September 13, 2009

G141: Red Sox 3, Rays 1

Rays    - 000 000 100 - 1  6  0
Red Sox - 000 001 02x - 3 9 0
Dustin Pedroia doubled and scored Boston's first run, then hit a two-run opposite field home run to break an eighth-inning tie. Pinch-hitter David Ortiz began the eighth with a double.

Buchholz had his stuff working well, especially the changeup: 7-5-1-3-5-97. Hideki Okajima and Jonathan Papelbon closed it out.
Example
Matt Garza (3.85, 118 ERA+) / Clay Buchholz (3.92, 121 ERA+)

First of two today. The "nightcap" is at 5 PM.

If all goes according to plan, Boston could be only 6 GB the Yankees by 9 PM, having cut three games off New York's lead in three days.

MLB.com:
Buchholz won his fourth consecutive decision last Tuesday, shutting out the Orioles over seven innings of three-hit ball at Fenway Park. The 25-year-old right-hander is 4-2 with a 3.00 ERA in seven outings since Aug. 8, posting six quality starts over that span. He has surrendered three runs or fewer in nine of 11 appearances this season.
There is an obvious difference in innings pitched, but: ERA+s going into this series: Buchholz 121, Beckett 122.

Toss out his crappy August 24 start against the White Sox and Buchholz has a 1.79 ERA (eight runs in 40.1 innings) since August 8.

Big Bats: Victor Martinez has a 13-game hitting streak (.356, 16-for-45), Kevin Youkilis is hitting .500 (24-for-48) against the Rays this season, and Alex Gonzalez has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games (.333, 17-for-51).

Also: Orioles/Yankees at 1 and the Mariners/Rangers will play two: 1:30 (now moved to 5 PM) and then later.

58 comments:

Ish said...

Got some funky looking oatmeal too.

Zenslinger said...

Looks like this, according to Yahoo:

J. Bartlett ss
C. Crawford lf
E. Longoria 3b
B. Zobrist cf
P. Burrell dh
A. Iwamura 2b
G. Zaun c
G. Gross rf
C. Richard 1b
Garza, SP

Boston

J. Ellsbury cf
D. Pedroia 2b
V. Martinez c
K. Youkilis 3b
J. Bay dh
C. Kotchman 1b
R. Baldelli rf
J. Reddick lf
N. Green ss
Buchholz, SP

L-girl said...

Yay, baseball! I haven't heard or seen the Red Sox in so long. Can't thread at work today, but I should be able to listen to every pitch.

redsock said...

that curve was strike 3 you umping asshole.

... there we go!

Benjamin said...

Hooray for baseball. We don't have very much left.

redsock said...

7-pitch OTT!

redsock said...

L-2B-J!

redsock said...

I may have to start cheating on HH's curve with his change.

redsock said...

13-pitch OTT for HH.

ScottishJames said...

This is not a lineup to strike fear in many opponents' hearts, huh?

meuniermr said...

I will be at the 5 PM game

redsock said...

remy says the regulars sitting out this one have bad # against spitboy. plus there are two games today, so we'll get subs in one of them.

redsock said...

HH is on!

redsock said...

BAL: 0
MFY:

Can *anyone* stop the Orioles??!?!

meuniermr said...

What a duel this is turning into..

redsock said...

PC:

CB: 7-13-16 11-17 = 64
MG: 16-19-11 10-13 = 69

redsock said...

BAL: 02
MFY: 1

redsock said...

FY nearly clears the monster - 2B!

L-girl said...

FYeah-ouble!

Wow, what a game this is. Glad to see I'm not missing an exciting thread. :)

redsock said...

FY moiderized that fastball.

redsock said...

just checked my watch - it's time to score a run.

redsock said...

blue light - 1-0 - like clockwork!

L-girl said...

You are correct, sir! Extra Mart!

meuniermr said...

John Rich called the v-mart RBI.

Benjamin said...

Yay, a run.

redsock said...

nesn is really plugging john henry's new blog. i guess twitter wasn't enough for him.

redsock said...

JH's blog is here:

"Now I realize that if I, for instance, joke around about a curse ... oooeuff! Some people seem to take everything seriously in sports -- everything. I don’t know how anyone can take curses seriously!
I kidded about Yankees Universe and the fact that Red Sox Nation has ceded many of the planets in our own solar system to the Yanks ... oh boy. Some took great offense. “SOX OWNER BASHES YANKS!”
So let's be clear. This blog will often be written with a sense of humor. And it will be controversial for at least a couple of reasons. Number one -- I'm writing it. Number two -- I have had a lifelong tendency to be blunt."

****

That ol' MT Curse!

redsock said...

OUT!!! - hell of a play by yook and vmart.

Benjamin said...

Sheeeeeeeit.

meuniermr said...

V-Mart preserves the tie!

redsock said...

i mean kotch and vmart!

westcoastsox said...

Was it Youk, or was it Kotchman?

westcoastsox said...

Oops - never mind.

redsock said...

vmart limped off field, spiked in left leg?

***

so another catcher can block the plate? huh.

redsock said...

considering the great off-balance left-handed throw home, if that was yook, i'd be doubly amazed!!

time for another run or three.

redsock said...

Buchholz: 7-5-1-3-5, 97

redsock said...

jeemer in and bard up

L-girl said...

how about a big papi big ph?

redsock said...

bot up as flo ph

meuniermr said...

And that's what he gets the gold gloves for.

redsock said...

Don: "it's green light city -- and it's fouled off by david ortiz!"

L-girl said...

YEAH! Half-dong!

redsock said...

TIZZLE TIME!!!!!!!!!!!

double.

meuniermr said...

Paging Joey Gathwright to the 2nd base bag..

redsock said...

nice bunt -- and just nipped by longo.

bring him in, fy

L-girl said...

FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

JOCKEY DONG!@@!!!!!!!!!!!!

meuniermr said...

SI SI EL CABALLO!!!!!!

redsock said...

CLANK!

redsock said...

more garza pls

redsock said...

pedroia: "spit on this"

redsock said...

bot in to nail it down

redsock said...

burrell gets 'smeared.

redsock said...

come on, bot, make the messy liquid already.

L-girl said...

filthy fkr water!

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

redsock said...

BAL: 020 10
MFY: 100 20

Zenslinger said...

I was at yoga, but enjoy that play-by-play of the eighth. Papi PH double, run for him, move him up...then FY HR.

Diggin' it. That and the pitching performance all round.

Makes you a little more hopeful vs. the Angels, eh.