June 17, 2010

G68: Red Sox 8, Diamondbacks 5

Diamondbacks - 101 110 001 - 5 12  2
Red Sox - 102 012 02x - 8 10 1
David Ortiz belted a two-run home run in the third -- and reached base four times -- but Daniel Nava was the hero of the late innings.

Nava doubled to start the fifth and scored on Marco Scutaro's dobule. He singled in the middle of the sixth inning rally -- and a throwing error on the play increased Boston's lead from 5-4 to 6-4 -- and he had an RBI double in the eighth. Scutaro drove in three runs; and Beltre singled and walked twice.

Lackey hung on long enough to get a W (6-8-4-2-5, 112), but was not particularly sharp.

The Yankees lost 7-1 and the Rays lost 3-1 -- New York and Tampa Bay each managed only four hits each -- so they remained tied for first, with the Red Sox now only 2 GB. Boston has not been this close to first place since April 15 (after G8).
Example
Dan Haren / John Lackey
Scutaro, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Youkilis, 1B
Martinez, C
Drew, RF
Beltre, 3B
Nava, LF
McDonald, CF
At 7 PM:
Yankees/Phillies
Rays/Atlanta
Example
June 17:

1880: John Montgomery Ward of the Providence Grays pitches a perfect game against the Buffalo Bisons (5-0). It is the second perfect game in National League history and the second in six days! Lee Richmond of the Worcester Ruby Legs beat the Cleveland Blues 1-0 on June 12. It will be 84 years before another NL pitcher throws a perfect game (Jim Bunning, June 21, 1964).

1915: Zip Zabel comes out of the Cubs bullpen with two outs in the first inning against Brooklyn. He pitches 18.1 innings -- the longest relief appearance in major league history -- and wins 4-3. (Another likely unbreakable record.)

2005: The Arizona Diamondbacks give up 10 runs in the third inning of a 13-6 loss to Cleveland. In their previous game, June 15 against the White Sox, they had allowed 10 runs in the sixth inning. The last team to suffer 10-run innings in consecutive games was the 1969 Mets, who did it in both games of a doubleheader, July 30 against the Astros (11 runs in the ninth inning of G1 and 10 runs in the third inning of G2).

89 comments:

redsock said...

Johnson, 2B
Drew, SS
Upton, RF
Montero, C
Young, CF
LaRoche, 1B
Reynolds, 3B
Parra, LF
Ryal, DH

redsock said...

PA notes:

Matsuzaka threw a 39-pitch bullpen session today that he described as "normal." He will throw a three-inning simulated game on Saturday.

The Sox signed 1B Ryan Shealy to a minor-league deal. Shealy, 30, was released yesterday by the Rays. He played with the Royals and Rockies from 2005-08.

redsock said...

Shealy exercised an opt-out clause with the Rays. He wasn't dumped.

SoSHer Section15Box113 reminds us that Theo tried to trade for Shealy in 2005. It was the failed Larry Bigbie deal -- Bigbie and Shealy for Kelly Shoppach, Adam Stern, Abe Alvarez, and another unnamed minor leaguer.

Zenslinger said...

I rocked my interview for full-time teaching this AM and am psyched for 3pm (out here) beisballa action.

Amy said...

That's great, Zen! I know that's what you have been aiming for. When will you hear?

I am on the Cape, and we just got a call that Rebecca may be having contractions. Two weeks early, so could be just false labor. So we are sitting with our bags, deciding whether to unpack or to put everything back in the car...

Amy said...

Looks like false labor for now. We have unpacked, Harvey had a beer, and now we will eat. Enjoy the game.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

We're on the subway headed to downtown Chicago.

Go Sox.

redsock said...

i hate rogers cable, but they are giving me nesn when the package is determined to torture me with gracie! so yay rogers -- for 3 hours.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Amy, this is your daughter? How wonderful.

redsock said...

enjoy wrigley!!! if i wasn't a sox fan, i'd love it as much as fenway. maybe more, because it lacks the huge commercial-playing scoreboard.

redsock said...

come on, lackey, i want you to show me tonight you can be an top of the line starter. it's the fuckin' d-bags, for fuck's sake.

redsock said...

