September 21, 2009

G149: Royals 12, Red Sox 9

Red Sox - 006 021 000 -  9 12  1
Royals - 001 136 10x - 12 11 0
Do you really wanna hear about this one?

As you can see, Boston led 6-0 and 8-2, as DiNardo (5-10-8-6-0, 116) was crapping the couch as if he had come straight from dinner with Royals HoFer George Brett.

Wakefield (5-5-5-7-2, 102) allowed a three-run dong in the pouring rain to Mike Jacobs in the fifth to cut the Sox's lead to 8-5 -- no problem, still a comfy lead, and the tarp should come out soon -- but it was the pen that gave the game away in the sixth.

Manny Delcarmen, fresh off a 4-BF, 2-HR, 2-BB outing on Saturday against the Orioles, started the sixth. The first batter, Josh Anderson, doubled. MDC then got two outs, but gave up an RBI double to Billy Butler (9-6). Then he walked Jacobs on four pitches and gave up a two-run double to Alberto Callaspo (9-8).

Daniel Bard took over, but he was no better. After making Miguel Olivo look positively stupid on fastballs, and getting ahead of him 1-2, Bard suddenly stopped throwing heat and walked him. Then Alex Gordon doubled down the left field line (9-9) and Yuniesky Betancourt singled to right (KC 11-9) before getting tagged out in a rundown for the third out.

There were 18 walks in this game, 13 by the starters.
Example
Tim Wakefield (4.22, 112 ERA+) / Lenny DiNardo (5.23, 83 ERA+)

Everyone thinks Wakefield's lower back and left leg are strong enough for him to start -- he showed some slight improvement in strength tests on Saturday -- so he'll take the hill for only the second time since July 8.

DiNardo spent most of this season in Omaha (AAA), with a 3.32 ERA in 29 games (23 starts). He was called up when rosters expanded and has made only two appearances, starts against the Tigers on September 10 and 16.

Jacoby Ellsbury has a team-high 56 multi-hit games. In the two months since being put back in the leadoff spot, he has hit .319 with an OBP of .373. In his last 13 games, he is hitting .408/.491/.571/1.063.

Victor Martinez's hitting streak is now at a career-best 19 games. ... Dustin Pedroia has a 12-game streak.

Out West at 10: Yankees/Angels (Pettitte/Saunders) and Rangers/A's.

93 comments:

redsock said...

Globe, 4:26 PM:
"The tarp is on the field at Kauffman Stadium, and it could stay there for some time. There is a flash-flood warming in some parts around here, and a few weather forecasts say there is 100 percent chance of rain until 7 p.m. local time. There is a chance tonight's game will be postponed, and it's a near certainty we will not begin on time."

redsock said...

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

redsock said...

1/27 of a perfect game for dinardo

Patrick said...

there goes the perfect game. Poor Lenny D

redsock said...

vmart = 20!!

Patrick said...

Hairy chin dribbler.

Zenslinger said...

How does Wake look?

redsock said...

excellent first!

Zenslinger said...

But is he hobbling around like an old man?

Wait -- he is an old man!

Zenslinger said...

The discussion of the ALDS roster on SoSH has been interesting. Wake would be valuable because we don't have a long man / spot starter particularly. I'm sure they'll take 11 pitchers, maybe sacrifice the third catcher or one of the spare OF'ers. MDC's spot could be in jeopardy.

redsock said...

let's go, baldy!

1st was 3U, 3U and 1-3. last was a one hop right at him.

redsock said...

RX motoring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

head first into third.

redsock said...

KC TV saying lowell doesn't look too good running 1 to 3.

That's the way he alwasy looks!!!!

Amy said...

Hi, whoever is here. So nice to see some baseball after the long holiday weekend.

Amy said...

OK, guess it's another quiet night at JOS!

L-girl said...

I'm partly to blame. I'm in a no-thread phase.

redsock said...

everybody must have gone to one of the other threads from that Q&A.

redsock said...

DOUNG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

DOUNG!!!!!!!

redsock said...

KC TV had dinardo avg:

1st time thru lineup: .176
2nd time thru lineup: .467

Zenslinger said...

Nice!

But I ain't threadin' either. Yoga...uuuuugh.

L-girl said...

Yoga...uuuuugh.

You too? I hate yoga. So not me.

Wait a sec... that's from wmtc, right?

redsock said...

only two swings and misses so far for sox - one each for lowell in his 2 AB.

Kevin said...

Hello all

Unfortunately, I'm busy doing Calculus homework, so I'm not going to be threading much tonight, but I had to check in and mention how much I'm liking this game so far

redsock said...

and the red sox leave two guys on base -- YET AGAIN!!!!!!!!

booooooooooooooooooo

Amy said...

Aha, someone else IS here! I got a phone call, but saw lots of runs piling up as I talked.

Amy said...

Calculus homework. Ewww, that brings back some unpleasant memories!

Benjamin said...

Throw strikes, please.

redsock said...

BB
SB
BB
double steal
BB
...

triple steal????

Benjamin said...

Bleh.

redsock said...

wake trying to run home on that -- very awkward

Patrick said...

WAKESUZAKA!!!!!

redsock said...

73 total pitches in the third.

redsock said...

serious rain falling.

Amy said...

