June 8, 2010

G60: Red Sox 3, Spiders 2

Red Sox   - 000 300 000 - 3  9  1
Cleveland - 100 000 100 - 2 4 1
Wakefield: 7.1-4-2-0-6, 105.

Wakefield has now pitched 2,777 innings for the Red Sox -- tops in team history. And he picked up his 177th win for Boston. He needs 16 more to pass Young/Clemens.

All three of the Red Sox runs were unearned. With two outs in the fourth, Trevor Crowe dropped Victor Martinez's easy fly to the track in left-center. Kevin Youkilis doubled off the wall in left to score Martinez and tie the game at 1-1. David Ortiz singled to right field, scoring Yook and giving Boston a 2-1 lead. Adrian Beltre singled Flo to second and Bill Hall's double brought him home.

The Rays beat Toronto 9-0 and the Yankees beat the Orioles 12-7, so New York stays 2 GB, Boston stays 4 GB, and Toronto drops to 5.5 GB.

Washington's Stephen Strasburg made his major league debut against the Pirates, allowing only four hits and two runs in seven innings, while striking out 14, including the last seven batters he faced. The Nats won 5-3. (Only Brooklyn's Karl Spooner struck out more batters in his MLB debut: 9-3-0-3-15, on September 22, 1954.)
Example
Tim Wakefield / David Huff
Scutaro, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Martinez, C
Youkilis, 1B
Ortiz, DH
Beltre, 3B
Hall, LF
Cameron, CF
McDonald, RF
If Tim Wakefield pitches 6.2 innings tonight, he will become the Red Sox's all-time leader in innings pitched:
Red Sox All-Time Innings Pitched

1. Roger Clemens 2776.0
2. Tim Wakefield 2769.2
3. Cy Young 2728.1
4. Luis Tiant 1774.2
5. Mel Parnell 1752.2
6. Bob Stanley 1707.0
7. Bill Monbouquette 1622.0
8. George Winter 1599.2
9. Joe Dobson 1544.0
10. Lefty Grove 1539.2
Also at 7 PM: Blue Jays/Rays and Yankees/Orioles

June 8, 1920: As his Cincinnati teammates argue (at length) an umpire's call on a ball hit down the foul line, Reds CF Edd Roush lays down in the grass and goes to sleep. When a teammate has to go out and physically wake him up, Roush is ejected for delaying the game.

167 comments:

redsock said...

Crowe, CF
Choo, RF
Kearns, LF
Peralta, 3B
Branyan, 1B
Duncan, DH
Valbuena, 2B
Marson, C
Donald, SS

More June 8 in History

1909 - Clarence Henley of the San Francisco Seals throws the longest complete game shutout in pro baseball history: 24 innings in a 1-0 win over the Oakland Oaks.

1950 - The Red Sox, a day after crushing the Browns 20-4, beat them 29-4.

1986 - In the longest nine-inning game by time in American League history, the Orioles beat the Yankees 18-9 in 4:16.

1989 - The Pirates send 16 batters to the plate in the top of the first inning and score 10 runs against the Phillies. Pittsburgh announcer Jim Rooker vows that if the Pirates lose this game, he'll walk back to Pittsburgh. ... And the Pirates do lose the game, 15-11. After the season, Rooker organizes a charity walk from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh.

redsock said...

From PA's Game Notes:

Bill Hall: 97 AB, 5 HR, 15 RBI
Jason Bay: 212 AB, 3 HR, 24 RBI

"Meaningless, but still amusing"

redsock said...

For Amy:

***
Boston's bullpen is struggling this season. Collectively, Red Sox relievers have a 4.68 xFIP, besting just the Indians, Royals and Angels among American League clubs. The only Sox reliever with a sub-four xFIP is Daniel Bard, at 3.29.

You may be surprised to learn that Jonathan Papelbon, he of 2.6 Wins Above Replacement per season as a full-time reliever from 2006-2009, is among the most egregious offenders.

In 24 innings pitched, the famed river dancer is walking a tight rope — his 3.00 ERA doesn't look so bad, but his xFIP sits at 5.02. With -0.3 WAR, Papelbon has arguably been the least effective of Boston’s bullpen options. ...
***

xFIP is a variation on FIP - Fielding Independent Pitching: "how many earned runs per nine a pitcher would have given up, if performance on balls in play and timing were assumed to be league average"

westcoastsox said...

I hope Wake has his stuff tonight. He hasn't really had it in recent outings. I give him 50/50 in making it 6.2 innings.

redsock said...

very half-assed effort by cameron - not wise.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Why do all these CFs think they are LBJ?

redsock said...

fuckin' snakes.

