September 20, 2009

G148: Red Sox 9, Orioles 3

Red Sox - 312 101 100 - 9 14  0
Orioles - 000 201 000 - 3 9 0
The Sox jumped on Berken (3-10-6-2-3, 68) right away, as Jacoby Ellsbury and Victor Martinez walked, and Kevin Youkilis, Jason Bay (1-0) and Mike Lowell singled (3-0) in the first. Boston finished the season with a 16-2 record against Baltimore.
Ellsbury (3-for-4, BB, shown stealing base #63 above) doubled in two runs in the third and homered in the seventh. Bay crushed a dong (#35) in the fourth and was HBP with the bases loaded in the sixth. Alex Gonzalez singled and doubled and scored twice.

Dice (5.1-8-3-1-5, 110) was good enough. His fastball command was spotty throughout the game and he relied more on breaking stuff. He allowed at least one baserunner in each inning, but did not walk a man until the fifth -- his 23rd batter. In fact, he had only three three-ball counts.

The Rangers lost to the Angels 10-5, so the Red Sox's Wild Card lead is now up to eight games. The Mariners lit up Joba and the Yankees 7-1, so Boston is now only 5 GB in the East (four in the loss column).
Example
Daisuke Matsuzaka (7.02, 67 ERA+) / Jason Berken (6.08, 76 ERA+)

Tony Massarotti, September 18:
Six games up with 17 to play, the Red Sox once again seem destined for October. Under the circumstances, at the risk of jinxing them, maybe it is time to give the Red Sox their due.
Tony, we've been over this. It's okay to say nice things about the Red Sox. Jinxes do not exist. Really.

Why is Nick Green giving himself a haircut?
Example
Angels/Rangers at 1 and Yankees/Mariners at 4.

95 comments:

redsock said...

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

1. Brian Roberts, 2B
2. Felix Pie, CF
3. Matt Wieters, C
4. Nick Markakis, RF
5. Luke Scott, LF
6. Ty Wiggington, DH
7. Michael Aubrey, 1B
8. Justin Turner, 3B
9. Cesar Izturis, SS

Patrick said...

Yawn! Rolling off the couch at the crack of noon just in time for a sox game?!

Fucking sweet!!!

Jere said...

Do you think Adam Kilgore is put on the pre-game less because of his stutter? And if so, is that...okay? Obviously if you lack the skills to speak on TV, they're not gonna put you on. But if your disability happens to involve speaking, I don't think that should come into play when they're deciding who to put on. Yet I've only seen him maybe three times talking on TV. I think NESN are anti-stuttites.

redsock said...

I don't think I have ever seen or heard Kilgore. How severe is it? It can't be much more jarring than listening to Rice, who hasn't constructed a proper sentence since 1997.

Ish said...

Threading time! Just been out and about with my sister which is always a great time. Very entertaining.

I bought orange sunglasses. I'm not sure why! But apparently they look badass.

Ish said...

I want to see the Red Sox do some jerken of the Berken today.

redsock said...

bay-ses loaded.

Kevin said...

Bases loaded in the first inning?

Nice

Kevin said...

Thunderous single!

s1c said...

WTF where you looking for ON FIRE

Ish said...

Rx Bandit!

Kevin said...

RxBIs!

redsock said...

there's your lead, dice. keep it.

redsock said...

Dice-KKK

Kevin said...

Sit, sit, and SIT

Ish said...

Here's my Andy Comment of the Day...

If Dice keeps pitching like this, things will be going into rearrange mode in my pants!

accudart said...

I could go for 16-2!

Kevin said...

Bass on Base

redsock said...

16-2 what?

Patrick said...

I love the Orioles.

Kevin said...

Blue RBI!

redsock said...

shatner's thinking about jerkin' his berken.

redsock said...

the orioles are taking stock of berken.

get it? ...

berken stock

aaaa-hahahahahaahah

Zenslinger said...

16-2 vs. the O's for the season.

Jere said...

"I don't think I have ever seen or heard Kilgore. How severe is it? It can't be much more jarring than listening to Rice, who hasn't constructed a proper sentence since 1997."

Ha--I was thinking something similar when right after I wrote that, I heard a bit of Daubach, who almost sounded worse than Kilgore anyway. He's super-stiff.

But yeah, Kilgore's clearly a stutter as opposed to "he's nervous being on TV." Will say the same word three times in a row, etc.

Ish said...

Berken-stock. :>)

redsock said...

"results-based business"

redsock said...

i could see them limiting his time if it was hard to ignore. you don't have to be attractive, but you do have to speak smoothly. and i say that as person with a slight stutter.

Patrick said...

two hits. NO WALKS!

redsock said...

maybe i have heard him. i have some hazy memory of seeing a young writer with a clear stutter on during a game. maybe one rare time i had the pre-game? could have someone else on another station, though, too.

go dice!

redsock said...

berken and dice both at 40 thru 2.

Patrick said...

A V-TEK HIT! What are the chances of that? Two in ten?

Kevin said...

