October 2, 2009

G160: Red Sox 6, Spiders 2

Spiders - 000 020 000 - 2  8  3
Red Sox - 103 000 20x - 6 8 1
After giving up a double to start the game, Matsuzaka retired the next 12 Cleveland batters -- and had thrown only 56 pitches through the first four innings. In innings 2-3-4, he threw 34 pitches, 25 of which were strikes.

He fell into a rut in the fifth: three hits, two walks, two runs -- but he fanned Shin-Soo Choo with the bases loaded to escape further damage. Dice finished with a 6-5-2-3-7, 104 line.

Jacoby Ellsbury doubled to start the Boston first, stole third (# 69) and kept running as Kelly Shoppach's throw went into left field. Jason Varitek began the third with a double (!) as eight Boston batters faced Sowers (3-4-4-2-1, 69). Dustin Pedroia had a sac fly and Victor Martinez and Kevin Youkilis also drove in runs. Yook had a two-run double in the seventh.

Billy Wagner pitched for the second consecutive day for the first time as a member of the Red Sox. He struck out the two batters he faced, throwing only seven pitches.
Example
Jeremy Sowers (5.09, 89 ERA+) / Daisuke Matsuzaka (6.08, 78 ERA+)

The ALDS playoff match-ups can be finalized tonight if the Tigers beat the White Sox and the Twins lose to the Royals.

If that happens, then the Yankees will choose which LDS they want: Series A, which begins on Wednesday or Series B, which starts on Thursday. The dates for Games 2-5 are the same in each series; the off-day between Games 1 and 2 is the only difference.

138 comments:

redsock said...

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

redsock said...

I've linked to these before, but go to CF and enjoy!

tim said...

It's rainy, cold and October which means only one thing - Tim's kitchen's heating up!

Tonight's menu consists of prime rib with beets and horseradish with au jus, smashed potatoes with roasted garlic and the obligatory green veg of broccoli (had to have some sort of fiber in the meal!)

L-girl said...

You're gonna make dinners like that and have a hi-def TV, we are just going to invite ourselves over.

Ish said...

Aw, dude. Lost me at beets.

Ish said...

Tim, just add a bunch of gluten to your meals and that'll keep them at bay.

L-girl said...

Beets are like most vegetables: most people think they don't like them because they've never had them properly made.

Even minus the beets, that meal sounds totally delish.

Hmm, are we due for a food thread here at JoS? :)

tim said...

Beets have a terrible rep, but trust me, throw em in a pan with the roast and let em soak up all those juices they're deelish. Also I have a polish background so I've been eatin dem shits since I was little.

lol L - you guys are invited over for sure! Once we have a place that's bigger than a closet - hopefully by next years Stratford trip.

L-girl said...

Tim, just add a bunch of gluten to your meals and that'll keep them at bay.

Ha ha, no such luck. That's what Allan is supposed to do, not what he does. Nope, there is no escape!

L-girl said...

Also I have a polish background so I've been eatin dem shits since I was little.

I was a teenager before I realized that borscht was made from beets. I love borscht!

hopefully by next years Stratford trip.

That would be great on two counts - dinner by Tim, and it would mean we go to Stratford next year! Brilliant.

tim said...

Yes! Borscht is delicious! We usually have it with noodles in it, either shells or tortellini.

No thread for me tonight, gotta eat this feast and possibly go do something social.

tim said...

And maybe we'll join you in Stratford next summer - been hoping to see a play out there ever since I came to this city in 05.

redsock said...

Chris Carpenter hit a grand slam yesterday, had 6 RBI.

L-girl said...

Ugh, Spiders announcers. Gotta fire up the MLB Audio...

L-girl said...

Friday night + meaningless game = slow thread, I think

L-girl said...

Very cool re Chris Carpenter.

In other news, I hate the DH.

redsock said...

mini-houdini.

redsock said...

Checked AL yearly SB leaders and LBJ will have the highest total to lead the league since 1997.

L-girl said...

TMB!

redsock said...

Instant Run (just add lyndon).

L-girl said...

TMB again!!!

(I just posted this on wmtc by mistake :) )

redsock said...

you just left a TMB comment in your banned book post!

redsock said...

"That's My Book"?

redsock said...

Gotta work while listening.

L-girl said...

I don't want to thread by myself...

redsock said...

if things happen, i'll come by to say "yay" or "shit"

redsock said...

baldy: "yay"

redsock said...

It's funny to hear John Farrell talking about Dice pulling his "Houdini act".