Patrick said...

Ef you, Beltre. Over.

Patrick said...

I'm watching Strausburg while I listen to the game. Dude has NASTY stuff.

redsock said...

TOR - 0
FKR -

MFY - 2
BAL -

redsock said...

i should flip over during commercials.

redsock said...

the hype is so out of control!

Patrick said...

Fucking A. Not another one of these games.

redsock said...

wheat thins!

Patrick said...

Dear Red Sox,

This guy is David Huff.

-Pat

redsock said...

Strasburg:

L6
3U
K

K
K
single
K

K looking
K
5-3

!

Patrick said...

I don't know what the breaking pitch is, maybe a curveball, but it just drops.

His changeup is 89.

redsock said...

wow. that's an error!

Patrick said...

A dropped ball double.

DRIVE HIM IN!

redsock said...

huff is not pleased with the CF effort.

Patrick said...

THANK YOU, YOUK!

redsock said...

yooooooooooooooooooooook

Mrs.GotRibe said...

YOOUUKK. So I guess the error-caused runs are now equal.

Patrick said...

Straus gave up a home run, and the guy who got it threw it back with such angry gusto, I was chuckling.

redsock said...

stupid remy - if it hits the wall and goes out of the park, it is NOT a dong. ... think ground rule double, idiot.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Cleveland announcers are getting on the center fielder pretty relentlessly about his error.

Catch the ball, nobody will remember his great diving catch earlier, inexcusable, etc.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

More:

Not only that, it keeps Huff out on the mound.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Papi!!

redsock said...

YEAH! keep it going!

RedSoxDiehard said...

Keep the line moving, boys!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Costly error, unbelievable. The error has really cost them. One thing you have to know, you can not make mistakes. Never give up extra outs. It should have been a 1-2-3 inning.

Jeez. Give it a rest.

Zenslinger said...

Unfortunately, the Grand Slam seems aptly named as Granderson just hit one.

redsock said...

huff has got to be distracted.

come on, hall!

redsock said...

prob thinking about taking a dump in crowe's locker.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

That was what, four batters ago?

Pepe Lepew said...

We were at someone's house where they were watching Strasbourg on MLB.com. Wow, he was impressive. The gun was showing 100 mph. Dunno if it was accurate.

Gotta get the coals going...

redsock said...

don't hassle the huff!

RedSoxDiehard said...

Wall-ball by Hall!

Patrick said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I had such a foreboding feeling after the first two innings.

redsock said...

KINGDOM HALL!!!!


(gotta find a real reason to call him that. right now, i have no clue.)

Mrs.GotRibe said...

So, all these runs are all unearned? It's like the pitcher has no responsibility here. He has allowed four hits after the error. I don't think that was Crowe's fault.

Zenslinger said...

Talk about stringing together the hits.

I guess Huff's ERA won't take any more hits. Another reason why that's not a perfect stat either.

redsock said...

2 hands that time.

Pepe Lepew said...

I have a friend named Bill Hall.

He's a county commissioner.

Common name, I know.

redsock said...

i like hearing remy talk about weezer

redsock said...

E8 was made on pitch #11 of the inning -- huff threw 27.

Patrick said...

Ahhh, 101MPH located in the bottom inside corner. BONER!!!

Patrick said...

Come on, Youk, more two out magic.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

What was Remy saying about Weezer?

Patrick said...

Straus with 11Ks through six. dude was totally over hyped.

redsock said...

doing a foxwoods (or something) promo. semi-describing their music in the ad - it was like he was speaking a foreign language.

redsock said...

6 pitch inning!

5 outs to go for wakefield -- for the IP record.

westcoastsox said...

5 more outs to go - great game by Wake so far! That's 13 in a row, if I'm not mistaken (which I usually am).

redsock said...

13 - you are correct, sir.

redsock said...

strasburg: 6-4-2-0-11 - so far

westcoastsox said...

Glad Nats came back to give Strasburg a lead.

redsock said...

choo has both spider hits

Pepe Lepew said...

Ahhh ... so this is where Austin Kearns ended up...

Amy said...

Hi, all. Just getting home. Has Wake broken the record yet?

Amy said...

Just read the stuff about the bullpen and Papelbon. Thanks, Allan. I knew I was right. He has just been lucky to get all those saves.

Hopefully we won't see him tonight.

Amy said...

I so want to see Wake pass Fat Billy.

westcoastsox said...

