August 23, 2009

G123: Yankees 8, Red Sox 4

Yankees - 112 210 010 - 8 10  2
Red Sox - 020 101 000 - 4 9 0
Josh Beckett (8-9-8-0-5, 120) allowed a career-high five home runs, including one to Derek Jeter on his first pitch of the night.

He is the 3rd Red Sox pitcher since 1954 to allow at least five dongs in a game. The other two are Dennis Eckersley (5 on July 1, 1979 at the Yankees) and Tim Wakefield (5 on September 15, 1996 against the White Sox and 6 on August 8, 2004 at the Tigers).

Fun facts from SoSH's "What the holy hell is wrong with Beckett?" thread:
He was scored upon in 10 straight innings before finally getting a scoreless one tonight.

He has allowed 9 home runs in his last 12 innings.

Beckett had allowed 7 earned runs at Fenway since May 23 -- and seven in 4.2 tonight.
Example
CC Sabathia (3.58, 125 ERA+) / Josh Beckett (3.38, 140 ERA+)

A victory would put Boston 5.5 GB with 39 games to play, including three in New York in late September.

It is the first time the two pitchers have met since 2007 ALCS 5, when Sabathia was with Cleveland. (They also met in Game 1.) Beckett and Boston won both of those games.
2009 Beckett vs Yankees

IP H R ER BB K PIT SCORE
0425 NYY 5.0 10 8 8 4 3 116 Bos 16-11
0505 @NYY 6.0 10 3 3 1 5 108 Bos 7-3
0609 NYY 6.0 1 0 0 2 8 93 Bos 7-0
0807 @NYY 7.0 4 0 0 2 7 115 NYY 2-0

2009 Sabathia vs Red Sox

IP H R ER BB K PIT SCORE
0611 @BOS 7.0 6 4 4 2 6 123 Bos 4-3
0808 BOS 7.2 2 0 0 2 9 123 NYY 5-0

2009 Boston vs New York

W W W W W W W W L L L L L W
Example
Jed Lowrie will begin a rehab assignment with Pawtucket on Monday.

David Ortiz's home run on Saturday gave him eight consecutive 20-home run seasons. He's the sixth Red Sox player to have seven 20-home run seasons, joining Ted Williams (16), Dwight Evans (11), Jim Rice (11), Manny Ramirez (8) and Carl Yastrzemski (8).

Greg Montalbano was drafted by the Red Sox in 1999 and spent four years in the minor leagues. He died on August 21 of testicular cancer at age 31. Kevin Youkilis, who played in the minors with Montalbano, had "GM" inscribed on his cap yesterday.

538 comments:

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SoSock said...

A true Jeter-like hit!

redsock said...

beckett is not that stupid, but the media and fans are

L-girl said...

Of courese Beckett didn't blame Tek. He would never say that.

The mediots blamed Beckett's bad start in Toronto on the absence of cactus.

redsock said...

show me jeter!
show me jeter!
show me jeter!
what is jeter doing now??
what is jeter doing now??
show me jeter!
show me jeter!
show me jeter!
what is jeter doing now??
what is jeter doing now??
show me jeter!
show me jeter!
show me jeter!
what is jeter doing now??
what is jeter doing now??

Amy said...

Yes, so if the absence of Tek was not the cause of his problem last time, then Tek's presence is likely not the cause of his problem tonight. The question is---what IS the cause of his problem?

Patrick said...

OB: Bay leading, teixiera holding him.


That sounds sweet.

Kevin said...

Ugh

Amy said...

LOL, Allan.

I am finding obsessing about Tek is helping me block out all the Jeter love and Miller's annoying voice.

Jake of All Trades said...

I think this is the rant:

http://joyofsox.blogspot.com/2009/08/g107-red-sox-at-yankees-7-pm.html?showComment=1249585904335#c326719876910507279

redsock said...

yeah, that one is sosh.

mine is a couple posts down, mentions mold.

A Conformer said...

Shit, that looked good off the bat.

redsock said...

no mention of lurkers by me.

redsock said...

rant link

Amy said...

