May 24, 2010

G46: Red Sox 6, Rays 1

Red Sox - 013 200 000 - 6 12  0
Rays - 000 100 000 - 1 6 0
Buchholz (6-6-1-1-8, 108) was very sharp after a rough beginning. With one out in the first, he allowed three consecutive singles to load the bases, then got John Jaso to GIDP. With runners on second and third with one out in the second, HH struck out Reid Brignac and Jason Bartlett.

The only blemishes after that were Carlos Pena's solo home run and Bartlett's fifth inning double. Hideki Okajima (7-8) and Daniel Bard (9) retired all nine batters they faced.

David Ortiz kicked off the second with a home run down the right field line. The Sox got three singles and three walks and batted around against Davis in the third and took a 4-0 lead. Kevin Youkilis greeted reliever Lance Cormier with a two-run dong in the fourth.

Dustin Pedroia snapped out of his slump with three hits; Adrian Beltre also had three hits. Victor Martinez took a foul ball off his big left toe in the second inning and left the game for a pinch-runner in the third. X-rays were negative.
Example
Clay Buchholz / Wade Davis
Ellsbury, CF
Pedroia, 2B
Martinez, C
Youkilis, 1B
Ortiz, DH
Drew, RF
Beltre, 3B
Hermida, LF
Scutaro, SS
First of three games in Tampa.

The Rays swept four games from the Red Sox at Fenway Park in mid-April, outscoring Boston 24-9. Tampa has gone 22-9 since then, with the Red Sox close behind at 20-12.

In this supposed make-or-break stretch against the Yankees, Twins, and Rays -- the three teams with the top winning percentages in the AL -- the Sox are 5-2. Boston has also won 13 of its last 20 games.

The Yankees are 5-10 since May 9 and have dropped from 0.5 GB to 6 GB in the standings. Knocking Tampa off the top of the hill may be a pipe dream, but 2.5 GB in the WC with 117 games to go? I think that's surmountable.

Peter Abraham has some recent hitting streaks:
Victor Martinez 11-for-last-21 (.524)
Adrian Beltre 12-for-last-31 (.387)
David Ortiz 20-for-last-57 (.351)
Kevin Youkilis .397/.571/.810 over last 63 AB
&
Dustin Pedroia 4-for-last-39 (.103) and
0-for-last-20
Mike Lowell 0-for-last-10
The Yankees are off tonight and the Blue Jays are visiting the Angels.

183 comments:

redsock said...

Bartlett, SS
Crawford, LF
Zobrist, RF
Longoria, 3B
Jaso, C
Blalock, DH
Pena, 1B
Upton, CF
Brignac, 2B

UP: RHP Scott Atchison
DOWN: INF Angel Sanchez

Mike Cameron may be activated tomorrow.

buffwarrior said...

Hey if you want to watch games that are not on Nesn or MLB. You can go P2P and use a program like Stream Torrent to watch.

http://www.myp2pforum.eu/threads/37780-Streaming-MLB-Today-Mon-May-24

anyhow that's how I watch any Red Sox game not on Fox or ESPN. Go Sox

Patrick said...

A neat blurb I found:

In spring training, when the Marlins visited the Red Sox in Fort Myers, Fla., Ramirez told me, “You mature, you grow up … I’ve got a long way to go. I’ve got to keep growing every day.”

Ramirez experienced “an opportunity for growth” last week. He jogged after a ball while runners were scoring and then ripped Manager Fredi Gonzalez for benching him.

Yes, Ramirez has a long way to go.

The incident only reminds us how valuable the 2007 trade was, dealing Ramirez and bringing in Beckett and Mike Lowell.

Not only did the trade bring the Red Sox a World Series title in 2007, but it allowed Ramirez room to play in a small market. With his thin skin and unpredictable ego, Ramirez may have never made it in Boston.

Zenslinger said...

Two out of three from the Rays?

9casey said...

Patrick said...


