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.

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redsock said...

No Tiz or Drew.

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Victor Martinez, 1B
4. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
5. Jason Bay, LF
6. Mike Lowell, DH
7. Rocco Baldelli, RF
8. Jason Varitek, C
9. Alex Gonzalez, SS

redsock said...

Smoltz has struck out 7 in a row in San Diego (1 to end the 1st and all 3 in the 2nd and 3rd).

Fuck the heck?

tim said...

Why can't we get pitchers like that?

redsock said...

Jeter, SS
Damon, LF
Teixeira, 1B
Rodriguez, 3B
Matsui, DH
Swisher, RF
Cano, 2B
Cabrera, CF
Molina, C

L-girl said...

Why can't we get pitchers like that?

:>)

Kevin said...

Loving the lineup, definitely our best 3B/DH/1B/C combination against left-handed pitching.

And it makes Lowell's range a non-factor.

Patrick said...

I want another two touchdowns of runs. Let's send these overpaid babies home crying.

redsock said...

search string:

"pedroia francona you look like a moron"

A Conformer said...

I knew Smoltz would be good in St. Louis. At least at first. Piñeiro, Lugo, and now Smoltz...

Kevin said...

Lugo just grounded into a double play with the bases loaded and one out.

Good to see he's back to his normal form.

A Conformer said...

In the Phillies-Mets game there was an unassisted triple play AND an inside the park dong. That's gotta be the first time that has happened...

Patrick said...

Pagan, the guy who hit an inside the parker, also hit a more traditional dong that game.

redsock said...

Smoltz: 5-3-0-0-9, 75.
He also singled and scored a run.

L-girl said...

I posted this in the wrong thread, I might as well try again here.

I'm psyched to win this game. Pitching duel be damned, I want to hammer them for another 15, 20 runs.

A fascinating comment, no doubt it needed to said twice.

SoSock said...

FLIP THAT SWITCH, PLEASE!

L-girl said...

IT.

IS

ON.

Patrick said...

Fuckin' A! Let's pound these fuckers for 15 to 20!

I'll say it again.

Kevin said...

It's ass-kickin' time

redsock said...

Pound the shit out of CCC ...

and win the series.

redsock said...

your charts are worthless, joe. worthless.

Ish said...

Put 'em away quickly. I need some Good Things right now. It's Sunday evening and I fucking hate Sunday evenings.

SoSock said...

New patio furniture - assembled
Wine bottle - open
Beckett - warmed up
Bob will be here shortly.
I've had a very good weekend - family stuff, music stuff, Temple stuff, and even a little Cathy moment. Not even time for garden work.
It's been very good but it will be SOOOOO much better if we get this win.
Josh - be Josh

Patrick said...

If the starters are pretending this is the post season, we should be fine.

Kevin said...

MOTHERFUCKER

Patrick said...

FUCK FUCK FUCK!!!!

L-girl said...

OK, that's their one run.

redsock said...

nice pitch selection, tek.

that oughta piss josh off, and good.

Patrick said...

ARGHHH!!! My fucking bubble has been burst.

Ish said...

I'm surprised there aren't more first pitch dongs.

SoSock said...

I like that - that's all they get. I guarantee Josh will take that personally and will be extra good.

A Conformer said...

Jeter's dong looked like it might've been catchable. Would've been a great play, though.

SoSock said...

A different team - yeah, this team has had 25 runs scored against it the last 2 days.

Kevin said...

Sit

redsock said...

i see it's the "derek jeter show" on espn. why do they even bother showing the pitcher and batter?

SoSock said...

Are you guys getting ESPN tonight or something else?

Jake of All Trades said...

I hope they don't fix Joe Morgan's mike...

Kevin said...

YOOUUUUK

A Conformer said...

Yook is a good third baseman.

redsock said...

i want to "hear" amy complain about miller.

SoSock said...

Youky D

That was actually a nice quick inning. Didn't feel at all like a struggle or anything.
I'm liking our chances :)

redsock said...

so much for his natural talent!

Patrick said...

According to fangraphs, that HR only increased their chances by 5%.

Kevin said...

I'll take that

L-girl said...

SoSock, isn't the Sunday night game always only ESPN? I'm listening on MLB audio, but TV has to be exclusive ESPN I think.

L-girl said...

so much for his natural talent!

