October 1, 2009

G159: Red Sox 3, Spiders 0

Spiders - 000 000 000 - 0  3  0
Red Sox - 102 000 00x - 3 12 0
Lester (6.1-2-0-1-7, 84) seems fine! Look out, Angels.
                     Pitches
1: F7 F7 F9 10
2: F9 F9 P4 11
3: K 63 P9 14
4: 1B K 543 7
5: K K K 15
6: 31 2B K K 20
7: 63 BB 7
Jacoby Ellsbury got the first of his three singles in the first and promptly stole second (#68). He took third on a force play and scored on Kevin Youkilis's sac fly to right.

In the third, Victor Martinez doubled with one out. Yook singled him to third and David Ortiz's single brought him home. Jason Bay's single scored Yook.

After Lester left, Daniel Bard loaded the bases on a double and a HBP, but got a 6-4-3 double play to wiggle out of trouble. Billy Wagner needed only eight pitches (all strikes) in the eighth (F7, K, 6-3) and Jonathan Papelbon got a OTT ninth on 11 pitches (K, K, 5-3).
Example
Carlos Carrasco (9.00, 51 ERA+) / Jon Lester (3.52, 134 ERA+)

Carrasco, a 22-year-old righty, made his major league debut on September 1. This will be his fifth start. In 19 innings, he has allowed 31 hits and 10 walks -- that's a 2.158 WHIP -- while striking out 10.

Lester is back on the hill after taking a line drive off the side of his right knee against the Yankees last Friday. However, he wasn't pitching well that night before his early exit; this will be a tune-up before his ALDS start.

Victor Martinez, who was in the Cleveland organization for 13 years, is excited to face his former team. In 52 games since the trade, Martinez has hit .332. He has also hit safely in 27 of his past 28 games, batting .350 (36-for-103).

116 comments:

westcoastsox said...

I'm excited to be going to this game. It's my first Sox game in 10 years! Although the game is meaningless, I'm hoping I see players other than Kotchman and Gaithwright (not that there's anything wrong with them).

redsock said...

Extra Bases:
[Don Orsillo] will call a yet-to-be-announced League Division Series for TBS, joined by former ML catcher Buck Martinez. ... It is uncertain who will call the Red Sox-Angels series, but the candidates are -- Dick Stockton and Bob Brenly, Orsillo and Martinez, Milwaukee Brewers play-by-play man Brian Anderson and Joe Simpson or Chip Caray and Ron Darling.

*****

Can I pick Orsillo/Darling?

redsock said...

You should see a more normal lineup tonight. (I thought you were going last night.) Have fun!

redsock said...

Looks like:

Ellsbury, CF
Pedroia, 2B
Martinez, C
Youkilis, 1B
Ortiz, DH
Bay, LF
Lowell, 3B
Gathright, RF
Gonzalez, SS

westcoastsox said...

That is a normal lineup - great! Had other plans last night - glad it worked out this way.

9casey said...

For some reason i think there is a tryout going on between Reddick and Gathright, for a postseason roster spot.....

tim said...

TV TONIGHT!!!!!

See you all in the 4th or so. Ball hockey until 8.

Ish said...

Have a good game everyone! I'm watching the Bruins. Red Sox on the little TV. Opening night! I'm excited.

redsock said...

Hey - I got Clay Buchholz's BRef page! They better not trade him now!

redsock said...

Win it for the Crossword Puzzle Guy!

And go Bruins, I suppose. Ehh, why not?

redsock said...

NESN!

redsock said...

don's eyes are so blue.

redsock said...

OMG - did tito just call the clev mgr "wedgie"?

Kevin said...

Alright, as amusing as it is to have a catcher on the mound, I'm kinda getting tired of this losing bullshit.

Win.

redsock said...

ALDS: Brown over MDC?

Kevin said...

"ALDS: Brown over MDC?"

Sadly, that's a tough decision to make.

redsock said...

10-pitch OTT!!

L-girl said...

68!

Kevin said...

Lyndon would be at 100 steals if he got a chance to steal off of the Cactus.

L-girl said...

We're already way ahead of our recent pace.

L-girl said...

Lyndon would be at 100 steals if he got a chance to steal off of the Cactus.

This is true.

Zenslinger said...

The Angels are fielding a lineup of almost all scrubs comparable to ours last night.

redsock said...

i rejected a funny comment today on the torii hunter post. (if it had been on a more recent post, i would have put it through for laffs, but it's a bit down the page now.)

"too bad the red sox are the worst team ever"

L-girl said...

Big Torii fan, I guess!

