October 3, 2009

G161: Red Sox 11, Spiders 6

Spiders - 220 000 200 -  6 10  0
Red Sox - 172 000 01x - 11 11 0
Victor Martinez hit his first career grand slam in the second inning. Dustin Pedroia hit a dong to lead off the first and Brian Anderson went deep in the third.

Beckett: 5-7-4-3-5, 98. After a very rough two innings -- poor control on both the fastball and curve -- he allowed only a single and a walk over the next three innings. Paul Byrd pitched three innings of relief, his first appearance out of the pen since June 2001.

Dusty Brown homered into the Monster Seats in the eighth inning. It was his first major league hit -- and he took a curtain call as the fans chanted "Dus-ty, Dus-ty!". Brown is the 24th player to homer for Boston this season, a new franchise record (23 players went deep in 1996).
Example

Aaron Laffey (3.91, 116 ERA+) / Josh Beckett (3.78, 125 ERA+)

114 comments:

redsock said...

The Blue Jays have fired GM J.P. Ricciardi.

Ish said...

Sucks to be him.

A Conformer said...

The Blue Jays have fired GM J.P. Ricciardi.

Oh my GOD! Never in a million years would I have expected this...

Seriously, though, I wonder what the point is of doing this 2 days before the season ends. Why not wait till after the last game?

L-girl said...

Seriously, though, I wonder what the point is of doing this 2 days before the season ends. Why not wait till after the last game?

Maybe the point is to humiliate him more.

There could also be a contract clause about some incentive bonus he gets if he's employed for the full season - that now they don't have to pay.

I wondered this about Eric Wedge - fired with 5 games left to play - while the FO lets all their best players sign with other teams, over so many years.

redsock said...

1. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
2. Jason Bay, LF
3. Victor Martinez, C
4. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
5. David Ortiz, DH
6. Mike Lowell, 3B
7. Jed Lowrie, SS
8. Brian Anderson, RF
9. Joey Gathright, CF

nick said...

I trust the iphone users here will rush right out and buy "Derek Jeter Real Baseball" lickety-split.

that's a licensing deal for ya. No MLB content except for his name and mug plastered on the game. sa-weet! Now if we could just have an in-game Youk wipe his brow between every pitch that'd be awesome.

L-girl said...

The oatmeal is missing my favourite flavour!

Maxwell Horse said...

Damnit, they switched over to hockey on my antiquated version of NESN. I think I'm missing tonight's game.

redsock said...

Twins about to be only 0.5 GB!

KCR: 000 000 13
MIN: 000 004 01


7 PM
CWS:
DET:

redsock said...

KCR: 000 000 130 - 4 7 0
MIN: 000 004 01x - 5 8 0

Pressure is on Deee-troit.

redsock said...

I cannot believe -- seriously, cannot fathom, like trying to understand infinity -- that the Jays still owe Vernon Wells $108 million.

That contract was one of the worst in baseball history before the ink was dry.

L-girl said...

I cannot believe -- seriously, cannot fathom, like trying to understand infinity -- that the Jays still owe Vernon Wells $108 million.

That contract was one of the worst in baseball history before the ink was dry.


And the Toronto sports media acts like it was a big shock that the deal didn't work out! "No one could have forseen that one..."

How come I foresaw it right away?

L-girl said...

Maxwell Horse, no radio or MLB audio?

L-girl said...

Excuse me, but wtf is going on?

redsock said...

keep leaving pitches out over the plate -- sounds like a plan.

redsock said...

umm, josh, you're not planning on doing this in anaheim, are you?

redsock said...

don clearly loves saying "valbuena"

L-girl said...

Castig likes it too

L-girl said...

Hey, it's a nice name.

redsock said...

FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

FUCK YEAH!!!!

nick said...

I concur.

nick said...

Are you both at work tonight?

L-girl said...

Castig just referred to Ellsbury as if he just hit the dong.

L-girl said...

Are you both at work tonight?

Yes, always on Saturdays.

nick said...

that's what I thought. just kind of funny to see you both on here and not much any else.

your signal wonky? mine keeps dropping to black and back.

nick said...

KKK took my baby away.

L-girl said...

just kind of funny to see you both on here and not much any else.


At least we're not both home, that would be weirder!

I listen to MLB Audio at work.

redsock said...

... and i just got some work (right after the dong).

L-girl said...

I've been working off and on the whole time. Boring "no rush" kind of work.

L-girl said...

1-0 CWS in 2nd

L-girl said...

Cut the shit Josh

nick said...

well, time for the double play and movin' on.

nick said...

double play. double play.

L-girl said...

Papi half dong!

nick said...

I was going to say exactly that, Laura! yuppers. let 'em roll.

L-girl said...

I just posted something to wmtc that Emma might like. You might like it too, but it's for Emma.

L-girl said...

Bases loaded, no outs... Brian Anderson? Sure, why not.

L-girl said...

Single, that works.

nick said...

man..they can't glove those balls. roling rolling rolling.

nick said...

looks cool. my interwebs are crawling today for video. emma's back tomorrow. we'll definitely watch it before we head off to the Harvest Festival.

nick said...

emma and I were discussing the math of the AL central. She was really into it. She'll get into almost anything if we talk about the math of it.

another balked in run on a dropped ball.

L-girl said...

She'll get into almost anything if we talk about the math of it.

Wow, that's cool. Plus these days girls have a better chance of holding on to that.

L-girl said...

Tied!

L-girl said...