With his thin skin and unpredictable ego, Ramirez may have never made it in Boston.




Thin skin and ego aside, he has a load of talent , and sad to say that can take you alot of places in this game....

and being in a small market may contribute to some of that behavior, who really knows...

Amy said...

I think I'd settle for one out of three...

redsock said...

Jays out west, Rogers gives me NESN at 7!

Patrick said...

I'd settle for 3 of 3 if I had to.

A Conformer said...

Hey y'all, I'm hoping the link I found will work, so I can join the thread for tonight. It's been a while!

A Conformer said...

I'd settle for 3 of 3 if I had to.

I'm with Patrick. Amy- that is not the spirit...

redsock said...

right, 3 wins.

readjust after a game if you have to.

5.5 GB on wed pm?

redsock said...

good old don, talking about the FKR so-so offense, mentions only batting average

Patrick said...

The laser show has begun!

Patrick said...

I mean, they're only tied for third in MLB in runs scored.

nick said...

As long as they win, I'll settle for 3-0. If they lose today (as if), then I'll settle for 2-1. Can't see beyond that.

buffwarrior said...

glad to have Ellsbury back hope it doesn't take him long to get back the groove. Cameron supposingly had a monster week in triple-A.

buffwarrior said...

glad to have Ellsbury back hope it doesn't take him long to get back the groove. Cameron supposingly had a monster week in triple-A.

redsock said...

as far as i can see, we will finish the season 141-21.

redsock said...

don sounding like andy: "and that will do the inning"

Amy said...

I just am trying to be cautious in my hopes, as is my nature. The less you expect, the better you feel no matter what happens. I just don't want to get swept.

And at least FY broke his hitless streak!

Patrick said...

Cameron was with Portland in AA, I believe...to be a snot.

redsock said...

26 to go.

nick said...

Emma and I went to see the Pittsfield Colonials yesterday. They were down 7-0 after an inning and a half, then came back to win it 12-10.

redsock said...

they both switched from port to paw depending on the schedules...

buffwarrior said...

I liked it better when there were no fans at Tampa Bay or Red Sox Nation was louder than the Rays fans. Oh now I just realized I have Sunrays telecast they probably piped in noise. Seats still look empty.

redsock said...

small crowd tonight.

A Conformer said...

I'm always surprised when I see the beginning of a game and they talk about "their defense is the 5th best in the league" going by errors. It's become so amazingly obvious to me that it's meaningless I can't believe anybody is still using it.

Patrick said...

might as well give him third...the FKR

Amy said...

All those empty seats, even with the season they are having.

redsock said...

ofer - i agree. remy is stuck in the 1860s.

Patrick said...

Masterson sucking in Cleveland. I'm not regretting that trade at all so far.

I'm curious how Nick Hagadone will develop.

redsock said...

called strike 2 and ball 3 in the exact same spot away.

Patrick said...

Ef this dude. Bean him in the ribs.

A Conformer said...

Fucking Zobrist. He'll always be a utility guy for me...

redsock said...

bean as leadoff hitter
not now, pls

redsock said...

and now the gidp ...

redsock said...

thank you, marco!

Amy said...

Houdini!

Patrick said...

Hell yes!!!! GIDddy uP

A Conformer said...

Nice! I guess you can always trust Jason Jaso.

redsock said...

hell yeah

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Papi of old!!!!

redsock said...

QUADRANGULAR!!!!!!!!!!

Zenslinger said...

Massive Paternal Dong!

nick said...

just thinking "fatherly dong" to the tune of the Mothers of Invention's "motherly love".

redsock said...

clean that shit out ...

Amy said...

Papi! (Time delay here.)

A Conformer said...

Hey Nick, any idea if "Zappa plays Zappa" is worth going to? He's coming to Israel soon...

redsock said...

beltre 10 for 19 in last 6 games.

nick said...

I don't know. They're going to be coming here, but I haven't looked into it yet.

