July 6, 2010

G84: Rays 3, Red Sox 2

Red Sox - 000 100 001 - 2  6  0
Rays - 001 010 01x - 3 7 1
Our weak roster and bench may be having its effect -- finally.

Kevin Youkilis left the game with "right ankle pain" before his fourth inning at-bat -- and Niuman Romero became our cleanup hitter for the final six innings.

Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon took full advantage -- walking David Ortiz (who had doubled in the first) intentionally in the 5th, 7th, and 9th innings to face Romero, whose major league career has so far consisted of being mostly a late-innings pinch-runner for Cleveland last season (only 14 PA in 10 games).

Romero batted with runners at 1st/2nd/2 outs in the 5th and flew out to left; 1st/2nd/2 outs in the 7th and grounded to first; and 1st/3rd/2 outs in the ninth -- the tying run was 90 feet away -- and grounded to second.

Not that the defeat can really be laid at the feet of Romero, since no one else in the lineup did much of anything against Niemann (6-4-1-3-5, 107; the run was unearned) and four relievers. Boston left 11 men on base and was 2-for-9 with RATS.

Doubront pitched very well once more (5.2-5-2-4-3, 100) but again ran out of gas in the 6th, leaving a lot of pitches up and allowing a single and three walks after getting the first out. No runs scored, but Terry Francona gambled by staying with Felix too long.

In the ninth, Bill Hall led off with a walk and, after Kevin Cash struck out and Marco Scutaro flied to center, took second on DI. Eric Patterson, who had struck out in his previous three at-bats, tripled to left-center, cutting the Rays' lead to 3-2. Needing only one out for the win, Maddon franked Flo and took his chances with Romero, who tapped an 0-1 pitch to second.

The Yankees beat the the A's 6-1, dropping Boston 3.5 GB.
Example
Felix Doubront / Jeff Neimann
Scutaro, SS
Patterson, LF
Ortiz, DH
Youkilis, 1B
Beltre, 3B
Drew, RF
Nava, LF
Hall, 2B
Cash, C
Doubront makes his second career start. He faced the Dodgers on June 18 in his debut and did very well, retiring the side in order in the 1st, 2nd, and 4th innings and allowing only three hits, one walk, and one earned run through five innings. He ran out of gas in the 6th, and the first four Dodgers reached base. He got credit for the win, though, as Boston won 10-6.

The Yankees beat Oakland last night 3-1, so the Red Sox dropped back into third place, 2.5 GB. Yankees/A's at 10 PM.

(Blogger says it is working on "multiple issues with the comment system".)
Example
July 6:

1912 - Construction on Ebbets Field begins.

1929 - After losing 11 in a row, the Cardinals score 28 runs in the second game of a doubleheader, including two 10-run innings. St. Louis sets post-1900 National League records for most runs and most hits (28) in a game. The two teams combined for a record 73 hits in the doubleheader: Cardinals (43) and Phillies (30). (Jim Bottomley had 11 RBI.)

157 comments:

johngoldfine said...

Comments were really screwed up last night and not just at JOS--and still are screwed up. Always a thrill to be thanked for something I have none of, in this case 'patience'....

tim said...

May as well let Doubront hit in the 9 spot, can't be any worse than that cash burning a hole in the bottom of the lineup.

redsock said...

Rule 6.10(b):
"A hitter may be designated to bat for the starting pitcher and all subsequent pitchers in any game ...
Designated Hitter for the pitcher must be selected prior to the game ... It is not mandatory that a club designate a hitter for the pitcher, but failure to do so prior to the game precludes the use of a Designated Hitter for that game."

***

If Felix bats, we'd have to have someone like Flo or Yook catch. Or we could set up one of those tilted net things that would make the ball carom back to the pitcher.

redsock said...

Upton CF
Crawford LF
Longoria 3B
Aybar DH
Kapler RF
Pena 1B
Rodriguez 2B
Jaso C
Bartlett SS

(aybay listed in globe as RF, also)

Ellsbury news? Sort of.

tim said...

Tilty net would swing better than cash.

Can't we stick nava behind the plate? With all the hoopla about him after the first at bat, you think the guy could cure cancer. Catching a ballgame should be no problem for him

redsock said...

Hall is our emergency catcher.

Zenslinger said...