FY SB!

redsock said...

remy: "haren has a high leg kick" -- replay shows haren's foot maybe 1-2 inches above the ground -- "well, it's not that he has a high leg kick ..."

redsock said...

tied, mofos.

redsock said...

looked catchable off the bottom of the wall, but if nava thought he couldn't grab it, he did the next best thing -- quick throw in to hold it to a single.

redsock said...

good freakin' lord - remy is *butchering* that soccer promo. is it against the law for him to look at it before he goes on the air?

redsock said...

smart decision to make that throw.

redsock said...

way late

QUADRANGULAR!!!!!!!!!

but still alone

tim said...

Just checking in before I get to studying for the night. How about we stop giving up baserunners and coughing up the lead???

Also, regarding Rogers - I'm going to call and find out why they only show certain games in HD. It's bullshit, I don't think we need 10 NHL/NBA HD channels which are NEVER used during May - September. The past couple of Sox games have been on regular EI, but not in HD. There's no reason for it, especially when I'm paying for the package.

tim said...

I've gotta stick around for a bit now, don't want this to be a one man thread.

redsock said...

thank you!

redsock said...

so, ummm, you get to help me carry a dryer out of the basement next week ...

redsock said...

nesn shows a NL pitcher HR allowed graphic:

the dbacks pitchers we are seeing in this series are the top 3, followed by a brewer (i think) as #4, so don says the starters in this series are 3 of the top 4.

oy.

tim said...

That's cool. This game feels like a dryer being carried out of your basement.

tim said...

lol, TC doing the weezer promo. guess they took remy off.

tim said...

I got so excited when I opened the slingbox program and tuned to NESN.

Don said nothing for about 3 pitches, and I thought they were airing it without commentary. Then my hopes were crushed.

They had some hockey game a couple years ago on CBC that had no commentary, it was amazing.

redsock said...

lackey is lacking.

redsock said...

richardson: "hey amy, i'm warming up!"

redsock said...

may have to check out this remy playing the OF story...

tim said...

Lackey is crappy.

tim said...

Its OK if he gives up 8 in 4 1/3, as long as he gets the W is all that matters.

redsock said...

remy: you got to wonder if lackey is bothered by that ball that hit him in the foot earlier in the ball game.

redsock: you got to wonder if lackey is bothered by the fact that he
sucks.

redsock said...

if he goes 4.1, he can't get a win, silly.

tim said...

Maybe i meant he gets the last 2 outs of the 5th after giving up 8...and, and, leave me alone!

redsock said...

PHI: 000
MFY: 00
Horseface has a no-hitter! Woo-hoo!

FKR: 0
ATL:

redsock said...

nava - ho!

redsock said...

4 a side!

glug!

redsock said...

okay - yook -- show 'em where you live.

redsock said...

richardson
mdc
up

redsock said...

Premier Brown!!!!

redsock said...

remy: "i can see you on a scooter. suit, tie, shirt ..."

bermuda is nice!

Benjamin said...

Can't say I've been impressed with Lackey.

redsock said...

i'm not sure anyone can, unless you look at the hits and runs and see that they are not really hits and runs.

redsock said...

i would like some potato chips.

redsock said...

PHI: 000 1
MFY: 000 0

go phillies.

BELTRE!

redsock said...

time to attack and bury these fucks.

tim said...

yeah, i disappeared for awhile there. going to do work now. hold this lead you fucks.

Benjamin said...

Can't say I've been very impressed with Haren.

Benjamin said...

Shane Victorino dong. PHI 3 - MFY 0

redsock said...

the go-go sox

Benjamin said...

If the Sox cared about children's cancer, they'd steal more bases.

redsock said...

why am i suspicious that that company signed up AFTER ellsbury was out of action? :>)

redsock said...

mdc in

redsock said...

gotta fan this clown

redsock said...

he is 0 for 10 in the series, with 8 K

and 237 K this year

redsock said...

whew - maybe a gift!

Angry Steve said...

that coulda been bad...

redsock said...

