May 9, 2010

G32: Red Sox 9, Yankees 3

Yankees - 000 200 010 - 3 7 1
Red Sox - 015 120 00x - 9 10 0
Lester was on (7-4-2-2-7, 103) and the bats socked it to Burnett in the third.

J.D. Drew singled to start the second, moved up on a wild pitch, and scored when Marcus Thames misplayed Jeremy Hermida's fly ball to deep left. RBIs in the third came from Drew's sac fly, David Ortiz's double, Adrian Beltre's double (2 RBI), and Hermida's single. Kevin Youkilis doubled home Dustin Pedroia in the fourth. In the fifth, after Beltre doubled again, Hermida belted a dong (#4) to right.

Manny Delcarmen allowed three singles and a run in the eighth and Tim Wakefield threw a perfect ninth on 10 pitches.

Oakland's Dallas Braden pitched a perfect game against Tampa Bay this afternoon -- the 19th in history -- so the Red Sox gained a game on the FKR.

A good day.
Example
A.J. Burnett / Jon Lester
Scutaro, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Martinez, C
Youkilis, 1B
Drew, RF
Ortiz, DH
Beltre, 3B
Hermida, LF
McDonald, CF
Lester's last three starts: 0.44 ERA, 20.2 innings, 10 hits, 1 run, 23 strikeouts, 8 walks. ... Keep doing that.

167 comments:

redsock said...

Amy: It only gets better!

SoSHer E5 Yaz: "The ESPN story arc has already been set by the morning shows ... to wit, 'are the Red Sox done?'"

Forget the "panic" button. Tonight calls for the "mute" button.

L-girl said...

Ha ha ha, Amy's favourite announcer looking like a giant lemon.

redsock said...

Jeter, SS
Swisher, RF
Teixeira, 1B
Rodriguez, 3B
Cano, 2B
Posada, DH
Thames, LF
Cervelli, C
Gardner, CF

redsock said...

The only two times a Yankee player has hit 3 HR in a game against the Red Sox:

Lou Gehrig, June 23, 1927
Mark Teixeira, May 8, 2010

Gehrig's game was at Fenway, too.

9casey said...

Redsock, I appreciate all the work you did on gathering all the stats , and how the offense really hasn't been that bad...

In my opinion, right now there is only 1 stat, 15-16......They need wins , I don'y care how they get them , they just need wins...

Pitching and defense , we need it to be what is is supposed to be, and we need it now...

Jesus, I think we are also short 2 wins , with send 'em in Tim's bonehead mistakes at third...whatever..

Lester needs to be an ace tonight.

9casey said...

redsock said...
The only two times a Yankee player has hit 3 HR in a game against the Red Sox:

Lou Gehrig, June 23, 1927
Mark Teixeira, May 8, 2010




I heard that today as well, and it shocked the shit out of me...


And to all you Mothers out there, Thank You, and have a great day, I am sure you have earned it....

meunier said...

Dallas Braden of the A's threw a perfect game against the Rays today.

Patrick said...

Dallas Braden perfect game against the Rays.

redsock said...

So, FU A-Rod!

Patrick said...

It's nice Braden got to make the news for something good, after being a cry baby.

Ish said...

Buttons...

"Concerned."
"Annoyed"
"Agitated"
"Pissed off"
"This sucks"
"PANIC!"
"This REALLY sucks."
"Is it Truck Day yet?"

Ish said...

Okay, so the Yankees were 15-16 this time last year, then they lost another one and went down to 15-17.

Then they immediately went on a 9-game winning streak to take them to 24-17.

***

Boston is 8th in MLB in runs scored (156), and 28th in runs allowed (174). -18 differential.

Yankees +73 diff
Rays +80
Toronto +18
Boston -18
Baltimore -52

That's also, of course, the order of the AL East standings. Tampa, by the way, has only allowed 94 runs! Now THAT is pitching & defense.

redsock said...

Ish, this never made it into a post today:

Going back to the Yankees' 15-16 start last year, on May 11, 2009, New York was in 3rd place, 5.5 GB Toronto. Cool Standings had them as:
5.2% chance to win the East
7.7% chance to win the WC

Right now, Cool Standings says the 2010 Red Sox have:
0.7% chance to win the East
3.7% chance to win the WC

Baseball Prospectus is a little more optimistic on the Sox:
2.7% in the East
7.5% for the WC

Kevin said...

Alright, I haven't been here in a while, it's time I show up. I am expecting not to be disappointed by tonight's game.

Ish said...

