August 10, 2010

G114: Red Sox 7, Blue Jays 5

Red Sox   - 031 010 020 - 7 11  1
Blue Jays - 013 000 100 - 5 8 1
Mike Lowell's solo home run broke a 5-5 tie with two outs in the eighth inning. Ryan Kalish followed with a pinch-hit, line drive single to center and he scored on Jed Lowrie's double over the head of Blue Jays CF Fred Lewis. The three hits came on three consecutive pitches from Shawn Camp.

Manny Delcarmen set down Toronto's 7-8-9 hitters in order in home half and Jonathan Papelbon got the save, although he did give up a one-out double to Travis Snider (who had tied the game back in the third with a three-run dong off Dice (5.2-6-4-3-7, 110)).

Felix Doubront struck out Snider on three pitches with the bases loaded in the sixth.

Doubles by David Ortiz, Adrian Beltre, and Lowrie, and a single by Jacoby Ellsbury gave Boston three runs in the second. Victor Martinez's single, Ortiz's second double, and Lowell's sac fly gave the Sox a 4-1 lead. J.D. Drew hit a solo dong to lead off the fifth.

Lowrie and Ortiz each hit two doubles; Lowrie also walked. Ellsbury singled twice.

Mariano Rivera allowed three hits in the 10th (the last one to old friend David Murphy) and the Yankees choked away a game to the Rangers 4-3. The Rays beat the Tigers 8-0. ... Boston is 5 GB in the East.
Example
Daisuke Matsuzaka / Ricky Romero
Scutaro, SS
Drew, RF
Martinez, C
Ortiz, DH
Beltre, 3B
Lowell, 1B
Hall, LF
Lowrie, 2B
Ellsbury, CF
In 12 starts since May 22, Dice has a 2.84 ERA.

In addition to trying to catch the Yankees and/or Rays, the Red Sox now have both the Twins and the White Sox nipping at their heels. Minnesota and Chicago are tied for the lead in the AL Central and only 0.5 GB Boston in the wild card race.

To-nite: Rays/Tigers at 7, and the Yankees/Rangers and Twins/White Sox at 8.
Example
August 10:

1944 - Red Barrett (9-2-0-0-0) of the Boston Braves throws only 58 pitches in a complete game 2-0 shutout of the Reds, which is probably a record. What is odd is that there was no mention of the low pitch count in any of the surviving game stories. I don't know when it was first reported that Barrett threw 58 pitches. Anyway, the game is also the shortest night game in history (1:15).

1999 - Red Sox reliever Tim Wakefield ties a major league record by striking out four Kansas City batters in the ninth inning. He finishes with six strikeouts in 1.2 innings.

347 comments:

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Michael Holloway said...

Better:

"You're in denial, both suck."

L-girl said...

fuuuuuuck yoooooou mr ump

Michael Holloway said...

Time warp!! McDonald creates a space/time rupture!

redsock said...

L'OBOTOMY!

meunier said...

Whew for getting the big k's today

Michael Holloway said...

Boy, that was a nice 2 out, strike out swing by Snider. Really, nice swing.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

That was a big K.

(And she states the obvious yet again.)

redsock said...

AWE!

Michael Holloway said...

'L'OBOTOMY!'

I *was* going to ask about your new pic...

Radio guy says Scott Downs is pitching for the Red Socks.

Lyle "low-throw-no-catch Overbay. Giving out errors to his infield daily.

L-girl said...

I didn't say anyone sucks. But no way the Jays are playing October baseball.

Remember folks: DNFTT

redsock said...

I *was* going to ask about your new pic...

But?

Michael Holloway said...

Boy this is getting un-fun.

Great game. Stretch.

L-girl said...

JoS is irresistible.

L-girl said...

Maybe it just got more fun for someone.

redsock said...

yeah - tease those jays fans, then fuck em up in the 9th

meunier said...

MOFO

Michael Holloway said...

'But?'

Pounding your head against a wall, thought it referenced a self applied Labotomy - to cure the headaches caused by Boston's less than stellar year.

No?

Michael Holloway said...

Funner now.

L-girl said...

LOB = left on base

LOBotomoy = many men left on base

JoSpeak

redsock said...

your blog is dumb, and you are an old fart, and a freedom of speech hating baby, and the avatars are childish, and you are all losers, but i keep following every single word you say, even when my team is off playing someone else, i HAVE to follow jos game threads minute by minute, and i go to the alternate site and refresh all afternoon, waiting for the thread to go up, so i can type 4 paragraphs that will get immediately deleted

... you people are pathetic.

L-girl said...

*Lobotomy

redsock said...

the pic is from van halen's "fair warning" album cover.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

This thread is quickly reminding me of the day I had.

L-girl said...

This thread is quickly reminding me of the day I had.

??

Michael Holloway said...

L'OB got it.

What's 'van halen'?

Just kidding.

Thick.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Being jerked in too many directions, with one of them causing an ongoing pain in the ass.

Michael Holloway said...

Lowell's sweet swing.

redsock said...

DOCTOR DONG!!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

Oh yuck. This is like the old gamethreads IMO, when we'd have 5 conversations going on at once. Throw in Amy and Goldfine, and we can talk about everything at the same time.

