June 11, 2010

G63: Red Sox 12, Phillies 2

Phillies - 000 100 100 -  2 10  0
Red Sox - 543 000 00x - 12 17 0
Lackey had a very strong start (7-6-2-0-3, 86), but his performance was overshadowed by the laser show in the first three innings.

With one out and one on in the first against Moyer, Martinez doubled, Ortiz doubled, Beltre doubled, and Lowell homered. Scutaro started the second with a single, then Pedroia doubled, Martinez doubled, and Ortiz doubled. And Moyer was changing into street clothes: 1-9-9-1-1, 61.

Scutaro and Ortiz each had three hits and Flo knocked in four runs.
Example
Jamie Moyer / John Lackey
Scutaro, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Martinez, C
Ortiz, DH
Beltre, 3B
Lowell, 1B
Hall, LF
Cameron, CF
McDonald, RF
How old is Jamie Moyer? Nine days after his major league debut, the Bard family celebrated Daniel's first birthday.

Moyer (rookie card, at left) has pitched against 20 players who are already in the Hall of Fame, including Steve Carlton, who was the opposing pitcher in his debut, and Mike Schmidt, who was inducted 15 years ago! Moyer had six seasons under his belt when Tim Wakefield made his debut with the Pirates. Terry Francona was Moyer's teammate on the 1986 Cubs.

When Moyer pitched for the Red Sox, they were still a year away from trading Heathcliff Slocumb to Seattle. Moyer has faced batters born in six different decades.

About a month ago, on May 7, Moyer became the oldest pitcher to throw a complete-game shutout. He has pitched shutouts 24 years apart and he may be the only pitcher to throw shutouts in four different decades.

He has allowed 501 home runs, five away from breaking the all-time mark set by Robin Roberts.

Beginning with Daisuke Matsuzaka's no-hit bid on May 22, the Phillies are 5-12 and have averaged only 2.3 runs a game. In 9 of those 17 games, they have scored 0 or 1 run.

More Stupid Interleague:
Astros/Yankees, 7 PM
Marlins/Rays, 7 PM
Blue Jays/Rockies, 9 PM

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redsock said...

Shane Victorino, CF
Placido Polanco, 3B
Chase Utley, 2B
Ryan Howard, 1B
Jayson Werth, RF
Raul Ibanez, LF
Ross Gload, DH
Carlos Ruiz, C
Juan Castro, SS

L-girl said...

Moyer (rookie card, at left)

Ha ha, very good!

9casey said...

People wonder why Americans can't get excited about the World Cup: 2 games , 2 goals, 2 ties.....fun

Zenslinger said...

Same could be said of baseball. It is fun when you get into it.

I ain't saying I am into it. But it is about a lot more than the scoring.

redsock said...

Ties would be a bit unsatisfying. But, yes, a 1-0 game with maybe 4 or 5 total hits can certainly be far more tense and exciting than a 16-15 game.

redsock said...

don is still out???

L-girl said...

According to the Phillies pitching coach on the pre-game, Moyers has such longevity because he's so competitive and he never gives in.

Uh, yeah. Everyone else who ages and whose bodies no longer perform just didn't want it badly enough and they gave in.

Stupid.

Amy said...

Don still sick...

Amy said...

I knew there was a reason I was not good enough for the major leagues. I just didn't try hard enough.

Amy said...

Nothing seriously wrong with Don.

L-girl said...

I don't care for soccer either, but you can put any sport down that way.

redsock said...

Nothing seriously wrong with Don

Just a chronic case of readingpressnotesverbatimitis.

L-girl said...

I knew there was a reason I was not good enough for the major leagues. I just didn't try hard enough.

Yes, that was my problem too. Didn't want it badly enough.

L-girl said...

World Cup is huge where we live. People from all over the world, flying flags from their countries of origins. And the inevitable Brit-Canadians saying that is disgraceful.

redsock said...

I'd love to play for the Red Sox, even for an inning, so maybe if I tell myself I REALLY WANT IT and refuse to give up, maybe I'll be making my debut in 2013 or so.

