April 4, 2010

G1: Red Sox 9, Yankees 7

Yankees - 020 300 200 - 7 12  1
Red Sox - 010 013 31x - 9 10 0
After retiring the first five batters on 13 pitches, Beckett gave up solo dongs to Dumbo and Granderson -- and then singles to Swisher and Gardner. CI tangibly grounded out to end the second.

Youkilis doubled to start the second and Beltre brought him in with a one-out sac fly to deep center.

The bottom of the order got to Beckett in the fourth. Cano doubled and two outs later, Swisher walked. Then Gardner and Jeter singled -- and pulled somewhat of a surprise double steal. Beckett couldn't get the third out in the fifth and was pulled with two men on: 4.2-8-5-3-1, 94/54.

Two-out singles -- all crisp line drives -- by Drew, Cameron, and Scutaro brought in a fifth-inning run. An error moved the runners up, but Ellsbury struck out looking with runners at second and third. CC lost his command in the sixth. FY walked, Victor doubled into the left field corner, and Yook smoked a triple over Swisher's head into the right field corner. With one out, Beltre's single to Cano's right tied the game at 5-5. But New York came right back in the seventh. Ramirez put two guys on and Okajima let them come around to score.

The Sox took the lead after the stretch. Scutaro singled off Park and Pedroia homered to left. When Yook doubled, Marte came in and wild pitched him to third. Then Dumbo's passedballa (!!) gave Boston its first lead of the night.

In the eighth, Bard allowed a two-out walk, but retired Teixeira on an FC. In the home half against Joba, Cameron singled with one out and Scutaro walked. With two outs, Pedroia singled to right to make it 9-7.

In the ninth, Papelbon retired Slappy and Cano, then allowed a two-out single to Dumbo. He got Granderson to ground to third for the final out.

Beckett, RamRam and maybe Jeemer were shaky, and there were no real fielding gems. Damn shame we can't hit/score.
Example
CC Sabathia / Josh Beckett
Yankees                 Red Sox
Derek Jeter, SS Jacoby Ellsbury, LF
Nick Johnson, DH Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Mark Teixeira, 1B Victor Martinez, C
Alex Rodriguez, 3B Kevin Youkilis, 1B
Robinson Cano, 2B David Ortiz, DH
Jorge Posada, C Adrian Beltre, 3B
Curtis Granderson, CF J.D. Drew, RF
Nick Swisher, RF Mike Cameron, CF
Brett Gardner, LF Marco Scutaro, SS
Example

471 comments:

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Ish said...

Luckily JetBlue goes from Boston to Charlotte. I'll be doing that next month.

nick said...

Blogger showing me posts 401-383 of 383. right.

Benjamin said...

Yeah, had to click back to get them to show up again.

Show up like Cameron at second.

Amy said...

If they give you $25 worth of food plus a beer for each of 81 games in exchange for your $500, how do they make money? I guess they assume you will buy a lot more beer and food at each game.

Alway a way to make a buck.

Patrick said...

I suppose the matchup doesn't warrant giving Hermida a try.

Amy said...

Nick, I am getting the same weird thing on the comment numbers.

Benjamin said...

Not a great night for Ellsbury.

redsock said...

scutaro: 2 singles, BB
cameron: 2 singles, BB
beltre: single, 2 RBI

Benjamin said...

!

Amy said...

OK, I may just have adopt Fuck Yeah!

Patrick said...

FUCK YES!!!

Kevin said...

Nice insurance run there

redsock said...

midget ribbie!

nick said...

FY rocks! Cameron doing sweet too.

westcoastsox said...

What a great game!

Ish said...

*clears throat*

...

FUCK YEAH!

redsock said...

fuck, did we lose comemnts?

Benjamin said...

Martinez wasn't trying very hard to get away from that one.

redsock said...

get outta here, ya fuckin' cunt.

Benjamin said...

Guess I'm the only one who's figured out how to click on "Older" posts.

westcoastsox said...

What, ESPN isn't going to stay for the Dropkick Murphys singing Shipping up to Boston? DFTT.

Amy said...

Is anyone else having trouble seeing comments? Although the main page shows that there are 433 comments, I am stuck at below 400.

tim said...

So, how about that problem scoring runs?

"defense first" - ha!

westcoastsox said...

Amy, it's because of all of the double posting. When that happens, hit "Oldest," then hit "Newest" twice, and you'll be back to normal. Not that you can see this.

Meunier said...

Well here goes something..

westcoastsox said...

And ESPN comes through with the Dropkick Murphys!!!

redsock said...

1 gone.

Amy said...

Thanks, WCS, I think I am back.

Benjamin said...

That's 2.

Patrick said...

OMG, defense?

redsock said...