Yeah. One thing the Yankees had going for them at this point last year was a returning A-Rod and they were missing a 4th starter. Once they got those two things, they were off to the races.

Ish said...

I wish The Onion could broadcast baseball games.

Patrick said...

Ohhh, please don't stop, Lester! I want more of that.

L-girl said...

I am listening but can't thread. Go Lester, Go Sox. go go go

redsock said...

yay scutaro
boo fy

RedSoxDiehard said...

How pretty! The bats match Slappy's lip gloss.

Patrick said...

YOUK! YOUK GOT WHAT I NEED!

Patrick said...

Scutaro <3!!!

redsock said...

K-ano.

redsock said...

B-ref blog:

Why did the chicken cross the pitcher's mound?













So the cock could pitch a perfect game, of course.

Patrick said...

FFS!!!

redsock said...

lester looks good.

can we avoid the blink-your-eyes-and-he's-melted-down-already part tonight?

redsock said...

ON FIRE!

Amy said...

Uch, Jon Miller. I cannot listen to that man's voice. I will be checking in and out of this game. Too much else going on as my daughter is here for Mother's Day. :)

redsock said...

dumbo has taught you well!

Kevin said...

Say it with me: Passedballa!

redsock said...

THAT'S A GOOD ONE!!

Amy said...

Yes!

L-girl said...

1-0 ! :)

I check in on the thread and the first thing I see is:

Uch, Jon Miller. I cannot listen to that man's voice.

You can set your clock by it.

Patrick said...

Hermida is good at those should-have-been-caught rbi hits.

Kevin said...

That works

L-girl said...

They need wins , I don'y care how they get them , they just need wins...

Well duh.

Doesn't mean there aren't other things to look at or talk about.

nick said...

Emma and I just got home from a surprise (to us!) birthday cookout by a lake. cold but fun!

caught the run on that hermida hit-like thing.

I'll be around again in a bit.

L-girl said...

This year's Mother's Day Miracle: we don't get swept.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
They need wins , I don'y care how they get them , they just need wins...

Well duh.

Doesn't mean there aren't other things to look at or talk about.



Captain Obvious, I know....
My bigger point being, we pitch and play d we will win .
Offensive numbers can make you dizzy , there are way too many of them....They are used for front offices and fantasy players.

Patrick said...

geez Gardener, strike out already.

L-girl said...

Oh yeah, and we win on a day the Rays lost!

redsock said...

So clutch

redsock said...

maybe being perfect-gamed will mess them up and they will start playing simply like a good team.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
Oh yeah, and we win on a day the Rays lost!



Has a perfect game ever been thrown against a first place team, this far into the season? I have no idea how to find that out.

redsock said...

well, there have been only (now) 19 perfect games, so it should be easy.

9casey said...

you could watch this game live @espn.com

redsock said...

Here they are -- including Braden! Check the dates with standings at BRef and ... ta-da.

redsock said...

LOW-FLYING LASER!

Amy said...

I LOVE FY!

Amy said...

I am glad you all know me well enough to anticipate my disgust with Jon Miller.

That yellow shirt is something.

L-girl said...

Wow, they're quick on the update over at B-Ref.

Amy said...

Is that right? Only 19 perfect games in all of baseball history? Wow, that's cool.

redsock said...

that 19 does not include games like harvey haddix and pedro, who were perfect for 9 or 9+ and lost.

meunier said...

Ooops, no need to watch this game on the computer.

redsock said...

loaded for mr. rbi!

redsock said...

way to set yourself to throw!!!!

L-girl said...

I remember thinking it was cool that there were only 14. I actually remember the last 5 off the top of my head. A sign of age, I suppose. (Or that a few brain cells still work.)

L-girl said...

Cool video for Mother's Day

Not baseball related. For animal lovers.

Amy said...

I am impressed, Laura. I couldn't name one. I feel lucky I remember Lester and HH's no hitters.

L-girl said...

3-0!!

Amy said...

Yes, good for you, Papi!!

redsock said...

I like that.

meunier said...

Dammit robbed of a run by the ground rule.

redsock said...

good thing he didn't hit that further and kill the rally.

Jake of All Trades said...

Ortizzle!

Kevin said...

Decent half-dong

Amy said...

I love that video...reminds me of Cassie with my kitties. To this day, they think she is their mother especially Smokey).

Notice how Miller says BelTRE...so pretentious.

L-girl said...

Thanks, Amy, but it's not really that impressive. Especially since two of them were in consecutive seasons of a certain team that I used to follow very closely, during the time of my biggest fan-ness.

