July 19, 2010

G93: Red Sox 2, Athletics 1

Red Sox   - 000 200 000 - 2  8  0
Athletics - 001 000 000 - 1 3 0
So why can't Matsuzaka (6.2-2-1-2-6, 89) do this more often? Working quickly, throwing strikes, setting down batters as quickly as they step up to the plate ...

Dice retired the first seven, gave up a solo homer to Rajai Davis, got the next two to end the third inning. Walked a guy to start the fourth, set down the next 10. Then another walk, an out, a double -- and that was his night.

Daniel Bard needed only three pitches to get Gabe Gross to pop to third and end the seventh. He allowed a one-out single and a stolen base and a two-out walk in the eighth, but escaped trouble. Jonathan Papelbon threw 17 pitches to get the A's in order for the save.

After the A's took a lead, Eric Patterson smoked a ball in the right-center gap and sprinted around for a triple. David Ortiz brought him home with a fly ball to center. With two outs, Adrian Beltre clubbed a ball to deep left-center for his 15th dong of the year. Boston led 2-1.

The Rays scored seven times in the third and beat the Orioles 8-1. Both Tampa Bay (2.5 GB) and Boston (6 GB) gained a half-game on the idle Chokers.
Example
Daisuke Matsuzaka / Ben Sheets
Scutaro, SS
Patterson, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Youkilis, 1B
Beltre, 3B
Drew, RF
Nava, LF
McDonald, CF
Cash, C
Dice and Sheets started at Fenway on June 2. Boston won 6-4, and took two of the three games.

Nick Cafardo reports that the Red Sox are asking around about relievers. Clay Buchholz is throwing a bullpen session, and Dustin Pedroia and Jason Varitek are playing catch (though not with each other, it seems).

The Yankees are off tonight, but Rays/Orioles is at 7 PM.
Example
July 19:

1911 - Walter Carlisle of the Vernon Tigers (Pacific Coast League) records the only unassisted triple play by an outfielder in professional baseball history. With men on first and second base in the sixth inning, he makes a diving catch of a short fly, runs in to step on second, and then runs over to first, doubling off both runners. Carlisle's major league career consisted of three games with the 1908 Red Sox (May 8, 9 and 11).

1915 - The Washington Senators steal eight bases off of Cleveland catcher Steve O'Neill in the first inning. Danny Moeller steals second, third, and home.

1952 - The visiting Fitzgerald club (Georgia State League, Class D) has its 12-year-old bat boy Joe Reliford pinch hit in the eighth inning of a game against Statesboro. Reliford is black, so he breaks the league's color barrier. He grounds out and remains in the game as the center fielder. Umpire Ed Kubick, who approved the substitution, is fired the next day.

2008:

103 comments:

redsock said...

Coco Crisp, CF
Daric Barton, 1B
Kurt Suzuki, C
Jack Cust, DH
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B
Mark Ellis, 2B
Gabe Gross, RF
Rajai Davis, LF
Cliff Pennington, SS

redsock said...

FKR - 107 000
BAL - 000 01

redsock said...

COL - 002 002 0
FLA - 003 003 1

Stupid Marlins.

redsock said...

Well, this is weird. I just checked to see if any comments were waiting in moderation and there were 15 -- dated from March 6 to June 19!

johngoldfine said...

Uh, new avatar, huh? Something we should know?

redsock said...

here we go! hit!

L-girl said...

Should we all change our avatars?

tim said...

good start!

nice stat from fka's network - "7th fewest errors in AL" - isnt that like, 8th most?

tim said...

gonna have to bitch at rogers. they aren't showing this in HD because the tex-det game is still going.

not like they can add channels or anything. we really need 17 NBA HD channels during the NBA offseason.

tim said...

almost, flo.

whoooooie.

redsock said...

why can't rogers show both feeds on different channels?

tim said...

that would please customers. we all know they don't like to do that.

L-girl said...

Ok, does this help?

L-girl said...

Nice spinach!

RedSoxDiehard said...

OK, I'm Pedey's walking boot!

There was no BP yesterday, so we saw him come out to RF to long-toss with the pitchers. Sadly that was the highlight of the game.

L-girl said...

Ococ!

L-girl said...

Heh, that's good, the boot. Or as we say here, aboot a boot.

redsock said...

nava wandering aboot!

why is beltre stopping and throwing flat-footed these days?

tim said...

Tala, nice!

Also, sweet boot. What's dat aboot?

Time for some green tea, sorry tito. It's not bigelow.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Nice inning for Dice! Will we really get to go to bed before 2?

tim said...

I like how his boot has a special cover that says "BOSTON" in the sox font

redsock said...

rays win 8-1.

Michael Holloway said...

So what's the rule?

"It's unclear what the MLB rule book says on the matter. While it's clear that both a batter and a pitcher are allowed to change sides once, the umpire's decision that the batter must declare first remains debatable. "


CBS Sports
June 20, 2008
"Switch hitter vs. switch pitcher causes interesting scene"
]http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/story/10872636/2

tim said...

I didn't hold out much hope after the top of the 3rd there.

meunier said...

How in the world does the Marlins winning affect us?

Michael Holloway said...

Oh, and I got this email 41 minutes ago:

[The Joy of Sox] New comment on G33: Red Sox 7, Blue Jays 6.

Amy has left a new comment on the post "G33: Red Sox 7, Blue Jays 6":

YES!!! Love when Papi gets an RBI.

:)

tim said...

Hurry up and end, stupid tigers. I want NESN.

meunier said...

The 1st base ump dosn't look like he is feeling very well..

redsock said...

yeah, i put thru 15 comments dating back as far as G17. i have no idea what is going on - or if they are doubles.

