August 28, 2009

G128: Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 5

Blue Jays - 020 020 000 - 5 10  0
Red Sox - 000 320 01x - 6 10 0
Johnathan Papelbon loads the bases with one out in the ninth, but strikes out the next two batters for the save.

The winning pitcher (Okajima, 3 pitches) and losing pitcher (Brian Tallet, 7 pitches) each faced only one batter. Jeemer got the last out in the eighth once play had resumed and Tallet walked Ortiz to start the Boston eighth.

The Sox went ahead on Casey Kotchman's fielder's choice -- after David Ortiz had walked, Drew doubled and Varitek was intentionally walked. Kotchman's hot shot was to the right of Lyle Overbay at first base; it rolled away from him and his only play was to second base for the force, as Flo scored.

The Yankees beat the White Sox 5-2 in 10 innings and the Twins held on to beat the Rangers 3-2, so Boston remains 6 GB in the East, but is now 2.5 GA of Texas in the Wild Card.
Example
11:01 PM: Game is back on, after a 49-minute delay. And Okajima strands the runner.

10:12 PM: Rain delay with two outs in the top of the eighth and a runner at third base.

Beckett (5-5-5-5-9, 108) did not have it for the third consecutive start, throwing 80 pitches in the first three innings. He allowed a three-run homer to Aaron Hill and a two-run dong to Rod Barajas.

Boston got five hits in the fourth and RBIs from J.D. Drew, Jason Varitek and Jacoby Ellsbury. Jason Bay tied the game in the fifth with his 29th home run.
Example
Scott Richmond (4.09, 107 ERA+) / Josh Beckett (3.65, 130 ERA+)

13.1 innings, 18 hits, 15 runs (including eight dongs).

That's the damage done to Beckett in his last two outings by the Blue Jays (August 18) and Yankees (August 23). It came as a bit of a shock, as in 16 starts before those outings, Beckett had a 1.93 ERA over 116.1 innings. John Farrell insists there is nothing physically wrong.

Jacoby Ellsbury hopes to play tonight after suffering a left high-ankle sprain last night. Francona was "hopeful" LBJ could play and said the injury didn't seem to be "anything more than a nagging thing".

The other games in this series:
Saturday, 7 PM: Ricky Romero/Clay Buchholz
Sunday, 1:30 PM: Roy Halladay/Jon Lester
On The Big Board: White Sox/Yankees (Buehrle/Sabathia) at 7 and Rangers/Twins at 8.

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redsock said...

MFY interested in Penny, and Damon approves:
"He's got good stuff. His secondary stuff might need a little tweak, but his fastball was electric. It cut and he hit his spots with it. Bring him here, why not? I love the way the guy competes."

s1c said...

Oatmeal!!!


1. Ellsbury, CF
2. Pedroia, 2b
3. Martinez, 1b
4. Youkilis, 3b
5. Ortiz, DH
6. Bay, LF
7. Drew, RF
8. Varitek, C
9. Gonzalez, SS

9casey said...

redsock said...
MFY interested in Penny, and Damon approves:
I love the way the guy competes."





Is it me or is "competes" slang for mediocre...

redsock said...

The Angels are close to trading for Scott Kazmir.

Wonder why the Sox did not put in a claim?

Benjamin said...

Any prognosis weather delays/etc.?

Benjamin said...

Another reason to hate Steinbrenner.

redsock said...

The MFY also put in a waiver claim on Chris Carter, who Boston is sending to the Mets in the Wagner deal. Looks like a dick move out of spite.

Looks like the MFY claim hampers the Sox roster a bit (Carter has to remain on the 40-man but cannot be used), but it really fucks over Carter, since he can't play baseball at all. The trade will be completed at the end of the season.

L-girl said...

Jays pregame doing a big piece on LBJ! I'm watching on mute. Fun.

L-girl said...

Another reason to hate Steinbrenner.

Kind of hard to cheer for the former president of MSG.

redsock said...

The stream sites I know about do not have this game. Crap. Looks I'll have to turn up my rad-e-o.