I was out of touch for the weekend. Yesterday I borrowed my wife's iPhone to check the Sox score.

"Cash? Kevin Cash?"

redsock said...

"Cash? Kevin Cash?"

MLB Cs on DL + AAA Cs on DL = desperate measures

redsock said...

PawSox radio guy Dan Hoard:

Michael Bowden has been moved to the PawSox bullpen. Draw your own conclusions.

&

Mark Wagner has joined the PawSox. Will catch every other day until the All-Star break.

&

Beckett to pitch in Pawtucket Sunday...1:05 start...plenty of tickets available.

redsock said...

rogers sportsnet we dodged the fsn bullet last night and we get nesn on the cable feed tonight. tres bien!

Zenslinger said...

Take back second place.

Patrick said...

Tilty net rarely gets it out of the infield, but it's contact rates are phenomenal!!!

redsock said...

shift that.

L-girl said...

So comments are still screwy, eh?

Patrick said...

Flo flashing half dong, because it's too hot in Fenway for the full quad.

Zenslinger said...

Main page reads 0 comments. But they seem to be appearing OK.

redsock said...

matching 2-out doubles. so let's also get the 3rd out here.

redsock said...

wtf? squeezing?

L-girl said...

Flo flashing half dong, because it's too hot in Fenway for the full quad.

I guess the heat from Fenway is radiating down to Tampa?

Patrick said...

Oooh, they're not home, eh? This heat is making me delirious.

redsock said...

don notes that felix pitched for greenville in 2007, the club kapler managed. now 3 years later, he faces his mgr at the plate. probably fairly rare situation.

Patrick said...

At least I'll use it as an excuse for my oblivion.

Zenslinger said...

probably fairly rare situation.

Outside of an Old Timers' game, yeah, it's got to be. Kapler has had a weird career. Remember the home-run trot injury? Gawd.

DP works for me.

Zenslinger said...

Hm, Nick Green playing 2B for Toronto. And hitting .182. Must trade for him sooner!

Zenslinger said...

A cool .417 OPS. In 18 AB's. Just saying.

redsock said...

cash confused on ball 4 --
you go to first!
really?
yes!!

meunier said...

Wow he walked Cash?

RedSoxDiehard said...

This is the 3rd time Orsillo has called him Corey Patterson. (Probably actually the 6th time... I'm only 1/2 listening.) And no one corrects him. Grrr.

redsock said...

i admit i have not noticed that re patterson.

Patrick said...

cash confused on ball 4 --
you go to first!
really?


haha!

I'll go back to the dugout, I don't mind.

Zenslinger said...

If Cash walks, we must capitalize with a big inning.

His OPS was .605 at Houston this year. I mean, it's bad, but it's not...well, it's pretty bad.

Patrick said...

The signature Seinfeld bass opening the inning on the radio.

redsock said...

don't dig in, ahole.

redsock said...

fuckin christ. yook out./

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Now Youk? What's going on?

redsock said...

hahahahh

redsock said...

E-van.

RedSoxDiehard said...

LOL, Doubront's 3rd K is a new career high!

Amy said...

Evening, all. F-ing HOT. Glad I am not playing baseball.

Amy said...

Ummm, I know I have been absent so....

WHO IS PATTERSON?

tim said...

Love this lack of love for the Jays....NESN on Rogers Sportsnet!

Not gonna lie, the iphone almost went through the car window when I pulled up Gameday and saw "injury Delay"

RedSoxDiehard said...

This is, of course, PeteAbe's fault:

Are the Red Sox obligated to give backup infielder Niuman Romero an at-bat against Niemann? The world is clamoring for the Niuman-Niemann matchup.

Amy said...

Uch.

meunier said...

That guy must be the son of the late Phillies announcer.

Amy said...

WTF? Youkilis left the game?

Just shoot the horse now. :(

redsock said...

don tosses out some bullshit gratuitous bashing of upton on the outro.

meunier said...

Has Aaron Bates been taken out of the lineup in Pawtucket?

SoSock said...

Wow. Just got home from practice. Glad to see I can actually WATCH a game. But not so glad to see Amy's comment.
Please tell me Yook is not hurt

redsock said...

"right ankle pain" is the report on yook.

redsock said...

dp, yo.

Amy said...

Let's not let them blow this game open.

SoSock said...

