May 1, 2010

G24: Orioles 12, Red Sox 9

Red Sox - 011 200 410 -  9 12  1
Orioles - 100 064 10x - 12 12 0
Baltimore outhomered Boston 5-4 -- two of them coming during a fifth-inning battering of Matsuzaka -- and took the second game of the series.

Dice started with a hiccup (nerves, maybe?) when he walked Adam Jones (only Jones's 3rd BB in 107 PA this year), threw away a pickoff attempt, and allowed an RBI single to Nick Markakis. He recovered to end the inning with a GIDP and a K, and then retired nine of the next ten hitters (the one man to reach base was thrown out stealing on a perfect throw from Victor Martinez).

Through 4.1 innings, Matsuzaka had allowed only one hit and the Sox had a 4-1 lead. He was at only 70 pitches -- but then the wheels came off. Home run, single, walk, fielder's choice, single, single, home run, double. And it was 7-4 Birds and Tim Wakefield was coming in for his first relief appearance in almost six years. Wake allowed three home runs as the Orioles managed to get another run or two every time the Red Sox started to creep back.

Sox Dongs: David Ortiz hit two solo bombs, and Jonathan Van Every and Kevin Youkilis each hit one homer.

Last night, Dave O'Brien expressed surprise when J.D. Drew took five straight pitches, acting as though it was both strange and rare. Well, it happened seven times tonight, including four times in the first two innings. Drew was one of the seven.
Example
Daisuke Matsuzaka / Brad Bergesen

Dice makes his 2010 debut. In three rehab starts, he allowed only three earned runs in 16.2 innings, with one walk and 13 strikeouts. His pitch count will be limited to approximately 90. (... so, 3 IP?)
Scutaro, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Martinez, C
Youkilis, 1B
Drew, RF
Ortiz, DH
Beltre, 3B
McDonald, LF
Van Every, CF
The Red Sox have acquired infielder Niuman Romero from Cleveland for cash. Romero, 25, made his MLB debut last September and played in 10 games (-5 OPS+!).

152 comments:

redsock said...

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

redsock said...

CWS: 111 200 200 - 7 9 0
MFY: 001 014 000 - 6 11 0

Vazquez: 3-7-5-4-2, 83 (L)

***

KCR: 0
FKR:

redsock said...

B-Jays lost, so we can hop back into 3rd with a win.

L-girl said...

I assume everyone knows why the Birds' pitcher was on the DL? Pretty funny. And by funny, I mean pathetic.

meunier said...

I don't at all..

redsock said...

WHY WON'T SCUTARO SWING???????

meunier said...

Marco Scutaro SS
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Victor Martinez C
Kevin Youkilis, 1BD
J.D. Drew RF
David Ortiz DH
Adrian Beltre 3B
Darnell McDonald LF
Jonathan Van Every CF

L-girl said...

He hurt his arm during a shoot of an Orioles promo ad.

L-girl said...

Has the lineup changed since Allan posted it?

redsock said...

DOB: "I don't know if it's good or bad, but how many big leaguers see five pitches and never take the bat off their shoulder?

The very first batter of tonight's game did it?

Huh....

redsock said...

Same lineup. I see the Globe has not fixed its typo.

meunier said...

OT; Holy Fuck! The main pipe from the Quabbin to Boston has blown out, a state of emergency has been declared. 8 million GPH being diverted into the Charles.

redsock said...

there goes the no-walker.

Patrick said...

Ahh yes, Dice.

redsock said...

He walked only 1 in 16.2 AAA innings, I was hoping for more of that tonight.

PS: Jones looked at 5 pitches in a row!!!OMG!!11!!!

redsock said...

RATS - rats!

meunier said...

I wonder if Wakefield has been already warmed up?

redsock said...

Hey Wake: Maybe you should not unpack right away out there in the pen.

redsock said...

Embree was cut loose for Dice, if you did not know.

L-girl said...

A, are you listening to radio to check on OB?

Patrick said...

Scouting report on Matsuzaka: Will throw two strikes followed by three balls. Don't bother taking the bat off your shoulder until pitch 6.

redsock said...

No, no radio for me.

redsock said...

Yook with the "OB Special"!

L-girl said...

What if he mentions your post???

johngoldfine said...

I'll keep my ears open for Drew's AB....

redsock said...

Someone will let us know.

L-girl said...

He did not.

johngoldfine said...

Gone!

L-girl said...

PAPI DONG!!!!!!!!!

LET IT FLO

redsock said...

FLO!

QUADRANGULAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Patrick said...

Aww, Ortiz, why you gotta tease me like this.

Patrick said...

Beltre is a better player than Drew. His AVG is .338!

redsock said...

very loud pro-sox crowd in nesn b'cast.

johngoldfine said...

Obie seemed gloomy whenever he mentioned the two homeruns last night; prim and censorious in a told-ya-so way when he mentioned the two strikeouts.

L-girl said...

Hey John, nice to see you back in threads. Or maybe you have been threading when I haven't.

A new gamethreader is going to Fenway - and Boston - for the first time. We were all giving him tips on seats, tickets and hotels, but I suggested he look for you for tips on things to do in the city itself.

redsock said...

