June 18, 2010

G69: Red Sox 10, Dodgers 6

Dodgers - 003 002 001 -  6  9  1
Red Sox - 300 070 00x - 10 13 2
Doubront's line may appear pedestrian -- 5-6-5-2-2, 83 -- but two of those runs were unearned and in three of his first four innings, he set down the Dodgers in order. He got first strike(s) on most hitters and was economical, throwing only 49 pitches through four.

I did not catch all of his innings, but was impressed by what I did see. He seemed to get rusty waiting around while the Sox sent 12 men to the plate in the fifth and so did not retire any of the four guys he faced in the sixth.

The first eight Red Sox batters reached safely in the fifth and seven of them scored. Adrian Beltre launched a bomb to left. In the first inning, David Ortiz and J.D. Drew went deep. Scott Atchison did a fantastic job in relief, retiring all nine batters he faced, striking out five.

The Marlins beat the Rays 7-4 (Garza allowed all seven runs and threw 71 pitches in 1.1 IP) and the Mets beat the Yankees 4-0 (MFY loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the 9th, but CI K'd on three pitches and Swisher first-pitch fouled out), so the Red Sox are 1 GB in the East. All three teams have won 41 games.
Example
Carlos Monasterios / Felix Doubront (major league debut)
Scutaro, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Youkilis, 1B
Drew, RF
Beltre, 3B
Varitek, C
Cameron, CF
Nava, LF
Felix Antonio Doubront was promoted to Pawtucket in late May. The 22-year-old lefty has made four starts: 16.2-15-2-5-16. 1.08 ERA.

He started the season with the Portland Sea Dogs (AA): 8 starts, 2.51 ERA. 39 hits and 17 walks in 43 innings (1.302 WHIP), with 38 strikeouts. ... In 2009, he had a 3.35 ERA in 26 starts for the Sea Dogs.

Terry Francona:
He's still developing his secondary pitches. But he's got some finish on that fastball and he's not afraid to throw it. ... John Farrell loves him. Absolutely loves him. When he says that, that gets my attention.
Farrell:
When you see a 6-3 left-hander who can throw the ball in the low 90s, that's a lot of good things to start with. Combine that with how he fared in the starts he got in spring training [3 games, 7 innings, 3 hits, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts, 0 runs], and that was encouraging for all of us. ... He was able to get outs with his fastball in a major league spring training environment. He seemed to relish the opportunity and didn't back away from the challenge. He didn't fear contact.
Sox Prospects:
Featuring an 87-91 MPH fastball with some late movement, Doubront likes to use the pitch to get ahead of batters. While not overpowering with his fastball, Doubront hides the ball very well in his delivery ... it allows him to take advantage of his improving 79-81 MPH change-up that fades out of the strike zone, with some late screwball action to it. ... Doubront's delivery is very mechanically sound, and he has shown excellent improvement on cleaning up his release point and consistently getting on top of the ball to throw downhill. ...

He could stand to tighten up his control by staying a little bit more consistent within his delivery to hit his spots. ... An effective third pitch in his repertoire will go a long way towards solidifying him as a future starting pitcher at the big league level. Development with his curveball will enable him to really keep hitters off-balance given the deception he can generate. Doubront is able to get swings and misses with his stuff, but also gives up a lot of contact ... Doubront has historically struggled against left-handed batters, but showed improvement in this area in 2009.
Dustin Richardson, a PawSox teammate, says Doubront has "great poise. He's pitching at an advanced level for his age. He's got a good fastball with a lot of late life. He throws three pitches for strikes and mixes things up real well. And on top of all that, he’s left-handed."

The Dodgers (38-28) are tied with the Padres for first place in the NL West. Right fielder Andre Either (.339/.401/.619, 12 dongs) is their top hitter OPS+-wise, with Manny Ramirez (.295/.384/.514) a solid second (143). James Loney has 22 doubles and is tied with Either for the team lead in RBI, with 43.

Monasterios made his debut on Opening Day this year and has pitched 42.1 innings: five starts (3.97 ERA, 1.324 WHIP) and 11 relief appearances. His last four games have been starts, and he has been building up his pitch count (73, 81, 86).

