c said...

Wheels!!!

Kevin said...

Throw it into the dugout!

Kevin said...

Guess we can't have two pitchers make that mistake in one week

Amy said...

I want to score 20 runs today. At least.

L-girl said...

I have to work while I listen.

Ha, Riche is talking about Yook's sweating. :)

redsock said...

SULTAN OF MOTHERFUCKING SWEAT

L-girl said...

YOOOOOOOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BIG SWEATY DONG!!!!!!

Ish said...

SWEATY DONGGGGGGGGGGG

Patrick said...

SWEATY DONG!!

Amy said...

All right! This is the kind of game I want to see!

s1c said...

Sweaty Dong!!!

Kevin said...

SWEATY!!!!

Zenslinger said...

At Tahoe. Typing on iPod. Pain in ass. GDGD. Did CI drop L. Father double? Go go go Sox.

Amy said...

BTW, my brother and his NYY fan friend are at this game.

s1c said...

I want to score 20 runs today. At least

I just want them to score at least one more run than the MFY's

Amy said...

Harv has left the room. I did not have that choice at the bar last night. Hmmm.

redsock said...

I want 30.

Amy said...

Well, you are such a realist, S1C. I know that is right. But I would love to get revenge for last night also.

Amy said...

Zen, how do you type on an I-pod? Do you mean I-phone?

Kevin said...

I'd prefer 31, that way we'd pass the total Texas put up the other year against Baltimore

Patrick said...

SWEATY DONG!!

Patrick said...

haha, didn't mean to send that again, but it's still worth the excitement.

L-girl said...

Wow, Patrick on a major delay :)

Patrick said...

I'm watching via satellite on pluto.

L-girl said...

Obie is blaming Beckett's bad start on absence of Cactus.

Amy said...

It's good to know you can get baseball on Pluto. Just in case.

L-girl said...

Pluto, nice. Must be nice and cold up there.

Kevin said...

The gigantic douchebag flies out on the first pitch.

Kevin said...

Flinching away from a pitch dead in the middle of the plate, haha

Patrick said...

A-Rod, why so twitchy?

Zenslinger said...

Huge pain in the ass, Amy. iPhone, yeah.

Youk = the Man.

Must--have--JoS--

Amy said...

Sit down, you big jerk!

L-girl said...

GO TAZ!!!

Kevin said...

Sit, Slappy

Patrick said...

Tazawa > Smoltz + Fatpukeface + Bowden + Daisuke

L-girl said...

It's good to know you can get baseball on Pluto. Just in case.

If Canada doesn't work out, that's our next try.

Ish said...

Hahaha bitch tits.

Amy said...

Zen, does that mean you are watching the game on your I-phone and threading on your I-phone also? Wow.

Kevin said...

Alright, we scored three in the first and four in the second, I guess that means we'll score five this inning

redsock said...

Beckett's shitty April with Varitek behind the plate is all Beckett's fault, however.

redsock said...

all three innings, they get the leadoff man.

Patrick said...

I like your point, A, and I beg the sox not to pick up V-Tek's option this offseason.

Amy said...

FWIW, Beckett refused to accept the Tek excuse after that game. He said it was not about the catcher, just him.

Amy said...

I don't want to see Tek playing elsewhere. I hope he retires and joins the RS organization in some other capacity, like pitching coach or something.

Amy said...

No runs that inning.

redsock said...

does tek have a player option? the sox might not get away so easy.

Kevin said...

Or they can all go down on strikes...

s1c said...

B-fly wants her computer bye!!!

Kevin said...

It's a dual option, $5M if the Sox exercise it, $3M if Varitek does

A Conformer said...

On Tek, I'm thinking he'll be the $3m ~50% of the games catcher next year.
Sucks to be in LA. They're showing the Dodgers instead of the Sox, so I'm watching in really shitty quality online instead of in HD. Oh, well...

Patrick said...

Fangraphs on Buchholz

A good read if you like to geek out about baseball.

L-girl said...

I was sure Beckett wouldn't cop to that excuse, just another example of Captain Teflon in the media

Zenslinger said...

MLB app = GDGD + audio. Nice. Threading is difficult.

Did CI look like an idiot? Please describe Papi RBI double

Kevin said...

If he exercises the $3M option, there are incentives that could bring the total up to $5M

Patrick said...

I know Tek has his option, I just don't want to give him the full 5 million to flirt with mendoza.

Amy said...

Yeah, I keep forgetting about his player option. It seems likely that will be what he does, but with a much reduced role in games.

A Conformer said...

I'm really curious to see what they're gonna do about Penny/Tazawa once Wake is back. It's only five days from Wake's start till rosters expand...

Amy said...

What is the deal with V-Mart? I assume there is no contract with him beyond this season.

A Conformer said...

BTW, BP is a great nickname for Penny. A lot more subtle than fat puke face, even though that one has its charm too.

redsock said...