How soon will they be in Israel? I was going to check it out...will let you know what I know.

A Conformer said...

Ah, shit, I just lost my stream...

buffwarrior said...

It looks like Papi's got his swagger back... nothing like a big Dong to do that..his mojoe

buffwarrior said...

Beltre's making me forget what's his name from last year.

redsock said...

shhhhh. he's on the bench, he can hear you.

Patrick said...

Quick inning Hx2. Do it.

A Conformer said...

Does Peña have more dongs than singles again?

Zenslinger said...

43 pitches for Davis.

I have heard here and there that Z plays Z is good, but I'm only passingly familiar with Zappa and don't have my own opinion.

redsock said...

pena

28 hits
5 2B
7 HR
so
16 singles

A Conformer said...

That's bad fundamentals right there...

A Conformer said...

pena

28 hits
5 2B
7 HR
so
16 singles


Yeah, I was just on BRef checking it out. If he could've kept that up for a whole season last year it would've been something...

buffwarrior said...

watched NY game last night..Sox oldies Bay and Cora stood out as the best. Bay's 2 dongs in the game tripled his output this year. Seems like everyone goes to the Mets, gets rich, then career goes in the toilet. Fun to watch Yankees get crushed.

buffwarrior said...

awww almost got him on second tag at second..

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Patrick said...

Seems like everyone goes to the Mets, gets rich, then career goes in the toilet.

That does seem very true.

Even for their homegrown talent: Reyes and Wright declining rapidly.

redsock said...

KKlay

A Conformer said...

K!
Well, it hasn't been quick or pretty, but there's no runs on the board.

Patrick said...

Double Aych, Double Kay

redsock said...

2nd and 3rd LOB both innings.

A Conformer said...

That was brilliant analisys right there, on Davis: "he has not fared well against the Red Sox in the past. In two games, he's got a 10.XX ERA. But in his last start he only gave up one run". So basically he had one good start and one bad one...

L-girl said...

Hi thread. I'm not threading tonight.

Go Sox.

:>)

Patrick said...

Davi's FIP and xFIP both hovering just below 5. TFR defense is good, but not enough to hold up this dude. He's going down.

Patrick said...

Davis's FIP and xFIP both hovering just below 5. TFR defense is good, but not enough to hold up this dude. He's going down.

Amy said...

Uh oh, VMart out. Just when he was getting hot.

Patrick said...

double post in honor of double aych.

redsock said...

cactus in to run.

redsock said...

last time tek was in the 3 hole?

nick said...

what happened to him? I was half watching on mute while emma practices violin. Limped out of the box on a ball..

Patrick said...

It's not often Varitek is a pinch runner.

Amy said...

He got hit in the foot or ankle by an HH pitch.

redsock said...

last inning, bartlett fouled a ball off his left foot or btw his foot and where the shin guard ends.

Amy said...

Strange phenomenon occurring in our house: Harvey and I are both rooting for the Sox to win. He just urged Youkilis to get a hit. He hates Youkilis.

Amy said...

Oops, not the pitch that got him.

nick said...

ah.. I kinda missed the play last inning too. Saw him stand about, but missed the play. Wonder what changed in that at bat.

dang GarzaBeard!

Amy said...

Our Rumanian God of Walks does it again.

Patrick said...

another epic at bat for YOUK

redsock said...

big man, if you please ...

Patrick said...

Base clearing double, base clearing double, base clearing double!!!1

Amy said...

Some fire, please.

nick said...

That's not the way to do it, big big Papi.

You all are right. crazy amount of open seats. are they mad expensive?

redsock said...

firey salami?

Patrick said...

I'll take it!!!

Amy said...

I'll take that walk.

nick said...

lazy run.

redsock said...

drew gets an rbi by doing NOTHING

Patrick said...

Base clearing double, base clearing double, base clearing double...

redsock said...

rally killer, pls

Amy said...

HAHAHAH!

Patrick said...