Zenslinger said...

The Angels are fielding a lineup of almost all scrubs comparable to ours last night.

Actually, I didn't see that several starters came out after a couple of at-bats.

I wonder how many times a pitcher has had an RBI walk twice in one game as Aaron Cook did today at Coors Field.

Kevin said...

2 OTTs!!!

redsock said...

someone at sosh wondered (re dusty brown) when the last position player registered a strikeout as a pitcher before he got his first MLB hit.

redsock said...

lester - 6 up, 6 down, 21 pitches

L-girl said...

Wow, that was some catch.

westcoastsox said...

Awesome night for baseball. Subway was packed with Bruins fans - must be opening night.

Amy said...

Hey, Westcoastsox! Glad you are at this game, not that awful one last night. That game was so pathetic from the start that I admit---I turned it off. (Go ahead, call me a bad fan, blah, blah, blah.)

nick said...

I only saw part of the replay. looks like he did check his swing.

Kevin said...

OTT

redsock said...

Lester seems fine.

redsock said...

(Go ahead, call me a bad fan, blah, blah, blah.)

Turn in your Red Sox Nation (TM) Membership Card. Now.

redsock said...

i'd be afraid to eat a "youk burrito".

Amy said...

Lester seems not only fine, but better than the other night. Maybe it's all for the best that he got out of that game as early as he did.

Amy said...

VMart is quite something. I sure am glad we traded for him. I can't even remember who we gave up for him.

redsock said...

Masterson +.

(I'm very happy with the deal.)

redsock said...

Masterson who pitched a CG yesterday with 12 K!

redsock said...

TIZ

Amy said...

That was close, Youk!

Oh, yeah, Masterson. Hmm. Guess we could have used another reliable starter, given the latest performances of some of our starters, but still, a good trade.

Amy said...

Bay, Bay, Bay...

L-girl said...

Hey Amy, I have great news: dogwalker changed her mind, she is staying in Toronto. Whoo-hoo! She says it's her final answer.

nick said...

Don't worry Amy, my nana'll make the 40-man roster! It's either MDC or her and she should be rehabbed from her shoulder surgery soon enough!

Amy said...

Really? That's terrific!! Did you make her an offer she couldn't refuse? :)

I hope she sticks to it. I know how much peace of mind is at stake for you all.

Kevin said...

I liked Masterson, but the we NEEDED to make that deal.

Too bad we didn't sell high on Delcarmen...

Amy said...

OK, Nick, I would take your Nana, shoulder surgery and all, over some of our recent pitching performances. Sigh. I have no concerns about our bats, but the pitching is giving me pause. Let's hope those Angels pull their usual post-season collapse.

L-girl said...

Nick's Nana for the ALDS! Can't wait.

L-girl said...

I always liked Victor Martinez. I was thrilled we got him.

Amy said...

Ortiz's wife is impressive---good spokesperson. Maybe she'd be a good announcer.

nick said...

Amy said...

Really? That's terrific!! Did you make her an offer she couldn't refuse? :)

I hope she sticks to it. I know how much peace of mind is at stake for you all.


lol. I thought you were talking to me at first.

congrats on the dog walker L&A.

Kevin said...

Wow, that was quick.

Amy said...

You thought I was talking about your grandmother pitching? That is too funny.

(I did make a comment about that also. See above.)

L-girl said...

Thanks Amy. She felt really funny telling me she changed her mind and asking if it was ok to keep her job. WHEW. What a relief.

redsock said...

you don't get a v-mart for free. we dealt the big donkey from a surplus.

Amy said...

WCS's seat location:

"3rd base loge - 25 rows from field, got for well under face value. You have to love meaningless games."

L-girl said...

Thanks Nick. :)

I'm sure if someone makes your grandma an offer she can't refuse, she'll walk the dogs after she finishes pitching in the ALDS.

Amy said...

Ouch.

Amy said...

This baseball thing can be quite dangerous.

Amy said...

Lester redux.

nick said...

wasn't the knee, though. look at how he hopped up favoring the left leg and then limping off it's obvious.

nick said...

that was poorly worded on my part. What I mean is that he might've twisted his ankle or such while trying to avoid that ball.

nick said...

dog-walking, strike-dealing raging grannies!

Amy said...

It wasn't Lester's knee either. Despite what Dr Eckersley, the Ph.D in physics, diagnosed.

westcoastsox said...

That ball was going 95 mph when it hit Carrasco's leg. It made a loud sound. Hope he's ok.

nick said...

