May 14, 2010

G36: Red Sox 7, Tigers 2

Red Sox - 500 100 001 - 7 10  1
Tigers - 100 000 010 - 2 5 0
Marco Scutaro singled to start the game and Dustin Pedroia homered to left. After an out, Kevin Youkilis walked, J.D. Drew singled, and David Ortiz crushed a 450-foot three-run bomb to right center.

Ortiz led off the fourth with a solo home run to right. He struck out in last two at-bats.

Buchholz had a rough first inning (two walks and a single), but beginning with the third out in that inning, he retired 15 of 18 batters through the sixth. He walked two in the seventh and was pulled.

Bill Hall hit a pinch-hit dong in the ninth.

The Rays lost to Seattle 4-3, so Boston is again 5.5 GB. Tampa's magic number for eliminating us holds steady at 122. ... The Yankees beat the Twins 8-4.
Example
Clay Buchholz / Max Scherzer
Scutaro, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Martinez, C
Youkilis, 1B
Drew, RF
Ortiz, DH
Beltre, 3B
Hermida, LF
McDonald, CF
Scherzer had a nice 2.62 ERA after four starts, but he has been horrible his last three times out: 13 innings, 27 hits, 21 runs, and an opponents OPS of 1.151. He began his career in Arizona in 2008, so he has never faced the Red Sox. Only Jeremy Hermida (1-for-3) and Bill Hall (2-for-3) have played against him.

Here is what current Tigers have done against Buchholz.

Tim Britton, MLB.com:
It's tough to argue against the idea that [Miguel] Cabrera has been the best hitter in the American League so far this season. He leads the league in average and RBIs and is second in on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
Cabrera is also kicking everyone's ass in WPA, but Justin Morneau does have a higher OPS and more Runs Created.

B-Ref Stuff: Mat Latos nearly pitched a perfect game against the Giants. It was the Padres' eighth shutout of the season. ... The most productive spot in the Giants' order this year? #8?!? (Boston's #8 spot is 4th best.)

176 comments:

L-girl said...

Bah, Fox Detroit. Hello, MLB Audio.

redsock said...

Bengals
Jackson CF
Damon DH
Cabrera 1B
Ordonez RF
Boesch LF
Inge 3B
Sizemore 2B
Laird C
Santiago SS

Maybe Beckett on Tue against the MFY.

redsock said...

Other games:

MIN:
MFY:

SEA:
FKR:

L-girl said...

FUCK YEAH!!!

redsock said...

FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!

watch out for that wall!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

FY!!!!!

L-girl said...

You're late on those lineups.

Zenslinger said...

Nice start.

I should check on Pedey's home/away splits on HRs.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Yes L, MLB audio it is.

redsock said...

sox has been in the post since 4pm. putting the tigers in for completeness sake.

redsock said...

yook looked at 6 pitches -- OMG OB!

Zenslinger said...

And Texas begins against Toronto's Cecil with four straight singles.

Get Thee Behind Us, Toronto. Again!

L-girl said...

We're cooking.

redsock said...

FY HR: 3 at FP, 5 on road

redsock said...

... with scherzer gas!

L-girl said...

No Verlander in this series. Lucky for us.

redsock said...

action in the det pen!

L-girl said...

Action in the Tigers bullpen!!

redsock said...

mariners have 2 in the top of the 1st in tamper.

redsock said...

QUADFUCKINGRANGULAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

PAPI!!!!!!!!!!!!

Zenslinger said...

Seattle's roughing up Tampa's Wade Davis -- 2-0, still one out.

Burnett escaped trouble in the 1st.

redsock said...

WE'RE NOT DETROIT!!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

The Papi of old!!!

L-girl said...

Dare we hope?? Is Ortiz on his way back? He's been hitting lately.

L-girl said...

WE'RE NOT DETROIT!!!

I'd ask you to post a link to the vid, but I guess everyone saw it via Michael Moore.

Patrick said...

OB sucks at calling homers. He's an anti-Trupe.

Castig sees right away if it might go out.

Dave is like, it's going back, the out fielder is backing up, still backing up, near the wall, etc..

Zenslinger said...

Ah hah ha ha ha ha!

Large and Paternal.

Were we assholes to think he was done?

redsock said...

Flo airin' that shit out.