Amy said...

Don on DL with half the team. :(

L-girl said...

Don't you know anything is possible if you truly believe?

Excuse me while I go vomit!

redsock said...

Did Beltre collide with Don in the cafeteria or something?

Amy said...

In my book with respect to professional sports (team sports, not things like tennis, golf, etc):

baseball > football > soccer > hockey > basketball

with baseball far ahead of all the rest.

redsock said...

Maybe I can "believe" all this fucking work in front of me is really located far, far away.

















Nope. Still here. Damn.

Zenslinger said...

The power of positive thinking can go a long way:

- applied consistently in the long term

- within reason

- except when it doesn't.

Put another way, the power of positive thinking doesn't do anything of itself. But it can help you make many small decisions that can help significant things to come about.

L-girl said...

Baseball

Very, very distant second hockey

Enjoy women's basketball

Hate everything else. Hate football in every form, hate NBA basketball, hate soccer.

In Ireland I discovered rugby, absolutely loved it. People told me that was because we were watching it being played at the highest levels, the famed NZ All-Blacks. Apparently it is less than thrilling on lower levels. That's what many people told me, anyway.

L-girl said...

I agree, Zen. Positive thinking is definitely helpful in many circumstances. If you have to work hard at something you want, keeping a positive attitude can help you get through it more easily.

I am looking forward to reading Barbara Ehrenreich's latest book, "Bright Sided", on this topic.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Moyer has the same birthday as Papi - but they're 13 years apart.

Zenslinger said...

Mike Lowell at 1B, eh?

Amy said...

I find basketball excruciatingly boring to watch. I think that soccer and hockey are not much better as they are sort basketball on grass and ice, but since scoring occurs less often in both, there is at least something to watch whereas basketball to me could be reduced to the last ten minutes.

I don't really understand most of the finer points of football, but I can at least watch each play like watching each at bat. I guess I am the kind of sports fan who prefers a slower pace than a constant pace. Sort of the way I prefer to live my life! One day/step at at time.

Patrick said...

I miss Fuck Yeah.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Everyone else who ages and whose bodies no longer perform just didn't want it badly enough and they gave in.

Plus they're soft.

Patrick said...

basketball to me could be reduced to the last ten minutes.

I feel this way exactly.

Amy said...

Laura, that's a LOT of hate! What makes baseball so different for you? I don't hate the other sports, just find them uninteresting.

YES! VMART!

L-girl said...

Plus they're soft.

But only if they're good-looking.

Michael Holloway said...

I am moderately enthusiastic about sports. I hate hero worship; I love the underdog.

Baseball on the other hand isn't sport - it's a theory. :)

RedSoxDiehard said...

Did Beltre collide with Don in the cafeteria or something?

LOL

Zenslinger said...

I'd put things in roughly the same order that you did, Amy. I used to like football even more than baseball. These days, not so much, but during the playoffs, yeah. I can watch any sport if I try. I can remember watching whole rugby and soccer matches on occasion.

VMart. Yay.

L-girl said...

Well, not hate in the sense that I hate Stephen Harper. Hate to watch. Have zero interest in.

L-girl said...

Also, I can enjoy any sport live. I generally dislike/hate football, but if someone gave me tickets to a game, I'd go and enjoy it.

L-girl said...

Yeah! Papi half dong!

Patrick said...

Get yo swagger back Ortiz.

Zenslinger said...

Wow. Tasty.

Amy said...

Baseball on the other hand isn't sport - it's a theory.

Baseball is an art, a musical composition, a ballet.

Perhaps Jamie Moyer is not trying hard enough tonight.

L-girl said...

Doubles to spare

redsock said...

Moyer must not want to win this game very much.

Patrick said...

Beltre owes us. He has fractured ribs to repay.

L-girl said...

Baseball is life.

Amy said...

I never understand people who say baseball is boring. I liken them to people who say that reading is boring.

Amy said...

I still love Lowell.

Patrick said...

DR DOUBLE DOUBLES!!!

L-girl said...

Dr Dong!!!!!

redsock said...

DEAR DOCTOR!

