September 13, 2009

G142: Red Sox 4, Rays 0

Rays    - 000 000 000 - 0  4  0
Red Sox - 010 002 01x - 4 7 0
Wicked Lester: 8-2-0-3-7, 105.

Jason Varitek: two-run single in the sixth.

Plus: An email regarding Pedro/Koufax I sent to the radio booth was mentioned/read during the top of the 8th inning!
Example
James Shields (4.02, 114 ERA+) / Jon Lester (3.44, 138 ERA+)

Friday night's pitchers return for Sunday's second game.

Lester threw 24 pitches -- and allowed three singles -- in the top of the first inning on Friday before the game was postponed.

153 comments:

meuniermr said...

I will be at this game

redsock said...

bring us a win.

tim said...

Yankees trying to put a wrench in the plan...5-3 douches in top 7...

L-girl said...

Meuniermr, cool, enjoy! IIRC, you are a long way from home.

I just saw the NYY score. There's still time for the birds to get the sweep.

tim said...

Yeah man, enjoy the game. Should be a good one if Lester doesn't mimic Friday Jon.

tim said...

Hughes in for MFY...'heart' of the Os order due up...

now's the time feathered friends...

redsock said...

I just found this. Never heard it before.

It's audio of the Stones playing Brown Sugar for the first time ever -- from Altamount.

redsock said...

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

1. Jason Bartlett, SS
2. Carl Crawford, DH
3. Evan Longoria, 3B
4. Ben Zobrist, 2B
5. Willy Aybar, 1B
6. Gabe Kapler, RF
7. Dioner Navarro, C
8. B.J. Upton, CF
9. Fernando Perez, LF

tim said...

Welp, Orioles being Orioles. Fuck it. Just one extra game to pick up between now and next Friday the 25th...

Cool link, Allan. Listening now!

tim said...

OTT all around.

L-girl said...

Does anyone have MLB audio? Mine's not working, don't know if it's my system or not.

s1c said...

l-girl I do not have it on this flash 4 computer so cannot help (and B-fly just signed off fb to go to supper so I can't ask her).

redsock said...

I can get audio.

redsock said...

I switched over and the very first (and only) thing I heard was:

"1-800-54-Giant"

!

tim said...

Is it me or are they whisking through this game? Seems to be less commercials and crap.

s1c said...

It is you tim, it is the power of the spinach.

tim said...

Good ol NESN fucking things up. Heidi introduced some interview with fkr pitching coach about shields struggles @ fenway, interview that ran was actually about garza.

L-girl said...

Thanks guys. I have nothing! I'll reboot the whole damn thing, maybe that will help.

redsock said...

Florida Evans!

tim said...

Wicked Lester is wicked.

Kevin said...

Sit, sit, and sit.

redsock said...

After moving the time of their first game from 1:35 to 5:00, Rangers are still delayed by wet grounds.

L-girl said...

Reboot, jump up and down three times, click my heels together... and finally! Sound.

s1c said...

If you had said it didn't work I was going to suggest clicking the ruby slippers ;)

L-girl said...

Good thing it worked, I'm only wearing sneakers.

Kevin said...

Sit

s1c said...

Time for some more flo magic

L-girl said...

Doctor, doctor, give us the news...

redsock said...

sure looked like ball 3 to tiz was strike 3 (at his belt buckle)

gift for us. go doc!

redsock said...

oh goody - loaded for duh cactus.

L-girl said...

Cactus with the bases loaded? Hey, stranger things have happened.

Once or twice, anyway.

L-girl said...

Squanderrific.

Kevin said...

Magic cactus, do something useful

redsock said...

why in the fuck would you swing at shit like that? tapping to the pitcher or 1b is the best you can do with that shit.

Kevin said...

Or just ground out...

L-girl said...

OK Allan, start typing. OB & Castig are talking about Pedro - OB watched Petey dominating the Devil Rays, the 1-hitter where Gerald Williams charged the mound. Castig called Pedro "the Sandy Koufax of his day".

redsock said...

what is their email again?

s1c said...

Naw Koufax was better

s1c said...

j/k

redsock said...

j/k

you should have waited about an hour to add this.

redsock said...

we have some good starting pitchers.

Ish said...

I just saw an incredible stat on the Dodgers/Giants game on TBS.

The key NL acquisitions via trades and such...

