September 24, 2009

G152: Red Sox 10, Royals 3

Red Sox - 001 301 014 - 10 15  0
Royals - 000 000 030 - 3 10 5
Buchholz (6.2-5-0-0-8, 109) breezed through the Kansas City lineup, striking out six of eight batters in one stretch; Victor Martinez and Dustin Pedroia each had two hits, extending their hitting streaks to 23 and 16 games, respectively (the two longest current streaks in MLB, by the way); David Ortiz singled, doubled, homered and drove in three; Jacoby Ellsbury had three singles and two stolen bases (#s 65 and 66); and the Royals were charged with five errors for the first time in seven years.
Example
Clay Buchholz (3.49, 135 ERA+) / Anthony Lerew (1st MLB game since May 19, 2007)

122 comments:

Jeff Polman said...

Has anyone else noticed that the last Yankee-Angels game was a 12:30 start, leaving the Fuckwads a day and a half to get back to their Little League Stadium and play us Friday night, while the Sox are forced to play an evening game today and get into the Wormy Apple at some ungodly hour.

Where is the league office that generates this schedule, anyway? Might it be in New York?

L-girl said...

The league office doesn't generate the schedule. It's done by a third-party software developer.

Was there nothing on the schedule that favoured the Red Sox this year?

Why don't we leave the "it's not fair" whining to NYY fans? If our team is good enough and lucky enough to win this weekend, they will. A few extra hours of rest isn't going to make the difference.

Jeff Polman said...

No need to be defensive, I fully believe we can kick their butts this weekend. This just seemed glaring to me.

As did the timing of the Ortiz drug leak in NYC, a day or two before our last visit there.

L-girl said...

I'm not being defensive, I have no reason to be. I just find Red Sox fans whining about the supposed unfairness of scheduling beneath us. As I said, I'd leave that to NYY fans, especially because you're only looking at one instance of scheduling out of the entire season.

tim said...

Yeah, hey - at least we were done our west coast trips in May!

They're traveling coast to coast in late September....I'd rather have our scenario.

Who cares though, fuck them. All that matters at this point is that it will be Sox-MFY in the ALCS - it always is - and we will win. In 7. With HH winning game 7 over Sabathia.

efd said...

Living in the NYC area I hear a lot of Yankee games on the radio, and Sterling and Waldman *LOVE* to complain when the final game of a road series (or a homestand, for that matter) is at night and they have to travel afterward. Often, this complaining carries over to the next day's broadcast as they talk about how late they got in to town the night before.

I didn't get to hear any of yesterday's game, but I wonder if they pointed out that they had an early getaway (and before an off day, no less).

efd said...

Here's an article about the couple who made the MLB schedule for 23 years.

And here's a brief update about the firm that subsequently won the contract for 2005 and beyond (though I'm not sure if they still have the job).

Telling comment from the latter story: "broadcasters don't see games in terms of the physical reality of players having to travel."

Jeff Polman said...

Fair enough. In the meantime...3-2 Oakland over Texas in the 3rd!!

redsock said...

Sterling and Waldman *LOVE* to complain when the final game of a road series (or a homestand, for that matter) is at night and they have to travel afterward [and] how late they got in to town the night before

How about this: If the circumstances of your job cause you to complain so much, QUIT THE FUCKIN' JOB!

redsock said...

As did the timing of the Ortiz drug leak in NYC, a day or two before our last visit there.

...and the whole Slappy drug leak? How did that benefit the Yankees?

Jeff Polman said...

Make that 7-2 Oakland!!

redsock said...

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

1. David DeJesus, LF
2. Mitch Maier, CF
3. Billy Butler, 1B
4. Mike Jacobs, DH
5. Alberto Callaspo, 2B
6. Mark Teahen, RF
7. Miguel Olivo, C
8. Alex Gordon, 3B
9. Yuniesky Bettancourt, SS

efd said...

How about this: If the circumstances of your job cause you to complain so much, QUIT THE FUCKIN' JOB!



Seriously! Especially when a third (rough guess) of the people listening would love to be broadcasting baseball games for a living.

redsock said...

Especially when a third (rough guess) of the people listening would love to be broadcasting baseball games for a living.

And some of the listeners he is bitching to might be working two jobs at ungodly hours anyway.

