August 9, 2010

G113: Red Sox 2, Yankees 1

Red Sox - 020 000 000 - 2  6  0
Yankees - 000 000 010 - 1 6 1
Boston got two runs and five hits in its first time through the lineup, then watched as Lester (6-4-0-3-6, 99), Daniel Bard (1.1-2-1-1-2, 38), and Jonathan Papelbon (1.1-0-0-1-3, 22) kept the Yankees at bay to split the four-game series.

Ryan Kalish singled with one out in the second. He stole second, went to third on Dumbo's throwing error, and scored on Bill Hall's single. Jacoby Ellsbury singled and Hall took third. Ellsbury stole second and Marco Scutaro walked. J.D. Drew grounded to second to bring in the second run.

In the seventh, Ellsbury was hit in the shin with a pitch. He quickly stole second and, after Drew walked, they pulled off a double steal. But Victor Martinez, who had the Sox's lone hit after the second inning, struck out to end the rally.

Lester did not allow a hit until the fifth inning, although he walked three batters up to that point. In the bottom of the seventh, after the Sox missed an opportunity to pad their lead, Jorge Posada singled, Marcus Thames doubled off the top of the wall in right-center -- missing a game-tying home run by an inch or two -- and Austin Kearns was plunked in the back leg. Bases loaded, no outs.

Lester struck out Curtis Granderson on four pitches (fsbs) and Terry Francona called on Bard. With the game on the line, Bard struck out both Derek Jeter and Nick Swisher on three pitches each.

Bard was tagged for a long home run to right by Mark Teixeira to start the eighth. Then Alex Rodriguez singled. In a long battle with Robinson Cano -- 6 pitches and 4 throws to first -- Bard got a grounder to second. Pinch-runner Brett Gardner took second. Bard walked Posada on four pitches. After Bard retired pinch-hitter Lance Berkman on a fly to shallow left, Tito went to Papelbon.

Bot needed only one pitch to escape the jam, getting Kearns to ground out to second.

In the ninth, after striking out Granderson, Papelbon walked Jeter, who then stole second. It did not matter, as Swisher and Teixeria both struck out.

The ball-strike accuracy of home plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt was abysmal all afternoon. At times, more accurate calls might have been made by flipping a coin.

So Boston is back with 6 GB New York in the East with four more days whittled off the calendar. There are 49 games left to play. ... The Rays beat the Tigers 6-3.
Example
Jon Lester / Phil Hughes
Scutaro, SS
Drew, RF
Martinez, C
Ortiz, DH
Beltre, 3B
Lowell, 1B
Kalish, LF
Hall, 2B
Ellsbury, CF
Lester is a bit of a funk, with a 4.39 ERA in four starts since the All-Star break. He was bothered by a cramp in his left hamstring in his last start -- five innings against Cleveland on Wednesday -- but he says he is fine. He was dehydrated during the game, and his wife had given birth several days before.

Notes: Carlos Delgado worked out in Pawtucket on Sunday. He might DH today. ... Dustin Pedroia is pushing to be back in the lineup on August 17, his 27th birthday. ... Jason Varitek took BP on the field for the first time since he fractured his right foot. ... Kevin Youkilis may rejoin the team as a cheerleader in Texas next weekend.

Tonight: Rays/Tigers
Example
August 9:

1942 - The Cubs beat the Reds 10-8 in 18 innings in the first game of a double header in Cincinnati.
Cubs - 300 000 100 202 000 002 - 10 19  0
Reds - 000 000 004 202 000 000 - 8 20 0
1946 - For the first time in major-league history, all AL and NL games are played at night.

1967 - Burlington (Carolina League, A) plays a seven-inning game against Raleigh and hits into a double play in each inning.

1988 - The Cubs play their first-ever night game at Wrigley Field, beating the Mets 6-4.

167 comments:

redsock said...

Jeter, SS
Swisher, RF
Teixeira, 1B
Rodriguez, 3B
Cano, 2B
Posada, C
Thames, DH
Kearns, LF
Granderson, CF

L-girl said...

Kevin Youkilis may rejoin the team as a cheerleader in Texas next weekend.