Terry Francona:
I love Joe [Torre]. I hope we beat his brains out.
Also at 7 PM:
Mets/Yankees
Rays/Marlins

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FenFan said...

I love Joe [Torre]. I hope we beat his brains out.

Do you think baseball people have more fun than we know? Great comment!

redsock said...

I wonder if the hubhub surrounding this game will help or hurt Doubront. Does having almost all of the attention directed elsewhere help him relax a bit or will the circus make him more nervous, or neither?

L-girl said...

I think if it effects him at all, it would help. But nervousness mostly comes from inside, so whatever he's got, he's got.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I'm at wrigley. Nice park, terrific seat, hot as hell.

redsock said...

Last night, Remy mentioned the one time he played in the outfield. He said it was in Cleveland and he was hoping he could hide out there. But "the ball found me"; a hit went over his head. I meant to check it out after the game, but forgot.

It was May 18, 1980, and the Red Sox were in Cleveland. Remy moved from 2B to RF for the bottom of the 8th. (There was no bottom of the 9th, as Cleveland won 3-1.) The first batter Ron Hassey tripled to RF. I don't know if it sailed over Remy's head or not, but he probably remembers it correctly.

redsock said...

Also: Strasburg at home against the Pale Hose.

Looking at Strasburg's BR page, I note that he was born on the 3rd anniversary of the day Laura and I met.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

It's weird watching an NL game. Two outs, man on second and they deliver an IBB. It took me a couple seconds to realize that the batter was on deck.

nick said...

Babe Ruth’s Granddaughter to Join Norman Rockwell Museum’s All-American Baseball Festival

This is in Stockbridge, MA, just up the road from me. From the press release:
All-American Festival to be held Saturday, July 3, from 12 to 4 p.m. Meet Linda Ruth Tosetti, granddaughter of Babe Ruth, who will share her personal memories of the legendary baseball hero. Next, learn about the major leagues from Brian Daubach, former Boston Red Sox first baseman; Daubach is the current manager of the Pittsfield Colonials, who will also be on hand to toss the ball (visitors are welcome to bring their own mitts). Explore the art of baseball with illustrator Graig Kreindler, and create your own baseball-inspired work with 3-D artist Charles Fazzino; Anna Wade, Director of Education at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, will also be on hand to present a lively look at the history of the sport.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Cuz you know, they don't have the *batter* on deck in the AL.
Ugh, I meant pitcher.

Zenslinger said...

I don't know if Amy's a grandma yet, but I wanted to thank her for encouraging me about my interview at the beginning of yesterday's game thread. I went down to The Bar and celebrated that the interview is past. I'm sure my wife is glad, too -- I have been a pain in the ass recently.

To answer her question from yesterday, I don't know when I'll hear anything about the job. (I'm applying to teach full time where I already teach part time.)

Zenslinger said...

Oh, and great to see Joba get rocked again (0 IP!). I don't have the Old Hate for too many Yankees any more, but he's one of them. 5.72 ERA on the year for The C***.

I sort of hate Pettitte, but you have to hand it to him for hanging in there. He's pitching very well this year.

tjd said...

I'm guessing you meant "pitcher was on deck", right?

L-girl said...

Zen, that's great news. Continued good luck.

Looking at Strasburg's BR page, I note that he was born on the 3rd anniversary of the day Laura and I met.

We know we're old. No need to point it out at every opportunity! (Besides, compared to some people, we are young.)

redsock said...

Kemp, CF
Martin, C
Ethier, RF
Ramirez, DH
Blake, 3B
Loney, 1B
Belliard, 2B
Johnson, LF
Carroll, SS

***

BOOF - DFA to make room for Felix.

redsock said...

Felix is #61.

61
Jin Ho Cho, 1998
Mike Gambino, 2002 (STAFF)
Wayne Gomes, 2002
Bronson Arroyo, 2003-05
Kason Gabbard, 2006-07
Clay Buchholz, 2007-09

L-girl said...

I hope EI graces me with NESN tonight.

L-girl said...

