April 30, 2010

G23: Orioles 5, Red Sox 4 (10)

Red Sox - 010 001 110 0 - 4  8  2
Orioles - 200 100 010 1 - 5 9 0

Example
John Lackey / David Hernandez
Scutaro, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Martinez, C
Youkilis, 1B
Drew, RF
Ortiz, DH
Beltre, 3B
Hermida, LF
McDonald, CF
Lackey (7-10-3-2-3, 111) beat the Birds last Saturday, while Hernandez (5-4-3-3-1, 97) took a ND at Fenway on Sunday.

The Red Sox have won seven of their last nine games. ... What spot in the batting order has the best on-base percentage so far this year? #8. And the worst? #3. (Interesting lineup optimization post here.)

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redsock said...

Jones, CF
Markakis, RF
Wieters, C
Tejada, 3B
Scott, LF
Wigginton, 2B
Hughes, DH
Atkins, 1B
Izturis, SS

Edward Lee said...

According to The Book, the optimal lineup probably looks something like this:

1. Pedroia
2. Drew
3. Ortiz/Lowell (assuming Ortiz isn't completely toast)
4. Youkilis
5. Martinez
6. Ellsbury
7. Cameron
8. Beltre
9. Scutaro

#3 and #6 could possibly be swapped.

L-girl said...

Crap. MASN. Guess it's MLB audio to the rescue.

Zenslinger said...

Let's fuuuuck!

redsock said...

wouldn't mind seeing that lineup for a few weeks.

L-girl said...

A OTT inning for a crappy pitcher on the worst team in baseball. WE'RE DOOOOOOOMED!!!!!

redsock said...

Bad lineup, Tito -- read THE BOOK!!!

Edward Lee said...

Bad lineup, Tito -- read THE BOOK!!!

No kidding, this terrible lineup probably cost us 0.005 of a win.

Patrick said...

Lackey...you suck.

redsock said...

get yer head out of yer ass, lackey.

L-girl said...

See? Doomed.

redsock said...

lackey is keeping his pitch count down at least.

redsock said...

first time seeing the pitch count in the info bar -- i love it.

L-girl said...

What, something on NESN?

redsock said...

now they need a clock measuring how long of a wait the opposing pitch has until he gets back out to the mound ...

L-girl said...

Yeah! I love strike-em-out throw-em-out DPs.

redsock said...

CS -- even with a double pump?

L-girl said...

now they need a clock measuring how long of a wait the opposing pitch has until he gets back out to the mound ...

They have that, his name is Don Orsillo.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Okay, husband's out of town on business, son's out playing golf (I think). It's just me and the dog. So I'm thinking I'll have a chance to watch and thread tonight. I just got home from work, listened to the top of the first in the car. Come in between innings and before I can get upstairs, let the dog out, and turn the TV on it's 1-0 with 2 on. WTF?

Come on Lackey.


YAY! Caught stealing.

Zenslinger said...

Consolation = the White Sox have scored three vs. Petite and are still going.

Edward Lee said...

CS -- even with a double pump?

Well, you have to employ a rather liberal definition of the word "caught" here, but yes.

L-girl said...

ON FIRE

Patrick said...

J.D.ong

Mrs.GotRibe said...

FIRE!!!!!

Edward Lee said...

Nice "catch" by the Yankee fan in the stands.

Zenslinger said...

Oooh, Firey.

L-girl said...

J.D.ong, I love it.

Patrick said...

I think I got it from Edward

Edward Lee said...

LOL throwing Ortiz a 3-1 slider.

redsock said...

That dong would have tied the game if he truly cared about winning. :<(

Patrick said...

Lots of WTFs (warning track flies)

redsock said...

FKR up 1-0 in the 2nd in KC

Patrick said...

If Joe shops at Shaws I'll eat my sock

L-girl said...

You can bet Joe shops at Shaw's - most likely for free. Announcers lives are full of freebies.

Patrick said...

nevermind...

L-girl said...

They're talking about crab cakes and hardshelled crabs, making me hungry.

Patrick said...

I'm 8 days younger than Adam Jones.

9casey said...

on mlb.com they say games on mlb.tv are in Hi-Def....do I need a Hi-Def computer monitor to get that?

9casey said...

L-girl said...
They're talking about crab cakes and hardshelled crabs, making me hungry.



I am not really fond of seafood , but i like me some crabcakes..

Zenslinger said...

Lackey got himself straightened out or what.

L-girl said...

Hey Allan, I wonder if anyone is buying your book at the Babe Ruth Museum this weekend. They're your most consistent order. (Orderer?)

9casey said...

L-girl said...
(Orderer?)

Customer?

redsock said...

I'm 16 days older than Sam Horn.

L-girl said...

