June 19, 2010

G70: Red Sox 5, Dodgers 4

Dodgers - 010 001 200 - 4  6  0
Red Sox - 010 201 001 - 5 10 4
Dustin Pedroia's line drive single to right with two outs in the ninth scored Daniel Nava with the winning run.

Bill Hall singled up the middle off Ronald Belisario to start the inning. Nava's bunt (boooooo!) died in front of the plate and catcher Russell Martin was able to force Hall at second. Darnell McDonald fanned for the second out, but Marco Scutaro walked, and Jonathan Broxton came in to face FY.

Pedroia took a ball, then tried to hold up while twisting away from an inside pitch. No luck. He checked his swing on a pitch low and away, but it was ruled a swinging strike. 1-2. Broxton went low and away again, and this time, the result was a laser to right. Andre Either's throw was way off the mark and Nava slid head first across the dish.

Nava's double in the second gave the Red Sox a 1-0 lead. Victor Martinez hit a two-run home run in the fourth and Kevin Youkilis belted a solo shot in the sixth.

Two doubles and a fielding error in right field by Hall -- Boston's fourth error -- ended Wakefield's day (6.1-5-4-2-6, 95) in the seventh and helped LA tie the game. Manny Ramirez singled, stole second, and scored in the second and crushed a solo dong in the sixth.

The Yankees beat the Mets 5-3 and the Rays beat the Marlins 9-8 in 11 (and what an 11th it was!!), so Boston stays 1 GB both teams.
Example
Vicente Padilla / Tim Wakefield
Scutaro, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Youkilis, 1B
Martinez, C
Beltre, 3B
Hall, RF
Nava, LF
McDonald, CF
Wakefield goes for Red Sox Win #178 and Boston hopes to be tied for first place at the end of the day.

We will need some assistance in these games, however:
Mets/Yankees, 1 PM
Rays/Marlins, 7 PM
Example

152 comments:

redsock said...

Various things, courtesy of Peter Abraham:

Doubront was sent back to Pawtucket (Dice looks good to start on Thursday) and righty reliever Robert Manuel has been called up. Manuel has allowed only 4 earned runs in 36.2 innings (0.98) for Pawtucket. His only other MLB experience is three games with the Reds last year.

Drew said his right hamstring strain is "manageable" and thinks he can stay off the DL.

The first two players taken in the draft — Kolbrin Vitek and Bryce Brentz — played for Lowell last night against Vermont as the New York-Penn League began its season.

redsock said...

NYM - 102 000 0
MFY - 102 200

mattymatty said...

Hall, RF
Nava, LF
McDonald, CF

That's some outfield right there, huh?

Zenslinger said...

Mets keep it at 5-3 going into the ninth, but I reckon have to face Rivera.

Zenslinger said...

Yanks win.

Worst of all, Joba had a scoreless inning.

Patrick said...

Hall, Nava, McDonald.

That's kinda funny.

mattymatty said...

Joba gave up a double down the line and was saved from giving up another hit on a diving play by teixeireiaei(ei). When he struck out Wright on a pitch in the dirt (his fourth straight slider to Wright) to end the inning, he did his little fist pumping yelling dance. Man, I hate that dude. F him, F his 5.52 ERA, F his 1.41 WHIP and F his stupid dance.

L-girl said...

OTT!

Ish is in the house today.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Hall, Nava, McDonald

Best OF since Rice, Lynn, Evans!

Zenslinger said...

Preach it, matty!

I'll take OTT any day of the week.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Sitting in O'Hare, on our way to Boston. A MFY loss would have been nice, but we can't be too greedy.

We'll have XM on the plane. That should make the trip go faster.

Patrick said...

Thank god for smoke detectors. I'm a forgetful cook (aka a bad one)

redsock said...

Manny is stealing bases against us. Jeez.

redsock said...

fugly fielding.

Patrick said...

Ughh, sweet D.

Patrick said...

Manny is stealing bases against us. Jeez.

Vlad must've told him how easy it is.

Ish said...

At Fenway... A lot more booing than cheering for manny this time. I cheered.

Sitting straightaway center in the sun on this hot day. Oi. But I'm here. It's more of a social gathering out here than a baseball game. Also: a lot of dodgers fans here. Enjoy the game.

redsock said...

Idiots don't deserve to have seen a World Series title. Smartest fans in baseball, my ass. Led around by the nose by WEEI.

Still, enjoy the scene.

Patrick said...

What a potent outfield!!!

redsock said...

run(s)!

Zenslinger said...

I dig it. I'm at work, and I don't dig that part, but go go Nava.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Stay cool Ish. Enjoy the game.

redsock said...

can't blame the snake for that one.

redsock said...

yeah, keep bunting in the 3rd inning, joe!!!