Pedro
John Smoltz
Vincente Padilla
Brad Penny
Jon Garland
Cliff Lee
Jose Contreras

I forget if there was anyone else, but combined since the changed teams (or signed), they are 18-3 with a 2.86 ERA. Incredible.

Zenslinger said...

Smoltz's first two starts were stellar. His last two were mediocre, and supposedly he will miss his next.

Brad Penny's just given up his first couple of runs in the second vs. LAD. Giants have the game in hand, 7-2, but it's probably not going to be enough to get the Giants the WC. We'd need Colorado to just lie down & die.

I'd like to go down to the Bar to watch some of the Sox game, but I can hear from here that the Bar is full of NY Giants fans. The screams when they score are identifiable by loudness and the quality of the screaming (Saturday morning Wisconsin football fans there can be just as loud, but sound a little more human).

L-girl said...

what is their email again?

It was the Jays booth you asked for last time.

L-girl said...

you should have waited about an hour to add this.

And risk getting banned?

s1c said...

you should have waited about an hour to add this.

Was afraid of page and half screed about how I was a low life troll who should spend his time elsewhere. lol

redsock said...

:>)

s1c said...

right on the corner and to close to take.

s1c said...

dr, dr

redsock said...

DEAR DOCTOR

(shields is damaged...)

redsock said...

tek is gonna end an inning for the 3rd time tonight, isn't he?

s1c said...

oh geez louise can you swing at a strike just once today cactus.

s1c said...

thank go for lousy defense.

redsock said...

hmmm,. mlbtv is on a fritz. it's showing tek with a 2-run single. ... i'll just put down "K" in my scorecard.

s1c said...

Bad hop at first base, but still should have been handled.

Ish said...

Okay what's this about j/k and getting banned?


I feel like someone just told a joke and I only heard the punch line.

"Eh?? I don't get it!"

Kevin said...

Wait...did the Cactus actually get a clutch hit that inning?!

I need to get distracted when he's batting more frequently.

Zenslinger said...

Inappropriate Degree of Veneration for Sandy Koufax, I believe.

redsock said...

man o man am i tired of hearing

"HEY UMP"

L-girl said...

hmmm,. mlbtv is on a fritz. it's showing tek with a 2-run single. ... i'll just put down "K" in my scorecard.

:>)

Ish, it has to do with Allan's adoration of Pedro. Scroll up to my comment re radio babble.

redsock said...

More an Inappropriate Degree of De-Veneration for Pedro Martinez.

Ish said...

My sister and her boyfriend were at the gas station today, saw a co-worker who was getting gas and told them he had a pair of tickets to this game and he couldn't go. Asked if they wanted to go. So they did.

And they're sitting four rows behind the Red Sox dugout.

Zenslinger said...

Ish: that's awesome.

s1c said...

Of course if you were to ask Pedro he'd say "Put him in the batters box and I'll hit him in the butt".

redsock said...

ob and castig say they get emails.
anyone have the address?

isn't it redsoxbooth@something?

redsock said...

wow, ish.

bard up.

L-girl said...

More an Inappropriate Degree of De-Veneration for Pedro Martinez.

True. But I posted it b/c of your (well justified) adoration.

Ish said...

Got it!

I can't wait to see Pedro pitch tonight.

With the Three ESPN Goons on mute, of course.

s1c said...

Sock, probably @wrko.com

Ish said...

It's too bad that they don't watch the Red Sox or care as much as others might. Cause, ya know... SOME of US might like going a little bit more. :>)

But I'm not complaining. I've already been to Fenway this year.

My sister said, "I'll try to get you a ball or something." Like everyone behind the dugout gets a baseball. Right.

Ish said...

And it would be Soxbooth.

redsock said...

i found it - no thanks to any of you.

soxbooth@weei.com

Ish said...

it's... soxbooth@weei.com

But I don't think you'll get O'B & Castig. Probably get Jon Rish.

redsock said...

oh - okay, some of you helped. belatedly. (and wrongly). but you helped!

Ish said...

Hey, get it right. I helped belately. The rest of them helped wrongly.

L-girl said...

soxbooth @ i don't know what, maybe wrko.com

redsock said...

did i mention i got a foul ball on wednesday night? because i did. get a foul ball. at an actual game.

Ish said...

Castig: "He's going to appeal to Lance Barksdale and say it hit his foot."

O'B: "And yes, he agrees! He's going to be hit by the pitch!"

Um, he was already hit by the pitch!

We can all be morons sometimes.