L-girl said...

I'm so glad to be able to watch this game start to finish. Missed Weds (w/ walkoff) for the war resisters, and last night had to watch on mute during a long phone call.

Dear Red Sox:

Win.

Love,

A Citizen of Joy Nation

redsock said...

More Dead Jays pls.

L-girl said...

Dear Josh:

Be Old Josh. Be not New Josh.

Signed,

Friday night gamethreaders

L-girl said...

s1c, aren't you supposed to be packing up the car, or comforting BH or something?

redsock said...

does beckett think martinez is back there?

L-girl said...

Buffy just said that Boston's wild card lead "is getting smaller and smaller". I believe the lead only got smaller yesterday. We won 3 games before that, our lead couldn't have shrunk!

Patrick said...

89mph changeup...

redsock said...

wc lead beginning last saturday

1
2
1
1.5
1.5
2.5
1.5

L-girl said...

Thanks. That does not constitute "lead getting smaller and smaller".

Buffy struggling to create drama.

redsock said...

Do they ever give an email address for themselves?

Patrick said...

Beckettsuzaka!

L-girl said...

Buffy implied Josh was afraid of this guy Ruiz. Rance let Buffy down easy.

redsock said...

"Gonna get my Ph.D.
I'm a Blue Jay Lobotomy!!!"

A Conformer said...

Allan, check your inbox.

L-girl said...

Buffyvision? Yes, they frequently give their email address, then read q's from viewers. I can get it for you if you want.

redsock said...

I want.

Patrick said...

...The Wild card lead couldn't really possibly get any smaller. half a game, yes, but that's nit picking.

If the Rays are thinking of trading Kazmir, that means they are giving up, which seems pretty dumb to me.

L-girl said...

Rance Mullinix and I have something in common. He thinks LBJ is exciting and enjoys watching him.

LBJ says See Allan???

redsock said...

LBJ: "Hey, Allan, this walking stuff is cool. I get on base more now!"

Kevin said...

Hello all.

I see Josh pulled a nice Houdini act in the top of the inning.

lBBj

L-girl said...

...The Wild card lead couldn't really possibly get any smaller

As long as we're on top, it doesn't matter. I just meant it has not be shrinking steadily the way they made it sound.

redsock said...

It's 1.5, so it can get smaller:

1.0 or 0.5

We're winning the East though, so whatever.

Patrick said...

I agree exactly, L. That's what I was trying to say.

A Conformer said...

Come on, LBJ, make it a 2B on balls.

redsock said...

ian browne twitters on gdgd to say that he hears pedro is *dealing* tonight.

L-girl said...

Oh sorry Patrick!

redsock said...

now i guess pedro is in a rain delay.

browne also says dice is on track for a sept 9 start.

Kevin said...

Meh

Waste a leadoff walk...

Kevin said...

"now i guess pedro is in a rain delay."

Its fucking pouring here in southern Pennsylvania. They're going to be in a delay for a while.

A Conformer said...

I forget. Do leadoff walks always score, or is it only leadoff walks in the 9th inning?

redsock said...

All leadoff walks score.

ALL!

redsock said...

CWS: 00
MFY: 10

CI dong.

L-girl said...

A, I *think* it's jaysbooth@sportsnet.ca. But I'm not 100% sure. So if you write a masterpiece, keep a copy.

If I get something better, I'll let you know.

A Conformer said...

All leadoff walks score.

ALL!


Got it. So we need some more runs to bolster our 1-0 lead.

redsock said...

O'B is going on about "intention" on check swings again.

I expect him to contradict himself and give the correct rule in about 6 innings -- as he did last time.

9casey said...

I was able to get mlb audio on cell phone, with eei feed......but when I put my sign info for the computer I have to pay more....money grubbin beyotches..

A Conformer said...

Has Remy talked about his own situation during all the Jimmy Fund talk?

9casey said...

A Conformer said...
Has Remy talked about his own situation during all the Jimmy Fund talk?



This morning he did on eei......during the telethon

Patrick said...

Fuck it, put in Green. Let's not let this one slip away.

