August 24, 2009

G124: Red Sox 12, White Sox 8

White Sox - 022 030 010 -  8  8  2
Red Sox - 016 200 30x - 12 13 1
All six of the Red Sox's third inning runs were unearned.

Alex Gonzalez (3-for-4) singled to center against Contreras. Jacoby Ellsbury flew out to center and Dustin Pedroia (also 3-for-4) popped to first. With two outs, the rally began.

Victor Martinez walked. Kevin Youkilis was hit by an 0-2 pitch to load the bases. David Ortiz, green-lighted on a 3-0 count, tapped a dribbler along the first base line. Contreras came over to field it, but could not pick it up with his glove. Tiz had stopped, then he ran around Contreras and Paul Konerko and continued on to first base. Seabass scored and Boston trailed 4-2.

Jason Bay walked to force in a run, and while Mike Lowell was batting, a wild pitch tied the game at 4-4. Lowell then capped an eight-pitch at-bat by crushing a three-run home run to left. Boston led 7-4.

Boston also had a nice two-out rally in the seventh. With two gone, J.D. Drew hit a solo home run over the bullpens. Gonzalez doubled, Ellsbury tripled, and Pedroia doubled.

Buchholz (4.2-6-7-3-3, 92) had an easy 1-2-3 first on nine pitches, but struggled most of the evening. Five of the seven runs he allowed came on home runs to Gordon Beckham and Konerko.

The Rays beat the Blue Jays 12-7 and stay 3 GB Boston in the wild card. Texas and New York were off, so the Rangers dropped to 1.5 GB in the WC and the Yankees' East lead over the Red Sox is now 7 GB.
Example
Jose Contreras (5.13, 91 ERA+) / Clay Buchholz (3.99, 119 ERA+)

In Buchholz's last three starts -- against the Yankees, Tigers and Blue Jays -- he has a 1.89 ERA over 19 innings.

The Yankees and Rangers are off. They begin a three-game series in New York tomorrow.
Example
David Ortiz, to WEEI:
To tell you the truth, I don't really like [hitting] seventh, and I haven't told that to no one. It's because the back of my jersey still says "Ortiz".

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redsock said...

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

1. Scott Podsednik, CF
2. Gordon Beckham, 3B
3. Jermaine Dye, RF
4. Jim Thome, DH
5. Paul Konerko, 1B
6. Carlos Quentin, LF
7. A.J. Pierzynski, C
8. Alexei Ramirez, SS
9. Jayson Nix, 2B

Kevin said...

Red Sox Pythagorean Expectation since the ASB: .522

Red Sox Actual win% since the ASB: .457

MFY Pythagorean Expectation since the ASB: .630

MFY Actual win% since the ASB .750

Their luck is bound to run out soon

redsock said...

Very happy to have four games on my four non-work nights.

Iridescence said...

I like this lineup!

SoSock said...

Now THAT'S oatmeal.

SoSock said...

Padding the wc lead tonight!

Singing at 7, then going to watch others sing (and play various instruments of music) afterward.

Might be an adult beverage or 2 involved as well.

redsock said...

I do not like listening to O'B, but if somehow we get stuck with the Hawk, then O'B will sound like Scully to me.

s1c said...

Good thing that Ortiz isn't batting 7th.

Time to make a certain manager cry!!!

s1c said...

MFY Actual win% since the ASB .750

Their luck is bound to run out soon


Actually before the ASB the MFY's were about 3 or 4 games below the pythagorean expectation, so you could say they were due for a hot streak.

Conversely, the Sox this year fluctuated between 2 over to 2 under.

9casey said...

David Ortiz, to WEEI:
To tell you the truth, I don't really like [hitting] seventh, and I haven't told that to no one. It's because the back of my jersey still says "Ortiz".




What does the front say?

redsock said...

What do your stats say?

redsock said...

NESN - PTL!

L-girl said...

Irid, I loved your comment on the other thread about the stat police turning in their badge.

redsock said...

