April 14, 2010

G8: Red Sox 6, Twins 3

Red Sox - 110 010 030 - 6 10  0
Twins - 002 000 010 - 3 9 0
Jeremy Hermida's three-run, opposite-field double off Jesse Crain with two outs in the eighth was big hit of the day.

Marco Scutaro, Dustin Pedroia, and Victor Martinez each had two hits; FY hit his 4th dong of the young season, in the fifth, making him 8-for-his-last-13 at that point. David Ortiz smacked a line drive double to left in the ninth, ending the day on a high note after two strikeouts, a walk, and an outfield fly.

In the Boston eighth, Yook singled and one out later, Adrian Beltre ripped a double down the left field line. Drew was intentionally walked to load the bases for Hermida, who had grounded out to second twice and lined to short.

Although Lackey (6.2-7-2-4-2, 107) had four walks (three of them to Denard Span), he was never in much trouble outside of the third. Bot's control was shaky in the ninth (he franked Span and Justin Morneau), but stranded them at second and third.
Example
John Lackey / Kevin Slowey

Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the lineup.

The Deadball Red Sox are 2nd in the AL in slugging percentage (.479, .003 behind the Yankees), 4th in batting average, and 5th in OBP (despite being last in walks).

The Red Sox have been the visiting team in the first official game at five ballparks. They have lost all five games.
1901  Oriole Park, Baltimore        Lost 10-6
1909 Shibe Park, Philadelphia Lost 8-1
1911 Griffith Stadium, Washington Lost 8-5
1923 Yankee Stadium, New York Lost 4-1
2010 Target Field, Minneapolis Lost 5-2
Casey Kelly (2-3-1-1-2, 45) made his AA debut on Monday; the run was unearned. ... Boof Bonser allowed nine runs in two innings for Pawtucket last night; in two starts, he has allowed 16 baserunners in 6.1 innings.

Is John Tomase suggesting the Blue Jays might be an AL East threat this year?

93 comments:

redsock said...

Marco Scutaro, SS
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Victor Martinez, C
Kevin Youkilis, 1B
David Ortiz, DH
Adrian Beltre, 3B
J.D. Drew, RF
Mike Cameron, CF
Jeremy Hermida, LF

FenFan said...

The Deadball Red Sox are 2nd in the AL in slugging percentage (.479, .003 behind the Yankees), 4th in batting average, and 5th in OBP (despite being last in walks).

... and that is with Big Papi being a "hole" in the lineup.

westcoastsox said...

Ricky Romero was great yesterday. If he keeps that up, that will have Toronto fans saying Roy who?

redsock said...

twins on the tv again, so it's nesn on the basement desktop.

redsock said...

HIT!

redsock said...

do not get picked off, pls

redsock said...

run run run

redsock said...

a quick run against slowey

westcoastsox said...

10am baseball...makes it hard to follow. Better than 8am on Patriot's Day - I can listen to that one on the way to work (although I think I'll be on a plane again - traveling way too much)

Jere said...

That Tomase article reads like a Little League write-up in the local paper. With about as big a sample size of games played.

redsock said...

he says only a week has gone by and there are surprises. actually, it's *because* of that one week that the jays are on top.

Ish said...

Sitting in the car outside the doctor's office waiting for my mother at an appointment - using their wifi that is in and out... :\... It's either sit in the car with weak wifi or sit near the building and not listen to the game.

redsock said...

twins killing

redsock said...

mauerballa!

westcoastsox said...

Oh well, MLB At Bat audio was good while it lasted. I guess expecting to listen to the game on Boston radio while on a plane was too much to expect.

redsock said...

what the fuck?

Tiz CS!

light rain falling too

Jere said...

papi, Victor catches for us, not them

truly good design said...

wtf @ ortiz steal?? anyone see that? what happened? they barely mentioned it on the radio.

redsock said...

remy on tiz running: "no clue, no clue"

truly good design said...

sigh

Benjamin said...

Maybe Papi's giving Francona a hand with any decision to bench him.

Benjamin said...

Nice strike zone, Wegner.

redsock said...

FY is on fire.

westcoastsox said...

FY may be leading the majors in home runs.

Benjamin said...

No, he only has four. Three players have five, and two other players have four (including Alex Gonzalez).

Jere said...

"FY may be leading the majors in home runs."

Too bad there's no way to find out for sure ;]

Benjamin said...

I miss Papi.

Jere said...

Yanks down 5-1.

redsock said...

victor being dumbo ...

fuck, 2nd/3rd with mauer up. let's go jeemer.

redsock said...

get the canadian.

redsock said...

POP UP 5!!!

yes.

Zenslinger said...

Yeah yeah Jeemer.

Jere said...

Nice job by the Jee Man

redsock said...

damn, would rather have tek up there now.

redsock said...

sad to see ....

BELTRE!!!

redsock said...

well, at least flo made only 1 out.

Zenslinger said...

Adrian's dying for a nickname.

Zenslinger said...

The Other Adrian (i.e. not Gonzalez)?

Zenslinger said...

Or maybe just "Yo!" Like, "Yo, Adrian!"

redsock said...

jere was calling him the executive, but i don't know why. is it like "the professional"?

Zenslinger said...

well, at least flo made only 1 out.

The ultimate consolation for the high-strikeout batter.

Um, speaking of which...

A Conformer said...

Just joining in on the new GDGD. Go Cameron!

redsock said...