Whew, that oughta help.

redsock said...

It's ugly, but ...

EAST
MFY 69 41 ---
FKR 67 44 2.5
BOS 63 49 7.0
TOR 59 52 10.5
BAL 37 74 32.5

WC
FKR 67 44 ---
BOS 63 49 4.5
MIN 63 49 4.5

redsock said...

Rogers is showing the YES feed on at least 5 different channels!!!!

gggrrrrrrrrrrrrr

L-girl said...

Geez, YES on every channel! I think A is calling Rogers now. I've got WEEI on MLB Audio.

L-girl said...

You know what I love? I love when strangers who insult me tell me what I can and cannot post on my own blog. Don't you?

redsock said...

Rogers guy telling me that Rogers does not chose (and has no control over) what gets shown on its Sportsnet channels.

I told him that makes no sense. He is off finding info (or is ignoring me and went on lunch break).

redsock said...

troll comment i zapped:

"YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO POST ANY NEGATIVITY ABOUT THE NEW YORK YANKEES"

hahahahahaahhha

L-girl said...

Rogers has no control over what they show and if you believe that I get rid of this call.

Trolls, what a life. Bizarre and pathetic.

redsock said...

i am calling another dept. now

Ish said...

It's really ugly for Baltimore. Heh.

redsock said...

...and the birds have been hot lately.

Ish said...

That is FUNNY. "It's my world! There is only one team! The Yankees ARE baseball! Nothing else exists! Everyone is inferior. Long live George!"

"Strange" is too light a word.

Ish said...

Lawls! The lawls!

Not all blogs welcome fans of other teams. If you want to go chum with Red Sox fans, I'd suggest Twitter.

Ish said...

Anyways, I really like this Kalish dude. I also very much like this Heidi Watney girl.

Zenslinger said...

For my part, I could easily tolerate a NYY fan on the blog if that person was reasonable.

L-girl said...

1-0 us. Yay.

Sox radio guys noting how Alex has lost so much range, looking like a "future 1B," except 1st is tied up for a while.

Zenslinger said...

Heh. E-Posada.

And a run.

Hope Kalish can keep this up. OPS over .900 so far.

Zenslinger said...

Hate to say that's LBJ's first hit since he got back. But I'll take it.

L-girl said...

I personally don't need fans of any other team on a gamethread, but no fan - including Red Sox fans - is welcome if they are rude and insulting.

What I don't get is why he still bothers. But I will never get that, ever.

Ish said...

One of the Bruins writers wrote, "Hanging with my 96-year old grandma watching Sox-Yankees and she says, 'I hate the damn Yankees!' Love the passion at that age!"

L-girl said...

And one walk. And now one steal.

I think. I can't hear too well over A's conversation with Rogers.

Ish said...

Seems like some people just CAN'T move on quietly into the night. So weird.

Ish said...

Now two steals. Kalish stole a base and now LBJ has stolen a base.

redsock said...

I could easily tolerate a NYY fan on the blog if that person was reasonable.

Me, too. And he was. ... Until he wasn't.

Ish said...

And somewhere like this, you become unreasonable, you're not going to be seen as reasonable again.

L-girl said...

I always note how the Sox have all these old-lady fans. Sox announcers are always wishing happy birthdays to women in their 90s who watch every game. It's so cool. I hope one day I'll be one of them!

redsock said...

41 up in mfy pen

Zenslinger said...

C'mon now DJ.

L-girl said...

Ish, exactly. Then when they cannot be seen as reasonable, they become all unreasonable again!

Zenslinger said...

No DP? That's cool. Now let's cash in at VMart.

redsock said...

And naturally, since the banning, he has posted a ton of bigoted, homophobic, and otherwise offensive shit -- denying it even after I post screenshots. ... Plus he blames me for his actions.

L-girl said...

My troll blames me for boring him with overly long posts!

Ish said...

There's a writer I know of who used to write for AskMen.com and is now a stay-at-home dad and still freelances. He has a blog that is all pictures of different baby-related things and they all have a post-it note attached to them with a funny message about the baby or parenting.

