July 9, 2010

G86: Red Sox 14, Blue Jays 3

Red Sox   - 037 301 000 - 14 14  0
Blue Jays - 000 002 100 - 3 7 1
How lopsided was this game? After four innings, the Jays' #7 hitter had come to the plate only once; the Red Sox's #7 hitter had scored three runs.

Lester (6-4-2-2-6, 96) allowed only one hit through the first five innings. Boston led 14-0 before the Blue Jays got a runner to second base.

Bill Hall hit a two-run homer in the second inning, and doubled in the sixth and eighth. Three Sox belted dongs in the third: Kevin Youkilis and Adrian Beltre went back-to-back, and Mike Cameron connected one out later. Cameron also singled twice, walked, drove in three runs, and scored three times.

Cleveland beat the Rays 9-3 and the Yankees beat the Mariners 6-1. Boston stays 5 GB, Tampa Bay drops to 3 GB. ... In the National League, the Reds led Philadelphia 7-1 going to the bottom of the ninth. The Phillies scored six times to tie it, then got two in the tenth to win 9-7.
Example
Jon Lester / Ricky Romero
Scutaro, SS
McDonald, LF
Ortiz, DH
Youkilis, 1B
Beltre, 3B
Drew, RF
Cameron, CF
Hall, 2B
Cash, C
Third-place Boston visits fourth-place Toronto for three games before the All-Star break next week.

The Red Sox have lost eight of their last 11 road games. They have beaten the Blue Jays in five of six games this season, sweeping a Skydome series on April 26-27-28, and taking two of three at Fenway on May 10-11-12.

Lester has a 1.84 ERA over his last 14 starts (98 innings); that's everything after his three bad starts to begin the season. He has allowed more than two runs in only two of those 14 starts -- 0, 0, 1, 2, 4, 2, 0, 1, 0, 6, 2, 1, 1, 1 -- dating back to April 23. He faced Toronto on April 28, allowing one hit in seven shutout innings, with 11 strikeouts.

Romero had a 1.88 ERA over six starts from May 30 to June 28, before allowing eight runs in 2.2 innings to the Yankees his last time out.

Daniel Bard has pitched only twice in the last 12 days, getting some much needed rest. He has not allowed a run or a walk in his last nine outings (8 innings, 3 hits, 9 strikeouts since June 15). Since May 22, he had allowed only one of 13 inherited runners to score.

Jed Lowrie played shortstop for Lowell (A) last night and went 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI in a 5-4 loss to the Jamestown Jammers. (Peter Abraham notes that one of Jamestown's players is named Sequoyah Stonecipher.) Lowrie will play shortstop, second base, and third base during his rehab assignment.

And:
Spiders/Rays, 7 PM
Yankees/Mariners, 10 PM
Example
July 9:

1914 - The Austin Senators of the Texas League lose their 27th straight game. The streak will reach 32 games and the Senators will finish the season 31-114.

1946 - The All-Star Game is played at Fenway Park and Ted Williams steals the show, with two home runs, two singles, one walk, four runs scored, and five RBI as the AL wins 12-0.

1971 - In his major league debut, Atlanta shortstop Leo Foster commits an error on his first fielding chance (the first batter in the bottom of the first), then hits into a double play in the fifth and a triple play in the seventh. Foster was traded to the Red Sox in the spring of 1978 and played 49 games with Pawtucket, but was never called up to Boston.

1976 - Boston Red Sox owner/president Tom Yawkey dies at the age of 73.

2005 - In his first at-bat, Cubs pinch-hitter Adam Greenberg is hit in the head by the first pitch he sees. That one pitch was the extent of his major league career (he last played in the minors in 2008).

121 comments:

tim said...

Solid career OBP for Greenberg.

mattymatty said...

Yankees on the verge of getting Cliff Lee, unless the Rangers jump in and grab him. Either way it looks like he won't be starting for the M's tonight against the MFers. Darnit.

Zenslinger said...

The news today has gone from virtual certainty that the Yanks will get Cliff Lee from Seattle for very hot catcher prospect Jesus Montero. Now they say it might be falling apart.

RLYW consensus is not to make that trade. Montero's very well thought of.

tim said...

That's really not a bad lineup. Standard players except for DMD in left, which is an OK replacement for LBJ. I don't mind dealing with that injury if Nava/DMD are platooning while he's out.

