May 19, 2010

G41: Red Sox 3, Twins 2

Twins   - 000 100 001 - 2  6  0
Red Sox - 000 201 00x - 3 10 1
Buchholz, armed with a terrific changeup and slider, pitched eight strong innings (8-5-2-1-7, 104), David Ortiz hit a two-run home run that survived the umpires' review, Bill Hall added a key insurance run by lining the third of three two-out singles in the sixth, and a slightly-shaky Daniel Bard recorded his first save of the year.

Only three of Buchholz's 24 outs were recorded outside of the infield (the last out in the second and the first two batters in the third). Victor Martinez singled twice and was on base when Flo launched his 8th dong. Adrian Beltre also had two hits and scored a run.

Tampa Bay beat the Yankees 10-6 and now lead the East by 4 games. The Red Sox remain 8.5 GB. The Blue Jays are in Seattle.
Example
Scott Baker / Clay Buchholz
Drew, RF
Pedroia, 2B
Martinez, C
Youkilis, 1B
Ortiz, DH
Beltre, 3B
Hermida, LF
Hall, SS
McDonald, CF
Jeremy Hermida has the best RBI% on the team. Note to media and various fans: See who is #2?

The Red Sox are hitting much better than their opponents, yet have scored eight fewer runs and are 20-20.
            AVG   OBP   SLG   OPS   RUNS
Red Sox .270 .350 .454 .804 210
Opponents .260 .338 .426 .764 218
With runners on base, the Red Sox and their opponents have similar OBP and SLG, but Boston is batting only .269 to its opponents' .281.

OBP from Batting Order Spot
      BOS    OPP
#2 .377 .282
#3 .289 .359
Example
Also at 7: Rays at Yankees. Tampa Bay (who might not get J.P. Howell back this season, not that his absence has slowed them down so far) is 3 GA of the MFY and 8.5 GA of the Sox. I don't want to fall any further behind, so I guess that means I'd like the Rays to lose both of their games in the Bronx.

Dan Graziano writes that the Rays-Yankees series might be "between the best two teams in baseball", but the Red Sox and Yankees "still have the market cornered on crazy, as they proved by packing a week's worth of eventful baseball insanity into the past two nights".
Example
On this date in 2008, Jon Lester pitched a no-hitter against the Royals. (JoS)

59 comments:

redsock said...

Span, RF
Hudson, 2B
Mauer, C
Morneau, 1B
Cuddyer, RF
Thome, DH
Kubel, LF
Harris, SS
Pinto, 3B

mattymatty said...

"OBP from Batting Order Spot

BOS OPP
#2 .377 .282
#3 .289 .359"

Hmm... whom could you be talking about there?

redsock said...

I don't have a coded message for everything, you know! I looked at #1 and the Sox were about 30 points lower than their opponents. That was interesting, but then I looked and saw the huge differences here. And copied it in.

And if anyone doesn't scroll down a bit, Beckett is on the DL.

L-girl said...

Hi thread. Not threading much tonight, but I'm watching.

Amy said...

Notice who is #2 overall, if you include those in the category of fewer than 50 runners on....

Another two game series. Strange schedule, no?

Amy said...

No one letting comments through?

Amy said...

Oh, weird. I guess my earlier comment got lost?

Amy said...

No Sox no hitter tonight.

redsock said...

L6-3 DP!

comments are not showing up for me.it's weird. still only 2 posted on my screen

L-girl said...

Having a problem with comments...

redsock said...

post says 10 comments, i only see 3.

redsock said...

FY!

meunier said...

Could this be a 5 inning game?

redsock said...

quickly:

FKR - 1
MFY -

meunier said...

On a dry day that is a dong.

L-girl said...

Scott Baker, on the all-trades team. Not that anyone will see this comment. Thank you, Blogger.

redsock said...

pickoff!

redsock said...

replay - quite obviously safe.

redsock said...

FKR - 101
MFY - 00

looks like espn has the game:
berman and sut.

i hear the u.s. uses their broadcasts as torture around the world.

redsock said...

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

L-girl said...

PAPI DONG!!!

Right? He's at 3rd but I think they'll call it a HR.

Benjamin said...

That's a dong.

Benjamin said...

As amusing as would be for Papi to get a triple after jogging around second, that's a dong.

Benjamin said...

(I should say, "especially after jogging around second".)

Benjamin said...

Good, the cancer people get their $500.

Pepe Lepew said...

Hello? Is this thread working?

L-girl said...

Blogger is messed up tonight. Not sure if anyone can see this comment or not.

meunier said...

There was a Large Father 2 run dong and Mauer had an RBI double.

redsock said...

rays 6, yanks 0 in 4th

tjd said...

Something messed up with Blogger tonight, looks like.

meunier said...

No idea who the closer would be tonight since Paplebon is obviously not available.

redsock said...

two outs, then 3 straight singles.

love it.

Joe Gravellese said...

Sounds like the crowd is raucous tonight

Joe Gravellese said...

Is there any place I can find historical RBI% stats?

redsock said...

Is there any place I can find historical RBI% stats?

Like from the 40s or something?

I doubt it.

Zenslinger said...

Can't thread, but checking in. HH -- my hero!

redsock said...

blogger fucking up.

yahoo is stupid. no triple.

SoSock said...

9 Comments, that has to be a record

redsock said...

yanks on their way to being 4 GB.

they will be down with us soon.

redsock said...

hermida being shemp?

SoSock said...

I'm liking the sound of a CG from Clay!

redsock said...

bard up

redsock said...

bard is sitting with jacket on - looks like laptop in the 9th. he's at 100 now.

redsock said...

oh - jeemer up now.

SoSock said...

OK, we obviously have troubles at either Blogger or at JoS Central. Hoping it's the former.
The funny thing is......
(wait for it) (here it comes)

Still we comment.

redsock said...

hh still in.

van every in CF, microwave to LF.

redsock said...

bard coming in

redsock said...

fucking great outing.

big hat tip!

SoSock said...

Bard in.
Close it up!

SoSock said...

Sometimes GDGD can be hilarious - Daniel Bard is now replacing Daniel Bard

Amy said...

I assume this is still not functioning?

redsock said...

quit effin around pls

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

SoSock said...

Yeesh
I hate defensive indifference!
Clean water, broken thread.
And the MFY are losing, again. Of course they're losing to the FKR, so it's not ALL good, but still, they're losing. Can't be all bad :)

tjd said...

(Hey...you have probably already realized this, but there is something wrong with comments, at least on this thread. On the front page, this game thread shows as having almost 50 comments. When I clicked that link, I was seeing just 9 comments, until a few minutes ago - now 18.)

redsock said...

blogger slowly getting back to normal?

L-girl said...

Clean water, broken thread.

Broken blogger, but dirty water.

L-girl said...

you have probably already realized this, but there is something wrong with comments

This made me laugh.

gojohn said...

Thanks Clay...a very nice start!