June 27, 2010

G77: Red Sox 5, Giants 1

Red Sox - 121 000 001 - 5 11  0
Giants - 100 000 000 - 1 5 0
A day after the Red Sox had to use seven relief pitchers, Lester (9-5-1-1-9, 103) turned in his second complete game of the season, and the sixth of his career.

Lester dominated the Giants for the entire game, retiring the final 10 batters on only 26 pitches. He allowed a first-inning run on a single, two stolen bases and an infield groundout.

Lincecum (3-5-4-3-4, 79) gave up a huge home run to David Ortiz in the first; it landed in the bay. Lester batted with the bases loaded in the second and his long fly ball to deep right-center would have been out of many ball parks, but it was a sacrifice fly in the huge San Francisco pasture. Marco Scutaro followed with an RBI single.

Bill Hall, who doubled and scored in the second, singled in Kevin Youkilis with Boston's fourth run. Adrian Beltre hit a first-pitch home run in the ninth. In addition to Hall, Yook and Scutaro had two hits each. Red Sox batters struck out a season-high 15 times.

Pablo Sandoval fouled a pitch off Victor Martinez's left toe in the second inning and Martinez hopped around in pain so much he ended up out by the mound. He stayed in the game another inning, but was replaced by Jason Varitek in the fourth.

The Rays managed only two hits and lost to the Diamondbacks 2-1. Evan Longoria and B.J. Upton had a confrontation in the dugout, after Longoria spoke to Upton not hustling after a triple hit past him to deep center. The Dodgers were two outs away from a 6-2 win over the Yankees, but New York rallied for four runs in the ninth and two in the tenth and beat Los Angeles 8-6. Boston stays 2 GB; Tampa Bay is 3 GB.
Example
Jon Lester / Tim Lincecum
Scutaro, SS
Nava, LF
Ortiz, 1B
Youkilis, 3B
Martinez, C
Drew, RF
Hall, 2B
McDonald, CF
Lester, P
Lincecum, winner of the 2008 and 2009 NL Cy Young awards, has a 2.86 ERA. He did have three rough outings in late May (15 runs in 15.1 innings), but he has rebounded, with a 2.17 ERA in four June starts. Only Bill Hall, Mike Cameron and newest Sock Eric Patterson have faced Lincecum.

And:
Diamondbacks/Rays, 1:30 PM
Yankees/Dodgers, 8 PM
Example
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Example
June 27:

1911 - The A's Stuffy McInnis steps into the batter's box to lead off the 7th inning at Boston's Huntington Avenue Grounds and hits Ed Karger's warm-up pitch for an inside-the-park home run while the Red Sox are still taking their positions. Boston manager Patsy Donovan protests, but umpire Rip Egan allows the home run because of league president Ban Johnson's new rule prohibiting warm-up pitches. That rule was enacted because of complaints that games are taking too long to play; it will soon be withdrawn.

2003 - The Red Sox score 14 runs in the bottom of the first inning against the Marlins. They lead 10-0 before making an out. Johnny Damon singles, doubles, and triples in the half-inning, which takes 50 minutes to play. Boston wins 25-8, but manager Huckleberry Happytalk apologizes to Marlins' skipper Jack McKeon for scoring so many runs. Third base coach Mike Cubbage later admits he waived runners in knowing they would be thrown out because the Marlins "were having a hard time getting outs". (See the July 3 post here.) Inexplicably, Cubbage is not immediately fired. Jesus. Seven years later, this is still pissing me off.

119 comments:

westcoastsox said...

I'm headed to the game with the wife and kids. Kids are most excited about the big slide in the outfield, cotton candy, and riding the train to the game. I may try to post from the game, but my blackberry isn't conducive to blogger (countdown to end of two year period so I can get a real internet-enabled phone: 6 weeks).

RedSoxDiehard said...

Re 6/27/03: Wow, I'm glad I didn't hear the Cubbage comment back then - the whole "too many sac flies" and apologizing thing really pissed me off as it was. Especially the next day when they blew a 9-2 lead and lost 10-9. I went to the 3rd game of the series with my parents and brother and we were all still upset. I remember Trot hitting a home run and we were yelling, "You should hold up at third. It wouldn't be polite to go all the way around," and encouraging them to pile on some more runs.

redsock said...