L-girl said...

He and Don mentioned it briefly last night too, at least the part of the game I heard w/ the sound on.

Kevin said...

Come on Josh, no effing around, get the outs.

redsock said...

My email to Sportsnet:

***

At the start of tonight's game, Jamie Campbell said that Boston's wild card lead "is getting smaller and smaller".

Here is the Red Sox wild card lead, going back to the morning of August 19:

Tied
1 GA
1 GA
1 GA
2 GA
1 GA
1.5 GA
1.5 GA
2.5 GA
1.5 GA

They lost one game with last night's loss, but to state that their lead is "getting smaller and smaller" is clearly grossly inaccurate and a lame attempt at creating some sense of drama.

***

L-girl said...

Buffy said Nick Green was our best pitcher last night.

Patrick said...

Fuck me

Benjamin said...

Get well soon, Beckett.

L-girl said...

ugh x 3

9casey said...

Patrick said...
Fuck it, put in Green. Let's not let this one slip away.




its amazing what happens when you throw strikes, and don't over analyze every pitch....don't get me wrong there is a time for that....but sometimes its overthought a bit..

Kevin said...

SHIT

redsock said...

if it ain't physical, then fuckin' stop this shit.

redsock said...

Josh at 55 thru 2.

Can Green pitch on b2b days?

Kevin said...

I'm really not enjoying the return of 2006 Beckett

Score runs

redsock said...

"who do you call when your ace is suh-king .....?"

9casey said...

redsock said...
Josh at 55 thru 2.

Can Green pitch on b2b days?




He's not even allowed to play short in back to back days.

redsock said...

i'll take 2006 beckett if that means 2010 is a repeat of 2007.

redsock said...

damon dong, 2-0 bot 3rd

A Conformer said...

He's not even allowed to play short in back to back days.

Allowed? Yes. Good enough? Not really.

A Conformer said...

i'll take 2006 beckett if that means 2010 is a repeat of 2007.

I think 2009 was supposed to be the repeat of 2007. It was definitely going well till two starts ago...

L-girl said...

Canada vs Canada

Both BC too

L-girl said...

"Not to discredit Drew, but his two best seasons have come in the years he entered free agency, contract years."

STFU Buffy

"Not to discredit Drew" = I am about to discredit Drew

Ish said...

Burp.

Benjamin said...

Runs, please.

Zenslinger said...

A rather timely strikeout.

Kevin said...

Alright, let's get some fucking runs

A Conformer said...

Man, Beckett just looks bad. I have no idea what's wrong, but there's definitely something off here...

A Conformer said...

Wow, I'm so delayed it's comical.

L-girl said...

Yeah LBJ!

redsock said...

LBJ: "Since I stopped swinging at shit I couldn't get my bat on, I have becoem a better player. Thanks, Allan."

Kevin said...

Hey, we have a hit!

L-girl said...

Everyone's safe! Here we go.

Benjamin said...

If it's mlb.tv, try killing and reloading it between innings.

redsock said...

blue light time.

Kevin said...

It's two out rally time!

L-girl said...

LBJ: "Since I stopped swinging at shit I couldn't get my bat on, I have becoem a better player. Thanks, Allan."

Oh you did that for him, did you? Ha ha.

redsock said...

BARAJASBALLA!

L-girl said...

Barajasballa

L-girl said...

Come on Extra Mart, 2 outs is our favourite flavour

Benjamin said...

I'd probably go with "passed ballrajas".

Benjamin said...

Meh.

L-girl said...

crap crap crap

Kevin said...

Bleh

So much for that two out rally

L-girl said...

I'd probably go with "passed ballrajas".

Much better. Easier to say, too.

meuniermr said...

BEANNNNN

meuniermr said...

Scutaro out, hit on the helmet in the ear flap.

meuniermr said...

MacDowell replaces him.

L-girl said...

John MacDonald

redsock said...

McDonald

Zenslinger said...

Tampa gettin' spanked by the Tigers, 6-0.

L-girl said...

