July 20, 2010

G94: Athletics 5, Red Sox 4 (10)

Red Sox   - 130 000 000 0 - 4 12  0
Athletics - 004 000 000 1 - 5  6  1
Good news: Jonathan Papelbon will be available for tomorrow's f*#@%in' game.

Why? Because he sat on his ass in the bullpen while Terry Francona decided to let Ramon Ramirez, Dustin Richardson*, and Michael Bowden hand-deliver this game to the A's.

* Richardson struck out the one guy he faced, so he should not be saddled with too much blame, but Tito did go to him. (Papelbon was warming up in the top of the ninth.)

Ramirez struck out Coco Crisp to start the 10th (and Ococ was tossed by Hey Look At Me!! Good God I'm Such A Raging Asshole home plate umpire Bob Davidson. Daric Barton singled to center and took second on a balk (which Davidson seemed to take particular delight in calling). The Sox decided to walk Kurt Suzuki and bring in Richardson for Jack Cust. RH-hitting Adam Rosales pinch-hit and fanned on strike four (what should have been strike three was called ball three by Davidson, and an understandably irate John Farrell was ejected).

Bowden came in and got two quick strikes on Kevin Kouzmanoff. Things looked good, but then he missed with two balls before Kouz singled to right field. J.D. Drew's throw was up the first base line and Barton scored the winning run.

The Sox blew an early 4-0 lead as Wakefield (6-3-4-2-5, a season-high 115) melted down in the third -- with one out: double, walk, double steal, HBP, 2-run double, run-scoring passed ball, sac fly to tie the game -- and then, while Wake, Manny Delcarmen, and Hideki Okajima were retiring 16 consecutive Oakland batters from the third to the eighth, Boston left the bases loaded in both the fifth and sixth innings. In the other innings -- 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th -- they could not get even one runner past first base.

The Yankees lost to the Angels 10-2 and the Rays lost a wild one to the Orioles, 11-10 in 13 innings. The song remains the same: Boston 6 GB and Tampa Bay 2.5 GB.
Example
Tim Wakefield / Dallas Braden
Scutaro, SS McDonald, LF Ortiz, DH Youkilis, 1B Beltre, 3B Drew, RF Cameron, CF Hall, 2B Cash, C
Jed Lowrie might be activated tomorrow.

Cafardo says the Red Sox had discussed bringing back Nick Green (who was DFA'd by the Jays) back.

At 7 PM:
Rays/Orioles
Angels/Yankees
Example
July 20:

1965 - Mel Stottlemyre of the Yankees hits an inside-the-park grand slam off Boston's Bill Monbouquette, the first pitcher to hit one since Pittsburgh's Deacon Phillippe in 1910.

1984 - Trailing 3-1 after eight innings, the Blue Jays score 11 times in the top of the ninth and then hang on to beat Seattle 12-7.

1985 - !

2006 - The Oneonta Tigers (New York-Penn League) beat the Brooklyn Cyclones 6-1 in 26 innings.
OT - 000 100 000 000 000 000 000 000 05 - 6
BC - 100 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 00 - 1

135 comments:

Zenslinger said...

I had a blast at the A's game last night. Tense throughout, and unbelievable how Dice-K kept mowing them down. Lots of Red Sox fans, as usual.

My three friends from the Bar all flaked out, which was obviously their loss. A guy in his 60's was sitting in one of their seats when I got there. He was wearing a cape that said "Emperor of Red Sox Nation" and was passing out little packs of baseball cards he had assembled to kids, complete with bubble gum. A lot of people at the park seemed to recognize him. When he's able, he goes to all the Sox games on the West Coast. He said he moved to California from Fall River 50 years ago.

I think he was featured in crowd shots. He was definitely in the recap of the game on local TV, though I was out of the room when he was shown. I probably wasn't in those shots, however, because he roamed for most of the game.

The park seemed friendlier and less crowded than other times I can remember. But, God, the size of the foul territory really takes you far from the action. 20 rows up from the RF line and I felt like I was so far away. There's a reason parks are built for baseball only. Who knows where the A's will end up (or the 49er's for that matter.)

