April 12, 2010

G7: Twins 5, Red Sox 2

Red Sox - 000 100 010 - 2  7  0
Twins - 210 100 10x - 5 12 0
Lester (5-9-4-3-5, 107) was off from the start, facing eight batters in the first inning (three singles, two walks) and five more in the second, throwing 58 pitches in the two innings. He ended up going through the order three times in his five innings.

A day after Clay Buchholz allowed the leadoff batter to reach base in all five of his innings, Lester put the first hitter on base in three of his five innings; all three scored.

Back-to-back doubles by Kevin Youkilis and David Ortiz (off Pavano (6-4-1-1-4, 95)) gave Boston a run in the fourth. Flo's hit was to deep left and it was a fly that Delmon Young got twisted around on and tried to catch with his back to the infield; the ball hit off the heel of his glove.

The other run scored when Jeremy Hermida doubled, took third on Marco Scutaro's single, and scored on Dustin Pedroia's sacrifice fly to right.

Ortiz continued to look very bad at the plate, striking out twice and fouling out in his three other trips to the plate. Don and Jerry said earlier in the game that it sounds like Tito is already thinking about benching him -- and the fact that Ellsbury sat this one out was the only reason he was in there today.
Example
Jon Lester / Carl Pavano

The Red Sox will help the Twins christen their new outdoor ball park this afternoon. Amalie Benjamin has some photos from the press box.

Lester was meh (5-5-4-3-4, 94) against the MFY last week, while Pavano had a 7-6-1-0-6, 102 line against the Angels. As expected, Jacoby Ellsbury has the day off.
Example
Peter Abraham notes that his Kansas City cab driver told him "the government has Nazi scientists from World War II locked up on military bases in the desert working on advanced weapons". Hahaha, what a nut! ... What's that you say? The CIA admits, at length on its own freakin' website, that it did recruit Nazi scientists after the war while letting others escape and resettle in South America, and then covered up that information for decades? Gee, it sounds more like a fact, Peter.
Example
L is in New jersey for the week. We had another delay at the border, though it was much shorter this time.

145 comments:

redsock said...

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

girlanachronism said...

Any chance Peter might've been skeptical of that statement in the present tense? He also says, "I thought about asking how old the scientists are now..."

redsock said...

yeah, it's possible. but if he knew something very close to what the guy said was true, i don't think he would have posted about it. what would be the point? he mentioned it because it's nutty -- and the guy probably would not shut up the whole time. you know how those kooky guys are ...

meunier said...

D Span CF
O Hudson 2B
J Mauer C
J Morneau 1B
M Cuddyer RF
J Kubel DH
D Young LF
J Hardy SS
N Punto 3B

meunier said...

I got the Twins lineup from ESPN.

Ish said...

Tom Caron: "Joe West, you want games to go faster, have your crew call strikes once in a while!"

Jere said...

"it did recruit Nazi scientists after the war"

And they crossed the border in less time than Laura!

Benjamin said...

"Once the fly-balls go up, who cares where they come down. That's not my department, says J. Kevin Brown."

redsock said...

twins feed on ei, so i am in my office, with the nesn feed on the new superfast computer. nice hd pic.

Benjamin said...

Was there ever a definitive answer as to why these are all day games this week? Simply weather concerns?

redsock said...

home opener = day
thursday = getaway day
wed = ? maybe weather


boooooooooooooooooooo

redsock said...

i have nesn but it is only crowd noise. no don and jerry. mY DREAM!!!!

Jere said...

Opening week at a new park--I would hope it would be day games.

redsock said...

don's back. damn.

nice pop of ball in c's mitt, though. bat on ball sounds like a rifle shot

Zenslinger said...

I believe Pavano is going to get a solid rogering from our lineup. Obviously lucky to escape the first inning without damage.

Benjamin said...

I believe Pavano is going to get a solid rogering from our lineup.

A "hot carl" perhaps?

redsock said...

i like this setup. i tried to convince L to try it. we would not need to buy the cable package, since i already get mlbtv to watch at work. but no go since we would have to watch in the basement (we could arrange our laptops like a press box table!) and she could not watch on the upstairs tv (friday nights and other times).

Benjamin said...

Strikes would be appreciated.

redsock said...

it's the o-dog!

(eye rolling)

redsock said...

let's see a dp before the hot carl.

redsock said...

fuck you ump that's a strike should be 1-1

redsock said...

that was well hit - L7

Benjamin said...

Lester being Daisuke? Or is he being squeezed?

Ish said...

"It's the O-Dog!"

I think Don was auditioning for a spot on Baseball Tonight.

redsock said...

did don say that?
that was what buffy called him.

and the jays park pa:
orlandooooooooooooooooooooo(etc.)
hudson

Amy said...

Yikes, we are already down two??

Zenslinger said...

A "hot carl" perhaps?

I'd look this up, but I'm at work.

Ish said...

I just booked a flight down to Charlotte for the end of next month to visit my sister and I heard from someone else down there that they just got NESN on their cable lineup. Interesting!

redsock said...

zen: wise decision.

Zenslinger said...

