June 22, 2010

G72: Rockies 2, Red Sox 1

Red Sox - 000 000 001 - 1  7  0
Rockies - 000 010 01x - 2 9 0
Lester (6-6-1-1-6, 90) allowed a single and a walk to start the fifth, and had nearly pitched out of danger when Todd Helton rapped an RBI single to right. Hideki Okajima gave up a run on three consecutive one-out singles in the eighth.

Chacin allowed four hits and five walks in 6.2 innings, but they were nearly all bunched together in two innings. Mike Cameron singled to open the third, but was thrown out stealing. Josh Reddick singled and, after a bunt from Lester, Marco Scutaro and Dustin Pedroia walked. With the bases loaded, Victor Martinez worked a full count but grounded to second.

In the seventh, Adrian Beltre walked with one out and Daniel Nava singled. After Chacin fanned Cameron, he walked Reddick to load the bases. Joe Neimel came into face pinch-hitter David Ortiz and Papi grounded to second.

Boston rallied in the ninth as Beltre lead off with a double. Nava struck out, but Cameron singled Beltre home. Pinch-hitters Bill Hall (F9) and Mike Lowell (6-3) could not deliver. Lowell's grounder was deep in the hole, but Clint Barmes had time to dive for it, tumble a bit, then get to his feet and throw to first. A turtle could have beaten it out for a hit, but, alas, Lowell is no turtle.

The Yankees beat the Diamondbacks 9-3 and the Rays lost to the Padres 2-1, so both Boston and Tampa Bay fell to 1.5 GB in the East.
Example
Jon Lester / Jhoulys Chacin
Scutaro, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Martinez, C
Youkilis, 1B
Beltre, 3B
Nava, LF
Cameron, CF
Reddick, RF
Lester, P
The last time the Red Sox played in Colorado was October 28, 2007, when Lester and friends finished a four-game sweep of the Rockies in the World Series.Lester gets the ball again tonight, as the Red Sox begin a road trip with three games each against the Rockies and Giants. (After that, five of their next eight games are against the Rays.)

AL East:
Padres/Rays, 7 PM
Yankees/Diamondbacks, 9:30 PM
Example
June 22:

1894 - Washington scores in every inning and beats Boston 26-12. Washington's George Tebeau scores four runs without getting a hit.

1912 - It's Ty Cobb's turn to bat with two outs in the bottom of the 9th, and the Tigers trailing 11-3, but no one can find him. George Mullin pinch-hits and flies out to end the game. Cobb was in the clubhouse taking a shower.

1916 - The Braves pull off a triple steal against the Giants in the 11th inning. It is the only extra-inning triple steal in National League history. It has happened only once in the AL: by the White Sox against the Senators on June 25, 1941.

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Zenslinger said...

Boston's AccuScore % to make the playoffs jumps to 56.6%. In a week.

redsock said...

At BP, Boston's playoff odds have increased 21% in the last week, while New York's have dropped 12% and Tampa has dropped 14%.

Making Playoff %:
NYY - 68%
BOS - 58%
TB - 49%

redsock said...

Odds of Winning the East
June 11: 9.7%
June 22: 29.7%

Odds of Making Playoffs
May 3: 9.5%
June 22: 57.9%

redsock said...

MFY Odds of Making Playoffs
June 16: 83.1%
June 22: 67.9%

MFY Odds of Winning East
June 16: 57.5%
June 22: 41.6%

Patrick said...

I really hope the Rangers win the West, mostly because I have an absurd hatred for all LA teams.

F the Angels.

mattymatty said...

RS - I wrote a long somewhat sabre-y look at Ubaldo Jimenez on my blog. I'll post the link here with your permission.

Ish said...

And again that is right there with run differential.

Our differential...
May 3: -11
June 22: +65

This past week the Yankees and Rays dropped their diff by about 10-15.

June 15: NYY 108, TB 103
June 22: NYY 95, TB 92

tim said...

Here we go Red Sox, here we go.

A game I'll be able to watch! Holy shit! Love the semi-late start.

Work and groceries for now, then wine and beisbol at 8:40.

redsock said...

Globe Notes: Drew may return Thursday. Reddick up, Manuel down. Reddick may go back down when Dice returns on Thursday. ... Tiz, Yook and will each play two games in this series; Tiz out tonight. ... Nava-Cameron-Reddick is the 21st different outfield alignment this year.

redsock said...

matty: go ahead. i want to do something re him also, i guess tomorrow.

mattymatty said...

Here's an article I wrote looking into why Jimenez has done differently this season versus his others.

www.toooast.com/2010/06/why-boston-or-anyone-else-can-beat.html

redsock said...

matty's post is here. it's quite good.

