July 17, 2010

G91: Red Sox 3, Rangers 2 (11)

Rangers - 000 002 000 00 - 2  7  1
Red Sox - 100 000 001 01 - 3 6 0
Kevin Youkilis's double with two outs in the bottom of the ninth tied the game and his sacrifice fly in the eleventh brought in the winning run. Marco Scutaro scored the run in both innings.

After Lackey (7-7-2-2-3, 115) left, the bullpen allowed only one baserunner in four innings. Daniel Bard walked Michael Young to start the eighth. but after Ian Kinsler popped up a bunt attempt, Young was erased on a double play. Texas went in order against Jonathan Papelbon (9th and 10th) and Manny Delcarmen (11th).

Lee (9-6-2-1*-6, 105) allowed a run in the first (Darnell McDonald doubled and David Ortiz singled), but Boston could do nothing against him until the ninth. Scutaro singled and McDonald bunted him to second. Ortiz battled through an eight-pitch at-bat and grounded out to second, moving Scutaro to third. Yook doubled to left to tie the game.

* Lee's walk was an intentional pass to Adrian Beltre in the ninth, so his number of non-intentional walks this season (in 121.1 innings) remains at six. Lackey walked six batters in less than five innings in his July 10 start against the Blue Jays.)

Alexi Ogando got the Sox in order in the tenth, although he nearly lost the game on his first pitch, which Mike Cameron nearly hit into the Sox bullpen. Nelson Cruz reached over the short wall to snare it. Ogando walked Scutaro on five pitches to start the 11th. McDonald again bunted and Ogando tried to go to second. His throw was low and skipped into left field for an error. With runners at second and third, Ortiz was walked intentionally and Darren O'Day came into the bases loaded/no out jam. Youkilis lofted a 2-1 pitch to center and Scutaro scored standing up.

Lackey got the first two outs in the sixth, then gave up a single, walk, single, single before getting out of trouble.

The Rays beat the Yankees 10-5 (Reid Brignac had two dongs and 5 RBI), so Boston moved back to 5.5 GB. Tampa Bay is 2 GB.

Game Blog for Beckett's Pawtucket start here.
Example
Cliff Lee / John Lackey
Scutaro, SS
McDonald, LF
Ortiz, DH
Youkilis, 1B
Beltre, 3B
Drew, RF
Cameron, CF
Hall, 2B
Cash, C
Lee has pitched at least seven innings in 13 of his 14 starts this year -- and at least eight innings in 10 of 14.

Meanwhile, Lackey has gone seven innings in only eight of 18 starts, and more than seven innings only once. One of his many problems has been walks:
       IP      BB
2008 163.1 40
2009 176.1 47
2010 113.0 46
Lee and Lackey have thrown almost the exact same number of innings: Lee 112.2 and Lackey 113. However, Lackey has faced 66 more batters (509-443) and thrown 419 more pitches (1,938-1,519).

But first: Rays/Yankees, 4 PM

112 comments:

meunier said...

My prediction may come true :(
I said a ways before the ASB that we might be back to 7 behind after the Texas series.

redsock said...

FKR - 121
MFY - 02

Burnett: 2-4-4-0-1, 43
lasted only 2 batters into the 3rd

redsock said...

Fernando Cabrera - DFA

Felix Doubront - Back to Paw

Manny Delcarmen - Activated

Dusty Brown - Called up

Clay Buchholz - Will start on Wednesday in Oakland

Mike Lowell - Might start a rehab with Paw on Thursday

redsock said...

Bengie Molina, on the triple: "I kept telling myself, I gotta go, I gotta go, I gotta try."

Ron Washington: "It makes you happy for the guy that's probably the slowest guy in the world ..."

redsock said...

Tiz: "Nothing is predictable in the game. Things just happen. I would put my head in a tree-trimmer betting that he won't hit a triple. Seems to me like he stopped at second to think about it."

redsock said...

FKR - 121 0
MFY - 020

redsock said...

Andrus SS
Young 3B
Kinsler 2B
Guerrero DH
Hamilton LF
Cruz RF
Molina C
Davis 1B
Borbon CF

redsock said...

FKR - 121 04
MFY - 020 01

meunier said...

Cash DFA or our Molina returned to the Sea Dogs?

L-girl said...

Put his head in a tree trimmer! What a riot.

On the previous thread, I asked a question - inspired by a NYY troll, but he turns out to have a sense of humour. I'm interested in reading what others think.

redsock said...

3 catchers for now.

meunier said...

Three catchers?! This isn't the Brockton Rox!

L-girl said...

Papi Ribi

redsock said...

There's a run.

L-girl said...

the flea is hittable so far

meunier said...

Don't you get a signed ball later if you catch a bat?

L-girl said...

I don't think there's a set rule about it. Usually security comes over and they negotiate something, depending on what the player and the fan wants.

meunier said...

Not today baby!

meunier said...

Wow 2 CS in one game for the Sox!

redsock said...

FKR - 121 041 010 - 10 13 0
MFY - 020 011 001 - 5 8 1

redsock said...

don, on vlad: "trying to write checks that his legs can't cash"

remy (acting all impressed): "oh, hoo hoo hoo"

L-girl said...

thanks, fkr

redsock said...

okay, work is out of the way.

meunier said...

That's the end of this inning.

redsock said...

"bill of the cap high"!

1st outfield out of the game for lackey

meunier said...

So where in the world in Fenway did they put this new kid's area?

L-girl said...

shit

redsock said...

lackey with the ol' get two outs and then be unable to get the third one and give up several hits and run(s) trick.

mdc up.