Crap

redsock said...

felix tired - losing control.

might be one batter too many here.

tim said...

Stop felixin' around, doubby.

tim said...

First bases loaded in his MLB career, thanks Don

tim said...

HOOOOOOOOOO

CASH!!!!!!!

SoSock said...

Cash - coming through!

redsock said...

evan: zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

wut?

tim said...

Must've been reading our ragging on him.

Amy said...

Nice pick-off!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Nice play, that helps. Now get one more.

SoSock said...

That's pretty damn big there

Amy said...

About time. Who the hell from the pen is coming in?

sigh

tim said...

Well, that was shitty. Alright Attell, don't let us down.

SoSock said...

I think RS was right. 1 too many. If not for the trick play, Felix would have been forced to serve one up and we might be looking at a 3 or 4 run deficit

redsock said...

make that PO worthwhile - get the 3r dout atchy.

tim said...

Winston just looked at me in utter confusion when the NESN "Call to the bullpen" sound went on.

SoSock said...

Wiggle baby wiggle

L-girl said...

Atell :)

tim said...

Suck it, S-Rod.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Okay, I must have missed the Atell reference. Anyone want to cue me in?

redsock said...

alright.

now GET SOME MOTHERFUCKING RUNS

SoSock said...

OK, shower time. I full expect the Sox to be winning when I return :)

tim said...

He reminds Allan of Dave Attell, the comedian. I can kinda see it too.

Amy said...

OK, SoSock's shower time = runs time.

tim said...

I'd like to see a dong-core encore from Mr. Cash here. If he's 0 for his last 9, he's due.

L-girl said...

But he couldn't think of who Atchison looked like, and I came up with Dave Atell.

meunier said...

pitching change?

tim said...

Oh yeah, I tend to forget the details :)

Sorry L, gotta give credit where credit is due.

Amy said...

mlb.com on the laptop went to commercial with no explanation.

Pitching change?

tim said...

I just put his picture on some celebrity lookalike generator thingy, and boy is it fucking terrible.

Scott Atchison does not look like Sidney Poitier.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Thanks for getting me up to speed.

Amy said...

The Atell reference is still meaningless to me. Never heard of the guy. :)

tim said...

Maddon just looooooves the IBBs for Papi

redsock said...

BBI pushes tying run to sceond - PH pls?

Amy said...

I repeat: Who is Patterson?

I just realized that there are only two players from last year playing in tonight's game (now that Youk is out). Wow.

tim said...

Alright Newfy, be Youkil-ish.

Amy said...

And who is THIS guy?

redsock said...

eric patterson, fairly-shitty hitter we traded with oakland for. plus, when we get someone who might actually be a regular player, i usually mention him in a post.

L-girl said...

Sidney Poitier > Dave Attell

Amy said...

A recent trade for Patterson? I think these days we have to assume almost anyone might become a regular player.

L-girl said...

plus, when we get someone who might actually be a regular player, i usually mention him in a post.

hint hint

Amy said...

OK, so do you mean you posted about this guy or that I shouldn't bother with him because he will never be a regular player?

Amy said...

I have missed a few posts and a few games in the last ten days...

redsock said...

well, now i hope i mentioned him!

meunier said...

RUNS already..

redsock said...

Amy: Bookmark the Globe's Extra Bases blog. You'll get lots of info, maybe even before I do.

L-girl said...

I have missed a few posts and a few games in the last ten days...

You can scroll through blog posts to catch up on the news. Or to go to one of the 1000s of baseball websites. Or...

Amy said...

OK, OK. Sheesh, making me work?

redsock said...

WAIT A MINUTE -- when did Tampa get a MLB team?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

The Atell reference is still meaningless to me. Never heard of the guy. :)

I'm with you Amy. I had to look him up to see who he is. Maybe he looks familiar??

redsock said...

maybe i need to post some attell standup clips.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I think Amy gets a pass for the past couple of weeks. Now, if this continues through August, we've got a problem.:)

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Runs, please.

It would be nice if we could score some runs for the call up.

Amy said...

Thanks, MrsG. I hope to be back up to date next week when we get back to regular life. And also thanks for not knowing Dave Atell. I hate being the only one out of the loop!

meunier said...

What was he doing swinging at that?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

SASOHR

Not quite the same ring.