Today's said, "Used the strap-on w/the wife for the first time this weekend. That's what those front-of-the-chest baby carriers are called, right? Why are you giggling?"

Zenslinger said...

My troll blames me for boring him with overly long posts!

Now that is fucked up!

Hughes pitch count is 57-35.

Ish said...

Per everyone and their mother on Twitter: Jeremy Hermida has been outrighted to Pawtucket.

L-girl said...

OMG Ish, that is hilarious!

Ish said...

Fuckface umpire is a fuckface. Another bad corner call.

L-girl said...

[strap-on, not hermider]

redsock said...

YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO POST ANY NEGATIVITY ABOUT THE NEW YORK YANKEES

Maybe this should be my new tagline.

Ish said...

I was confused at first as to why he'd be using a strap-on when he has the real thing.

Ish said...

Will it fit along the top banner?

L-girl said...

But he said he used it "with" his wife. So...

I probably shouldn't be too graphic.

redsock said...

maybe it should be so big it overshadows JoS.

Ish said...

It was enough to make the average person giggle, even if making the most sense it would say, "My wife used the strap-on with me for the first time..."

L-girl said...

Well, you "through" it out there.

[It's ok to rag on trolls' spelling, right?]

[Or maybe I should ask his permission.]

Ish said...

Last night's game made me want to throah things.

redsock said...

Fact: No reader is as loyal as a troll.

L-girl said...

Last night's game made me want to throah things.

Me two.

redsock said...

last night's game made me call my tv a "dumb fag".

Ish said...

DING! Your bell has been rung, Dumbo.

Ish said...

But I will always love our little sewing circle.

Zenslinger said...

Does Lester's string of three fielder's choice ground outs in a row excite any stat heads?

Ish said...

Looks like Mike Lowell stole some of Remy's Just For Men.

redsock said...

3 FC

not me.

L-girl said...

I was noticing that Mike's beard is suddenly black.

redsock said...

though i suppose that all batters in the inning reached base is interesting.

L-girl said...

Hey, what do you guys think? Does "you fucking moron" qualify as civil and reasonable?

And is calling someone a fag - not as a compliment! - homophobic?

redsock said...

Here you go, you lying piece of shit.

redsock said...

"Man, that Michael Jordan is so phony."

redsock said...

Here you go, you lying piece of shit.

Benjamin said...

Sounds like someone forgot to go to the beach for Victory Day.

Remember, Victory Day is not a day to express satisfaction in the destruction and death caused by nuclear bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Ish said...

Doesn't look like a "packed house" to me...

L-girl said...

And remember, the only country in the world to use weapons of mass destruction is allowed to destroy any other country that it accuses of using them.

Off topic.

Not sorry.

Ish said...

Don Wakamatsu has been axed as manager of the M's...

redsock said...

Last word re Troll:

If he would like more screenshots of his offensive comments, he should email me. I shall reply with several jpgs.

Benjamin said...

You know what sucks, though? Having to work on Victory Day. I mean, not as much as it sucks to have the bomb dropped on you and having your city vaporized, but it's up there.

At least we have afternoon baseball.

L-girl said...

Last Monday we missed a holiday here. It's called "Civic Holiday". No kidding.

L-girl said...

VMart half dong!

Benjamin said...

That's totally what they should rename Victory Day. If you're going to be one of two states in the country with an extra holiday in early August, just be honest and call it Extra Holiday in Early August Day, or "Civic Holiday" for short.

L-girl said...

Wait... this is a holiday in some states? Is there really a holiday called Victory Day? I thought you were just being funny. Please explain?

L-girl said...

Ontario Civic Holiday used to be Simcoe Day, for the guy who founded Ontario. I think. I will check.

Benjamin said...

Yes. It's a Rhode Island and Hawaii thing, and it's today.

redsock said...

good thing the ump did not run flo for that foul off his head

L-girl said...

OK, it's Civic Holiday all over Canada, but in some provinces it doubles as another day, too. In Ontario, it's Simcoe Day. According to Wiki:

John Graves Simcoe (February 25, 1752 – October 26, 1806) was the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada from 1791-1796.

