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.

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redsock said...

Lewis, CF
Escobar, SS
Bautista, RF
Hill, 2B
Lind, DH
Encarnacion, 3B
Overbay, 1B
Arencibia, C
Snider, LF

BuffyVision + WEEI tonight.

tim said...

At my dad's place tonight meaning I get the good graces of NESN.

redsock said...

I hate you.

redsock said...

FY closing in on returning next Tuesday. Sounds like he had a great workout today!

Mylegacy said...

That Jays line-up - I wouldn't want the pitcher to relax when the number 8 and 9 hitters are up.

tim said...

you mean you don't want to hear about how home runs are teh greatest!!!111!11one!1! and david ORR-tiz?

tim said...

good to see aaron "hitting .213 this season" hill batting cleanup.

redsock said...

Also with the .288 OBP -- but WAIT --

.324 in his last 10 games! Cito ridin' the hot hand!

L-girl said...

Plus we're going with Buffyvision audio tonight. We'll see how long I hold out.

Babalu!

redsock said...

so we are listening to buffyvision.

and already, tabler says scutaro "has a very high on base percentage"

.336 is high?

maybe when your team OBP is a shitty .314, .336 seems "very high"

meunier said...

One of my friends named there new Bernese Mountain Dog after David Wells.

L-girl said...

What's his name, Boomer? Fatso?

meunier said...

Boomer

redsock said...

scutaro has pretty much the worst OBP of the starters -- WTF is tabler gonna do when the other guys come up?

"he has a super duper very high mega-fuckin great OBP: .350!"

mattymatty said...

Is anyone else having problems with MLB.tv? I can get every game except the Red Sox game. When I try to load that one it tells me there's an error.

meunier said...

I agree that the Toronto announcers are annoying.

meunier said...

Sashahe!

meunier said...

I'm getting it fine right now.

L-girl said...

Have you seen this? I love it.

redsock said...

0-2 for Dice!

redsock said...

Dice KK

meunier said...

Faster than usual on that K from Dice-K

redsock said...

fuckin A!

KKK

L-girl said...

You've been Dice-K'd!

redsock said...

damn - last K with a flourish!

meunier said...

Se ponchó el lado en orden!

L-girl said...

paPI half dong!

redsock said...

ORR-tiz!

redsock said...

HEAD-RUBBER!!!

L-girl said...

B2B 2BS!

mattymatty said...

I can't even get the audio to work. ARRRRG!! (I promise I won't write anymore about this)

L-girl said...

Boomer's a cute name for a dog, esp a big dog like that.

meunier said...

Damn I missed it I was on the phone with a date.

meunier said...

Got the hat trick!

L-girl said...

Double doubles!

L-girl said...

YEAH LBJ!!!!

redsock said...

shit - if that did not hit the mound, would lowrie have been dead?

fuck bogar regardless.

meunier said...

I Imageshacked a jpg of the dog from my friend's facebook, Boomer is still a puppy.

http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/2738/boomer.jpg

L-girl said...

OMG, what a sweet little pudgeball.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Got home and turned on the TV just in time to see the Doubles Party. I couldn't go get my laptop until the inning was over. I was afraid I'd miss another run!

redsock said...

jays fans truped - hahahahaha

L-girl said...

No problem, LBJ has it under control.

Michael Holloway said...

Drop it fucker. Doh.

Ho Good evening just back from daoggy walking.

Hill is out, Grrr.

meunier said...

Balls.

Michael Holloway said...

Only one run. Grrrr

redsock said...

tablerology: .250 is a "respectable" batting average

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Catching up on the thread.
L, that girl who quit is awesome. Thanks for the link. I can't wait to show my daughter!

I predict she will have another job pretty quickly.

Michael Holloway said...

Triple! Slow poke.

meunier said...

May have been touched by a fan I think

redsock said...

JP has the best debut in decades -- and then sits for 2 days.

L-girl said...

Mrs G, I know, isn't it great? She is an instant internet hero.

I agree, she'll be employed soon enough.

Michael Holloway said...

Looking back through the tread I see doggies are already a thread. Neat Grrr. Jays usually fail in two out situations...

Michael Holloway said...

Yup.

Michael Holloway said...

MyLegacy said 8,9 hitters...

for the record:

1. F Lewis CF
2. T Snider LF
3. J Bautista RF
4. A Hill 2B
5. A Lind DH
6. E Encarnacion
7. L Overbay 1B
8. J Arencibia C
9. J McDonald SS

Michael Holloway said...

Oh, and Now I see it's already been done.

L-girl said...

Why are we getting the lineup in the 3rd inning? It's always at the beginning of the thread.

L-girl said...

ORRtiz tearing it up tonight.

redsock said...

ambassador of doubles.

L-girl said...

Always the first post of the gamethread.

redsock said...

opposing lineup is almost always the first post.

meunier said...

I think why Ortiz swings at so many down and in pitches is because he burned by the ups all the time there.

meunier said...

IBB Beltre

redsock said...

romero wants to tangle with the dr.

redsock said...

not that you care, but we are switching to jays radio. shortly.

listening to tabler, i can feel my IQ dropping like a rock in a river.

Michael Holloway said...

L-girl said...

Have you seen this? I love it.

Great use of the technology. I thought it was going to be porn for sure.

meunier said...

SF Lowell

redsock said...

shit - TV on mute - i got mega fuckin trooped.

redsock said...

did lowell wisely got back to his usual gray beard?

meunier said...

off to get food.

Michael Holloway said...

Tabler is bad. The radio is just about as bad, imho.

Line up in the third...