FLO - on base 4 for 4

redsock said...

shouldn't you go to 2B and stand there and watch the ball? if it's caught, you can easily get back to 1B. if it hits the wall, you are clear to get to 3B, at least.

bad running by tiz.

redsock said...

bot & atchison up

redsock said...

awhile back, don said the rays and atl were 0-0 in the 4th.

now he says they are still scoreless, but gives no inning. that info is worthless.

redsock said...

don: "jeemer has allowed no runs in 13 of his last 16 appearances."

but maybe he has allowed a shit load of inherited runners? please give us relevant info, okay?

grumpy and gettin' drunk,

redsock

redsock said...

ha ha - fy says fuck you!

redsock said...

wow - still light out. nail it down, sir bot, and i can enjoy some bonus patio time.

redsock said...

FKR: 000 100
ATL: 000 102

PHI: 000 120 0
MFY: 000 001 0

redsock said...

K

97 gas face

Amy said...

OK, I admit that I am drunk. Two really good cosmos, no idea what the score is. Did we get dirty water? HELP.

redsock said...

drunk is good - one out to go!

Amy said...

Very good, Allan. That makes my night! OK, I can sleep tonight--no grandchild yet, and the Sox win. Peace reigns, except in the real world!

redsock said...

yoinks. that was close.

save pls

redsock said...

come on, bot, ya hick, close it out.

redsock said...

arizona has lost a franchise record 13 straight road games and they are singin' the blues because ...

the water is Muddy!!!

go phillies and team that plays in atlanta!!

Amy said...

That's what I needed to hear!!

OK, the rest of New England will wait and see if the Celtics win, but I am happy enough for tonight.

redsock said...

Celtics tied 25-25, 7 minutes left in the half.

redsock said...

MFY down 4-1 in top 9th

redsock said...

haha - ump's wrong call give phillies a SB!

redsock said...

joba choking.

Amy said...

Go Boston---any and every Boston team!

I hate basketball, but what the hell...GO GREEN!

SoSock said...

Phillies have scored 4 in the 9th, 3 off JTC. HA!

SoSock said...

Could this be 2 straight nights that the Sox win and NY and TB both lose?

SoSock said...

Over at the toilet. MFY lose.

Gotta love it

Ish said...

Two games back. Take a minute and let that sink in a little.

May 17th, the Red Sox had a -9 run differential. They were in fourth place, 8.5 GB.

June 17th, the Red Sox have a +58 run differential and are in 3rd, 2 GB.

From -9 to +58 in a MONTH!

And as of today, the Red Sox have scored the most runs in baseball. 373 to New York's 367.

tim said...

Browsing JoS from the 2010 World Cup!

I apologize if this comment has come through 3 times, I will delete it if it has...having internets difficulties here.

redsock said...

ACK!!!
The bees!!

9casey said...

And we have an Ace in waiting.....

Mrs.GotRibe said...

i was out and couldn't keep up with the game or thread very well. I was able to get score updates from my phone.

Good to come back and read the thread. So Lackey wasn't good again? Too bad. It looks like this is what we've got from him.

Very sweet to be 2 back.

I'll be at Wrigley tomorrow afternoon. I get to see Kazmir/Carlos Silva matchup.

westcoastsox said...

Don't know if anyone will see this, but Red Sox now have the third best record in all of baseball (and the third best record in the AL East).

SoSock said...

Lacky gets lucky again.
A guy at the job said yesterday afternoon "toobad you're Sox gt such a horrible start, the're doing all right now but it's probably too late"
????
I just stared blankly and said "Yeah" at first.
Then I asked if he had looked at the standings lately, and proceeded to relate that the Sox were tied (at that time) for wins with the top NL teams, and had more wins than any AL team except the Skankees and Evil Rays. AND that they were only 2 behind those 2. And that 2 back with, ohhh, almost 100 to go was not really insurmountable. It's more like a dead heat.
It was his turn to to stare blankly.
Braves fans - yeesh!

L-girl said...

I noticed there were < 100 comments on last night's game thread, so decided to scroll through. I learned Amy might have become a grandmother but didn't, Tim has been warned about the dryer, and Allan got drunk last night. That's what happens when I'm 2 hours away crying with war resisters. Go figure.

Very entertaining thread.