July 2, 2010

G80: Red Sox 3, Orioles 2

Orioles - 000 110 000 - 2  7  1
Red Sox - 010 010 01x - 3 6 0
Daniel Nava's pinch-hit single, a flair into no-man's land down the right field line, scored Marco Scutaro with the go-ahead run. Scutaro had doubled off the left field wall -- in the corner, maybe six feet fair -- with two outs.

J.D. Drew hit two opposite-field solo home runs and Wakefield (8-7-2-1-4, 96) was dynamite. The game took a tidy 2:07.

The Blue Jays scored five times in the top of the 11th and beat the Yankees 6-1 this afternoon. The Red Sox are only 0.5 GB New York, the closest they have been to first place since April 6 (G2).
Example
Brad Bergesen / Tim Wakefield
Scutaro, SS
Patterson, LF
Ortiz, DH
Youkilis, 1B
Beltre, 3B
Drew, RF
Hall, 2B
Cameron McDonald, CF
Cash, C
Tim Wakefield makes his 201st start at Fenway Park tonight -- a new team record.

Wakefield also holds the Red Sox record for most innings pitched: 2,797.2. And he needs 16 more wins to grab the franchise record from Cy Young and Fat Billy.

Bergesen spent most of June in Norfolk (AAA) and allowed five runs in four innings to the Nationals on Sunday.

Today:
Blue Jays/Yankees, 1 PM
Rays/Twins, 8 PM
Example
July 2

1912 - Larry Gardner of the Red Sox hits two inside-the-park home runs at New York's Hilltop Park, but Boston loses to the Highlanders 9-7.

1963: San Francisco's Juan Marichal and Milwaukee's Warren Spahn both pitch 15 scoreless innings before Willie Mays homers off Spahn in the bottom of the 16th, giving the Giants a 1-0 win.

1991 - After grounding out, Benito Santiago of the Padres throws his batting helmet in disgust. It bounces into the dugout and hits pitching coach Mike Roarke in the head before ricocheting over to hit coach Greg Riddoch (giving him a concussion). Santiago is fined $300.

2009: The Astros/Padres game in San Diego is delayed 52 minutes because of a swarm of 2,000 bees in left field.

123 comments:

redsock said...

TOR: 000 000
MFY: 100 000

redsock said...

Peter Abraham, Globe:

Here's the lineup the Red Sox could use with players on the disabled list:

1B: Victor Martinez
2B: Dustin Pedroia
3B: Mike Lowell
SS: Jed Lowrie
C: Jason Varitek
DH: *
LF: Jeremy Hermida
CF: Jacoby Ellsbury
RF: *
SP: Josh Beckett
RP: Manny Delcarmen

* We might need to play Delcarmen in right field and use Junichi Tazawa as the DH. But I'd take my chances with this team.

****

redsock said...

TOR: 000 000 010 0
MFY: 100 000 000 0

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Toronto scores 5 in the top of the 11th to win 6-1.

Yipee!

micah said...

Toronto wins 6-1!

redsock said...

I like it. Now if the Paw Sox can win ...

redsock said...

TOR: 000 000 010 05 - 6 11 0
MFY: 100 000 000 00 - 1 5 1

NY
Last 6 games: 2-4
Last 15 games: 7-8

They have scored more than 4 runs only 4 times in last 15 games.

MacLeodCartoons said...

Your original post scares me, redsock; makes me worry that tonight's the night that a couple more Sox players end up on the DL after being stung by a swarm of bees.

redsock said...

that could NEVER happen two years in a row. NEVER!

meunier said...

Let's see if this AAA lineup can score any runs :(

tim said...

Sweet mfy loss. On our way to a cottage weekend - enjoy the games! Go faux sox!

redsock said...

Wake: OTT on 8 pitches with Cash!

Patrick said...

This lineup ain't that bad.

Patterson looks ugly in the 2 spot, but otherwise it's fine.

Patrick said...

and the free out in the 9 spot sucks...

RedSoxDiehard said...