Yeah FDR! We are cooking!! 5-0

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Big inning. Woo hoo.

Amy said...

Bel_TRE!

Gee, why couldn't they have done this yesterday when I was there?

Kevin said...

Back to back half dongs!

meunier said...

Beltre cleans up the bases!

Kevin said...

6-0

L-girl said...

We love the two-out rally!

SoSock said...

This is a lot more fun, now isn't it?

meunier said...

Who is the MFY's long man anyways?

L-girl said...

Notice how Miller says BelTRE...so pretentious.

And by pretentious, you mean correct. That is his name. Miller speaks beautiful Spanish.

Sorry. He does.

meunier said...

Is Joba warming up?

L-girl said...

No matter who their long man is, no one is warming.

redsock said...

AJ: 13-18-36 - 67
JL: 8-8-19 - 35

L-girl said...

This is a lot more fun, now isn't it?

Amazing, innit.

Amy said...

Well, I don't speak Spanish, so I stand corrected.

I still hate Miller.

redsock said...

can't he say it correctly and still be a pretencious lemon-bellied a-hole?

L-girl said...

I still hate Miller.

Do tell. :)

redsock said...

(i notice laura did not name the last few perfect games, though.....)

L-girl said...

can't he say it correctly and still be a pretencious lemon-bellied a-hole?

No contradiction there.

I find him utterly bland and innocuous. But it is fascinating how he is the ONLY voice that Amy cannot block out!

Fucking Swisher.

redsock said...

garbage time blast. pad those stats.

Kevin said...

Fuck

First hit too

SoSock said...

The 19 also does not include my man Ernie Shore. He of the "Historic Ernie Shore Field in Winston-Salem, NC" fame :)
Of course he only pitched to 26 batters, so he doesn't get the perfect game, but still. Honorable mention is in order

redsock said...

and thanks to my man george punching the home plate umpire in the head ...

Kevin said...

Fuckin A...

L-girl said...

You want me to name them?

Rogers (94?)
Wells 98
Cone 99
Johnson 04
Buehrle 09 (not sure how to spell that)
and now Braden

L-girl said...

And no I did not look it up.

SoSock said...

Jeez. OK, I understand pitching like you've got a 6 run lead, but you don't anymore, so stop it

Amy said...

SoSock, who got the 27th out then?

L-girl said...

I gotta go. I don't even want to do my usual "what will the score be when I get home" game. It's too scary this season.

redsock said...

ruth walked the first guy and got pissed, punched the ump, and was tossed. shore came in, the guy was thrown out trying to steal, and shore sent down the next 26.

SoSock said...

Nice work, L. I would have missed at least 1 of those.

Amy said...

Thanks, I never heard that Ruth story. Or I forgot it!

redsock said...

wow. rogers *was* in 94.

len barker is the semi-older one i'll always remember.

wiki
a perfect game occurs once in about every 11,000 major league contests

SoSock said...

The game in question was started with Babe Ruth pitching. He walked the first batter of the game and was ejected for arguing with the umpire about the calls. Shore came in to replace him. The batter Ruth walked was thrown out attempting to steal, and Shore retired he next 26. Not a perfect game, unfortunately. Strange but true.
Have I got that right RS?

redsock said...

Also:
On March 14, 2000, in a spring training game, the Red Sox used six pitchers to retire all 27 Blue Jays batters in a 5–0 victory. The starting pitcher was Pedro Martínez.

I remember after the game, pedro was running around the clubhouse, saying "I threw a perfect game! I threw a perfect game!" I think he went 5.

Which is funny because on June 3, 1995, Pedro threw nine perfect innings against the Padres, but gave up a leadoff double in the 10th.

That wiki page has got a lot of good info!

meunier said...

Why was the name of the team there changed from Warthogs to the Dash?

redsock said...

gdgd has a pickoff attempt in scutaro's at-bat leading off the inning???

SoSock said...

Ernie Shore retired to Winston-Salem and was the County Sheriff here for years. He became close friends with the grandfather of my buddy Bob, who often sits here watching a game with me while I chat with you guys. He, Bobby's grandfather, was the first Game Warden of the county. I've heard some killer stories, most involving moonshine. :)

SoSock said...

Why was the name of the team there changed from Warthogs to the Dash?
I wish I knew. Nobody here really likes it. Not the baseball people anyway.
YOOOOOOOOOOOK!
Pile 'em on, boys, pile 'em on.

redsock said...

Ruth's catcher was also ejected after the walk. Part of the story is that Ruth was out late the night before (like when wasn't he out late?) and was busy chatting with friends in the stands rather than warming up properly, so he was rusty.