Found it--thanks, Jake!

Kevin said...

Alright, now we can get the two-out rally going

redsock said...

2 outs for tek

do the do

Amy said...

Isn't that MOULD, Allan?

redsock said...

no, he is a songwriter/guitarist

L-girl said...

!!!!!!!!

jkdadklfaqerionadgolhroi

Amy said...

LOL!!

Kevin said...

YES!!!

redsock said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHQAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHQAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHQAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHQAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHQAHA

Amy said...

Yeah, that Cano is very talented.

A Conformer said...

If Hinske is the 10th man, Cano is the 11th.

Patrick said...

It appears we have a 10th player tonight.

L-girl said...

HQ!

SoSock said...

Thank GOD (or somebody) he kept running!

Amy said...

Tek on base twice tonight. Granted, by luck this time.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Did that just happen?

Kevin said...

And THAT is why Cano is not the better second baseman

L-girl said...

I have to leave soon - but I'm going to the building next door to watch the game in Allan's office.

Patrick said...

TWO

OUT

MAGIC!

Amy said...

Yeah, how did that HQ appear in the same place in each line of HAHAs? Cut and paste?

Patrick said...

And that happened!

Amy said...

Aww, he caught it. Too bad.

Kevin said...

Alright, Josh, no more fucking around

redsock said...

a .500 fielding % on popups is not good

A Conformer said...

So, that's 16 of the last 17 runs with two outs.

Amy said...

Your building is right next to Allan's---how cool!

redsock said...

fat ass at 84.

he should not go more than 6.
let's shoot for 4.1.

Amy said...

So much for getting first pitch hits, Jeter.

redsock said...

3 AB, 3 pitches for CI

Kevin said...

"let's shoot for 4.1."

No, 4.2, since all of our runs come with two outs

SoSock said...

Miller - excited about the check swing

Mrs.GotRibe said...

no mention of lurkers by me.

Sorry for the misrepresentation. I guess i misremembered.

Amy said...

Hey, Mrs. GotRibe, now that you are here, don't disappear.

redsock said...

sosock thought the rant was on friday. i said a week.

it was august 6!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I guess I can decrease the male to female ratio.

redsock said...

sit down, ya douche

Amy said...

August always flies by. At least for me. Days getting shorter, temps dropping, school starting. Only the slow pace of baseball slows it down, for which I am thankful. So August 6 doesn't feel that long ago.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Get out of there. No bounce.

A Conformer said...

Can an umpire change a strike/ball call? That's something I've never seen...

SoSock said...

My how time flies!

Amy said...

Right, Mrs. GotRibe. These days it's just L-girl and me and occasionally LJCohen representing female fans. At least as far as I know. Some commenters have names that are gender-less, like Iridescence.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Has it really been that long? I vowed to begin posting after reading that. I guess I waited longer than I thought.

Amy said...

Also, August 6 I was at the McCartney concert, so probably only scanned the game thread and the rant.

Amy said...

God, I HATE him.

What the hell is wrong with Beckett???

Kevin said...

Fuck

johngoldfine said...

"These days it's just L-girl and me and occasionally LJCohen representing female fans."

Benjamin!

redsock said...

3 straight curves. asshole.

Kevin said...

I really fucking hope the bats stay alive tonight

SoSock said...

crap

Kevin said...

And by "the bats" I mean the Sox bats

A Conformer said...

Two straight 7 run games for Beckett. This does not bode well.

Kevin said...

I really hope that's it for Josh for the night

redsock said...

you're callin' a heck of a game, brownie.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Amy-my son wanted to make the trip to Boston for that concert. But he wanted to see MGMT more than Paul McCartney. He didn't like the talk of MGMT "opening" for McCartney. He thought they deserved equal billing.

RUNS PLEASE!!

A Conformer said...

LBJ with the attempted scrotum bunt. Sacrificing to get to two outs quicker.

A Conformer said...

At least get this fucker out of the game.

Amy said...