Strasburg through 7: 14Ks. I'd say the Nationals will get their money's worth on this one. Boston vs. DC World Series in 2011!

redsock said...

one out next inning ties FBfO
two outs = new record

westcoastsox said...

Funny line from twitter: "While some kid is pitching in DC, 78-year-old Tim Wakefield is pitching a 1-hitter for the #RedSox"

Patrick said...

I wonder if Bryce Harper will have a similar phoenix like ascent to the majors.

Amy said...

OK, two more outs, and Fat Billy no longer has that record.

redsock said...

14 K thru 7?!?!? day-um!

Amy said...

OK, I admit it. Who the hell is this Strasbourg you are all talking about? I take it he's a hot pitcher for the Nats, but so ....?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

And, no walks for Strasburg. He struck out the side in the 7th inning.

The place in packed. My husband says he is happy for the 5000 or so who usually show up.

redsock said...

strasburg - the first pitcher to be inducted into the hall of fame before his MLB debut!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Struck out the last seven he faced!!

Amy said...

14 K through 7. What is the record for 9? 21? I still remember Seaver's record breaking game.

Pepe Lepew said...

Amy said...

OK, I admit it. Who the hell is this Strasbourg you are all talking about? I take it he's a hot pitcher for the Nats, but so ....?


He's like the most-hyped No. 1 draft pick since I dunno, maybe Bob Horner (was he a No. 1?).

Pepe Lepew said...

We have to be honest, between Strasburg and Jesus Shuttlesworth ... this game is a little below the radar....

Amy said...

Oh, well, I make no pretense that I follow the baseball draft. After reading the article in the NYTimes about the players who were drafted before Jeter, almost all of whom are for the most part forgotten or unknown, why bother paying attention to the draft? When they get to the majors, then it gets relevant.

westcoastsox said...

Amy: $15.1M contract to rookie = highest ever. Named top pitching prospect. Threw no-hitter in final start in college. Only collegiate player selected to compete for the US in the 2008 summer olympics. Etc.

redsock said...

TCM/FB - 2776.0
Wake - 2775.2

Amy said...

Thanks, WCS. I appreciate the context!

redsock said...

TIED!!!

Amy said...

Is this his MLB debut?

Pepe Lepew said...

westcoastsox said...

Amy: $15.1M contract to rookie = highest ever. Named top pitching prospect. Threw no-hitter in final start in college. Only collegiate player selected to compete for the US in the 2008 summer olympics. Etc.


Throws 100 mph ... with *extreme* movement.

redsock said...

No man has ever pitched more innings for the Boston Red Sox franchise than Tim Wakefield.!

2,776 1/3.

Amy said...

YES!!!

How many more Ws does Wake need to pass Clemens?

Patrick said...

WAKE>FB

RedSoxDiehard said...

Wake!!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Way to go Wake. Always an MVP.

Pepe Lepew said...

redsock said...

No man has ever pitched more innings for the Boston Red Sox franchise than Tim Wakefield.!


Would you retire his number? I would!

Patrick said...


Throws 100 mph ... with *extreme* movement.


and location!

I feel like a bunch of dudes swooning over a sexy lady.

redsock said...

wake may be a right-winger, but i like him

Amy said...

Breaks the record and gives up a HR.

redsock said...

he has 176 wins
needs 193 for the record (cy and shithead have 192)

Amy said...

I have no clue what his politics are, but I like him also. He just seems like a decent person and is always a stalwart for the team. Watching him take the hit in 2003 was painful, and he was so poised about the whole thing.

Amy said...

What are the odds he can get 17 more wins?

redsock said...

Odds are tight.

(when the sox visited the white house after 2007, he expressed admiration for bush -- in *2007*! he also said he supported mccain.)

Mrs.GotRibe said...

His contribution in game 3 of the ALCS in 2004 often gets overlooked. He saved the bullpen.

redsock said...

TOR - 000 000
FKR - 000 17

MFY - 204 00
BAL - 000 21

Pepe Lepew said...

redsock said...

wake may be a right-winger, but i like him


I don't care that much about that, unless he feels obligated to rub his right-wingedness in everyone's face all the time like Schilling.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Let's go O's. Let's go O's.

redsock said...

i may be a bit extreme about that at times. it usually does not enter my mind.

Pepe Lepew said...

When exactly did Rondo become this good ... because I just haven't been paying attention.

Amy said...

I have a feeling that there are not many left of center in the world of MLB. At best they are apathetic and apolitical, at worst they are Schilling.

redsock said...

wake at 97 thru 7

Amy said...