Twins have a pretty nasty lineup...at least 1-7. Kubel's no joke.

And...he drives one in.

Um, Jon?

redsock said...

def. some squeezing

Benjamin said...

Lester needs to work on his aim, because right now he's just shitting the bed.

/overreaction

Amy said...

WTF.... Come on, Lester.

redsock said...

one more out pls

meunier said...

Great why does Dickhead have to come on the broadcast?

redsock said...

okay, we let the twins have some fun in their new park. we are considerate like that. now it's business time.

Lord Lynch said...

Welcome to a very consistent strike zone.

redsock said...

nesn saying tito thinking seriously about benching ortiz a bit. but he's in there today maybe because lbj is out.

oy - another K -- i think that is 9 in last 10 AB

redsock said...

tiz: 9th K in last 12 plate apps.

Zenslinger said...

si.com is emblazoned with a massive Shaughnessy article on Ortiz's bad start on its homepage. Enough to make you want to choke curly-haired dipshit-looking men everywhere.

But -- I do think early reports that there's going to be a shorter leash on him are true.

Edward Lee said...

"Once the fly-balls go up, who cares where they come down. That's not my department, says J. Kevin Brown."

I'm disappointed that nobody else here recognizes the genius of Tom Lehrer.

Zenslinger said...

"him" meaning Ortiz, of course. Not CHB.

fusionmouse said...

9 pitch inning... That Carl's not heating up very fast. ;-)

redsock said...

beltre unhooverish

Amy said...

So far, not having much fun.

Allan, I assume the rest of Laura's travels went smoothly?

fusionmouse said...

CHB needs a choke chain on his leash.

redsock said...

yeah, she's at her mom's now. she posted in my border 2.0 thread.

Amy said...

VM not exactly outshining Tek in throwing out runners.

Amy said...

That's good, Allan. I haven't checked back there and forgot to subscribe.

Ish said...

I guess that's a good way to keep the game moving... don't grant time.

redsock said...

i am curious what will happen when i cross alone on thursday.

also when we go to calif in july, we'll leave a couple hours extra early.

Lord Lynch said...

The very same CHB who told everyone still listening that there was no way Josh Beckett was re-signing.

Unmissable.

Come on boys - I'm not going to get to see as much of you this season...

Edward Lee said...

Hey Jon,

The faster you get out of this inning, the faster Bud Selig will GTFO my TV. Just thought you might like to know.

redsock said...

sid looking a bit better

Lord Lynch said...

Bud Selig - The Pravda Of American Sports...

redsock said...

does that mean that asshole is coming to nesn next?

Amy said...

Not enough better.

Is this a special occasion trip or just the annual trip to NY?

Zenslinger said...

The very same CHB who told everyone still listening that there was no way Josh Beckett was re-signing.

Good point.

does that mean that asshole is coming to nesn next?

I don't know. All I know is that he's been promoted and it bothers me.

redsock said...

mom is back from winter in florida. it's an annual visit. mom + sister + friends in nyc

redsock said...

i meant selig. hard to keep all the shitheads separate

redsock said...

lester pc: 30-28 = 58
31 s / 27 b

redsock said...

"15 day pavano" at 17-9 = 26

Lord Lynch said...

Can't wait to see an early November World Series game in Minneapolis!

Is Hermida wearing a chin strap or is that really his beard?

redsock said...

inside fastball & dong pls

fusionmouse said...

Hey Lord, good nickname for Hermida "Chin Strap" or CS or is that too confusing with caught stealing?

Lord Lynch said...

That's one dark beard. I'm jealous.

redsock said...

HH allowed the leadoff guy on base in all 5 of his innings yesterday. Lester did for the first 2 today, finally got the first man in the 3rd.

redsock said...

sure hope the jays don't win tonight - they look tough.

Lord Lynch said...

Seriously. I'm tiring of Aaron Boone. Are ESPN on a wind-up?

redsock said...

espn has this game?

i tired of boone as much as i could about 6.5 years ago

Lord Lynch said...

A, We have it on ESPN America in the UK. I haven't got MLB TV yet this season as my laptop went pop last week. Can only use the beloved's when she doesn't need it....

redsock said...

well, that sucks.

redsock said...

yooooooooooooooook

here we go. let's a couple.

redsock said...

don't know how much you'd use mlbtv because of the time difference, but spending the extra $ for "premium" might be worth it, since you would be able to choose which team's feed you want

Lord Lynch said...

Just a touch....

BTW - Anyone ever been to a Salem RedSox game?

redsock said...

I WILL TAKE IT!!!!

Amy said...

Did Papi just get extra bases?? That felt good.

Zenslinger said...

All right, David!

Was it a gooood hit?

Lord Lynch said...

Time for on fire to sizzle...

redsock said...

opp field with some pop, young got turned around at base of wall, had back to field, ball hit off the heel of his glove. bit of a gift.

3-1 pitch was a fb right down the pipe -- and ortiz could not pull the trigger, fouled it off. double was on the next one

Edward Lee said...