ARZ - 000 020
FKR - 000 001

redsock said...

Especially the next day when they blew a 9-2 lead and lost 10-9.

Gump was absolutely afraid of scoring too many runs when the Sox were up by 7. And Mckeon took full advantage -- he must have laughed his ass off for hours after the game.

And so was born the phrase: "Make Tito Apologize!"

redsock said...

Jamie Moyer set a MLB record today, allowing his 506th home run (Vernon Wells hit it). Moyer also became the 40th pitcher to pitch 4,000+ innings.

redsock said...

Torres, CF
Sanchez, 2B
Huff, LF
Posey, 1B
Renteria, SS
Molina, C
Sandoval, 3B
Schierholtz, RF
Lincecum, P

L-girl said...

Perhaps when the Jays game ends, we'll get NESN on a Rogers station.

PAPI DONG!!!!!

redsock said...

SPLASH!!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Splash down, PAPI!!!!

Patrick said...

FLOOOOOO!!!!

RedSoxDiehard said...

Gump was absolutely afraid of scoring too many runs when the Sox were up by 7.

And McKeon had made the comment after the first game that "they must think their pitching is really bad. Do they really need 25 runs to beat us?" And I was yelling, "Yes! They are! We do!" and then the second game proved it.

But I'm not bitter. Nope. Not at all.

L-girl said...

"Let's Go Red Sox" chant follows the splashdown.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Splash-drangular!

Ish said...

72nd time a dong gets wet in the Bay. Last time was Miguel Montero last September.

meunier said...

Small ball run Booooooo

RedSoxDiehard said...

What are the dimensions down the RF line? How far did Papi have to hit it to get it in the bay?

meunier said...

That was complete dumbassery leaving 3rd uncovered with a runner on 2nd.

redsock said...

sf tv color guy, mike krukow, is an idiot.

giants score: "and it's a whole new ball game" because being down 1-0 in the 1st inning is really tough to come back from.

lester's 50-18 W-L record: "that's all you need to know about lester"

and he was beyond adamant -- INSISTING -- that the giants bunt in the first inning.

redsock said...

krukow: "and pedroia just couldn't walk off that injury"

very hard to walk off a fractured foot.

RedSoxDiehard said...

1/2 laser for Hall.

Bases loaded now for Lester. Boy I really hate this stupid league!

RedSoxDiehard said...

Take a walk, Jon!

L-girl said...

Whoa, that gave me a scare! Nice anyway, 2-1.

Patrick said...

Lester is a monster!!!

RedSoxDiehard said...

Holy crap, that was right in front of the 421-mark.

Take that, Lincecum.

L-girl said...

I hate interleague, but I wish our pitchers batted too. I hate having two separate sets of rules, and I HATE the DH, now and forever.

meunier said...

Only in Fenway and SF is that not a homer!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

A Lester granny would have been sweet.

L-girl said...

Make that 3-1 Scu Scu Scutaro

RedSoxDiehard said...

Only in Fenway and SF is that not a homer!

I dunno. Fenway's 380 in right. That might have made the bullpen!

But it's still a stupid league with its stupid made-up rules.

redsock said...

BOS: 12

7 innings to go -- to 45 runs!

redsock said...

I am afraid WE (i.e., AL) are the ones with the stupid rules.

L-girl said...

Made up rules? Those are the rules. It's the DH that's the made up rule. Learn your history!

L-girl said...

Obviously all rules are made-up - they don't exist in nature. But everyone batting is not made-up. It's the way baseball has been played forever.

redsock said...

oh fuckin' A.

redsock said...

JAYS finally lost! NESN!

RedSoxDiehard said...

SHIT! Are you kidding me? Vic-toe hurt again! NOOOOOO!

He's staying in the game... for now.

meunier said...

Does Cactus have a bat now?

redsock said...

the rule that sucks is not allowing AL teams to play by the rules they do 95% of the year, though. if they are going to keep playing these fucking interleague games, they have to go DH in all of them.

redsock said...

Rays lose 2-1.

