October 11, 2009

ALDS3: Angels 7, Red Sox 6

Angels  - 000 101 023 - 7 11  0
Red Sox - 003 200 010 - 6 7 1
Jonathan Papelbon allowed two inherited runners to score in the eighth and then, needing only one more strike for the save, allowed three runs of his own.

And the Angels move on to the ALCS.

***

Two quick thoughts: Walking Hunter intentionally was dumb. Should Tito have pulled Bot after Abreu's double made it 6-5? Bot had allowed three straight hits and four hits to his six batters. When did Jeemer get up and was anyone else up with him?

Note: I'm not blaming Francona (not much, anyway). Papelbon tried to get the third out against five hitters and failed.
Example
Scott Kazmir (4.89, 93 ERA) / Clay Buchholz (4.21, 112 ERA+)

Terry Francona:
What's happened has happened. Now we'll show up tomorrow, do what we always do on early games -- have 12 pieces of bacon, a Red Bull and go get 'em.
Since 2003, the Red Sox are 13-3 in potential elimination games:

Since the ALDS began in 1995, 17 teams have trailed 0-2. Four of them came back to win the series (23.5%). Here's the list:
1995 - Sea 0-2 to NYY - Won 3-4-5
Cle 0-2 to Bos - Lost 3
1996 - Cle 0-2 to Bal - Won 3, Lost 4
1997 - Sea 0-2 to Bal - Won 3, Lost 4
1998 - Tex 0-2 to NYY - Lost 3
1999 - Bos 0-2 to Cle - Won 3-4-5
Tex 0-2 to NYY - Lost 3
2000 - CWS 0-2 to Sea - Lost 3
2001 - NYY 0-2 to Oak - Won 3-4-5
2003 - Bos 0-2 to Oak - Won 3-4-5

2004 - Ana 0-2 to Bos - Lost 3
2005 - Bos 0-2 to CWS - Lost 3
2006 - Min 0-2 to Oak - Lost 3
2007 - LAA 0-2 to Bos - Lost 3
NYY 0-2 to Cle - Won 3, Lost 4
2008 - LAA 0-2 to Bos - Won 3, Lost 4
CWS 0-2 to TBR - Won 3, Lost 4
Interesting: An AL team has never gone L-L-W-W-L in an ALDS.
Example
One possible reason for Clay Buchholz's poor performance in his last two starts (13 runs in eight innings against Toronto and Cleveland) is that his body is tired from throwing more innings this season than in any other.
2007 - 148.0 (125.1 Port/Paw; 22.2 Bos)
2008 - 155.2 (58.2 Port/Paw; 76 Bos; 21 AFL)
2009 - 191.0 (99 Paw; 92 Bos)
Francona will stick with the same nine hitters in his lineup, though David Ortiz may get moved down with a lefty on the hill.

First Pitch: Dave Henderson
Hendu was "David Ortiz" when David Ortiz was 10 years old.

After us:
Yankees (2)/Twins (0) at 7:00
Phillies (1)/Rockies (1) at 10:00

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redsock said...

Just win one game.

Not three.

Not two.

One.

Today.

L-girl said...

Win.

redsock said...

The Angels are three games away from elimination.

redsock said...

SoSH Pep:

luckysox:

FUCK the Angels
FUCK golf
FUCK the offensive slump
FUCK shitty umpires
FUCK Tori Hunter
FUCK Bobby Abreu
FUCK Mike Fucking Scoscia
FUCK all the little dudes on that team
FUCK TBS
FUCK TBS
FUCk TBS
FUCK their running game
FUCK losing

Don't think. Just win.

***

punchado:

The LAAA
Can suck my balls. Seriously. Tori, Vladdy, Howie, Lackey-kins, Mike "we play baseball right" Scoccia, kneel down and put my dry balls in your wet, ass-face mouths.

You know they give out these giant cock shaped balloons when you walk into the stadium? You know why? To clap with. They don't know how to clap without assistance from balloons.

Suck my balls.