Of course, theres a black hole at the bottom of the lineup with Cash there. And Bill Hall, who shouldn't be playing 2B.

So effectively, we are missing Pedey, V-Mart/Tek and LBJ. Big holes, yes. But they can be somewhat filled.

As well as HH and Beckett from the rotation, but we've been somewhat able to cope with that.

There are a ton of injuries, I'm not denying that. The team is performing well under the circumstances, but I think the bigger concern should be the bullpen. This lineup isn't as bad as the '06 one, IIRC, still respectable, and will score runs. Relief pitching is definitely the biggest problem right now, IMO.

I puked a lil in my mouth when I saw that column on the globe today about how Theo should get Kerry Wood.

Amy said...

Tim, I have been singing that song for a while. It's all about the bullpen.

Glad to hear that Lee is going to the Rangers. Is that official?

Angry Steve said...

Lee to the Rangers for Smoak and some minor leaguers!

redsock said...

Either way it looks like he won't be starting for the M's tonight against the MFers. Darnit.

And we play Texas after the break.

redsock said...

GDGD box has weather info. Roof open?

redsock said...

Yesterday, Nick Cafardo hopped on board the Bash Ellsbury As Soft Train:

"Everyone has a different pain tolerance and everyone heals at their own pace. So it’s awfully hard to come out and say anything harsh about Ellsbury. But the occasional raised eyebrows and smirks speak volumes."

Etc.:

"Nobody really knows why Ellsbury went to Arizona ... The Sox are affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, not Fred Flintstone Hospital ...

Usually, a professional athlete is ready to take the field again in 3-5 weeks after a rib injury. ...

One also thinks back to how laudable it was in 1978 when catcher Carlton Fisk played much of the end of the season with a broken rib, feeling "a sword going through my side every time I threw the ball" ...

Jeremy Hermida broke five ribs in a collision similar to the one Ellsbury had with Adrian Beltre ... Hermida didn’t go anywhere. ...

The team obviously gave Ellsbury permission to go to Arizona, but ...

Players have the prerogative to go where they feel is best for treatment, but ...

***

redsock said...

stupid blackout.

L-girl said...

Nick Cafardo hopped on board the Bash Ellsbury As Soft Train

It's fine, but... but... but...

Butt. Hole.

redsock said...

At least CHB can write when he feels like it. Cafardo is an utter hack, way over his head.

L-girl said...

Someone should tell Buck MARtinez and Pat Tabler that the MLB standings are not determined by who has the most home runs.

redsock said...

HA! Just about to post that O'B sure is in love with home runs. He seems to think it = success also.

Castig then notes the team's absolutely shitty avgerage (.240 or something) and very shitty OBP.

redsock said...

uh-oh, o'brien now talking about yook's comments.

L-girl said...

O'Brien loves gossip - and tries to make it sound like he's not gossiping, other people are.

redsock said...

he did not say that much, just that players *do* care about teammates being there, while fans or "media types" may not.

L-girl said...

If players care about it, they should discuss it among themselves.

redsock said...

MFY facing David Pauley, not Lee. GO Pauley!

L-girl said...

Safe! Listening to the crowd in not-Skydome, you'd think the Blue Jays scored.

L-girl said...

Amazing dog story

L-girl said...

Hall-lelujah!

redsock said...

THEY WERE SWINGIN'
DOWN AT THE KINGDOM HALL!

redsock said...

Amazing dog story

Laser show!

L-girl said...

Laser beagle!

mattymatty said...

Back up laser show.

Nice change by Lester.

redsock said...

O'B: Yook's stats are far better than Swisher's.

No shit, but that's so far beyond irrelevant ... Jesus, Dave.

redsock said...

How the fuck does a dog do that?

mattymatty said...

DO talking about the Jays crappy batting average. Remy: its pretty clear the [only] way they score their runs.

L-girl said...

When they start basing the All Star Game on stats, I might watch it again.

Might.

redsock said...

yeah, but which stats? rbis? wins?

spiders up 2-0 on the fkr in the 2nd.

L-girl said...

No stats. Not watching. Just blathering.

Here's David OR-tiz.

He does it every. single. time.

redsock said...

Buck MAR-tin-ezz.