Can't tell what # Cash is wearing yet... He had both 30 and 36 in the past, and both are available.

redsock said...

wow - nice play on that carom ...

L-girl said...

I missed the top of the 1st, but glad to see I have NESN.

redsock said...

gameday has him with 36

meunier said...

*cell door noise*

Mrs.GotRibe said...

No NESN for me. I live in the Orioles viewing area, so it's MASN on real TV. That does mean I get pre and post game coverage.

CS!! Way to go Cash.

Patrick said...

V-Mart would've faked out first and third before throwing into the outfield on that play.

L-girl said...

I often have MASN when the Sox are in Baltimore. I go immediately to mute + MLB Audio.

L-girl said...

yooooooooook

meunier said...

Another wall single

Patrick said...

wait, both Patterson's playing left tonight?

meunier said...

It's outta here!

L-girl said...

J.D.Ong!

redsock said...

THAT MOTHERFUCKER IS ON FIRE

Mrs.GotRibe said...

FIRE!!!

Patrick said...

Jay Dee DONG!

RedSoxDiehard said...

Drew seems to hit that top face of the wall more than anybody else!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I think the fan reached over. What does NESN show?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I often have MASN when the Sox are in Baltimore. I go immediately to mute + MLB Audio.

I don't mind them this year. I think it's better now that Buck Martinez is gone.

meunier said...

Yes it should have been a FI double, we got away with one there.

RedSoxDiehard said...

gameday has him with 36

Thanks!

L-girl said...

Remy correcting Don on reading a promo!!! Pot, meet kettle!

redsock said...

OMG - that mouse!

L-girl said...

Don's fear of little rodents... even the fake kind.

L-girl said...

Anything would be improved by the absence of Buck Martinez.

But Gary Thorne...

RedSoxDiehard said...

Ha ha, I wondered why when NESN came on for the open, Remy had a huge grin on his face as he talked about MDC and Tek going on the DL.

But they had just faked out DO with a toy mouse running past.

Actually, it's not that funny. I'd have freaked out worse than Don.

redsock said...

If I was there and it had been a rubber snake, there's no telling what might have happened...

L-girl said...

We have a blog-friend who would be completely traumatized. But then, if it was that bad, they probably wouldn't have done it.

redsock said...

Low PCs

Bergesen: 10-10-8 = 28
Wakefield: 8-9-11 = 28

redsock said...

Thorne and Palmer ... ugh.

meunier said...

Boo you whore

L-girl said...

Oriole HR ugh

Patrick said...

ugh (for solidarity)

redsock said...

and remy flat out butchers his next promo .... good lord.

do not let it stand, don!

L-girl said...

Whore?

RedSoxDiehard said...

I went to a game in '02 that was a really hot day, close to 100, and I had a bleacher seat. I wanted to wait until right before game time to head to my seat, so I was standing in the outfield concourse next to one of the ramps that goes out to the seats. There was a little hallway there with a door at the end, presumably leading to one of the concession stands or something. That was the only place I felt a little breeze, so I waited there for a while and people-watched. But my mind kept going back to that door and what was behind it. I kept thinking about the stories I had heard about rats at Fenway, but I tried to convince myself that they'd never come out in the daytime with all these people around, but all of a sudden I felt something soft brush against my ankles. I leaped up and thankfully was so scared I didn't scream out. I looked down and saw.... a hot dog wrapper. But that was traumatic enough for me!

Patrick said...

Is whore taboo?

redsock said...

F the Navy. Show the game.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Whew, painter just left for the evening. We have one bedroom done (that's where Jay & I are sleeping now). Our bedroom is completely bare and they are working in there. It is going to be nice when everything is done. We haven't done anything to the upstairs since we built the house 18 years ago. The carpet up there has survived (?) three dogs and two children (one from birth!).

L-girl said...

Whore is not taboo. I was wondering who or what inspired the comment. Maybe something from when I wasn't threading?

And yes, F the navy. I forgot this is rah-rah USA weekend.

L-girl said...

Ha ha, hot dog wrapper, nice story Diehard.

Patrick said...