That was his natural laziness.

Kevin said...

That sucked

redsock said...

that was quite bad.

SoSock said...

crap

redsock said...

he read that move about as well as i read german.

Kevin said...

Not a strike

SoSock said...

I guess that was my question. Does NESN get to air the ESPN games or are they exclusive?

redsock said...

only pitch out fo the zone in fy's at bat was the called strike 3. -- and espn had it WAY OUTSIDE

A Conformer said...

he read that move about as well as i read german.

Scheisse.

redsock said...

exclusive.

Amy said...

Evening, all. Lots of Jeter worship....

Kevin said...

Frustrating inning

A Conformer said...

I was fully expecting Miller to say something about Youk's sweaty head there.

Amy said...

God, I have to listen to Jon Miller AGAIN. Why do they have to make these games ESPN games?

SoSock said...

OK, unneccessary, but still a nice looking play.

redsock said...

an average shortstop would have moved one step to his right, got the ball, set and thrown the runner out.

but jeter? no, he has to go the one freaking step to his right, then keep going to his right while holding the ball, and do his jump and throw show-offy move.

what a clown.

SoSock said...

RS - you got your wish ;>

Jake of All Trades said...

ESPN360.com just briefly switched to Portugese soccer, but quickly came back.

L-girl said...

crap on toast

redsock said...

what the cock?

Kevin said...

MOTHERFUCKER

Amy said...

FUCK

Patrick said...

fuck again.

SoSock said...

Beckett having probs with his 1st pitch

Amy said...

Conflicting edits: everyone pissed off.

L-girl said...

Does everyone who hates listening to ESPN announcers know that audio is available on radio?

WHY DO YOU TORTURE YOURSELVES???

Patrick said...

fuck again.

Kevin said...

Well, this blows up the crap that the Cactus is somehow a magical catcher who calls the best imaginable game every time

Not that all of didn't already know that

redsock said...

WHY DO YOU TORTURE YOURSELVES???

i am watching on mute, but if i did that, i'd be bitching about o'brien.

Kevin said...

*That was supposed to be "all of us"

redsock said...

next inning, how about you throw the first one to the backstop on the fly, okay, josh? get it out of your system.

Ish said...

I'm listening to the radio. Watching on TV. The delay is horrible but it's better than ESPN sound.

SoSock said...

Exactly what I meant by unneccessary. As a coach I would shoot someone for not planting to make an easy throw when given the time that Jeter obviously had. As evidenced by how far V-Mart was out by.

redsock said...

"the computer" must have a master plan that we mortals cannot divine.

do not question the cactus.

Amy said...

I once tried the radio sound/TV picture, but the time lag drove me crazy. Mute may be a better option.

Kevin said...

Alright Josh, whatever the Cactus calls for as the first pitch next inning, throw it in the dirt

redsock said...

see, kevin and i are not the same person. i said backstop, he said dirt.

L-girl said...

I once tried the radio sound/TV picture, but the time lag drove me crazy. Mute may be a better option.

I do it all the time - have for years - so I guess I'm used to the delay. But MUTE is always an option. You're not getting anything out of the broadcast - except furious.

Kevin said...

Another blown call

Amy said...

No wonder Youk was pissed off.

L-girl said...

see, kevin and i are not the same person. i said backstop, he said dirt.

Just a clever disguise to throw me off.

redsock said...

CC gettin' an extra foot outside.

Amy said...

The only thing I get out of the sound is crowd noise, which when at Fenway is good, and aggravation. I should turn off the sound, but then it is SO quiet here.

L-girl said...

Crazy Phils-Mets game today. Pedro batted in the 1st. ITP HR, and the 1st ML game to end on an unassisted TP. Wish I had seen it.

RX!!!

Amy said...

All, Dr Doubles!

A Conformer said...

Slowell makes it!

Ish said...

Play some music.

redsock said...

DOCTOR with the leg work!

Ish said...

Wait, did Pedro hit the inside-the-park home run? Or was it just in the game at some point that it happened?

Amy said...

I saw the TP on YouTube, but I would have loved to have seen it "live." I have never seen one live.

Kevin said...

The doctor living up to his name

redsock said...

what the hell waas damon doing? just running into the wall for the fun of it?

Ish said...

RBI Baldy!

Amy said...

