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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L-girl said...

*sigh*

Kevin said...

FUCK IT ALL

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Number 5!!

Patrick said...

This is stupid.

Amy said...

Well, Beckett fell off that train again. Sheeet.

A Conformer 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?

Because it's the land that he loves. Isn't it obvious?
BTW, being Israeli, I hate the whole "chosen people" idea so much.

And there's that fifth one... Beckett just stumbled off the tracks. Now he's just an aimless hobo.

L-girl said...

I thought B was F.

Interesting.

SoSock said...

Just to play devil's advocate - when we say a prayer to bless a meal, we are not implying that we wouldn't want our children or our homes to be blessed. It just happens to be a prayer for food.

Shit!

It is very true though, that a lot of people singing it take it to mean that - Bless us and screw everyone else. I blame them, not the song.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Okay, now I get why my posts are delayed. I am watching on TV and listening on the radio. We paused the TV to sync it with the radio so I'm a few seconds behind.

A Conformer said...

John, did you think Benjamin was actually Amalie B? Or her sister?

johngoldfine said...

I am so sorry, not that there's anything wrong with being a guy. Or not being a guy.

Hang in there, amy, l-girl, mrs gotribe, etc

L-girl said...

I think the song is very clearly asking "God" to bless one place above others. But I guess it doesn't matter if the song does it or not - the song is used that way.

SoSock said...

Having said all that - I NEVER stand for it, except for the fact that it usually means we're getting close to last call and I'm heading for a beer.

johngoldfine said...

I'm going to go bury my head under a ten cord pile of wood in the cellar. See you all next April!

redsock said...

benjamin has used 3 names here, though

Patrick said...

Time for an epic smack down.

Runs.

johngoldfine said...

GBA always makes me think of Kate Smith and some really really boring tv of my youth....

L-girl said...

FTR, I have no feelings either way about the gender balance on JoS.

L-girl said...

3 names but 1 sheep

Amy said...

Interesting point, SoSock, though I think the blessings over food and wine are more about thanking God for the food and wine. Though people do ask God to bless their children, so that's analogous to the song. But the song somehow makes it seem like America deserves a special blessing. All that stand beside her and guide her stuff. Against what?

redsock said...

blue light
sweat
thunder
rx
etc.
etc.
etc.

L-girl said...

Having said all that - I NEVER stand for it,

Yay SoSock

johngoldfine said...

It also makes me thing of MFYankee Stadium too....

L-girl said...

Against what?

Depending on the era: commies, jews, hippies, terrorists, whatever.

Doesn't matter that a Jewish person wrote it. White Christmas, etc.

L-girl said...

Here I am listening on radio, and right behind me Allan has the game on his computer.

Patrick said...

Next up sex, and then on to politics.

Amy said...

John, I don't think anyone was disturbed by your comment, so don't go away!

I obviously don't really care about gender balance here or I would have left long ago. But it is nice to know that there are other women who are devoted sports fans. Growing up when I did, it was just not as accepted for girls to be into sports, so perhaps I still have that hang-up that it's a boy's thing.

(And there I go, acting old again. Uh oh.)

Kevin said...

Runner on

Time for some dongs

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Fair ball!

johngoldfine said...

Patrick, I thought I'd already handled sex for tonight--or gender anyway.

:)

L-girl said...

Then there was MDC with his hand down his pants - and all those cialis jokes

Benjamin said...

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

I must've missed the pantycheck.

johngoldfine said...

I hadn't much intention of leaving, amy--but I am getting a nice pile of wood in the cellar to hide under in case I say anything really stupid later on.

Patrick said...

Yeah, dongs are always covered here at JoS.

Take that as you will.

L-girl said...

As long as I'm not around a bunch of wingnuts, I'm happy.

redsock said...

theo looks like he is merely tolerating this game.

Amy said...

LOL, Benjamin. Well, you were wearing a tie, goddammit!

L-girl said...

I must've missed the pantycheck.

Let's just say you present as male and leave it at that.

SoSock said...