They play clips on the Jumbotron of people dancing -- FROM PREVIOUS GAMES.

Suck my heavy fucking balls.

edit -- and suck them extra long for thinking it's a good idea to give up an out every time you get someone on base, Mike fucking Scoccia Baseball.

***

SoPawHurst47:

F plastic thundersticks
F jumping monkeys
F pretending your team is in a bigger city
F Disneyland
F California
F The spelling of the center fielders first name
F the center fielder's arrogant bat flips
F Abreu's knowing Yankee smirk
F Scioscia's zen finger tent

Relax and sack up, Boston bats.

See ball. Hit ball. Hard.
Unleash hell.

Win.

***

Kidd5PG:

I don't care that, in the first two games, Pedroia seems to have forgotten that he's the reigning MVP of the American fucking League. I don't care that Ortiz is hitting like he's still on the Twins or that Drew doesn't give a shit or that Bucknor forgot to put his contacts in or that Buck Martinez won't shut the fuck up. This is Zero hour. Ground Zero. Everything that has happened in the last two games is forgotten.

Today Clay dominate this smug motherfucking lineup, and we get to see an offensive explosion the likes of which will not be tempered in the least by the enfeebled ministrations of some forgotten Tampa castoff.

We've lulled them to sleep with our anemic road offense. Now we skullfuck them to death in Fenway and send them home with their collective tail between their legs for a decisive game 5 - a game, by the way, that will end with Lackey committing seppuku on the mound after yet another unbelievably frustrating playoff loss to the Red Sox.

But it starts today. WIN. FUCKING WIN.

PERIOD.

***

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. J.D. Drew, RF
9. Alex Gonzalez, SS

Philip said...

I gotta say that while Kazmir has pretty good career numbers at Fenway, Victor, Pedey, and Jacoby have pretty much had his number.

Vs. Kazmir:

Victor: 7 for 14
Pedroia: 16 for 33 with a HR and 3 RBIs.
Ells: 8 for 26


Meanwhile, only Vlad and Chone and Rob Quinlan are hitting above 250 off Clay. Admittedly, small sample size, but I'm confident in our very own "Cassius" Clay Buchholz.

redsock said...

Tito, at Fenway since 6:15 AM:
"If I have to go have a meeting today, we're not in good shape. We've had one meeting all year. Our guys understand what to do. We communicate enough here. If I have to go out there and have a Knute Rockne speech, we're in trouble."

redsock said...

Time for the bats to make Kazmir sorry his parents were ever even in the same room together.

redsock said...

1. Chone Figgins, 3B
2. Bobby Abreu, RF
3. Torii Hunter, CF
4. Vladimir Guerrero, DH
5. Kendry Morales, 1B
6. Juan Rivera, LF
7. Macier Izturis, 2B
8. Mike Napoli, C
9. Erick Aybar, SS

redsock said...

"Cassius" Clay

I like it.

9casey said...

Philip said...
I gotta say that while Kazmir has pretty good career numbers at Fenway, Victor, Pedey, and Jacoby have pretty much had his number.

Vs. Kazmir:

Victor: 7 for 14
Pedroia: 16 for 33 with a HR and 3 RBIs.
Ells: 8 for 26




Whose stats do I believe Philip's or BR's , they are different?

SoSock said...

One game - that is all.

Sitting at Krankie's, a local coffee joint/hangout for hippies types young and old. Feel quite at home here for some reason :)

Must win today because I can't miss the last game of the season, and I've a feeling I'll miss most of this one. My daughter is coming over and we are beginning a process that should have started a long time ago, but I've been avoiding it. I started to put her off again but it's her only day off and I'm gone next weekend, and this has got to get done.
So win plz.

tim said...

LETS DO IT!!!!!!!!!

gonna be following this at two family dinners throughout the afternoon. (and i have a 3rd to attend at night!)

gotta go to that now. i'll be bursting with turkey later. have a good thread all!

ScottishJames said...

Let's Go Red Sox! Feeling good. Start the Fightback cartoon is here.