He was fined $100 and suspended 10 games. This came only two weeks after John McGraw punched an ump in the NL!

redsock said...

we could use some new moonshine stories.

redsock said...

and some moonshine ..........

SoSock said...

Nice snag by Scootero

Amy said...

Great stories, Red and So Socks.

nick said...

Wow. Looks like I missed some fun--on the field and in the thread.

meunier said...

Wow take a look at the Sea Dogs batting averages, they have multiple guys that are going nuts at the plate.

redsock said...

i don't know how just yet, but that fly out to cf was a heads-up brainy play that will help the yankees win or inspire someone to cure cancer

SoSock said...

Bobby's grandfather, as game warden, apparently knew where all the best stills were at. He helped Shore locate the moonshine, but not the stills or the owners. See, Shore didn't want to bust anybody, he just wanted the shine.
They also liked to see how fast the county cars could be pushed out on Hwy 421

SoSock said...

Wow, people are seriously bundled up. How damn cold is it there?

redsock said...

box score says 47 with a 20 mph wind to rf

redsock said...

gotta meet L outside - be right back

nick said...

Just read a post over at Toeing the Rubber 'bout Braden's perfect game.

Apparently he bought out section 209 in the park (his old zip code) and brought friends and his grandmother (who raised him after his mom died from cancer). Then, after the game his grandmother is quoted as saying ”Stick it, A-Rod”.

Kevin said...

Dong!

meunier said...

I wonder how Beltre lost his contacts today, he's wearing glasses atm.

SoSock said...

RIPPED to left field!
He went down low to get that too.

SoSock said...

Hermida - he-made-it - over the fence.
Buhbye Burnett

nick said...

Oh yeah. take him out now, before any damage gets done.

meunier said...

Jeremy spoke in class today..

nick said...

Ha, fucking ha!

Amy said...

Hermida sure is a surprise!

Grant said...

Hey guys, just checking in for a second, but can someone tell me why Girardi was tossed?

SoSock said...

Damn, if Hermida had not hit that stupid home run, we could have had a baserunner advance on that passed ball. What was he thinking? Stinking rally-killing home runs......

redsock said...

scutaro looked at 6 pitches
did o'b's head explode?

RedSoxDiehard said...

The Ernie Shore game is something that always bugs me. I know the way it happened, but the Red Sox still refer to it in the media guide as the only perfect game pitched at Fenway, since he got all 27 outs.

It's always bugged me that that could be considered a perfect game when there was a baserunner, and it's not even a CG. I know the PG total is 19 now (or better I knew it as 17 before Buerhle's and Braden's) so if Ernie Shore isn't one of those 19 then I guess it's not.

So how can the Red Sox recognize it as such when MLB does not?

And then there's the no-hit games display at the HOF. Can't remember if Shore's is listed there or not, but Pedro's non-PG is, as well as Matt Young's NH that wasn't really a NH.

Ish said...

47 degrees in Boston.

redsock said...

Selig went through the record book some years ago and cleaned out all those 5 inning rain called perfect games and no-hitters and stuff like that and said they no longer qualified.

redsock said...

so shore/ruth was in the record book with an asterik, but not anymore.

so devern hansack's no-hitter in G162 of 2006 is not on the books (only 5 innings/rain)

RedSoxDiehard said...

Radio guys said the wind chill is 40.

Ish said...

It's also very windy here in New England.

SoSock said...

Braden's grandma just creamed her jeans

SoSock said...

SIT!

Grant said...

Bueller? Why was Girardi ejected?

redsock said...

i'm guessing he bitched about the called strikeout of thames to end the top 3rd.

redsock said...

whattaya know!!!

meunier said...

This ump is pissing everyone off with late calls.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Selig went through the record book some years ago and cleaned out all those 5 inning rain called perfect games and no-hitters and stuff like that and said they no longer qualified.

Thanks for clarifying. I guess I should clean up references to it on my site.

redsock said...

From the wiki page at 8:58:

The current official Major League Baseball definition of a perfect game is largely a side effect of the decision made by the major leagues' Committee for Statistical Accuracy on September 4, 1991, to redefine a no-hitter as a game in which the pitcher or pitchers on one team throw a complete game of nine innings or more without surrendering a hit. That decision removed a number of games that had long appeared in the record books: those lasting fewer than nine innings, and those in which a team went hitless in regulation but then got a hit in extra innings. The definition of perfect game was made to parallel this new definition of the no-hitter, in effect substituting "baserunner" for "hit". As a result of the 1991 redefinition, for instance, Harvey Haddix receives credit for neither a perfect game nor a no-hitter for the game described below in which he threw 12 perfect innings before allowing a baserunner in the 13th.