DOCTOR DONG!!!

meunier said...

Dr. Winner???

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Buck is not quite as excited about that homerun.

L-girl said...

dongathon tonight

tim said...

BACK IN TIME FOR THE MIKEY LOWELL DONG!!!!!!

redsock said...

no foghorn for that one ... :<(

Michael Holloway said...

Shawn Camp never does that.

I thought you guys were waiting till the 9th! :(

redsock said...

KALISH!

SoSock said...

Woo woo. Good game, although it would be better if we had a lead.

Perky thread too. ;>

Debating on whether I have time to head to the showers and still catch the end of the game. (I'm awfully damn sweaty and smelly)t

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I don't mind the multiple conversations, as long as they are conversations and not just dart throws.

redsock said...

well played, fred.

tim said...

JEDI POWA!!!!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

A SoSock shower usually results in good things happening. I guess he decided to take that shower.

SoSock said...

Holy crap! Mikey goes yard while I'm logging in and saying hi.

Bus ride!

Michael Holloway said...

Where was Snider backing up!!

Rookie.

tim said...

Wow, Don threw some SWAGGER into that call of Kalish lining it into CF.

He started out normally slowly announcing stats for Kalish then just continued with the play call through the pitch/swing/hit without taking a breath. Was hilarious.

SoSock said...

I like this. Apparently just the mere mention of the shower is enough to bring out the dongs and the half-dongs :)

redsock said...

so after saying how fucking great lowell is with a bat for innings, now the radio guys say that HR snuck up on them because he is not having a good year.

these guys are insane. and full of shit.

L-girl said...

Mrs G, I'm not sure, but I think you may be perceiving darts where there are none. I think everyone here is having fun and getting along.

L-girl said...

Except for the troll, of course, but that's his problem.

redsock said...

I thought you guys were waiting till the 9th! :(

We are. That's when the 10 spot gets dropped.

SoSock said...

mmmmm......
MDC. Maybe I should go take that shower after all.

redsock said...

or more likely, mdc allows 2 runs and we have to do it again next inning

Mrs.GotRibe said...

OK, maybe I"m just having trouble following things then. Maybe it's a result of my day instead of a parallel to my day.

C'mon MDC.

tim said...

I'm having fun. Hopefully still will be after the bottom of the 8th!

redsock said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVER-K!

SoSock said...

Cowpokes and Northerners tied in the 6th. C'mon Texas.
Rays kicking Tiger`ass

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Re the troll, I think it is fun to watch him be ignored. I almost wish Allan would leave some of his stuff up and have no one reply.

L-girl said...

Never! :)

redsock said...

cake.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Nice job MDC.

tim said...

thunks for the throwback to the good ole days, MDC!

Michael Holloway said...

Here's hoping mdc can help. Jays are good at the come back this year.

But, it looks like they're waiting for Papelbon.

tim said...

Pap wasn't warming. Gonna be richardson or atchison most likely.

tim said...

(If pap is unavailable)

L-girl said...

Pap's been great lately anyway. But he's not up.

Michael Holloway said...

That was high.

redsock said...

up now

tim said...

MFY 000 01
TEX 000 10

MIN 141 202
CWS 030 00

FKR 000 010 115
DET 000 000 000

L-girl said...

Oops, never mind. The Bot will be happy to shut them down.

tim said...

crooked numbers all over the place
BAL 000 431 060
CLE 001 500 002

1 out in the 9th for cle

Michael Holloway said...

Nice watching the Jays play shifts, they have the pitching to do it successfully.

tim said...

27,690

swell crowd for a midweek game in t.o.

redsock said...

snuffer vs top of the order

Michael Holloway said...

Whew! LO3. Good thing that was up. ;)

SoSock said...

OK, 2 will have to do.

Ready to go take that shower in some dirty water

Michael Holloway said...

tim said, "27,690"

Thought this might happen. Was a good weekend for baseball in t.o.

meunier said...

Knocks on wood at those statements.

Michael Holloway said...

OK here we go

Michael Holloway said...

nice swing fred.

L-girl said...

Plus all the Sox fans.

redsock said...

could someone impersonate amy? it feels empty without her.

tim said...

curious how much was the weekend and how much is the bosox. could be a combination of the both, but i really hope interest picks up in the team.

itd be shitter to get tickets for me, but at least going there wouldn't feel like i'm watching a game in a 40,000 seat sarcophagus.

L-girl said...

I CAN'T WATCH I'M HOLDING MY BREATH




How's that?

tim said...

"2 RUN LEAD - oh no, this is a nightmare. I am trembling. Damn you Pap!"

good enough?

Michael Holloway said...

'Plus all the Sox fans.'

It's true!

Before '77 Boston was t.o.'s team. Them or Detroit.

L-girl said...

Speaking of ALL CAPS, I miss Nix in threads. He was a great one for cursing at umps, NYY, whatever.

Amy said...

In NY where they do not have the Red Sox on TV. But I see we are ahead with Papelbon in. Keeping everything crossed.

Michael Holloway said...

Concrete sarcophagus.