NESN. Whew.

Ish said...

This is going to be nuts.

redsock said...

Let's see how much work cooperates.

Ish said...

Roger Clemens is sitting in the Monster seats tonight. Oh my. Clownshoes night at the ballpark!

Ish said...

I'd like to see Manny lead off the second inning.

redsock said...

FELIX!

L-girl said...

Some boos, but mostly drowned out by cheers, it sounds like to me, with Manny on deck.

L-girl said...

People in the MUMS thread were saying they love Manny but want to see him do badly tonight. I don't.

Cheering for Manny doesn't mean we want him to win tonight. That should be pretty obvious. But I wouldn't mind seeing a Being Dong, as long as we still won. WTH.

redsock said...

That was a fuckin solid inning from Doubront.
8 pitches, 1-2-3, with a K.

redsock said...

i've seen him hit plenty of dongs. how about one single each on saturday and sunday?

Ish said...

The reporters at Fenway saying lots of boos. Of course they're going to say there was mostly boos.

Zenslinger said...

If he keeps bringin' the OTTs, I like him.

Ish said...

A Manny dong to straightaway center right into my waiting baseball cap would be ideal tomorrow.

L-girl said...

Ish, did you hear mostly boos? I thought it was a smattering of boos with mostly cheers.

I guess we'll know more in the 2nd.

L-girl said...

Oh wow, you're there tomorrow, that's great. Yeah, a Manny dong would be extra fun then.

L-girl said...

PAPI DONG!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

All the booers can then say: "Well, I sure told him how I felt."

I have to say I --QUADRANGULAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ish said...

I heard boos and cheers. About 50/50.

Yep, going with my dad which is kind of....

THE LARGE FATHER!!!!!!

...a miracle because my dad's recovering from a staph infection and is JUST NOW feeling up to going tomorrow. I had a friend of mine in Boston on standby just in case.

redsock said...

i care about .001% what the crowd does. it doesn't change anything old and it doesn't establish anything new.

(am i allowed to talk about it?)

Zenslinger said...

Large Daddy: Back at Large.

L-girl said...

I guess I was listening with optimistic ears. :/

I hope your dad can go.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

PAPI!!!

L-girl said...

I care only because I care about Manny. He doesn't deserve to be bood.

AFAIK, you are allowed to talk about whatever you want. It's your blog, remember?

Ish said...

He's going tomorrow. Two days ago he told me he wasn't, lol. But this'll be great. Good Father's Day for him, a day early.

redsock said...

i agree with L re the crowd when he came out on deck.

but we have no idea where the NESN mics are and how they are mixing the sound....

L-girl said...

J. D. Ong!

redsock said...

THAT DONG IS ON FIRE!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

Come on, that's outta there, not a drewble.

Ish said...

Mrs. GotRibe, how about that thunderstorm in Chicago, eh?


...ON FIRE!!!!

Zenslinger said...

Fire Follows Father.

L-girl said...

I love Drew. I totally do.

redsock said...

i like what i just wrote:
"it doesn't change anything old and it doesn't establish anything new."

:>)

redsock said...

while the umps are away, drew should sneak over and stand on third!

redsock said...

and the umpures will go into their private room and review slo-motion footage of drew's dong ...

redsock said...

don says manny is the 13th member of the 2004 sox to come to fenway as a memer of another team -- that # seems really,really high!

Ish said...

Rob Bradford: "Manny, Manny" chants surfacing with him in the on-deck circle

redsock said...

why am i hearing alice cooper?

redsock said...

ooo - nice sign!

Ish said...

Ian Browne: Boos for Manny started as soon as the Red Sox took the field for the top of the second.

L-girl said...

You can hear only a few scattered boos among the roar of cheers.

I see the classy WEEI handed out "Who Needs Manny" signs. Mediots!

L-girl said...

Why do Don & Remy say it's hard to decipher? Seemed pretty clear to me.

Ish said...

Then in another tweet, Browne added: Also some support. "Manny, Manny, Manny."

redsock said...

thanks for those, ish.

nesn seemed to show only clappers.

redsock said...

