April 9, 2010

G4: Royals 4, Red Sox 3

Red Sox - 000 300 000 - 3  9  0
Royals - 000 002 02x - 4 8 1
J.D. Drew crushed a two-run bomb to dead center in the fourth -- following a Kevin Youkilis single, a David Ortiz double, and an Adrian Beltre RBI groundout -- but the bullpen crumbled in the eighth.

Hideki Okajima gave up a double to David DeJesus to start the inning and Scott Podsednik bunted him to third. Daniel Bard came in and walked Alberto Callaspo. Bard struck out Billy Butler for the second out, but pinch-runner Willie Bloomquist stole second. Rick Ankiel then flaired a broken-bat single over shortstop to bring in the tying and go-ahead runs. It was Bard's second blown save of the young season.

Ankiel went 4-for-4, with two singles, a double, a home run, and 3 RBI. He and Butler went back-to-back off consecutive Wakefield (7-6-2-1-6, 96) pitches in the sixth.

Mike Cameron singled off Joakim Soria in the top of the ninth. Marco SCutaro sacrificed him to second, but Jacoby Ellsbury struck out on three pitches and Dustin Pedroia battled through a nine-pitch at-bat (with six foul balls) before flying to right.

The Rays beat the Yankees 9-3; Mark Teixeira is 0-for-16.
Example

Tim Wakefield / Kyle Davies

Elias Sports Bureau:
At 43 years and 250 days old, Tim Wakefield will become the oldest Red Sox pitcher ever to start a game when he takes the hill against the Royals tonight. He would pass David Wells, who was 43 years, 98 days old in his last start for the club in 2006.

The only Boston hurler to appear in a game at an older age is Dennis Eckersley, who was 43 years, 358 days old in his last appearance for the team in 1998.
Wakefield will pass Eck with his first start on or after July 27.

The Westmoreland family released a statement today.

Weekend starters:
Saturday: Josh Beckett / Zack Greinke, 7 PM
Sunday: Clay Buchholz / Gil Meche, 2 PM
Example
In a Wakefield-related note, Japanese knuckleballer Eri Yoshida has signed with the Chico Outlaws of the independent Golden Baseball League. The GBL has teams in California, Arizona, and Canada; spring camps open early next month. In addition to being the first woman to pitch for a professional US team since Ila Borders retired in 2000, Yoshida will be the only woman to ever pitch in pro leagues in two countries.

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redsock said...

Psst, everybody: don't tell Amy about this link.

redsock said...

Ellsbury, LF
Pedroia, 2B
Martinez, C
Youkilis, 1B
Ortiz, DH
Beltre, 3B
Drew, RF
Cameron, CF
Scutaro, SS

DeJesus, RF
Podsednik, LF
Callaspo, 3B
Butler, 1B
Ankiel, CF
Guillen, DH
Kendall, C
Betancourt, SS
Getz, 2B

Zenslinger said...

Bit harsh on Jason at the Onion there. I certainly won't tell her about it.

L-girl said...

Well, it's the Onion. They have to do what they have to do. Funny.

L-girl said...

Oh crap, it's the Fox Royals station.

L-girl said...

I guess it's KC's home opener and they're doing a tribute to Greinke.

Jere said...

NESN showing the ceremony too.

Friends O' Clyde was on tonight!

Edward Lee said...

Dude deserves it.

L-girl said...

OMG he sure does deserve it.

Fox couldn't even be bothered to show each person as they were announced.

Jere said...

NESN is obSESN over the emcee! Less emcee, more of the players he's announcing, please....

L-girl said...

Yay Friends O'Clyde.

L-girl said...

Yay Boys & Girls Club, great organization. $20K means a lot to a place like that.

Jere said...

Hey, a ceremony...these are those things that are stupid and pointless and show that the ownership just wants to squeeze every dime out of of everything and they'd never do this back when baseball was pure and..... oh wait, I'm not the Boston sports media....

Meunier said...

Bonser is also on the DL with Mono now.

Jere said...

Maybe he's just really bored.

redsock said...

isn't this delaying and slowing down the game? joe west'll be pissed.

Jere said...

Pena dong ties it at 2 at the Trop.

redsock said...

idiot, ellsbury

Edward Lee said...

Oh, Jacoby.

L-girl said...

Ack LBJ what was that?!

Jere said...

I feel like he must have hurt the left knee there.

L-girl said...

Sox trying to save KC arms. 9 pitches.

Jere said...