L-girl said...

Tim's was better :)

L-girl said...

Here's the real Amy!

redsock said...

Tim's Amy > Amy's Amy

tim said...

lol, right on time!

L-girl said...

I meant Tim's Amy > my Amy

Michael Holloway said...

Snider to the wall!!

SoSock said...

OMG!
Someone please call me when this is over. Are they really going to trust this mere 2-run lead to that pisspoor excuse for a closer?

(channelingAmy)

redsock said...

HERE WE GO AGAIN!!!!!!! ARGGGGGG - I hate that man.

tim said...

fucking bullshit.

bet ~18,000 thought that was out.

tim said...

HERE WE GO AGAIN!!!!!!! ARGGGGGG - I hate that man.

tee-hee

Michael Holloway said...

Great pitch by Papelbon too.

tim said...

Homer Bautista - should be an easy K.

L-girl said...

So many Amys, so little time!

Amy said...

OK, I see I have been missed...or mocked! :)

L-girl said...

In 07 at some point we were all impersonating each other in the thread. Was very funny.

Outs pls.

Michael Holloway said...

Oh neat! Our best chance is at the plate!

redsock said...

why does it have to be so difficult -- damn -- plus i think he came to my house earlier today and shit in my hamper.

tim said...

"imitation is the sincerest form of flattery"

?

:)

L-girl said...

Totally missed! Allan said it was no fun watching Papelbon without you.

Amy said...

I am so confused. Yankees on TV, Sox on laptop, but I keep looking at TV to see what is happening with Sox. Sigh.

SoSock said...

Perhaps I should go get in the shower and Amy should turn off her computer :)

Michael Holloway said...

No comment.

tim said...

thanks, jose!

L-girl said...

OK, best chance grounds out. Next victim pls.

Amy said...

Sounds like a good thread. I will have to scroll up later.

redsock said...

2.

Michael Holloway said...

'best chance' is sitting on the bench.

:(

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

tim said...

Victor's signs: "Curve?"
Pap's mind: FASTBALL!
"Splitter?"
FASTBALL!
"Fastball?"
FASTBALL!

FAST BALL TO THE MAXXXXXXXXX

Amy said...

SoSock, that did make me laugh!

L-girl said...

Don't drink the water! It is DIRTY!

meunier said...

Dirty

Amy said...

Good, water must be dirty. My computer is a bit slow!

tim said...

Like I said before, thanks for hill batting cleanup cito!!!! Solid flyout to make it 0 for 5 tonight, and more imporantly, make that canadian david miller toronto water DIRRRRRRRTY!!!!!

redsock said...

Amy: It was a more free-wheeling thread than usual (plus 3-4 troll comments).

L-girl said...

Good night, all. I won't be around for the game tomw night.

Michael Holloway said...

Congradulations sports fans.

I had a lot of fun, thanks for having me.

Hope I didn't over thread, or be too obtuse at times (Mrs.GotRibe).

See ya tomorrow!

tim said...

See you all when FY is back in the lineup!

Solid 4 nights of cottaging/fishing/relaxing in Ontario coming up. Hopefully I can still follow the games and scores while there, definitely won't be threading though.

redsock said...

no one over-threads.

L-girl said...

G'night MH, thanks for being a good sport.

redsock said...

Enjoy the quiet, Tim!

L-girl said...

PS No such thing as over threading!

SoSock said...

Hot damn!

The bus is still chugging along.

Oh and I have to brag a bit. The Winston-Salem Nationals 11-12 All Star team is playing in the Southeast Regionals in Warner Robbins, GA for the chance to go to Williamsport for the LL World Series! They won their 1st 2 games then lost last night but it didn't matter. They had already secured a berth in the semi-finals tomorrow night, so they saved their pitching. And... the game is being broadcast on ESPN! It's the farthest we've ever had a team advance.

redsock said...

PS No such thing as over threading!

Until you're banned!

redsock said...

MFY - 000 011 010 - 3 9 0
TEX - 000 102 00. - 3 6 3

Tex has runners on 1st/3rd with 2 outs in bot 9th vs Robertson. Andrus up.

redsock said...

no sasahe - andrus at 2-2.

redsock said...

fuck. F9.

On to the 10th.

tim said...

Let's go Tex!

tim said...

fruitbat blowin it...

tim said...

loading em for old friend david murphy! make that trade work out!

redsock said...

vs Fruitbat in 10th:

Young single
Hamilton single
Vlad 5-3, 2nd/3rd.
Cruz BBI

David Murphy time!

redsock said...

Loaded for Murphy:

ball 1
ball 2
ball 3

tim said...

3-0 to murphy, eeeeee

redsock said...

full

bbbcf

redsock said...

HIT!

Chokahs lose!

redsock said...

MFY - 000 011 010 0 - 3 9 0
TEX - 000 102 000 1 - 4 9 3

SoSock said...

fruitbat blowin it...

Quite possibly my current favorite baseball saying. OK, second - after Dirty Water!

tim said...

murphy walkoff! 5 back.

redsock said...

I got to say it was a good day.

L-girl said...

Quitting woman is a hoax. Still funny though!

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