Zenslinger said...

I wont' be threadin', but I'll be watchin'. We can beat the Angels at home today. C'mon, now!

johngoldfine said...

My son and his girlfriend were kindly given tickets by her blessed aunt and uncle and should be there this very second....

L-girl said...

Sitting at Krankie's, a local coffee joint/hangout for hippies types young and old. Feel quite at home here for some reason :)

Great name, too.

Good luck to you and your daughter, SoSock. You will NOT miss the last game of the season, that is weeks away.

L-girl said...

Start the Fightback cartoon is here.

EXCELLENT

L-girl said...

Good lord I can live without all that ball sucking crap.

redsock said...

Whose stats do I believe Philip's or BR's , they are different?

You mean Baseball Reference, right, not Mr. "I'm a Yankee fan who comes to a Red Sox blog on a regular basis to tell Red Sox fans to stop paying so much attention to the Yankees, even as I watch late-night Red Sox games and follow along with the Joy of Sox game thread, so that when the Red Sox allow a run, I can be trying to post a comment within 20 seconds of the run being scored, and I also reference other posters' comments, but I'm too big of a moron to see the irony"?

Ish said...

"He sure is, Don."

It's not too early... is it?

Nah.

redsock said...

It's not too early... is it?

It sure isn't, Ish.

redsock said...

Good lord I can live without all that ball sucking crap.

For a half-second, I thought you might be referring to the TBS broadcast.

redsock said...

Don't let us win this afternoon.

L-girl said...

Dave OB listing all of our team's many postseason comebacks. It's a long list. Here comes another!

L-girl said...

I'm working while I listen, so very little threading. And no JD! But that may be a good thing, it didn't work the last three times.

Zenslinger said...

Let's go go go!

OK, I'm threading a little!

redsock said...

show me that curve.

Ish said...

1 down, 26 to go. Hot damn.

L-girl said...

That's one!

Kevin said...

I think you've forgotten the most important part of those lists

Fuck Lugo

L-girl said...

Cut that shit out right now!

Kevin said...

Ugh...

Ish said...

Buck sounds different, broadcasting at noon on a Sunday.

redsock said...

E3

redsock said...

damn he'll swing at anything!

redsock said...

cool clip of vlad hitting a pitch on a bounce vs bal - how do you time that?

L-girl said...

Yeah, that's three! NOW:

RUNS PLEASE!!!!

redsock said...

nice.

now: run(s)

Kevin said...

Alright, no runs, good

Ish said...

Come on, SCORE RUNS you assholes.

Kevin said...

Now score, assholes

L-girl said...

Not that I want to start a whole thing here (I totally don't), but one of my favourite threads all year was all the riffing on RUNS, during one of our major outages this year. A, if you found that thread - some other time, not during a game - I'd like to see it.

westcoastsox said...

I'm off to the East Coast so I won't be threading. Work chose a bad time to pick up. But I completely expect to see all of you on Wednesday.

Kevin said...

I had a weird dream last night where for some reason Sea Bass was batting second

It made no fucking sense

A Conformer said...

Motherfucker. For some reason Fox Sports is only showing this game at 10PM. So now I have to choose between watching on the computer and threading, or waiting 3.5 hours before I can watch it comfortably on the TV.
What should I do?

nick said...

nothing says fandom like calling them assholes!

2up2down. assholes.

L-girl said...

Computer and threading, no contest!

L-girl said...

Otherwise how would you be able to stand the wait?

A Conformer said...

Oh, and yeah, for Christ's and my sake, score some cocksucking runs. I'd rather lose 8-7 than win 1-0.

That last sentence if a complete and total lie. But still, score runs.

redsock said...

live > tape

redsock said...

have 12 pieces of bacon

the power of bacon cannot be denied.

Kevin said...

Or don't score any runs and make this even more difficult...

L-girl said...

I would prefer to win 25-0.

A Conformer said...

live > tape

Yeah, but 30 inch > 7 inch

Still, I chose live. It's now or never.

L-girl said...