****

1991 was sticking in my head but it seemed like too long ago to be right. Maybe it wasn't Selig only then.

redsock said...

lester at 103, no way tito goes to the pen in the 8th, right?

redsock said...

mdc up

redsock said...

nope - mdc in.

westcoastsox said...

Hah. When I just got home and turned on the TV and saw who was announcing, I knew I could come to this thread and see the phrase "rally killing home runs." JOS never disappoints! Here's to a long winning streak, and not panicking in May.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Sorry to keep going on about it, but one last comment. This year's Media Guide marks the Hansack and Matt Young games as "not considered official no-hitter" but still has Shore's as a perfect game. It certainly seems like it shouldn't be, and I want to be accurate, so it bugs me that there are inconsistencies between the "official" perfect game list and the "offical" Red Sox publications.

OK, I'll shut up now.

redsock said...

i don't mind.

shore's game is a combined no-hitter, but it can't be an official perfect game, even though he got 27 outs and did not allow a baserunner -- because the leadoff batter reached base against ruth.

redsock said...

bard's up. (why the fuck was he pitching the other day?)

SoSock said...

Bard up. Never mind

redsock said...

and young's is not official because he went only 8, right?

Amy said...

OK, at least we got our dignity back tonight.

redsock said...

that was a quick half-inning

L-girl said...

Just scrolling through the thread... wondering if anyone ever told poor Grant why Joe G was tossed. Hopefully he looked it up by now.

Amy said...

Why was Girardi tossed? I tuned in a bit late, and I know Harvey muttered something, but I wasn't paying attention at the time.

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

Huzzah!

Kevin said...

Water

redsock said...

i gave an answer re: girardi.
not sure if it was correct though

L-girl said...

Water!

Finally the water is unclean on a day the Rays were stopped.

More like this please!

Amy said...

Dirty water! :)

SoSock said...

Well, maybe the noise won't be quite so loud next time I'm in the bagel shop. It was deafening this morning

RedSoxDiehard said...

and young's is not official because he went only 8, right?

Right, even though it was a 9-inning game and he pitched the whole thing. But we were on the road and he gave up 2 runs so CLE had the lead, so no bottom of the 9th. That's always seemed really unfair to me!

I believe Girardi was arguing the K of Thames. As my father pointed out, I'm glad they tossed Girardi and not Thames, so Thames could keep mis-fielding all our hits.

Brendan Loy said...

Hi,

Pardon me for butting in with a non-topical question, but I'm hoping some helpful fellow fans can help me figure something out.

I'm flying to Boston tomorrow, from my home in Denver, with plans to take my parents and my wife and my two daugthers to the Sox game on Wednesday (first time at Fenway Park for my wife & kids). We bought tickets months ago, and have been planning this trip for a long time.

The weather forecast, unfortunately, looks pretty miserable, and I'm trying to make contingency plans. A few questions:

1) What does it typically take to get a game rained out at Fenway, as opposed to proceeding in miserable rainy conditions?

2) Assuming it's raining steadily from mid-morning on, and the radars show no likelihood of a letup, will they still go through the motions of preparing for the game right up until game time (such that we'd need to go to the park, take our seats, etc.), only to make a cancellation announcement at the last minute, or might they make a decision an hour before gametime or whatever?

3) If the game DOES get cancelled, is it likely they would reschedule it for an afternoon game on Thursday (when the Sox are idle), or are they more likely to postpone it to either an *evening* game on Thursday (no good for my girls) or some far-off future date, when I'll be back in Colorado?

For what it's worth, here is the current weather forecast from the National Weather Service:

Wednesday: Rain, mainly after 10am. High near 51. South southeast wind between 6 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night: Rain, mainly before 10pm. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 44. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.

redsock said...

Playing a ppd game on Thursday seems like a good bet.

Toronto is also off on Thursday, and then they go home. Boston is off and flies to Detroit. So no long flights. But it's hard to say about the time of day if they did play on Thursday. If I had to guess, I'd say at night.

Jays are in twice more -- for Fri-Sat-Sun series in August and September. Unlikely to double up any of those games.

HOWEVER, Sox and Jays are both off on the Thursday before the Sept. series. Jays are coming from nearby Baltimore but the Sox are coming home from Seattle.

redsock said...

Also, I think they usually go through the motions unless it is beyond obvious that there is no way to play.