"dedication to giving back to the community." fuck 'em and their scaggy ticket-scalping ways.

redsock said...

c'mon yook

redsock said...

long wait for lester ...

redsock said...

typical red sox.

nick said...

bah (but not an anxiety-ridden bah, more of a bummer that could've been so much better sort of bah).

L-girl said...

"dedication to giving back to the community." fuck 'em and their scaggy ticket-scalping ways.

We said similar words during their commercial disguised as a donation.

I love that Westcoast is threading from Fenway.

redsock said...

tex up on laa 9-3.

hahahahahahhh.

nick said...

westcoastsox doing some real gameblogging. cool and sweet and just a bit dorky (in a totally ok sort of way).

redsock said...

SID - KKK

westcoastsox said...

I'd say Lester is ready. Faced the minimum through 5. Can't thread too much more - Blackberry is wicked slow!

Kevin said...

Sit, sit, and sit

redsock said...

Look out, Angels.

westcoastsox said...

Dorky as charged!

redsock said...

literally booted that one.

redsock said...

lester at only 57 thru 5!

tim said...

Yo JoS!

This TV = Best purchase ever.

BEAUTIFUL! Except the colours are too heavy. I can't even see Gathright. He blends in to the ad behind him. Time to fix that.

Amy said...

What is your TV, Tim? Did I ask you that already?

redsock said...

i think it's big.

westcoastsox said...

KKKKKKK

tim said...

Just a baby Amy...40 incher, its all about the 120hz though.

Amy said...

Mine isn't much bigger (42 inches), but a Panasonic plasma. Love it!

redsock said...

K pls

redsock said...

now - dp pls

tim said...

Yeah I would've went with plasma but I read they're bad if you have a lot of light in the room. Since we have 10 foot windows, I decided to go the LCD route. I was at a place with a 42 or 46" panasonic plasma last summer, Steph's friend's place. Also watched ALDS 2 there last year, I love that TV too!

redsock said...

rank roo!!!!!!!

tim said...

Thanks for telling them to do that, Allan.


Otherwise who knows what kind of trouble we'd find ourselves in!

Kevin said...

Very convenient double play there.

redsock said...

wcs wants a flo dong.

Amy said...

Tim, FWIW, we have had no glare issues with the plasma. And we have recessed lights in the ceiling.

Ish said...

I feel like when there's a flo dong I want to scream out "FLOMAX"

L-girl said...

uh-oh tim, maybe you don't want to come over for a playoff game at our house. just a puny little low-def tv here. :)

L-girl said...

I'm not into big TVs but 10 foot windows sound really nice!

redsock said...

good inning from waggy.

tim said...

L, its the company not the TV :)

And Amy, I don't think its re: the glare - its the fact that you can't really see the screen, sort of like when you use a laptop outside.

I have no idea though, its all hearsay.

tim said...

Well I didn't want to say anything but the real reason I bought the TV is to crunch numbers on those big spreadsheets for my accounting classes.....

riiiiiight.

L-girl said...

Tim, I agree

Amy said...

Tim, we don't watch much TV during the day so daylight is not an issue, but even when the guy installed the TV during the day, there was no glare. Maybe we are just lucky.

redsock said...

time to snuff.

Ish said...

Snuff stuff.

redsock said...

NESN showing a snuff film.

Ish said...

Allan wins!

redsock said...

c c K

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

Kevin said...

WATER

Ish said...

Dirty water. Clean ice.

Boston sports split.

Goodnight.

tim said...

Doy-ty.

westcoastsox said...

Sweet Caroline, Dropkick Murphys, and Dirty Water - what a great game! If the Sox look like this in the ALDS, then hello Yankees. Of course, they need to work on getting rid of all the LOB, but Drew for Gaithright will help that cause.

SoSock said...

IMAC -
Nice job by Lester. Glad to see ONE person seems to be in true peak form at the right time. Hopefully the rest will fall in line behind him.
Cool that WCS was able to thread from the game. Son Taylor was at Candlestick Tuesday and sent about a pic per half inning from his phone. It's a beautiful park.
I'm really missing threading during games lately, but the things that have been peventing that have been good things as well.
Thinking about the various things on my plate this weekend, it will undoubtedly be playoffs before I actually get to participate in a game.
Looking forward to it.

L-girl said...

Candlestick? That's quite a trick. The park in SF wasn't renamed - it's a different place.

WhateverTF they're calling that park now, it is beautiful, one of my faves.

tim said...

That's at the top of my list of parks to visit. SF and Seattle. Maybe do a west coast trip and see those two.

Oakland......not so much.