June 26, 2010

G76: Red Sox 4, Giants 2

Red Sox - 130 000 000 - 4  5  0
Giants - 000 101 000 - 2 6 0
Buchholz (1-1-0-1-2, 17) hyperextended his left knee running to second base in the second inning, so it was up to the firm of Atchison Ramirez Delcarmen Richardson Okajima Bard & Papelbon LLC to uphold Boston's early lead.

Darnell McDonald hit a solo home run in the first and Mike Cameron drilled a three-run shot to dead center in the second. After Cameron's dong, only two Red Sox batters reached base: Buchholz's single immediately following the HR and Marco Scutaro's two-out double in the fifth. San Francisco pitchers retired 21 of the last 22 Boston batters.

Jonathan Papelbon needed only eight pitches to retire the Giants in order in the ninth.

The Red Sox have acquired infielder-outfielder Eric Patterson from the A's. (SoSH)

The Dodgers lead the Yankees 9-4 in the 7th and the Rays beat the Diamondbacks 5-3, so if LA wins, Boston and Tampa Bay will be 2 GB.
Example
Clay Buchholz / Madison Bumgarner
Scutaro, SS
McDonald, RF
Martinez, C
Youkilis, 1B
Beltre, 3B
Nava, LF
Hall, 2B
Cameron, CF
Buchholz, P
Buchholz has never come to the plate in a big league game, but hit .387 and slugged .613 at Angelina (Texas) Junior College:
Oh, I know what I'm doing up there.
Runs allowed by Buchholz in his last eight starts: 1, 2, 1, 0, 0, 3, 3, 0. That's a 1.62 ERA over 55.2 innings.

Buchholz is 3rd in the AL in ERA (2.47) and 1st in ERA+ (181); his ERA+ is 5th in MLB.

Buchholz's BB/9 is still too high, however: 3.7*. It's 10th worst among the 56 qualifying AL starters. Plus, Jon Lester is 11th and John Lackey is 14th. The Red Sox have allowed the 4th most walks in the AL (271, only 10 fewer than the #1 Angels).

Random Thing: Looking at the team pitching stats, there is a huge difference in wild pitches, with the Diamondbacks at 45 and the Padres with 12. (Arizona's Edwin Jackson has 11 all by himself!)

Ignoring Buchholz's four games pitched in 2007, here are his opponents' slash stats:
       PA   AVG   OBP   SLG   OPS  ERA+
2008 357 .299 .381 .463 .844 69
2009 399 .256 .325 .404 .729 112
2010 373 .231 .311 .310 .621 181
A nice, steady decline in all three catagories, especially slugging. After allowing 1.3 HR/9 in 2008 and 2009, that rate has dropped to 0.3 this year. In roughly similar numbers of batters faced over the last three years, he has allowed 11, 13, and 3 home runs, respectively.

Bumgarner, a 20-year-old lefty, is making his 2010 debut. His major league experience consists of four games (10 innings) towards the end of last season. With Fresno (AAA) this year, he has a 3.16 ERA in 14 starts.

AL East Watch:
Diamondbacks/Rays, 4 PM
Yankees/Dodgers, 7 PM
Example
June 26:

1916: During a doubleheader between Brooklyn and the Giants at the Polo Grounds, three fans are arrested for petty looting for not throwing back baseballs hit into the stands.

1982: The Appleton Foxes (Midwest League) get only one hit per game, but sweep a doubleheader from the Wisconsin Rapids Twins 2-1 and 1-0.

96 comments:

tim said...

"bumgarner"

lol

redsock said...

Torres, RF
Renteria, SS
Huff, 1B
Uribe, 2B
Burrell, LF
Sandoval, 3B
Posey, C
Rowand, CF
Bumgarner, P

redsock said...

Shit. Fox.
Dick Stockton and Eric Karros.

meunier said...

Double shit, FY on the DL with a line fracture in his foot.

Ish said...

Isn't Madison a girl's name?

meunier said...

Dick Stockton is a broadcaster? WTF?

redsock said...