If Sterling gets in to his hotel at 4 AM, he can sleep until 2 PM or something. It's not like he has to commute on 3 hours of sleep and be at a desk at 9. He -- and Remy and whoever else -- should have a nice big glass of STFU.

redsock said...

TEX: 101 001 000 - 3 6 1
OAK: 004 300 32x - 12 11 3

WC: 7.5 GA

redsock said...

WC Magic #: 4

redsock said...

nice sideburns, buddy!

L-girl said...

I remember reading about that couple! I read a really cool story in the NY Times many years ago, don't know if that was the one you linked to (I couldn't get the link).

Sterling and Waldman *LOVE* to complain when the final game of a road series (or a homestand, for that matter) is at night and they have to travel afterward. Often, this complaining carries over to the next day's broadcast as they talk about how late they got in to town the night before.

I HATE when announcers do this. Castiglione does it too, altho not as much as Sterling.

L-girl said...

I remember reading about that couple!

Oops, meant to quote efd: the couple who wrote the program that figures out the MLB schedule.

redsock said...

23 for v-mart.

L-girl said...

Especially when a third (rough guess) of the people listening would love to be broadcasting baseball games for a living.

And some of the listeners he is bitching to might be working two jobs at ungodly hours anyway.


That's what I was thinking of. People work horrible hours, work two jobs, work double shifts, just to put food on the table. These bozos are flying around in comfort, taking cabs everywhere, staying in nice hotels. You're tired from travel? STFU about it. Don't complain to your listeners, whose lives are probably tougher than yours.

When I was a nanny, my boy's mother used to complain to me about her money troubles. Same idea.

Amy said...

Good evening. Not here for long, just dropping by to say hello.

On the subject of people complaining about their jobs:

I have learned that no one wants to hear me complain about having to go back to class in mid-August, considering that most people are working all summer except for a week or two. On the other hand, I am tired of people asking me if I ever have to work, given the flexibility of my schedule. I don't challenge them any more; instead, I just say, "Yeah, I love my job," and leave it at that.

Amy said...

You go, LBJ!

OK, signing off for now (not that it seems anyone is here!).

redsock said...

greinke ejected during lyndon's AB!

nick said...

Thanks for the links, efd. I got to hear part of your show the other night. I quite enjoyed it. It was fun to have a voice to attach.

evening, all. glad I got here to see LBJ do his speedy thing.

L-girl said...

We're here, Amy. Just not much to say.

I must admit I am one of those people who hates when professors or teachers who have been had the whole summer off complain about school starting in September. It's hard to be sympathetic!

I wonder why threading has been so slow lately. It can't all be the Jewish holidays.

I've been too tired from school/reaidng, and want to get away from the computer at night.

redsock said...

last 8 batters vs clay:

K
6-3
K
K
K
K
6-3
K

nick said...

that's very pretty looking.

nick said...

speaking of pretty....

redsock said...

QUADRANGULAR!!!!!

redsock said...

god -- that ump is a fucking drama queen.

casey is dead on -- this ump is a grandstanding a-hole.

nick said...

this ump is a putz. He moved in on the manager as the manager backed up. the ump got in his face...continued the altercation. bad form.

L-girl said...

Nothing like an ump who thinks we're all there to see him.

L-girl said...

Totally ridiculous. Someone needs to toss the ump.

L-girl said...

Don is almost laughing at the ump.

nick said...

I suppose it'd be bad form to pitch at the ump? not that I'm recommending it, mind you.

redsock said...

sox should assume nothing is coming inside now. tee off time.

redsock said...

Wormy Apple

You're not saying bad things about NYC, are you?

nick said...

mikey "weelz" lowell

redsock said...

gordon gets an E on fy's rocket, but no error there???????

yeah, fielding % is great!

redsock said...

looks like they gave betancourt an error, now.

if anyone else is keeping score...

L-girl said...

Nice catch there. Oh well, we're still cruising.

nick said...

five full. liking this so far.

just wishing I had a couch long enough to really stretch out on. urg.

Emma's down with turkish food and noise for tomorrow evening, so I don't think we'll be around. I will however obsessively be checking the game out on my phone.

Patrick said...

I'm so glad we didn't trade HH for Halladay right now.

redsock said...

And think about that trade in 2011!

johngoldfine said...

"I must admit I am one of those people who hates when professors or teachers who have been had the whole summer off complain about school starting in September."

