August 29, 2009

G129: Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 2

Blue Jays - 000 000 002 - 2  5  1
Red Sox - 100 002 00x - 3 10 0
Buchholz (8.1-3-1-2-9, 107) was masterful, but was pulled after giving up a leadoff single and a line out in the ninth.

Hideki Ojakima -- facing two lefties, Adam Lind and Lyle Overbay -- allowed an RBI double (poof, there went the shutout) and an RBI single in only four pitches. Suddenly, Toronto had the tying run at first with only one out. Terry Francona went to Jonathan Papelbon, who retired Vernon Wells on a first-pitch foul pop-out to catcher, then got Kevin Millar to pop to third.

The Sox wasted a ton of scoring opportunities -- Romero (5.1-7-3-4-5, 116) was lucky he wasn't trailing 6- or 7-0 after three innings. Jacoby Ellsbury began the first with a double, took third on an attempted pickoff throw by catcher Raul Chavez and scored on Dustin Pedroia's single.

Boston stranded two runners in the second and left the bases loaded in the third. They also left the sacks full in the sixth, but they scored twice before doing so. Jason Bay and J.D. Drew walked, Alex Gonzalez rapped an RBI single, Pedroia (3-for-4, with a walk) singled to load the bases, and Victor Martinez walked to force in the third run. They ended the day with 12 LOB.

Ellsbury hit a stand-up triple in the eighth on a ball that sailed over Wells's head and rattled around in the triangle. LBJ took a wide turn around third, but DeMarlo Hale wisely stopped him.

The Yankees one-hit the White Sox 10-0 and the Rangers topped the Twins 3-0, so the standings stay the same: 6 GB in the East, 2.5 GA in the WC.
Example
Ricky Romero (3.91, 112 ERA+) / Clay Buchholz (5.02, 95 ERA+)

Romero in 2009
           GS     IP   H  R  ER  BB   K   ERA 
vs Red Sox 3 12.0 19 15 14 13 15 10.50
vs Others 18 119.1 113 43 43 39 87 3.24
Boston has hit .388/.508/.735 against Romero. ... David Ortiz is 5-for-7 with one single, three doubles and a home run. Kevin Youkilis is 3-for-5 with two dongs.

Also: White Sox/Yankees at 1 and Rangers/Twins at 7.

220 comments:

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Benjamin said...

Now one more.

redsock said...

Good ol' Vernon!

Kevin said...

Alright, one more

tim said...

WBW

redsock said...

i hear some blues guitar ....

A Conformer said...

HH shoulda gotten one more batter for sure. Let's snuff this one, eh?

tim said...

do-do-do-do....sss, sss....sss,sss...

tim said...

Oreck this shit. Now.

Benjamin said...

WATER!

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

tim said...

DIRTY MOTHERFUCKING WATER!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

No looming, no dooming, just beautiful muddy water!!

Kevin said...

WATER

Lord Lynch said...

Always leave 'em laughing!

tim said...

Well, time to enjoy some more of this ice cold moosehead and help steph pack for her *family vacation* to mexico.

i'll ask her to find some good pitching for us while she's there.

god i love having good beer in the fridge.

Iridescence said...

Water! Nice job Pap!

tim said...

redsock, i think the game recap you wrote from our game in toronto applies to this one as well.

redsock said...

Our game had drama and annoyance all night. This one didn't feel that way. But I was working through parts of it.

Ish said...

Tito just said it's Byrd tomorrow.

Tazawa went to Gulf Coast so when their season ends he can come back on Tuesday when rosters expand. Just a bunch of procedure shit.

Francona didn't notice the crowd was booing him, but Pedroia did! And he told him about it. I could just imagine that. "Good job, Clay. Hey, Tito! They're booing you!"

SoSock said...

IMAC
(infamous morning after comment)
Still on track!
1 game a week is all we need. We were out 7 last Sunday. If we can gain 1 today (go ALL Sox) we would actually be ahead of schedule. Worst we can do is gain the 1 for the week.
Been out the last 2 nights, but the bar last night had Sprtsctr on. Saw some great highlights of Buck's performance. Looked like he was ON.
Watched LL World Series with a friend first. Her son is there. He kept texting us telling us where he was at but we never spotted him.

Hurry back Wake!


That is indeed a reassuring thing to see, especially given the sudden humanization of our ace.
If Beckett can just get back on track I see no problems whatsoever with playing October baseball.

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