NESn says 450 ft

redsock said...

beltre hacks at ball 4. grrrrrrr

redsock said...

one

two

who the fuck still uses a pay phone?

L-girl said...

Tonight's game 7 for the Bruins, so lots of our threaders will be busy.

Zenslinger said...

I swear Beltre seems to deliberately avoid BB's.

redsock said...

41 pitches

"long wait for buchholz"???

L-girl said...

I actually like OB's cautious HR calls. I'm sick of being truped! (By almost everyone else.)

L-girl said...

"Our biggest export is crippling depression...

Our economy is based on Lebron James..."

Patrick said...

hahah! at least we're not DETROIT!

L-girl said...

Did we really give up on Ortiz? Or were we just really sad and frustrated? We didn't boo him (presumably no one here did), we didn't turn on him, we just kept wishing and hoping. Right?

Patrick said...

I hear ya on the cautious HR call. I feel like Castig is the best at letting you know it could go out, but it's no guarantee.

L-girl said...

I was amazed that Moore picked that up in his last movie. Imagine making a YouTube vid and Michael Moore wants to use it. Pretty cool.

L-girl said...

And I'm such a sucker, I get truped every time!

Zenslinger said...

I felt that he was probably done. I wouldn't boo him for anything short of threat of pain & death.

L-girl said...

I think that's fair. And who knows, he might be done. We can only hope.

Zenslinger said...

Toronto roars right back. It's 3-3.

But, on the positive side, Burnett's in trouble again. Bases loaded, no outs against him...

...and he walks in a run! 1-0 MIN.

redsock said...

you should come down to west 6th street
it's the perfect place if you're a douchebag

here's the place where there used to be industry
this train is carryin' jobs out of cleveland

cleveland leads the nation in drifters

don't slow down in east cleveland
or you'll die

L-girl said...

Sit down Johnny

L-girl said...

The train line is great.

It's really so sad, tho. But hilarious.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I'm outta here for a little bit. We're going out to dinner with our daughter before she heads to SIcily tomorrow to study abroad for a month.

Why didn't we ever do anything like that in college?

johngoldfine said...

Now I tune in.... Missed the first half inning

redsock said...

HH thinking he has to match Scherzer's pitch count....

redsock said...

attack these fuckers, clay.
hey, victor, go slap him. jesus.

L-girl said...

Don't worry, John, they'll score another 5 runs for you.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

But before I go, an interesting article on Papi.

Turn around?

L-girl said...

Bye Mrs G, have fun

redsock said...

thanks for posting that.
looks meaty.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

A--too much info for me to process tonight. I thought you would like it though. Just give me the summary!

redsock said...

those cleveland ads are totally brilliant. look at the crap on the youtube pages from people trying to do the same thing. i have only clicked on a few, but they are all painful to get thru even once. the cleveland ones are still hilarious after 10-15 viewings.

L-girl said...

Everything done well looks deceptively easy.

Well, almost everything. Probably not brain surgery or astrophysics. But art, sports, entertainment of all kinds.

redsock said...

plus, way too many people think they are funny.

meunier said...

A bit surprised at our 2 homers, that park in Detroit is HUGE

L-girl said...

think they are funny, think they can write...

L-girl said...

People do hit HRs there, tho.

L-girl said...

nice K

Ish said...

Welp, I'm watching the Bruins Game 7 but wanted to watch the Red Sox on the little TV on NESNPlus here and it worked (sort of - choppy) for a while and then went back to local programming. Now I can't watch the Red Sox game.

redsock said...

MIN - 010
MFY - 00

SEA - 20
FKR - 00

TOR - No one cares!

L-girl said...

Two hockey fans checking in on the thread tonight! Hey guys, it's Game 7, go enjoy it and don't worry about baseball!

L-girl said...

Go Mariners, Go Twins, Toronto Who Cares! :)

Ish said...

Oh trust me, I'm enjoying it! Not as much as Joegrav is, though! In the press box at the TD Garden!

L-girl said...

Yeah I know, that is so cool.

Your dedication to the Sox is impressive, even bothering to check in tonight. :)

L-girl said...

NYY 1 - MIN 1

redsock said...

tb got a run, trail 2-1.

redsock said...

BAD MAN

VERY BAD MAN!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

ANOTHER ONE!!!!!

Big night for Big Papi!!!

johngoldfine said...

