May 30, 2010

G52: Red Sox 8, Royals 1

Royals  - 010 000 000 - 1  5  0
Red Sox - 001 033 01x - 8 10 0
While the bottom three in the Boston lineup went 6-for-11 and scored seven runs, Lester (7-4-1-4-5, 105) kept the Royals in check.

Jason Varitek singled, hit a solo home run, and scored twice; Bill Hall singled twice and scored two runs; and Mike Cameron doubled twice, walked, scored three times and drove in two.

Marco Scutaro had two doubles and a single and drove in two runs. David Ortiz hit a two-run dong to dead center. He also had a sac fly.

Lester walked three of the first 11 batters, including the leadoff man in both of the first two innings, but settled down after that. He retired 11 of 12 batters (and 15 of 18) at one point, as the bats teed off on Kansas City reliever Brad Thompson.

Out of Town: The White Sox beat the Rays 8-5. Justin Masterson shut out the Yankees for six innings, but New York rallied and beat Cleveland 7-3. The Blue Jays completed a sweep of the Orioles 6-1.

So everyone gains a game on Tampa: New York 3.5, Toronto 4.5, Boston 5.5.
Example
Bruce Chen / Jon Lester
Scutaro, SS
McDonald, LF
Ortiz, DH
Youkilis, 1B
Beltre, 3B
Drew, RF
Varitek, C
Hall, 2B
Cameron, CF
AL East:
Spiders/Yankees, 1 PM
Orioles/Blue Jays, 1 PM
White Sox/Rays, 1:30 PM

88 comments:

redsock said...

Bloomquist, LF
Aviles, 2B
DeJesus, RF
Butler, 1B
Guillen, DH
Callaspo, 3B
Pena, C
Betancourt, SS
Maier, CF

Amy said...

Enjoy the game---I am off to the beach!

Patrick said...

Lester vs. the Royals:

30IP, 11H, 11BB, 26K, 4R

I think he can improve on that line.

redsock said...

white caps - wtf?

L-girl said...

This is my first game in ages. Thursday night, couldn't concentrate, Friday and Saturday, missed both games. Hooray for baseball, here when I need it.

Go Sox. Win please.

redsock said...

oh yeah, it's "war is cool, gimme another hotdog" weekend.

meunier said...

Yesterday I was on a steam train during the game.

meunier said...

Alternate jersey on Sunday? I thought that was supposed to be every Friday.

meunier said...

Take your seat!

redsock said...

perfect throw!

meunier said...

I knew that bunt was coming.

meunier said...

Wow time to DFA Bill Hall.

redsock said...

A bunt?

Run Expectancy 1999-2002
the average number of runs that scored from base/out situations to the end of that inning

On 2nd, 0 outs: 1.19 runs
On 3rd, 1 out: 0.98 runs

Situations vary, of course ... but bunting a guy to 3rd with 0 outs decreases the chances of scoring.

redsock said...

DFA Hall?
He's our 3rd best reliever.

redsock said...

Sox Result: 0.00 runs

redsock said...

CLE - 001
MFY - 00
Masterson for Spiders

CWS - 2
FKR -

BAL - 100
TOR - 3

meunier said...

crap

Patrick said...

I really don't like falling behind to the Royals. I like losing to them even less.

meunier said...

Doesn't Chen have a low ERA vs the Sox compared to other teams?

redsock said...

Chen's career splits - ERA vs Sox 4.84

in innings pitched against teams, sox are 5th.

Patrick said...

Gah, Lester, dominate them!!

nick said...

catching a bit of the game while I'm at work for a bit. Going out to pick up emma in a few.

I'm all for a win here. It's early still.

Patrick said...

12 year olds, dude.

Patrick said...

New Hampshire is the prettiest state in the union, OB?

I live there, and I'm sure there are at least two prettier states bordering NH.

Though it's a matter of taste...

westcoastsox said...

OK, time for runs

Patrick said...

I was watching the end of the Halladay perfect game yesterday, and I saw a Marlins fan with an old school Lowell jersey on.

Was pleased to see it.

westcoastsox said...

I'll take it.

redsock said...

1-1 > 0-1

redsock said...

CLE - 001 00
MFY - 000 00

CWS - 201 0
FKR - 000

BAL - 100 000
TOR - 300 001

redsock said...

Child Bride alert!

tim said...

White hats, wtf?

tim said...

Good to hear francona called them "dumbass" hats.

tim said...

Just getting lunch and checking out the game, back to the pool for the afternoon shift!

Enjoy the rest of this one, hoping for a Bruce Chen implosion soon.

meunier said...

STFU and call the game

Patrick said...

J.D. is due for another dong sighting.

tim said...

that IS a pretty funny picture, remy looks like such a goof.

redsock said...

masterson so far vs mfy: 6-4-0-1-7

redsock said...

Second AB in a row they work the Cactus away, then go upstairs for the sasahe.

redsock said...

nice beginning --

redsock said...

MASSIVE FATHER!

meunier said...

CUADRANGULAR!

L-girl said...

PAPI DONG!!!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I'm traveling to Baltimore.