"mixed bag"

yay! now back to the game!

L-girl said...

I seldom have to mute Orsillo, but I do now.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Yea Ish, it was crazy. I left Wrigley in the 8th inning. I never leave games early, but I was by myself, it was way too hot, and I was hearing rumblings of the impending storm. It was pouring by the time I walked up the steps from the subway. Looks better outside now.

My son and his group have been waiting in line since noon to be the first into the MGMT concert tonight. He says he is undercover.

I waited to see Manny's at bat. Mixed reception, but mostly positive I think.

I'll take the laptop down to get something to eat and then I'm off to see Billy Elliott tonight. $25 same day tix!

L-girl said...

Glad that's over with because I'm hungry and have to heat up food!

Ish said...

A couple other quick tweets...

Browne: A lot of fans stood and cheered for Manny in his first at-bat. Unlike Nomar's return, players in Sox dugout not cheering or clapping gloves.

Pete Abraham: Manny was booed. But lots of people standing and applauding him, too. Then he lined the first pitch to center

Joe Haggerty: Definitely mixture of cheers and boos for Manny. More interesting: no video tribute, no acknowledgement by Game ops people. Very icy



....Now let's play some fucking baseball, Don & Jerry. Get off him.

redsock said...

remy lets us know that manny DOES know what is going on around him.

what an asshole.

remy, that is.

Ish said...

Mrs. GotRibe: I was linked by a Boston meteorologist to a webcam outside of Wrigley - full streaming footage, and the rain and WIND were incredible. A bicycle rickshaw had its cloth passenger covering ripped off and numerous large trash cans were blown over.

redsock said...

i muted them too.

great coverage with the tweets: there was some cheers, but some boos too. maybe more cheers in some sections and more boos somewhere else. and some people who did not make any noise. and some who emitted a low hum that sound not be descibed as a boo or a cheer. so a boring mix of everything.

thanks so much! (eyerolling)

Ish said...

I picked tomorrow's game to go to for a reason: to see Manny.

redsock said...

Why do Don & Remy say it's hard to decipher?

Because they are not sure how they are supposed to react/report it, as NESN employees?

Because they are idiots?

???

Ish said...

Amalie then tweeted they did do a Manny tribute on the board and was received with "tepid applause."

Maybe we can turn the page now. Maybe.

Ish said...

Don definitely started the conversation and bated Remy into bashing on Manny. He asked him leading questions about "disrespecting the game" blah blah blah.

L-girl said...

Baseball media seems to never the turn the page on anything ever.

redsock said...

In other news, I would like to be 1GA in first place on Monday morning.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Wow Ish, I must have been underground for most of that.

I'll see Manny on Sunday night at Fenway. Enjoy the game tomorrow.

L-girl said...

I wonder when the whole "disrespecting the game" BS started. In the 70s, did anyone say Billy Martin or Sparky Lyle disrespected the game?

redsock said...

So I guess Don hates Ted Williams, too, right?

Zenslinger said...

Yanks down 1-0.

Garza walks in a run. Bases still loaded, two out. TB still up 2-1.

redsock said...

I wonder when the whole "disrespecting the game" BS started

1869?

Zenslinger said...

Ooh. New stud Mike Stanton up vs. Garza.

L-girl said...

I don't remember media accusing players of disrespecting the game in the highly disrespectful 1970s but they probably did. Long hair, mustaches, blah blah blah.

Zenslinger said...

Grand Slam by Mike Stanton! FLA 5, TB 2.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I guess they haven't had too much time to practice that toss, huh?

Ish said...

Zen, is this the Mike Stantion like... the pitcher?

L-girl said...

Not the pitcher. He must be pretty old by now.

redsock said...

the this day in baseball history thing had one from 1972. finley paid each A's palyer $300 to grow a mustache for father's day. reggie started the trend when he showed up for spring training with a moustache. it was the first time a MLB player had a 'stache since 1936!!

you can be sure some oldtimers bitched about that -- esp. in 1972!!!

Zenslinger said...

No, he's a much-hyped prospect and recent callup. OF'er.

Meanwhile, Doubront needs a couple of outs.