L-girl said...

Locked and loaded! Ready for sweat.

L-girl said...

That's what I meant, above. MARtinez.

That's what's so weird about him doing that! He's got the same kind of name!

L-girl said...

thank goodness he didn't hit a rally killer

L-girl said...

BBabalu!

L-girl said...

Weee, fun! Thanks Ricky, we're sorry to see you go.

redsock said...

what happened on drew's hit/FC?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Drew hit it to Ovebay in the hole. He went home with it and bounced the ball in there. I think it went as a hit, but I'm not sure.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Where was this offense against the FKR?

redsock said...

sounds like it was a plain ol' FC at first, but castig says it is now an E3.

L-girl said...

Rays pitching just a tad better than Jays.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Drew's was a FC. I get it now, you knew the scoring, but didn't see the play because you're blacked out?

L-girl said...

Make Tito apologize!

L-girl said...

E3? They haven't said that on TV.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

No error noted on the line score yet.

Didn't the Rays pitch some no name call up?

redsock said...

funny - a couple of guys at work were actually giving me (extremely mild) shit about this series.

redsock said...

load em up again.

redsock said...

no E in gdgd either, maybe i heard wrong.

yeah - blacked out.

DO THE 'WAVE!

L-girl said...

A, lawyers or staff?

RedSoxDiehard said...

Yay! My favorite score!

I need a game like this!

redsock said...

jays pen is quiet.

redsock said...

staff. IT guys that hang out with dennis. very mild ragging. almost cute in a way. poor deluded souls.

L-girl said...

I don't know who went for the Rays. Garza one night.

I was only assuming because they have good pitching and Jays don't.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Never mind, I guess I'm thinking about the O's game on Sunday with that Matusz guy.

L-girl said...

Oh and David Price. He's one of the best pitchers in baseball.

redsock said...

weird inning. only 4 hits.
2 by scutaro and 2 by mcdonald, the 1-2 guys in the order.

1B
1B
BB
L7 SAC
BB
FC
BB
F8 SAC
BB
1B
1B
PF5

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Okay, they have changed it to an error.

redsock said...

we chased garza, but lost.
neimann was the other fkr besides price.

L-girl said...

TV guys still haven't announced that scoring change! That I know of.

Oh yeah, Niemann. He's not having a good year, but he did have a good game.

redsock said...

romero: 2.1-5-9-3-2, 56 (only 5 er)

L-girl said...

Yes, weird inning for us. Lots of runs, but not much offense - just patience.

redsock said...

neuimann is having an exceptional year, actually -- 2.65 ERA, lower WHIP than price.

L-girl said...

I must have looked up the wrong person. I saw a 7+ ERA.

L-girl said...

Jeff Niemann, right? I have BRef up, must be looking at the wrong numbers.

redsock said...

heh - after the jays face 12 batters, throw 46 pitches, walk four guys, and allow 7 runs, lester fans the side on 11 pitches.

get those rag arms back out there!

L-girl said...

Yup, I had the wrong person. Having a great year.

redsock said...

Neimann (wasn't horrible last year either).

L-girl said...

Sweat power!!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

YOOUUUKKK!!!!

L-girl said...

Yeah, I got it now. My eyesight is... not so good.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

B2B

L-girl said...

Back to Back Beltre!

RedSoxDiehard said...

The only thing better than 10-0 is 11-0. (It's like Jim Rice said on the pre-game show: The hardest thing to do in baseball is get a hit. But to get a homer, that's even harder.)

redsock said...

hey - dongs!

i like that!

L-girl said...

staff. IT guys that hang out with dennis. very mild ragging. almost cute in a way. poor deluded souls.

Makes you nostalgic for NYC, does it? ;)

L-girl said...

Sarcastic cheers from Jays fans on the out.

AND AN AD IN THE MIDDLE OF THE INNING.

Not an on-screen ad, a full blown ad. I fucking hate Rogers.

L-girl said...

Now we're just embarrassing them!

redsock said...

castig mentions the caustic cheers --

DONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and says well, they won't be here that long.

!!!

Patrick said...

yowza

Angry Steve said...

this is just awesome...

redsock said...

now this would be a game to be at.

we'd be on the 1B side and it would be 95% sox fans right now!