F7
5-3
1-3

9 pitches for HH

Patrick said...

Listening to white sox radio for a change of pace. It's somehow reassuring to me that these guys talk out their ass about other team's players as much as OB and Joe.

Iridescence said...

L.- Thanks :)
Good start for Clay...

L-girl said...

FYouble!

Patrick said...

39th double. He's a beast!!

redsock said...

how did he do that???

L-girl said...

Safe?! Wow!

Merry Christmas, we got a gift there.

Patrick said...

Sounds like he was out?

Iridescence said...

Wow Dustin got lucky there.

redsock said...

replay - tagged in chest before left foot on bag

xmas!

redsock said...

FU NIX!

A Conformer said...

FU NIX!

What did Coco do? The Royals aren't even playing...

A Conformer said...

Oh, wait, they are. Not that it matters...

Patrick said...

Guy One: That's not a friendly sky to the west.

Guy Two: If that's that way, I agree.

Ish said...

HH is bothered. Watching his face, his body expression, he's very bothered right now about something.

Iridescence said...

crap

L-girl said...

fuck and double fuck

redsock said...

pissed the cactus is not catching?

Ish said...

Patrick's right. Boston is going to get rained on.

A short shower, but we might incur a delay within the hour.

s1c said...

Watching his face, his body expression, he's very bothered right now about something.

He is even more bothered now.

Ish said...

I WANT MY CACTUS!

Kevin said...

Shit

Ish said...

Ozzie caught that foul ball and faked a throw to Lowell.

Kevin said...

Bleh

A Conformer said...

OK, HH, that was your big meltdown inning. Settle down, now.

Kevin said...

Alright, let's score some runs

fusionmouse said...

Hey, at least Laptop got one scoreless inning already... it took Beckett until the 6th.

Zenslinger said...

Halladay's slide might be continuing as he gave up 3 to TB. But Toronto's loaded the bases vs. Niemann, so maybe they'll come back.

I guess the real question of whether you've given up on the division comes when Texas plays the Yankees. Every year it happens...these opportunities to root for the Yanks to win, to help our position.

Zenslinger said...

Did I speak too soon? Barajas with the grand slam. Toronto goes up, 4-3.

Patrick said...

Last year I rooted for the yankees when they played the Rays.

This year I just want them to lose. I hope the Rangers sweep them.

Ish said...

I hope WE win every game. The rest will take care of themselves.

A Conformer said...

Has Drew made an out from the 8th spot yet?

Zenslinger said...

I realize I'm harping on Niemann's nightmarish bottom of the second, but so far it's gone like this:

single
BB
single
HR
BB
single

4 runs in, 1st and 3rd, still no outs.

A Conformer said...

Has Drew made an out from the 8th spot yet?

Checked it. His OBP is .571. Disappointing.

Iridescence said...

LOL That rundown play almost never works....cool!

Zenslinger said...

Wha' happened? GDGD says, "Bay caught stealing, Drew out at second." But the run scored...?

Iridescence said...

Drew caught stealing but got into a rundown allowing Bay to come in and score.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Drew took off to steal. Catcher threw down to second. Bay broke for home on the throw. Drew caused a run down which allowed Bay to score.

CRAP

Ish said...

Bugger.

Kevin said...

Wow, it took GDGD like 5 minutes to figure that play out

Iridescence said...

Working non-lagged NESN feed: http://www.atdhe.net/7404/watch-white-sox-vs-red-sox

Kevin said...

FUCK

Iridescence said...

fuck...

Ish said...

They scored it as a caught-stealing for Drew and a fielder's choice for Bay.

Patrick said...

Please don't let this be another one of these games. I just want some good fucking pitching.

Ish said...

10 second delay for that adthe.net link.

Zenslinger said...

Ah, Christ.

Pitching...pitching.

pitching
pitching
pitching

When it's not pitching, it's the offense.

When it's not the offense, we win.

9casey said...

redsock said...
What do your stats say?



Really?