MrsGT, how old is he? I had not even heard of MGMT, and my daughter (24) said I wouldn't like them. I actually thought they were really good--guess I am not as uncool as she expected. But equal billing with Paul? Not a chance!

Amy said...

That was way too easy an inning for Sabathia.

Kevin said...

I hate this umpire

Mrs.GotRibe said...

He is 16 and loves music. I keep telling him he needs to read the Off-day Outtakes. He is a Beatles fan, even saved his money for the entire CD collection. He likes MGMT more though. They're growing on me. He has me listening to bands like The Killers, Passion Pit, Modest Mouse, etc.

SoSock said...

Nice D.....Mart

Patrick said...

I like MGMT.

Amy said...

Can't say I have heard of any of those. As you probably know from lurking, I am pretty ignorant of current music.

redsock said...

what i have heard of the killers (very little) i like.

SoSock said...

More Jeter-orgasms

Patrick said...

I shudder to think of how much lurking trolls know about us. They're like glowing eyes in the night.

L-girl said...

Go down an elevator, walk half a block, and they've scored 2 more runs.

redsock said...

0

No history tonight.

Amy said...

Wow, an easy inning for Beckett. Was that actually OTT?

SoSock said...

OTT!!?? - really?

Patrick said...

Beckett YOU SUCK

(aka I love you and wish you well.)

Kevin said...

Oh, NOW you remember how to pitch?

L-girl said...

MGMT is huge in TO.

Amy said...

What is Beckett's pitch count?

redsock said...

89

Kevin said...

89, 66 for strikes

L-girl said...

"These days it's just L-girl and me and occasionally LJCohen representing female fans."

Benjamin!


What does this mean?

redsock said...

mdc was up, couldn't tell how far along he was - he had his hand down his pants

Patrick said...

How far along in his pants he was?

redsock said...

gotta get to the bottom of the order - that's where we are doing damage.

L-girl said...

couldn't tell how far along he was - he had his hand down his pants

reverse these 2 sentences, it's funnier

Amy said...

I had to ask the teens next to me for more information about MGMT, as I had never heard them or heard of them, until my daughter told me that they were the opening act.

That's a start! YOUK!

L-girl said...

yoooooook

SoSock said...

I'll never forget the day Manny was traded. I saw for the first time just how many people watch this stuff.
I told someone at work the next day - "I feel like I need to close all my curtains....tight" :)

Kevin said...

Alright, good way to start the inning

A Conformer said...

Beckett might just go 7 innings, while giving up 7 runs. You don't see that often.

Half a dong is covered in sweat.

L-girl said...

saw for the first time just how many people watch this stuff.

You mean lurk on gamethreads?

Allan has more than a 1000 daily readers. I don't know how many of them lurk on threads.

Amy said...

Laura, I was wondering about the Benjamin comment also---I decided it must have been a reference to the fact that he is a lawyer representing people?? No clue, really.

SoSock said...

couldn't tell how far along he was - he had his hand down his pants

reverse these 2 sentences, it's funnier


HILARIOUS!!!

L-girl said...

I thought maybe JohnGoldfine thinks Benjamin is really female.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Patrick & Sosock--

You are right. I am refraining from some comments because I feel I know you, but you don't know me yet.

redsock said...

nice play johnny

Kevin said...

Gotta love the Yankee defense tonight

A Conformer said...

Good job by CI giving up on that one.

SoSock said...

And yes - I meant watch gamethreads. I know he gets a loyal following for his stories.

Rightly so, I might add.

Benjamin said...

This field contains more flopping than a futbol pitch.

L-girl said...

MrsGotRibe, I think you should let it rip. It gives you cred.

Amy said...

I only worry that one of my students is lurking and is shocked by my foul "mouth."

Patrick said...

Castig: What they need is a long ball [Dong]

redsock said...

BT out of position there.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Where is all of this great fielding I heard talked about on the radio today?

Why didn't A-Rod stay on third?

redsock said...

time to lose one, rico

Amy said...

OK, only a three run gap now.

