June 5, 2010

G57: Red Sox 8, Orioles 2

Red Sox - 000 000 116 - 8 9 0
Orioles - 000 000 002 - 2 6 0
Lester was strong (6.1-4-0-3-4, 102), but simply ran out of gas in the seventh inning. With one out and Boston up 1-0, he walked the bases loaded (his only walks), as almost every one of his pitches was sailing up out of the strike zone.

Daniel Bard came in and calmly put out the fire, getting pinch-hitter Luke Scott to fly out to shallow center and Corey Patterson to foul out to third. Bard also pitched a perfect eighth, with two 3-1 grounders and a strikeout.

Kevin Youkilis's line drive home run to left put the Sox on the board and Josh Reddick's triple and Marco Scutaro's single upped the lead to 2-0 in the eighth. Those hits ended Guthrie's night (7.1-5-2-1-4, 95). He had been superb, at one point retiring 15 batters in a row.

Boston sent 11 men to the plate in the ninth inning, with Darnell McDonald, Bill Hall, and Youkilis each whacking two-run doubles.

The Rays lost to the Rangers (again) 6-1 and the Yankees lost to the Blue Jays 3-2 in 14 innings. Tampa Bay stays 2 GA of New York, but only 3.5 GA of Boston and Toronto.
Example
Jon Lester / Jeremy Guthrie
Scutaro, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Youkilis, 3B
Martinez, 1B
Drew, RF
Varitek, C
Reddick, CF
Hall, LF
Jeremy Hermida is getting x-rays and an MRI on his ribs. Adrian Beltre is also out of the lineup (sore knee). Josh Reddick has been called up. The corresponding roster move has not been announced. [Now it has: Scott Atchison to Pawtucket.]

On April 24, Lester had a bloated 8.44 ERA. Since then, he has made eight starts and posted a 1.43 ERA. Earned runs allowed in those starts: 0, 0, 1, 2, 4, 1, 0, 1. His overall ERA of 2.97 is 10th in the AL.

Lester leads the league in Fewest Hits per 9 Innings (6.19) and he is 3rd in Most Strikeouts per 9 Innings (9.54).

Yankees/Blue Jays, 1 PM
Rays/Rangers, 4 PM

155 comments:

Mrs.GotRibe said...

MFY/Jays in extra innings.

2-2 in the 12th

redsock said...

MFY - 000 020 000 000
TOR - 010 000 100 00

redsock said...

FKR - 0
TEX - 3

:>)

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Tex with 5 strike outs. What is that called? Golden sombrero is four, right?

redsock said...

For me, 4 = the Golden Shower.

Not sure what to call 5.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Well, I guess you have to figure out what is better or worse (depending on your take) than a golden shower.

redsock said...

Maybe we should go with tradition and have 4 be sombrero, and 5 be the shower. Except 5 probably happens far less often than 4.

Just did a search at B-Ref. Last year, there were four times a player struck out 5 times (Jason Bay was one of them; so was Bill Hall!). And there were 100 instances of a player with 4 K in a game.

redsock said...

MFY - 000 020 000 000 0
TOR - 010 000 100 000 0

FKR - 010
TEX - 301

Mrs.GotRibe said...

MFY lose!!!!!!

Zenslinger said...

Yanks bite it. Yay.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I walked into my father-in-law's (the MFY fan) house just in time to see the bunt and winning hit. TV went off before the run crossed the plate.

redsock said...

MFY - 000 020 000 000 00 - 2 8 0
TOR - 010 000 100 000 01 - 3 10 0

VS new pitcher Gaudin: Encarnacion walks. Lewis sac bunts 5-4. Hill singles to left-center! (Gaudin threw 9 pitches)

FKR - 010 0
TEX - 310 0

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Man, Beltre is a one-man wrecking crew. Didn't he take out LBJ?

redsock said...

Yes, he did.

redsock said...

Teixeira struck out 5 times!

Golden Shower!

redsock said...

FKR - 010 000 00
TEX - 310 002 00

Last chance for the Rays.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Crap, it still comes after your post of the FKR/TEX score.

Teixeira had 5 strike outs!

Zenslinger said...

Rays lose, too. Could be a good couple of days, here!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Tex with 5 strike outs. What is that called? Golden sombrero is four, right?

That's what I meant when I posted this. But I guess coming right after your score of the FKR/TEX game that didn't register.

Patrick said...

This isn't a must win, but it looks like a game we should win.

Let us gain a game.

redsock said...

Tommy Hunter (9-5-1-0-4, 117) vs Rays. Called up from AAA this week. First start of season. 101 degree heat.

Amy said...

So Rays and Yankees lose. We had better win, especially against Baltimore.

I will be missing the game again....and likely tomorrow also. Busy weekend---graduation party, wedding, etc., etc.

GO SOX!

Patrick said...

I hate that Fangraphs takes the weekend off. I'm spoiled.

redsock said...

Lord Lynch is at tomorrow's game, so we have to win both.

Patrick said...

Curtis Granderson is a jock, but he speaks like a human.

I like this guy.

L-girl said...