Ortiz's stats say he has no bitch if he bats behind Bay or Lowell....

Ish said...

Oh dear.

The 5th inning of September 27th the radio guys are doing the Verizon FiOS "Switch"... O'B will be in the Yankees broadcast booth with John Sterling and Joe said, "And I get... Suzyn Waldman." In a low voice like ah crap. I'm stuck with her.

redsock said...

Castig may use one of his sick days!

Kevin said...

Sea bass!

Iridescence said...

Ortiz probably needs to keep his confidence up and tell himself he's the same player he used to be even if the stats this year don't bear that out. I don't really blame him for that attitude.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

LBJ is hitting the ball hard. Two long fly ball outs.

Patrick said...

Youk is a sweaty ball magnet. He's incredible.

Patrick said...

Do they include HBP in OBP?

Ish said...

What an assortment of names! Leaders of HBP:

Shoppach
Inge
Choo
Youkilis

redsock said...

OBP i believe they do

L-girl said...

They include everything in OBP. However you get on.

Ish said...

BAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Did that really happen!!!?

redsock said...

OMG!!!!

L-girl said...

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Allan was busy cursing... then he's safe!!

meuniermr said...

I was about to type *asshole papi* but the god of BABIP bailed me out.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

YES!! More runs now.

westcoastsox said...

Time to capitalize, or, if you're Canadian, to capitalise.

Kevin said...

HA!

L-girl said...

LBJ is hitting the ball hard. Two long fly ball outs.

I know! I got truped on both of them. :)

fusionmouse said...

Error? Or hit?

redsock said...

man, we have loved hitting against this guy forever!!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Mine was "No no no no no, woohoo"

L-girl said...

You know I do the ou in colour and such, but I haven't gotten the hang of "apologise" and "capitalise".

Like, let's capitalise on this and make Tito apologise.

L-girl said...

yeah baby!

Kevin said...

rBBi!

Ish said...

How about defence?

redsock said...

somebody get me a doctor

westcoastsox said...

3 runs, just like that.

L-girl said...

This is too much fun!!!!

redsock said...

PIERZYNSKIBALLA

s1c said...

For the RS it has been beautiful!!!

Patrick said...

Tonight, Contreras is our 10th man.

meuniermr said...

How does that blink-182 line go about being my own worst enemy?

westcoastsox said...

PIERZYNSKIBALLA

westcoastsox likes this

Kevin said...

Lots of free runs this inning!

Iridescence said...

Lovin' this!

Ish said...

That's hilarious, how those three runs scored. An error, a walk, and a wild pitch. Or was that a Pierzynskiballa?

L-girl said...

There's apparently a difference between defense and defence. No idea what it is, so I'm sticking to defense.

OTOH, it's amazing how quickly the "ou" spellings became natural. When I write for US publications now, I have to spellcheck the OUs out.

redsock said...

the bases may be cleared with lowell still hitting

s1c said...

DR DONG!!!

redsock said...

MOLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ish said...

DOCTOR DOCTOR GIVE ME THE NEWS I GOTTA BAD CASE OF LOVING YOUR DONG!!!

L-girl said...

DOCTAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

westcoastsox said...

3 more runs, just like that.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

The doctor delivers!!!

Ish said...

I LOVED that!!! He hit that ball and then pumped his fist. YESSAH.

Kevin said...

R FUCKIN' X!!!!

s1c said...

night night jose

L-girl said...

Pierzynskiballa

Love this, but wish I knew how to say it!

A Conformer said...

Hahaha. Just came back to the computer. That inning sounds like one of the ugliest shitshows I've heard of. I love it!

meuniermr said...

THE DOCTOR HAS LEFT THE BUILDING!

/fucking conflicting edits thing

westcoastsox said...

OK, my work is done - showed up to hear 6 runs. Putting MLB Audio back on mute so I can finish up my work and go home. Enjoy the game folks.

Ish said...

It actually has a nice ring to it.