Customer! There you go.

I wrote so much today, I must be all out of words. Thanks. :)

redsock said...

No MLB player was born on the same day I was.

L-girl said...

I'm 53 days younger than Don Mattingly.

9casey said...

L-girl said...


I wrote so much today, I must be all out of words. Thanks. :)



I am here to edumacate....

L-girl said...

None on my birthday either.

L-girl said...

Castig talking about Babe Ruth's young life, and amazingly, everything he said was right.

L-girl said...

I am here to edumacate....

I did a lot of journamalism today.

9casey said...

Andrew Lorraine


That guy was born on B-day , and we are both left handed........crazy, right

Zenslinger said...

I got Jose Contreras and Adam Hydzu born on my birthdate.

L-girl said...

OB doesn't know if it's good or bad to take a lot of pitches.

L-girl said...

Andrew Lorraine, girls team

L-girl said...

The other night at Skydome I wanted to tell someone that Dana Eveland is on my girls team, twice. But it was too hard to explain to a marginal baseball fan, the whole "All ____" team thing, then the women's names... I needed to thread!

redsock said...

Take bad ones, swing at some of the good ones. Collect $.

Patrick said...

This just in: Ortiz couldn't hit the fastball!

redsock said...

I was born on Tim McCarver's 22nd birthday.

I am almost certain that he never met my mother.

redsock said...

Alexi Casilla was born exactly one year before L and I met. This is his 5th year in MLB.

L-girl said...

Tim Allen, the Olsen Twins, and me. Don't think about that too much.

BeltrE

Mrs.GotRibe said...

5 E's on Beltre for the year.

Ouch.

L-girl said...

outs pls

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Triple play?

redsock said...

that was close. K?

L-girl said...

Eddie Izzard in Toronto tonight.

redsock said...

easy as 1-2-3!

L-girl said...

2/3 of a triple play

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Yes. Just one more out.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

And getting the first one at home is nice.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Squander

L-girl said...

Look, other teams squander too!

redsock said...

CWS: 310 0
MFY: 200 0

KCR: 000 00
FKR: 010 00

redsock said...

"hernandez, who had a 19 minute wait"

redsock said...

don: "that didn't work out at all!"

L-girl said...

Scutaro SASAHE

L-girl said...

No, Don, it did not.

L-girl said...

OTT

L-girl said...

FUCK YEAH DONG

Mrs.GotRibe said...

FY!!!

redsock said...

i have left to go get water or tea twice tonight. and both times, the sox hit a dong (and i missed it). hmmm.....

L-girl said...

Drink more.

redsock said...

victor had K'd, now on first!!
maybe hernandez will get distracted.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Laura,
I saw your post about the Buckminster the other night. We have thought about staying there. We usually stay at the Hotel Commonwealth because of location, but it's crazy expensive.

Do you recommend the Buckminster? It's about half the price of HC.

redsock said...

Drink more

That's what I have saying for the last 24 years!

L-girl said...

That's what I have saying for the last 24 years!

Open goal.

L-girl said...

Mrs G, I do recommend it, but it depends what your standards are and what you're looking for. We wanted just a clean, basic, non-scary room. Money is very tight for us right now, so price is a big consideration. So with that in mind, we were very pleased.

It's not posh at all, and low on amenities. But the room was fine, the location is great and the price was terrific.

You already have location at the Commonwealth. We've stayed a couple of times at the Copley Plaza, which was very nice, but for the price difference, I'd go with the Buckminster again.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Thanks L. Clean and non-scary are good criteria. I think we'll stay there next time. We have become spoiled being at the Commonwealth and just walking to Fenway. We don't want to stay further away. And the views of the park from the hotel rooms are amazing. But it's getting harder to justify spending that much for a bed. We will definitely try the Buckminster.

Thanks!

redsock said...

buckminster is a 5-minute walk from fenway -- and sosock (last year for jos1) had a view of the monster seats out his window!

we need more than solo dongs to win this one, me thinks.

redsock said...

plus the white sox planned part of the 1919 ws fix there during a september series against the red sox!

L-girl said...

Oh fuck. They're calling it a DP b/c of interference. They get away with that ridiculous throw to 1st.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

BAD BAD call.

L-girl said...

A, the Commonwealth is where we saw Fisk being interviewed last year in the sidewalk cafe.

redsock said...

beltre also slid very late, like passed the bag, watch his ass hit the ground hard passed the base -- with the hand grab, out looks like the right call

Mrs.GotRibe said...

yeah, maybe a good call. I didn't see the hand grab the first time around. Still, that never gets called.

Palmer (yes I have to listen to MASN) seemed to think it was questionable.

L-girl said...

If you don't need luxury and want to have a decent budget room, I think you'll be satisfied. There's no restaurant or bar, but there's no shortage of those in the area.