You mean still a broadcaster, I assume. His brain is on its way to pudding status, sadly.

redsock said...

dongs are fun.

meunier said...

Microwave Ray!

tim said...

MICROWAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tim said...

Redsock, is your fox feed all shitty?

RedSoxDiehard said...

Darnell!

But that doesn't change the fact that I'm sick about Laser Show.

redsock said...

yes it is

RedSoxDiehard said...

Holy crap, his crutches are next to him on the dugout bench. :-(

L-girl said...

I can't believe Pedroia is on the DL. I can't process this.

tim said...

not shitty because its fox, technically shitty, these loud scratches/pops occurring frequently are a piss off.

tim said...

This team should be able to weather the storm, diehard. Provided we get LBJ, Drew and Fuck Train back soon.

What is the ETA on Beckett anyway?

tim said...

Good start HH.

tim said...

SF LOB > Our LOB

For once.

tim said...

jeterrific

RedSoxDiehard said...

Stupid FOX is still trying to claim credit for the whole Daniel Nava experience, just because his debut was on their channel. As if they're the ones who discovered him in the independent league. Dumbasses.

tim said...

wtf?

GET OFF MY FOX, CHICAGO TEAMS

tim said...

That was nice of Rogers. On the EI channel titled "Boston @ San Francisco" it randomly switched to the Cubs game, which was on the other EI channel.

Luckily this shit is on the Rogers channel or else I'd be screwed. Fucking idiot Rogers.

redsock said...

they are also compacting his story and getting it all distorted. he was in a laundrymat and met a guy named chico and gave him a dollar ...

hey - our channel just switched to another game! now we are watching the sox on another channel. bizarre.

now it's back to the other channel. WTF!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

CAMER-DONG!

L-girl said...

Camerdong!

Ish said...

Now that is a big dong!

RedSoxDiehard said...

Nice time for Cameron's first homer!

L-girl said...

We didn't plan that, btw.

RedSoxDiehard said...

HHit!

L-girl said...

Tim, you have the game on a Rogers channel? We didn't see it, I'll try again.

L-girl said...

We found it on Rogers - thanks Tim! Maybe they'll leave it here instead of changing to a different game in the middle of an AB.

redsock said...

back of buchholz's left thigh bothering him ...

atchison in

FUCK AND DOUVLE FICL

RedSoxDiehard said...

WHAT?!?!?

FUCK THIS STUPID FUCKING LEAGUE!

meunier said...

Atchinson in

L-girl said...

fuckety fuck

tim said...

1. Delayed CAMERON!!!!!!! Bout fucking time!!!

2. WHAT THE FUCK????????? NOOOOOOOO!

redsock said...

hopefully, just cautionary.

Ish said...

Fucking MLB and their stupid fucking ass rules.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Yes. What Ish said.

redsock said...

"giant runs"?

stockton keeps saying SF has scored runs.

RedSoxDiehard said...

It doesn't feel like we're up 4-0. I can't even enjoy this game. I hadn't even finished being upset about Pedey yet and now I'm really upset about HH and interleague play in general.

And this was supposed to be a good day. My nice new HDTV went completely kablooey 2 weeks after the warranty ended, and I spent the past 3 weeks watching on a 19-year-old 13" TV with no remote. The nice TV finally got fixed today and I'm back in HD (not to mention it's big enough for me to actually see the score now). But now this.

meunier said...

Can the Sox stretch out Atchinson into a 100 pitch starter? We may need him now :(

redsock said...

long single for tubby

CaKeY said...

What exactly happened to Clay? My stupid Fox has got the Yankees game.

redsock said...

had a twinge running to second, feeling the back of his left thigh - tito said he hyperextended his knee? didn't think it would be serious, but obviously checking it out.

redsock said...

thought i saw the chin talking with tito and walking out of the dugout. he was on his way to the on deck circle!

L-girl said...

Diehard, I know what you mean. I am blocking out my annoyance/disgust over interleague, but I'm so upset about FY.

I'm assuming that HH is not badly hurt. Might as well assume that until or unless told otherwise.

Amy said...