L-girl said...

and says well, they won't be here that long.

I can totally hear his deadpan delivery, too.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Maybe you could head on down there. Looks like it will be a long one.

L-girl said...

I know, I wish we were there. The game we went to earlier in the year, we got a ton of runs... but so did they.

redsock said...

be nice to also pick up a game with this barrage.

redsock said...

if they are still going at midnight, maybe i will!

L-girl said...

Maybe you could head on down there. Looks like it will be a long one.

He's just a few blocks away, too.

L-girl said...

be nice to also pick up a game with this barrage.

I've been thinking that the whole time.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

He's just a few blocks away, too.

Do you get a dinner break?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Do those big chairs look as dorky in person as they do on TV?

redsock said...

too far away for a dinner break.

i wonder if i could turn on the tv in the big eating area?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

FOUL ball. I thought that was gone.

Edward Lee said...

I'm pretty sure that ball hit the pole.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Great story about Laser the dog. (I'm just getting caught up on the thread.) I was just thinking the other day... My cat is 15 and I named her Mo, the year that Vaughn won the MVP. For years I've said, if I got a cat now I'd name it Little Papi. The other day I had the thought, if I got a cat now, could I actually name it Laser Show?

redsock said...

Through 4 innings:

Jays #7 hitter has batted only once

Sox #7 hitter has scored 3 runs

redsock said...

CLE - 020 010
FKR - 001 00

TB has 2 on, 1 out in 6th

L-girl said...

Little Papi is a great name for a cat.

meunier said...

holy shit where did this hitting come from??! Time to shut it down and save some for tomorrow.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

What a doofus picking up a foul ball from the ground.

Jansenn just got thrown out of the game, telling the ump that it was bullshit that Cameron was awarded home on the fan interference.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Oops, I meant fair ball (in foul territory).

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Well, this is interesting. They conference and send Cameron back to third (after awarding him home). I guess you can't uneject the pitcher though.

L-girl said...

Right, they sent Cameron back but don't recall Jansen! Funny.

L-girl said...

A dong to John Macdonald?! Lester must have fallen asleep on the mound.

westcoastsox said...

Well hello. From 35,000 feet or so. Again. Travel season. Happy to see a lead that even Papelbon can hold.

redsock said...

pile it on, nava.

L-girl said...

slow mo dong

buck martinez goes nuts

redsock said...

the jays are hitting dongs. that's all that matters. the actual scores of the games are meaningless.

L-girl said...

It's all they have.

They've been talking about the great dong-hitting Jays teams of yesteryear, how even their backup catcher hit this many dongs.

These days most people don't brag about that.

redsock said...

and even though it is 14-3, i'll bet they make all kinds of noise and do that foghorn sound for every one.

L-girl said...

They have so far. Can't not do the foghorn!

redsock said...

FKR down 9-2 in the 9th.

L-girl said...

I have been looking at a computer screen all day, since early morning. Time to stop.

Good night, and don't drink the water! It will be very DIRTY!

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

redsock said...

CLE - 020 010 141 - 9 13 0
FKR - 001 000 101 - 3 6 0

MFY - 1
SEA -

redsock said...

Wow.

CIN - 310 020 001 0 - 7 15 0
PHI - 000 100 006 2 - 9 12 2

redsock said...

MFY - 100 00
SEA - 000 00

redsock said...

MFY - 100 004
SEA - 000 00

tim said...

That was sweet to hear the 10-0 score on the radio on my drive in to Toronto for concert night #2 at Ontario Place.

Looks like a great game, scrolled the thread quickly and I agree with A+L - would've loved to be down there tonight! Was going to go Sunday but going to have a busy day tomorrow so I want one day to relax this wknd. Game itself is fine, but getting there and out is sucky. But I'll definitely come out for JOS-2.

tim said...

I also just spent about 2 min (2 min too many) reading some comments on the globe msg board. sooooooo dumb.

MFY troll posts about the 5 best pitchers in baseball being their rotation.

Tons of sox fans chirp back, and a big debate goes on mainly using pitchers W-Ls as the main argument.

So dumb. I think people are just familiar with these shit stats, which is why they keep getting repeated. Then people actually give clout to them.

If they want to discuss W-L, why not also discuss how many HR the pitcher's team hits per start? There's a quality stat you can use!