L-girl said...

shit shit

L-girl said...

yeah. missed it by that much.

redsock said...

bard coming in

L-girl said...

yeah!

L-girl said...

yeah @ dp

now:

RUNS PLS

L-girl said...

I can't believe that earlier I said he seemed hittable. He barely throws any pitches!

meunier said...

Robbed :(

redsock said...

shit

redsock said...

top of the order for the sox in the 9th

L-girl said...

forgodsakes is it too much to ask??

but sheesh am i glad the yankees didn't get flea

L-girl said...

so how many pitches has he thrown?

oh, just heard. 85 so far?

he's only walked 6 men all season???

wow.

L-girl said...

a hit! a hit! the leadoff man is on!

meunier said...

Lay it down with McD?

RedSoxDiehard said...

Scu Scu Scutaro!

Now it's time for McDonald to work some of his magic....

pleeeeeeeeeease....

L-girl said...

obie just said if the sox win this it will be one of the best wins of the season.

can't argue with that.

meunier said...

Sac bunt is good.

L-girl said...

PA PI
PA PI
PA PI

redsock said...

lee doing it all!

L-girl said...

Papi of 2004 and 2005 please!

redsock said...

2004/2005 papi, pls.

RedSoxDiehard said...

C'mon, Papi, it's my birthday!

L-girl said...

lee doing it all!

If this was the NL, he would have hit a 2-run dong.

L-girl said...

Do it for Diehard, Papi!!

(Happy Birthday!)

redsock said...

remember when flo used to come through 95% of the time in these spots?

(literally, 95%)

L-girl said...

I remember! And I'm ready for a trip down memory lane!

L-girl said...

omg the tension. baseball!

L-girl said...

is the crowd booing?

L-girl said...

or was it a yook?

RedSoxDiehard said...

Thanks!

Since I got Papi's autograph at his restaurant on his birthday last year, I figure he can do this one small thing for me on mine!

redsock said...

happy birthday kristen!

(let's all have a slice of sweaty cake.)

redsock said...

gotta be "yook".

L-girl said...

OMG YOOOOK YOOK YOOK !!!!!!

meunier said...

YOOOOOK!

redsock said...

SWEAT > FLEA

L-girl said...

SWEATY TIE BABY!!!!

meunier said...

Bruins goal song lol

redsock said...

lee stays in - old skool!

meunier said...

Go, Adrian!

meunier said...

NM IBB to face On Fire.

L-girl said...

I remember that autograph. Allan must have linked to a post or something. So cool.

Now we MUST win this!!!

redsock said...

oh no - you don't want to do that.

it's not a good idea to play with fire.

L-girl said...

Anybody got a match?

RedSoxDiehard said...

Whoops, put too many UUUUUU's in that last attempt to say YOOOOUUUK!!!! but it didn't fit. I'll try again:

YOOOUUUK!

redsock said...

overtime!

L-girl said...

JD, what's your rush?

OK, here we go to extras!

meunier said...

Free baseball for the Fenway fans.

L-girl said...

Dear Red Sox,

I leave work at 10:00. Please win before then.

Love always,

redsock said...

yeah, that papi story was beyond cool.

so will it be wakefield? gulp?

L-girl said...

Where's Amy? She's gotta love Pap coming in for a 2nd inning.

redsock said...

looks like mlb and gdgd shit the bed when bard came in

L-girl said...

Dusty Brown. :)

One of our dogs.

L-girl said...

brown being dusty

johngoldfine said...

Dusty is a good dog name, maybe a little hokey, but not bad.

L-girl said...

Of course it's not her real name. But we call her Brown and she gets very dusty.

Caught! NOW PLS WIN

redsock said...

cameron
hall
brown

meunier said...

Who's next on the depth chart behind Bard and Pap?

L-girl said...

Let's win this fast with a leadoff dong. Kthx.

redsock said...

Who's next on the depth chart behind Bard and Pap?

Lester?

L-girl said...

OMG did I get truped. TROOOOPED

redsock said...

nelson cruz securely on the lead pipe list

L-girl said...

I thought I called that one.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Oh, that catch hurt.

L-girl said...

Brown? Can you? Could you? Please?

redsock said...

i wonder how heidi's top 5 games match up with mine.

redsock said...

mdc up again.

redsock said...

hey brown - you know what you can do for me?

meunier said...

Wow guess it will be Bard to close tomorrow if needed.

L-girl said...

*sigh*

I have to get ready to leave. A, if either team wins this before I get home, please call my cell.

L-girl said...

Nice work, Bot!

meunier said...

MDC in actually.

meunier said...

Tenacious D!

redsock said...

fuck yeah!

top o' the order again!

redsock said...

sox 2-7 in extras:

10 inn - 5 games
11 inn - 1 game
12 inn - 3 games

one of the 12 inn games was against texas, an 8-7 win on april 21

redsock said...

nice play ogando!!!!!!!!!!

RedSoxDiehard said...

Well that's one way to move the runner along.

OK, now Papi, I'm ready!

redsock said...

i still want a bomb.

RedSoxDiehard said...

good eye...

johngoldfine said...

!!!!

RedSoxDiehard said...

Greek God of walk-offs!

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

RedSoxDiehard said...

Sweaty birthday water!

SoSock said...

Happy Birthday RSDH! A great win!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Wow. Thanks for the recap. I'm sorry I missed this one. We are at the beach with extended family. Shitty Internet and even struggling with the phone service.

L-girl said...

Don't drink the water! It is extra DIRTY!