I was about to announce Lord Lynch's presence at the game tonight, but... no need. :)

Patrick said...

Kevin 1.035OPS Youkilis

L-girl said...

Patrick, that's a nice piece. I've heard Ellsbury talk about Griffey, too - grew up idolizing him, aspiring to play like him. Very nice.

Patrick said...

I think tonight's lineup is a testament to how well Theo has done giving us a deep, quality bench.

This lineup is still better than most teams everyday lineup.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

SAFE!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Okay, maybe out.

Patrick said...

LMFAO!!!

Varitek volunteered to play left tonight.

.....

L-girl said...

You know, it's one thing to miss an inning because of work, it's another to miss an inning because of BLABBERMOUTH AT WORK. For fuck's sake, STHU.

L-girl said...

I think tonight's lineup is a testament to how well Theo has done giving us a deep, quality bench.

Silly Patrick, you know Theo hasn't done anything good in years.

/sarcasm

Benjamin said...

I had to miss an inning so I could start making dinner. You know what? Fuck dinner.

Benjamin said...

And some of these strikes Lester's throwing tonight are nowhere near the plate.

L-girl said...

Fuck the blabbermouth
Fuck dinner.

I smell a rant coming on.

Patrick said...

WOW!!!!

That was just posted on Yahoo.

Seriously made me cry.

Patrick said...

Sorry, I've been distracted by these links today.

This game needs some Ks and Dongs for them and us (respectively).

Patrick said...

OOoooo, 3 pitch K! There we go.

L-girl said...

Random YouTube postings. Patrick, it's a good thing you own this blog, that would be so threadjacking.

Patrick said...

Seriously. I can change the theme at a moments notice.

L-girl said...

You are very powerful.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Wow, that was a nice catch.

RedSoxDiehard said...

The catch by Patterson wasn't bad, but it's not like he high-fived a fan on the way down or anything.

L-girl said...

There is only one Being.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Yep. That reminds me. I was at Camden for Manny's 500th. That was great. All of the fans were into it. A very long standing ovation.

L-girl said...

Oh that's great! I miss Manny.

chief said...

"Red Sox not expecting shit out of Julio Lugo." Or at least that's what I wanted Don to say.

RedSoxDiehard said...

See that Adrian? That's how you make a catch without trampling anybody.

Benjamin said...

Hit the pole, no?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Ooh that was close.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

(chant) Hit the pole! Hit the pole! Hit the pole!

Can you tell?

RedSoxDiehard said...

Tough to tell...

RedSoxDiehard said...

Guess not. :(

Benjamin said...

Maybe dudes in yellow shirts shouldn't sit next to the yellow poles.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Dumb guy on MASN (Thorne?) is asking, "What if it wraps around the pole on the foul side and lands behind the pole where it would be fair?" Really? He has to know the rule, doesn't he???

L-girl said...

Dumb Guy on MASN is a redundancy.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Okay, I finally relented and ordered tix from the Red Sox for the Dodgers game. They still are lumping them in with another game. So, I have two tix to the Diamondbacks game on 6/17. Anyone interested?

G19, Row 14, Seats 1 & 2. $52 face, plus fees = $112.50. I'll sell them for $90 for the pair to a fellow Sox fan.

L-girl said...

Are you going to cast a wider net than who happens to be threading today?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Sure, how should I do that? I don't want to be obnoxious about selling them.

redsock said...

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK!!!

L-girl said...

I was just thinking if you need to sell tickets, gamethreads may not be the best way. There are a lot of lurkers, but it's a weekend, and lurkers may not come out, etc. etc.

I'm sure there are lots of places to sell tix - SoSH, Craigslist, etc.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

YOOOUUUKKK!!

I was in the process of writing, "It's time to score some runs."

Zenslinger said...

Now that's what I wanted to see.

L-girl said...

yoooooooooooook

RedSoxDiehard said...

Love that sweaty water!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I've never tried SoSH. I'll check over there. I usually use StubHub but hate paying the fees.

L-girl said...

Heh, just realized why you were talking about 5 Ks in a game earlier. Ain't no sombrero big enough to hide that shame.

L-girl said...

Right, I figured you'd rather deal directly than go thru Stub Hub. I try never to use stuff like that (not that I have tickets to sell on any kind of regular basis).

L-girl said...

You can always use CL and ask people to pay through PayPal.

redsock said...

is the pen up?

RedSoxDiehard said...

OK, Julio, you're still on our payroll, so the least you can do for us is hit into a quick DP. Thanks!

L-girl said...

Bard is up

redsock said...

bard has been up.

leaving pitches up -- tiring.

dp pls.

redsock said...

okay, tito. it's about that time

L-girl said...

Gah. WTF happened here, bases loaded on BBs!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Okay Bard, first pitch they are able to make contact with = DP.

redsock said...

sid just ran out of gas.

redsock said...

wow - HUGE ovation for that pop out!!!!

redsock said...

BARD = BALLS

L-girl said...

Shakespeare to the rescue!! We love you Bard!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Shakespeare...done.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I've missed Rudolph.

redsock said...

bogar should have waved him in ....

redsock said...