I think he was speaking about Markakis.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

You can not limp Youk!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I don't like the Friday uniforms.

L-girl said...

"bill of the cap high"

DRINK!

RedSoxDiehard said...

I don't like the Friday uniforms.

Me neither, but I do like that they're wearing the regular "B" hats instead of the alternate "hanging Sox" hats with them. I don't know when they made the switch.

L-girl said...

Gratuitous MUMS alert

redsock said...

Don must be forbidden to rag on Remy's promo reading.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I think the hanging sox hats are not being worn this year. Yes, that combination looked ridiculous!

I'm not up for another close O's game. Let's put these guys away.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Thanks for listening.

FIRE X 2!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

DOUBLE FIRE

meunier said...

ON FIRE X2!!!

L-girl said...

THE MAN IS ON FIRE

RedSoxDiehard said...

J.D. = Just Dongs!

L-girl said...

Don must be forbidden to rag on Remy's promo reading.

Don's too nice

So why is Markakis a whore?

meunier said...

Wow a simulpost saying the same thing

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Cash might be slower than Tek?

redsock said...

wow - middle of the 6th and the time of game is 1:06!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

This does feel like a game on speed.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

D.O. would be happy. Their swinging at just about every pitch.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

**they're**

Ish said...

Cashballa... :(

redsock said...

drew is up this inning, so he will homer and it will be 3-2.

Patrick said...

Man, it's like Drew's not even trying.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

This no-name has retired 8 in a row.

L-girl said...

How is it the 8th inning already?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I think the old guy gets off the mound faster than anybody else on the team.

L-girl said...

He's a fast worker, for sure. But still, Red Sox - Orioles, that's supposed to go at least 4 hours, right? :)

Of course, we're tied, so it still might.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

No, I meant covering first. He's made some nice plays getting over there tonight.

redsock said...

sox: get a run and nail down the win.

nick said...

L-girl said...
I forgot this is rah-rah USA weekend.


Firesign Theatre:
Heckler: Eat it raw!
Principal Poop: Rah, rah rah! That's the spirits we have here...

nick said...

aww... a Scut homer would've been sweet. Let's make this count!

L-girl said...

No, I meant covering first.

That too :)

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Nava time.

redsock said...

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

nick said...

Oh man.

oh man!

meunier said...

Thank you Jobu!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

NAVA TIME!!!!

L-girl said...

Sox take the lead and Don goes crazy!

Ish said...

There it is! Now let's secure this W and walk out of here down a half a game.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Papi time.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Nava! Thank goodness FOX discovered this guy!

redsock said...

don was animated, wasn't he!

bot up

RedSoxDiehard said...

Not even 2 hours yet.

redsock said...

sox: get a run and nail down the win.

so far, so good.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

What did Don do?

redsock said...

acted like the bloop hit and run had won the ALCS against the yankees in the 15th inning ...

L-girl said...

Don just got very excited. He was in the moment. Got a little carried away, but why not.

L-girl said...

acted like the bloop hit and run had won the ALCS against the yankees in the 15th inning ...

I was going to say something like that but thought maybe it was just me

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Well, the O's do seem to be one of our toughest opponents this year.

redsock said...

maybe just capping off a september sweep of the mfy....

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Ha, I wish I'd heard that.

Ish said...

Oh look! A SLIDER from Papelbon! I thought he only threw fastballs...

redsock said...

nice pitch calling from cash

sliders1

Mrs.GotRibe said...

One.

redsock said...

two hours.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Two.

redsock said...

don is amped.

L-girl said...

Good thing Amy is busy with the grandbaby.

redsock said...

"stands as one"

L-girl said...

Don, yes, pumped.

"Fenway park stands as one."

DRINK!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Three. Nice job Pap.

Dirty>>Clean

nick said...

damn! dirty!

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

0.5 GB

L-girl said...

Don't drink the water! It is DIRTY!

And FAST!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

What am I going to do the rest of the night?

meunier said...

dirty dirty

RedSoxDiehard said...

.5

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Wake says that the injuries are worse than during '06