Zenslinger said...

Liking sports are mostly about what you grow up with.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I was just typing to ask the doctor to keep the doubles going.

Even better!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Zenslinger said...

Jesus.

Patrick said...

The doctor is trying to get in two doubles every at bat.

L-girl said...

I totally understand why people say baseball is boring, even though I find it anything but. The pacing is so different, the long gaps where it appears that nothing is happening.

redsock said...

Let's not blow a big first inning lead two days in a row, alright?

L-girl said...

Liking sports are mostly about what you grow up with.

Which explains why most USians don't care about World Cup.

Zenslinger said...

I always think of Moyer as having a tenure as a Red Sox. But he only played half a season for us in '96.

Amy said...

Liking sports are mostly about what you grow up with.

Not so sure this is always true. I grew up with no sports watching in my house. In fact, I think I was the one who started the family watching baseball when I became a Mets fan in high school. Although my mother says she was a Dodgers fan in Brooklyn, we never watched baseball as kids.

I never watched football or basketball either. My parents find my passion for baseball "cute."

redsock said...

Lowell hits the 502nd dong off Moyer.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I like most sports, except for pro basketball. i can not watch that.

1. Baseball
2. Football
3. Hockey
4. College basketball

I'll be watching USA-England tomorrow.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I grew up in a sports-watching family. My dad was a NY Giants fan and I remember taking the car up to a mountaintop to get radio reception for the games.

redsock said...

20 minute wait so far for lackey - thanks, eric.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Thanks, Jamie, for not caring tonight!

Michael Holloway said...

Jamie Moyer is not single minded enough, gave up commie pink 2BH.

Oh forgot I do HATE football marketing.

Amy said...

I guess it's like everything else in life---to each his/her own. I like the slow pace, the one on one between pitcher and hitter, the fact that unlike almost all other team sports, it is not about getting a ball from one end of a field/court to another, the beauty of its math and geometry, etc.

Sort of like some people like horror movies with lots of special effects and others prefer a slow moving character piece.

L-girl said...

I also grew up without sports, but I think in general that observation is true.

My family also finds my baseball obsession "cute". My grandfather was obsessed with baseball and never ever shared it with me, because girls and sports don't go together.

Zenslinger said...

It's possible to acquire love for a sport as an adult, sure. But when you have a Brit and an American in a bar saying, "But soccer is boring!" "But football is stupid because they keep stopping the game!" In that case, the answer is, "You like it because you grew up with it. Now shut up."

I find the strategy and technical aspects of boxing, or any kind of combat, fascinating. But as I get older I more and more simply don't enjoy watching people get hurt. I studied martial arts but have always been unable to watch UFC type things.

L-girl said...

It's possible to acquire love for a sport as an adult, sure. But when you have a Brit and an American in a bar saying, "But soccer is boring!" "But football is stupid because they keep stopping the game!" In that case, the answer is, "You like it because you grew up with it. Now shut up."

Yes, that's what I took your earlier statement to mean. This is true.

Also, Amy and I both acquired our interest in baseball as teenagers, which is different than trying to love a new sport when you're, say, 40. I thought I might start following hockey when we moved to Canada, because I do like hockey. But I just couldn't do it - couldn't adopt a new habit in my life like that. There's just no room.

L-girl said...

Doubles doubles doubles!

Patrick said...

It's nice to be home

L-girl said...

Weee, this is fun

Amy said...

The Monster is getting quite a beating tonight!

Zenslinger said...

And James Sheilds is having trouble with the Marlins. TB down 4-0.

redsock said...

2 singles
5 doubles
1 home run

Zenslinger said...

Make that 6-0 as the hyped kid Stanton hits a 2-RBI triple

Angry Steve said...

oh wow this is excellent!!!

Amy said...

I can see what you are saying, Zen. And I may be the exception. But I never watched a football game (unless you count going to high school games to stare at cute boys) until the Patriots were in the Superbowl. I was invited to a Superbowl party, asked a lot of questions (so unlike me :)), and sort of found it interesting. So I did learn to like football as adult.