YES!! Amazing, Lowell with some speed!

L-girl said...

YES!!!!!!

RICO BALDY!

Benjamin said...

and the 1st ML game to end on an unassisted TP. Wish I had seen it.

Second. First was back in 1927 with for Tigers.

Kevin said...

Another two-out run!

Nice hit, Baldy

L-girl said...

The only thing I get out of the sound is crowd noise, which when at Fenway is good, and aggravation. I should turn off the sound, but then it is SO quiet here.

Allan says that about crowd noise and mute, too. But I'm so done listening to him complain about announcers. It's mute or radio or shut up!

redsock said...

past jeter - 2 steps to his left!!!

redsock said...

red sox have scored 41.6% of their runs this year with 2 outs

best % in the AL

L-girl said...

Second. First was back in 1927 with for Tigers.

Oh yes, thanks, I did hear that. Something else in the game was a ML first... will have to check.

Amy said...

I only complain about Jon Miller, generally. The others I block out. I don't even mind Joe Morgan. It's that Miller voice.

TIE SCORE!

L-girl said...

WE'RE TIED!!!!!!!

Kevin said...

Cactus!!

Amy said...

Heh, my Cactus has an RBI!

Benjamin said...

ESPN's camera angle makes CC's ass look even bigger than NESN's would.

L-girl said...

I only complain about Jon Miller, generally.

Yes. True. But I still say, why torture yourself.

A Conformer said...

Can we start every inning with two outs?

Amy said...

How the hell does Tek blow it 80% of the time and then get a clutch hit?

Amy said...

Why torture myself? That question requires so much more of an answer than I can give. :)

redsock said...

that is how he's batting .200 amy!

L-girl said...

LOL @ Amy & Allan

Amy said...

Yeah, I know, Allan. What I mean is that when he does get a hit, it is usually not a wasted hit. True, he blows it in many, many clutch situations, but the hits he gets often are meaningful.

Just me trying to point out something positive about the aging Tek.

L-girl said...

Ending on U TP - 1st in NL history. New there was a 1st in there somewhere.

Benjamin said...

Can we start every inning with two outs?

Vanover's doing his best to oblige.

L-girl said...

KNEW

duh

redsock said...

i wonder if his RBI% is among the highest on the team

Amy said...

Some more Jeter talk coming up.

Kevin said...

That's a much better first pitch of the inning

Amy said...

I think you are toying with me now.

Ish said...

First two guys for the Red Sox should just bunt each inning.

redsock said...

based on how many runners he has on base when he comes up and how many of them he drives in, he is dead last among the regulars.

L-girl said...

O'B talking about 1912 matchup btn Walter Johnson and Smoky Joe Wood.

Benjamin said...

One thing's certain: it was the 15th to end an inning.

A Conformer said...

I think Beckett is about to drill the ump.

Amy said...

See here is one thing I just learned from the announcers---that NYY have never had anyone with 3000 hits. That does seem odd.

SoSock said...

damn - brother called about business shit. Got to see all the 2-out fun but couldn't yell about it. OK, maybe I did once - Amy ;)

redsock said...

Q: Could Jeter have cracked the 25-man roster of the 75 Reds?

Amy said...

Like I said, he blows it most of the time with MOB. But here's a different question: how many of his hits have resulted in at least one RBI? (Not sure that is a stat that means anything to anyone but me.)

Kevin said...

DP please

L-girl said...

One thing's certain: it was the 15th to end an inning.

Yes. But the other 2 factoids are certain too - 1st in NL, 2nd in MLB.

I remember a U TP in the late 80s (87 or 88), so cool to see.

redsock said...

Cactus has hit best in High Leverage situations this year.

redsock said...

i love being able to do that on a computer. at home, i can't do shit, it would take 4 innings.

L-girl said...

shit

Kevin said...

Dammit Josh, get the fucking outs

A Conformer said...

This is not the Beckett I expected tonight.

Patrick said...

fuck again.

Amy said...

How do they define High Leverage situations?

Come on, Josh, be Josh.

redsock said...

click the link. there is a gloassary somewhere.

redsock said...

click me

it still doesn't answer your question though

SoSock said...

crap

Kevin said...

Ugh...rbi groundout

Kevin said...

Alright, get those motherfucking runs back

Amy said...