Canuckingle

nick said...

tie game!

L-girl said...

I think we're on pace for a 7 hour game.

nick said...

like I was saying. somebody greased their gloves.

L-girl said...

VMART GRAND SLAM!!!!!!!!

nick said...

not tied no more!

redsock said...

BLUE LIGHT GRAND DONG!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

Extra EXTRA Mart!!!!

L-girl said...

Shows you what bad defense does for you. He was out on the previous pitch.

L-girl said...

batted around and still only 1 out

hey, that was v-mart's first GS

redsock said...

22-minute wait

redsock said...

PC

Laffey: 23-42
Beckett: 26-27

nick said...

3 Youk burritos for the price of 1. That'll give you the sweats.

L-girl said...

You'd be lucky if that's all it gave you.

Kevin said...

Well, I see we have one hell of a game going on here.

L-girl said...

DONG FOR A MAN WITHOUT A NICKNAME

nick said...

uh oh. they're gonna use up all their runs before the post-season. time to start fretting!

Kevin said...

Wow, Brian Anderson is actually looking like a decent player tonight.

SoSock said...

Wow, looks like we had a true Blue Light Special.

L-girl said...

His first GS ever!

redsock said...

TBR 3, MFY 0 (5)

L-girl said...

We should play Cleveland more often.

redsock said...

2 pitches, 2 outs

SoSock said...

Holy Shit. Did this game start on time? Hour and a half and just finishing the 3rd.
Of course, a 7 run inning will take a while. :)

L-girl said...

It was Beckett too - check out his 1st.

redsock said...

first pitch at 7:10 on my computer.

1:34 so far

nick said...

those were some bored looking fans and the camera stayed on them for a loong time. Also not digging the giant smudge on the camera shooting from behind home plate.

good play.

redsock said...

DET at 1 and MIN at 2 tomorrow. So the earliest we'll know when we start the ALDS would be 6 PM-ish.

If they tie, a one-game playoff will be played at MIN on Tuesday afternoon.

L-girl said...

If they tie, a one-game playoff will be played at MIN on Tuesday afternoon.

And we all know why it's not being played on Monday, right?

SoSock said...

So, Beckett's 1st was pretty stanky too, although he got out in better shape than it looks like he would have.
What? Around 20-25 pitches that inning?

redsock said...

byrd up

redsock said...

Beckett PC:

26-27-20 10

L-girl said...

So, Beckett's 1st was pretty stanky too

1st & 2nd IIRC

SoSock said...

Wow - 73 thru 3. That's a pretty rough 1st 3 innings.
Hope the 4th is the start of a trend.

redsock said...

prob beckett's last inning.

5-7-4-3-5, 98

redsock said...

remy: gosling was in the minnesoder organization.

redsock said...

ALDS Roster:

Kottaras on, Bowden off

L-girl said...

seems like FY has walked a lot in this game

redsock said...

Thrice.

SoSock said...

Not so crazy about J-Bay in the 2-hole.

L-girl said...

Dusty Brown! (our dog Cody's favourite player)

SoSock said...

Wholesale changes.

L-girl said...

CWS 4 - DET 0 / 7

L-girl said...

OB announced him as "noted hurler Dusty Brown"

L-girl said...

A, good thing you're not listening on radio right now...

redsock said...

oh, why is that?

college sports? jeter? more anti-pedro garbage?

L-girl said...

college sports

L-girl said...

were they anti-pedro?

L-girl said...

I'm getting ready to leave. Rain and wind and the all-night arts festival going on here. Should be a lovely trip home.

Don't blow this lead, Sox.

redsock said...

mmlbtv stays with nesn:

remy: "i like byrdie, you know? it's like wakey."

don chuckles.

redsock said...

were they anti-pedro?

just referring to the koufax silliness.

SoSock said...

Slow game, slow night

redsock said...

A POUND FOR A BROWN!!!!!!!!

SoSock said...

How bout that?
A dirty, dusty home run.

redsock said...

1st major league hit too!

Ish said...

I love it. This catcher strikes out his first batter before hitting his first dong. But there it is!

I've been watching the Bruins on the big TV. The ice is dirty!

Ish said...

Somebody get that ball.

SoSock said...

1st hit? Seriously?
Didn't catch that.

redsock said...

I thought it was, and checked.

0-for-1 before today.

Flew out to RF in the 6th and then donged.

Kevin said...

WATER

redsock said...

The water is dusty and Muddy!!!

Ish said...

After one of the worst days of my life (ranks in the top 10), I'm glad to see dirty ice and dirty water tonight.

redsock said...

After one of the worst days of my life (ranks in the top 10)<

That sucks. I hope things improve.

Ish said...

Well that's the neat thing. I'm pretty sure it can only improve from here.

Starting with the games tonight!

SoSock said...

Sorry to hear that Ish. I've had about the roughest 3 weeks I think so far. Lot of just plain stuff popping up now.
Anniversary, High Holy Days, birthday, all in a row.
As you said, can only get better.

SoSock said...

So tonight it's - DUSTY water!

redsock said...

White Sox 8, Tigers 0!

Detroit and Minnesota tied at 85-76 -- with 1 game to go!

SoSock said...

I forget. Who are the Twinkies playing?

redsock said...

White Sox/Tigers at 1

Royals/Twins at 2

(Verlander goes for DET)

L-girl said...

I missed the dusty dong - very cool.

Ish & SoSock, I'm sorry you're having rough times. Here's to a happy October for all of us.