LBJ - 2 gone.

Amy said...

Two down, Pap, stay steady.

tim said...

Blogger is fucked. That is all.

Ish said...

Our 8th inning flame thrower > Their 8th inning flame thrower.

SoSock said...

LOVE the Murphys blurb!

And here we go, 1 out away

Benjamin said...

Blogger is bloggered.

Amy said...

Damn Posada. Though we do owe him for the go ahead run.

SoSock said...

I really don't want to see anything exciting or spine-tingling here.

tim said...

Snuff pls.

Amy said...

Heart pounding in the FIRST game?! I must be nuts.

SoSock said...

Just a simple strike 3 will do

redsock said...

CANADA shirt!!!

redsock said...

oh FUCK YOU WEST

you shit

tim said...

Too close

Benjamin said...

Water

Patrick said...

WATEr!!!!

westcoastsox said...

Opening day always has a playoff atmosphere, and more so when it's the Yankees. WATER!

tim said...

Dirrrrrty!

L-girl said...

Dirty fucking water baby!

Kevin said...

Dirty water to start the season!

SoSock said...

LOVE DAT DIRTY WATER!!!!!!

redsock said...

THE WATER IS MUDDY --
on Muddy's birthday!!!!!!!


(blogger is fucked; can't get my pic link now)

tim said...

Dirty water from the iPhone, night all!

(for reals this time)

Ish said...

WATER.

Dr. Jeff said...

Great way to start the season.

nick said...

I didn't realize it was Muddy Waters' birthday. I wouldn't have sweated those early innings at all...it was inevitable!

westcoastsox said...

Goodnight, all! I'm actually just crossing into Texas, so still a long way to go. Going to do some work.

SoSock said...

Woo-Woo!
Good thing we had that great D, because, you know, what with only being able to score 9 runs and all. I mean, how many games are you gonna win with an offense that can only score 9 runs ;>

Amy said...

OK, Blogger sucks, but the Red Sox do not. I think my post got lost. Loved the game, a classic Red Sox Yankee duel, up and down and up and down and up again!

Good night all!

redsock said...

unsure of the actual year of birth (1913? or maybe '14 or '15!), but yeah!

nick said...

"Recent research has uncovered documentation showing that in the 1930s and 1940s he had reported his birth year as 1913 on both his marriage license and musicians' union card. A 1955 interview in the Chicago Defender is the earliest claim of 1915 as his year of birth, which he continued to use in interviews from that point onward. On the other hand, the 1920 census lists him as five years old as of March 6, 1920, suggesting that his birth year may have been 1914. The Social Security Death Index, relying on his Social Security card application, lists him as being born April 5, 1915."
- wikipedia

L-girl said...

I didn't realize it was Muddy Waters' birthday. I wouldn't have sweated those early innings at all...it was inevitable!

Glad someone ELSE said that!!

[Also better Muddy's Bday than the other way we remember this day...]

SoSock said...

mmmmm....I just tried to hit the "like" button at L's comment. Apparently so
meone has been spending a tad too much time on facebook

Joe Gravellese said...

What an absolutely perfect opening night! SO happy. Great game, great crowd, great times.

Zenslinger said...

Watched this in San Francisco bars. What a victory! Nice to see the Yank fans shut up.

Go go go Lester

Jere said...

Reeeeally fun game to be at. You know what play may have been key? Cano's single off the RF wall. Hit a little softer or harder and it hit's the padding instead of the 18 pad-free inches at the bottom of the wall for an easy double. Granted, the next guy walked, but the pitching to him would have been different, etc. They may have tacked on, instead they end up losing a close one. (And great job by Drew on the play.)

Anyone know why Dr. Dre was there? Was he mentioned on the broadcast?

L-girl said...

Apparently someone has been spending a tad too much time on facebook

Huh? You were unable to click "like"?

nick said...

"Another Good Reason To Hate The Yankees".

Jere said...

re: Nick's link. What is the significance of that pic? Like, why is that posted today? It's not like it's from Fenway Park last night--it seems to be from old Yankee Stadium, and we all have seen the shots of those guys in Yankee hats before, so... is this related to some current, specific Scooter Libby-related story? What am I missing? Or is it just another opportunity to look at those assholes and be glad they don't like OUR team? Because that's fine, too! And I love the first comment....

Anyway, turns out Dr. Dre was there last night to promote his new MLB-themed four HUNDRED dollar headphones. And the press release does not say April 1st.

L-girl said...

What is the significance of that pic? Like, why is that posted today?

I think that particular reason to hate the Yankees is relevant every day, don't you?

I don't think there's a deeper significance than disgust for the hat and the people wearing it in that photo.

redsock said...

Late but true:

The water is Muddy!!!

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