L-girl said...

if things happen, i'll come by to say "yay" or "shit"

Ok, I'll do that too. Yay or shit.

L-girl said...

Dice: yay

redsock said...

top ingredient in "youk burrito" = sweat.

L-girl said...

What on earth made you think of a "youk burrito"?

redsock said...

nesn promo.

remy asked what might be in it, but don wasn't biting (so to speak), just said "I'm sure it's delicious".

redsock said...

our pitching kicks ass.

dice pc: 22-12-10 = 44

L-girl said...

tek: yay

redsock said...

whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa?

Kevin said...

2 consecutive OTTs from Dice?

That's a good sign.

Kevin said...

Cactus Hit!?!

L-girl said...

"youk burrito"

*shudder*

L-girl said...

Sowers could be on the candy team.

L-girl said...

Cactus Hit!?!

It's twoo, it's twoo!

Kevin said...

Bases loaded, none out, time for the Laser Show

redsock said...

remy: lotta tats on her arm, huh?

don: (snort)

tim said...

cactus hit?

this thread's gone MAAAAAD!

Kevin said...

473 nm wavelength RBI

L-girl said...

Ah, LBJ steals 70 but has to go back b/c time was called.

L-girl said...

Oh crap, they get him!

L-girl said...

bay: yay

Kevin said...

Thunderous RBI

redsock said...

maple-flavoured rbi

redsock said...

sowers pc: 17-9-43 = 69

heh.

tim said...

4-0 lead i see, nice nice. keep that going.

meanwhile, CWS up 3-0 on DET and MIN up 1-0 on KC. this could get toight.

L-girl said...

dice = yay

Kevin said...

Wow, another OTT

redsock said...

dice's last 6 batters:
22 pitches, 18 strikes

redsock said...

oh god, don lost it on "diddy"

redsock said...

looked like baldy was pulling up/slowing down as he got to 1st, maybe that's where he got hurt

tim said...

Dice being kickass? I like it.

L-girl said...

But it could just be precautionary re Baldy.

Oh nice one Reddick, take a nap why don't you.

redsock said...

dice: leadoff double, retired the next 12

tim said...

dice: leadoff double, retired the next 12

Wow, there's a party in this threader's pants.

redsock said...

shit

tim said...

God damn.

CWS has put 3 up to go ahead 6-0, still batting top 6, runners on 2nd and 3rd, 0 out.

MIN has put 5 up in the first (4 on a Delmon Young GS) and are up 5-0.

I love these playoff races! Down to the wire!

tim said...

Prick cactus.

L-girl said...

There goes the no-walker!

tim said...

8-0 pale hose.

redsock said...

i think someone called the cops on that party in tim's pants.

tim said...

Indeed. Flaccid as fuck.

tim said...

Dammit. In play out(s).

No emphasis on the s.

tim said...

Minnesota going for more! Got the triple action GDGD going on!

redsock said...

dice could not get the palindromic pitch count line:

22 - 12 - 10 - 12 - 26

redsock said...

Got the triple action GDGD going on!

3 windows at once? i need a new computer.

nick said...

there's a lot of "huh?" between the yays and shits.

tim said...

Just one window on my little 13" laptop, 3 tabs in firefox.

tim said...

Peavy's one hit the tigers thru 7.

redsock said...

my laptop is old and runs slow.

L-girl said...

Is anyone else listening on the radio? I could swear Dave O'Brien just read the wrong info for a player - said it was Peralta's 1st full season in the bigs, Indians are hoping he'll be an "impact player"???

I have the TV on w/ the radio sound, and I was completely confused.

redsock said...

wagner up

redsock said...

ramram too

L-girl said...

But you're about to get a new one so that does mean one day you will stop complaining about your computer???

tim said...

lol! (the A-L exchange)

L-girl said...

Yes, I'm just a tad sick of hearing about it.

Tho probably not as much as A is sick of dealing with it!

redsock said...

i can't wait to get a new machine.

it has taken all of my self-control to have not thrown it through a window by now. i have been temnpted about 4,500 times.

redsock said...

Is Tony Sipp on the All-Drink Team?

redsock said...

But you're about to get a new one so that does mean one day you will stop complaining about your computer???

I stopped complaining about Jimy, didn't I?

L-girl said...

of course!

L-girl said...

"Of course" was re Tony Sipp. I don't know about Jimy, because I never lifted the ban.

redsock said...

I have been struggling with a Jimy/Gump computer. I need a Tito computer!