SoSock said...

ummmmm.....exCUSE me. Someone apparently missed my memo.
What's a guy gotta do to get a simple request honored around here?

Amy said...

Argghh.

I am not even going to say it.

SoSock said...

Man. He crushed that

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Oki needs to get it together.

Sosock--take another shower?

L-girl said...

Hey, Dave Attell isn't really in the loop either. I couldn't even think of his name, had to describe his stupid show.

SoSock said...

I'm kinda thinking Oki should be taking the shower.

L-girl said...

I think Amy gets a pass for the past couple of weeks. Now, if this continues through August, we've got a problem.:)

And what was her excuse from April to those past weeks... ?

Uh-uh. No blaming it on the baby. :)

Mrs.GotRibe said...

At least you know he has a stupid show. I'm not current on comedy. But, you can't get many Seinfeld references past me!

Amy said...

In April I actually knew the players on the team. That was before the monsoon of bad luck came in and started knocking out all our starting players, replacing them with an endless list of new names.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Nice hustle by Cash.

SoSock said...

Amy. Speaking of the baby, is he Nathan? Or are they sticking with the full name for now?

meunier said...

A fan at the Spiders-Rangers game in TX on the first row of the upper deck got hit in the head by a foul ball from Nelson Cruz. The fan then fell over the rail to the lower bowl.

SoSock said...

boo

redsock said...

did anyone "catch" him?

meunier said...

No he hit the seats

Amy said...

Yikes, is the fan ok?

SoSock, they are calling him Nate for short, not Nathan or Nat.

meunier said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf3Z0gwo73I

redsock said...

iggy pop fan?

meunier said...

Update on twitter: Latest on fallen fan: Transported to Ft. Worth hospital, responsive and can move all extremities. Fell 30 ft. from club level to lower bowl.

redsock said...

yikes

Mrs.GotRibe said...

News reports say he was reaching for a foul ball and fell over the rail.

redsock said...

hall
mcdonald/ph
scutaro

...

Amy said...

Leadoff guy on! Let's get this done!

redsock said...

time for the microwave to heat this game up in a hurry.

redsock said...

5 for 6 as PH!

redsock said...

soriano in his 4th straight game and 5 of last 6 --

crush a mistake pls

Amy said...

Nope.

redsock said...

patterdong time.

Amy said...

Yes! One more for the tie!

meunier said...

One more time...

Mrs.GotRibe said...

close

SoSock said...

Life!

L-girl said...

At least you know he has a stupid show. I'm not current on comedy.

Had. Past tense, long ago.

I pretty much hate stand-up. Don't know anything about it. Just happened to know this guy.

What's his name Patterson tying run at 3rd!!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

PH right?

SoSock said...

3 straight?

Amy said...

Another IBB for Papi?

redsock said...

another bbi to flo.

fuck - romero?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Why wouldn't Cameron bat???

L-girl said...

In April I actually knew the players on the team.

Actually in April you complained a lot about not knowing the players - Beltre, Hermida, Cameron, Scutaro. Scutaro was a big one.

Sorry, it's true!

L-girl said...

Fuck. Dramatic but clean water.

meunier said...

3rd clean water in a row..

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Youk better be okay.

redsock said...

FKR.

meunier said...

No more updates on Youk.. we are fucked, this is too many injuries.

Amy said...

Just sucks. Get our hopes up and dash them.

Amy said...

Actually, I had heard of Scutaro and Beltre. Cameron was new to me, as was Hermida. I just could not remember where these guys were BEFORE they came to the team.

Clean water in the Gulf. Huh.

SoSock said...

Shit. You know, of course, that now my superstitious ass will not be taking showers till after the game. (We lost the last time I did that too)
Sux.
I am, after all, in a construction field. When I take a shower the water is supposed to be DIRTY, dammit!

redsock said...

Amy: This may have been your April comment at issue:

Mon Apr 19, 12:48 PM
I wish we still had Timlin and Gagne and Lugo. Then we could really be angry and hateful.
Hard to hate a bunch of players I don't even know like Beltre, Scutaro, Hall, Lackey, etc.

redsock said...

MFY - 005 0
OAK - 100

Slappy hit a GS.
(CI batting #2, Gardner leading off.)

redsock said...

MFY - 005 001 0
OAK - 100 000

Fuckin' A's.

And so to bed.