L-girl said...

This Mike Stanton

Zenslinger said...

That Mike Stanton did finally retire in...in...(BRef)...2007.

L-girl said...

My grandfather used to complain bitterly about the players with long hair.

What I was asking, tho, was did anyone actually use the expression "disrespecting the game", or is that fairly new?

redsock said...

i was hoping idiot torre bunting in the 3rd inning would help us get out of that jam. fooey.

redsock said...

we need a nexus search or something -- though it was probably spoken rather than written.

redsock said...

CATCH THE BALL!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

cameron was in good position to catch that, says remy. i know he would not have said that if that was manny out there.

(okay, i'm done.)

Ish said...

Manny swung at the first pitch in both of his at-bats.

And Drew's limping.

redsock said...

J.D. Ripken is our only OF to not miss time this year!

L-girl said...

I was out for a few mins. How did Beltre manage to injure Drew?

L-girl said...

Nexus search would be perfect, because my guess is it originated in print.

L-girl said...

Ah Remy, great promo reading... 20% becomes 20,000.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Crap, start talking to some guy in the bar about my iMac and it's 3-3. What did I miss?

Amy said...

Hi, all. I was here, just trying to eat. I agree that it sounded like a lot more cheers than boos.

Zen, don't know if you are still here, but thanks for your good wishes. Not a grandma yet---it was just Braxton Hicks contractions, not the real thing. She isn't due til July 1, so I guess we will be waiting a bit!

L-girl said...

You know those little not-quite beards at the very botto of the chin, like Darnell McDonald has? What are those called?

I'm expecting the inevitable sarcasm from A, but does anyone know?

Ish said...

Goatees?

Amy said...

Come on, Tek. Break the tie!

Amy said...

They have some kind of sexually suggestive name, I think, but damn if I can remember.

Angry Steve said...

flavor savers?

L-girl said...

Not goatees. Goatees start as a mustache and go around the whole mouth into a beard.

Angry Steve, is that the answer of you don't know? (Not sure about the ? there.)

L-girl said...

Wow Amy, July 1 - so soon! Exciting.

A Canada Day baby :)

Amy said...

(Besides, compared to some people, we are young.)

Ahem....!

L-girl said...

Hey, that "we" includes you, Amy. Compared to some people, you are young, too.

Amy said...

Speaking of the day you met... I am still waiting. Moon Landing Day.

Angry Steve said...

Angry Steve, is that the answer of you don't know? (Not sure about the ? there.)

Yeah, I'm not sure... I'm probably thinking of the soul patch (small triangly shaped goatee under the lip).

redsock said...

i did not see much of this inning, but

LA 3rd: belliard double to deep center. johnson safe on two-base missed catch error by felix, run scores. carroll bunts 3-4. kemp triple to deep center, run scores. martin 4-3, run scores. ethier save on error by cameron, came in , ball clanked off tip of glove, manny lined out to drew, who hurt himself.

Amy said...

I have no problem with my age. Just glad to be here.

redsock said...

3 of felix's 4 innings have been OTT and he doesn't waste pitches:

8-15-16 10 = 49

L-girl said...

I have no problem with my age. Just glad to be here.

We have that in common. :)

Yes, Moon Landing Day, otherwise known as Allan and Laura Day. The long version coming to wmtc.

L-girl said...

Right, not a soul patch either. That's the middle of the chin "missed a spot" thing.

Everything has a name, so this must, too. I bet Benjamin knows.

Ish said...

Right hamstring strain for Drew.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Thanks Allan. Sounds like a lousy inning.

Ish said...

I have a patch and that's about it. Besides the usual amount of hair I let grow between shavings.

Ish said...

Aww man. I'd have loved to have gotten the Dodgers feed of the game instead of NESN.

Vin Scully > Don & Remy

Amy said...

Yikes, hamstring strain. Another OF on the DL??

L-girl said...

Vin Scully > > anyone else in the business

But he doesn't do away games anymore, so the Dodgers feed would be a random Fox mediot.

Ish said...

Vin's in the house tonight, actually.

Amy said...