Thanks, Allan. It's a start, but still doesn't really explain it.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Oh yes, thanks, I did hear that. Something else in the game was a ML first... will have to check.

L--I think it was the first game to have both an inside the park homerun and an unassisted triple play.

By the way--Hi to everyone. I am one of those lurkers who Allan included in his "fuck list" the other night.

L-girl said...

L--I think it was the first game to have both an inside the park homerun and an unassisted triple play.

Thank you, kind stranger.

L-girl said...

I am one of those lurkers who Allan included in his "fuck list" the other night.

Hmm.

redsock said...

which list is that?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Yea, I wasn't sure how to word that. But I'm in Virginia and have never been to Toronto, so no concern.

Patrick said...

I wonder if that is a niece in GotRibe's photo?

redsock said...

i think work is coming. shit. if he needs to right away, i'll have to go radio, i guess.

he's going to come right to me with it, so how can i pawn it off on the overnight person?

L-girl said...

Heh, no concern anyway. :)

SoSock said...

I believe I remember that list. I don't think you were a very happy camper that night

redsock said...

oh, that rant.
what did i say about lurkers?

patrick <3 nieces!

L-girl said...

Work that pitch count, FY

Kevin said...

FY

L-girl said...

Fuckyingle!

Patrick said...

How many pitches was that? He took 7 in his first.

A Conformer said...

I call a sweaty dong.

redsock said...

would someone make another out so we can start a rally?

L-girl said...

I have two beautiful nieces, but maybe I shouldn't introduce Patrick.

redsock said...

7 + 9

Patrick said...

Another hit! We cannot score yet, only 1 out.

redsock said...

fuck it, we'll do it with 1 out.

L-girl said...

now we're cooking - time for a sweat-powered blast

Kevin said...

Looks like we may be going for the elusive one-out rally

A Conformer said...

7 + 9

=8?

Patrick said...

Your nieces are all safe. I rarely leave my room these days.

Amy said...

Damn.

L-girl said...

crap and more crap

Kevin said...

Son of a bitch

SoSock said...

squanderage

A Conformer said...

Fuck. You can't get a 2-out rally if you're never at 2 outs...

L-girl said...

Aw Patrick, now I want you to meet her.

redsock said...

Overnight person is transcribing something. Poop.

God damn interfering work. (Though if it is due in the AM, I could sit on until the game is done.)

Amy said...

So did anyone figure out what list Mrs. GotRibe was talking about?

SoSock said...

Allan ranted - Friday maybe?

A Conformer said...

Rays and Rangers series turned out perfect. 2-1 Rays is exactly what I wanted.

redsock said...

i would say about a week ago.

?

L-girl said...

godfuckingdamnit

Amy said...

Uch. WTF?

Kevin said...

Yeah, hang the curveball right in the middle of the plate, that's fucking brilliant

SoSock said...

Thin air?
None of these balls appear that well hit

redsock said...

2006 Gopherball Beckett is back.

Amy said...

OK, I guess I don't recall him ranting about an unknown lurker!

L-girl said...

So did anyone figure out what list Mrs. GotRibe was talking about?

I knew right away - sorry, didn't know you were wondering. There was a big FUCK THIS... FUCK THAT... post recently. Some of it was from Sam Horn, some was Allan's own.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

So did anyone figure out what list Mrs. GotRibe was talking about?

I'm looking, I'm looking. It was a classic.

redsock said...

i posted someone's rant from sosh, then i did one myself. it was not a classic, imo.

redsock said...

a sox pitcher better put a 0 up on the board soon or i'm gonna get annoyed.

Kevin said...

Finally...

Amy said...

Yeah, I recall the general rant now. Just not anything about lurkers.

Can we please stop these jerks from scoring and score more runs?

A Conformer said...

So Tazawa shuts them down and Beckett gives up at least 5... I guess that's why they play the games and all that.

Where's the magical Cactus influence? (this question would make a lot of sense in a much different- and better- circumstance)

Amy said...

FWIW, Beckett did not blame Tek for his poor performance last time, so hard to blame Tek for his poor performance tonight either. Maybe Beckett is just off his game.

L-girl said...

Oh sure it was classic. Look, it brought MrsGotRibe out of lurkdom.

Amy said...

Nice bloop!

Kevin said...

Yay, bloop hit

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