9casey said...

meunier said...
How in the world does the Marlins winning affect us?




linescore, dude, Allan is all IJ about them.....:)

L-girl said...

Tala from before she was ours! It was her pic on Petfinder.

tim said...

You can't say no to that!

Michael Holloway said...

Be watching this show a lot lately, so... I always liked his irreverence.
Free Futurama on demand:
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meunier said...

"You don't set your defense to get badly hit balls"

tim said...

Fucking Texas/Detroit game in the 11th.

tim said...

Fuck. Shitty way to end the perfect game bid.

Michael Holloway said...

redsox, "or if they are doubles"

I don't think I was even signed up to get notifications of additional comments...

weird.

L-girl said...

This new Dice is pretty cool.

meunier said...

Did Coco just get tossed for throwing his equipment?

Michael Holloway said...

sorry, Redsock

tim said...

Atta boy!

redsock said...

#2 Hitter!!! Boo-yah!

L-girl said...

Whoa, look at those wheels!

L-girl said...

That's my 3 innings of west coast threading. See you for 3 more tomorrow.

tim said...

Sac flo.

Well, at least you waited to see us tie it. Night L!

meunier said...

Whew got him in..

tim said...

Tigers have em loaded with 1 out. This fucker better end now.

tim said...

BEL FUCKING TRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DONNNNNNNG!

redsock said...

BELTED!

meunier said...

Beltre LOSES IT!

tim said...

wow...tigers gidp. no nesn for me :(

tim said...

nava must've been taking hitting tips from ol captain sasahe on the bench there.

redsock said...

i think both the jays and royals have scored in the 10th.

redsock said...

there goes the no-walker.

meunier said...

great play by scoot

redsock said...

a 4 pitch BB

then 8 pitches -- all strikes -- to get 3 outs.

i like this dice.

meunier said...

KC beats the Jays

redsock said...

and rogers goes to its "sportscentre" -- boo.

Patrick said...

"last thing the red sox need is an injury to another catcher" Rich said referring to Cash

But...it's Kevin Cash.

tim said...

Here comes the rooting from the A's announcers.

"May as well do it again, Rajai!"

tim said...

Alright, I'm done for the night here. Enjoy the dirty bay water.

meunier said...

*knocks on wood*

redsock said...

oak tv talking about tiz's HR totals. mentions him hitting 54 one year.

"and he still didn't win the MVP"

oh lord.

meunier said...

Well that was great.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Who is this new guy pitching for the Red Sox tonight? I like this guy!

redsock said...

when you slide, shouldn't you slide into the base and not stop 5 feet short and thus be just sitting on the ground waiting to be tagged? well, what do i know, i never played the game.

redsock said...

dice 62 thru 5.

meunier said...
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meunier said...

Typing without reading..

redsock said...

dice pc: 11-10-14 12-15-9 = 71

redsock said...

cash's .094 avg making m. mendoza look like tony gwynn.

AND A HIT!!!!

meunier said...

groan

RedSoxDiehard said...

But Craig Grebeck still looks like Craig Grebeck, even next to Cash.

redsock said...

"everyday bard" up

RedSoxDiehard said...

dice pc: 11-10-14 12-15-9 = 71

If I wasn't watching with my own eyes, I'd think that was pitches per batter!

redsock said...

get it back, dice.

redsock said...

2 down - get #3.

redsock said...

funny -- dice getting yanked having allowed 2 hits and 1 run thru 6.2.

meunier said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkM0NT4YMlo

redsock said...

yook w/fugly swing

redsock said...

sb - whatever
get the out

redsock said...

bot tossing

redsock said...

3-2 - challenge this shithead

redsock said...

ack - fuck you, ump.

(repla - a bit ins.)

RedSoxDiehard said...

C'mon, Bardsy....

RedSoxDiehard said...

No problem.

redsock said...

bard - all's well that ends well.

redsock said...

whoa! 1 down!

redsock said...

"A's need a hero."

Yeah, well, fuck you.

redsock said...

wow - he totally swung. oak tv is laughing at it.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Somewhere, Amy is tossing in her sleep without knowing why...

RedSoxDiehard said...

bard - all's well that ends well.

I guess As You Like It would be too much to ask for?

redsock said...

New avatars say:

"The water is fookin' Muddy!!!"

Benjamin said...

Water.

RedSoxDiehard said...

YES! The bay water is very dirty!!!

meunier said...

Dirty Alameda Water!

redsock said...

the bag has something in it.

Amy said...

I did manage to see the first six innings before the Sandman took over. (Sleep, that is. Not the pitcher---what was his real name? God, I hate this memory thing!) DiceK looked great, except for that one pitch. And I was spared seeing Papelbon close. (Thanks for worrying about me, RSDH.)

L-girl said...

I surprised myself by making it to the 7th!

Amy, in the great extra-inning win on Saturday, Bot pitched two innings - 6 up, 6 down. I was asking about you in the thread.

I'm pretty sure every regular gamethreader will think of you when Papelbon comes out - forever. :)

L-girl said...

dice pc: 11-10-14 12-15-9 = 71

If I wasn't watching with my own eyes, I'd think that was pitches per batter!


ROFL

Amy said...

Yes, I missed the Saturday game completely. Glad to know that Pap is finding his groove, but I will not ever really trust him again. If I am known for that, it's okay with me!

tim said...

Glad to see this worked out after I fell asleep after the 7th.

Damn impressed with Dice-K and glad Tito had the hook after the Ellis double. Now hopefully Wake can impress tonight!

And Amy - you will forever be known to me as the cactus lover and for your distrust in pap!

Amy said...

Thanks, Tim. It's good to be known for something!