Slowpoke Rivera's 1st SB this season. Ugh.

L-girl said...

Yeah, but 30 inch > 7 inch

Can I resist...

Patrick said...

I'm sick of these crappy freaking calls

Patrick said...

and so is OB, apparently

redsock said...

the scioscia face!!!

Kevin said...

L, I'm pretty sure it was this game that you were talking about

A Conformer said...

Yeah, but 30 inch > 7 inch

Can I resist...


If you bottle up a good joke it just grows and grows until it starts doing damage, maybe even internal bleeding. You should let it out.

L-girl said...

L, I'm pretty sure it was this game that you were talking about

Thanks! But it got even better, either the next day or two days later. I know I was at work, Googling to get the exact first line of 1984.

L-girl said...

If you bottle up a good joke it just grows and grows until it starts doing damage, maybe even internal bleeding. You should let it out.

I don't want an ulcer! But it wasn't that good a joke. Very obvious, something about 30 inches and the mail in my spam folder.

Carry on.

nick said...

You could tell right off the bat (ahem) that that hit wood not flesh by the sound of it.

redsock said...

something about 30 inches and the mail in my spam folder

is that what you're calling it now?

Patrick said...

I love that I can wake up at noon, roll over, turn on the game, and enjoy w/o leaving my bed

ScottishJames said...

Jeebus these umps are terrible. The words of Schilling keep floating thru my head.

redsock said...

i worry about gibson at first.

west and cb are down the lines.

L-girl said...

FUCK YEAH!

Kevin said...

Runs

Score them

nick said...

ooh. Buchholz's little hop at the base made my breath really catch in my throat. I almost choked on a yelp.

Amy said...

Not much threading for me today as I will be listening more than watching. I will likely be back later. In the meantime,

WIN THE GOD DAMN GAME!!!

Patrick said...

40 pitches for HH, but 0 runs.


Now score some fucking runs!!!

redsock said...

Runs. They aren't just for August anymore.

L-girl said...

is that what you're calling it now?

alternative, shorter joke:

that's not what she said

A Conformer said...

Strand a pair: drink!

Noon drinking is my second favorite drinking. The first being the 'liter of beer before breakfast' variety.

Kevin said...

Shit, the Phillies-Rockies game doesn't start til 10

nick said...

Show me your Youk!

L-girl said...

way to trupe me, castig

redsock said...

millared it. shit.

redsock said...

coop fucks yook

Kevin said...

Yep, these umpires suck

redsock said...

yook in dugout: "fuckin' joke"

L-girl said...

Canada to the rescue?

Patrick said...

hell yeah, pie for breakfast

L-girl said...

that's a start.

nick said...

waulk.

redsock said...

let 'em know you're still alive, flo.

L-girl said...

Patrick, you are making me jealous! Sleep til noon, watch baseball in bed, pie for breakfast. I'm at work!

Kevin said...

We have a baserunner

L-girl said...

Nick, I believe that's spelled walque.

Kevin said...

Sleep til noon, watch baseball in bed, pie for breakfast

I've got the first two of those, but sadly no pie here

Philip said...

Damn, damn, damn.

Patrick said...

Sorry, L. I have been unable to do much, because of the Lyme, so I'm making the best of it.

nick said...

good call on that, Laura. Didn't seem right when I wrote it, but I ran [sic] with it.

Kevin said...

Le squander

L-girl said...

*sigh*

Patrick said...

I blame Ortiz for this shit. The DH should not be an auto out.

redsock said...

someone tell pookie jackson to fry more bacon

L-girl said...

Way to make me feel guilty, Patrick.

Can you read? I mean, can you concentrate enough to read?

When I've been to sick to do anything, I can never read, and I hate that. Movies are good.

L-girl said...

OB: Dice K soft-tossing

redsock said...

PA Tito better be in the house -- and have a quick hook on HH, if nec.

L-girl said...

Is the crowd dead? I hear nothing on radio.

Patrick said...

I'm loving these ground outs!

redsock said...

they were standing and cheering when clay had two strikes on napoli and aybar last inning

A Conformer said...