Just to clarify - I was just playing DA, something I do a lot. I too roll my eyes and carry on as before when they play it at historic Ernie Shore Field. If anyone glares at me for daring to talk during their "moment" I just walk somewhere else. (One of the advantages of watching a game there - you can do that......easily)

Amy said...

Why did Miller act like that was a great catch? ARGGH

L-girl said...

theo looks like he is merely tolerating this game.

I know how he feels.

Benjamin said...

Women can wear ties. You should try it the next time you find you have too much blood circulation to the brain.

SoSock said...

Hey wait - did JFG say he was getting wood?

redsock said...

time to lose one, mole

SoSock said...

oops - JGF, not JFG.

I think that's coffee

Amy said...

Women can wear ties, but most of us realize how silly they are. Though my father claims they keep him warm in winter.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Why does ESPN keep showing Bot?

A Conformer said...

Wow, Steve Phillips talking about dealing Bot in the offseason. Which actually makes sense, in my eyes. I agree with Steve Phillips! Oh no...

johngoldfine said...

This is literal wood, sosock! Don't even go there!

Amy said...

I am not liking the way this is going. Better be a walkoff.

L-girl said...

I have a female lawyer friend who wears a tie to work every day.

damn

damn

damn

johngoldfine said...

Many of my students think of me as JFG and I answer to it if they smile.

redsock said...

saito in

L-girl said...

I agree with Steve Phillips! Oh no...

No Ofer, he agrees with you.

That's what Allan tells me when I am aghast that I agree w/ a conservative columnist: they just got it right this once, and agree with me.

Amy said...

I refused to wear those silly ties. I also hated suits. Fortunately, I don't need to wear either in my job.

SoSock said...

I am not a happy camper.

Maybe I need a "F" list

Kevin said...

Can we pinch hit Papi for Tek?

redsock said...

Beckett: 8-9-8-0-5, 120

No walks - yay!

L-girl said...

In her case it's not silly. She looks really cool and funky in it. Jeans and a man's shirt & tie, and she has long hair that she wears down. A nice look.

johngoldfine said...

"I refused to wear those silly ties. I also hated suits. Fortunately, I don't need to wear either in my job."

I get to lie around in any old clothes to do my online classes.

Amy said...

Allan, the glass half full type.

L-girl said...

Allan, the glass half full type.

ha ha ha that's a good one

redsock said...

yep, oscar the optimist

Amy said...

That's different--she is not conforming to the uniform. When I was in practice, many women wore suits and those string ties with frilly shirts---a sort of watered down female version of a suit and tie.

A Conformer said...

I've said time and again that I wouldn't accept a job that requires a suit and tie, no matter how good or how much money was involved. Of course, that's bullshit, but saying it won't hurt.

johngoldfine said...

l-girl's mirthless ha ha ha sounds like my wife's in similar situation

redsock said...

someone at espn checks b-ref and finds josh is 4th sox pitcher since 1954 to allow 5 HR in a game.

Amy said...

Who were the other three who gave up 5 HRs?

L-girl said...

Yes, she's definitely not conforming. This is the lawyer who represents the war resisters.

A Conformer said...

Wake against Tampa was one. I think it was Tampa, before they became the FKR.

L-girl said...

I hate those frilly shirts. What were they thinking.

SoSock said...

Sito looking better than usual

redsock said...

B-Ref tells me:

5
Eck on July 1, 1979 at MFY
and
Wake on September 15, 1996 vs CWS

6
Wake on August 8, 2004 at Det

Amy said...

I misread your original post, L, and thought the woman worked at the firm where you work. I was wondering how she could get away with jeans at a big law firm. I was beginning to think Canada really is pretty cool!

redsock said...

link

Amy said...

Wake twice. Those knuckleballs either are mystifying or easy targets.

L-girl said...

You know, I don't know what lawyers wear to work here - I only see them on weekends. I imagine it's pretty casual, but not jeans.

Amy said...

They were thinking, "Gee, we need a uniform like the men have, but not the same as the men have." I am sure it was some sadist in the fashion industry who came up with it.

redsock said...

and look - tek did not catch any of those 3 games!