AHAHAHHAHAHHA!!!!!!! 3-0

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Woo Hoo. The mighty Longoria.

Patrick said...

Hermida should hit a fly ball that will fall that should've been caught to get 3 RBIs, because he's like that.

redsock said...

remy all fucked up

itls a plat that should be made, but he totally bobbled the ball and so it;s a hit...

Patrick said...

Bwahahahah!!!!

redsock said...

rays ain't shit ...

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Bases loaded damage. Nice

Amy said...

24 minute wait so far... says Don.

redsock said...

24 minuttes ... SO FAR

nick said...

that was a rally killer I coulda skipped, but good good.

I'm missing all the exciting plays. I saw camera shots of the roof but missed that Pedroia hit it. Was it foul/fair? what was up?

L-girl said...

Yay!!

A Conformer said...

Man, I lose the stream for 10 minutes and we're up 4-0. I should do that more often!

redsock said...

fy's popup hit a speaker so even though jaso caught it, it was a dead ball (foul)

A Conformer said...

How about a real quick inning, this time, ehh?

nick said...

thanks, RS.

Amy said...

I love HH.

A Conformer said...

Thanks, HH

A Conformer said...

I think Tek is going deep tonight.

Amy said...

Yay, Tek!

9casey said...

redsock said...
good old don, talking about the FKR so-so offense, mentions only batting average




and they have 5 guys in their lineup tonight over .300 , what other team in baseball can say that.

buffwarrior said...

Tek!

A Conformer said...

This is a good chance to tax their bullpen for the rest of the series.

Patrick said...

SWEATY DONG!!!!

redsock said...

SWEATY!!!!!!!!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

YOOOUUUUKKKK!!!!

nick said...

sweat-ay dongulus!

A Conformer said...

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK

9casey said...

Locked in!

redsock said...

again, the old two quick outs, then we rally

buffwarrior said...

Nice.. Youk is a stud.

buffwarrior said...

Glad we can screw the starting pitchers ERA for a change. 5 runs charged in 4 innings.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Jaso fle ou.

(I swear this guy is missing a letter.)

redsock said...

into orbit

Patrick said...

I would never say it to Upton, but Bossman Junior is a really dumb name.

A Conformer said...

I would never say it to Upton, but Bossman Junior is a really dumb name

I think Melvin Emmanuel might be worse...

A Conformer said...

That was very close to Beltre ending up at third (or beyond)

Patrick said...

FG likes our chances at 92%.

Can't say I feel that comfortable, but I appreciate it.

Benjamin said...

The Pepsi mascot is doing a great Steinbrenner impersonation (looking like a shit in a suit).

tim said...

Hello from Florida, thread!

Was going to go to a game in this series, but financially unfeasible and a 3 hour drive...too far. Will watch Sox in Toronto.

A Conformer said...

HHHHHHH

Amy said...

What are you doing in FL, Tim?

meunier said...

Well that was a cheap hit

tim said...

Little vacation after one hell of a tax season at work, and prior to one hell of a month of studying (june) at the school of accountancy....the next step on my way to the C.A. (Cdn equivalent of the CPA in the states)

Amy said...

Good for you, Tim! Well-deserved. Where in FL?

Patrick said...

8H

A Conformer said...

HH will probably go out for the 6th, hoping to get a quick out or two.

redsock said...

i have him at 96 pit

tim said...

Bonita Beach! (Just south of Ft. Myers)

Very nice and laid-back.

How's everything in Amy-ville?

redsock said...

Amyville: Harvey is a Red Sox fan tonight!

Patrick said...

Jeepers creepers, 4 more innings!!!

Amy said...

Yes, it is definitely WEIRD to have him rooting for the Sox.

We were in Sanibel in March, Tim. We weren't big fans of Ft Myers, aside from the spring training game we saw, but Sanibel's wildlife and beaches were wonderful.

tim said...

