September 18, 2009

G146: Red Sox 3, Orioles 1

Red Sox - 010 101 000 - 3 11  0
Orioles - 010 000 000 - 1 5 0
The sixth spot in the order scored all three runs tonight as Buchholz went six innings (6-5-1-3-1, 95). The Red Sox have a 6.5-game lead in the wild card and a Yankees loss would bring Boston to within six in the East. (The Joy of Six?)

Casey Kotchman went 3-for-4, singling in Jason Bay with the first Boston run. After the Orioles tied the game on a Luke Scott dong, Bay went deep to start the fourth. Josh Reddick replaced Bay in left in the fifth. He singled to start the sixth and scored on Jacoby Ellsbury's single.

LBJ had two opposite field hits and stolen base #62. Victor Martinez also had two hits. ... The bullpen trio of Daniel Bard, Hideki Ojakima and Jonathan Papelbon put up a 3-0-0-1-3 line. The one baserunner was a one-out walk by Bard, who then struck out the next two hitters.

Ichiro Suzuki hit a two-run home run off Mariano Rivera with two outs in the bottom of the ninth -- his fourth hit of the night -- to give the Mariners a 3-2 win over the Yankees. The Angels shut out the Rangers 2-0. Boston is 6 GB in the East and 7 GA in the WC.
Example
Clay Buchholz (3.66, 129 ERA+) / Jeremy Guthrie (5.06, 92 ERA+)

The Red Sox -- 52-22 at home but only 34-37 away from Fenway -- hit the road for their final trip of the season: three in Baltimore, four in Kansas City, and three in New York. (After that, it's back home for three against Toronto and four against Cleveland. Then it's playoff time!)

Boston starters have allowed three runs or fewer in 10 consecutive games -- 1.79 ERA in 65.1 innings. ... Victor Martinez has a 16-game hitting streak (.357, 20-for-56) and Jacoby Ellsbury has hit in nine of his last ten games (.400, 14-for-35_.

Guthrie leads the AL in losses (14) earned runs allowed (97) and home runs allowed (30). However, he has allowed only one dong in his last four starts and only four in eight starts since July 31. ... Joey Gathright is 4-for-4 against Guthrie and Jason Bay is 5-for-10 (more; and here are the Birds vs Laptop).

And: Angels/Rangers at 8 and Yankees/Mariners at 10.

64 comments:

redsock said...

This Date In History:

1977: Boston's Ted Cox goes 4-for-4 in his major league debut. He will get two hits in his first two times up the next day against the Yankees, setting a record for six straight hits at the start of a career.

1979 - Yankees manager Billy Martin reportedly pays rookie pitch Bob Kammeyer $100 to hit former Yankee Cliff Johnson with a pitch.

1993 - Trailing by two runs to the Red Sox with two outs in the bottom of ninth, Mike Stanley hits a fly to left for the final out of a Boston win, but time had been called right before the pitch was delivered due to a fan running out onto the Yankee Stadium field. Given a second chance, Stanley singles, Wade Boggs singles, Dion James walks, and Don Mattingly singles, giving the MFY an improbable 4-3 win. (I was at this game and had moved down behind the third base dugout for the final inning. The fan ran down past my aisle seat on his way onto the field. I should have tripped him.)

L-girl said...

Dion James, who later tossed me a batting practice baseball in our (and the Yankees') first trip to Camden Yards.

redsock said...

Ellsbury, CF
Pedroia, 2B
Martinez, C
Youkilis, 3B
Ortiz, DH
Bay, LF
Drew, RF
Kotchman, 1B
Gonzalez, SS

Pie, CF
Izturis, SS
Roberts, 2B
Markakis, RF
Mora, 3B
Wieters, C
Scott, DH
Wigginton, 1B
Fiorentino, LF

Patrick said...

I thought it was a day off today. So glad to be wrong.

And who needs days off anyways? Let's not take another one until the playoffs.

Ish said...

ECK!

L-girl said...

Ugh, MASN on our EI. Mute + MLB Audio to the rescue.

L-girl said...

Last Monday was the last day off of the season. The next off day is the rest before the playoffs start! Yay.

redsock said...

wtf audio is on the mlbtv nesn broadcast?

redsock said...

a couple of assholes talking about golf. WHERE IS DON?