SoSock said...

He actually - "the great rivera"

puke

redsock said...

fruitbat?

RUNS!

Patrick said...

Who's coming up?

L-girl said...

Lilly Tomlin had a good routine about those shirts.

Patrick said...

Arcade Fire opening the inning on the radio.

redsock said...

Playoff Assassin Girardi?

SoSock said...

my typing sux tonite.

wine?

Kevin said...

"Sito looking better than usual"

He has a 2.80 ERA

He's allowed two earned runs in 14.1 innings since the ASB

Amy said...

He always says, "The Great Rivera."

A Conformer said...

We need one of those 5-run innings off of Fruitbat. It's time that happened again.

Amy said...

No way Tek is coming to bat if Drew gets on, right?

L-girl said...

Alright! BB

SoSock said...

pretty freaking great, eh miller?

Kevin said...

Rivera not getting the patented Rivera Strike Zone

A Conformer said...

Oh, yeah, the whole "it's really hard for a closer to close a 4-run lead game" thing. Gotta love it.

L-girl said...

Yup, he says it every time.

Patrick said...

That Drew! He sure can leave that bat on his shoulder.

Amy said...

And the great Rivera walked the leadoff man, and Miller backs off and says, Well, it's not a save, so closers aren't usually as effective when it is not a save.

Amy said...

Guess Tek is in there.

A Conformer said...

Surprise us, San Pedro.

redsock said...

5 runs v FB
April 6, 2005

and

4
April 27, 2007

SoSock said...

Wait - TEK IS BATTING?

W


T



F


!!!!

L-girl said...

Patrick, you have something against walks?

L-girl said...

Go Saguaro Go

Amy said...

Arrgghh

L-girl said...

Kactus

Kevin said...

Effing Cactus

Patrick said...

I want a Molina brother. He could help me with homework, and protect me from bullies.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I'm glad I'm not listening to those clowns.

Where is Papi? No reason Tek should be batting.

Iridescence said...

"He always says, "The Great Rivera."

Makes him sound like some cheesy magician

A Conformer said...

Rivera not getting the patented Rivera Strike Zone

There it is.

Amy said...

Hmm, that wasn't even in the strike zone.

redsock said...

now he's getting it.

fucker

L-girl said...

He could help me with homework, and protect me from bullies.

Unless they were chasing you.

A Conformer said...

You can't blame Tek for not swinging at an obvious ball.

Patrick said...

Nay, L. I just marvel at Drew's god given gift: leaving the bat on his shoulder.

Less men would've taken it off, but not Jay Dee.

Amy said...

Kactus! Even I had to laugh!

L-girl said...

Where is Papi? No reason Tek should be batting.

Poor girl, Tek had already K'd when this posted.

Patrick said...

Unless they were chasing you.

ahahaha!

Jake of All Trades said...

Even Joe Morgan was amusing with "that pitch to Tek caught...some part of the catcher's glove"

A Conformer said...

That pitch was actually closer to the plate than the one Tek K'ed on.

redsock said...

no fucking sasahe pls

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Poor girl, Tek had already K'd when this posted.

Well, if I don't have NESN I usually get the radio sound and have a slight delay on the TV. I guess I'll have to give that up if I'm going to continue posting here.

Amy said...

All right, a two out rally---our specialty.

Kevin said...

Since when is the Wild Card a division?

Moron

L-girl said...

bah

fucking clean fucking water

Kevin said...

Ugh

Amy said...

And that's the game. Well, at least they did not get a sweep or a shut out.

A Conformer said...

Fuck and fuck.

SoSock said...

booo

L-girl said...

good night all

see you tomw

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Yuck

A Conformer said...

Good night.

johngoldfine said...

cool clear water

Amy said...

Good night, everyone. Let's hope for better luck in the next series.

Benjamin said...

Alas.

Patrick said...

runs scored that series: 28-29

Iridescence said...

Thank the heavens for Junichi Tazawa is all I have to say.
Another sweep by these assholes would have been awful.

Kevin said...

This wasn't the worst loss of the season, but I think it might be the most annoying one

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