If Ellsbury could somehow donate some of his home-to-second thinking to Victor and Papi to use in their home-to-first thinking....you know what I'm sayin. Maybe.

redsock said...

doing work at the moment, but i'm listening.

Jere said...

okay, i will ignore..

Um, so MLB At Bat shows the two teams at the top with their scores. But they put the team in the lead on the left! So you think the Yanks are at home but they're really just on the right because they're down 3-2. Very confusing.

Jere said...

Good job, Wake. I forgot about "Friday night uniforms."

Jere said...

5-2 Rays now. I fear my current comments are getting swallowed because of....ya know.

L-girl said...

DNFTT pls

redsock said...

but he's my (billy) butler!!!

Jere said...

nice! Billy Small GLove Butler

redsock said...

too low, blue.

Jere said...

I hope Ells doesn't let the SS take those when there's a possible play at the plate.

L-girl said...

And the Royals strand a pair.

L-girl said...

That's better Lyndon!

Meunier said...

Cool, ABP now blocks the ad on opening ESPN gamecast

redsock said...

time for some blue light salami

Jere said...

"Loa-ded, loa-ded....." Charlie T, Taxi Driver

Jere said...

"middle in"

Meunier said...

loaded

Jere said...

Javy only gave up 8 runs for the Yanks tonight

L-girl said...

extra outs from extra mart

Jere said...

goddamn it

Meunier said...

GD it.

redsock said...

NYY - 000 200
TBR - 000 504

rays still batting in 6th.

Jere said...

wow there's only one undefeated team and one winless team left

L-girl said...

I used to like Jayson Stark's "last man to get a hit" award. He'd count down how many were left. Don't know if he still does that, I haven't read him in years.

meunier said...

My account on here must have been deleted for being inactive over the winter.

L-girl said...

Blogger doesn't do that, AFAIK.

redsock said...

yeah, i've never heard of that.

L-girl said...

lotsa yooooooks in kc, nice

redsock said...

one large father, pls

meunier said...

I wish someone on here had a Slingbox..

redsock said...

just above tiz's belt -- NOT high --jesus christ

redsock said...

WHEELS!!!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

Alright! 2 on no outs

Edward Lee said...

Oppo

meunier said...

WHOO a double for Papi!

L-girl said...

1-0 !

meunier said...

I might be going to get a Master's degree where Ortiz is from, Santiago de los Caballeros.

redsock said...

ON FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Edward Lee said...

DROOOOOOOOOOOOO

nick said...

Fiery Dong!

L-girl said...

WERD!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

Ah, Fiery Dong, I forgot about that one. That's what happens when you skip spring training, I guess!

meunier said...

FIREY DONG!!!

redsock said...

that was a werd bomb.

440 feet, sez nesn

Jere said...

Kicking ass now

fusionmouse said...

On Fire!

meunier said...

Bobby Cox has tied the ejection record, getting tossed from today's game for arguing balls and strikes from the dugout.

meunier said...

Converted pitcher double.

Edward Lee said...

lol Ankiel.

L-girl said...

OUT!

9casey said...

JD's HR was an absolute bomb.....

One other thing about the other post about Joe West...Do you really think MLB wants games to be 2hrs long, imagine all the lost food and beer sales that would equate to..

9casey said...

O'brien mentioned Joe West has a book coming out, maybe why he is gettin all chatty...

L-girl said...

I'm sure you're right 9C. That'll do it.

redsock said...

don so amazed that martinez just came in and began catching wakefield.

hey don -- maybe it wasn't such a big deal for all those years after all!!

fusionmouse said...

DeJesus..."can't hit knuckleball, but I can hit fan! ;)

fusionmouse said...

But V-mart actually catches Wake with his first baseman's mitt.

redsock said...

oh lovely.

fusionmouse said...

Fastest fastball of the fifth donation for the Jimmy Fund...
always a little light on Wake's nights--75 mph.

redsock said...

plus he swung.

meunier said...

Do we have to bat with the pitcher now?

redsock said...

no, someone else will DH. you lose the DH only if the guy who is the DH plays in the field.

redsock said...

jermey "her meter"

hahaha!

fusionmouse said...

Damn... no shut out for Timmeh.

tim said...

Just as I'm about to say hello for the night, shit goes wild. What the fuck timmeh???

Edward Lee said...

I am starting to dislike Rick Ankiel.

redsock said...

ankiel needs a triple.

redsock said...

guillen dancing around like he has to pee!!!

meunier said...