Patrick said...

10SB 10CS, that's just dumb.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Idiots don't deserve to have seen a World Series title.

They may not have. I was at the souvenir store for an event a couple of weeks ago, and I was appalled how many of the people in line had never heard of this "Brian Daubach" guy who was signing.

Plus, since they never put individual tickets onsale online for this game, most of the people there are the sort that went to the scalper agencies and bought these because the media told them it's a big game. I bet there's less "real fans" than usual there today.

redsock said...

did yook shrink or something?

Patrick said...

It's nice we can field. I love minor league games.

mattymatty said...

I didn't get the memo, but apparently we're going to totally f up on defense today.

mattymatty said...

I'm not watching the FOX-cast, but I read on SoSH that McCarver said, "Anderson has more experience playing left field at Fenway than anyone on the Dodgers or the Red Sox."

Just when you think McCarver can't out-stupid himself, he does.

Good job by Wake of making up for our lousy fielding.

Zenslinger said...

When errors abound, the phrase you want to hear is: No Harm Done.

redsock said...

Now we know what it would look like if Pedroia ever played first base....

redsock said...

As McCarver loses more of his mind, he will top himself again and again ...

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Direct TV on the plane. We have the game!!

redsock said...

snakes (in the infield) on a plane!

Amy said...

Hi, everyone. What a strange world we live in---MrsG posting to JOS and watching the game on a plane, Ish AT the game but still posting on JOS. I was at the beach---no tv, no radio, no computer, no cell phone.

Amy said...

I take it our junior outfielders did not do too well earlier?

Amy said...

I get here and OF COURSE, Wake gives up his first walk.

redsock said...

I love when someone comments from plane.

Patrick said...

Our junior outfielders are great in the box, and highly suspect with the glove.

Patrick said...

V MART!!!! Long dong special!

redsock said...

CLEAN UP IN AISLE 4!!!!!!!!!

Amy said...

Vmart!

redsock said...

torre would have bunted there, i'll bet.

redsock said...

a balletic whiff.

Patrick said...

Wiki on the eephus pitch.

redsock said...

nava's parents getting jeterian tv face time.

johngoldfine said...

Hey, amy, attorney, teacher, mother, wife, fan--but not yet a grandmother, I assume....

Patrick said...

Who ever says, "Why Ford, why now?" and why would they say that!

Damn you. I gotta mute these commercials.

Amy said...

Yes, John...still waiting. I think it will be at least another week. Harvey was sort of hoping for tomorrow, which is our anniversary as well as Father's Day, but I don't think that will happen.

Amy said...

NICE!

Amy said...

So I can't say I am happy about that Manny dong.

Zenslinger said...

Bah. Had to happen, I suppose.

Amy said...

Oh man these assholes..."was that the most satisfying HR he ever hit?"


Now I usually ignore these jerks, but holy crap, that pisses me off!

redsock said...

well, we are still up 3-2.

Amy said...

I guess no one else is listening to FOX since I seem to be the only pissed off!

L-girl said...

I hear The Face is warming.

Amy said...

I thought I heard him say Jeff Weaver!! Yay, I want to bash him around a bit.

Patrick said...

SWEAT POWER!!

L-girl said...

SWEAT POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

SULTAN OF SWEAT!!!!!!!!

Zenslinger said...

Too far toward left for Ish to catch?

redsock said...

& in comes the bronx bonger ...

Amy said...

YOUK! (Delayed)

Can't wait to laugh at Weaver. I didn't even know he was still pitching.

Amy said...

Weaver is disappointing me. He already has two outs.

Amy said...

Now that's more like it!

L-girl said...

Well he must get outs occasionally.

Amy said...

He has a goatee ---or is a van dyke?

redsock said...

Looks like a "van dick" to me.

Amy said...

Bye, Tim. You did well.

Amy said...

Uh oh. These fielders need some work.

redsock said...

the sox used to always put NY on the bottom if they were tied with another team. why are they listing NY followed by Tampa on the standings on the wall? i am disappointed.

Amy said...

My goodbye to Tim was premature.

redsock said...

4th error? wtf happened?

L-girl said...

He has a goatee ---or is a van dyke?

Looks like a "van dick" to me


That's what my Brit friends call an open goal.

Amy said...

Can the bullpen preserve this for Wakefield? It's sad that he has no wins at home, given how he has generally been pitching.

Amy said...

THough I know, I know, W-L is irrelevant.

Amy said...

I am always an open goal.

redsock said...

W are not irrelevant when he is chasing the fat man.

redsock said...

show some savvy, mdc, pls

Amy said...

It sucks how many times the pen has blown it for him this season.

L-girl said...

shit

Amy said...

Hall is a real liability out there.