Patrick said...

HaHa@Reddick in right.

Hall just doesn't belong there.

Zenslinger said...

Wade Davis struggling with his control vs. San Diego (5 BB and a HBP through 3). He's lucky it's only SD 2, TB 0.

redsock said...

SDP: 002
FKR: 00

Indeed. Davis at 83 pitches thru 3.
Latos: 6 up / 6 down.

Zenslinger said...

Obviously, if the Rays lose, it's us alone in second -- or even first place.

pant pant

Tangent said...

Maybe lowell will get some ABs with NL rules in effect.

I hope he gets traded soon. We need that roster spot.

redsock said...

Maybe lowell will get some ABs with NL rules in effect.

A couple of pinch-hitting spots, for sure.

mattymatty said...

Thanks for the kind words, RS.

Is anyone else shocked that San Diego is 40-29, +59 RD?

Also, the Red Sox have out-scored SD by 102 runs so far.

Amy said...

Game time!

redsock said...

play ball

redsock said...

sam adams > coors


(stuck with the rox mediots)

Patrick said...

YAY! Beisbol!

Patrick said...

Laser show missing the gaps

redsock said...

have we angered the babip gods?

redsock said...

"Big Pappy"

---

oh, it's the ump who throws his back out on called strikeouts

Patrick said...

What's the expected babip on line drives? gotta be more that 50%.

westcoastsox said...

Great post, matty.

Amy said...

Interesting, mattymatty. Even for a non-sabremetrics person like me. I hope his luck starts running out soon. Really soon.

mattymatty said...

Thanks, WCS.

Do you live out west? I just moved to Portland, OR from Philly.

mattymatty said...

Yeah, Jonny L!

L-girl said...

I can't believe we have to listen to Rockies announcers. That's how much Allan dislikes Dave O'Brien!

redsock said...

rox tv had has a few poll questions to text into -- all about 2007!

one asked are you able to wear red again or are you still not over it!

L-girl said...

So on Thursday Tim will glimpse behind the gamethread curtain here at Chez L-Sock.

L-girl said...

Mattymatty, how do you like Portland so far? My friends who have lived there really liked it.

Amy said...

Lucky Tim! I hope he reveals all your secrets---like do you talk to each other while watching or just read each other's posts? :)

redsock said...

ugh

westcoastsox said...

I'm in the San Fran area, along with Zenslinger.

L-girl said...

Ofer was here in 2007 and he didn't tell. :)

Joe Grav was here, too, but we didn't thread. It was a weekend, he went to the game and we went to work.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

We're still in Boston (last night), so we have NESN.

Zenslinger said...

Cameron get thrown out at the plate?

Amy said...

So weird to see the pitcher bat. It's hard for me to believe that I used to watch all games by these rules.

redsock said...

i bitch about the announcers WAAAAAY more in the room than i do in comments.

Patrick said...

Cameron got thrown out at second.

Amy said...

No, at second.

westcoastsox said...

Great to see Lester do something productive with that at-bat!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

i bitch about the announcers WAAAAAY more in the room than i do in comments.

Lucky Laura.

L-girl said...

I feel the same way re DH. But honestly, I hardly remember baseball before the DH. By the time I was a conscious fan, it was post DH.

Amy said...

Hard to imagine that. No wonder Laura gets pissy about it!

redsock said...

CS - must have missed a sign. was dead easy.

L-girl said...

i bitch about the announcers WAAAAAY more in the room than i do in comments.

Lucky Laura.


Indeed

Amy said...

I remember hating the DH rule when it was adopted.

L-girl said...

Hard to imagine that. No wonder Laura gets pissy about it!

People may think I am impatient.

They are wrong!

Amy said...

And remember I was a Mets fan until 75 so really thought that the AL was ruining baseball.

L-girl said...

Speaking of Allan complaining, one season I forbid the word JIMY to be uttered in my presence.

It came to that.

Then Jimy was gone, and it only got worse!

Amy said...

Yes, we are all afraid to mention He Who Cannot Be Named.

Amy said...

All right---all bases are covered!

meunier said...

According to MLB.com Ubaldo Jimenez left the ballpark before today's game with flulike symptoms.

redsock said...

time for a blue light special.

L-girl said...

Mrs G, which game did you see in Boston - Sunday?

Amy, I was thinking of you re Mets and no DH.

L-girl said...

Apodaca, great name. Sounds like an Italian dish. Chicken apodaca with pesto.

redsock said...

go flu!!!

mattymatty said...

Sorry for the delayed response, L-girl. I'm kinda in and out tonight (kids).