Oh FFS.

redsock said...

poop

redsock said...

be a polite canadian and make an out, pls

Zenslinger said...

Well...Mauer's hitting .400.

redsock said...

lester at 93 thru 4

Zenslinger said...

Shin-soo Choo is a 3B short of the cycle for Cleveland v. Texas today.

redsock said...

HR review!

Zenslinger said...

How's it looking?

redsock said...

inches foul, threads needle btw pole and limestone.

Benjamin said...

No HR. Was that the right call? (I'm watching on GDGD.)

redsock said...

remy says it's the right call, but he doesn't agree with it!! :>)

redsock said...

nesn showed their main replay angle like 6-8 times, impossible to tell. then they had an angle pretty much right on and the ball went foul, maybe 1-2 ball widths foul.

redsock said...

(better say it now)

why can't we get pitchers like that?

redsock said...

atchison up

redsock said...

scutaro off target with throw, pulls yook off bag towards home, makes low scoop and tags cuddyer!

Amy said...
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Zenslinger said...

Scutaro, work on those throws!

Amy said...

Can we get a third out without giving up another run, please?

Amy said...

Thank you.

Going to eat. Hope they can find their bats before the game is over.

Enjoy. Go Sox!

Zenslinger said...

All but Morneau and Span have had a hit in Minne's lineup. And Span has walked and scored twice.

But I'll take a scoreless inning.

redsock said...

either red sox win -- or dogs don't get dinner!

redsock said...

victor - you like dogs, right?

redsock said...

lester at 107, likely done.
pavano at 95 thru 6.

redsock said...

atchison in

redsock said...

weird. lucinda williams being played over twins park pa.

Zenslinger said...

Let the freakin' dogs get fed already! Hungry dogs will ruin a household.

redsock said...

lester: 5-9-4-3-5, 107

redsock said...

cody is upstairs sleeping.
tala is out in the backyard.

the state of their tummies is up to the sox.

redsock said...

gotta be tough - don't want more jays fan taunting!

redsock said...

sit.

Zenslinger said...

So many domestic crises could have been avoided if baseball teams won games that allowed dogs to get fed. I think that's obvious.

redsock said...

hey ump: over the plate at the belt = strike

redsock said...

see? zen understands.

redsock said...

we have 9 outs to go
we need 3 runs
tiz, beltre, o.fire ...

Zenslinger said...

Has anyone watched ESPN Gameday this year? I don't know if it's different from last year, but it's very trippy. It has this bird's eye view. When someone does hit the ball, say, to the outfield, it's pretty dramatic. It doesn't have pitch speeds, though.

It has spray charts and locations of outs. For instance, the Twins have only flown out to the OF once today. And all their hits landed well in front of our OF'ers.

redsock said...

been using regular old gdgd.

man, tiz looks like crap.

redsock said...

looking at atbat now. can you adjust the view (like you can in gdgd) so you are in the catcher's position?

redsock said...

goddamn it

redsock said...

don: cameron "thought he had a home run earlier"

exactly the opposite. he NEVER thought it was gone. at most, he was unsure.

Zenslinger said...

No, the view of the field is bird's eye. But I just realized there is a box showing the location of the pitch. It also has the probable winner up by the score (95% for Minne right now.)

Zenslinger said...

Everything but pitch speed, which is really important.

redsock said...

boo.

Zenslinger said...

Not our day, is it.

redsock said...

fed the dogs, but don't tell the sox.

redsock said...

woof?

Zenslinger said...

fed the dogs, but don't tell the sox.

It's better for everyone involved.

Zenslinger said...

Switching between games is much less labored on GameCast than on GDGD.

redsock said...

i could use some food myself. kinda hoping for a quick ending so i can go sit outside before it gets dark. a rally would also be good, however.

redsock said...

interesting.

Jere said...

there's a run that's a run

Jere said...

ooh, special advice given to Youk from Dustin. Look for Youk to hit a massive dong after this.

Zenslinger said...

Rally-killing sac fly.

(I kid.)

redsock said...

coulda used tek's dongish bat...

Zenslinger said...

Was the threading community in shock when Varitek hit two HRs this weekend?

The bench was doing so well behind the regulars that I wondered why there isn't a bench behind our bullpen.

I guess there is...in the minors.

Amy said...

Back to see us get the come from behind win for a change.

redsock said...

3 runs - it's been done before

redsock said...

jeemer up for the bottom half

Amy said...

Just got less likely with Youk flying out.

Amy said...

Well, we sometimes do our best work with two outs....

Amy said...

But not today. Oh, well, clean water from the lakes of Minnesota.

Amy said...

Good night, all.

redsock said...

good night!

Zenslinger said...

Bummer. But still a fun thread.

See you soon.

A Seawolves Fanatic said...

and so continue's the AKSWF's curse, I vistied the site in between classes and couldn't comment, so the curse stands @:

0-4

I'm sorry....

L-girl said...

L is in New jersey for the week.

New York, too. New York especially.

Gee, it sounds more like a fact, Peter.

If you've never heard of something, doesn't that make it a conspiracy theory? I mean, they didn't teach us that in school, so...