And there goes Tim's W. :(

mattymatty said...

Ugh... that run courtesy of Bill Hall. Bad play in the corner, bad throw to home. Ugh...

Amy said...

Harvey pretending to be neutral. So funny.

L-girl said...

They're irrelevant to me (Wake included) but blown games are not.

mattymatty said...

Then again, you can't really fault Hall for sucking out there. Its not like he's our starting right fielder. If JD were out there that runner would still be on second.

mattymatty said...

Dammit Manny! I HATE those four pitch walks. They're the essence of pointless.

redsock said...

i'll boo THIS manny! jesus

RedSoxDiehard said...

Dumbass: "The last time they chanted 'Beat L.A.' didn't work."

What? The one Friday night? Worked quite well if you ask me.

Which gets me thinking, maybe we need to borrow a different basketball chant, and try "Defense, defense!"

I'm looking at you, Bill Hall.

Zenslinger said...

Nice string of biting comments here from all 'round.

Amy said...

Time for Nava to hit another dong.

Amy said...

Nope.

Amy said...

Fox quite fixated on Nava.

redsock said...

fuck you, brian gorman.

Patrick said...

Ughhh, I really want to win this one. I don't want to lose ground on MFY

redsock said...

i got my glasses on -- is it time for the laser show?

Amy said...

YES!!!

Patrick said...

Come on, Ortiz.

Amy said...

Not quite a laser, but I will take it.

Amy said...

Papi Time.

RedSoxDiehard said...

I actually saw someone wearing a "Laser show 15" t-shirt at last night's game. I want one!

redsock said...

98???

Patrick said...

Fak.

Amy said...

Shit...

redsock said...

fuck - his knee?

Patrick said...

Watch out NAVA!!!!

RedSoxDiehard said...

STOP TRAMPLING EACH OTHER! Knock it off!

It's turned me into a little old lady at games. Every time 2 guys drifted together like that lately, I've been yelling, "Be careful, look out!"

Amy said...

Francona has to do some work in the field with these guys. Sheesh--don't they call for balls anymore?

RedSoxDiehard said...

Good work, Oki!

Now let's get some sweat power going!

Amy said...

Can we please go ahead now? I have to leave...anniversary dinner will not wait.

redsock said...

scutaro was certainly calling for it. did not see a replay of fy.

redsock said...

.470 batting RH? ok!

Amy said...

Damn..

redsock said...

stupid loney

Amy said...

Belt one, Beltre.

redsock said...

dude has some gas.

Amy said...

OK, I got to go. WIN.

mattymatty said...

Garrett Anderson sucks so bad. Its killing me that he's got three hits today.

Patrick said...

one more out, please. Right now.

Patrick said...

Run please. Just one, that's all.

redsock said...

nice work getting those 2 strikes.

redsock said...

The OUTFIELD shall lead us!

hall
nava
mcdonald

redsock said...

no broxton?

redsock said...

come on, guys, fuck with torre's "strategy"

redsock said...

Hall, yeah!

RedSoxDiehard said...

Well Hall does owe us one. He can make up for it by scoring the winning run.

Zenslinger said...

Hall = redemption?

RedSoxDiehard said...

Crap. Now Nava owes us one. He can make up for it though....

redsock said...

fuck, 4 inch bunt gives martin time to get the FC

redsock said...

scu-scu-scutaro?

mattymatty said...

I love Francona, but that was just an awful awful idea. Nava is the guy who can hit, so even if he gets the runner to second, you're relying on Darnell McDonald who can't hit righties.

Just a braindead decision, and now we've got two down.

redsock said...

+1 for matty

RedSoxDiehard said...

Robert Manuel warming up.

redsock said...

walks on ball 5.

come on, fy.

Patrick said...

LASER SHOW!!!!!

RedSoxDiehard said...

Laser show please!!!

Patrick said...

GAME!!!!!

WATER!!!

L-girl said...

FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

WATER MOFOS!!!!!!!!!!

RedSoxDiehard said...

LASER SHOW!!!!!!!! F YEAH!!!!

L-girl said...

DIRTY DIRTY DIRTY WATER BABY!!!!!

Zenslinger said...

Walk off laser!

Patrick said...

That game ROCKED!

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

redsock said...

i'll bet ish is happy.

mattymatty said...

DP DP DP!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

They cut the TV off at the pitching change. (we were at the gate). I managed to get the phone going in time to hear pedey's hit. No better way to fly than with a sox win. The water is even dirty on the plane!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Hey Ish, glad you were there. Walk-offs are so much fun!

Amy said...

YAY! Happy 34th anniversary to us!

L-girl said...

Yeah, it's great Ish was there!

Happy Anniversary, Amy!

L-girl said...

(And Harvey!)