There's an old joke, not funny to anyone outside academia, about a tenured prof whose schedule consists of a two-hour seminar on a Tuesday and a committee meeting on a Wednesday. That's his whole schedule!

One semester the chair of the committee has to move the meeting to Thursdays, and the prof says this change is unacceptable: "After all, if you don't have your Thursdays, what do you have?"

So, I take it you working stiffs are not rolling in the aisles at that one, huh?

johngoldfine said...

But laura, I love to mock-complain to anyone who I think won't punch me out: "Oh god, only another month left before school! Where does the time go?"

L-girl said...

Well John, there's mock-complain, and there's serious whining! :)

I woman I work with in the war resisters campaign, a non-tenured prof, complains all summer about having no money. I always feel like saying, but you're not working!

L-girl said...

My father used to represent the professors of CUNY. He said that once he understood what their jobs really entailed, he realized they worked very hard - but that it was very different from what many working people would understand as work.

nick said...

my father's a college professor and my mom had the ability to take time off, so every year growing up we'd visit my grandparents in wisconsin for a couple of weeks in the summer and Arizona for a couple of weeks in the winter.

I like my job, but I get 2 weeks vacation time per year and no ability to take unpaid leave (salaried). I miss the opportunity to really do those things with my kid.

My father went on a near-month-long sailing trip from germany to denmark this summer. No classes and he was able to work on his laptop. I have privilege envy.

I knew I should've gone into academia.

L-girl said...

I have privilege envy, too. But I think I'd go nuts in academia. I can barely stand being exposed to it as a student.

I like my job, but I get 2 weeks vacation time per year

It's so inhumane. As I'm sure you know, no other supposedly civilized country makes 2 weeks the norm.

johngoldfine said...

Nick--lifetime tenure had its historical moment and reasons, but it is going to disappear among the professoriat along with the handloom weaver, the carriagemaker, and the typewriter repairman.

nick said...

Yeah, I hated typing that. I've now been there three years, so it is up to three weeks, but I haven't gotten to take advantage of that yet. :-/

good o' protestant work ethic, that.

L-girl said...

And the newspaper, and the paid journalist.

johngoldfine said...

l-girl--I vowed in 1970 I would never be on the wrong side of the desk again. I loved my graduate program, but, all in all, I did not want to be a student ever again. It's a nasty position from which to have to deal with the world. I absolutely fucking hate powerpoint or colleagues lecturing about something or anything at all where I have to sit down and shut up.

Naturally, I try to make sure my own teaching is teaching I would not have minded...too much.

redsock said...

ramram up

redsock said...

not really enjoying casey's non-stop yapping and cliche-a-thon tonight.

nick said...

I like that grabless spin and throwless throw.

nick said...

I confess. I muted the TV ages ago. listening to a friend's show on the radio. close captioning is on, though. been pretty much ignoring it, however.

SoSock said...

Nice - HH is on cruise control.
And I see Papi was in the house, then left it. Cool.
Went to one of those classic small family circuses, circusi, whatever, tonight. At the local National Guard Armory building. It was actually way cool. Gage didn't want to go at first, but then got all excited about the girl doing the hula hoops. It's been his new thing for about 2 weeks now, and the kid seriously rocks at it. 6 years old and he can stand eating a popsicle and talking to you while nanchalantly spinning a 4' hoop for minutes on end. Then he focuses a bit and rams the speed up to a blur, then slows it down and starts talking again. WTF!? Didn't come from my clumsy ass side of the family.

L-girl said...

I absolutely fucking hate powerpoint or colleagues lecturing about something or anything at all where I have to sit down and shut up.

That would make it tough!

That's not my issue at all. I enjoy listening to what someone who has studied a topic has to say, especially when they are an engaging speaker.

I dislike theory, and abstractions, and examining the methods and modes of the examiners. It's just not for me.

When I get past the core curriculum of this program, the courses may become more specific and relevant. For now, though, it's just something I have to get through.

redsock said...

6.2-5-0-0-8

L-girl said...

I have NESN on mental mute. It's easy tonight.

redsock said...

don expressing pleasant surprise at ramram's W-L record....

(sigh)


BAY!!!!!!!!!!

SoSock said...

Nice - Ramram just needs 2 pitches to shut it down.
I'll take 6 2/3 of 5-hit no-run ball from every starter from now on, thank you very much.