Kevin said...

Alright, not a GIDP, and we get a run

redsock said...

time to lose one, tek

A Conformer said...

Does a scrotum count as a 2-out run? I mean, there are two outs when the runner actually scores...

redsock said...

yeah, dive right in

L-girl said...

Sometimes when we meet people in person for the 1st time - ppl we know from wmtc - they say, This must be weird b/c I know so much about you and you don't know anything about me.

But I never find it strange. I would never think of that.

Benjamin said...

I thought maybe JohnGoldfine thinks Benjamin is really female.

He thinks I'm on Allan's fuck list. And let's face it, I should be.

A Conformer said...

Kill the rally, oh magical Cactus.

Amy said...

Pop up poop.

L-girl said...

And let's face it, I should be.

Be my guest.

redsock said...

cactus: "I thought you meant that literally."

Kevin said...

Dang

L-girl said...

Magical Cactus, that's even better

SoSock said...

There's one!

I not only thought JGF thought Benjamin was female, since there was no follow-up I figured maybe I was just behind the curve and it was true.

JGF - explanation maybe?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I only worry that one of my students is lurking and is shocked by my foul "mouth."

Amy--I have wondered about that for you. I've also wondered if A & L's landlord reads this blog?

L-girl said...

We can say "Time for a little Cactus Magic..."

(Then he'll K, of course)

Amy said...

LOL, Benjamin and Laura.

redsock said...

landlord?

L-girl said...

My landlord doesn't read the blog. I am quite sure of that.

Patrick said...

I don't mean what I say. I just love to use the words, lurker, and troll in a sentence.

Iridescence said...

Hope these last 2 games are just a temporary bump in the road for Beckett

A Conformer said...

I love how Cialis and Viagra ads always tell you that if you have a longer than 4-hour erection you should contact your doctor. A 3.5 hour erection is totally cool, apparently.

L-girl said...

MrsGotRibe, are you lurking at wmtc too? Big landlord discussion there.

redsock said...

the best was whoever said the C on his shirt stood for "cactus"!

Kevin said...

Sit

Amy said...

Well, no student has ever said anything about it. They all know I am a Red Sox fan though, so anything is possible. I don't think I have said anything here I wouldn't want others to read, except all the profanity.

L-girl said...

the best was whoever said the C on his shirt stood for "cactus"!

ROFL

I missed that one! Very glad you repeated it.

Patrick said...

The game 3 Manny dong was 3.9hour caliber.

A Conformer said...

We can say "Time for a little Cactus Magic..."

I was thinking of calling him San Pedro or peyotl. That would be a nice nickname evolution in my eyes.

redsock said...

CI finally takes a pitch!!!

Iridescence said...

5 shutout innings 9 Ks...Fuck you, Smoltz.

L-girl said...

I don't think I have said anything here I wouldn't want others to read

That's a good rule on the internet, in general. Those are my blogging guidelines too. If I'd be embarrassed if anyone I know IRL read it, I shouldn't be writing it.

SoSock said...

The 4-hour erection ads always remind me of the old joke - 2 spinsters who own a drug store....

Amy said...

Like, I wouldn't touch that erection line with a ten foot pole. :)

L-girl said...

Smoltz was vs Padres

No big deal.

Jake of All Trades said...

Funny: Here was my search for finding that rant.

L-girl said...

10 ft pole :)

redsock said...

sometimes comments come up in a search. but often not.

i wish i could search them.

Amy said...

I don't know that joke, SoSock. (And if I did, I wouldn't admit it in case a student is reading.)

Kevin said...

Alright, time to tie this game up

SoSock said...

If only our starting pitcher had been this good.

oh....wait......

L-girl said...

Now Beckett decides to pitch. Thanks.

ARGH!! Radio "will keep it right here" for GBA.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Okay, OTT

Still plenty of time left. SCORE SOME RUNS.

redsock said...

7 in a row set down by JB!

he's rollin' now.

Patrick said...

You'd best be singing along! Big brother is watching.