I can't find a good photo of Darnell's beard. I thought it was the type that hangs off the end of the chin like that spitting pitcher whose name escapes me, but it doesn't seem to be like that.

L-girl said...

Speaking of facial hair, one of the Dodger players looks like he's the lost member of the Village People.

L-girl said...

Ish, is he broadcasting or just there? He doesn't usually travel with the team.

Ish said...

He's broadcasting.

L-girl said...

The spitter is Garza. I was just using Darnell as an example, but yes, it's the very small bit of beard that comes off the end of the chin. Barely a beard at all.

Ish said...

Don was saying Vin doesn't travel east very much except New York, but he decided to make the trip to Boston.

L-girl said...

Wow, that's cool re Scully. God I love him.

If I had an NL team, it would definitely be the Dodgers. I love their park, I love Vin, and of course the old Brooklyn connection. Plus Joe Torre these days.

Amy said...

Garza! Thanks. I kept thinking Garcia, but I knew that wasn't right.

That is one thing that bothers me about getting "older"---the loss of the ability to retain names and other data.

Zenslinger said...

Sure thing, Amy.

I have no problem with my age. Just glad to be here.

That's a beautiful thing to hear.

L-girl said...

There are many bothersome things about getting older, but it's way better than the alternative.

Zenslinger said...

FLA 7, TB 3.

Yanks still down 1-0 after five.

Amy said...

Petit Goatee

A small version of the goatee that is limited to the central part of the chin.

L-girl said...

Thanks, Amy! Where did you find it?

Zenslinger said...

I have always thought it would be a cool baseball trivia game to pick at random from all MLB players. You get a number of points from 0 to 10 based on what you can say about them. So, if I say, "Dan Uggla", and you know he plays for Florida and is an infielder, you get maybe 4 points. If you know he's a power-hitting 2B'er on the cusp of free agency, right handed, whatever, you might get 9. Know where he went to school or who drafted him, 10!

L-girl said...

Don would enjoy that game.

Amy said...

Here

Amy said...

Zen, I would not do well in that game!

Amy said...

The first link on that page leads to a chart showing the different types of beards.

Amy said...

Yes! Tie broken!

L-girl said...

Thanks, Amy! But alas, it is not a pettite goatee. Wrong shape. I think it's not there at all. I will double check...

Zenslinger said...

Yooooouk!

L-girl said...

Nope, not there. What they call a Van Dyke is what most people call a Goatee. They use Goatee for the type that doesn't include a mustache.

Anyway, the quest for the name continues.

Amy said...

Hmm, got me then. Maybe it's different in Canadian. :)

Amy said...

Some pretty strange fielding on both sides tonight. Glad this one went in our favor!

L-girl said...

Yes! Plus, opportunity to see Darnell's facial hair!

Ish said...

Stephen Strasburg becomes the first pitcher in history to strike out a total of 30 in his first three starts.

Amy said...

OMG, he sure did swing at that!!

L-girl said...

BELTRE!!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

one knee!

L-girl said...

Stephen Strasburg becomes the first pitcher in history to strike out a total of 30 in his first three starts.

Wow. That's amazing, considering... how many pitchers there have been!

Amy said...

Yay, Tek!!

L-girl said...

A, I was just wondering if you are swamped at work or able to watch/listen.

Amy said...

That's remarkable about Strasburg. I just hope they protect his young arm.

redsock said...

this is good.

Ish said...

Amy, he struck out 10 tonight throwing just 89 pitches in his outing.

redsock said...

was busy, do have work, but trying to loaf for this one.

L-girl said...

This will come as no surprise, but

I

HATE

THESE

ADS

in the middle of the game.

HATE HATE HATE

(And Amy, if you don't know what I'm talking about, do me a favour and don't tell me, it will make me too jealous!) :)

Ish said...

Missed Beltre's home run. Had the TV on mute. Damn.

L-girl said...

You'd have to be some kind of moron to not protect that arm. Of course, there are may morons out there, but you'd have to be really dumb.

redsock said...

mabe this team can get 17 runs this inning...

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I check for the Update. 8-3? Woo hoo. Show is getting ready to start.