I'm going again tomorrow and have a nice seat next to me that's free if anyone in the area can come.

Franco said...

re: !

:)

Zenslinger said...

Carl Crawford comes out of the game in the first for the Rays. Not sure what the deal is.

Zenslinger said...

After a 1-2-3 first inning, Matt Garza has given up 1-2-3 home runs in a row to Baltimore (Luke Scott, Ty Wiggington, Adam Jones)!

Zenslinger said...

In other wacky news, PIT scored 9 against the Brewers on 7 hits, 3 errors, and a BB. Alvarez grand slam were the only earned runs.

Colorado with 5 in so far in the 3rd with no outs vs. the Marlins.

Fur also flying in the Toilet.

Jeez.

redsock said...

The A's feed showed the Emperor. Reminded me of Frank Costanza's lawyer.

Carl Crawford comes out of the game in the first for the Rays. Not sure what the deal is.

Traded to the Red Sox for Nava?

redsock said...

Crisp, CF
Barton, 1B
Suzuki, C
Cust, DH
Kouzmanoff, 3B
Ellis, 2B
Gross, RF
Davis, LF
Pennington, SS

Zenslinger said...

Allan, do you like my (temp) avatar? It's in your honor.

L-girl said...

Zen, I was about to compliment you on your avatar when your comment came through.

Great you were at the game last night! We saw Mr Emperor in his cape on TV. A's announcers said, Isn't the Emperor of RSN Jerry Remy?"

L-girl said...

But, God, the size of the foul territory really takes you far from the action. 20 rows up from the RF line and I felt like I was so far away.

I remember that about the Colesium. Strange place, although the fans were great when we were there - both diehard and very friendly.

L-girl said...

In case anyone is wondering what we did tonight (re wmtc post), sangria and tapas at a local place. 10:00 start makes it easy.

redsock said...

LAA - 011 202
MFY - 200 00

FKR - 001 104
BAL - 031 00

redsock said...

TOR - 222
KCR - 00

Go Jays!

redsock said...

Allan, do you like my (temp) avatar?

I do. Looks at first like a bust of a Roman Emperor.

L-girl said...

Zen, my friend can't come to the game with us on Weds. She can only make weekend games. I have one other idea. It's a long shot, but I'll try it.

Zenslinger said...

Ah, well. At least the Yanks are losing.

tim said...

MFY down 8-2. Swell.

FKR up 8-7, lets go you hapless son of a bitch orioles. Get that shit taken care of.

tim said...

Hey, Sox game is on an HD-EI channel with no game on before it!

My email must've worked :>)

L-girl said...

I also thought Charlie looked like an ancient sculpture.

tim said...

Looks like a mantlepiece.

tim said...

Can't wait to chow down on some gametime artichoke. I grossly underestimated the cooking time of these massive beauties, so they're just getting done now (dinner was over an hour ago).

tim said...

NESN!

redsock said...

nesn and doughy don!

zen: you want me to make a post re the ticket?

L-girl said...

Artichokes for dessert :)

L-girl said...

papi says shift this!

L-girl said...

Oh man. I thought that 2nd run looked unlikely.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Bogeyed by Bogar

L-girl said...

I have to get up early tomorrow a.m. I pretty much have to give up on this game.

And tomorrow I have to leave the house right when the game is starting!

Whine whine whine. I hate missing so much baseball.

RedSoxDiehard said...

I'm OK for these night games, but I'll miss the afternoon start tomorrow, and there's one next week too. Coming so close to the All-Star break when we just went 3 days without a real game, it is pretty hard having to miss games again so soon.

This is why I love my DVR!

Patrick said...

Is Mike Cameron really hitting .282? It feels like he hasn't contributed offensively at all.

Am I alone here?

RedSoxDiehard said...

LOL @ Heidi with a scarf on. It's 60 degrees in Oakland right now. Seriously, a scarf?

redsock said...

as far as missing games, jos will be very quiet for 10 games beginning next monday. we are in california for a wedding and some time in SF and yosemite.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Oh, Bogar...

