July 25, 2010

G99: Mariners 4, Red Sox 2

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Mariners - 001 000 03x - 4 11 0
Seattle began the eighth inning with six consecutive singles in the span of 11 pitches. The last five of those hits were off Hideki Okajima.

Fister and the Mariners bullpen retired the last 13 Red Sox hitters, with 11 of those outs in the infield.

The Yankees beat the Royals 12-6 and the Rays beat Cleveland 4-2. Tampa Bay is 3 GB, while Boston falls to 8 GB.
Example
Daisuke Matsuzaka / Doug Fister
Scutaro, SS
Drew, RF
Ortiz, DH
Youkilis, 1B
Beltre, 3B
Hermida, LF
Cameron, CF
Hall, 2B
Brown, C
Drew #2!

Are batters more likely to fist hits to the opposite field against Fister? ... Don Wakamatsu seems like the perfect manager for Dice. ... Speaking of which, why do they call it "walking"? You never really see anyone actually saunter to first base. [veal ... waitress ... all week]

There is a good chance Victor Martinez will be back in the lineup tomorrow night. ... Jacoby Ellsbury is set to begin a rehab stint with the Gulf Coast League Red Sox, DHing tomorrow and playing the outfield on Tuesday. ... Mike Lowell played third base and went 4-for-4 for the PawSox yesterday.

At 1 PM:
Rays/Spiders
Royals/Yankees
Example
July 25:

1908 - Future Red Sox pitcher Hugh Bedient, pitching for a semi-pro Falconer, NY team, strikes out 42 batters in 23-inning game against Corry, PA, winning 3-1.

1936 - The Red Sox rout the Tigers 18-3, scoring all of their runs in two innings (6 in the second and 12 in the fifth).

1939 - Cleveland and Philadelphia are tied 3-3 after eight innings. Cleveland wins the game 12-8 after a lengthy ninth inning.

1966 - In his Hall of Fame induction speech, Ted Williams makes an appeal for the inclusion of Negro League stars at Cooperstown.

38 comments:

redsock said...

Suzuki, RF
Figgins, 2B
Gutierrez, CF
Lopez, 3B
Smoak, DH
Kotchman, 1B
Saunders, LF
Johnson, C
Ja. Wilson, SS

3-3 on the 10-game road trip
4-6 since the ASB

3,000th NESN broadcast for Remy

redsock said...

KCR - 002
MFY - 004

FKR - 030 0
CLE - 110

redsock said...

KCR - 002 10
MFY - 004 10

FKR - 030 010 0
CLE - 110 000

L-girl said...

I'm listening to the game on my netbook on the patio.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Well, I'm back from the beach and now trying to put away things that are boxed up from the insurance claim. So I'll be in and out of the thread.

I just stopped by to say that if the second baseman is three feet in the air when he catches the ball that IT IS NOT AN OUT!!

L, what's the temp there? It's upper 90's here and way too hot to be outside.

Patrick said...

Mo Vaughn is the only one I remember who almost always walked to first. He'd take off his protective gear, and have a chat with the bat boy walking down the line.

L-girl said...

DiceKdini

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Seattle announcers noted that Dice-K has only given up one grand slam in his career. That's pretty good considering how many guys he puts on base.

L-girl said...

Oh sorry Mrs G, I haven't been threading (obviously). It's not too hot today, 25C, much cooler than it has been recently. It's nice Calling In Sick weather. I'm supposed to be at work but I needed another day to get ready for our vacation.

L-girl said...

25 C = around 77 F

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Wow, okay, so the Mariners media girl is no Heidi or Kathryn or Tina or Hazel or...

L-girl said...

Yoooooooooook

L-girl said...

She is an ordinary looking woman? That's amazing.

L-girl said...

I am loving Beltre. Except for his populating the DL, of course.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Thanks for the temp conversion. I think the high was 95 today or 35 C. I don't understand why we can't use Celsius or the metric system.

L-girl said...

It has been crazy hot and humid here lately, but it's much nicer today. It doesn't seem fair to live in Canada but still have to deal with heat and humidity.

L-girl said...

Poor Allan must be slammed at work. Not a peep out of him.

redsock said...

Quite busy. But I think I am going to take a break from this big job and watch the last 2 innings.

redsock said...

nasty breaking ball for duh K!

redsock said...

Attendance: 40,001!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

That's a great attendance number. Any one of the fans there could claim that they are the one!

redsock said...

ugh - jeemer .. wtf?

L-girl said...

Oki wtf were you thinking????

redsock said...

L: they must be giddy as schoolgirls over saunders again.

L-girl said...

Oh for chrissakes.

L-girl said...

I'm sure they are but luckily I have NESN here. Switched from radio outdoors to NESN inside.

redsock said...

someone needs a stanza or two of chin music.

L-girl said...

I hate baseball.

redsock said...

is "delcarmen" english for "okajima" or is "okajima" japanese for "delcarmen"?

what a fucking shitstorm.

redsock said...

maybe tito shoulda stayed with bard for another batter or two ....

redsock said...

that was a gift. happy whatever, ramram!

only 4-2, amazingly.

beltre
hermida
cameron
hall

redsock said...

i still have no idea if brown tagged the runner at the plate in time. he always looks safe on the replays.

9casey said...

besides the extra inning game , I don't think we have scored a run in the 7th, 8th or 9th innings on this road trip...

redsock said...

besides the extra inning game , I don't think we have scored a run in the 7th, 8th or 9th innings on this road trip...

It's close.

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Ish said...

The media has spent the entire night bitching about Okajima not talking to them after the game. They claim it "makes an impression upon his teammates" (Rob Bradford) that he doesn't talk. Four or five of them referenced Beltre telling them he didn't know what Okajima was thinking and asked, "Did you ask him?"

I, and many other fans don't give a flying shit that Okajima didn't talk. The media are bitching about it because they're the media. They're a separate entity than the fans and the media want answers for themselves and their stories, supposedly to "inform the fans." What the fuck is he going to say? "I was unsatisfactory tonight. I don't know, I was looking at the ground upon throwing the baseball."

Further proof that the fans' interests differ from the media's interests. /rant

SoSock said...

The bus ride has gotten a little bumpy the last couple of days

tim said...

Well fuck. This calls for a terrible poetic rant.

Optimism - it dwindles by the loss;
Bullpens, make swiss cheese look hole-less.
"This surely must be the final nail in the coffin"
Cry the media dolts.

But wait - we've played just ninety-nine matches yet,
Another sixty-three remain before this book of twenty-ten is closed!
Yes, as the crimson hose set sail for the great fields of Los Angeles, many of their finest muskets are just days away from return.
The great stallion of a backstop to return tonight; the sack thief and laser technician to arrive shortly, a cactus in the distance.

'Tis true, les sox are five games out of the playoffs - five games which seems like a mountain -
Mount Red Sock - already triumped once this season by these very players, during better times,
Times when the manager's head was not full of vile salmon roe as it was this past week-end,
Bullpen barnacles Delcarmen and Okajima continuing to make appearances in games with meaning.

Alas, Theo - now is the time for Bowden. Now is the time for bullpen renewal.
Now is the time for the once mighty manager to regain his consciousness.
Now is the time to close the gap.

For if now is not the time --- when is?

tim said...

Further to your point about Jeemer, the media is clearly PISSED at him!

Wow - just totally relentless.