I heard the CLE announcers on my way home, and they were going on and on about how good Youk was against Cleveland.

redsock said...

laura mentioned delgado in the political post below this post.

redsock said...

and of course, babe ruth was strongly anti-prohibition ...

Amy said...

I saw that post, but is Delgado really a liberal/progressive or was he just opposed to bombing Vieques?

redsock said...

FLO - 10 pitch BB

Amy said...

I am sure Babe Ruth would be a flaming liberal if he were alive today.... :)

redsock said...

i would have to double check, but i believe he said a lot of anti-war/iraq things several years ago.

redsock said...

the kingdom hall is on fire?

redsock said...

he also had an issue with GBA.

Pepe Lepew said...

redsock said...

i would have to double check, but i believe he said a lot of anti-war/iraq things several years ago.

Tue Jun 08, 09:22:00 PM


That's my recollection, too. A lot of brave things, and he took a lot of heat over it.
I have a lot of respect for Steve Nash, too, for the same reasons.

redsock said...

someone in the nba also spoke out, i think, about the national anthem - i wrote a letter of support to the ny daily news and they ended up taking my pic and putting my ltr in a weekend quote thing with 3-4 other readers.

redsock said...

yup, we sure do miss marte!

Amy said...

FWIW, Wikipedia confirms that Delgado has been a peace and humanitarian activist.

redsock said...

jeemer and ram up

redsock said...

whew - stayed in the dump

Amy said...

Can we please not blow this game? Come on, Wake.

redsock said...

nice night, wake!!

redsock said...

no redemption for crowe, pls

redsock said...

pls be like the jeemer of old.
if you can

Amy said...

Here comes our fabulous bullpen....
Damn it, Oki, do not walk him.

redsock said...

me likey.

redsock said...

can we run (a) bard out there yet again for the 9th or (b) get 10 runs of insurance?

(b) would be best.

Amy said...

Damn, I hate that drumming.

Amy said...

Francona not wasting much time waiting for Oki to blow the game.

redsock said...

i think it has been the same guy drumming for decades -- which is cool.

...

yep. john adams. he started in august 1973!!!

Amy said...

Out of the frying pan into the fire with Ramram.

Pepe Lepew said...

Lakers dominating....

redsock said...

no, opting to let ramram blow it.

Amy said...

OK, Ram Ram!

redsock said...

j/k

Amy said...

Yankees and Rays both winning their games with big leads.

Amy said...

The drumming is offensive both because of its warlike nature and because it plays off racist stereotypes about Native Americans.

redsock said...

i suppose that is true.

SoSock said...

Hooty-hooo!
Just got in from m first practice with the Big League team (16-18 yr olds) Glad to see a lead, wish it was bigger(I will avoid the obvious old punch line)
Also glad to see m BL team looks like it might be pretty good.
I'll have to scan the thread to hear about the "fielding gaffe" referred to on the Sox website

redsock said...

everyday bard up!

Patrick said...

this game is more exciting than I'd like.

Amy said...

So is it Bard or Pap?

redsock said...

i am all toasty from wine. i do not notice the closeness. i simply see a win just down the road.

Pepe Lepew said...

Oh, oh, just lost my XM.

I guess I'm out!

redsock said...

bot is unavailable because of the bereavement leave

SoSock said...

Guys in slumps should consider not chasing the first pitch.....

Looks like the Sox are NOT going with Option B.

Option A?

redsock said...

bard to the bone!

Amy said...

Oh, yeah. Who died?

Amy said...

All right!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

One.

redsock said...

K

(no idea the reason re bot)

Amy said...

OK, get a DP and end this game.

Patrick said...

Double play! Double Play! Double Play!

redsock said...

wheat thins dp pls

nick said...

setting up the DP.

good evening all.

SoSock said...

Careful Bard, this is no time to prove you're human

Mrs.GotRibe said...

DO NOT WALK HIM!

redsock said...

cut the shit, william.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

backwards K!!

Two.

redsock said...

FROZEN SLIDER

nasty as shit

SoSock said...

Nice......

Patrick said...

WATEr!!!

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

WIN!!!

Amy said...

Dirty water!!

nick said...

watah!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Three.

Save by Shakespeare.

Dirty>>Clean

nick said...

papelwho?

nick said...

man, that was an ugly error!

SoSock said...

Ballgame. Dirty water in Cleveland.
Well.....that goes without saying actually. But tonight there's more dirty water than usual

SoSock said...

Strassburg = Sick