Victor Martinez c-1b

5 years/$15.5M (2005-09), plus 2010 club option

08:$4.25M, 09:$5.7M, 10:$7M club option ($0.25M buyout)

if traded, 2009 salary increases to $6.2M and 2010 club option increases to $7.5M

Amy said...

Did you all see the article comparing Cano and Pedroia in the NYTimes today? Interesting piece, essentially saying FY has the attitude that Cano seems to lack, but Cano may be more naturally skilled.

Kevin said...

V-Mart has a club option for next season

Amy said...

So we inherit the club option on VMart for 2010?

Patrick said...

I shouldn't call him fat puke face. I don't like calling people fat. I'll settle for puke face.

Amy said...

Hinske helping us again.

L-girl said...

K!

Kevin said...

Big K there

L-girl said...

10th Man!

redsock said...

Did you all see the article comparing Cano and Pedroia in the NYTimes today?

sounds sort of dreadful

L-girl said...

Please note NYY LOB

Amy said...

Tazawa is a bit of a Houdini!

Patrick said...

I've liked this Taz kid from the start. I love that he is bouncing back from his poor outing against Texas.

Amy said...

It wasn't dreadful. It made Cano sound like an underachiever, FY an overachiever. They asked a bunch of people which player they would rather have. I can find a link, if you want.

redsock said...

Please note NYY LOB

Red Sox would have 7 runs by now.

Oh wait ... THEY DO!

Kevin said...

"I love that he is bouncing back from his poor outing against Texas."

Unlike Penny, who get's exponentially worse with each outing

A Conformer said...

Tazawa= Houdini II. Plus, he's got nice curves.

redsock said...

I'll check it out.

Here it is - Jack Curry

Benjamin said...

Must we really and truly venerate Joba Chamberlain during commercials? Really?

A Conformer said...

Must we really and truly venerate Joba Chamberlain during commercials? Really?

Interesting they don't mention his mom, eh?

redsock said...

underachieving if you go by the silly heights to which the nyy and their fans boast about their prospects, yeah. otherwise, i don't know.

L-girl said...

Obie wondering if LBJ should steal with the score 7-0???? Holy shit O'Brien, if you think that's an issue here, just quit your job right now.

redsock said...

Lotsa quotes from The Genius, I see!

Benjamin said...

Well his mom never had polio. Her loss.

redsock said...

OH WHAT A PLAY BY JETER (/kay)

Patrick said...

Keep this fuck train rolling, Tazawa.

A Conformer said...

underachieving if you go by the silly heights to which the nyy and their fans boast about their prospects, yeah. otherwise, i don't know.

Wasn't Cano a came-outta-nowhere non-prospect?

redsock said...

how did "fuck train" get started?

Amy said...

Is Cora The Genius? I know I could look this up in the glossary, but since Jeff Polman got a free explanation of Flo, can I get a free explanation of the Genius?

redsock said...

Wasn't Cano a came-outta-nowhere non-prospect?

I'm senile. What the fuck do I remember?

redsock said...

yes, he is.

Amy said...

And why is he the Genius?

(Sheesh, like pulling teeth here. :))

L-girl said...

Someone else is asking about Fuck Train? I missed the thread where that started and I've never caught up on it since.

Who is post-polio?

A Conformer said...

I'm senile. What the fuck do I remember?

I'm really asking, I'm not sure. That's the way I remember it. I remember him and Wang coming out of nowhere the same year, after everybody was saying their system is completely barren. But I might be misremembering.

L-girl said...

It's not Genius, it's Einstein. Francona always called him smartest man in baseball.

I am only threading sporadically, that's my excuse re pulling teeth. I have work here at work.

redsock said...

everyone refers to cora as one of the smartest players in baseball

that's it.

smart, but sucks

Kevin said...

He's the genius because he doesn't have that much actual talent, but the writers need something positive to say about him, so they claim he's one of the smartest players in the game

redsock said...

I remember Wang pitching for Staten Island (A ?), though that was because it was in NYC and there was an epic SoSH thread about his last name.

I don't think he snuck up on anyone, though. Cano -- I really don't know.

Too bad all the NYY fans keep getting banned here!

redsock said...

einstein, yes.
though genius works too, i think.

L-girl said...

Since when is the nickname Genius? I thought it was Einstein.

L-girl said...

Works - but still wrong. :)

Amy said...

I was complaining about Allan making me ask a follow-up question in my pulling teeth response!

Thanks for the explanation.

I have to leave the thread. :( Neighbors coming over for drinks, so I have to be sociable.

See you all later.

redsock said...

Let 'em get their own drinks!
It's Sox/Yanks.

L-girl said...

My memory from those days is that Cano did not come out of nowhere. I remember him being talked about a lot and coming up with high expectations and a lot of fanfare.

L-girl said...

Why invite non-baseball friends over during a Bos/NYY series? Amy is just too nice.

redsock said...

at 78 as shemp steps in. probably his last batter/inning.

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