July 7, 2010

G85: Rays 6, Red Sox 4

Red Sox - 000 001 102 - 4 11  2
Rays - 000 231 00x - 6 5 0
Sloppy play in the middle innings -- two errors, three wild pitches, a passed ball, no throws on two stolen base attempts, and five walks in the span of nine batters by Wakefield (5.2-4-6-6-3, 112) -- put the Sox in too deep a hole. They mounted a rally against closer-for-the-night Matt Garza in the ninth, but left the potential tying runs on base. Tampa Bay swept the three-game series.

Price (7.2-8-2-1-10, 111) worked the outside corner with precision, striking out seven Sox in the first four innings. Four of those seven punchouts were on three pitches: Kevin Youkilis to end the 1st, Darnell McDonald to end the 3rd, and David Ortiz and Adrian Beltre in the 4th.

Boston got on the board in the sixth when McDonald led off with a single and scored on Ortiz's double to left. Price calmly retired Yook on a foul fly to right, struck out Beltre (after a ball, three swings and misses) and got Bill Hall to ground out to short.

In the seventh, Mike Cameron homered with one out and Kevin Cash singled. Price then struck out Marco Scutaro looking and got McDonald swinging.

Trailing 6-2, Daniel Nava began the ninth against Grant Balfour with a triple to left-center; B.J. Upton dove for the ball and it got past him and rolled to the wall. Cameron's sac fly to right made it 6-3. J.D. Drew pinch-hit against new pitcher Randy Choate and singled to left. Then Joe Maddon brought in Garza, who started and pitched only three innings on Monday (though he threw 84 pitches).

Garza retired Scutaro on a fly ball to Upton, then battled through an 11-pitch at-bat against McDonald. With the count 2-2, Microwave fouled off five fastballs, then took ball 3, and then doubled down the right field line. Drew scored (6-4) and Boston brought the potential tying run to the plate: Ortiz. Garza fell behind 3-0; Flo fouled off a green light pitch, then walked. The home crowd was getting highly agitated.

Youkilis, who was seen on the bench between innings and after at-bats with his right shoe and sock off, getting some help for his ankle from the trainer, lined out to center to end the game.
Example
Tim Wakefield / David Price
Scutaro, SS
McDonald, RF
Ortiz, DH
Youkilis, 1B
Beltre, 3B
Hall, 2B
Nava, LF
Cameron, CF
Cash, CF
The Red Sox have called up first baseman Ryan Shealey from Pawtucket and given him #30. No corresponding move has been announced, but it will probably be the optioning of Niuman Romero.

Shealy, 30, has played for the Rockies (2005-06) and Royals (2006-08). He spent 2009 with the Omaha Royals (AAA) and began this year with the Durham Bulls (Tampa Bay's AAA team). He opted out of that deal last month and has been in Pawtucket since June 17, batting .246/.378/.426 in 18 games.

Price has allowed more than three earned runs in only one of his 16 starts this year (and more than three runs of either type only twice). His 2.34 ERA is 2nd-best in the AL and 7th in MLB. Price has held opponents to a .143 average with RATS -- the lowest in the majors.

At 10 PM: Yankees/A's
Example
July 7:

1923 - Cleveland scores in every inning against the Red Sox, beating them 27-3, but since they are at home, they do not bat in the ninth. Only nine of the 27 runs are earned.
Red Sox - 000 20 0 001 - 3 13
Cleveland - 323 12 13 12x - 27 24
1993 - Reds pitcher Tom Browning is fined $500 for leaving the dugout during a game at Wrigley Field, and watching the rest of the game from the roof of a three-story building across Sheffield Avenue.

128 comments:

tim said...

I like this guy

redsock said...

staats/kennedy on mute.

redsock said...

uh oh - rays replay shows tiz was out by 1/10 of a step. let the crying begin.

redsock said...

price is working that outside corner with precision.

redsock said...

man on 3rd and no outs?

wake: "bfd"

redsock said...

wow - very surprised to see longoria go to 2nd with that

Zenslinger said...

man on 3rd and no outs?

wake: "bfd"


That was remarkable.

You guys going to many Sox games in Toronto?

Patrick said...

here's to keeping crawford off the bases.

redsock said...

no. i went to my one game this year in april. (plus we are away for the ASB and then off to california at the end of the month for a wedding (as you know!).)

actually, we may go to one game in august, sort of a canada-only jos bash (since no one else seems able to travel).

Zenslinger said...

Wish I could come there. Although I look forward to meeting you here.