The rain sucks.

redsock said...

castig saying wake leaving pitches up, royals hammering them

betancourt's single was on a pitch at his knees.

redsock said...

make it official pls.

redsock said...

dinardo's ugly line:

5-9-6-6-0, 116

micah said...

Good job ending the inning, Dustin!

Amy said...

Yes, call the game before someone gets hurt.

L-girl said...

Bay saves the day!

Amy said...

Phew.

Waje "hobbled" to the dugout?

redsock said...

whew.

ok, call the game.

Amy said...

That should have said WaKe, not Waje.

Amy said...

I guess they are not calling the game. WHY?

redsock said...

fucking christ, mdc, do you want to play in october? start pitching, shithead.

meuniermr said...

Business as usual in the House of Horrors.

redsock said...

where is the TARP?

redsock said...

3 hits -- all doubles -- off mdc

bard in

Kevin said...

AH! 9-8! What the fuck has been going on?

Kevin said...

Delcarmen this season reminds me of Aardsma last season, started great, ended awfully.

Amy said...

Can we not blow this game?? Sheesh

redsock said...

WTF -- after two swings like that, you fuckin walk him??????????

jesus cock.

Amy said...

Unfuckingbelievable

Kevin said...

Shit

redsock said...

it's pouring rain - olivo is swinging when the FB is in mart's mitt. so why stop throwing them???

god damn it - GRRRRRRRRRRRR

Amy said...

JERKS

redsock said...

wow -- fuckin' wow.

...

9-1-2 -- let's start rockin'

redsock said...

KC had 2 outs and a guy on 2nd. And got 6 runs. Fuck.

redsock said...

let's have a clean up in aisle 7.

Patrick said...

wtf, over

tim said...

Internet has been kooky tonight but...WHAT THE FUCK???

Saw us up 8-2, then the internet crapped out. Just came back and we're LOSING?????

Wow, way to go MDC and Bard.

redsock said...

LAA 2, MFY 0 (3rd)

wagner in

we need to win this

tim said...

My buddy's parents are at this game. Did a midwest road trip, caught a couple in St. Louis and going to 3 games of this series.

Boy how I don't envy them tonight!

Kevin said...

Delcarmen's ERA for each month

April: 0.00
May: 3.00
June: 4.00
July: 4.66
August: 5.25
September: 21.60

tim said...

I like our chances. We got some swell muthas comin' up in the 8th.

redsock said...

8,562nd walk of the game

Jeff Polman said...

This game is almost as bad as the Up 10-1 Meltdown we had earlier this year in Baltimore. Rain shmain, when you have a big lead against retards, there is NO EXCUSE for losing.

LET'S GET SOME RUNS!!

Amy said...

Sometimes I hate baseball.

redsock said...

I hate the wild card but ...

8 GA

tim said...

oy.

tim said...

fuck this. fucking sox fucks.

Ish said...

This fucking game! Fucking ass shit turkey sandwich golden retriever! I mean, come on!

redsock said...

MFY: 000 0
LAA: 200 0

TEX up like 6-0 at OAK, but no one cares.

Ish said...
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redsock said...

bowden shoulda started.

Kevin said...

Alright, I'm back, I'm not missing the 9th.

Amy said...

Three outs to get three runs. I have seen it happen....

Amy said...

Three runs on two outs? Still a possibility.

Amy said...

Of course, we really need four or more, given that we are on the road.

Not feeling it. Stupid Red Sox blowing a 6-0 lead. STUPID.

redsock said...

castig says 6-0 lead feels like 2 weeks ago. indeed.

Amy said...

Time for sleep. Clean water spewing from the skies over KC.

Benjamin said...

Even with the loss, it can't exceed that Smoltz start against Baltimore.

tim said...

.........boooooooooooo


i hate water purifiers. that shit is CLEAN.

redsock said...

we still outhit those assholes!!!!

yay us!

Kevin said...

Unfuckingbelievable

redsock said...

"Piss on it."

Ish said...

The water shooting up from those fountains didn't look too clean.

But they were.

Zenslinger said...

Can't believe we lost the game. What did I say about MDC's October roster spot being in jeopardy? Damn.

Laura...yoga. No, it's not a WMTC thing, I just hadn't been a while and didn't want to go. Was so close to blowing it off, but so glad I didn't. It's tough, but very rewarding, for me at least.

L-girl said...

Zen: Amy and I were chatting on wmtc about (among other things) taking yoga! I said I didn't like it, she wanted to try it but not in a class, etc. etc.

I saw your comment and thought you were continuing that conversation! But then I was confused because it was the wrong blog. Hence "isn't that a wmtc thing". :)

I thought your groan was over disliking yoga.

Sounds great. Glad you went! It's always so worth it when we push ourselves to walk/run/swim/cycle/yoga whatever.

L-girl said...

What I really came here to say was...

The Yankees lost and we were playing KC and should have won!!!! Even though we're not supposed to care about the division anymore, I can't help it! We should have been, could have been, would have been 4 GB!!!

GRRRRRR

SoSock said...

The Royals.
I mean, really?
Yech
Bad day all around for me.
Nevermind.
Season-ending streak starts now.

SoSock said...

Oh and again.....
The Royals - REALLY?

A chance to get within a sweep and a game - squanderage.