That wasn't a very high hop, Don, it was a very short Pedroia.

L-girl said...

TMB!!!!!!

Kevin said...

LYNDON!!!!!

redsock said...

OH BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

layin it OUT

Ish said...

I approve of that catch.

Make that translate to offense.

Amy said...

NICE!

L-girl said...

OK. Now guess what we need?

A Conformer said...

OTTs are good for me.

redsock said...

i don't think tbs mentioned dice at all. which is odd, but then again, they suck at showing baseball games.

redsock said...

start us off, oh fiery one.

L-girl said...

Let's light a fire here.

redsock said...

shit

Patrick said...

Simply having the last at bats, Fangraphs gives us a better chance to win than the Angels.

L-girl said...

Castig & OB talking about Henderson, 86, etc.

OB says, Those memories used to be very hard to recount. Not so much anymore, two rings have helped soothe that.

Castig says, yes, but the pain lingers.

Nice exchange. I would have liked to see Henderson throw out the 1st pitch.

redsock said...

SEABBASS

redsock said...

LAD's Game 2 fangraph is quite a sight.

L-girl said...

fish walk

Kevin said...

Hey, I see a hit!

L-girl said...

HIT

HIT!!!!

nick said...

D and O!

A Conformer said...

A seabass walk is like a snowflake in hell.

redsock said...

I would have liked to see Henderson throw out the 1st pitch.

Is this similar to the MFY bringing in BFD for 2004 ALCS 7, which we thought was lame (and bush-league)?

L-girl said...

Come on you guys, does LBJ have to do EVERYTHING here?

redsock said...

BE TEH LASER

Kevin said...

Get out your sunglasses, it's time for the Laser Show

Amy said...

Two on!

Question: where can I find this game on the radio? I have to do some stuff outside now, and I cannot figure out how to listen to the game. Is is just ESPN radio? Do the Red Sox radio stations carry the game? HELP!

L-girl said...

Is this similar to the MFY bringing in BFD for 2004 ALCS 7, which we thought was lame (and bush-league)?

It's exactly the same, but I thought it was fine - and thought everyone else was hypocrites.

Amy said...

YES!!! SAFE!

L-girl said...

RUNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kevin said...

Fuck Yeah!!!!

Amy said...

FUCK YEAH!

redsock said...

TWO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

93 in and 193 out

Ish said...

FUCKING FUCK YEAH!!!

L-girl said...

WE HAVE A LEAD

WE HAVE A LEAD


!!!!111one11!!

Patrick said...

Wow! More than 1 run a game!!!

L-girl said...

Amy, just regular radio - always.

Amy said...

WOW WE HAVE TWO RUNS!!!!

nick said...

holy crap! runs! I thought that was going to be gone. If Ells had been out at home I might've cried.

man, look at him run round those bases compared to seabass.

Amy said...

Thanks, L. I hope the local Cape affiliate has the game....

L-girl said...

Post-season games are always on regular team radio. I'm listening to EEI now via MLB Audio.

A Conformer said...

Power and speed! RunS!

redsock said...

Remember: Drew started this rally by flying to left!

L-girl said...

I hope the local Cape affiliate has the game....

how could they not?

L-girl said...

YEAH!!!!!! HERE WE GO!!!!!!

Ish said...

CINNABON!

nick said...

sweet! that looked like such a leisurely swing.

Kevin said...

Attention V-Mart Shoppers: We have a sale on RBIs in aisle 5.

redsock said...

the blue light was kazmir's blues ...

Amy said...

WE HAVE THREE WHOLE FUCKING RUNS!! IMAGINE THAT!

L-girl said...

Why Cinnabon, again? I saw that but I wasn't threading for that game.

Kevin said...

Yeah, I'm lost on the Cinnabon nickname too

L-girl said...

OB just said Ellsbury got everybody's juices flowing.

!

Amy said...

Sometimes the Cape station is funky and doesn't carry a game, but I assume they do today. Going to check it out in a few.