:)

L-girl said...

Castig said Papi is On Fire. He's confused!

L-girl said...

Uh-oh, Bruins had a 3-0 lead, now it's 3-3.

Patrick said...

I like our chances this year with a slugging Ortiz. We've done well the past two years while he struggled.

L-girl said...

Sounds good to me.

L-girl said...

Sea 3 - Fkr 1

SoSock said...

Nice - 2 dongs in the 1st!
Caught up on the mlb site but knew this was where the real info was. Debating on whether or not to go hit a bar tonight. Been pretty damn sedate since Monday. At least going to go grab a bite to eat.
HH - keep this shit in check please. And I agree re Papi. I think he's getting ready to turn in at least a good year, tho probably not great. But the years will probably be trending down now. Of course a good year for him is a career year for some so I'll take it.
Later!
And as I type he says "not great, huh? I'll show you!"
Numero dos. Una mas por favor!

SoSock said...

Still here. Not really feeling the whole "going out" thing just yet. Maybe later. Meanwhile, there's beer in the fridge and a Red Sox game to follow. Why leave home?

SoSock said...

Clay has only faced 1 over the minimum since that 1st inning. A walk in the 2nd. A hit in the 3rd was erased by the DP.
Carry on, sir!

L-girl said...

I'm here too, but where would I be on a Friday night? Home with my pups. No beer, but I'm contemplating a glass of red wine.

L-girl said...

Look at the Toronto score, another game like we saw here against the Sox.

johngoldfine said...

Just finished my grades! Everything read, commented on, scored, tallied, calculated, submitted, posted. I'm going to watch 'Night of the Hunter' in a few minutes and begin my break. Yes!

redsock said...

remy's stats sorted by ballparks

johngoldfine said...

My dogs are in deep shit tonight, l-girl. They were doing the farm dog thing in the barnyard while my wife and I were working in the garden, when some old geezer came walking down the road with a German Shepherd, and everyone but Scooter lost it and ran on the road, the Ultimate Sin.

We haven't acknowledged anyone but Scoot for 8 hours.

redsock said...

MIN - 010 010
MFY - 000 210

SEA - 200 010
FKR - 001 00

TEX - 351 1
TOR - 308

!

Re Texas - No AL team has ever scored in all 9 innings.

L-girl said...

Congrats on getting the grades done!

I am under the impression that a prolonged silent treatment doesn't actually teach anything - that the punishment has to happen immediately or the dog doesn't connect it to the event. I guess you disagree?

L-girl said...

A, why did you post Remy's stats? I don't have NESN tonight.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I'm back. It looks like HH has pitched a great game so far.

L-girl said...

Mrs G, 2 Papi dongs tonight :)

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Yep, I saw the first one--out of the park.
And I surmised #2 by checking in with JOS on my phone.

redsock said...

they were talking about old tiger stadium, don asked how he did there, remy said not so good.

don also said tiger stadium is completely gone now.

L-girl said...

Oh very good! Forgot you were here for the first moon shot.

L-girl said...

Everyone says that about Tiger Stadium. I often forget it still exists.

L-girl said...

OMG Flyers lead 4-3

Oh boy.

redsock said...

remy: "watch the bat leave his hand when he gets hit."

he holds onto the bat the entire time! oops. remy says nothing, of course.

L-girl said...

Twins 4 NYY 3

L-girl said...

Come on Shakespeare

L-girl said...

Yes, like that!

redsock said...

TEX - 351 10
TOR - 308 4

L-girl said...

That is a crazy game in Toronto!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Meunier was talking about how big the park is in Detroit. We saw the Sox play there in 2003. (I think it had just opened). They hit a ton of balls to the warning track. I remember thinking that they had to go out eventually, but none did. They lost 3-0.

johngoldfine said...

I agree that the punishment has to happen immediately for it to mean anything.

Oddly, it's not the same with rewards, at least with clicker-trained dogs. The click is a bridge, and after I give it, I can go into the kitchen to get the treat while the dog waits for what it knows is coming, patient with the delay between behavior and reward.

I'd have rolled them over and screamed at them right then on the road, if I could have, but there were five dogs, two humans, a stranger and a strange dog, and a bunch of yahoos in cars zipping by. We just wanted them safe on the porch.

