July 4, 2010

G82: Orioles 6, Red Sox 1

Orioles - 000 200 022 - 6 11  0
Red Sox - 000 000 001 - 1 3 1
Matusz was dealing (7-2-0-3-8, 111), but the Sox did have a couple of scoring chances early on.

In the second, Bill Hall singled and Daniel Nava got HBP, but Gustavo Molina popped up a bunt to the pitcher, Marco Scutaro took a called third strike, and Darnell McDonald grounded to third. With one out in the fourth, Kevin Youkilis walked and went to third on Adrian Beltre's double. Then J.D. Drew struck out and Hall flied to center. (Yook's rally-killer spoiled the shutout.)

Lackey (7.1-8-4-1-7, 117) was good, except when he wasn't, and then he was as annoying as usual.

Mariano Rivera blew a save, but the Yankees beat the Blue Jays 7-6 in 10. The Rays beat the Twins 7-4. Boston falls to 1.5 GB, while Tampa Bay stays 2 GB.
Example
Brian Matusz / Lohn Lackey
Scutaro, SS
McDonald, CF
Ortiz, DH
Youkilis, 1B
Beltre, 3B
Drew, RF
Hall, 2B
Nava, LF
Molina, C
Also:
Blue Jays/Yankees, 1 PM
Rays/Twins, 2 PM

125 comments:

L-girl said...

Francona on pre-game, talking about Big Papi going to All Star Game: "I think some people owe him an apology."

meunier said...

I can't remember the last time the Sox had a home game on July 4th..

redsock said...

I can't remember the last time the Sox had a home game on July 4th..

2009

L-girl said...

Perfect example of why we need stats.

redsock said...

Last 5 years the Red Sox were at home on July 4:

1998, 2002, 2007, 2009, 2010

(only 4 of last 12 seasons)

L-girl said...

Today is a great day to live in Canada.

redsock said...

Happy Ugly Fuckin' Hat Day!

redsock said...

remy says curveball
gdgd says slider

redsock said...

TOR - 001
MFY - 00

Overbay dong.

L-girl said...

Castig: obligatory Steinbrenner birthday + Righetti no-hitter mention

Georgie is 80 today

meunier said...

I too think those hats are ridiculous

meunier said...

Have the Sox ever had a night game on July 4th?

meunier said...

At home I mean

mattymatty said...

Who is this guy on the mound for the Sox and what did they do with John Lackey?

meunier said...

Giving both teams the same hat is confusing, they should have a blue one for the away team.

L-girl said...

Whoever he is, we like him

meunier said...

50 years ago today the Boston Patriots reported to training camp at UMass.

redsock said...

At night on 7/4?
Seems unlikely, but maybe.

redsock said...

it seems like lackey has a lot of innings in which he gets the first 2 guys out, then gives up hits/runs. feels like way more than any other starter. i wonder if that's true.

meunier said...

Is Francona calling this game from the bench?

L-girl said...

Holidays are usually day games. Unless it was one of those things where people got the Friday or Monday off instead of the actual July 4th. Do they do that for July 4th, or is it the one holiday that is actually always celebrated on the day itself?

redsock said...

TOR - 001
MFY - 002

stoopid jays

L-girl said...

Boston Patriots became New England Patriots?

meunier said...

Now we have something going..

meunier said...

Nice move dumbass

meunier said...

"Boston Patriots became New England Patriots?" Yes

meunier said...

I hate this guy.

redsock said...

Looks like Lackey beat up that mystery guy and is now wearing his own uniform.

L-girl said...

Oh shit! How did that happen? 2-0!

mattymatty said...

Lackey looked really good through three, but now it looks like we're back to old Dr. Suck.

redsock said...

Jones scores from first on a single. That's nice.

mattymatty said...

Wow, Molina isn't having much of a game here. Two passed balls (one technically a WP and a popped up bunt attempt. Bleah...

redsock said...

FKR - 1
MIN - 1

redsock said...

yeah, beltre is so "safe and secure" at second, he doesn't fuckin' move off the base.

fuck you, new york life.

mattymatty said...

That new New York Life crap is possibly the most irritating and dare I say Yankee-ish part of the broadcast. I hate it.

mattymatty said...

Stoopid Blue Jays 4, MFY 3; b5

mattymatty said...

Time to get the offense going.

mattymatty said...