Can someone tell me what happened to HH? Just heard on the radio that he was injured.

I cannot stand this.

redsock said...

look up a bit.

Amy said...

OK, I see RS's explanation above. When did this happen?

RedSoxDiehard said...

Hyperextended his knee RUNNING THE DAMN BASES after his hit in the second inning.

Amy said...

This feels like...was it 2006? 2005?...when everyone kept getting hurt. Makes me sad and mad.

Amy said...

Thanks for the info.

The baseball gods hate us, I guess.

redsock said...

yeah, so he pitched the first -- and we have seen atchison, ramram, mdc and richardson.

redsock said...

august 2006.

RedSoxDiehard said...

But I'm not bitter.

Nope.

RedSoxDiehard said...

OK, let's get some runs. We need to win this thing for Pedey. And Clay.

Amy said...

Yeah, 2006. Uch.

Poor HH, poor FY, poor us.

Can we at least get LBJ back?

redsock said...

not news: karros is a moran.

redsock said...

karros: "sanchez's run doesn't matter"

WTF?

SoSock said...

Damn. Came in a while ago and caught up on the thread then got called out before I could join in. I believe I mentioned the other day that I HATE seeing m starting pitcher run the damn basepaths. yech

Benjamin said...

MFY 4 - LAD 7

At least.

SoSock said...

Sancvhez's run doesn't matter. WTF?

Amy said...

Thanks, Benjamin. We need all the good news we can get.

Hard to believe we are ahead in this game, given the mood here.

Benjamin said...

Only in the bottom of the fifth, though.

SoSock said...

FAUX showing the Yankees game here. Boo. Except that at least I am seeing Manny AND the Yankees are losing. So there is that

Amy said...

Yes, true. We are using up our bullpen and we only have a two run lead.

Let's bring in Papelbon soon so we can really have something to be miserable about.

Amy said...

OK, Oki. That made me smile.

meunier said...

Oki looks back on track for now

SoSock said...

We are just not looking to sharp offensively. Not since zI've been home anyway. Perhaps a shower is in order.

Amy said...

I'd hold off on the shower, SoSock. At least we are ahead now. Save the shower....just in case.

redsock said...

there's a catch.

Amy said...

He caught that??? HOW the hell??

L-girl said...

Cameron! What a catch

RedSoxDiehard said...

YES! But Cameron better not be hurt!

Amy said...

So should I stay up and watch Papelbon? I did have two cosmos tonight...

L-girl said...

All you nervous types, maybe you should leave the room for Papelbon's inning. You know who you are.

SoSock said...

13 pitches - 3 outs. We could use about 3 more of him

Amy said...

I know who I am. :)

L-girl said...

Ha, I didn't see Amy's comment before mine.

redsock said...

stockton: papelbon has his jacket off, getting ready to come in and do his thing.

redsock: give up 3 runs and walk off the field in shame?

Amy said...

Um, Allan, you are starting to sound like me.

Amy said...

I am feeling numb. May as well stay up and watch Papelbomb implode.

SoSock said...

Actually, a shower IS in order. But I'm waiting for the watr to get dirtry before I get in.

I spent the whole day out on a river tubing with the family. 12 people tubes and 3 cooler tubes. We had a blast, although I'm as red as a freaking beet on the tops of my legs.
Ouch

redsock said...

nah, just being snarky.

Amy said...

There is no better proof of the irrelevance of W-L record than the fact that Papelbon could get a W after blowing a save the other night.

Amy said...

I saw on FB, SoSock. Sounds like fun!

Amy said...

He has TWO outs!

redsock said...

two easy outs. piece of cake.

SoSock said...

Holy shit. Who is THIS guy?

Of course, I say that, but the fact is when he's good he's pretty damn good. But when he's bad he's VERY bad

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

YAY!

L-girl said...

The water is injured but dirty.

Amy said...

OMG, we win! DIRTY WATER.

But I am still sad.

Amy said...

Good night, everyone.

SoSock said...

8 pitches - 3 outs. Nice.
I like taking showers in dirty water!

Later