A Conformer said...

Like, I wouldn't touch that erection line with a ten foot pole. :)

If you position the page break right, that comment comes out really funny.

redsock said...

He ain't watching up here.








Yet.

L-girl said...

You know what I'd tell Big Brother, but Amy's students might be reading.

SoSock said...

Maybe we'll pull a Garrison Keillor and have "joke night" one night.

L-girl said...

Hey Allan, did you hear there's going to be a fall election? Yuk yuk yuk.

A Conformer said...

Let's make CC ask "Why?" a few times.

Amy said...

I actually intended that just the way it came out. Not quite that oblivious. :)

redsock said...

do they chain fans to their seats for GBA in boston like they do in NY?

L-girl said...

Amy, I knew that. :)

Mrs.GotRibe said...

MrsGotRibe, are you lurking at wmtc too? Big landlord discussion there.

Nope, not lurking there. I visit it every once in a while when it's referenced here. I'm much more into sports than politics.

Amy said...

I have not heard GBA at Fenway. Who said they were singing it?

L-girl said...

They do it on Sundays, apparently. I mention it every time - I'm always surprised.

redsock said...

hughes up

L-girl said...

Nope, not lurking there. I visit it every once in a while when it's referenced here. I'm much more into sports than politics.

I always forget I write a political blog.

Amy said...

I guess that means I have not been to a Sunday game. At least not in a long time. And they don't show it on NESN.

Iridescence said...

That sucks, no offense to any Americans here but I hate that song and forced public displays of patriotism of any kind.

A Conformer said...

That sucks, no offense to any Americans here but I hate that song and forced public displays of patriotism of any kind.

Where are you from, Irid?

redsock said...

3 runs -- come on.

Kevin said...

I really wish our leadoff hitter could occasionally get on base...

L-girl said...

OK get that fat fuck out of there and tee off on the bullpen.

Kevin said...

That sucks, no offense to any Americans here but I hate that song and forced public displays of patriotism of any kind.

I am an American and I hate that song

redsock said...

and so beckett goes longer than cc.

SoSock said...

wait - didn't I hear earlier that Petey had NEVER gotten a hit off CC?

wtf?

L-girl said...

Irid, you've got a lot of company in that one. I've written about not standing for GBA at the Stadium and the shit I used to take for it.

Iridescence said...

Conformer- Canada (north Ontario). I feel the same about our anthem being played at games. Hate it.

A Conformer said...

and so beckett goes longer than cc.

I think he'll even come out for the 8th.

L-girl said...

I think GBA is worse b/c it's not even a national anthem. Just god-loving-patriotic bullshit.

Amy said...

When I read "north Ontario," I immediately think of the first line in Neil Young's song, "Helpless," a favorite of mine.

redsock said...

yep, more beckett.

must really want to give up that career-worst 5th dong.

Iridescence said...

Yes, I agree L.

SoSock said...

I do not hate that song. I do hate that it has become something "sacred". I also hate that it is forced onto people at a sporting event, where it has no business and that it is now considered a sacrilige not to show unadulterated reverence for it.

I also wonder how many of the good christian folks out there demanding that people respect the religious aspect of our history realize it was written by a jew.

A Conformer said...

Shit, Josh, way to get on the fuck train too late.

Amy said...

I think it is the religious tone of GBA that bothers me the most. Why should God bless America as opposed to all places and people?

redsock said...

that train left the station awhile ago. josh is walkin' down the tracks like a hobo.

L-girl said...

Why should God bless America as opposed to all places and people?

That's part of why I despise it. The chosen people. Gag.

Kevin said...

Sit, BT

johngoldfine said...

I'm back, maybe I shouldn't be...sorry if I got genders mixed and unmatched or anything. Wuold not be the first time. I thought B was F.

L-girl said...

I was going to post a link to my GBA essay but it outs my dark past. Irid will have to find it himself. :)

Amy said...

That's funny, JohnGF. We met Benjamin at JOS1. Definitely a guy.

redsock said...

and there it is.

5.

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