L-girl said...

Tampa romping all over NYY tonight. Now up to 11-1. CC being poo poo. Right after JtC took a beating.

Kevin said...

Sabathia: 2 2/3 innings, 9 runs (5 earned) on 8 hits, 5 walks, and 1 hit batter, 3 Ks.

Hell of an ace they've got there

L-girl said...

I have been struggling with a Jimy/Gump computer.

Maybe it's cursed!

L-girl said...

This Tigers/Twin race is so crazy. The Tigers shut down by Peavey, the Twins facing Lenny DiNardo.

redsock said...

MFY: 010 0
TBR: 414 2

Go Rays!

Kevin said...

Upton a single shy of the cycle too

L-girl said...

DOB: "Another fine stop by Tek".

That makes 2 this season?

tim said...

lol great tune up for CC.

redsock said...

Yep, CCC looks like he's once again in playoff form.

redsock said...

Sorry, CC!

Kevin said...

Upton: cycle

12-1 Tampa

L-girl said...

12-1 Tampa now, and 10-0 Twins.

L-girl said...

I think Upton still needs the single. He just a HR to make it 12-1.

L-girl said...

Why is it thundering here? It's October, that's supposed to be over by now.

tim said...

Fuck yeah! Jays rain delay means i get to watch the twins. Too bad it's not a real game.

And the twindome in HD is not flattering.

redsock said...

if anyone cares, aponce16 came back and left another novella.

tim said...

Upton cycle, GDGD shows only 1 dong for him. And the single last inning.

Kevin said...

I think Upton still needs the single. He just a HR to make it 12-1.

That's not what gdgd's claiming

Then again, gdgd is a piece of shit

tim said...

go for 3rd LBJ!

tim said...

heh, T. Sipp.


I feel like making tea.

redsock said...

Was his father's name Ppis?

L-girl said...

Now Upton has the cycle - the first ever for the Rays.

Ish said...

One of my favorite names in baseball right now is Jeff Manship.

L-girl said...

Hm, conflicting reports on Upton! But he's got it now - and maybe he had it innings ago.

tim said...

Piss sipp? Sounds like an asshole set of parents that named him.

L-girl said...

yooooooooooooook

or

yook = yay

Ish said...

Why does NESN show Eric Wedge's reaction in the dugout? The guy's already been fired! What does he care?

Ish said...

They close the book on Sipp.

tim said...

sweet sweat.

tim said...

sweet sweat.

tim said...

i'm going to leave that posted twice, since it was a double he knocked.

L-girl said...

Wow, that aponce guy is something else. A guy shows up at a blog where he doesn't know anyone, has never been before, and screams in all caps that everyone else is a moron. Way to make a first impression!

L-girl said...

WTF Yook?!?!

Nice save Gonzo!

tim said...

So THATS what A meant by the novela comment....I was in the dark about that one.

I guest I'm just a stoopidhead.

Ish said...

EVERYONE IS A MORON. ALL AT ONCE. I AM AWESOME. UM... POTATO CHIPS!

L-girl said...

Oh man, I gotta shut off this computer.

Enjoy the dirty water!

redsock said...

TSW Head:

I posted: "He's also out of opportunities to comment."

Ish said...

It's always fun to see the Red Sox winning even when the games are meaningless. Looks like Dice had another good outing too, eh?

tim said...

Yeah, my battery is torched. Finally time to go see friends, everyones back in town this weekend for homecoming. Later all. May your waters be dirty!

redsock said...

WTFF is on his chin?

Ish said...

A rain forest.

Ish said...

Wait - that'd be Youk's chin.

tim said...

TSW Head:

I posted: "He's also out of opportunities to comment."


OH! I see how it is - BIG MAN, MISTER BLOG OWNER - censoring the TRUTH cause you can't HANDLE IT!

You'd rather live in ignorance and silence than be MARCHING DOWN PENNSYLVANIA AVE with pitchforks and the guns of brixton, knocking at the estate of MISTER PRESIDENT who we KNOW is black. Yes you ignorant fool! You are the problem with this contree!

(I can play this part pretty well eh?)

redsock said...

it needs a little work, but not bad.

redsock said...

Laser Time.

redsock said...

saito in the 9th.

vrictare said...

So Detroit lost and Minnesota refuses to go gently into that good night...Central getting interesting.

redsock said...

The spider-flecked water is Muddy!!!

Kevin said...

WATER

redsock said...

Upton got the cycle in 5 innings, too!