PAPI!

Zenslinger said...

Um. This is getting into statistical anomaly land, isn't it, with the doubles?

redsock said...

Sox: "We were told BP starts at 7:10."

Patrick said...

I've gotten into soccer just this past year.

redsock said...

Moyer: 1-9-8-1-1, 61.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Bogar held him at third!!

Amy said...

Bogar didn't have Papi try for home! And there was nobody out! Maybe he learned something??

johngoldfine said...

"I am looking forward to reading Barbara Ehrenreich's latest book, "Bright Sided", on this topic."

You won't come away from the book imagining that wanting it bad enough ("dreaming") will bring it to you, though you will be horrified at the amount of that mentality apparently out there.

Fun read.

Amy said...

MrsGoTribe, we owe each other a coke.

redsock said...

Sox hit 12 doubles on July 29, 1990 against Detroit.

They have hit 9 doubles 4 times: 1927, 1931, 1993, 2003.

Amy said...

Sox: "We were told BP starts at 7:10."

Sadly, these days I read BP as standing only for the oil company...

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Amy--Dr. Pepper for me, thanks!

Michael Holloway said...

I started playing soccer as a way to get past my extreme shyness at a xenophobic rural village school. As soon as folks saw I could do a fake behind the back double reverse they loved me; before that I was the city kid they we're afraid of - I think.

I remember watching Les Canadiens with my dad as a kid - then we moved to Ontario. I remember cheering for the Russians in '72 just to be a contrarian. The leafs do and have always (in my experience) SUCKED. Knowing the bussiness of sport as well, or maybe better than I know the professional leagues keeps me sober - no worship on any business franchise for this one.

I've no feed of the game except ESPN play by play, let me check...










9! nothing That Moyer just isn't trying hard enough!

Amy said...

Well, if we are going to be picky, I will have a Cosmopolitan.

Patrick said...

Let's protect this lead, please.

redsock said...

Lackey blows this -- I say we void the contract.

Amy said...

How is talking to LBJ about his rehab going to help Hermida, given that LBJ is still on the DL?

Michael Holloway said...

"
Um. This is getting into statistical anomaly land, isn't it, with the doubles?
"

Yes very weird. Soon there won't be any left!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Did Beltre collide with Don in the cafeteria or something?

This got a chuckle from my husband.

Benjamin said...

How is talking to LBJ about his rehab going to help Hermida, given that LBJ is still on the DL?

Maybe he can tell him not to run around like an asshole diving and breaking new ribs.

L-girl said...

You won't come away from the book imagining that wanting it bad enough ("dreaming") will bring it to you, though you will be horrified at the amount of that mentality apparently out there.

I doubt I'll be surprised, but horrified, yes. Reading Ehrenreich for me is always about getting more ammunition for what I already know and believe. I really like her work.

Michael Holloway said...

ESPN says

Boston this, Boston that, the list is 9 items long...

Then,

J Castro flied out to right.
S Victorino flied out to left.
P Polanco flied out to right.

Michael Holloway said...

..softy to the showers.

Amy said...

LOL, Benjamin!

Amy said...

Too bad we can't play at home all season.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

The song on the Radio Shack commercial is a Passion Pit song. An up and coming band and one of my son's favorites.

He and some friends went to a Passion Pit concert one year ago and there were probably a few hundred people there. The band showed up in a van, pulling a UHaul. One year later (this past Tuesday), he planned to go again (same venue) and they were sold out. So, he emailed the band's manager and told him how he was a fan from the beginning. He and a friend were put on the guest list and were given VIP passes to meet the band. Very cool. Good guys. And a great way for him to spend his 17th birthday.

Amy said...

Rays losing 9-0.

Amy said...

Great story, Mrs. G. I, of course, have never heard of the band, but I like the story.

L-girl said...

That's great for your son, Mrs G.

Not sure a band with a Radio Shack commercial is any longer "up and coming".

redsock said...

Hermida: "I don't wanna the mediots getting on me about being soft, so what did you do? I'll do the opposite."

Michael Holloway said...