Papi of old!!!!!!!

redsock said...

CLE - 001 000 2
MFY - 000 000

CWS - 201 00
FKR - 001 01*

BAL - 100 000 000 - 1 6 0
TOR - 300 001 02x - 6 9 1

redsock said...

rays tie it at 3-3

redsock said...

jays have won 11 of last 17

L-girl said...

jays have won 11 of last 17

That's annoying.

meunier said...

Can Lester keep going? We have the jingoism delay coming up before the bottom of the 7th.

redsock said...

gdgd has strike 3 to drew in the same spot as ball 2 (so did amica, fwiw). thanks ump.

redsock said...

remy: "i was worried aliens were taking don away, for experiments!"

redsock said...

mfy get 5 in 7th, lead 5-3.

redsock said...

love these 2-out rallies:

5-3
K
single
single
double
single ...

redsock said...

white sox have 4 in the 6th, lead the rays 7-3, still batting

redsock said...

jayson nix with the grand slam off small game james.

L-girl said...

Uh-oh, radio broadcast staying on during stretch on Memorial Day wknd. That can't be good. Headphones off.

L-girl said...

We have the jingoism delay coming up before the bottom of the 7th.

:>)

chief said...

At the game. Gotta say, the white hats look good...on the Royals. Shitty on the Sox though.

redsock said...

Did you know that since 2007, the Red Sox have the best record against the AL Central?

Don with the essential 411.

redsock said...

beltre and the catcher both point to 1b ump!!

beltre: "don't you dare say i swung!"

redsock said...

probably the end of the day for lester:
7-4-1-4-5, 105

redsock said...

CLE - 001 000 200 - 3 5 0
MFY - 000 000 52x - 7 12 1

CWS - 201 004
FKR - 001 022
effin rays won't die.

redsock said...

After the Phillies beat the Marlins 1-0 yesterday, the Marlins win 1-0 today.

Patrick said...

I leave at 1-1 and I come back to this!?!?!

Fuck yes!

redsock said...

people going away and coming back have been very upset with us lately, so i'm glad you approve.

L-girl said...

Cactus Dong!

redsock said...

Dong for the Cactus!!!!

(Cock-tus?)

Patrick said...

Give that man a day off!

redsock said...

bottom three in the lineup have scored 7 times

L-girl said...

Even bullpen haters might be able to relax today.

buffwarrior said...

Tek..so nice to see him get that offense going.

Patrick said...

579th consecutive sellout...

I wonder if they just sell all of the not-actually-sold-out tickets to stub hub, and count that.

L-girl said...

I know how this sounds, but I can't believe people find what happened to Kendry Morales funny. They need to get their empathy meters checked.

L-girl said...

Tek's offense has been going all along. In limited playing time, he was spraying HRs all over the place.

Patrick said...

I know how this sounds, but I can't believe people find what happened to Kendry Morales funny.

I agree completely. He broke it jumping on home base, or so it looked, and not getting crushed, but the circumstances are still kind of terrifying.

redsock said...

since i don't care how it impacts the angels' season, assuming he will be okay once it heals, it's pretty amusing.

it reminds me of some wacky story i might have read about as a kid about a Class D minor league game in the 1910s or so.

L-girl said...

Thanks, Patrick, I thought it might be just me. It must have been super painful, and it ends his entire season. Not funny.

buffwarrior said...

nothing like watching red sox on a sunday kick somebodies arse.. if it was the yankees or rays would have been a hell of a holiday.

L-girl said...

since i don't care how it impacts the angels' season, assuming he will be okay once it heals, it's pretty amusing.

Translation: It doesn't affect me, so it's funny.

Humanity fail!

L-girl said...

Imagine having a broken leg and a big pile of men on top of it. Hilarious!

redsock said...

not like standup comedy, but in a "how in the f could that happen?"

redsock said...

Fenway stands as one ...

The water is Muddy!!!

Patrick said...

agua

buffwarrior said...

i think the morales injury was more of a what the heck reaction. then because we knew he broke his leg.. i'm going don't jump on him!!!! Get off the poor guy. Just really sad.. I think large men just shouldn't try and jump up and go down as hard as they can..

redsock said...

... now hold on, white sox.

buffwarrior said...

If they got a really good close up of the leg breaking.. i.e. Joe Theissman then the grimace factor goes up and comedy indicator leaves. I think we laugh at the falling down person as a society so our chuckle meter was thrown off.

L-girl said...

Yeah well, I don't laugh at people falling down. I'm not saying I find it sad, but I always find it idiotic when people laugh at that stuff.

But the comments I saw weren't WTH. It was definitely WTH! The comments were ha ha ha, that is so funny.

Oh yeah: water!

L-girl said...

i.e. Joe Theissman then the grimace factor goes up and comedy indicator leaves.

For sure. No one laughed at Bryce Florie or Damon's head butt - no one I know anyway. It was painful to watch.

redsock said...

Finally saw the Morales AB. Wild. The walk-off becomes a cart-off.

They are saying fractured left ankle, they are waiting a week on surgery (too swollen now), and it is possible he could play in September.