He must have been out of the batter's box is the only thing I can think of.

meunier said...

I say to give Delcarmen a opportunity here.

redsock said...

ameeker.

oon ffire

redsock said...

mdc in a 3-2 game scares me.

fusionmouse said...

That's Drew--amazing ability to leave the bat on his shoulder as well as unloading that sweet swing and crushing the ball.

fusionmouse said...

These days mdc in 5-2 game would scare me.

tim said...

Not cool.

redsock said...

the mop is up!

tim said...

"Join the 9k race to help wounded veterans"

Well, I know of something that will help them even more! Many things. Don't want to get into that now though, just want some runnnnz

redsock said...

yeah, i bitched about that the other night. military's going broke at 16 billion a month, so we need deep-in-debt people to help out pay the cost.

meunier said...

The Mop ??

Edward Lee said...

Good news, everyone!

L-girl said...

yes indeed tim, i can too. creating fewer veterans, for example...

here in canada it's "commemorate a useless blood bath and call it patriotism" day.

redsock said...

Glossary:
Mop, the: Kyle Farnsworth - From George King of the New York Post, April 18, 2008 (JoS mention here).

(there are links)

L-girl said...

"Good News, Everyone!" good one :)

fusionmouse said...

TB 9 NYY 3 :-P

redsock said...

jeemer up

redsock said...

wake at 86 picthes

L-girl said...

Farnsworth

fusionmouse said...

Squander... 3BB in a row and no runs.

L-girl said...

The KC Fox announcer is actually pretty smart and not annoying. What is the temperature in hell these days?

redsock said...

really should get at least one home when the first three guys in the inning walk.

fusionmouse said...

The radio guys said that second pitch to FY was a foot off the plate. The umpires have not been kind to the Sox so far this year.

redsock said...

"20-minute wait"

tim said...

L, you have KC feed? I've got NESN here, it was on the TV when I turned it on which was sweet.

I think its on one of the rogers west channels if you get that.

redsock said...

a foot outside is a bit of a lie.

fusionmouse said...

Well the rain has finally stopped and I've sobered up enough after the post work beers... time to ride home.
Enjoy the rest of the game!

Ish said...

Wake looks good tonight, excluding two pitches.

redsock said...

FY thought it was high, and it looked like it was at his letters, outside edge.

9casey said...

redsock said...
really should get at least one home when the first three guys in the inning walk.



Don't you read the papers...:)

Ish said...

HEYO!!!! GETZ OUT YOU.

tim said...

booooooooook.

what just happened? (watching on mute, steph studying)

redsock said...

excuse me, son, you are out.

...

don supressing a laugh as nesn goes to break!

Edward Lee said...

"The KC Fox announcer is actually pretty smart and not annoying. What is the temperature in hell these days?"

Never noticed him to be a toolbox before. Is this a new guy?

redsock said...

drag bunt along first, yook could not grab it, but batter out because he was out of the box when he hit it.

fusionmouse said...

He was out of the batter's box when he hit the ball. Automatic out! Sweet but strange...

meunier said...

On the grass= left the baseline?

redsock said...

mop hurt himself warming up, so new royals arm coming in

Ish said...

The Mop broke a strand.

Jere said...

such odd stuff going on at home plate tonight. and NESN always opts for commercials instead of watching the argument. this time they get two sets of commercials.

redsock said...

mlbtv staying with nesn. don and jerry are trying not to laugh at something.

***

don: who's the best umpire in the league?

someone says juan cruz.

more laughing.

L-girl said...

Never noticed him to be a toolbox before. Is this a new guy?

No idea, it's not a channel I usually watch here in Ontario. He just seems more than halfway decent, which in the Fox broadcast universe is like being Vin Scully.

meunier said...

Broken mop.

redsock said...

he was running on the infield grass the entire time, too. i thought that's what it was at first.

redsock said...

IN-surance pls

fusionmouse said...

Does that mean "Bad news everybody"?

L-girl said...

I guess it would mean "bad news no one".

redsock said...

bard up with jeems

tim said...

ahh, thanks for the description allan!

tim said...

what, no mikey?

tim said...

ok, no mikey!

tim said...

wtf was that pelvis move, beltre?

redsock said...

i hope tito doesn't play the dr. and the cactus in the same game this weekend

redsock said...

let's go, rbi man!!!

redsock said...

"to done list"

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK
YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!

sick of it.

tim said...

perish parrish.

redsock said...

