May 15, 2010

G37: Tigers 7, Red Sox 6 (12)

Red Sox - 003 120 000 000 - 6  9  0
Tigers - 001 003 020 001 - 7 10 1
Ramon Ramirez walked two of the three batters he faced in the 12th inning. The second one -- a four-pitch pass to Ramon Santiago -- forced in the winning run.

There were more walks in the game (20) than hits (19). Detroit pitchers handed out 12 passes, including seven from Willis (3.1-4-4-7-5, 86). Kevin Youkilis walked five times for the first time in his career; he reached on an error in his other plate appearance.

The Rays, Yankees, and Blue Jays all won earlier in the day.
Example
Jon Lester / Dontrelle Willis
Scutaro, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Martinez, C
Youkilis, 1B
Ortiz, DH
Beltre, 3B
Drew, RF
Hall, LF
McDonald, CF
The Red Sox are 15-8 since April 20. Only the Padres (15-7) have a better record over the last 25 days.

192 comments:

redsock said...

TBR --
NYY 1.0
TOR 4.0
BOS 5.5

MIN - 000 000
MFY - 110 001

TEX - 000 000
TOR - 100 011

SEA - 4 pm
TBR -

redsock said...

David Ortiz Getting Paid $13 Million, By The Way

According to official MLB statistics available as of press time, struggling Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is hitting only .200 and has tallied a paltry four home runs and 11 RBIs thus far in 2010. Sources close to the team noted that, just FYI, Ortiz is being paid $13 million per year to do nothing but hit.

Moreover, as long as sources happen to be on the subject, Ortiz is carrying an on-base percentage of .274 and a slugging percentage of .412 for an OPS of .685, which ranks him at roughly 60th in the American League. Basically, witnesses said, this means Ortiz has earned $165,214 per hit this season, which is something to think about for sure.

Once again, sources stated, Ortiz only gets paid to hit. Just hit. Nothing else.

So those familiar with the Red Sox organization are completely clear, baseball insiders said, the Dodgers' Andre Ethier is leading the NL with a .385 batting average, has 37 RBIs, and is second in the majors with 11 home runs. It also bears mentioning, they continued, that he plays a position in the outfield, is a 2009 Silver Slugger Award winner, writes the food blog Dining With 'Dre, and does all of this for $7.25 million per year less than David Ortiz.

Sources also confirmed that Milwaukee's Ryan Braun is right behind Ethier, hitting .359 with 28 RBIs, for only $1.3 million, if you can see where sources are going with that.

Personnel close to the Red Sox front office noted yesterday that Ortiz is being paid one-twelfth of the team's total payroll, adding that they were just saying, is all. In addition, those who wonder if you can see a trend developing here at all reported that the Texas Rangers, currently in first place in their division, will spend just over $55 million on payroll this year, which is only a little more than four times what Ortiz costs Boston.

Flustered Red Sox officials, who are reportedly "very familiar" with these numbers, have on multiple occasions been overheard to say—usually with a fair amount of groaning, sighing, and wall-punching—that there are 12 teams without a single player earning $13 million this season, including Pittsburgh, San Diego, Arizona, Oakland, Florida, Cleveland, Washington, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Tampa Bay, and Baltimore.

And one can't help but notice, sources confirmed, that Tampa Bay is currently in first place in the AL East.

Observers were forced to admit, however, that, okay, so far in May Ortiz has put up an OPS of .999 and has seven RBIs. But for a $24.5 million platoon DH? Are you freaking kidding them?

I mean, baseball insiders said, come on, people: The 2009 American League MVP, Twins catcher Joe Mauer, is earning half a million less than Ortiz, for Christ's sake.

In addition, and not that it really has anything to do with anything, but damn, they noted, the WNBA team salary cap is $775,000, so by himself Ortiz will earn nearly one and a half times what an entire professional sports league will be paid this year.

And not for nothing, reporters were told, they couldn't help noticing that David Ortiz earns $12,964,000 more than Uniontown, PA high school history teacher Mark Davis, who, according to students and principal evaluations, is successful and inspiring at his job every single day.

Highly placed baseball officials speaking on condition of anonymity have got to tell you that, if it were their money, they would have fucking cut the guy a year ago.

redsock said...