My computer must be malfunctioning, it says the Cactus just got a base hit.

redsock said...

2-13/100 out of ten, actually.

redsock said...

SEABASS is raking!!!

Kevin said...

Sea Bass 2-2!

Kevin said...

Lyndouble!

Zenslinger said...

Utter destruction.

redsock said...

this game bores the mighty seabass. he is amusing himself today by going for the cycle in order.

Jere said...

Batting practice has been going on for an hour. When's this game gonna START?

redsock said...

this club is looking mighty sharp as the playoffs loom.

redsock said...

312

... keep it going!

Kevin said...

Very convenient double play.

Kevin said...

Sit

Zenslinger said...

DAISUKE MATSUZAKA HAS PITCHED THREE INNINGS WITHOUT A WALK!

DAISUKE MATSUZAKA HAS PITCHED THREE INNINGS WITHOUT A WALK!

DAISUKE MATSUZAKA HAS PITCHED THREE INNINGS WITHOUT A WALK!

Kevin said...

THUNDER!!!

Zenslinger said...

Le Dong.

redsock said...

CLOCKED!

redsock said...

DAISUKE MATSUZAKA HAS PITCHED THREE INNINGS WITHOUT A WALK!

Hey!

redsock said...

312 1

... keep it going!

nick said...

I've had the TV on mute in the background as I work on a video project.

Did NESN show an error on the Sox line? I'm not seeing it on GDGD.

nick said...

redsock said...

312 1

... keep it going!


312 13 naturally..

redsock said...

no errors, unless they switched a single off of seabass.

then again last night, i was working and glanced at my computer and saw balt 4, bos 3 at the top. that was a mistake, though i went away for 5 minutes thinking lester had coughed up the lead again!

Zenslinger said...

By the way, the person who said Babe Ruth would "fuck anything with hair" wasn't identified in your book, RS. Just "a friend", I think.

nick said...

NESN was still showing it after the break. Haven't been watching close enough to know what it was or wasn't. I just keep looking up and seeing more guys cross the plate.

nick said...

doh. wrong guys crossing the plate.

Zenslinger said...

Yargh. Shoulda walked him!

Kevin said...

Crap

redsock said...

i think i may have seen kilgore on a video from spring training on the Globe's website.

("no one cares" /eck))

redsock said...

sean casey with don in KC

redsock said...

LAA: 020 103
TEX: 301 01

redsock said...

0

bastards.

Benjamin said...

Hard to score when you bat two pitchers in an inning.

nick said...

I propose:

312 101 213
000 202 000

Kevin said...

I assume that's probably all from Dice for today. I'm satisfied with the results.

redsock said...

94. you think that's it? maybe one more.

only relievers that did not go yesterday were jeemer, bard and bot. (and tazawa and bowden).

i say he gets the 6th

accudart said...

If we beat the O's today are we 16-2 against them?

Kevin said...

Loaded again

Kevin said...

RBIHBP!

nick said...

still going according to plan...

Kevin said...

I guess with a six run lead they might send him back out and see if he can get through the inning quickly. I was just thinking they might not want him to get his pitch count up since he just got off the DL like a week ago.

Benjamin said...

On the other hand, those are pitches he didn't have to throw earlier in the season. Lots fewer miles on his arm this season.

redsock said...

there goes the no-no.

redsock said...

If we beat the O's today are we 16-2 against them?

yes, someone explained it for me an hour and 10 minutes ago, but thanks! :>)

Kevin said...

Crap

Kevin said...

Alright, I'll take that.

redsock said...

312 101

we need 2!

nick said...

Ells doing his part for 2!

Triple next AB?

redsock said...

LAA: 020 103 31
TEX: 301 010 0

Kevin said...

LYNDON!

nick said...

How did I not even see Pedroia's at bat?

redsock said...

FY: 1st pitch 6-3.

redsock said...

oh that's a FY play!

redsock said...

TEX loses 10-5.

8 GA in WC!

redsock said...

Stoopid GDGD has Rodriguez replacing Wieters at C in the top 9th. He was in for the top of the 8th. Zzzzzzzzzzz ....

redsock said...

Fact Masterson!

redsock said...

um, don, dice allowed 8 hits today, not 4.

redsock said...

another game-ending dp pls

Kevin said...

GDGD still frozen two pitches into the first Oriole at bat this inning.

redsock said...

have a slice of pie, saito.

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

Jere said...

"The Rangers lost to the Angels 10-5, so the Red Sox's Wild Card lead is now up to eight games."

And the east lead can be down to 5, 4 in the loss today--Joba gives up 7 through 2! His ERA's creeping toward 5....

redsock said...

Catching the MFY includes sweeping them next weekend. Even taking 2 of 3 will not do.

and ...

MFY: 000 0
SEA: 250

JtC: 3-6-7-3-2, 69!

redsock said...

MFY: 000 001 0
SEA: 250 000 0

tim said...

here comes the east, do-oo-do-do
here comes the east, i say
it's ours soon
do-do-do-do....etc