RS - do you do anything for the 4th now that you're Canadian?

redsock said...

now, now, maybe they are not so stupid.

TOR - 001 03
MFY - 002 1

redsock said...

swisher gunned down at the plate!

redsock said...

i have never done anything for the 4th.

mattymatty said...

Good start to the inning by Nava. Lets see if Molina can do anything. Anything at all.

redsock said...

Of all the MLB hitters in history with more than 650 PA, Kevin Cash has the 7th worst OPS+. Ever!

mattymatty said...

I wonder if Francona should've just DH'd Ortiz for Molina and let Lackey hit.

Oh god... Molina just swung and missed by about 3 feet. Ugh...

redsock said...

No DP from G-Mol.

WOO-HOO!

redsock said...

It turns out that the DH has to bat for the pitcher. I did not think that was the case, but apparently, it is. Not sure if the rule has always been that way, though.

mattymatty said...

Now the inning comes down to Darnell McDonald.

Ish said...

My parents and I usually go on a day trip on or around the 4th, just because. This year we'll be doing it next weekend. Not much happening for me today.

mattymatty said...

The DH has to hit for the pitcher? Really? I had no idea. That's a pretty stupid and unnecessarily restrictive rule.

redsock said...

TOR 5-3, nice to see Hughes doing so well.

redsock said...

Someone at SoSH quoted the rule, but it still sounded slightly vague (or I did not read it carefully enough). I always thought the DH could be used for any position player the manager chose.

mattymatty said...

Hughes showing that All-Star form.

meunier said...

STFU whoever that is in the booth.

mattymatty said...

According to
Wikipedia at least, you're right, RS.

mattymatty said...

Come on, Big Papi!

mattymatty said...

Matusz has 8 Ks on the day, but he's only K'd four guys: Ortiz (3), Drew (2), Scutaro (2), and Molina (1).

redsock said...

remy likes the sponsor's product! surprise!

redsock said...

Four times a team elected not to start a DH:

Ferguson Jenkins on October 2, 1974 for the Rangers at Minnesota

Ken Holtzman for the A's against the Angels on September 27, 1975

Ken Brett for the White Sox on July 6, 1976 at Boston

Ken Brett for the White Sox on September 23, 1976 against the Twins

***

mattymatty said...

Drew would have a better shot at Matusz if he hit right handed.

meunier said...

I wonder if the O's will go to their bullpen now though?

mattymatty said...

Samuel is an interim manager, he needs to win. He's not going to his pen unless Matusz's arm falls off or he's specifically ordered to do so.

redsock said...

oh god -- the jewhater from the toilet is gonna sing GBA at fenway?

mattymatty said...

DO just said Ronan Tynan is going to do God Bless America at the bottom of the inning. Fuck that guy.

L-girl said...

RS - do you do anything for the 4th now that you're Canadian?

For the Fourth, we celebrate Canada Day 3 days earlier.

So what is the answer re the DH? Has to be for pitcher or can be for any player?

Ish said...

This is WEIRD!! Ronan Tynan doing GBA at Fenway!

L-girl said...

They are STILL pimping Ronan Tynan?? That guy is way past his sell-by date.

mattymatty said...

So what is the answer re the DH? Has to be for pitcher or can be for any player?

Has to be the pitcher. I linked to Wikipedia a few comments up.

redsock said...

Only for the pitcher.

L-girl said...

That new New York Life crap is possibly the most irritating and dare I say Yankee-ish part of the broadcast. I hate it.

I have a post coming up that you may enjoy. Sadly, there is nothing Yankeeish about it. The Red Sox are as bad as anyone when it comes to the endless IN-GAME ads.

Edward Lee said...

This is WEIRD!! Ronan Tynan doing GBA at Fenway!

Shoot me now. Shoot me now with a very big gun.

meunier said...

what a clown show

L-girl said...

Thanks for the info. I'm at work, can't thread or go to links very easily.

(I have to read blogs & thread on my own netbook, instead of the firm's computer... very annoying.)

L-girl said...

I wish a lot of fans would complain to the Sox about Tynan... but I know they won't.

Jere said...

Fuck Tynan. Never again, please.

Ish said...

I like his voice and I like how it feels like a big Fuck You to the Yankees to have Tynan here... other than that, it just felt strange and wrong.

L-girl said...

For chrissakes! RUNS PLS!!!!

L-girl said...