Jon Couture notes that Flo's first HR was listed at 450 feet, tied for 4th longest dong, according to the Detroit News:

Carlos Pena (461 ft., 2005)
Eric Munson (457 ft., 2004)
Chipper Jones (453 ft., 2004)
Juan Gonzalez (450 ft., 2000)

Hit Tracker actually has Ortiz's bomb at 459 feet, but also doesn't have data on any of the others ... the ProJo's Dan Barbarisi, in an in-game tweet, said "Detroit writers saying its only 2nd time they've seen" a ball hit up onto that right-center walkway — the other being Pena's blast.

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redsock said...

MIN - 000 000 01
MFY - 110 001 4

TEX - 000 000 000 - 0 5 1
TOR - 100 011 03x - 6 10 0

redsock said...

Jays
Romero: 9-5-0-1-12, 116
Bautista: 2 HR, 1B, 5 RBI

redsock said...

SEA - 100
FKR - 00

MIN - 000 000 010 - 1 7 0
MFY - 110 001 40x - 7 12 0

TEX - 000 000 000 - 0 5 1
TOR - 100 011 03x - 6 10 0

redsock said...

Globe: Beckett will pitch on Tuesday in MFYland, Cameron may joint the team in New York, and Ellsbury may be ready for a rehab gig.

redsock said...

Jackson, CF
Wells, LF
Ordonez, RF
Cabrera, 1B
Boesch, DH
Inge, 3B
Laird, C
Sizemore, 2B
Everett, SS

redsock said...

Beltre: 7-for-9 against Willis.

redsock said...

SEA - 100 100 00
FKR - 000 000 0

L-girl said...

Cameron may joint the team in New York

I hear that's legal now.

L-girl said...

Tied 2-2 in Tampa, top 9

L-girl said...

"Hey fans, are you ready for the next generation in onsite wastewater treatment technology?"

Yeah wow, tell me more!!!

What a bizarre ad.

redsock said...

FUCKIN' Rays!

SEA - 100 100 000
FKR - 000 000 02

meunier said...

That's a big deal in Detroit, the sewage treatment system there is weak.

redsock said...

what about "online wastetime technology"?

redsock said...

rays win 3-2.

jesus fuckiong christ

redsock said...

SEA - 100 100 000 - 2 6 0
FKR - 000 000 021 - 3 6 1

willy aybar dong wins it.

L-girl said...

Fucking Mariners. FKR wins 3-2.

meunier said...

Isn't Willis a shell of his former self?

L-girl said...

what about "online wastetime technology"?

you should be the spokesperson for that

L-girl said...

Yes, Willis is not good anymore. Lot of issues.

redsock said...

he's been decent this year, but only 15 games total in 08-09.

L-girl said...

I'm under the impression he has a lot of injuries and meltdowns. But perhaps he is the victim of MUDS.

L-girl said...

I used to really like Dontrelle.

redsock said...

probably more PITCHLIKESHIT than MUDS

L-girl said...

I thought so

L-girl said...

Gives up a ton of walks

redsock said...

google "what happened to dontrelle" and you get a ton of posts. injuries related to his odd motion is mentioned, and that coupled with added weight caused problems, plus emotional stuff (which could have come from the shitty job performance), etc.

L-girl said...

Right. Team doc diagnosed him with anxiety disorder, he denies that - which could be b/c of stigma of "head case" or could be wrong diagnosis, just fear/anxiety caused by bad job performance.

L-girl said...

It must be so hard to come up with the spotlight on you, everyone having high expectations. Then you're great... then you're not.

redsock said...

i have work.

redsock said...

some posts say he relied a bit too much on deception (or needed a lot of it) and when he got found out ..... that's hard to say, though, since he was good for at least 3 years.

meunier said...

I'd be hitting .200 too if I got as many low strikes called on me as Ortiz does.

L-girl said...

I think he was good for longer than that. I would have said 5 years.

L-girl said...

I have work, too, but I can do both at once.

redsock said...

i am listening...

4 years i guess -- 03-06, 07 was bad, then he was lost for 08-09.

redsock said...

jackson's babip coming down, but still .481

casper!

L-girl said...

boo!

redsock said...

it probably is not good when people can't tell if you are throwing your fastball or changeup!

L-girl said...

Lots o' squander.