HER METER!!!!!!!

Ish said...

\O/

A Conformer said...

Woo! Hermida! I had a good feeling about him.

Zenslinger said...

Good 'un!

Lots of people mentioned what a good pickup he was. Well done there.

Fuckin' GameCast makes everything look like a popup at first. Any fly ball has the ball come way up towards the bird's-eye view. I thought it was a harmless FO at first.

Benjamin said...

Hermida with a base-clearing hemidong.

A Conformer said...

This win is suddenly looking a LOT safer.

Zenslinger said...

This win is suddenly looking a LOT safer.

Win probability went from 76% to 96% on GameCast there.

Jere said...

METER!

(Executive (or, the Executive Producer when he drives in runs, comes from this: I said "Beltless Trenchcoat" for "Beltre," then Laura noted that coat was called "the Executive". So he's gonna be the Exec to me.... I liked how it came about organically and with teamwork.)

redsock said...

Chokers making some noise in the 8th, still down to LAA 5-3, though.

redsock said...

i still don't really get it

redsock said...

dammit it, bard. cut that out.

Jere said...

Beltless Trenchcoat was just what came to my mind that day when I thought "Belt." Not trying to say that he, were he a trenchcoat, has no belt...

Jere said...

Yanks leave 2 on, 5-3 after 8

redsock said...

bot up

A Conformer said...

Shakespeare is such a good teammate, making sure Paps will get the save opp.

Zenslinger said...

Aubrey Huff just hit an inside-the-park HR here in SF. Wonder how that came about.

Benjamin said...

Beltre, discussing Fenway's turf: “They have, like, checkered stuff, which the ball kind of goes different ways. For the most part, we’re OK, because most of the time we get the ball on the dirt. But when you’re playing in or you get slow ground balls, it’s like a snake coming at you, so you have to kind of take a guess where the ball’s going to go. I guess through the course of the season I’ll get used to it. It’s not nice. It’s not a good field. It’s a snake. The grass is a snake coming at you. It not only affects your defense, it affects your confidence. Like you get in that mind-set that, ‘Oh, where’s the ball going to go?’ So you start thinking instead of just reaction. I hope that I just get all the ground balls back on the dirt, not on the grass.’’

Seems like there should be a nickname in there somewhere.

redsock said...

FLO!

Zenslinger said...

The Snake. Snake Handler. Snake Wrangler. The Unfettered Snake (re his not wearing a cup.)

fusionmouse said...

Snake charmer

fusionmouse said...

Parseltoungue? HP?

Zenslinger said...

The Yanks lost. But they & the Rays are looking pretty good so far. We have our work cut out for us.

Jere said...

I've been sellin' nicknames under Harry Fleming for 38 years!

Benjamin said...

Maybe something like "Mongoose"?

Benjamin said...

Four walks for Span today. Just wow.

L-girl said...

With much respect to my friend Jere, I'll back almost anything over Beltless Trenchcoast or Executive.

Snake Handler is cute.

L-girl said...

Mongoose! That's cute, too.

redsock said...

It all seems a bit forced.

A-Bel?

Benjamin said...

As in Cain and Abel?

redsock said...

no tying run at the plate pls

shit - fuck you bot

Zenslinger said...

I don't think it gets much better than Mongoose. Embraces his agility.

redsock said...

well, there *was* a snake back then.

johngoldfine said...

This sux

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

johngoldfine said...

Is the whole season going to be like this last inning?

Benjamin said...

Yay.

Zenslinger said...

Whew. Damn.

johngoldfine said...

I mean: nice they win, I'll take that. But my nerves are shot. Time to make supper.

L-girl said...

It's always going to seem forced if you're looking for a nickname. Mongoose is really cute, and it goes a few extra rounds, like when we call LBJ Lyndon.

Any ideas for Cameron?

L-girl said...

I take it the last inning was a bit... interesting. I will have to look at the PBP.

redsock said...

Sometimes they don't appear. This is Beckett's 4th season and there's nothing.

L-girl said...

That's true. But Beckett should be the exception. Come on Allan, don't be a grouch! We gotta have our nicknames!

Benjamin said...

Agonizing wins are fine with me. Baseball is supposed to be agonizing.

It's the agonizing losses I don't like.

L-girl said...

"Don't be a grouch" she says, to a man who uses a grouch as his avatar!

L-girl said...

Agonizing wins are fine as long as they're punctuated by cakewalks every so often.

Benjamin said...

You shouldn't ask Allan for permission. You gotta lay down the law here: Beltre gets a nickname and ideally an adorable one.

Amy said...

Sorry I missed the game, but work interfered. Thank goodness there are only three more weeks of classes!

Sounds like Bot gave you all heartburn again. Damn him. I want a new closer.

L-girl said...

You shouldn't ask Allan for permission. You gotta lay down the law here: Beltre gets a nickname and ideally an adorable one.

Ask who what? No worries there.

However, my laying down the law on Allan's blog might lead to the mistaken impression that he can lay down said law on mine. He cannot. So in the interests of fairness... I will just strongly suggest that he is hereby overruled. The Mongoose!

Amy said...

What's with all these day games?

redsock said...

I'm not feeling the Mongoose -- so to speak.

Not that there's anything etc.

(No graduation to the glossary yet.)

L-girl said...

If Mongoose catches on during gamethreads, I think you'll owe it a glossary spot.