L-girl said...

good o' protestant work ethic, that.

stupid protestants.

i have a great work ethic when i'm working, but what a healthier world it would be if we all worked 4 days a week maximum, and had 4 weeks paid vacation every year.

redsock said...

THE MOP!!!!

redsock said...

i sure hope nesn is not paying casey by the word.

redsock said...

funny stuff about don fighting the royals PBP guy

Amy said...

Johngoldfine, I liked your joke. And sadly, there is more truth to it than fiction.

As the associate dean who does scheduling has said, everyone wants to teach between 11 and 1 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Glad to see our bats have been awakened again.

nick said...

KC scoring unnecessary runs. Can they please just stop now.

ScottishJames said...

Someone might have said this before tonight but what kills me about Casey is his overuse of nicknames. Els, Buck, Pedey, Koch, Mikey, etc STFU and call them by their given names. Leave the nicknames to game threaders on JoS.

meuniermr said...

BOHICA ?

Amy said...

Ramram is out of there.

SoSock said...

I assume that's it for RR.
I mean, you know, before there's a train wreck or something.

redsock said...

at this point, winning anything other than something-2 will piss me off, so pls don't piss me off, saito.

nick said...

No, Saito, you do not want to piss him off. ferreals.

ScottishJames said...

Bet Casey calls him "Taks" or soemthing like that.

Amy said...

Um, could we get these guys OUT?

redsock said...

"kashi", like the cereal.



ah FUCK

nick said...

2nd?

meuniermr said...

ARRGH how do you say dumbass in Japanese?

redsock said...

ARRGH how do you say dumbass in Japanese?

saito.

...

bard up

nick said...

fucknuggetry.

meuniermr said...

Where is Bard?

Amy said...

OMG, what the hell is wrong with them? Do they want to lose 3 out of 4 against this team?

redsock said...

361 DP, BITCHES!!!

meuniermr said...

間抜け

Well he redeemed himself from being called that on that double play.

Amy said...

Yeah, I thought he was safe...Lucky call for us.

SoSock said...

6-3-1
Me likey

redsock said...

safe? hahahha/

redsock said...

bot up

nick said...

we don't pay those umps for nothing, y'know.

Amy said...

Seabass still hitting that ball!

redsock said...

GONZI!



(tito has called him that. gonzi.)

redsock said...

but but but the umps always give calls to the mfy and fuck us over. always.

...

66

redsock said...

HAHAHAHHAHAH

god this inf sucks!!!!!!!

Amy said...

It will be nice to be playing on Eastern time again. These games that goes past 11:30 are tough.

Amy said...

that "go" past..

Clearly, I am tired.

nick said...

5E that's painful (and my dad's shoe width).

138 SB in one season. that's pretty amazing.

SoSock said...

How the HELL did we lose the first 2 games of this series?
We should be within a sweep and a game right now.

tim said...

Lovin' this infield and their fine, fine defense.

nick said...

Having watched a good chunk of each of these games, I can totally understand losing the 2nd game. No excuse for the first, though.

tim said...

That was deese...bastards.

redsock said...

another 9th inning dong??

nick said...

A blog's quality is defined solely by the number of comments posted.

c'mon papi. make'em bleed.

tim said...

FLO!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

let the runs flo!!!!!!!!

meuniermr said...

Whew, this one isn't getting away from us now.

/knocks on wood

tim said...

At least traffic will be smooth for those at the game. All 200 of them.

nick said...

thank you, sir!

it is nice to see his rapport with V-Mart.

SoSock said...

Don't knock the host

badabing, I'm here all week. Try the veal.

tim said...

Fuck I hate this Southwest Airlines commercial.

What a nauseating voice. "WHY DO THEY HATE YOUR BAGS?!" (pukes)

tim said...

Shit, if I had to work at 7pm you bet your ass I'd be up all night the night before.

SoSock said...

Big-Lead Tito empties the bench.

SoSock said...

Una mas

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

tim said...

STINK
STANK
H2O!

Amy said...

Dirty water! And time for sleep!

nick said...

good.

good night.

Have fun with tomorrow's game. I'll swing by if I can.

SoSock said...

Night all

redsock said...

See everyone tomorrow night, when the 2nd greatest comeback in sports history continues.