"24 minute wait for jeremy guthrie"

L-girl said...

Yeah! 2-0

Benjamin said...

Scutaro jetered that one.

L-girl said...

Rudolph?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I thought Rudolph was the nickname you all eventually came up with for Reddick. (I was lurking back then). Remember that game when he had a bloody nose? The talk went from red nose to Rudolph.

L-girl said...

I must have missed that thread, definitely didn't know the name or the bloody nose.

I'm an off-and-on threader myself.

L-girl said...

Obie just said Bard "did a first-rate Houdini". He's reading JoS!

tim said...

hola jos!

reporting to you from florida for the last time...enjoying this shutting out of the Os...day 2.

back to canada tomorrow morning!

redsock said...

victor and bard going thru a spring training drill this inning

redsock said...

florida .... get the fuck outta there!

L-girl said...

You guys are still in Florida? You have a much higher tolerance than I do. :)

tim said...

no tarballs here. yet.

L-girl said...

Do you miss Winston?

tim said...

We love the hot weather/beaching it, but our tolerance for my dad is long past its end! Looking forward to getting the fuck outta here!

We missed Winston the day we dropped him off to Steph's friends!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Found it. Rudolph

L-girl said...

Puppy > > > dad !

redsock said...

wtf is wrong with remy?

L-girl said...

wtf is wrong with remy?

Do you want a list or is this a rhetorical q?

redsock said...

he was having a huge problem raeding his promos. like say 2 words, wait two seconds, say 2 more words, wait two seconds ...

i couldn't hear any laughing.

L-girl said...

I gotta pack up to go home. It would be good to score a few more runs before I have to leave.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

That would have been funny.

DO'B: These are the Orioles.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

The left fielder was not even running!!

L-girl said...

YES! The Microwave comes thru

Lord Lynch said...

Evening. A Lovely Bloop Double evening from Maryland!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Did he think it was going foul?

L-girl said...

I gotta run. Don't drink the water, it is DIRTY!

redsock said...

Patterson -- Is he that slow? He's their leadoff hitter.

redsock said...

someone yells to hall "line it in the gap, baby"

next pitch --he does!

Lord Lynch said...

The wheels are falling off...

Now if we lose tomorrow, you'll know who to blame!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Have a great time Lynch. Have you been to Camden before?

Lord Lynch said...

I went there three years ago and saw them beat the Rockies.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

It's fun to go to a Sox game there. It is amazing how many Sox fans there are. You will feel at home in your Red Sox garb.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Pretty park, don't you think?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

BTW, how was your trip up the Parkway?

Lord Lynch said...

Try booking a hotel in Baltimore! Currently staying just outside Washington watching the game on MASN.

John Lackey does not fill me with hope.

Bard awesome tonight.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Hotel rooms are impossible to come by during these games. And crazily expensive!

Lord Lynch said...

We had to cut our trip short by a day so did smaller parts. From Galax up to Roanoke and then did about 70 miles on the Skyline Drive today which was absolutely amazing. You don't realise how high up you are until you turn off....

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Yep, I've got MASN too.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

It is gorgeous. My husband and I were on the Skyline Drive last Sunday. We went up to Baltimore last Saturday to get away and drove the Skyline Drive back.

redsock said...

a sweaty slam?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Oops, change that. It was Sunday/Monday. I forgot about Memorial Day.

But, I guess Memorial Day doesn't mean anything to all of you outsiders. :]

redsock said...

samuel probably thinking about quitting ...

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I'm surprised Bogar didn't want to clear the bases!

Lord Lynch said...

Ok, got to go...

91 degrees and a chance of storms. Story of my week.....

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Turn Lackey around!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

This is a tough debut for Samuel.

Benjamin said...

Poor Bot won't get a save.

redsock said...

somewhere kirk is yelling at his TV, "oh yeah *I* was the problem, fire the manager and all will be fine. well, fuck you!"

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Not only that, he's saying, "Look at my record against the Sox this year."

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Hey Nelson, we need some outs please.

redsock said...

i want this shutout, joe.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

THROW A STRIKE!

redsock said...

unacceptable.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Now Pap has to warm up again. Along with RamRam.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

TP? That would be fitting.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

One.

redsock said...

dp pls.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Crap, no shutout.

Zenslinger said...

Least we didn't lose the shutout on our own dime.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Well, there is that.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Poor Bot won't get a save.

Nelson's trying his hardest to get him one.

redsock said...

it's the 9th inning that would not end.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Two.

redsock said...

bullshit -- stick it in his ear.

Zenslinger said...

I was wondering if Jason Heyward's rookie season was comparing at all to Ted Williams'. He's got a 151 OPS+. Williams had a 160 OPS+ his rookie season.

But Ted Williams had a lifetime OPS of 1.116 (190 OPS+). Wow.

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

3.5 GB!

(and 1.5 GB the mfy)

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Three.

Watch out MFY, here we come.

redsock said...

Attendance was 40,001!

Zenslinger said...

If this pattern were to repeat itself again tomorrow, that would be something else.

L-girl said...

When I left work it was 6-0 in the 9th. Get home to learn it ended 8-2. Hmm.