Our only complaint was that they said there was wireless internet in the rooms and there was not. I can live without, but it would be nice to know in advance.

redsock said...

i'd call it more on the slide than the hand, i think.

L-girl said...

OK, opportunity here...

redsock said...

why are remy and don saying nothing about the slide????

Mrs.GotRibe said...

plus the white sox planned part of the 1919 ws fix there during a september series against the red sox!

Really? That's very cool.

L-girl said...

Mrs G, you don't have MLB Audio? $15 for the whole season and you don't have to listen to those clowns.

I have MASN on TV, too, but I'm using Red Sox radio for sound.

redsock said...

very piss poor job by remy and orsillo. choosing to ignore the most obvious part of the play.

no way in hell they believe that was a legit slide, beltre started his awkward slide about 2 feet from the bag, and his ass plopped down hard like he was sliding down some stairs.

L-girl said...

Re Buckminster & fix, Allan didn't recognize the name, but when we drove up to the hotel, he was like, THIS place? This is where the 1919 WS was fixed!

Wow!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Uh oh, no wireless might kill it for the rest of the family. I think we'll survive though.

It's not looking like we'll get up there as a family this summer. Money is tight everywhere. A trip to Boston is expensive, especially when you add in game tickets.

There is a chance I'll have a conference in Waltham and may be able to catch the Sunday Dodgers game. My son would come with me to tour Northeastern and Berklee School of Music. We'd stay in Waltham though.

redsock said...

LOVE THAT JOCKEY!!!

L-girl said...

Yeah, tie game!!

L-girl said...

Where do you live, Mrs GoTribe?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I'll join you in a bit. My husband's on the phone.

redsock said...

"21 minute wait for lackey"

redsock said...

jeemer up

L-girl said...

Not only can I see she's from Virginia, but I wrote GotRibe wrong.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Go figure, he's in Northern Virginia but not getting MASN. Although I don't know why he didn't get on MLB.

Yes, we have MLB TV and can get the audio. I sometimes try to synch things up with Don & Remy or the radio but I just haven't done it tonight.

We live in Bridgewater, VA which is in the Shenandoah Valley (western part of the state).

L-girl said...

Ha! Nice.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Nice inning ender.

redsock said...

and tito steals another inning with lackey!

L-girl said...

Some of the out of town announcers don't bother me, but Thorne... ugh.

L-girl said...

and tito steals another inning with lackey!

Right, very cool.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

My son just got home. He had a package waiting for him from Yawkey Way Store. Lots of good clearance items. He's pretty happy.

L-girl said...

OB is obsessing on how many pitches JD has taken. He simply cannot get over it.

redsock said...

I AM THE GOD OF HELL FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

Clearance items, you say. I wonder if anyone has a birthday coming up in, say, 6 weeks.

OMG J.D.ONG!!!!

Is that Ok Dave OBrien?? Do you see what patience does???? YOU MORON

Mrs.GotRibe said...

ON FIRE!!

L-girl said...

I swear OB is only grudingly admitting that maybe JD knows what he's doing. Two swings, two HRs.

L-girl said...

grud^g^ingly

redsock said...

jd should have swung at the first one and grounded out ... and then threw his helmet and cursed really loud!

L-girl said...

"Sometimes his immense patience can be infuriating."

Dave, that's your problem. Not JD's.

L-girl said...

A, you could listen to this broadcast and blog about this bit.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

That was sweet. We might just win with these solo shots.

Laura, you convinced me to get the audio. It's way behind though. I can't get the MLB TV because we're blacked out.

redsock said...

How about his immense dong?

redsock said...

Funny, I just made a note on my card about it....

redsock said...

"Fire Dave O'Brien"?

:>)

Edward Lee said...

Orioles pitches fear Darnell McDonald obviously.

redsock said...

Kirk's pitcher is in tribble -- I mean trouble!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Lots of clearance items. Bay shirt for $5, Ortiz world series shirt for $5, and a DiceK jersey for $35!

He's still talking about the number of pitches JD took!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

The trouble with tribbles!

Very, very funny.

redsock said...

We need people to pick one announcer and listen every day and catalogue their (mis)statements. ... Though that might cause too many people to fly into homicidal rages.

L-girl said...

Yeah, there's a big delay. When I have the audio on, I end up listening more than watching - but I really enjoy that. I love baseball on the radio.

Kirk's pitcher is in tribble -- I mean trouble!

LOL, rare Star Trek joke from you.

redsock said...

when did ob start talking about this re drew? just this inning? (unlikely, though, since drew looked at 4 pitches and K'd in the 6th)

there is always the infuriation factor in doing this ...

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I agree, baseball is a sport meant for radio.

redsock said...