Dear Red Sox,

RUNS PLEASE

Signed,

3-0

Kevin said...

Runs

Now

redsock said...

CWS: 000 00
MFY: 101 00

TEX: 0
MIN: 3

meuniermr said...

Drinking a Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout.

L-girl said...

"Saskatchewan loves baseball at Fenway"

Way to get on Rogers TV

OMG Buffy. "The Yookstah"???

redsock said...

sportsnet email did not get kicked back, by the way.

L-girl said...

Shift this!

redsock said...

TIZ

L-girl said...

I sent a test email before I gave you the address, mine didn't come back either.

Kevin said...

Alright, let's have some Thunder

redsock said...

i actually stopped for a second or two, knowing i could not type "buffy" but drawing a blank on his actual name!

meuniermr said...

Dane Cook is a douchebag.

Kevin said...

Crap, bad spot to go down looking

meuniermr said...

Cedarstrom has always been my least esteemed umpire.

L-girl said...

Random Dane Cook comment?

redsock said...

O. Fire!

meuniermr said...

EN FUEGO!

L-girl said...

Man, Buffy has a hate on for Drew.

Drewingle!!!

Kevin said...

Fire!

L-girl said...

Let's go Senor Saguaro.

meuniermr said...

No Cook is in the Sox radio booth as part of the Jimmy Fund thing.

Kevin said...

Time for a spiky cactus dong

L-girl said...

Cactusac

A Conformer said...

Fucking ump.

meuniermr said...

2 more please.

Kevin said...

Cactus Scrotum!

Does that even make sense?

redsock said...

all the better drew got a hit.

aha - cook is in the radio booth. the voice sounded familair. god, castig and o'b are gushing right and left at him. my volume is way down.

Zenslinger said...

I feel we can rely on the Capn for a sac fly.

Although that is Ortiz on third.

Zenslinger said...

Heh. Well done.

L-girl said...

No Cook is in the Sox radio booth as part of the Jimmy Fund thing.

Oh yeah, that makes sense! I was wondering where that came from. I have the Jays TV b'cast.

meuniermr said...

Who is cactus? Why?

Kevin said...

Tek is the Cactus.

Because he throws out runners at approximately the same rate a cactus would.

L-girl said...

Cactus Scrotum!

Does that even make sense?


Sounds really painful!!

L-girl said...

Seabassingle! Keep 'em coming boys.

Kevin said...

The Bass is on base

redsock said...

MAKE BUFFY CRY!!!!!

L-girl said...

Because Kevin cracked us all up by saying maybe we wouldn't give up 25 stolen bases a game if we didn't have a cactus behind the plate.

meuniermr said...

I like the Pixies song Cactus.

redsock said...

Cactus: Jason Varitek - On August 15, 2009, as the Rangers stole eight bases in eight tries on Varitek, Kevin asked: "Can we just sit a cactus behind home plate? I think it would have more luck throwing out runners..."

A Conformer said...

I have seen some cacti that have protrusions slightly resembling scrotums. FWIW.

meuniermr said...

I emphasize with Tek's back spasms, I gave them to myself yesterday trying a new golf swing.

redsock said...

i can't really hear the radio, but i think o'b is blowing cook right now.

L-girl said...

THAT'S MY BOY!!!

redsock said...

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

Benjamin said...

(yay)

Mrs.GotRibe said...

LBJ!! LBJ!!

Kevin said...

Run(s)!

meuniermr said...

Too bad that didn't stay in, Gonzo not allowed to score and it might have been an ITPHR also.

Zenslinger said...

LBJRBI!

L-girl said...

I emphasize with Tek's back spasms

Does this have something to do with Dane Cook?

Zenslinger said...

Hearty congratulations to Laura! You must be very proud.

redsock said...

sounded like a solid AB:

fcfbbbf - 2B

meuniermr said...

no

meuniermr said...

The P&S on my house was signed tonight and the house buying trip booked.

A Conformer said...

MAKE BUFFY CRY!!!!!