I just sent my resignation letter in to the law firm. They'll let me work until I want to, and are leaving the door open for my working contract in the future. Although it would have to fit just right into my teaching schedule, it would be nice to be able to every now and then.

redsock said...

sounds like a good option to have, if it works out.

redsock said...

this price dude is pretty good. jeez.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Zens, where do you teach? And what do you do at the law firm?

meunier said...

Price struck out the side on 9 pitches?
/Coverboy dong..

redsock said...

yook popped to right. but 9 pitches.

redsock said...

tiz - cfs
yook - cf 9
beltre - sss

meunier said...

It looks like we will have to sweep the Jays to keep from going back to 7 games back or something, since the Rays face the Spiders next.

redsock said...

how long has wake been with the sox?

he made 59 starts during kevin kennedy's time as manager!

redsock said...

mf-er-balla

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Scutaro--throw the ball on target please.

Patrick said...

HAHAHHA!!!! BRAINIAC!!!! HAHAHHAHA

Mrs.GotRibe said...

No way, I've never seen that work!

redsock said...

OMG!!!!

picked him off.

well after that dong, to allow only one run with all that shit going on is okay with me.

2-0 after 4.

redsock said...

horrifically bad camera by the rays - hoep the replayis better

why does yook have his right shoe and sock off???

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I thought he looked hurt after the throw he had to jump for. But, after my missed call on Crawford the other night I didn't want to say anything.

redsock said...

rays also play 3 against the mfy after the break. those two teams play each other a lot in the 2nd half. might help us out.

redsock said...

stop fuckin' wake, blue.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

This is hard to watch tonight.

redsock said...

jesus f christ

Patrick said...

I'm dealing with the suck which is this game by voting for Youk.

redsock said...

i am voting for vin.

redsock said...

flo.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Yeah, I voted some until I got bored with it. I'll go again in a little.


PAPI.

redsock said...

beltre feels like breaking a rays fan's ribs

Amy said...

Not a sight I want to see. Ramram pitching in the 6th with us down five runs....

redsock said...

i go pee and miss a dong.

Amy said...

i go pee and miss a dong.

The things I could say. But I am too proper feeling tonight.

tim said...

Rays feed for you, redsock?

I've got nesn on the extra innings feed over here, guess they do one in HD and the other team's in reg-D.

how bout a few big Ds from the sox now?

tim said...

Random pap appearance, alright

redsock said...

yeah, i thought that when i typed it.

rays. been dead quiet here, though i did just finish playing basehead's 1992 album "play with toys". had not heard it in well over a decade. great underrated low-fi rap classic.

Ish said...

What the hell is Papelbon doing in this game in the 7th? Innnnteresting!

redsock said...

bot in the 7th.
kinda like spring training.

redsock said...

i refuse to turn on the sound, so i have to go downstairs to my computer and get info from gdgd on wp/pb and other stuff.

Amy said...

So what IS Papelbon doing in the 7th?? Has Francona finally heard my complaints?

Amy said...

Or has Tito given up on the game and decided to just give Pap some game time for the hell of it?

redsock said...

that second one.

redsock said...

i would not say he's given up. now if he put hall in ...

tim said...

NESN commercial featuring Pap and Pedroia, locker beside pedroia's said "Walker"

???

redsock said...

nice hustle, manny.

redsock said...

... could be an announcement tomorrow!

Amy said...

Well, if we tie up the game in the 8th or 9th (as if...), then what? Will he use Bard in the 8th and 9th?

What a nightmare this season is.

tim said...

Apparently they changed an error to a hit and a WP to a PB, not sure if you caught that or not.

tim said...

Larry? Or Todd? Bringin back 04 for the hell of it, suuuure!

redsock said...

i'll have to go thru gdgd with the white-out handy tomorrow.

tim said...

That reminds me, random inside-the-park job in Toronto tonight. Weird.

redsock said...

wait - i think "walker" is matsuzaka's locker.

tim said...

lol

and walker totally wasn't on the 04 team.

redsock said...

it is a little odd. if bot needed an inning of work, why not wait and use him later (if the game got close, which would only happen if the umps took runs away from the rays), although it would be either the 7th or the 8th at this point. and he got the 7th. okay, not so odd.

tim said...

Can't wait for the MFY win later and usual Mazz column tomorrow about how this season is a wash.

redsock said...

he can pull a "chb": take an older column (like one from may), change a few dates and numbers and plug in some newer names and re-run the thing nearly verbatim.

Amy said...

I won't even ask. Yes, I have had no time to follow all the players called up or obtained in the latest rash of injuries.