Ignoring them is not a punishment for going on the road; it's just a part of being boss.

Watch a low status dog come in the house, waggging, licking, half-crouching. The boss dog gives a wag and then majestically turns away, suggesting by his posture that he has far more important things to do than deal with a pup.

That is our message, and the point of cutting off normal dog-human intercourse.

The boss says where you go and when, who leaves the house first, what order dogs get fed in (we don't feed simultaneously), and in extreme circumstances, what pack order will be maintained on the trail.

It sounds like warmed-over fascism, I know, but it does work to keep everyone secure and safe, to allow great dog freedom, and to make unusual communication possible.

L-girl said...

Sweaty half dong!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

John, you sound like Cesar Millan. Impressive.

L-girl said...

No no, doesn't sound like fascism to me, I totally get the hierarchical thing, the pack mentality, the need for structure and status. I learned the hard way, letting a German Shepherd take over my life and spending the rest of her life reasserting myself.

So I get that. And you say you agree on the punishment and reward, and I know how the clicker works, all cool.

The silent treatment I don't get, but I know how much you love and respect your dogs, so I defer to you on that.

It may also strike a negative chord with me because my father used to give us kids prolonged silent treatment. In his case, it was fascism, and the only thing it taught us was that he was an asshole!

I don't know how you can ignore your dogs for that long anyway. You are made of stronger stuff than me.

****

Wow, Bruins lost. Wow.

L-girl said...

He sounds much better than Cesar Milan. But I'm not a fan of Milan's at all.

meunier said...

Fuck Claude Julien that brainless sack of shit

L-girl said...

A gracious loser I see.

meunier said...

This guy choked the team 2x by making ZERO adjustments in the playoffs the last two years, excuse me for being BS.

L-girl said...

As you like to say: whatever.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

L--Not a fan? Why not? I don't have an opinion either way, just curious.

Way OT: These extra fees for luggage and poundage are causing us grief. She can't get her suitcase below 50 lbs.

L-girl said...

Oh man, what was that Bard?

meunier said...

Blame that on the flying bat

meunier said...

Yes, one Boston team did make the conference finals so I guess I can't be totally an ingrate.

L-girl said...

I think he goes for short-term results that work for a show, but don't teach you long-term how to work with your dog.

I do agree that most dogs need a lot more exercise and stimulation, he's good on that.

A-Rod GS

meunier said...

I have to say the DET announcers are one of the few away announcers I like.

L-girl said...

They're good when Detroit is losing. As soon as the Tigers do something good, they totally lose it.

meunier said...

When/how did Sizemore get to Detroit?

johngoldfine said...

They're most of them cooped in bed with Mrs GF at this point, so I guess the silence has ended.

Ignoring them is my way of reminding them that what I want is what has to happen, and they better pay attention to my wishes--in this case, my wish that they never approach the road. Ignoring them helps re-enlist their attention.

We did another trick too, which was to each eat a cracker or two after their food was prepped to cool their afterburners.

All that New Skete stuff about getting physical with dogs is abominable, but they do have to have a sense of their limits.

redsock said...

diff sizemore.

L-girl said...

You know that's not Grady Sizemore, right?

redsock said...

bard must be trying to get a save situation for bot

Mrs.GotRibe said...

That helps. Thanks Detroit.

L-girl said...

The best part of New Skete are the photos. I love looking through those books at a bookstore. :)

SoSock said...

Whew. Long phone call over. What's with Bard? Walk, WP, and an error? Damn

redsock said...

MIN - 010 010 2
MFY - 000 210 4

SEA - 200 010 01
FKR - 001 000 02
(rays still batting b8)

TEX - 351 100
TOR - 308 400
(game is now boring..)

L-girl said...

Re silence, I see what you mean, although I'm sure I would never do it for such a prolonged period. The cracker eating before food goes down is good. I do little things like that with Tala, who needs reinforcement with me.

meunier said...

Hall PH dong!

redsock said...

HALL DONG

L-girl said...

Hallelujah!

L-girl said...

the pitcher that goes ni

SoSock said...

Holy crap. 25 runs in 4 innings. That's embarrassing.
Big storm seems to be moving in here. Thought I was hearing thunder a bit ago, now seeing lightening.
Woot!

Dr. Jeff said...

All his pitches are Ni high.

SoSock said...