L-girl said...

if they are going to keep playing these fucking interleague games, they have to go DH in all of them.

yes

Patrick said...

"and he's not throwing that hard either. He's been around 92-93" -OB on Lincecum

It's too bad OB's scouting report is from 2008, because that's how hard Lincecum has thrown all year.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Well I was born in July of '73. So for my whole existence, it has been the rule. Anything else (and I lived in Atlanta for 3 years and went to plenty of games there) is just weird and wrong to me.

The best way to fix it is just get rid of interleague play, which I also hate.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Lincecum up to 70 pitches and we're not through the 3rd yet.

L-girl said...

Newsflash: Charlie Moore finds Sasquatch!

Patrick said...

I'm amazed that people feel so strongly about interleague play.

I like that we get to see these teams we never see.

redsock said...

Bigfoot? Meh. Find someone who will admit to liking Moore's show -- and we'll have a real newsflash.

L-girl said...

I was born in 1961 and started watching baseball in 1975, so for my entire baseball life, there has been a DH.

But even though I was born in 1961, I still know who Babe Ruth was, and who won various World Series played from 1906 to 1960.

It doesn't matter how old we are, we can still know about history.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Hall with his 2nd hit. Action in the SF pen!

L-girl said...

Patrick, why do you never get to see these teams? You can watch them any time.

redsock said...

well, no escalating runs in successive innings, but we are 1/3 to scoring in all 9.

redsock said...

we can see any team we want any night we want with the cable package, so i'm not sure that argument means much anymore.

L-girl said...

My point isn't that you should or shouldn't like the DH - just that the NL does not play with "made up rules" no matter. No matter our ages, we can still get the facts right.

Patrick said...

Tiny Tim was SQUASHED!

Patrick said...

Patrick, why do you never get to see these teams? You can watch them any time.

I mean, we get to see these teams we never see play the Sox.

Ish said...

Testing 1-2-3... Blogger's being a dick 1-2-3...

L-girl said...

Reasons to hate interleague play

redsock said...

i call BS on remy renting a kayak.

Ish said...

Make the rules the same for both leagues then you can have interleague series at anytime of the year and not have to worry about changing your entire game.

L-girl said...

I mean, we get to see these teams we never see play the Sox.

Right. I don't get that, but I understand people feel that way.

I don't want to see these teams play the Sox unless they both earn the right by making it to the WS.

Patrick said...

Hey OB, check this out! Facts, weird.

RedSoxDiehard said...

I like that we get to see these teams we never see.

I just think that in this day and age, people can see any team they want whenever they want. I'd love to see it gone altogether, but I know that will never happen.

Reducing it would help though. I hate that we're already done playing the Twins for the year - and only played them 5 times - when, who knows, we might end up in a wild card race with them. (Uh-oh, is wild card a bad topic too? I hated that when it first came out but later changed my mind.)

Reduce it to 6 games (or 9 tops), and then it won't interfere so much with our regular schedule, plus the novelty factor that makes it $ucce$$ful will still be in effect.

L-girl said...

Shh, Patrick, don't bother Obie with facts. He's a busy man!

L-girl said...

Scutaringle!

L-girl said...

These aren't bad topics. We can disagree and still discuss.

I also hate that we hardly play the AL Central anymore. Some of those teams are historic rivals. That's on my list of reasons I hate IL.

Ish said...

Agreed. And perhaps MLB could schedule 2 seasons so it would balance out better each year as far as IL or interdivisional games.

I'd love to meet the MLB schedulers and see what the fuck they're up to.

L-girl said...

Diehard, I'm the same about the wild card - hated it when it was introduced, then changed my mind. Now I feel it adds excitement and more races, keeps more teams (and their fans) in the hunt.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Somebody please get poor Wake some potato salad. He's been asking for weeks.

RedSoxDiehard said...

I'd love to meet the MLB schedulers and see what the fuck they're up to.

I think we can all agree on this!

meunier said...

Martinez left the game last inning and Tek is in.

L-girl said...

Martinez left the game last inning and Tek is in.

we're watching

RedSoxDiehard said...

I want Lincecum back.

redsock said...