I should just wait until after the ASB and hope for the return of some of our regular players. Not worth trying to identify all these newbies.

redsock said...

ask what? is shealy in?

i made a very informative bit about him specifically for you in this post!

tim said...

Amy, this Manuel guy could be worth getting to know...he had good numbers in Pawtucket, from what I recall. At least back in June he did. Could be a decent replacement for the atrocity known as 2010 RamRam/MDC.

Amy said...

Nice catch!

redsock said...

alright - time to go all "july 6 rockies" on these assholes.

Amy said...

I did read about Shealy. But I meant Manuel. I will wait and see. There are just too many players coming and going for my brain these days.

redsock said...

ah, manuel. yeah, very solid in paw.

maybe we need more minor league info....

tim said...

Did don just call him "Kurt Patterson"?

redsock said...

i am changing scoring pens.

mojo

tim said...

2.32 era in AAA (combined, pawsox and whatever other teams) - we can use that up in the bigs.

tim said...

I made "Mojo" sauce for the pork chops tonight, thought that should've sufficed.

Maybe I'll just drink the rest of it

redsock said...

rsdh said someone was calling him corey a few times. (radio?)

meunier said...

Now this guy might stick with the team..

Amy said...

OK, tease us in the 9th. I refuse to get my hopes up this time.

redsock said...

nava & pen power!

redsock said...

oh come on, it'll be fun.

redsock said...

should i go to the bathroom again?

tim said...

live up to your name, grant!

meunier said...

Drew for Cash, pitching change.

redsock said...

yeah, overthink, joe! good!

is lackey gonna hit for cash? pls?

tim said...

he just wants the save for new P.

if saves count with less than 3 outs in the 9th.

redsock said...

i had drew penciled in to bat for microwave and hit a game tying dong after cash got hit in the head with a pitch and scutaro singled.

but okay ...

redsock said...

hmmmmmmmm ... sucky mfy castoff

redsock said...

kill this rally, o.f.

tim said...

Manuel's got a decent K/BB ratio too.

Thunks, choate. See ya.

Garza, wtf?

Amy said...

Still not taking the bait. Not yet.

meunier said...

Garza out of the bullpen ??

redsock said...

keep it movin'

GARZA?

oh this comeback'll be sweet now.

redsock said...

tony lamaddon outthinking himself

Amy said...

The spitter? Is this the playoffs or something?

tim said...

Maybe he goes and drinks/tokes up every 1/2 inning and comes up with these glorious schemes.

redsock said...

i may need to hear some rays tv talk on this.

(scutaro: surprise bunt?)

meunier said...

R. Soriano not available tonight

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Garza??????????

redsock said...

bunt would of worked.

fucking idiot tito.

redsock said...

BUNT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

let's do it

tim said...

Alright microwave, heat this shit up

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I guess this is what other teams deal with all the time...major holes in the line up.

redsock said...

60 seconds of sound and i wanna kill kennedy.

redsock said...

work that shit, dmd

Mrs.GotRibe said...

A walk will work.

tim said...

Fuckin' eh!

Ish said...

The Rockies came back from down 6 in the bottom of the 9th and ended up scoring 9 runs last night...

It could happen!

Amy said...

OK, stop tormenting us.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

A hit is better!

tim said...

Fuckin' eh!

redsock said...

fuckyeah!

Let it FLO

meunier said...

Let's see if Papi has his clutch on tonight.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

PA PI
PA PI
PA PI

redsock said...

we got the 3B, 1B, and 2B, now we need a HR!!

meunier said...

Really bad .vs avg but when he has got him he's hit it out

tim said...

its been done against fkr before. just sayin'

redsock said...

natives gettin restless

redsock said...

L home to watch the comeback

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Good timing L

tim said...

9=8?

redsock said...

yeah - have a meeting.

redsock said...

it's sultan time.

meunier said...

PR for Papi??

tim said...

Fuck.

Water: Purified in Tampa. Boo. Sweep Toronto now pls. K thanks.

Amy said...

Ach, they got me engaged. Damn.

redsock said...

stupid 01 pen.

meunier said...

more clean water

Mrs.GotRibe said...

CRAP

redsock said...

yay - we outhit them 11-5.

Dr. Jeff said...

Weren't we just a half-game back, and there was dancing in the streets of Boston? Oh well, at least they showed some signs of life in the 9th.

meunier said...

After the Jays we face Texas who is a division leader, we could be out of it by the ASB.

Michael Holloway said...

"I Like To Watch." One of my favorite films of all time.

Welcome to Toronto, Boston Red Sox. I'll be scoring these ones I think.