Pierzynkskiiiiballlaaaaaaa

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I know there is discretion involved in determining earned runs. How will these runs be scored?

redsock said...

wait! jose! don't go!

we're not thru with you yet

Kevin said...

That inning was fun

Mrs.GotRibe said...

More two out magic.

redsock said...

6 runs on 2 hits

fusionmouse said...

Should be all unearned after the "third out" (Ortiz) reached on an error.

Iridescence said...

Was just gonna remark on how weird 3 runs on one single is before Mike did his thing (6 runs on 2 hits is probably still pretty weird)

redsock said...

MLBbox has only 1 earned (which was the one in the second inning)

Iridescence said...

yeah although I've always thought when the pitcher himself makes the error the runs should be earned :)

L-girl said...

Did that idiot in the booth just say "bleacher creatures"???

redsock said...

i already wanna murder this tool.

what an asshole

--- all these obviously pre-rehearsed "jokes"

redsock said...

ARE WE IN A RAIN DELAY?

BECAUSE I SEE NO FUCKING GAME

L-girl said...

OK Laptop, earned or unearned, make sure you don't give them back.

redsock said...

remy thinking "i should of come back a week later, so i would miss this dick"

redsock said...

bring back sox appeal!!!!

nesn is really just above (or maybe below) public access with this shit.

Iridescence said...

yeah this guy is a douche (the Jonas brothers?) why are they even giving this free publicity?

Patrick said...

Where did this Laptop come from?

Patrick said...

Never mind, it's right there in the glossary.

redsock said...

ha
halladay sucks

L-girl said...

What's going on in the booth? Jerry overcome with laughter? Mic broken?

Ish said...

Oh, now I see what you meant by FU NIX.

Iridescence said...

"Did anyone punch you in the streets?" :) I bet Orsillo would like to punch him right now :)

L-girl said...

OK, I got my answer. They're laughing at the Pocket Money guy!!!

Patrick said...

Crawford out with a back injury. LBJ has better chances of swiping the most bags in the AL this season.

johngoldfine said...

"it's amazing how quickly the "ou" spellings became natural."

I did a graduate thesis in English history using primary sources--and decided for my typist's sake (this was back before computers when a final draft had to be professionally done) to have the spelling conform throughout--my sources' English and my American needed to mesh, and obviously I had to go with the English for the sake of quotations.

So, 40 years later I still go back and forth with things like 'apologise.'

Iridescence said...

Weird, he is very unfunny.

Kevin said...

Sit

L-girl said...

John, now I have to ask what your thesis was on.

redsock said...

bass-o-matic

L-girl said...

There you go Lyndon!

Ish said...

No more rain worries for Fenway.

A Conformer said...

I also have a tendency to use colour and apologise. Not defence, though.

johngoldfine said...

"now I have to ask what your thesis was on"

Early Victorian prisons and penology, crime, poverty, class struggle, all that good stuff....

Kevin said...

Scrotum fly!

Iridescence said...

"Scrotum fly!"

Um what? that's a new one for me :)

redsock said...

nesn misses ball 1 to yook because it's showing a replay.

redsock said...

how fucking hard is it to show the game?

L-girl said...

Early Victorian prisons and penology, crime, poverty, class struggle

Oh excellent! My concentration for my English major was Victorian. I'm a big Dickens-head. That's my favourite period of history, both US and English.

Iridescence said...

YOUK!

L-girl said...

YOOOOOOOOOOK

What? Someone doesn't know "scrotum fly"? Impossible! ;)

Kevin said...

Another two-out run

Iridescence said...

didn't see it in the glossary I don't think and never heard you guys use it before.

Patrick said...

Iri, you got a man at thrid, an less than two outs? You just let that scrotum fly.

L-girl said...

Well I sure don't use it. I think it's only used by people who have one. Or two. However you count those.

L-girl said...

patrick LOL

redsock said...

"sac" fly.

Iridescence said...

ah yeah sac(k) fly very creative :)

A Conformer said...