D Pedroia flied out to center.

Finally! Thank god. Baseball was getting boring.

:)

Mrs.GotRibe said...

My husband called Don Orsillo the "Ellsbury of the media."

L-girl said...

Make Tito apologize!

Patrick said...

MMMMMM, ribbies!!!

redsock said...

Linescore shows a troubling decline:

PHI: 000
BOS: 543

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Okay, save some runs for the rest of the series.

I was just thinking that we needed some of these last night, but we actually needed better pitching last night so, never mind.

redsock said...

RUIZBALLA!

redsock said...

Pitches thrown in 3 innings:

Lackey: 39

Moyer/Herndon: 95

!!!!

L-girl said...

Linescore shows a troubling decline

LOL

Mrs.GotRibe said...

L--I'm surprised at how many songs from commercials are from not-too-popular bands.

Vizio uses Empire of the Sun
Radio Shack with Passion Pit

Amy-I would never know of these bands if it weren't for my son. It is fun to rediscover music with him. He also appreciates older music. He has the Beatles and Led Zeppelin entire collections.

9casey said...

another thing about soccer, the clock just runs , as a spectator you never know when it is going to end...

Live sports, Baseball will always be king, hockey is awesome live, football has some of the most obnoxious fans of all and way to many bad site lines.

I enjoy college basketball, the NBA is really only played for 2 months, in the playoffs....

Michael Holloway said...

"R Howard singled to center."

Go Phillies go!

redsock said...

FLA - 105 4
FKR - 000

HOU - 020 00
MFY - 300 0

TOR -
COL -

redsock said...

Go Phillies go!


"... Holloway wondered later why he was not fully embraced by the JoS community."

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Live sports, Baseball will always be king, hockey is awesome live, football has some of the most obnoxious fans of all and way to many bad site lines.

Absolutely agree. I was amazed the first time I saw hockly live. It's hard to watch it on TV after that. Football is better on TV. And yes, baseball will always be king.

I am headed to Chicago next week. While my son is standing in line for another concert (MGMT), I will be at Wrigley field by myself. I can't wait.

L-girl said...

L--I'm surprised at how many songs from commercials are from not-too-popular bands.

I think those bands may be more popular than you realize. Just MO.

L-girl said...

Isn't Jays pregame on or something?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Maybe, I guess they are just not mainstream or pop?

L-girl said...

Yes, that is what I would say, not completely mainstream. But very popular, well known.

RedSoxDiehard said...

5430

Now that's a disturbing line score trend.

redsock said...

guy on first and the dp went 5-3 -- did they have a shift on?

L-girl said...

"Jerry Remy did not face Warren Spahn"

RedSoxDiehard said...

more doubles, pls

redsock said...

doesn't look like remy faced phil niekro.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

A- double play was Beltre to Pedey to Lowell.

redsock said...

Ah. 5-4-3 makes far more sense.

Way to go, GDGD!

RedSoxDiehard said...

This is like a spring training game now.

L-girl said...

They just clarified that.

L-girl said...

Clarify re Remy/Niekro

RedSoxDiehard said...

"Ugh, that's cheesy... I think it's brutal."

Remy <3

Michael Holloway said...

Well if the Phillies won't 'go' a little more than that, I'm afraid I must... .

Off to score the Toronto at Colorado game. It's been fun.

redsock said...

re trivia question/spahn. frede wondered if remy ever faced phil niekro. he thought he did. i (via b-ref) think he did not.

L-girl said...

I knew that. I was clarifying what I was clarifying. :)

You: Remy never faced Niekro.

Me: They just clarified that.

Then I noticed a whole bunch of comments between those, thought it might not make sense. So:

Me: Clarify re Remy/Niekro

Whew!

redsock said...

remy does a promo and frede wonders if he wants to keep going. not sure what that referred to, but remy says he just does as he is told:

"when they say read, i read ... or i attempt to read."

L-girl said...

Also Remy said he has 3 promos in front of him and is scared because he doesn't know which is coming up 1st.

redsock said...

frede: "old jacobs field days"

HEY -- IT'S THE SAME PARK!!!

redsock said...