Angry Steve said...

heck yeah! we just broke this one wide open!!!

here's to hoping the Mets and the Fish hold down the MFY/FKR's!!!

Amy said...

Ads? I am still looking for that damn beard!

L-girl said...

You missed Darnell's AB again? I will try to remind you to look next time.

redsock said...

have not seen felix outside of the 1st, but it looks like he is getting strike 1 and strike 2 on most batters right away.

Patrick said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW, YIPEE!!!!!!

BEAT HIS BRAINS OUT!

1GB by the end of the night?

redsock said...

so far ...

single
walk
1-run double
pitching change
2-run single
stolen base
2-run home run
double
single
wild pitch
HBP
pitching change

9th man coming up, still no outs.

L-girl said...

Patrick in the house with the all caps :)

L-girl said...

Remember the 2010 Red Sox who weren't going to score any runs, and could only win games 2-1 or 1-0?

redsock said...

we lead MLB in runs scored.

L-girl said...

we lead MLB in runs scored.

So I have read.

Amy said...

No, no---I saw Darnell's at bat and his beard! I just can't find a specific name for that style, though there is something called a chin beard and something called a chin curtain. Most seem to refer to chin only beards as goatees or petit goatees...

redsock said...

media -- and the fans who believed them -- really looked like idiots on that one.

and that is without our main lineup for pretty much all of the season.

L-girl said...

OMG no way I can make it to the end of the game. Got home at 1:30 last night, asleep after 2, which is like a million o'clock for me, then up at the usual 7. It's starting to hit me now.

Angry Steve said...

10-3 now... this is great!

Angry Steve said...

Amy, could it be a chin strap?

Patrick said...

This looks like an opportunity for Ram Ram to get in some reps.

L-girl said...

Isn't a chin strap what Ortiz used to have, that literally looks like a chin strap, from ear to ear?

This is just a tiny thing at the bottom of the chin.

redsock said...

heck yeah! we just broke this one wide open!!! ...this is great!

you don't sound very angry.

Patrick said...

Bases loaded with 2 outs for dumbo.

redsock said...

NYM - 100 000
MFY - 000 00

FKR - 200 10
FLA - 520 00

L-girl said...

you don't sound very angry.

LOL. Angry Steve, I keep expecting you to yell at everyone.

redsock said...

36 MINUTE WAIT!!!

L-girl said...

36 minute wait...

L-girl said...

Don says, Here's the reception Manny got - then NESN shows 2 or 3 people in the crowd, one with a pro-Manny sign, the other with a thumbs-down - and plays music over it so you have no idea what happened. Good old NESN.

Patrick said...

dumbo grounds out to David Wright who looked really good making a bare handed play.

Mets 1 MFY 0

redsock said...

nesn being nesn

another great thing they do is have a commercial-sponsored replay and the stupid ad is covering the catch or the tag or whatever is the entire point of showing the replay.

...

actually, the ad is the entire point. the game is secondary.

L-girl said...

I have another baseball/advertising post in the cooker. Maybe Tuesday's game for Wednesday posting.

redsock said...

the biggest thing ortiz learned from manny was have a good work ethic

.... does not compute ... beep beep boop ...

redsock said...

don gettin' a bit mumsy.

L-girl said...

I've had it on mute. I heard Papi talking about Manny earlier, don't need a 5th recap.

L-girl said...

Ish, are you here? Can you tweet NESN and tell them to STFU about Manny already???

redsock said...

it wasn't always spelled out how hard manny worked???

fuckin A, don, only if you lived under a rock for 8 years.

and if the media ignored it for years, then i wonder who is to blame that the fans don't know about it? ....

L-girl said...

Nice hand for the kid.

Angry Steve said...

you don't sound very angry.

LOL. Angry Steve, I keep expecting you to yell at everyone.


if we lose this one, expect the expletives to start flying... haha!

L-girl said...

Don has many strengths, but one of his weaknesses IMO is he is a yes-man. A company man. Toes the line no matter what.

redsock said...

the oscar pic doesn't really fit my general attitude, either.

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