No, he's a better player because he swings more often.

L-girl said...

Obie seemed gloomy whenever he mentioned the two homeruns last night; prim and censorious in a told-ya-so way when he mentioned the two strikeouts.

So it was not my imagination!

redsock said...

Maybe OB will mention that McDonald looked at 17 STRAIGHT PITCHES last night -- while he was dropping his jaw at Drew's mere 14.

redsock said...

I only listened to the actual at-bats when I got home last night. He was ho-hum on the first HR but he was *very* animated for the 2nd one. No idea what he did while recapping at other times.

johngoldfine said...

End of semester, l-girl.... Whw was it in a thread a week or so ago who said that baseball is all about anxiety? It was nicely said.

This time of year after dealing with a raft of student stuff all day, the 2010 RS are not exactly what I need to unwind.

I posted about dogs on wmtc though--

johngoldfine said...

"I suggested he look for you for tips on things to do in the city itself."

If I can--but I haven't lived in Boston since 1963 so when it comes to nightlife and such I can only direct him to places featuring that wild new dance craze, the Twist!

Patrick said...

Ninewalkspernine-K

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Caught Stealing!!

meunier said...

Not today baby!

L-girl said...

Did I just hear CAUGHT STEALING????

johngoldfine said...

The new Vic!

Patrick said...

V-Mart didn't triple pump before that throw to second, I take it?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

OTT

redsock said...

squeezing the diceman

L-girl said...

If I can--but I haven't lived in Boston since 1963 so when it comes to nightlife and such I can only direct him to places featuring that wild new dance craze, the Twist!

Ha ha. You gave me such good advice, we had a stellar walking tour based on your recommends. The guy doesn't seem like a kid and he's from the Prairies (Cdn midwest) so he may be looking for just the kinds of things you can point him too.

L-girl said...

I gotta work and thread at the same time - at two separate computers - so I will be gone for long stretches. But I am still here.

redsock said...

remy noting victor throwing over the top rather than his old sidearmy way, which had the ball sailing. this was a perfect on the $ throw. easy tag!

meunier said...

Van Dong!

Patrick said...

Fuck you EEI, you almost missed that!

L-girl said...

JVE!!!

redsock said...

VAN DONG!!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

Give that man a nickname!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

That was quick. First pitch out of here.

9casey said...

Imagine being on the Pirates AAA team a week and then hittin a HR for the Red Sox..there is a reason why ther are the pirates....

9casey said...

I should turn the lights on when I type....

Nathan said...

Let me tell you, John, I'd love to hear about this "twist" you mention -- I hear it's sweeping the nation!

I'm the fella that L-girl mentioned: I'm going to Boston early in August. L-girl mentioned that she appreciated your advice.

I'd like to hear what you have to say about Beantown.

L-girl said...

Fuck you EEI, you almost missed that!

I thought Allan said that. Now I realize it was radio and A is not listening to radio, but it sure sounded like him. :)

L-girl said...

I could probably find the gamethread where JohnGF and Amy and I talked about Boston. I may have saved it as a text file anyway.

John, if you want I can look for it and save you work. But then, you tailored it to the kinds of things we wanted to do.

L-girl said...

Van Glove?

Edward Lee said...

Van EVERYWHERE

redsock said...

jacoby who?

L-girl said...

Yes! Van Everywhere. Perfect.

johngoldfine said...

Hey nathan, if you follow my blogger profile to the 101 blog, I have an email address under the title. Tell me what kinds of things you like and I'll do my best.

I do have somewhat more recent Hub memories than 1963. I drove a cab there during the impossible dream season, 1967.

Nathan said...

Thanks, L-girl; I really don't want to be a bother.

I'm just looking for tips re: worthwhile sites that may not make the guidebooks I've been consulting.

&, van Every's nickname? How 'bout van Everyman?

redsock said...

maybe dice was nervous in the 1st because he looks solid now.

he walked jones to start the 1st -- it was only jones's 3rd BB this year in 107 PA. (OBP of .240-something. great leadoff idea, kirk.)

meunier said...

En Fuego!

L-girl said...

yoooooooooook

redsock said...

Mr. RBI strikes again!

Nathan said...

Allow me to doff my Boston "B" cap to you, John. If you teach intro academic writing, you're a stronger man than I. I'm also an English prof. I'll be sure to email you with my queries, etc.

L-girl said...

Nathan/John, I'll look for my text file on it.

We used to call him Van Everyman, I think.

L-girl said...

Weeeeee, fun! Just what playing the Orioles should be.

redsock said...

beltre is hitting a ton lately.

johngoldfine said...

Not really academic writing in my 101. Personal essays lite, a short research paper.

I could teach lit if I wanted, but it seems I don't. I did work out a course on dogs in literature once but bailed before it actually hit the catalog.

L-girl said...

I am under the impression JohnGF teaches writing to non-writers, and perhaps more than a few non-thinkers. Sounds very interesting to me.

Nathan said...

John, sir, teaching intro is impressive to me. I've been scrounging for work at a few universities, & I've been assigned an intro class in the fall. I'm hoping to turn some non-writers into writers. Most often, by October, I find myself asking students whether they even bothered to take English classes in highschool.