I love Portland. The weather has sucked since I've been here (about a month and a half), but today was beautiful. I love that you can see Mt. Hood from downtown. Never fails to blow my mind.

Also blowing my mind: Chacin's lack of control. Make him throw a strike Victor!

redsock said...

L: "FLUbaldo

Amy said...

Maybe that flu is the key to Matty's predictions of his unsustainable record.

Patrick said...

AHHH!! NO SQUANDER, NO SQUANDER!!!

mattymatty said...

Wow, that sucked. At least we made him throw some pitches.

L-girl said...

squanderrific

Amy said...

Damn. Classic baseball scenario of bases loaded, two out, full count.

meunier said...

chupe la verga.

L-girl said...

Mattymatty, that's great. I have only been to the coast in Oregon, but it was one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. A whole coastline without commercial development - what a concept!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Yes Laura, we were at Sunday's game. Great seats behind home plate about 20 rows up or so. It was great to see HH regain his composure and pitch really well. I was hoping for a pitcher's duel and it didn't look like I was going to get one after the first two innings.

We tour Berklee in the morning and then back home.

L-girl said...

Excellent, Mrs G, what a treat!

mattymatty said...

Jon Lester will crush you now.

The Oregon coast is incredible. Actually got married there on the beach three years ago before I ever thought about moving out here. One downside: the Oregon beach is much more exotic if you live in Philadelphia, PA. Telling people out here we got married on the Oregon coast isn't very impressive. (not that that's why we did it, but that's the joke).

Hope Lester is OK...

Amy said...

A whole coastline without commercial development - what a concept!

Like the National Seashore on the Outer Cape? I have never been to Oregon.

Uh oh, Jon. Ouch.

mattymatty said...

I think that hit him in the wrist.

Amy said...

Guess he is ok. What are those bugs?

redsock said...

rox pbp guy said herrera had "a long at-bat" in the first and "fouled off a bunch of pitches"

it was a 7 pitch AB and he fouled off 2 pitches. TWO!

Amy said...

Bugs, sun---doesn't look like fun out there.

L-girl said...

Well, it's the Pacific coast, so it's very different than the Cape. There's a coastal road linked by a series of bridges, each one unique and beautiful, and a whole string of state park beaches, with beautiful coves and rock outcroppings.

Before our trip, I didn't know anything about it, so it was also a complete surprise and revelation, which is so cool.

MM, very cool re getting married there. I'm not from there so I can be impressed. :)

Amy said...

DP!

meunier said...

5-4-3

mattymatty said...

Purple people, be forewarned: Jon Lester will commence his crushing of you now.

mattymatty said...

SD up over TB 2-0 in t8.

Amy said...

Sounds amazing. We did the PCH from SF to LA in 2003 and although there obviously is some commercial developement along sections of that, there are also those long sections of state parks and incredible vistas. Is it like that?

meunier said...

Is the Rockies starter related to Cologne Man?

L-girl said...

I've driven the PCH several times, and I love it, especially (of course) the Big Sur section. Oregon, the one time I was there, anyway, was even less developed and less traveled than that.

We were there in 2002. We drove from border to border, Canada to Mexico, coastal route the whole way. Saw 5 games in 5 parks - only San Diego wasn't home.

Plus of course sand dunes, sea lions, San Francisco, Seattle, etc etc.

redsock said...

GRILLED SALMON SANDWICHES IN SEATTLE!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

Come to think of it, I think the PCH is more dramatic - the changes in elevation and the hairpin turns.

Did you see games while you were there in 2003?

Patrick said...

Bah, A-Rod 2run HR. 2-0

meunier said...

Found it on wikipedia; Jhoulys and Houston Astros pitcher Gustavo Chacin are second cousins (Jhoulys' mother is the cousin of Gustavo's grandfather).

mattymatty said...

Big Sur is unbelievably beautiful. The Oregon Coast, at least where I've been and I haven't seen the whole thing or close to it, is darker, colder and the beaches are wider. Also, the sea stacks... well, I won't describe them. You can see them here: www.smate.wwu.edu/teched/geology/GeoHaz/Erosion/Erosion-02.JPG

Amy said...

We saw a game in SF, but it was pre-season. It was late March.


It must have been amazing to drive the whole coast! How many days did you allow for that?

We loved the PCH---one of our favorite travel experiences. I loved all those parks, all the seals, birds, sea elephants.

The Pacfic NW is the next part of the US I want to see---I'd love to do Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, and the coast and wine country in between.

Patrick said...

Crawford hit what would've been a single to right, but he nailed Jaso who was running at first.


ahaha!