A Conformer said...

Is VMart great with RISP, or is it just a feeling? It seems he always gets the single with a runner on second...

Amy said...

Getting some bat on the balls, even when they are caught. Feeling some relief here....

nick said...

been a mystery for me too, L-girl.

OK. woulda liked more, but who am I complain. 3.

L-girl said...

Oh man, they better carry it! Or else you must stay inside.

redsock said...

last game we were talking about vmart and tek and someone (philip?) said something like vmart smells like cinnamon buns ...

redsock said...

or he could go 0 for 100 and he'd still be as nice as cinnamon buns. someone should go check.

Amy said...

Yes, that's the choice. Radio or inside. Despite the GORGEOUS weather and the need to get some outside stuff done while we are here.

Amy said...

How the hell do we know what VMart smells like? LOL

redsock said...

it was scott in G2


scott said...
you can say what you want about vmart throwing out runners but as far as im concerned his shits smell like roses and bakery fresh cinnamon buns
Fri Oct 09, 10:34:00 PM

redsock said...

naturally, it's poop-related.

nick said...

duh. he's got to smell like cinnamon buns! Just look at how he swings that bat.

Amy said...

AH,yes, I recall that now! We were talking about percentage of base stealers thrown out by Tek and VMart.

nick said...

ok. so scratch the whole poop part of it, but I am getting a craving for a cinnamon bun. easily suggestible, I guess.

Kevin said...

Dammit Clay...

Amy said...

Uch.

L-girl said...

his *shit* smells like cinnamon buns!

oh shit. 3-1 now

nick said...

bah.

L-girl said...

Amy, I'm shocked you would even consider missing this game. There will be plenty of daylight after we win.

Kevin said...

The only person who ever makes an out on that pitch is Tek

redsock said...

only one. stay focused clay.

Amy said...

Going to check out the radio. Be back later.

L-girl said...

Well, maybe not plenty of daylight. Just some.

nick said...

my mom is annoyed with me that I'm not taking emma to harvest festival that's over an hour away because I'm staying home to watch baseball.

I had to give her the different priorities talk.

redsock said...

yes yes buck, martinez sat down with THE MIGHTY VARITEK and received his gameplan. we got it.

Kevin said...

Alright, one solo dong isn't bad

I'd like to see a few more runs

L-girl said...

In 1998 I scheduled surgery so I wouldn't be in the hospital during the world series.

I told my doctor (gyn) that I was probably her only patient to do that.

A Conformer said...

I will definitely be content with a 6-7IP, 1 run game from HH.

redsock said...

if any attorneys in my firm are lurking, i'll gladly do all your work, just wait until after 4 PM pls

nick said...

it's that ever-rising VOOB (or whatever that stat was called).

Lord Lynch said...

Afternoon from dull old London. I missed the first two games as I was down in Cornwall and our internet was rubbish! It appears I did not miss much.

A Conformer said...

In 1998 I scheduled surgery so I wouldn't be in the hospital during the world series.

Lucky for you, you weren't in Canada then. Think of the waiting times! Forget the WS, you would have had to move it so you wouldn't be in the hospital on opening day!

L-girl said...

Hi Lord, you picked a good one, since this begins our comeback.

redsock said...

Lord, those games were some sort of silly warm-up bullshit.

ALDS starts today.

L-girl said...

LOL @ Ofer

nick said...

gah. I had the TV on mute for the commercial and I missed the first out. Fly to left it seems with Papi hanging his head..ol' droopy dawg.

Lord Lynch said...

L,

I don't deal in optimism.

redsock said...

TBS has 8 flys and 1 grounders for Reddot in graphic.

They got the numbers switched. Idiots

L-girl said...

WE KEEP HITTING!

nick said...

liking the full justification on my last comment.

Dr (1/2)Doubles!

L-girl said...

I don't deal in optimism.

how have you survived here in the postseason? we ONLY deal in optimism.

A Conformer said...

Lowell no longer 0-for the series with a Fenway single.

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