June 2, 2010

G54: Red Sox 6, Athletics 4

Athletics - 300 000 001 - 4 12  0
Red Sox - 200 020 11x - 6 10 0
After a questionable out call at first base to begin the game, Matsuzaka gave up a double, another double, and a home run. After only 12 pitches, Boston trailed 3-0.

But then -- just like the old saw about Tim Wakefield getting it back as quickly as he lost it -- Dice settled down. He scattered a handful of singles over the next 5+ innings and the Red Sox bats took the lead.

In the bottom of the first, Marco Scutaro singled and David Ortiz doubled off the Wall. Kevin Youkilis singled them both in and it was 3-2. Darnell McDonald opened the fifth with a double and Ortiz smoked a two-out dong to right. Boston led 4-3.

With two outs in the seventh, Dice hit a batter and allowed a single, but Daniel Bard got out of the 1st/3rd jam by striking out Kurt Suzuki. Bard then pitched a 1-2-3 eighth. In the meantime, Scutaro and Dustin Pedroia hit back-to-back doubles (FY's 1st RBI in more than two weeks) in the seventh and Scuatro blooped an RBI single into left center in the eighth.

Jonathan Papelbon gave up a solo home run in the ninth, but got the save.

In addition to his double and dong, Flo walked twice. Scutaro had three hits. McDonald had two hits and a walk. J.D. Drew tripled to start the sixth, but watched in dismay as the next three hitters all popped out.

In Toronto, the Blue Jays shit the chambre for the second night in a row, blowing a 2-1 lead in the ninth inning and losing to the Rays 7-3. The worthless Jays dropped behind the Red Sox with the loss. The Yankees beat the Orioles 9-1.
Example
Ben Sheets / Daisuke Matsuzaka
Scutaro, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Youkilis, 1B
Drew, RF
Beltre, 3B
Hermida, LF
Varitek, C
McDonald, CF
Dice's last four starts:
              IP   H   R  BB   K   PIT
0511 vs TOR 7 3 1 0 9 116
0517 at NYY 4.2 9 7 3 3 105
0522 at PHI 8 1 0 4 5 112
0527 vs KCR 4.2 2 3 8 1 112
B-Ref ranks Matsuzaka's 79 major league starts by Game Score. His six 2010 starts are ranked: 71, 61, 6, 77, 3, 57.

So in between two of his top six starts, he throws just about his worst game ever. Who knows wtf we'll see tonight?

Sheets starts (via PA):
           IP    H  ER  BB   K  HR    ERA
First 6: 30.1 42 24 16 16 6 7.12
Last 5: 32.0 22 10 13 35 1 2.81
Example
Orioles/Yankees
Rays/Blue Jays
June 2 in Baseball History

1935: Babe Ruth announces his retirement.

1943: The Red Sox and Browns play their fourth consecutive extra-inning game (doubleheaders on May 31 and June 2). Boston will set a record with 31 extra-inning games in one season.

1995: John Valentin goes 5-for-5, with three home runs, becoming the first shortstop in history to have 15 total bases in one game.

237 comments:

«Oldest   ‹Older   201 – 237 of 237
Mrs.GotRibe said...

Fucking Tampa tied it up.

That's why I'm not watching.

Zenslinger said...

The freakin' Wave. It's embarrassing.

Amy said...

For me, it just shows how oblivious I am to basketball.

redsock said...

L is home, says hi.

Amy said...

Hi, Laura. We have to somehow both be threading in the same game one of these days.

Zenslinger said...

Le 201, c'est moi.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Hi L.

Zenslinger said...

Crawford grand slam.

Well, at least it gets us closer to third place.

redsock said...

i hate the jays. they are shit.

Amy said...

And yet---we are still behind the Jays, no?

Zenslinger said...

Hoarse-voiced, heckling fan right before the Breslow walk: "You're losing control!"

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Scoooty.

redsock said...

NOW 6-3!

SoSock said...

Scuttle-Butt!

Zenslinger said...

No, no, actually -- we'll take over third place.

L-girl said...

Hi thread. Back from war resisters. Nice to see the score.

redsock said...

6 runs in for fkr - jays finally get the 2nd out

Amy said...

Tonight, Zen? If we win, we will pass the Jays?

That's something to be happy about, even if we are still as far behind the Rays.

redsock said...

yes, we will.
those skydoming fucks.

Amy said...

I have been trying not to focus on the standings and instead just focusing on each win we get.

redsock said...

yay - save sit.

SoSock said...

FY hanging tough

Amy said...

Hi, Laura. Nice to see you on the game thread while I am here!

SoSock said...

damn - spoke too soon

Zenslinger said...

Don praises Bard: "...retires four batters, two by way of the K."

And...I can't drink!

Zenslinger said...

Pitcher Gallardo (batting 8th) homers to tie it up with FLA.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Hi Laura!

One.

redsock said...

interesting.

Amy said...

Still not loving Pap. Still do NOT trust him. UCH

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Two.

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

Amy said...

Dirty water. How come we keep beating the teams that are supposed to be harder to beat!?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Three.

Dirty>>Clean

redsock said...

FKR - 000 010 006 - 7 12 3
TOR - 110 000 001 - 3 11 1

BAL - 000 001 000 - 1 5 0
MFY - 042 000 21x - 9 15 0

FKR ---
MFY 2.5
BOS 5.0
TOR 5.5
BAL 20.5

SoSock said...

DIRTY - yay

Amy said...

Good night, all. Day baseball tomorrow! I hope to catch some of the game, though I have outdoor chores that need attention. Wake better not pitch like he did last game.

SoSock said...

Laura - loved the librarian link!
That's pretty good stuff. Well produced and edited

«Oldest ‹Older   201 – 237 of 237   Newer› Newest»