BARD.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Van Every

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Is there a JOS nickname for him?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

YOOOOK!!

redsock said...

yooooook!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

x 2

L-girl said...

oh boy, tied again

redsock said...

he hit that well.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Ugh.

L-girl said...

Nickname for who? Bard is Shakespeare.

redsock said...

really cranking up the noise machine at camden ...

Mrs.GotRibe said...

No, for Van Every

L-girl said...

No, not just this inning. IIRC, he started counting in Drew's 2nd AB. You could just listen to innings where Drew batted. You really should hear them all, to hear the progression in Obie's barely disguised annoyance. He said "I don't know if it's a good thing or not" but it was clear he meant not.

You can also search for my comments in the thread - I said it earlier too.

redsock said...

fy
vm
ky
jd
do

L-girl said...

Some ppl called him Everyman. But I don't know if he was around enough to have a real nick. No glossary mention, I see.

Anyone?

Edward Lee said...

De todo

redsock said...

"nina" simon(e) in for duh boids.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

You know, I'm glad I had MASN muted for that home run.

redsock said...

Rays lost!

KCR: 000 000 102 - 3 6 0
FKR: 010 000 001 - 2 4 1

Last call for the White Sox

CWS: 310 000 00
MFY: 200 020 20

L-girl said...

That's not very nice to Nina Simone.

Yes, I'm sure mute was very necessary right there.

Obie on it again, "...not taking the bat off his shoulder." Obsessed, I tells ya.

redsock said...

and that is how the anti-drew shit gets spread. fans too dumb to know any better.

would it be better if he swung and missed and struck out rather than looked at strike 3? do you get extra points for that?

redsock said...

maybe extra "OB" pts.

OB cannot understand OB (on base).

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Tek coming in from the bullpen.

Edward Lee said...

When you gonna give it to me, give it to me. Is it just a matter of time, Simona?

L-girl said...

I'd love to see On Fire hit another dong and shut OB up. (Not to mention probably win the game for us.)

redsock said...

alright. drew is not having a good year so far. he leads the team with 24 k and has the 2nd worst OBP among the regs.

2nd best OBP last year. 4th in K, 53 fewer than bay!

i would ask OB: why is hacking good?

redsock said...

wait - tek is pitching the 9th?!>!>

L-girl said...

There, satisfied, OB? Swing and miss.

redsock said...

HAPPY NOW, DAVE, YOU FUCKING IGNORANT ASSHOOLE???

redsock said...

it's time to become SUPERTIZ!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Papi, be the Papi of old.

redsock said...

chokers won.

nick said...

I read that as SUPERTITZ.

got home in time to see it tied up again.

Here we go!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

It doesn't look like the chokers are going to lose many this year.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

SUPERTITZ, that's what I read also.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Crap, the Papi of now.

L-girl said...

The Ortiz of new.

redsock said...

SUPERTITZ was a bust.

L-girl said...

Too early to tell about NYY. That must be true because I maintain it's too early to tell about us. :)

L-girl said...

A bust, ha ha. You are so funny tonight.

redsock said...

ramram in

redsock said...

Losses so far:

NYY - 8
BOS - 11

shrug.

redsock said...

fat albers up for bal.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

You're right A, that is worthy of only a shrug. Maybe I should have said the Rays aren't going to lose many, but come on...

L-girl said...

I hear "Fat Albert" every time.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Hey, hey, hey.

nick said...

On this current upswing of wins for the sox, emma's been pontificating on what a season would look like where the sox won every game. Not to burst her bubble, but it's statistically unlikely.

We'd live at the 99 and I'd die of a broken stomach.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Nick, how old is Emma?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

RamRam looking good lately.

redsock said...

raminator -- they can't lay off that slider!

L-girl said...

Thank you RamRam

L-girl said...

Emma is a cool girl. I'd like to go another game with her.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

She sounds like a great girl. Wasn't she keeping score at JoS1?

nick said...

She's 9. I like her. She's got a cold (which I just got over), but we went to the father/daughter dance at her school tonight. I scored a great deal on a dress at Macy's today (for her).

redsock said...

jeem up again

redsock said...

mdc up too

nick said...

She's a mathgeek and a bit of a taxonomy obsessive (like me--messy but fascinated by things in their places), so keeping score is appealing to her. I should learn the intricacies of it better. maybe we could do it at home.

nick said...

damn!

redsock said...

millared it.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

It's great that she loves the Red Sox like you do. That's how I became such a big sports fan--being in front of the TV with my father and younger brothers on Sundays.

redsock said...

i think she had second thoughts about keeping score. perhaps my using three different color pens scared her off.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

My son just got an app on his iPhone that keeps score. Not quite the same, though.

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