L-girl said...

oops, i'm late on that. stupid lawyers.

redsock said...

i was thinking. koufax would make a solid #4 on our staff.

Amy said...

Hi, everyone! I am finally back on a thread after what seems like forever. Of course, it is the bottom of the seventh, but it feels nice to catch a few innings with you all. We were gone all weekend at a family bat mitzvah, and I was too busy last week to watch and thread, so I just watched while unpacking.

Amy said...

Congrats on the foul ball, Allan. Of course, we would be more excited for you if you had gotten it at a major league game.

s1c said...

And Drew continues his 1.000 OBP for the night.

redsock said...

i gotta start small. in another 35 years or so, maybe i can get a MLB ball.

s1c said...

b-fly took hers to Marist (along with her Red Sox Blanket)

L-girl said...

They're reading an email now, but it's not Allan's.

Ish said...

A "very interesting" email.

L-girl said...

Hi Amy. I'm not really here, very busy at work. But nice to see you for a split second.

redsock said...

wagner up with bard

redsock said...

cactusballa?

redsock said...

looks like bard is our 9th inning man tonight.

Ish said...

OH SNAP. This might be Allan's e-mail.



IT IS!

Named on the air!

L-girl said...

they're reading Allan's email now! AND THEY PLUGGED HIS BOOK!!!!

redsock said...

get -- OUT!

L-girl said...

Castig: Allan Wood, the author of "Babe Ruth and the 1918 Red Sox," and he makes a good point.

[game]

Now calls him "the Blogger Allan Wood" - and they're reading it.

YAY!

Ish said...

VERY COOL!!!

L-girl said...

He's reading the whole thing and he's agreeing with you. He says "he makes a great point and I would agree".

Yee-hah! 1918 free promo!!!

Ish said...

I'm beaming right now.

I'm sitting here and I'm like, "I KNOW THAT GUY!"

I didn't even know what your email was about, except for the Koufax/Pedro thing. But I didn't know in depth what you wrote so it was fascinating to hear... from Castig's voice! Very neat.

s1c said...

Oh, yeah, he dropped the F-bomb and maybe even the MF bomb. Bye Bye

redsock said...

This is what I sent (notice how I lie int he first sentence):

Joe:

I heard you refer to Pedro as "the Koufax of his day" during the second game tonight.

While their raw numbers look similar, Koukax pitched from a higher mound (in a pitcher's park (LA)) and at a time when the rule book strike zone was enforced. Pedro's home park favoured hitters and he worked in one of the highest offensive eras in the game's history. With no disrespect to Koufax, Martinez leaves him in the dust.

Check out these posts:
http://joyofsox.blogspot.com/2006/06/el-rey.html
http://joyofsox.blogspot.com/2007/03/matsuzaka-santana-koufax-pedro.html

On the all-time ERA+ list, Pedro has the 2nd, 9th, 16th, 25th and 39th best seasons.

The only pitchers in history who can touch him are (in order) Walter Johnson (5th, 10th, 22nd (twice)), Roger Clemens (12th, 16th, 27th), Greg Maddux (4th, 5th, 50th (twice)), and Christy Mathewson (11th, 15th). That's it. ... Sandy Koufax posted the 56th and 70th best ERA+ seasons.

[ERA+: The ratio of the league's ERA, adjusted to the pitcher's ballpark, to that of the pitcher (above 100 is above average, below 100 is below average). It is good for comparing pitchers from different ERAs.]

Allan Wood
Author, "Babe Ruth and the 1918 Red Sox"
Blog: "The Joy of Sox"

***

redsock said...

i'll have to go back to the archived game and check it out.

redsock said...

Thanks for tipping me off, L!

s1c said...

Pesky dongage

Ish said...

THIS DOUNG'S FOR YOU!

redsock said...

oh waaa waaa oh waaa waa ...

THUNDER!

Kevin said...

THUNDER BAY!!

Ish said...

Thinking it'll be Wagner for the 9th.

s1c said...

Kapler Makes that catch on thunder.

Amy said...

Very cool, Allan!! Wish I had heard it...but no radio in here yet!

redsock said...

Reminds me of an old post:

10.24.2004
The Naked Truth. If the Red Sox win the World Series, Johnny Pesky says he's "gonna take off all my clothes and run around the ballpark. Then I can die happy. Not that I'm going to die. I mean, I am going to die. But not soon." ... This will give new meaning to Pesky's pole.

L-girl said...

Stupid lawyers, made me miss a dong.