Big whoop, I know.

Benjamin said...

Although I'm now having trouble finding where I read that it's celebrated in Hawaii too. Could just be a Rhode Island thing.

L-girl said...

More than anyone here wants to know: Civic Holiday.

But hey, it's a palindrome!

L-girl said...

There's the hit.

Benjamin said...

Let's not have too many of those. Those hits.

Lord Lynch said...

Chuckles.

Moaning about strikes right down the pipe.

God. I hate that man.

That is all.

Zenslinger said...

Lester rocks. ERA under 3 for the year now.

L-girl said...

Yay another LBJ SB

Zenslinger said...

Ugh. It should be like 4-0.

L-girl said...

Hang on a minute, it might be soon.

redsock said...

tangible sasahe

L-girl said...

2 down, it would be very cool to get out of this.

L-girl said...

Beautiful! Lester + Shakespeare = sit down!

Lord Lynch said...

I am rather liking Daniel Bard right now.

L-girl said...

Please note NYY LOB

redsock said...

loaded and 0 out

fsbs
cfs
cfs

3 K on 10 pitches.

Benjamin said...

<3 Bard.

westcoastsox said...

Sneak-peek while at work. Way to go Bard.

L-girl said...

Well, that was quick.

Benjamin said...

Could've made Joba throw more than two pitches that inning, imho.

L-girl said...

I concur.

L-girl said...

The radio announcers keep talking about Ted Williams' package.

L-girl said...

Oh dear.

redsock said...

Is Bard now on Amy's shit list?

redsock said...

I am getting frustrated, but I know that I ... HAVE NO RIGHT TO POST ANY NEGATIVITY ABOUT THE NEW YORK YANKEES

johngoldfine said...

What a time to arrive....

redsock said...

shit bard at 25 pit. might see bot after dumbo

L-girl said...

Come on Bard. Come. On. Bard.

redsock said...

bard merely setting up the dp.

L-girl said...

COME! ON! BARD!

redsock said...

JESUS - it's above his fucking knees

redsock said...

is wendelstadt an NBA ref in the off-season?

L-girl said...

OK. That's better.

Infield fly in the OF?

L-girl said...

Oh here we go. Pap w/ a 1 run lead and 2 on. Hmm.

Lord Lynch said...

Are we not calling strikes any more? Is this a new variation I have missed?

redsock said...

i just said that, lynch - wouldn't it be neat to have strikes called when your pitchers throw strikes?

what a fuckin concept.

they call out when you catch the ball on the fly, you are safe when you reach the bag first -- why not call actual strikes?

i think the game should think about that. it might be popular.

L-girl said...

WHEW. Thanks Bot!

redsock said...

that shit is snuffed.

Lord Lynch said...

Now Sox. Break the damn habit of a lifetime and blow this bloody game open and save the heartache.

Some of us are worried about our blood pressure and ulcers....

L-girl said...

I mean really. Would it KILL us to score a few runs here?

redsock said...

let's get some insurance off this flatbrimmed turdlicker.

Lord Lynch said...

Kalish Hall LBJ.

Looks like 2-1 folks....

redsock said...

jetes up 2nd in the bottom of the 9th. so he can only be mr. 26.

L-girl said...

Look! A man on base!

Lord Lynch said...

Nice throw big ears!

L-girl said...

4 SB ! Yay.

redsock said...

heh - nice gun, dumbo

L-girl said...

Hit pls.

Lord Lynch said...

gut wrenching fist pump alert!

L-girl said...

Heh Joba dancing there

redsock said...

jtc had to abort his PUMP

L-girl said...

crap!

Lord Lynch said...

Shock Surprise. It is 2-1.

johngoldfine said...

pfff

Amy said...

Uch, my nightmare scenario. And I just got home in time to see it.

redsock said...

the grandy man can't.

L-girl said...

We were just talking about you. :)

Amy said...

No, I still love Bard. He was awesome in the 7th.

redsock said...

2-1 wins are nightmares, now?

L-girl said...

But really, would it have KILLED the Sox to score a few more runs, at any point in the game?

