September 28, 2009

G156: Blue Jays 11, Red Sox 5

Blue Jays - 403 220 0 - 11 14  0
Red Sox - 201 001 1 - 5 7 0
The game was stopped by rain in the bottom of the 7th at 9:33 -- and called at 10:35.

Bowden (3-7-7-1-3, 67) was not effective, though he did retire six batters at one point, including three by strikeout. Hunter Jones (1.2-5-4-0-1, 28) did no better.

Kevin Youkilis hit two home runs -- a two-run shot in the first and a solo blast in the third. David Ortiz crushed a dong in the sixth and Dustin Pedroia had an RBI-double in the seventh a minute or two before the rains came.

Lefty Dustin Richardson (#54) made his major league debut with two outs in the fifth. He needed only one pitch to get out of a 1st-and-2nd jam. He allowed two two-out singles in the sixth, but stranded both runners.
Example
Michael Bowden (7.84, 60 ERA+) will start tonight as Josh Beckett has been scratched because of mild back spasms.

Bowden has not started for the Red Sox in 2009, having pitched 10.1 innings in six appearances out of the bullpen. He threw 55 pitches in 2.1 innings against the Yankees on Friday night.
Example
Scott Richmond (5.32, 82 ERA+) / Josh Beckett (3,78, 125 ERA+)

Beckett and Richmond faced each other at Fenway on August 28, pitching only five innings each. Boston won the game 6-5.

Boston can clinch the Wild Card if they win tonight and the Angels beat the Rangers in Anaheim (10 PM).

45 comments:

redsock said...

LOVE the Onion!

Athletes Can Play Through Those Injuries, Says Man Who Gets Sore From Sitting Too Long

... "The second they get nicked up they want to spend the game sitting on the bench drinking Gatorade," said the man, who "tweaked" his knee last week when he stood up for a moment during a commercial break. ...

The man, who said during the broadcast that playing through pain is what separates the men from the boys, reportedly had a terrible night's sleep in his hotel suite because the silk pillowcase felt too smooth on his face.

********

redsock said...

John Maine Takes Pitch Requests At Poorly Attended Mets-Nationals Game

"What's that? A slider? I haven't thrown that old classic in a while, but I'll give it a go," Maine said during the fourth inning. ... Requests were no longer accepted after a teenage boy asked Maine to "throw something faster than 91 miles per hour," to which Maine responded, "Shut the hell up."

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redsock said...

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

1. Jose Bautista, RF
2. Aaron Hill, 2B
3. Adam Lind, DH
4. Vernon Wells, CF
5. Edwin Encarnacion, 3B
6. Lyle Overbay, 1B
7. Rod Barajas, C
8. Travis Snider, LF
9. John McDonald, SS

redsock said...

Also: "Precautionary right hip injection for Lowell. Won't play for a couple of days at least."

The Sox have talked about getting Beckett some rest -- maybe they are being super-cautious.

redsock said...

It turns out Lester did have a session today. He felt good.

Patrick said...

I love getting our dual aces extra rest before the post season.

I wanted to put Josh on the DL when he was doing poorly, just so he would get a second wind for the post season.

tim said...

God I love Rogers.

Tell 'em you're switching to Bell and voila! Mad dealz.

Internet, HD PVR, all channels + all HD channels (except the $30/mo sports pack and nature/adventure in HD) for under 100. We were paying 42 for just internet and the HD PVR is regular 25/month.

redsock said...

boo.

redsock said...

bowden is gonna get whiplash in a few batters

redsock said...

jesus.

P8
HR
1B
2B
1B
2B

4-0

tim said...

my god.

redsock said...

rest of inning:

P8
HR
1B
2B
1B
2B
K
K

redsock said...

SULTAN OF SWEAT!!!!!!!!!!

4-2

redsock said...

wow - john mcdonald OBP: .252

meuniermr said...

The Red Sox won't be able to celebrate tonight if they win and the Rangers lose, the ANA-TEX game is at 10 on the west coast.

redsock said...

8-pitch OTT for bowden.

run(s) pls

tim said...

It's OK, I'll wait for the good celebration in October.

redsock said...

loaded with 2 out for fy

redsock said...

FY F9. shit.

meuniermr said...

Asshole Pedroia.

tim said...

WTF?

"CC Sabathia will aim to win his 20th game on Friday against the Rays, all while burnishing his Cy Young credentials. "

REEEEEALLLLY...

FUCK.

redsock said...

7-2

me no likey.

redsock said...

MORE SWEAT FROM THE SULTAN!!!!!

tim said...

DOUBLE SWEATY DONGS!!!!!!!

meuniermr said...

The home run cycle is play!

redsock said...

bay Ks on ball four. shit.

come on, fire.

redsock said...

jones still up, bowden may be done (67 pit)

tim said...

Dear Hunter,

Pull a deer hunter.

-Tim

nick said...

Dear Blue Jays or Red Sox or whomever,

What the fuck?

Sincerely,
nick

Patrick said...

Just popping in for a snarky remark:

OB said Hill's numbers for the season, and then said that there wasn't a 2nd baseman in baseball who could touch those numbers.

No one, except probably the best 2nd baseman in baseball, Chase Utley.

redsock said...

No one, except probably the best 2nd baseman in baseball, Chase Utley.

Another employee of the Worldwide Leader.

redsock said...

latest arrival dustin richardson is up

redsock said...

MLB debut of Richardson comin' up!

redsock said...

Cabin is playing third!

tim said...

This does not look like an October team....ugh, imagine if Texas was 2 back instead of 6. PANIC PANIC PANIC!

Fuck, glad I'm not following this closely. Although I'm probably not following it closely beCAUSE of the whole 11-3 thing.

Fuck it. Can't wait for HD baseball in t-minus 2 days.

redsock said...

i'm still scoring ....

redsock said...

when the score went from 7-2 to 9-2, i thought "man the thread is really gonna get quiet now!"

redsock said...

FLO!

redsock said...

FLO's HR increases our win expectancy from 1.0% to 1.9%!

woo hoo

redsock said...

Dear FY:

11-7 pls.

redsock said...

FY 2B! 11-5!

then sheets of rain out of nowhere

TARP!

redsock said...

buffyvision still has the score at 11-4.

redsock said...

TEX: 00
LAA: 3

Vlad RBI, Morales 2-run dong.

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KCR: 000 011
MFY: 000 11

tim said...

Well that's that. Hopefully the FKAs can reduce the magic number to 1.

tim said...

8-0 motha FKAs. should be in good shape there.

i'm not one for backing into the playoffs but hey - whatever works. clinch tomorrow with HH dominating the jays and sox dominating romero, as usual, and celebrate on the field, as usual.