Someone just emailed me to say Allan was mentioned on the radio. But the email address is a phone number. No idea who it was.

L-girl said...

It was Andy!

redsock said...

Pesky Lied!!!

redsock said...

did they mention jos?

L-girl said...

Thanks for tipping me off, L!

You know, when I said "start typing," I was kidding. If I thought you were going to email, I would have given you the address right away.

Great book plug. Too bad he didn't mention Joy of Sox, but he did say "the blogger Allan Wood".

L-girl said...

did they mention jos?

Not by name.

redsock said...

it's a good think i never sent any dfw-length screeds against castig's college sports fetish or o'brien's embrace of the gloom -- they'd have set their mailbox to dump any future mail straight in the trash!

L-girl said...

it's a good think i never sent any dfw-length screeds against castig's college sports fetish or o'brien's embrace of the gloom -- they'd have set their mailbox to dump any future mail straight in the trash!

As I always tell you. Good to see you're coming around.

tim said...

Just got back in - lovin' the score, and that's amazing! Allan's email got read on the air....wish I had heard it. You're gonna have to make an mp3 of it and post it =)

redsock said...

just the opposite. now i know the mail will get through. now i can tell them off!

Ish said...

Bard and Tazawa warming

redsock said...

i have no idea how to do that. anyone have a clue?

tim said...

I could probably figure it out....I mean....I have a MAC...

s1c said...

ok, you can stop with the Gagne impressions.

redsock said...

playoff tito - where are you?

tim said...

I just don't have access to the archived games. Unless they're free?

Kevin said...

Come on alpaca farmer, finish this up.

tim said...

Knew I shoulda bet on the 49ers.

Kevin said...

Sit

redsock said...

smokin' sasahe

L-girl said...

Maybe someone can tell us how to fix the vid of Tala?

Shit, I can't explain... work. Maybe A can.

tim said...

Bee-dubbbbbbb

DIRTY

FUCKING

WATER.

Amy said...

dirty water!

L-girl said...

filthy freaking water!

Kevin said...

WATER

redsock said...

The water is doubly Muddy!!!

tim said...

heh....acronym of dirty fucking water.

s1c said...

dirty h2o,

Ish said...

3 wins in less than 24 hours!

Now just under 48 hours until they play again!

Kevin said...

Rays officially eliminated from the division

tim said...

Now just under 48 hours until they play again!

*gulp*

Remind me to hit the LCBO hard before that one. The return of the one named dice.....hoooooo, that will be a doozy. Especially with steal-happy LAA...

redsock said...

this is the new no-shit-taking dice. he will surprise. i say right now -- only one walk.

Ish said...

So, you know how I said my sister told me she'd get me a ball?

She didn't disappoint. Got one from Big Papi... AND one of his batting gloves!

Pre-spit or post-spit? Not sure.

redsock said...

Tizzle DNA!

Ish said...

Yay Pedro pitching!

LJCohen said...

Most cool on the email, Allan! I missed it (was listening to the radio while I was cooking dinner) but hubby heard it.

L-girl said...

So, you know how I said my sister told me she'd get me a ball?

She didn't disappoint. Got one from Big Papi... AND one of his batting gloves!


Get the fuck out! Considering how she got the tickets, this is unbelieveable!

L-girl said...

acronym of dirty fucking water

Much better than Dallas Ft Worth!

SoSock said...

Wow, what a day!
Sox get 2, Allan gets a shout-out, or read-out, from Castig, and Ish gets one of Big Papi's balls.
Ummmmm......I mean ;>
I assume you're home from work and searching for audio by now.

Ish said...

Holy crap!!

I watched Pedro pitch all 7 scoreless innings, 107 pitches... 5 hits, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts... Then I stopped paying attention because I thought there was NO WAY he'd throw another pitch.

But I was WRONG! He threw one more inning! Ended the night having thrown 130 pitches!!!!!

8-6-0-2-7, 130/80

!!!!

SoSock said...

Pedro - 8 innings of shutout ball tonight. 6 hits but no runs. 2 walks and 7 Ks.
Sandy who?
;>
Mariners up 5-0 in 7th. 4 GA - coming up!
Roll on big train.
Or are we on the bus now? I'm confused.

SoSock said...

And lastly (I promise)
Jim Carroll can add his own name to his most famous song - People Who Died. :(

Ish said...

Pedro threw the most pitches in a game tonight than any game since 2001. WOW.