It is not a FU to the Yankees, it is an FU to Sox fans, especially all the Jewish fans.

Ish said...

I had forgotten about that.

meunier said...

How soon will Wagner or Brown come off the DL at Pawtucket?

johngoldfine said...

GBA isn't much easier to sing than 'Star Spangled Banner.' If we have to have a national anthem (with all due respect to Howard Zinn's piece on wmtc today), it ought to be the easy to sing and minimally nationalistic 'America the Beautiful.'

mattymatty said...

I'm gonna vote thumbs down on Tynan. Go back to Yankee Stadium.

Ish said...

I like O Canada.

Jere said...

"I like how it feels like a big Fuck You to the Yankees"

Having Bucky Dent throw out the first ball on Opening Day would be a fuck-you to the Yankees too but...

Ish said...

Well to be honest I didn't think about the negative aspect of Tynan until Laura brought it up. Can't wait to see a big FU to the Yankees on the field.

johngoldfine said...

Bleah....

mattymatty said...

I'm shocked Francona is leaving Lackey out there... and wow, that looked like my adult team. Ugh. Brutal D there.

meunier said...

I need to learn all of this for where I am planning to become a citizen of;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVYsVuYI3Lw

meunier said...

Why is Lackey still out there?

meunier said...

FINALLY

johngoldfine said...

Didn't I read that the singing of GBA at Yankee Stadium led to enforced patriotic solemnity?

redsock said...

Yes, you did.

redsock said...

FUCK THE JAYS

L-girl said...

O Canada is the national athem. GBA is not.

John's nomination for US anthem is good. Even better IMO would be This Land Is Your Land.

L-girl said...

John, I assume you've seen my own essay on how NYY fans used to try to enforce my patriotism themselves. I'm sure if I were a guy, someone would have hit me.

redsock said...

I could maybe support national anthems if they had no words.

redsock said...

No one ever hit me. Am I not a man?

redsock said...

I keep score of baseball games with three different coloured pens. Am I not a man?

mattymatty said...

This isn't looking promising...

L-girl said...

No one ever hit me. Am I not a man?

Sorry about that. :)

The worst of it was at playoff and WS games post-9/11. You weren't there.

L-girl said...

National Anthems are harmless in many countries. Nationalism from the US... not so much.

redsock said...

However, I have had people scream at me from a section or two away -- during the anthem. So that's something.

Now that I think about it, that was the second game of the 2005 season. CI hit a walk-off HR, but the MFY fans around me were still not in the best of moods.

mattymatty said...

Well that pretty much does it.

redsock said...

FUCK YOU, LOU PINELLA

meunier said...

That's supposed to be a hit

L-girl said...

During the games I'm thinking of, the hostility was very intense.

This is not our day. And the Jays are useless.

L-girl said...

Fans giving shit to On Fire?

mattymatty said...

I hate losing, but this really sucks shit.

Happy 4th, everyone!

L-girl said...

Sweaty Dong says we ain't dead yet!

redsock said...

SULTAN OF SWEAT

6 more of those pls

meunier said...

No distilled water at least

redsock said...

juan larussa with the pitching change

redsock said...

Remy: "Footbell Fenway Challenge"

L-girl said...

Good news in New York

L-girl said...

Mariano blown save, now tied

L-girl said...

"juan larussa"

Obie just said Samuel is managing like it's the 7th game of the WS

redsock said...

we have more hits than errors now. that's what you like to see.

redsock said...

go go jays!

redsock said...

FKR up 7-1 on Twins in 7th

Ish said...

HAHAHA Fruit Bat blew the save!

redsock said...

BB?

better make another change, samuel.

L-girl said...

Have a nice long drink of water. It is very clean.

GO Jays go!

redsock said...

No error for Drew.
Triple for Lugo.

redsock said...

TOR - 001 031 001 0 - 6 11 0
MFY - 002 102 100 1 - 7 14 0

FKR - 101 000 500 - 7 13 0
MIN - 100 000 300 - 4 10 1

MFY ---
BOS 1.5
FKR 2.0
TOR 10.0
BAL 25.0

johngoldfine said...

Not only a man but a mensch. L-girl too, if that fits ok.

L-girl said...

Sure, thanks, I'm happy to be called a mensch.

That was the ultimate compliment to a child in my family, long ago.

And recently Allan and I were trying to remember what ballplayer was known for having a overly large head.