April 10, 2010

G5: Red Sox 8, Royals 3

Red Sox - 000 020 213 - 8 12  0
Royals - 100 000 200 - 3 9 0
For about five minutes in the ninth inning, Jason Varitek was the team leader in home runs. He had led off the inning with his second solo drive of the game. Three batters later, Dustin Pedroia hit Boston's fifth long ball of the night and joined Tek as the only two Sox with two dongs.

Jeremy Hermida and Varitek went back-to-back off Greinke in the fifth. Kevin Youkilis smacked a solo shot in the eighth. Jacoby Ellsbury was 3-for-5, with an RBI double and two runs scored.

Beckett (7-9-3-1-4, 105) had two rough patches: allowing a double, walk and single after two were out in the first, and allowing four hits and two runs (on 32 pitches) in the seventh. Hideki Ojakima and Ramon Ramirez set down all six batters they faced.
Example
Josh Beckett / Zack Greinke

Greinke started against the Tigers last Monday (6-6-2-1-4, 96), leaving with a 4-2 lead. The Royals' bullpen promptly allowed six runs in the seventh inning and Kansas City lost 8-4. Same old story for Greinke, who had several leads tossed away last season; he posted a 2.35 ERA in nine no-decisions in 2009.

Beckett (4.2-8-5-3-1, 94) faced the Yankees last Sunday. It was only the second time in Beckett's career that he pitched at least 4.2 innings and did not record more than one strikeout. the other was June 14, 2007 against the Rockies.

Bad bullpen: In 13.1 innings, 21 men on base via hit or walk. Daniel Bard and Hideki Okajima have allowed 11 baserunners in six innings.

95 comments:

redsock said...

Ellsbury, CF
Pedroia, 2B
Martinez, DH
Youkilis, 1B
Drew, RF
Lowell, 3B
Hermida, LF
Varitek, C
Scutaro, SS

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

Jere said...

CC's pitching a no-hitter

Jere said...

hahaahahhaha it fucking worked, fatty

Kevin said...

Alright, I missed the last three games and we blew it on all three, I'm not risking not being here tonight.

redsock said...

nice start!

Kevin said...

Damn, no fire this time...

redsock said...

ankiel now 5-5 in the series.

Kevin said...

Crap

L-girl said...

Damn, no way I can thread tonight.

Dear Sox,

Please win. Your fans would really enjoy it.

Love Always,

The JoS Gamethread

Kevin said...

Kactus

Jere said...

A phone interview with a hockey player during a baseball game.

redsock said...

and saying nothing but the blandest of cliches -- bring our A game, lot of work to do, control our destiny, etc.

Kevin said...

I'm not liking this lack of runs.

redsock said...

damn that guy.

meunier said...

It might be time to start IBB'ing Ankiel.

meunier said...

This guy is beating us singlehandedly!

redsock said...

ankiel needs to go back to pitching.

8 for last 8!

Kevin said...

I'm getting tired of seeing Ankiel make our pitching look pathetic.

redsock said...

HERMIDA DONG!!!!

Kevin said...

Guy without a nickname!!!

redsock said...

OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

redsock said...

I DON'T BELIEVE WHAT I JUST SAW!!!!!!

Kevin said...

AND CACTUS!?!?!

redsock said...

damn, allowing a dong to the kactus -- that'll get zack back on the anti-depressants.

Edward Lee said...

Who is this beast wearing Jason Varitek's uniform?

Jere said...

Hermida Tech wins!

Jere said...

2010 "buttocks" count: 1

meunier said...

I knew they would take the lead during when I went to dinner!

Edward Lee said...

Pedroia kicked his leg up nice and high when sliding into second there. Curious.

meunier said...

Did you hear about the NHL record set in today's Bruins-Hurricanes game?
The Bruins scored 3 shorthanded goals during one penalty kill.

redsock said...

butler is served.

meunier said...

4 finger here please

Jere said...

"he don't wanna walk you!"

Kevin said...

Holy crap, Ankiel made an out for once.

meunier said...

BONK

redsock said...

LBJ!

SCOOT!

Jere said...

Todd Gack Zreinke not making any friends

Jere said...

that's the way to retaliate!

meunier said...

LBJ !

Kevin said...

I'll gladly take that.

Kevin said...

3 run lead in the 7th and Beckett is only at 73 pitches. I like where this is going.

Jere said...

Getting the jorb done

redsock said...

me no likey royals on base.

Kevin said...

I say go for a double play and surrender the run.

redsock said...

there we go! kevin is happy.

Jere said...

GREAT job in not being tempted to tag the runner coming toward him

redsock said...

finish him off, yo.

redsock said...

OH COME ON -- THAT'S A SWING

Jere said...

Chris Getz making a mockumentary of Beckett

redsock said...

OUT pls

redsock said...

got him in the head!

Jere said...

it did hit his head

Jere said...

Josh got a haircut

redsock said...

GDGD: "deflected" by Beckett. Usually used when the ball goes off a glove!

Jere said...

that was a true grazing.

Kevin said...

Ugh

redsock said...

jeemer ready

Jere said...

if there had been a play at the plate on that runner, we may have seen a 1-8-2.

redsock said...

remy noting fb still at 95. (yeah, so was pedro's in in '03.) jerry you're smarter than that.

redsock said...

32 pitches that inning, beckett at 105. go enjoy a cookie, josh. fookin' pen better hold the line.

redsock said...

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK

Kevin said...

YOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUK!!!

Jere said...

Youk is my favorite non-thumper in this shitty offense

meunier said...

ON FIRE

meunier said...

Oops I meant SWEATY DONG!

redsock said...

remy - human beatbox.

Jere said...

The bed? The Butler shit it.

redsock said...

HO LEE SHIT

meunier said...

Captain Crunch!

redsock said...

play him once a week -- it works!!!

Jere said...

anothea babka?

redsock said...

Guess who leads the team in dongs?

Philip said...

Nice to see that Zombie Jason decided to help out tonight.

redsock said...

He's pining for the Fjords!

redsock said...

more dongs!!!

Jere said...

Dongfest

Kevin said...

I have yet to figure out how to properly react to the Cactus hitting a second dong.

L-girl said...

I guess the Red Sox don't read the papers. Don't they know they're not supposed to hit all these dongs?

L-girl said...

I have yet to figure out how to properly react to the Cactus hitting a second dong.

Happy and a bit incredulous, I believe.

Philip said...

Geez, that weak-ass Sox offense...we need a big bat!

Jere said...

Tek's slugging a ton. (two thousand)

Kevin said...

FUCK YEAH!

redsock said...

after all those dongs, we're gonna get a look at a colon.

Kevin said...

I mean, Cactus isn't supposed to hit a second dong until like, May at the earliest.

redsock said...

may 2011, that is.

redsock said...

bot and ramram up

L-girl said...

DIRTY

L-girl said...

Dear Red Sox,

Thank you. Carry on.

Love Always,

JoS Gamethreaders

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

Kevin said...

WATER

Amy said...

Damn, I missed Tek hitting TWO dongs???? Happy that the Sox won. Finally.

redsock said...

You'll have to get the highlights at MLB. The first one seemed to carry, but the second one was a nice shot.

Amy said...

Will do. I hope this means he gets to play or pinch hit now and then.

redsock said...

Nope. Once a week keeps him fresh and ready to go. Can't you tell? Let's see. 4 games a month, 6 months of season, 2 dongs a game, that's 48 HR!!! Don't mess with it, Tito!

Amy said...

That would be fine with me!