FLA - 105 410
FKR - 000 201

HOU - 020 000 01
MFY - 300 010 0

TOR -
COL -

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Lost in all of this offense is that Lackey is pitching a pretty good game.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Houston down to their last three outs, down 4-3

redsock said...

Must to avoid: Boston media as Manny comes to town.

L-girl said...

Remy saying he is so excited about, can't wait to see Manny back at Fenway. Couldn't wait to see him leave either, and bad-mouthed him like crazy on his way out. Hypocrite.

redsock said...

of course manny cut damon's throw off - he knows damon has a noodle for an arm. saved him from being ashamed of a 27-hopper to the infield cut-off man.

redsock said...

OOF - it's BOOF!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

And Boof leads off with a hit. Tek tells him not to worry.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

2 pitches, 2 hits.

L-girl said...

Was Bonser's father named Foob?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Will his ERA continue at infinity?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Bases loaded, no outs. Sound familiar?

Benjamin said...

Not sure this lead is Boof-proof.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I don't think this is doing anything to help his confidence.

L-girl said...

You know it's Tim's birthday today.

redsock said...

wow -- boof is toast.

L-girl said...

Oof, it's not boof-proof?

Troof?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Does he want to welcome Pap back with a save opportunity?

Angry Steve said...

Holy Boof...

redsock said...

ERA now way down (from infinity) to 108.00!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

It's the new Houdini! Whaddayaknow?

redsock said...

BOOFDINI!

L-girl said...

Ha ha, bases loaded no outs and no score.

Benjamin said...

And Boof lowers his ERA from 108.00 to 36.00.

redsock said...

36.00 ERA!

Not bad. Not bad at all.

L-girl said...

Boofdini? Oh no.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Hey, Boof's ERA is finite now! As soon as he got that 1st out, it became 108.00, and now that he's thrown a whole inning, it's down to 36.00.

redsock said...

Lackey: 7-6-2-0-3, 86.

Nice to see 0 BB.

Angry Steve said...

Lucky son of a boof...

L-girl said...

Many people figuring out Boof's new ERA.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Oops, guess I'm a little slow!

redsock said...

shoulda brought boof in for the 7th. if he finished the game, he could have gotten a save.

Benjamin said...

Unfortunately Boof's ERA has already risen back to 96.00 during the commercial break.

redsock said...

i was waiting for it to automatically adjust on the gdgd box.

L-girl said...

I would like all the skateboarders and weed trimmers on my street to call it a day. You don't have to go home, but please don't stay here. Outside my window.

It is SO fucking noisy!

redsock said...

wait - have one of them whack our weeds.

L-girl said...

During commercial break, ha ha ha.

L-girl said...

If only. I can't believe people are doing that at 9:30 at night. Go home already!

Michael Holloway said...

Raining in Denver.

12-2 now I see.

Benjamin said...

Might be a different Boof.

L-girl said...

Getting his post-career work lined up?

Michael Holloway said...

Weed whackers are noisy.

I KNOW! The guy next store has a small yard, but he does the whole thing with that buzzy machine. Imagine cutting your front lawn with a 8" piece of fishing line - I had to close my windows on a HOT day. :(

Benjamin said...

Five scoreless innings. Can't this team ever score runs?

L-girl said...

I know. Our offense sucks.

Michael Holloway said...

Fuck! - no insurance run.

L-girl said...

And then people hi-five the guy. Don't encourage him, people.

L-girl said...

"I hope it was on sale."

RedSoxDiehard said...

27.00

redsock said...

cotton eye joe jr.?

L-girl said...

Boof ERA watch!

L-girl said...

Cotton Eye Joe Jr, switch to decaf.

RedSoxDiehard said...

21.60

redsock said...

Booftastic!

The water is Muddy!!!

Benjamin said...

Water.

L-girl said...

Don't drink the water. It is DIRTY!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Dirty>>Clean

L-girl said...

Good night all, nice threading for a change.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Yay! (And Boof is down below 20 now, just like most of the rest of the staff.)

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