Amy said...

Beautiful, Matty!

(We have to teach you the trick to posting a link. I was given the lesson when I first started threading.)

mattymatty said...

Yeah, I know how to italicize and bold, but i don't know the link trick.

Patrick said...

{a href="link}blahblah{/a}

Patrick said...

ack, with a second quote around the link

Amy said...

But don't put those brackets. Use < and > instead.

redsock said...

rays with 1 so far in bot8th

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Driving the west coast from north to south...sounds tremendous!

Amy said...

Do you need the quotes around the link? I don't think so.

redsock said...

hey - amy with the html tips!!!

mattymatty said...

If all our starting outfielders weren't hurt I'd say we should just DL Cameron until he's healthy.

Amy said...

Heh, just watch out. Pretty soon I will be throwing OPS+ and WHIP and BABIP around also.

mattymatty said...

Hey, has anyone seen our offense? It was here a second ago...

L-girl said...

It was a very memorable trip. The drive was the whole trip. We spent a few days in SF and a few days in Seattle, but other than that it was a road trip. Then we spent a few days relaxing in Solana Beach, outside San Diego. I think the whole trip was 17 days, something like that.

L-girl said...

Patrick, your link won't work - no close quotes. bzzzzt

L-girl said...

Yes, quotes around the URL.

[a href="URL HERE"]name of link[/a}

and replace [ ] with < > as Amy said

L-girl said...

"The affable David Ortiz, Big Pappy" says Col anncrs

L-girl said...

oh shit, mine has one of those } in there, ignore that

mattymatty said...

I'm completely confused now.

Amy said...

Poor Matty---I don't blame you! Too many teachers...

L-girl said...

Look at mine and just substitute < > for the other brackets.

Try it, it works! :)

Amy said...

My instructions from Allan & Laura, saved to my hard drive:

Code for adding a link:

[a href="URL"]Highlighted Text[/a]

but use < and > instead of [ and ]

mattymatty said...

OK, got it. Thanks!

L-girl said...

Quotes around the URL

A space between A and HREF

redsock said...

dp pls

Amy said...

And thus, we no longer make pitchers hit in the American League.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I just have this bookmarked

Amy said...

Reddick > Hall

tim said...

What's up ladies and gents?

This sucks, been in and out from the computer, kept seeing baserunners for the sox but we are still scoreless. Must be one of them LOBotomys.

And I'm quite looking forward to Thursday, I'll have to bring the laptop over (in addition to the obvious wine).

BTW, we're going to a cottage on Lake Erie over the July 2 weekend, so close to the Pelee winery. Definitely going to have to tour that.

mattymatty said...

TB loses 2-1.

Nice play by Reddick there.

L-girl said...

FKRs lose! Good news.

tim said...

Good to see TB hold up their end of the bargain, now, Red Sox and Yankees - do your thing.

Amy said...

Shit.

mattymatty said...

Crap.

meunier said...

suck

tim said...

That's not your thing.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Piss

L-girl said...

Oh man, I really want to go to Pelee Island.

Oh fuck, they scored.

When we were in Detroit/Windsor for the Sox, we went to Point Pelee, but couldn't make it out to the island. The ferry times didn't work for us.

tim said...

Apparently the actual winery/vineyard is on land, theres just a store or something on the island. Fucking fraud.

L-girl said...

Your monosyllable here

redsock said...

snakes 2nd/3rd and 2 outs vs mfy

tim said...

thunks. get that back pls. and then some.

L-girl said...

Apparently the actual winery/vineyard is on land, theres just a store or something on the island. Fucking fraud.

You're kidding?! What a rip.

But I drink their Pinot Noir - daily, if possible.

Canada's southernmost point. More southern than half of US states! (Counting any bit of state as a whole state.)

We saw cacti growing there, kind of strange to see in Canada!

Amy said...

Some place near Detroit is south of half of the states in the US? How can that be?

mattymatty said...

Scutaro has hit the ball hard up the middle twice and has nothing to show for it. Tough luck.

tim said...

Haven't tried the pinot noir in a couple years at least, dunno why. I'll have to pick up a bottle of it sometime this week ;)

I love the gewurztraminer (and this built-in spell check) even though I normally don't like fruity type whites.

tim said...

snyder and toucan battling it out.

redsock said...

I normally don't like fruity type whites

...

mattymatty said...

Enough with the F'n DPs!!

meunier said...

Dammit looks like we arn't going to get a break tonight.

tim said...

Crass.

That was utterly crass.

Amy said...

That was unpleasant.

L-girl said...

I hate gwertz's. But I do like some Reislings, which many people find disgusting.