Amy said...

Nightmare scenario: Papelbon with a one run lead. Against the Yankees.

L-girl said...

Bard allowed a HR and let 2 guys on base - then Pap bailed him out w/ one pitch.

redsock said...

you missed bot bailing out bard last inning, i guess.

Lord Lynch said...

Nice Ball 1... Check Gameday

L-girl said...

And yes, he was great in the 7th.

redsock said...

about fuckin time that gets called,

Amy said...

I saw Bot throw the one pitch in the 8th.

L-girl said...

DP pls

redsock said...

oh come on, it's "papelbon versus anybody"! :>)

L-girl said...

Ok, so no dp...

redsock said...

that 1 pitch was all he needed.

Amy said...

Holding my breath...

L-girl said...

That's 2!

redsock said...

SWING-AND-MISS-ALICIOUS

Lord Lynch said...

C Ya Chuckles.

Lord Lynch said...

Texeira blapping hell out of the ball or Gardner.....

Erm.....

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

redsock said...

11 LOB for MFY

Benjamin said...

Water.

Amy said...

OK, I am breathing!!

Great game! Great game on the radio, great to see the end on TV/

And yes, Papelbon can stay another day.

L-girl said...

Don't drink the water, it is DIRTY!!!

Benjamin said...

Swisher had 7 LOB all by himself.

Lord Lynch said...

Taking the dog for a walk.....

Looking for dirty water....

johngoldfine said...

Fuck em! Dirty dirty water!

redsock said...

3 K in the 9th!

decent split -- now on to skydome.

Zenslinger said...

Nicely dirty.

tim said...

Hooray for the dirty afternoon water. Missed most of the game but caught parts on the radio...ah well.

Currently watching Tigers/Rays. Tigers announcers are fucking brutal.

Runner on 2nd for TB, announcer says that the batter "has hit into 10 double plays...it'd be great if he hit into 11 right here"

I know its possible, but to me it sounded like he thought the runner was on first. I let this one go, and choose to ignore the blatant homerism.

Then, they proved they have no idea whats going on. Boesch homered for detroit to cut it to 4-3 TB, as they were going to commercial they announce that Boesch has "tied it up!"

There was some other blatantly moronic thing that was said, but I'm trying to blank it out of my mind before I become stupider.

Is it not a job prerequisite in Detroit to know what the fuck is going on during the game? As long as you can read the numbers that appears under the batters name, I guess thats all that matters.

/rant

tim said...

Christ, I don't know what's worse - the tigers announcing team or the baseball team.

Way to blow it, dickholes.

redsock said...

Tigers guys are tres shitty. They veer far too close to Hawk territory.

Whenever the Tigers got a lead against the Sox, they would start strutting around the booth, pretty much talking shit like the Tigers were world beaters and fuck all y'all.

redsock said...

One of them, "Rodney" (his first or last name, I forget, and fuck it, I ain't lookin' it up), is on my short list of total wankers.

...

Ah, who am I kidding?

That's a HUGE FUCKIN LIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tim said...

tmrw will be it for me until sunday. going away for a cottage/fishing extended weekend starting wednesday night before i have to start the study process for my final accounting exam next monday.

don't worry - its a 9-5 monday to friday study schedule - meaning theres no way i'll be missing the party this year.

if you guys are still around (or if its on again sometime later) theres a sweet program on sportsnet ontario right now called "this week in baseball" about the dominican system and how mlb plucks players from there.

SoSock said...

Ya-freaking-hoo!

Worked late, had a dinner date, and never saw the score until I got to the bar around 9.

Great shit! Watched the highlights and skimmed JoS when I got home.

Call me hokey, but I think this was a HUGE win. A potential turnaround. A sweep by MFY would have damn near buried us. The split keeps us in all-we-need-is-to-gain-1-game-a-week territory.

ALL ABOARD!

redsock said...

Call me hokey, but I think this was a HUGE win. A potential turnaround.

Not sure how huge it was, but it was nice, since 6 GB is better than 8 GB.

However, I'll be happy to say, in 2 months, fuckin A, it WAS a turnaround!