Fucker NEVER drives in runs.
NEVER.

tim said...

Quick and easy oki, please.

L-girl said...

A, what are you cursing about?

redsock said...

drew. he is lame. doesn't care. never drives in runs.

tim said...

PLEASE!

L-girl said...

no, not that. the big FUCK YOU above. to done list? wtf?

redsock said...

we need a K (or a pop-up or a 1-3), bard.

tim said...

wait a minute, just noticed the above post re: cactus.

why?

why would he be in a game [with less than a 10 run margin] at all???

redsock said...

oh, a stupid commercial i have heard 10+ times tonight.

people are turning their to do list into a to done list.

L-girl said...

re cactus, i guess b/c V-Mart needs a day off now and again. no?

tim said...

hahaha just clicked on the onion link at the top of this thread. good fun.

redsock said...

victor needs a day off from catching and i guess tek should not be rusty in case we go to 17 innings one day.

tim said...

i guess so, but 5 games into the season? lol

like i said, he can rest when we have a sizeable lead.

redsock said...

maybe amy saw it and got mad?

tim said...

can't we just get joe mauer?

oh wait.

L-girl said...

more likely it's a jewish holiday or her shabbos thing ran late

Edward Lee said...

What the hell just happened to the strike zone?

tim said...

i snickered at allan's disdain for the "to done" commercial. no idea what it is, since every sox game has been on rogers so far and i get the same 3 canadian commercials every time.

that dude really wants his tim hortons breakfast sandwich...on an english muffin.

L-girl said...

it would be very good to win this game

redsock said...

i will accept a dp.

L-girl said...

oh god that english muffin dude. tims has such dumb commercials, all of them.

i have KC ads tonight. used cars, mattress sales, and the usual home reno. you watch baseball, you think everyone is remodeling all the time.

redsock said...

locale.

Amy said...

Spent the day/evening in Boston. Just got home. Could the Sox please not blow the lead here?

tim said...

i watch baseball commercials and think that everyone who watches baseball [or their partner] can't get a hard-on.

sooooo many dick pill commercials. so many. well, moreso on the nat'l feed games.

Ish said...

Usually Don says, "Bluff to third, bluff to first, doesn't throw to either venue."

Sounded like he said, "...to either locale" tonight.

Jere said...

"locale" confirmed

redsock said...

K!

yeah

Amy said...

OK, just saw the Tek story. VERY nasty! And nope, Laura, I was out carousing on shabbat tonight. Shhhh.

L-girl said...

Hi Amy

Ish, yes, he does say "either locale" sometimes. Trying to keep things interesting I guess. :)

And yes, all the gray-haired couples, still in love, but can't get it up. All that experience and they can't think of anything else to do but take a pill.

tim said...

shomer shabbos!

Amy said...

SHIT, I am going back to Boston.

tim said...

god
fucking
DAMMIT

L-girl said...

Oh good for you Amy! Your secret is safe with all of us.

Oh holy shit 4-3

tim said...

fuck you ankiel

where was bot?

redsock said...

i've had a soft spot for ankiel since his control went to hell .. but fuck that shit.

tim said...

srsly, lets make this fucker feel soria that he was born.

Ish said...

Maybe that's why they have boner pills because of people getting soft spots for different players.

L-girl said...

i think we all feel that way about ankiel. i always cheer for the guy, but obviously not tonight!

redsock said...

it's ace hardware. if i was at home, i'd yell at the tv (or it would be muted more likely). here, i have to type fuck you!

redsock said...

cameron
scutaro
lbj
fy
victor
yook
and so on ...

L-girl said...

ha ha ish, good one

tim said...

i'd like an all natural boner pill right about now, involving lots of red sox dongs.

tim said...

mo-jo ri-sin...

L-girl said...

ok, cameron gets it started...

redsock said...

nice start. will tito bunt?

L-girl said...

so many new nicknames waiting to happen this year.

Amy said...

Tying run on. I will stay in western MA for the rest of the game.

Ish said...

I have similar feelings towards Ankiel.

redsock said...

okay, jacoby -- do good stuff.

redsock said...

TO DO LIST: bring runner home.

redsock said...

ram and bot up

fusionmouse said...

I HATE SACRIFICE BUNTS!

Only 3 outs left and you give one away!

Amy said...

This whole team needs Viagra right now.

tim said...

lets hope that turns into a TO DONE list!

tim said...

swinnnnng please.

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