Dice-K's performance is raising these two eyebrows. Nice.

meunier said...

mofo

meunier said...

Oh and jinx.

L-girl said...

bah

redsock said...

wakefield up

johngoldfine said...

aw shit...

L-girl said...

Crap. Friggin roller coaster again.

redsock said...

shit, that's about all for dice.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

C'mon Dice. Get an out. (Although the slow roller was a cheap hit.)

L-girl said...

Ugh

johngoldfine said...

aw shit squared

Mrs.GotRibe said...

NOOOOOOOOOO

Wow, that should do it for Dice.

redsock said...

seems like dice ran out of gas all at once. they are killing the fastball

L-girl said...

yes, that was indeed it.

johngoldfine said...

surely wake is warm...

redsock said...

wake not warm. fuck.

oh now he is.

redsock said...

decidedly less fun, this inning.

redsock said...

10th man to bat.

redsock said...

maybe tito should have had wake up a little earlier, since dice was closing in on his pc.... weel, it would have been only a batter or two earlier, i guess, atmost.

L-girl said...

Castig: "JD goes down with the bat on his shoulder again."

johngoldfine said...

"JD goes down with his bat on his shoulder once again"

--Joe C.

johngoldfine said...

Aha, l-girl, dueling transcriptionists!

redsock said...

KCR: 020 000 000
FKR: 011 000 00

1 out, 0 on for rays

redsock said...

So did he say "once" or not? :>)

L-girl said...

Oh for chrissakes.

redsock said...

man, fuck this nonsense.

redsock said...

wigginton has seen 9 pitches, swung twice, 2 dongs.

L-girl said...

Ha, that's funny. Ready, set, type!

johngoldfine said...

Who do you want to believe, redsock--the librarian or the English teacher???

meunier said...

Why didn't they pull him during the big inning?

meunier said...

FTS I am going to take a shower.

L-girl said...

Not a librarian yet, but still a transcriptionist, part of what I do for a living!

L-girl said...

OK. This is not funny.

L-girl said...

Why didn't they pull him during the big inning?

Wouldn't have mattered.

johngoldfine said...

"Not a librarian yet, but still a transcriptionist, part of what I do for a living!"

I knew that, l-girl, but I thought redsock might forget it for a moment, overawed by the prestige of "English teacher."

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Well, this officially stinks.

L-girl said...

I knew you knew, and I suspected your perfidious motive.

Now I will go look up perfidious to see if I used it correctly.

L-girl said...

Yes, I do believe the stinkage is official.

redsock said...

2 hits but a long way to come back.

redsock said...

well, now.

was just thinking a yook dong might mean something. should aposted it.

L-girl said...

What did I miss??? How did it get to be 11-8???

L-girl said...

Uh...

redsock said...

jesus christ wake. fuckin a.

L-girl said...

No good can ever come of having a knuckleballer in your bullpen. Ever never.

redsock said...

mdc up

redsock said...

TIZZLE TIME!!!!!!!!!

alright, we will not give up.

johngoldfine said...

This is pretty wild!

Nathan said...

floMax!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

The smell is slowly subsiding. Maybe...

L-girl said...

A 2 dong night for Papi!

Man, home run derby tonight.

L-girl said...

In any case we won't go quietly. OB: "Pitching is only a rumour tonight."

L-girl said...

So will someone pls tell me how the Sox went from 4 runs to 8 runs?

meunier said...

BTW the Bruins beat the Flyers 5-4 in OT to take game 1

redsock said...

sox 7th:

mcdonald F9
hall single
scutaro double
pedroia 1-3
martinez single, 2 rbi
yook dong, 2 rbi

redsock said...

running out of outs. hold 'em here and we need 3 in the 9th.

meunier said...

Penis, it looks like we really may be going nowhere this year.

meunier said...

Who gave up the dong to Markakis?

L-girl said...

Thanks, A. I lost my audio for a while.

johngoldfine said...

In any case we won't go quietly. OB: "Pitching is only a rumour tonight."

Nice transcription! (And not a bad line from Obie.) I agree completely with that transcription except, of course, being a true blue USAian, Obie said, "rumor."

L-girl said...

But what if I was typing for a Canadian baseball fan? :)

L-girl said...

Markakis HR from Wake

L-girl said...

Was a good line, yes.

redsock said...

wake allowed 5 hits (3 of them dongs)

redsock said...

top of the order in the 9th.

L-girl said...

And they have no bullpen. Less than us, even.

meunier said...

I don't get why Meredith is not their closer.

redsock said...

FY chasing ball 3....

redsock said...

yook - get on
drew will tie it.

meunier said...

The only clean water in Boston is in Baltimore :(

L-girl said...

clean

redsock said...

crap.

everyone in the east loses, except the orioles. rays lost 4-2 in 10.

johngoldfine said...

Obie says that rumor line again--halving its power by doubling its occurence.

Game over. 'Night.

L-girl said...

halving its power by doubling its occurence

Ah, that's nice, too.

Red Sox have acquired infielder Niuman Romero

Newman!