Yeah, Sanibel is beautiful! We might be doing a daytrip there tomorrow. Ft. Myers is too commercialized, well Ft. Myers Beach anyway. Haven't really seen much of the "actual" Ft. Myers....usually our days are spent lounging by the pool/beach.

And that is weird as hell about Harvey....even if MFY was playing TB right now, I think I'd still be rooting against the Yanks, no matter the standings/ALE leader....no chance, MFY. No chance.

nick said...

I don't think I could root for the MFY, but I could diminish my rooting against them.

I'm OK w/ their being a half game closer today onna account of their being a game behind that tomorrow.

Amy said...

We tried to get to Ft Myers Beach and got caught in an incredible traffic jam so turned around. Downtown Ft Myers is not bad, but the rest was one big box store after another.

If you do go to Sanibel, my top recommendation is the kayak tour in the conservation area.

Amy said...

Yankee fans only care about being World Champions. Harvey is single minded and does not "hate" the Sox the way I "hate" the Yankees.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Nice inning for HH

redsock said...

i think i wanted the rays to lose to the yankees so if we won, we could gain a game in the standings. (or could not lose any more ground)

A Conformer said...

Nice D and very nice start by HH. Chapeau.

redsock said...

clay done. i think jeemer was last man up

westcoastsox said...

Just stopped by to say, "hey hey hey," lookie here. In a meeting until now; hopping in the car to (unfortunately) listen to the FKR announcers bemoan this game.

tim said...

Hmm, kayak tour sounds like it would be cool. Dunno if the other parties (dad/Steph) would be up for that though ;)

I remember when I was down in Sanibel back in '93 (I remember because we watched the Jays win the WS) my dad and I rented bikes and did the whole island, which was sweet.

Amy said...

Biking through the conservation area is also fun and a fairly easy bike ride.

nick said...

daang, so close to called deep cactus.

redsock said...

jeemer: 6 up, 6 down

bard in: K

redsock said...

sasa-heat to eva

A Conformer said...

Why is Bard pitching? (not that I'm complaining, I like the fact that I get to watch him)

Patrick said...

HH has been like Dice-K of old, high WHIP low ERA, lots of Ks.

tim said...

Good start to this series, hopefully the next two games go like this. Would be a major boost towards getting back into contention for the east.

/obvious

Patrick said...

I wonder if they want Bard to get used to 9th inning duties. I'm not sure they want to pay 7 figures for a closer next year.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Oops, I forgot I'm counting now.

One, Two

redsock said...

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK

Amy said...

Who would you put in, Ofer? Ramram?? NO WAY...a five run lead is not enough. I am glad to see Bard in there.

And I feel like I can safely say now that we won't be swept so now I am hoping for 2 out of 3!

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

Patrick said...

Sweaty, stinky water.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Three.

Dirty>>Clean

Amy said...

Harvey says, "Good game!"

I think I'd better check his fingerprints and make sure it is really him.

L-girl said...

Dirty, baby, dirty!

nick said...

sweet.

A Conformer said...

Dirty good water night

See ya guys next time.

A Seawolves Fanatic said...

thanks to uaa for having access to espn3.com, got to see the end of the game. gonna watch the celtics!

nick said...

off to hopefully watch the Lost finale--if I can stay awake (not that it bores me).

redsock said...

Time to hop on the fuck train?

alkhazim_blog said...

nice

redsock said...

Microwave DFA'd.

redsock said...

TOR - 100 10
ARZ - 000 00

SoSock said...

Ya-freaking-hooo!
2 Mondays in a row with the Sox on the tube at the bar (not the big screen last night with the NBA game on) and this one has a WAY better ending than last Monday's.
My son asked why Bard was out here in the 9th, because it wasn't a save maybe? I said "maybe, but I'm kinda hoping he's being groomed". Not that I've given up all faith in Paps but damn he makes everything so tense.
We'll see.
Now let's get a second one here to take this series and make the "turn" officially ON.
C'mon everybody, climb on board!