So steak on Thursday, and grilled asparagus. Do you eat gazpacho? Do you like garlic?

L-girl said...

Also, you should stay over. No need to drive back late after drinking.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

12 pitch at bat leads to bases loaded for Diamondbacks.

tim said...

loaded for pitcher in AZ

L-girl said...

Amy, it's weird, isn't it? Look it up - it's Point Pelee, on the Canadian side of Lake Erie. Even Toronto is well south of much of the US.

Amy said...

I used to hate sweet whites, but my son-in-law introduced me to Reislings, which I now like.

In college I used to drink nothing but sweet wines. I thought when I went from Boone's Farm Apple to Sauterne that I had become VERY sophisticated.

Amy said...

OK, I am going to go look at some maps.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

In play, run(s)

tim said...

Yeah, I'll stay over. I heard the drive to here is easy in the morning, so no worries!

Dinner sounds amazing. I love garlic, probably more than any other food ever, and I've always wanted to try gazpacho because I think I will love it, just haven't gotten around to making a batch.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Pitcher Haren singles, two runs score!

C'mon Sox, win this one.

tim said...

Haren ties it up!

redsock said...

that haren is an all right dude!

L-girl said...

Reislings can have a citrusy taste that I really like. Refreshing in summer.

tim said...

How do you guys feel about sparkling?

I'm not big on champagne, but there is this amazing lightly sparkled white that we buy all the time. Great summer wine.

Hell, great wine any time.

L-girl said...

I make killer gazpacho, and very garlicky. Yum, I'll make it tomorrow morning so it can settle in for Thursday. All we need is good weather.

tim said...

I should mention that this wine has like 1/3 the bubbles of champagne. That shit is too gaseous.

L-girl said...

I love champagne. Looove.

Sparkles are good. :)

But we're eating steak, so we'll have plenty of red around.

mattymatty said...

Lester is pitching a heck of a game. We gotta find a way get him some runs.

tim said...

Fuckin 'zona.

tim said...

SASAHE

L-girl said...

runs pls

RUNS PLEASE

RUNS PLEASE


hopefully that will help

nick said...

Hello good people,

Feel like I haven't been around you all much. Even now, I'm supposed to be doing some work while I have the game on. will be on that shortly.

Belt one, kindly.

L-girl said...

Hi Nick. Boo to working during the game.

mattymatty said...

Get him, Adrian!

tim said...

mmm. red wine.

out of a fucking mojito glass. terrible.

stupid rez.

mattymatty said...

As a former Philadelphian I second L-girl's booing.

Amy said...

Can we please SCORE this time?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Time to score some runs!!!!!

mattymatty said...

Nava! Nicely done. This just in: dude can hit.

tim said...

could it be - something?!

mattymatty said...

Mmmm.... apodaca...

L-girl said...

RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS
PLS PLS PLS PLS PLS PLS PLS

mattymatty said...

F!

nick said...

2 out rally, please!

Amy said...

Very cool, Laura. I found this map here showing Pt Pelee and where it is located relative to US states.

And I did not put the link in quotes, but I think it still works.

L-girl said...

Our favourite kind

L-girl said...

wmtc

nick said...

It's not the worst work, just not that I want to do it. I rotate hosting a radio show once a month where I gather a list of all the live music shows around us (that I know of) and then play music from selected artists. We figure if people actually hear music they'll maybe check the band/performer out. It does work on occasion.

L-girl said...

It works without quotes!!! But normally, if you are coding in your blog, it does not. But it appears to work in comments. How very strange.

Amy said...

Papi coming in to hit.

L-girl said...

Holy shit, that is so weird. Normally if you don't use quotes, you will get a message that the link is broken, it cannot post.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

PAPI, PAPI, PAPI

L-girl said...

RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS
PLS PLS PLS PLS PLS PLS PLS

mattymatty said...

Reddick walked! Here comes Big Papi!

Patrick said...

RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS RUNS

Amy said...

Well, I think I have only used the code in comments since I have no blog...

SoSock said...

PH? OK, that one will do

L-girl said...

From the blog Amy linked to

What’s more amazing (from the other side of the Atlantic) is that parts of Canada are further south than parts of Portugal!

mattymatty said...

Papi has to get a hit now though cause otherwise we lost Lester for nothing.

nick said...

large father dong would be awesome.

even a 1/4 dong would be great, but let's go all the way.

L-girl said...

RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS RUNS PLS

L-girl said...

PA-PI
PA-PI
PA-PI

redsock said...

good times pls

L-girl said...

Show us your big Dominican dong!

Amy said...

FUCK

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