L-girl said...

62 baby!!!

redsock said...

now i have castig --

good old MLB. lame as ever

redsock said...

run(s)!

kotch kicks in

redsock said...

wow - 20 minute gap!

L-girl said...

Jewish JoSers won't be around for a while, except me, because I don't care. :)

But Amy, SoSock, Benjamin... maybe others.

For that matter, Muslim JoSers won't be around either, it's the start of Eid.

redsock said...

ah.

eck saying he knows next to nothing about the orioles and their future. mentions someone getting a contract extension and adds: "not that i care".

L-girl said...

On second thought, good thing I don't have NESN tonight.

redsock said...

hmmm, overdid the change?

L-girl said...

castiglione is giving news on don zimmer. does he think we care???

redsock said...

again???

we want the man to die. how can he not know that?

L-girl said...

crap

redsock said...

wtf hale?

tim said...

fuckin crap.

redsock said...

is eck calling nolan reimold "reingold"?

Ish said...

Oh come on. You LOVE the Eck.

Ish said...

Hooray for velocity!

redsock said...

HOMRE

Ish said...

A Doung in Baultimore!

nick said...

g'evening.

redsock said...

tek been showing vmart some catching tips?

redsock said...

clay gettin' squeezed

nick said...

dp plz.

nick said...

ok w/ k x2 2.

redsock said...

that was fun going thru that at bat with eck.

nick said...

I missed some of that with trying to unscramble words with emma. I'm stumped on asgusea.

no runs there is a good thing!

L-girl said...

friggin landlord has no respect for baseball

how'd the 2nd run score?

L-girl said...

ok, i scrolled up and see HOMRE so I know :)

redsock said...

sausage?

nick said...

damn! I could not see it. emma shouted it out just as I refreshed and saw your answer. good job to all ('cept me)!

L-girl said...

Someone's hitting for Bay? I hope he's not hurt.

nick said...

"nothing 'gainst varitek at all" but he breeds suckage.

redsock said...

yeah, eck, lack of playing time is why tek isn't hitting.

L-girl said...

no, tek's problem is too much playing time. if he doesn't play, he won't suck so much.

L-girl said...

Bay has the old "flu-like symptoms".

redsock said...

hey hey hey

it's maaaaaaaaatt albers!

L-girl said...

You know what? I just realized I have been at this computer the entire day. I am turning it off.

Go Sox.

Good night.

redsock said...

clay 2-0 on last 3 hitters...

redsock said...

bard in

redsock said...

bard smoked pie.

redsock said...

linescore says we score 1 here:

010 101 0

redsock said...

also hoping for the palindrome

nick said...

I'm willing to let the O's score a run in the bottom if we can have a total palindrome line.

nick said...

and there it goes. I missed if you made public note of that Texas line from last week:
500 000 005

nick said...

Off for emma's bedtime (or well past).

redsock said...

i mentioned it to laura. i think we were away.

Patrick said...

DIRTY WATER!

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

Patrick said...

Agua sucia

redsock said...

Go Mariners.

redsock said...

MFY: 1
SEA:

LAA: 101 000 0
TEX: 000 000

redsock said...

MFY: 100 001
SEA: 001 000

LAA: 101 000 000 - 2 6 1
TEX: 000 000 000 - 0 8 1

redsock said...

YES!!! FRUITBAT BLEW IT!!!

MFY: 100 001 000 - 2 8 0
SEA: 001 000 002 - 3 9 0

LAA: 101 000 000 - 2 6 1
TEX: 000 000 000 - 0 8 1

East: 6 GB
WC: 7 GA

redsock said...

Ichiro with a 2-run dong off FB!

SoSock said...

Happy New Year!!!

Sox win, MFY lose!!!

Lots of celebrating :)

Ish said...

Mark Feinsand of the Daily News thinks Mo's blown save could be a "good thing"

Then he talks about a lot of Yankee people getting antsy about the division.

Which is more absurd from an objective standpoint? The Red Sox coming all the way back from 6 GB with 16 remaining or thinking Mariano Rivera giving up a two-run dong to Ichiro when the M's were down to their last out... a GOOD thing?