A scrotum bunt, though, is much less appreciated round these parts.

johngoldfine said...

"I'm a big Dickens-head."

Dickens is the heavyweight champ, no doubt about it, but my taste runs more to the middleweight: Trollope.

Iridescence said...

damnit Clay!

Patrick said...

Laptop, you fuck tard. chew some gum, puke between innings, find a better way to work off that nervous energy.

L-girl said...

Trollope is great.

I like all the Victorians. Dickens is just a huge writing hero of mine. Dickens, Orwell, Steinbeck: my big three.

I'm actually re-reading Great Expectations right now. Haven't read any Dickens since the mid-90s, I'm enjoying it so much.

Iridescence said...

Yes, I'm not a fan of scrotum bunting either.

s1c said...

However you count those

I vote for two

L-girl said...

Unless you're Mike Lowell.

johngoldfine said...

Me too, s2c. Thank you.

Patrick said...

I saw District 9 the other day. It was actually pretty good for an action flick.

L-girl said...

As Amy said recently, I'm not touching that with a 10-foot pole.

I hope Amy knows there's a game tonight!

Iridescence said...

craptastic!

L-girl said...

Holy shit that's 3 runs.

Patrick said...

Wow. Thank god Contreras was so generous.

L-girl said...

Btw, in case anyone doesn't know this, if you get "conflicting edits", just reload the page.

johngoldfine said...

pfuh

Patrick said...

We might've held onto Buchholz for way too long. I shouldn't, but I do think of the players we might've gotten for him in a trade.

Patrick said...

I wrote my dad an E-mail, saying I was sick. He wrote back:

At least there is Lowell, to keep you warm.

L-girl said...

You're right, you shouldn't. There's no going back.

Kevin said...

Shit, I look away for two minutes and suddenly it's a two-run game

Iridescence said...

Gotta be patient with young pitchers hope he'll learn and get better and more consistant.

L-girl said...

Lowell to keep you warm? Interesting.

Hope you feel better.

Iridescence said...

Gotta be patient with young pitchers hope he'll learn and get better and more consistant.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

My auto mechanic's last name is Buchholtz, but he pronounces it Boo-Holtz. I guess that would be appropriate for tonight (even though I don't think you should boo your own players).

Kevin said...

Why is it that whenever we give him a massive lead he doesn't last 5 innings, but when we barely score at all, he pitches like Walter Johnson?

A Conformer said...

Man, the Sox' team ERA has definitely suffered these last few weeks...

Iridescence said...

Maybe he loses focus with a big lead. Like they often say that about closers who come in in "non-save" situations and get lit up. An interesting question.

Iridescence said...

He didn't seem to have his good stuff tonight right from the beginning though. Struggling with control and command.

L-girl said...

(even though I don't think you should boo your own players)

yay

Patrick said...

FIFTY FIVE!!!!! DO IT!!!

L-girl said...

Looooove this White Sox defense!

Or defence.

L-girl said...

FIF-TY-FIVE
FIF-TY-FIVE
FIF-TY-FIVE

Amy said...

Hi, all. Been listening on the radio...though missed a few innings while doing some boring shopping errands. Uch.

I did hear the big inning when Contrera melted down and granted us a few gift runs.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Steal home!

Hi Amy.

Iridescence said...

hi Amy

L-girl said...

Hi Amy, glad you had radio, I was hoping you weren't missing this fun.

Of course, it was more fun at 9-4, but we'll soon extend our lead.

Amy said...

I remember saying just a few days ago that our pitching was solid, but where was our offense. How the worm has turned....

redsock said...

i would like to accept a consignment of boston salami from tizzle.

Amy said...

We went into a store and the score was 7-4. Came out and it was 9-4. Harvey said, "You have nothing to worry about tonight." Then---boom---it was 9-7.

Amy said...

We are back in our motel for another four nights until we move in, so as much as I hate shopping, things need to get done before the move. We went to four stores looking for a bathroom mirror and could not find one the right size. For that, I missed two innings.

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