Well, keep getting on base, someone is bound to score at some point.

L-girl said...

OB: Looks like he has a little Paul O'Neill in him.

Castig: Why O'Neill? Did he throw his helmet?

[after some chuckling and jokes about beating up water coolers]

OB: O'Neill was intense.

"Intense". That's one word for it.

redsock said...

So is "asshole".



Weren't fans weaving baby rattles at him somewhere? Detroit, maybe?

L-girl said...

Leland on the bullepn phone

meunier said...

Finally!

L-girl said...

Fans in KC wore diapers on their heads - egged on by talk radio.

1-0 !!

Yook was on his way to becoming PO'N, as we know

redsock said...

Papi!

L-girl said...

Papi hitting :)

L-girl said...

OB & Castig saying how Dontrelle used to pitch with a smile on his face, exuded joy - which is one thing I liked so much about him.

Not any more.

Plus he's good hitter, and he loved to hit - and now he can't do that anymore.

redsock said...

still burnin'!

L-girl said...

On Fire! Robbed of a Dong but we'll take the Drewble

meunier said...

Hey Dontrelle, do you still have your Toledo jersey?

meunier said...

Maybe Dontrelle should try to become an outfielder like Ankiel.

Ish said...

How long was that wait for Jon, Don?

L-girl said...

damn

L-girl said...

We got some nice infield D going on

Ish said...

Defense ftw.

redsock said...

sweet hit, flo!

L-girl said...

Ack, out at the plate.

L-girl said...

Drew with the leather! AND HE'S SMILING!! (Says Castig)

meunier said...

Another Hall Dong!

L-girl said...

Hallelujah!

L-girl said...

Now that we seem to be clicking on all cylinders, could the FKRs and NYYs start to lose, often?

Just askin'.

redsock said...

well, we are playing them both this month, so there's our chance.

mon/tues at mfy

following mon/tue/wed at fkr

(and they play each other this wed/thurs)

redsock said...

4 BB for Yook!

He looked at the first 18 pitches he saw tonight. Swung at #19 and #20, then looked at 21-22-23.

Any word from O'B?

redsock said...

Yook has walked 4 times in a game only once before.

July 9, 2006 -- but that game went 19 innings.

Never 5 BB.

L-girl said...

Any word from O'B?

Sorry, wasn't listening closely enough, too much multi-tasking.

If I had to guess...

redsock said...

Yook in that game:
1st - BB
3rd - K
4th - BB
6th - F8
9th - BB
11th - BB
13th - K
15th - F8
17th - L9

Today:
1st - BB
3rd - BB
4th - BB
6th - BB

L-girl said...

well, we are playing them both this month, so there's our chance.

So I hear.

Constantly.

redsock said...

i'm glad those games are during the week. i'm missing too much of these weekend games.

L-girl said...

I was thinking that too.

L-girl said...

We are off most Mondays in June.

redsock said...

taking one on the chin?

redsock said...

"day-o" is alive and well in detroit.

redsock said...

lester ending his night with a florish.

redsock said...

flourish?

redsock said...

come on, sid. 3rd out.

L-girl said...

flourish, in either language (US or Cdn)

I have to go soon. Call me if the score changes, ok? Thx.

Got him looking! Good.

redsock said...

there we go!

meunier said...

10K for Lester

redsock said...

7-4-4-4-10, 117

meunier said...

Fuck

Ish said...

Oops. This game is rather cozy now.

redsock said...

jeemer diggin' a hole

redsock said...

yank him, tito

meunier said...

Come on get the DP

meunier said...

There goes this game :(

redsock said...

isn't that lovely .......

redsock said...

no outs - we need a whole fleet of houdinis here

redsock said...

vic taking a beating tonight

redsock said...

excellent. one more.

redsock said...

bot coming in

meunier said...

Got out with the tie, RUNS!

redsock said...

time for hall to whack another fastball.

meunier said...

Damn he dosn't look very well now

Ish said...

One oh one.

redsock said...

100
100
101

zoinks.

redsock said...

Somewhere in New England, Amy's ulcer is acting up.

redsock said...

damon 0 for 13 vs bot

redsock said...

would you believe 0 for 14!

meunier said...

Free baseball.

westcoastsox said...