Do P often PH in the middle innings of NL games?

tim said...

just popping by to say lince-who? just like ubald-who earlier this week. NL ain't got shit. keep it going, lester!

back to studying! looking forward to some dirty water shortly.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Driple!

meunier said...

Chimay anyone?

L-girl said...

JDriple!

Now he has to go for the cycle. Whenever someone hits a clean triple, I start thinking cycle.

L-girl said...

Nice AB from Lester!

redsock said...

9 pitches, don, not 10.

redsock said...

drew: "why should i care when i get a leadoff triple and these lame fuckers can't knock me in? lester got a walk, but you real hitters -- jesus."

RedSoxDiehard said...

Lester's actually had some good at-bats. 10-pitch walk!

(But that doesn't mean I like him up there hitting... ;-) )

meunier said...

Squander :(

RedSoxDiehard said...

Whoops, I just echoed Don w/o counting myself. Still good though.

L-girl said...

So what's the argument against pitchers hitting?

Other than "that's the way it's been since I was born," which is not an argument. :)

redsock said...

97 thru 8 = probable CG

L-girl said...

Another 7 pitch inning? Thanks Giants! Way to work the count.

westcoastsox said...

Quick hello from AT&T park and my 3 yr old son's first baseball game. We all looked at JOS when Cactus came in for Blue Light, to see what happened. Good times. Got here just as Papi launched it! See ya.

L-girl said...

I love Jerry's misanthropy.

L-girl said...

I didn't know it was Westcoastsox's son's first game. Yay! I hope you guys are having a great time.

Beltre says DONG TIME

meunier said...

HOMRE!

redsock said...

drew with the headrub!

RedSoxDiehard said...

Beltre the belter!

(And Drew leads the charge to touch his head in the dugout.)

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

Go Dodgers.

L-girl said...

Don't drink the water, it is DIRTY!

redsock said...

MFY: 000 0
LAD: 003 2

redsock said...

MFY: 000 002 00
LAD: 003 200 0

redsock said...

MFY: 000 002 00
LAD: 003 200 01

woo-hoo.

redsock said...

Broxton is totally shitting the bed in the 9th. 1 out, bases loaded.

redsock said...

MFY 9th:

Teixeira K
Slappy single, to 2nd on DI
Cano doubles, Slappy scores, 6-3
Dumbo single, Cano to 3rd
Dumbo to 2nd on DI
Granderson walks
Huffman singles, Cano/Dumbo score, 6-5

redsock said...

broxton has thrown 50 pitches in the last 2 games. fuckin' torre.

redsock said...

no-name huffman? colin curtis?

jesus, broxton, get your head out of your ass.

dp pls

Mrs.GotRibe said...

This sucks.

redsock said...

now broxton is getting squeezed.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

It's time for a dp.

redsock said...

brox gets ahead of curtis 0-2, gets squeezed on what should have been strike three. then he goes full, suffers through a bunch of fouls (ffbbbffff) gets a 3U, but the tying run scores.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Why is he still in there if he has thrown so many pitches?

redsock said...

Cuz he's the closer.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Throw to second?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Good throw would have gotten him.

redsock said...

MFY: 000 002 004
LAD: 003 200 01

dodger dong -- game over on one swing - would be ideal.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I guess it's demoralizing to take the closer out. It would affect all his other appearances?

redsock said...

48 pitch inning for Broxton.

He threw 1.1 innings (19 pitches) yesterday. He came in with 2 on with 2 outs in the 8th and LA up 9-4. Why?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Have I mentioned lately that I hate the MFY?

redsock said...

c'mon mrs. garret.

redsock said...

garret: i think that was low.

ump: i'm calling the "mariano zone" now.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

My son just looked at FanGraphs.

After Teix's strike out, Dodger's had a 99.6% chance of winning.

Went down to 62.5% to begin the bottom of the 9th.

redsock said...

jesus. sasahe to the nth power.

gotta walk the dogs.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Time for bed. I'll have to listen to this on the radio.

Go Dodgers!!

redsock said...

oh what is this shit?

redsock said...

So we are still 2 GB.

MFY: 000 002 004 2 - 8 11 2
LAD: 003 002 010 0 - 6 10 0