Like some knights I know :)

redsock said...

rays down by one going to the 9th

Mrs.GotRibe said...

SoSock, that must be part of the same line that passed by us about 1.5 hours ago. Very nasty, but short lived.

L-girl said...

Go mariners go

L-girl said...

Does he drink Nehi?

SoSock said...

Where are you at Mrs. GR?

redsock said...

he could put his entire name on his jersey. it's as short or shorter than 7 of the 9 guys in our starting lineup. only drew and ortiz have fewer letters.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I'm in Bridgewater, VA in the Shenandoah Valley. Just south of Harrisonburg (if you know where that is.)

L-girl said...

He's the anti Schoenweis

johngoldfine said...

Working with horses is completely different. Silent treatment means nothing to them, and good luck rolling them over. Shouting is a serious mistake as is any kind of temper display or physical punishment (which is not quite the same as physical reaction--my new horse thinks she can stick her nose in my face. In the horse world that's fairly aggressive so she is not surprised or upset when she discovers my forehead knocking her nose. It only takes once to give her a clue and then a second time for her to proof it, see if the first time was an accident. Then that ends that.)

But they will do anything--anything! for a treat the size of a fingernail.

Anything!

Dr. Jeff said...

OK, who's your least favorite announcer: My vote: Buck Martinez. 2nd place: Tie between Joe Morgan/Rick Sutcliffe. Who am I missing?

Dr. Jeff said...

Nehi! good one.

redsock said...

least favourite?

not sure, but michael kay is a key part of the discussion.

L-girl said...

1 Sutcliffe
2 McCarver

And what about Hawk Harrelson??

SoSock said...

Know Harrisonburg well. I love the drive thru Shenandoah. Beautiful

Dr. Jeff said...

Aren't the white sox announcers among the most partisan of all? Or am I thinking about the Braves?

L-girl said...

OMG I forgot about Kay.

But no, he isn't as bad as Sutcliffe, McCarver or Buck Martinez, IMO.

L-girl said...

Yes, White Sox. "Put it on the board yes"

Dr. Jeff said...

I agree about McCarver, but I give him credit for predicting the bloop hit by Gonzales against Rivera in the WS.

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

L-girl said...

Water!

redsock said...

Chris Berman is horrifically bad at baseball.

L-girl said...

Sutcliffe drives me nuts. I cannot listen to him at all.

Dr. Jeff said...

I like Orsillo. Good game everyone.

L-girl said...

John, that's cool about training horses. I've read too much about cruelty to horses, wish I could stop thinking of it.

L-girl said...

Orsillo is really good. Last year when Remy was out we really saw that.

He's got a great voice, too.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Dirty>>>Clean

SoSock said...

I love that Noodle made the last out!

redsock said...

Rays up in the bot 9th.

L-girl said...

He did that. But shit, that's coming on 10 years ago! That's just not enough to listen to him and his stupid analogies. "He's in the outfield, but he thinks he's in the outhouse!"

L-girl said...

Some dogs are waiting for some action here. See you all for tomorrow's win!

SoSock said...

BTW - This was my facebook post a little while ago.
"Tim Baskin" no longer has a snake loose in the van. Recaptured this afternoon after appearing at my window while I drove down I-40. Released into garden this afternoon. Gage was astounded that it really was as long as he is tall.
I then posted this comment -
I had no problem with the snake being in the back of the truck, really. He's been there 2 days now. But when he showed up face to face about 12 inches from my nose while I'm doing 70 down the highway, I decided it was time to contain him. He never did threaten me though.
It's actually a pretty good story :)

redsock said...

aardsma in for mariners

burrell F9
jaso K
brignac K

rays lose!

redsock said...

ow!
harden vs jays: 2.2-4-7-6-3, 86

SoSock said...

86 pitches in 2.2 innings? Oy

9casey said...

Don just said after the game, "Jerry, nice win to begin this long road trip"????

Isn't this the shortest road trip of the year?

redsock said...

Yes. 5 games.

SoSock said...

Although let's be honest - just 2 home games in the next 2 weeks. Still, only a 5-game trip before those 2, so he's way off

L-girl said...

We win on a night the Rays lose, whoo-hoo!

SoSock, good job on the snake. Very nice.

Ish said...

On the bright side, Don Orsillo's face will be bare again after tonight.