Well that ended up working out!

redsock said...

we saw a game at candlestick in mid-august back in 1988 - frozen our fuckin' asses off. twain was right.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Wait, first no baseball, then no JOS? What's a girl to do?

But have a great time on your trip!

redsock said...

nearly killed the rally but did not - whew!

westcoastsox said...

Congrats on the 25-year anniversary of meeting! Sorry I am missing you next week.

Seems like Braden doesn't have it tonight. Go Sox!

RedSoxDiehard said...

I froze at one game in Atlanta in April one year. My parents were down from Maine for the week, so of course it was the coldest week of the month. I didn't like coffee at the time but had to drink some to keep warm - we went looking for hot chocolate, but found out they don't sell any.

Patrick said...

The Manchester City (English Premier League Soccer) manager(coach) always wears a scarf. Always

redsock said...

LAA - 011 202 202 - 10 14 1
MFY - 200 000 000 - 2 6 0

FKR - 001 104 210 0
BAL - 031 000 302

redsock said...

What's a girl to do?

JoS Alternate Gamethread Site

Patrick said...

"oh, and I need my iced coffee from dunkin donuts" grumbled a disgruntled Pedroia, cradling a red bull.

redsock said...

we will be back for the mfy game on friday august 6, though!

RedSoxDiehard said...

JoS Alternate Gamethread Site

Bookmarked!

redsock said...

fuckin' a's.

redsock said...

now as long as there is a thread there, you're all set!

(i hate missing games)

redsock said...

D-motherfuckin'-P, PLS

tim said...

Back now, just had a tel call and powered through that artichoke. Time to stop this art of choke now, wake!

RedSoxDiehard said...

dp, please!

I thought it was always the 4th inning when Wake had problems.

tim said...

So this west coast trip, is this going to be like that other time you were away and just had oblig. game posts with no threads?

Hopefully ish is up to the task! Haven't seen him around as much recently. I gotta vent somewheres!

tim said...

fucking christ.

cust.

really?

redsock said...

eat shit, cash.

Patrick said...

These A's fans are cheering like they have something to gain.

It's weird.

tim said...

Cashedaballa. Terrible.

redsock said...

tim, probably. posts that i can put linescores in later. i never know how much time or net access i'll have.

zen and ish are mods there.

tim said...

Sure, tie the fucker up.

tim said...

Holy shit, Rays and Os tied at 9, top 12!

redsock said...

"4 aside"

oh, i'm drinkin', all right.

meunier said...

Warm up Richardson??

tim said...

TB: 001 104 210 00
BAL: 031 000 302 00

redsock said...

yep.

FKR - 001 104 210 00
BAL - 031 000 302 00

tim said...

Warm up bardy, get him in there to close this puppy out. 6 innings, sure!

tim said...

you are the master of the lined up linescore.

RedSoxDiehard said...

So how soon can Victor be ready?

redsock said...

god fucking damn it, cash.

tim said...

Fine piece of baserunning there. Forget your hall pass?

tim said...

What's wrong with cash? hitting streak!

redsock said...

vic's got to be a better option now, just dope him up on morphine or something

tim said...

FKR take the lead. Thanks for your throwing error, baltimore catcher.

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tim said...

ahh, the ol reverse doc ellis.

redsock said...

dice should donate $$$ for every BB.

RedSoxDiehard said...

dice should donate $$$ for every BB.

Ha! I was just going to say the same thing!

redsock said...

mid 12th - go birds!

Zenslinger said...

dice should donate $$$ for every BB.

Dude, that harsh.

redsock said...

i hate cetera.

redsock said...

harsh? maybe.

i don't want dice to end up penniless and homeless.

Patrick said...

Cameron, I gotta go to bed. Let me sleep with a lead.

redsock said...

wait - wolf was traded for fox?

Patrick said...

Birds tie it!

meunier said...

Well that was a waste who knows where this game will go..

meunier said...