Way to bunt scu-scu-scutaro. Whoa.

meunier said...

Zumaya constantly goes to his mouth on the mound and never gets called for it.

redsock said...

4 batters - 5 pitches!

Joe Gravellese said...

I do not like the Tigers

Ish said...

Hey, Joe. Fancy meeting you here!

Ish said...

OH man did I ever get truped.

redsock said...

whew.

bot seemed in clear violation of the 12 second rule. but umps are not calling it, are they?

redsock said...

the swing and trajectory from the CF camera looked very bad!

meunier said...

I might have Ortiz stay at 1st if a ground ball is hit, to stay out of the DP.

redsock said...

5th BB for YOOK! Career high.

And with the ROE, he was on base 6 times today.

Joe Gravellese said...

I love this walkathon

Joe Gravellese said...

ZUT ALORS

redsock said...

shit

Joe Gravellese said...

I bet Trot Nixon nevah hit into a double play

Ish said...

Drew, you're worthless because you show no emotion and you hit into a double play and you're from the south and you suck and you make too much money! And your face is ridiculous.


/sarcasm

Joe Gravellese said...

you're from the south

this is probably valid

Amy said...

Hi, all. We were out, but heard the 9th and 10th and top of the 11th on the way home from Hartford. No ulcers for me, Allan. I am feeling much better about Pap these days.

Ish said...

Delcarmen's facial expression would lead me to believe he has a large poop on deck. Or it hurts when he pitches.

Amy said...

YES!!

Amy said...

Not sure how much longer I can stay up. Sure hope they can win in it this inning. (The Sox, that is.)

Ish said...

MDC and all of us are relieved. Totally fooled him.

Joe Gravellese said...

i, too, am tired. runs pls sox thx

L-girl said...

Holy shit, the game is still on?? Allan, you were supposed to call me! I've been home for 15 minutes, assuming we won!

Then I go to JoS and wonder why Allan hasn't posted a score yet...

Ish said...

Hi, L! LOL

redsock said...

sorry! been trying to squeeze in work. stupid game going too long to keep being lazy.

Amy said...

Nice to see our hockey fan friends here, but sorry about the Bruins.

redsock said...

win now, boys -- schoeneweis is up.

Amy said...

Damn. I hate away extra inning games. It just seems like the odds are so long against a win. I may just have to go to bed.

Joe Gravellese said...

what's a bruins? i don't know of any hockey game.

Joe Gravellese said...

...........cry

Amy said...

Right, it's BASEBALL season. Who plays a game on ice in May??

L-girl said...

Hi! :)

Habs fever is sweeping Canada. We passed a work crew paving a highway today and they had a big Habs flag flying.

I've already offered my Bruins condolences so I hope it's ok to say that.

[I just left this comment on wmtc and had to delete it!]

Joe Gravellese said...

Habs fever in TORONTO?

L-girl said...

How can you go to bed with the score tied?

L-girl said...

Habs fever nationally.

Toronto fans need some hockey to cheer for, too, you know. They have none of their own.

Joe Gravellese said...

The only good thing about my beloved Bruins is that they are not the Maple Leafs... so I guess I can see why they may be looking to jump on the habs train... lol.

Let's get out o' this jam

L-girl said...

Not just a bandwagon, tho - the team is really popular here. Plus it's the only Cdn team left. Everyone gets behind it because of that.

Joe Gravellese said...

My bandwagon team in the Memorial Cup, the Moncton Wildcats, also lost. DAMN!

Ish said...

That's generally what happens when a Canadian team makes it deep into the playoffs. If they're the only Canadian team standing, the whole country stands behind them. I love that.

I am still totally bummed about the Bruins. Now I've been on both sides of a 3-0 comeback/collapse. Joe and I both.

L-girl said...

How did you end up with Moncton?

Joe Gravellese said...

I guess I can see that L, but idk, I always considered Montreal-Toronto a heated rivalry.

I'm torn on Montreal-Philly. On the one hand, I've always hated Montreal, but on the other hand they're kind of likeable this year. And on the third hand, FUCK WAHHHHHH !@#!@#!@ I don't even wanna heaaaaaaaar about it :'( !@#!@

L-girl said...

Ish, me too. Canada is like a little club that way.

Joe Gravellese said...