Yeah, like that time she had to kill Angel even though she loved him, because he had turned evil and wanted to destroy the world, and right after she stabbed him with a magical sword he became good again, just in time to make her cry and cry and cry...








Hmmm.... yeah.

L-girl said...

Dear Josh:

Please do not give these runs back.

Signed,

People who want to love you

Benjamin said...

(boo)

Mrs.GotRibe said...

LBJ is irritated with the ground rule double.

redsock said...

CWS: 000 000
MFY: 101 000

TEX: 000
MIN: 30

Kevin said...

"Too bad that didn't stay in, Gonzo not allowed to score and it might have been an ITPHR also."

Random fact: Every member of the 600 home run club has at least one inside the park home run.

L-girl said...

Hearty congratulations to Laura! You must be very proud.

You know he's not "my boy" as in my son. Despite the fact that I am old enough to be his mother.

Come on Josh, cut the shit.

Benjamin said...

Get Cook the fuck out of the booth.

L-girl said...

I can't wait to see LBJ hit an ITP HR. I hope I see it, unlike his steal of home that happened 5 minutes after I left work.

redsock said...

white sox with 1 in the top 7th, still hitting (trail 2-1)

Kevin said...

K would be great here

Kevin said...

There's the K

Benjamin said...

Fuck you, Josh.

L-girl said...

Beckett what did we tell you??? Cut the shit!!!

Kevin said...

FUCK

Kevin said...

Pale Sox have em loaded at the Toilet

Kevin said...

Now why couldn't you have done that one batter ago Josh?

redsock said...

108 - will tito try to get another inning out of him?

Zenslinger said...

Hm. White Sox finally getting to CC a bit. 2-1 Yanks, Sox have bases loaded...but two outs now.

redsock said...

In Beckett's last 3 starts:

18.1 innings, 23 hits, 6 walks, 20 runs (including 10 dongs!)

redsock said...

TIED at the toilet

Kevin said...

White Sox tie it up, but the go-ahead run gets thrown out at home

A Conformer said...

108 - will tito try to get another inning out of him?

I doubt it very much. And definitely hope not.

redsock said...

saito up

A Conformer said...

We'll see Wagner today for sure.

redsock said...

sounded like castig said overbay caught yook's foul pop, but gdgd says hill got it.

?

Benjamin said...

Thank you, Bay.

redsock said...

HOMRE!!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

DOUNG!!!!!!!!!

meuniermr said...

DOUNG

Kevin said...

THUNDER!!!!!

L-girl said...

Trail BC > Vancouver BC

meuniermr said...

SIMULPOST !!!

L-girl said...

A, Hill caught the popup

redsock said...

obrien saying (like a 8 yo) hey if drew hits a home run here, beckett can geta win.

A Conformer said...

Yeah Bayby!

redsock said...

white-out to the rescue!

redsock said...

saito

A Conformer said...

obrien saying (like a 8 yo) hey if drew hits a home run here, beckett can geta win.

Oh, I really hope so. Because it's not about pitching well, it's about winning and doing the little things and not trying to do too much, and as long as the offense scores enough he pitched well enough to win, so he should get it.

redsock said...

beckett: 5-5-5-5-9, 108

Iridescence said...

Hopefully this game with at least put to bed that retarded idea that Tek has some magical ability to make Beckett pitch well.

A Conformer said...

beckett: 5-5-5-5-9, 108

Shit, couldn't he have gotten 4 less Ks?

Benjamin said...

Saito is so lucky Bautista didn't groove that one over the wall.

redsock said...

CWS: 000 000 20
MFY: 101 000 0

TEX: 000 00
MIN: 300 0

meuniermr said...

Saito you gascan..

Kevin said...

Saito, don't eff this up

Iridescence said...

Go Twinkies go!

redsock said...

Saito you gascan..

last 7 games = 0 runs

24 batters
2 hits
2 walks
8 K

L-girl said...

Hopefully this game with at least put to bed that retarded idea that Tek has some magical ability to make Beckett pitch well.

B-B-B-But he's a magic cactus!!

Yes, it should put that silliness to rest.

Saito, come on now, end this.

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