I just bought tickets for tomorrow's game

meunier said...

Hoping Wake is on it now for the rest of the night..

redsock said...

i hope he's hurt.

redsock said...

zen has one extra ticket for tomorrow. i put up a post.

Angry Steve said...

O's just beat FKR 11-10... gooooo Slugo!

redsock said...

FKR - 001 104 210 001 0 - 10 9 0
BAL - 031 000 302 001 1 - 11 16 2

!

redsock said...

load em up for the sultan - good idea.

meunier said...

My dad is coming with me also so I needed 2.

RedSoxDiehard said...

well if we can't have sweat power, how about some knee power....

redsock said...

6 LOB in the last 2 innings -- and we have only 1 hit (3 BB and 2 HBP).

meunier said...

Maybe we need to NOT load the bases.

redsock said...

Orioles get win #30!

FKR won #30 on May 20
MFY won #30 on May 30
Sox won #30 on June 1

redsock said...

i need screen shots of this tito wig commercial!

redsock said...

mdc in and jeemer up

redsock said...

i'm sure remy is glad the soccer game is tomorrow. no more reading/butchering the ad!

though everyone else is reading it tonight!!!

redsock said...

bard up

redsock said...

jeemer time

redsock said...

bardinator

meunier said...

This makes no sense to me and you are also burning pitchers in a tied game.
Pap will be in next inning and then there is not much left in the pen.

redsock said...

i think i would have stayed with mdc a bit more

redsock said...

ramram up

redsock said...

K!

yook
beltre
drew
cameron

RedSoxDiehard said...

runs pls!

SoSock said...

Hi all. Looks like a good one. See that Wake had a good night. Now if Bard can just get his shit together, we can gain a game on both leaders.


Done! Runs now, plz

redsock said...

wake was fine -- except for a ghastly third.

meunier said...

Going to need extras to win it now.

redsock said...

damn - that was a pretty catch!

redsock said...

and tito goes with ramram

SoSock said...

Well that was nonproductive.

Noticed just before your comment allan that all the runs were in that 1 inning. Looked back and yeah, ghastly is a good word. 2b, bb, hpb, 2b, then a passed ball to boot. bleh.

redsock said...

FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

snakey! and yook TAG!

redsock said...

do not fuck with beltre.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Yooouuuk! Nice play by Beltre too, but with a crazy throw.

...And another nice Beltre play for out #2.

redsock said...

extras on the west coast - who needs sleep?

meunier said...

Warm up the coffee pot..

RedSoxDiehard said...

Extras!

Work is not going to be fun tomorrow.

SoSock said...

Bonus ball!

redsock said...

wow --

i mean FUCK YOUOAKLAND

redsock said...

brown bloop!

redsock said...

ziegler and bot up

redsock said...

now richardson and bowden up

redsock said...

ococ is not happy.

redsock said...

ococ is dessot.

redsock said...

davidson getting out of control.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Are you kidding me? A balk?

redsock said...

ramirez did not make a peep about it. shit.

redsock said...

richardson in for the lefty cust

redsock said...

why is our game resting on the arm of dustin richardson?

redsock said...

oh come on - ASSHOLE BLUE

redsock said...

davidson: "I AM THE SHOW TONIGHT!!!"

RedSoxDiehard said...

oops - kids, don't read Farrell's lips.

But yeah, Davidson is ridiculous.

Richardson... focus!

RedSoxDiehard said...

Huuuge K.

redsock said...

MEGA K!

redsock said...

well, papelbon will be rested for tomorrow.

%$#@*@&^@%@%@&

tim said...

I just about lost my shit last night watching this while in bed, fading in and out of sleep. After Tito came to yank ramram I slumberly thought "oh good, here comes pap" then was wide awake when fucking Richardson came in.

But he did fine. Once again, as Tito was coming put to get Richardson I thought "finally! Bot!" then, fucking bowden? U serious Tito? Saving bot to save a game that won't have a save opp? That's good.

Playoff assassin needs to kick in, like now.