Ahh god damnit Schoenweis

L-girl said...

Oh holy shit

redsock said...

meet the new white flag.

Joe Gravellese said...

L - I've been to New Brunswick and I've been to Windsor, and I like New Brunswick better. I've never been to Calgary or Brandon, Manitoba (the other two teams). Haha. Great logic.

Ish said...

And hockey is different than baseball inthat I would never root for the Yankees to win anything unless it directly and immediately benefited the Red Sox, which is a rarity.

In hockey it's not so black and white. Bruins fans have been cheering on the Habs these playoffs, if you can believe it. In individual series, not for the Cup. But still! It feels weird.

L-girl said...

I hate the Flyers. I don't care about hockey at all, but I hate the Flyers.

But this says it best

And on the third hand, FUCK WAHHHHHH !@#!@#!@ I don't even wanna heaaaaaaaar about it :'( !@#!@

Joe Gravellese said...

Come on the Rammer

Ish said...

I've only been to NB and only a small part of Quebec (Riviere-du-Loup). I always enjoy going to New Brunswick, even if it's just over the border.

Joe Gravellese said...

Boston shall pillage Canada of another one of its junior superstars at this summer's draft, and then we will be a-cookin'

L-girl said...

Joe, good enough reason to me! We always find some way to attach to some team. :)

You know we have an OHL team here in our thriving metropolis of Mississauga.

Amy said...

Who went to bed? I just am not sure I can stay awake!

Sometimes the body rules over the heart

redsock said...

it's big balls time, ramram.

Joe Gravellese said...

we need a K

Ish said...

It makes me think the Bruins/Canadiens rivalry is mostly only a head-to-head rivalry, whereas Red Sox/Yankees is a complete, season-long rivalry.

L-girl said...

I thought I hadn't been to NB but it turns out I was, a long time ago, to the Bay of Fundy w/ my parents.

WTF is going on????

Amy said...

Now the ulcers start. Ramram in with a man on third. I think I will be in bed soon....

redsock said...

dp pls

Joe Gravellese said...

WHAT THE FUCK

Joe Gravellese said...

This is suck

L-girl said...

Oh geez

Dr. Jeff said...

I want to believe.

Ish said...

Welp, at least we have a force-play at every base now! ....

redsock said...

nice hack - 0-2

L-girl said...

Detroit annoucers here. They are... not smart.

Joe Gravellese said...

Alrighty let's go

Joe Gravellese said...

Come to think of it Windsor is probably one of my least favorite places I've ever been. Apropos of nothing.

Perhaps fodder for a post-game chat after we get out of this, then win next inning

Joe Gravellese said...

YESSSSSSS

Amy said...

Phew! Two out.

L-girl said...

Come on Detroit, show us how to squander

redsock said...

attack, ram2!

L-girl said...

Really? I really liked Windsor. Beautiful riverside park. Nice little town, nice old homes. Five minutes from baseball. We enjoyed it.

redsock said...

oh fuck....

Amy said...

Jesus. COME ON.

L-girl said...

WTF

Joe Gravellese said...

for Fuck's Sake

Amy said...

Unfucking believable. Uch. Asshole.

L-girl said...

OH HOLY FUCK RAM RAM WHAT THE FUCK DID YOU DO

Amy said...

Ramirez sucks.

L-girl said...

A, you better put mod on stat

redsock said...

that was not the way we drew it up.

not. at. all.

L-girl said...

There is something about Amy's "uch" that always brings me around.

Good night all. Win tomorrow.

Joe Gravellese said...

That is a pile of poo

WTF bullpen

Amy said...

Ramirez = WHITE FLAG REINCARNATED

Ish said...

If I ever need my water purified, I'm coming to you first, Ram-Ram.

Dr. Jeff said...

Grim.

L-girl said...

If I ever need my water purified, I'm coming to you first, Ram-Ram.

Well said. If Schoenweis is the new White Flag, then Ram2 must be the new Toast.

Joe Gravellese said...

wanted: live arms

L-girl said...

Every time I start feeling good about this team again, feeling like we can get back in the race, something happens to remind me of our huge weak spots. Not just a loss, but how we lose.

9casey said...

When was the last time the Red Sox bunted a guy to second with no outs and actually scored that run???



On the road, that was so un-tito like...