Some how I didn't notice the first post.

My first time threading with a feed of the game - and I was late getting here; dog sitting - doggies needs come first - I'm finding out.

redsock said...

i like the main radio guy's voice - but i don't think he is there tonight.

tabler is as bad as sut/morgan/berman.

redsock said...

there goes the no-walker

L-girl said...

Now trying Blue Jays radio on the actual radio. This might help.

L-girl said...

Tabler is as bad as Sutcliffe??? NO WAY

L-girl said...

Doggies always come first! Even before baseball. :)

redsock said...

main guy is doing color.

...

AW FUCK THAT SHIT

L-girl said...

Ugh.

Michael Holloway said...

Jerry Howarth is an icon, always loved him but the yahoos Rogers have around him are... as annoying as Pat Tabler (the Bad-standard).

They switch leads evry 2 or 3 innings - Jerry will be on soon.

Tie Game. Yay! Schadenfreude.

Radio guy says, "this ball was hit like crazy..."

Oh God.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Good golly, Dice. Quite different from his first inning.

Michael Holloway said...

Drop it fucker! Doh!

redsock said...

... now we see that both tv and radio act like a pennant is won on every home run (lind's solo and snider's bomb here).

Michael Holloway said...

We are provincial. And worse, we think we grown past it.

L-girl said...

I'm not in love with Tabler/Martinez combination, but they are not the worst, not by a long shot. Tampa, Orioles and Chicago have that sewn up, IMO.

tim said...

Jumping right into the convo:

Not to mention the blathering tigers idiots I listened to last night (see yesterdays thread for deets)

L-girl said...

I was going to mention Detroit, but I thought Tim would take care of it.

redsock said...

chicago is in another category, I agree, but buck/tabler is just as annoying as thorne/palmer.

redsock said...

attell up

L-girl said...

And of course the White Sox! But we hardly ever see them, so they're not as annoying as Tampa & Baltimore, who we see all the time.

redsock said...

jays radio called that fly to lbj "fairly deep"

why lie -- when fans are often watching on tv?

Michael Holloway said...

L-girl, tim,

Luckily in this provincial town we don't get media from anywhere else, ever. The executives feel it would lead to civic dissolution, a community wide psychological break. ;)

Or it could be monopoly ownership, I'm not sure.

redsock said...

wow - jays radio comes in two pitches late.

L-girl said...

another hit for my boy! yay

tim said...

lbj :)

meunier said...

Dice-K WTF?? I can't leave the game for 10 mins??

tim said...

provincial town?

L-girl said...

Oh fuck you ump

tim said...

horse shit!

Michael Holloway said...

Jacoby. That's an interesting name. Throwing over and Jays fans aren't booing. Oh ya, that's us making baseball boring. ;)

That was a close call.

L-girl said...

Holloway, we all live in pretty much the same town. We see the other media on the baseball cable pkg or on MLB TV.

redsock said...

horrible positioning by the ump - that spot put him out of position and unable to see the tag or slide very well.

replay looked safe

tim said...

jim joyce working 2b?

L-girl said...

When the opposing team announcers say "the play could have gone either way," you know it was a blown call.

tim said...

heh, kenny powers k-swiss commercial. can't wait for that show to come back.

tim said...

unfortunately okajima is beginning throwing again.

thanks for the update, heidi.

Michael Holloway said...

L-girl

An extended joke, and, I don't pay for TV, never have. So it's just me who's provincial tim, my province.


As usual, Roger TV crews don't have a good look of the steal on re-play.

"horrible positioning by the ump". Agreed.

L-girl said...

OTT

tim said...

Oh, I wanted to mention regarding yesterday - did you guys check the EI package for NESN? I know YES was on all the sportsnet channels, but for the 1/2 inning I saw, it was on the HD-EI channel, and it was NESN.

They responded to my email from before and said the same thing they told A on the phone yesterday, they have no control over what they show but they've forwarded my concern to the appropriate dept. Yeah, OK.

I still need to reply and document this all.

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L-girl said...

I never understand why people are proud of not paying for things. But it is very Canadian. "I never pay for parking!" and they're proud of driving around for 30 minutes and parking 12 blocks away in the snow.

I want to watch baseball, want to watch the Red Sox. Thus, must pay for TV.

tim said...

But Canadians pay for ridiculous cell phone contracts!

Find it funny that bell/telus/rogers all rebut the report, as if its not true!

Benjamin said...

On fire.

L-girl said...

Tim, yeah, we checked back several times during the game. YES on EI and all FOUR Rogers channels. So annoying! Usually you'll at least get NESN on one of those.

And the other night, I couldn't get the ESPN game at all.

ON FIRE DONG!!!

tim said...

DJ GNOD!

meunier said...

FIRRRRRRREEEEEERRRRRRR

as Bruce says.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

FIRE!!!!!

Benjamin said...

Canadians pay for health care, too. Down here, we can't even get health care.

L-girl said...

So anyway... we don't get TSN anymore, since downgrading our cable package. Usually I get the ESPN game on SportsNet.

Michael Holloway said...

That was a lousy home run, not very deep, only second deck.

Benjamin said...

Bet you guys pay for paved roads too. Pffft. Nothing but gravel for us.

L-girl said...

Canadians totally pay for crazy expensive cell phone contracts!

But we don't pay for health care, and most Canadians are horrified at the idea that one would ever pay anything out of pocket for medical, ever.

tim said...

Yeah, the ESPN game was on TSN2 because regular TSN was showing football. I guess that will be protocol for sundays from here on out.

We get TSN2 because we subscribe to whatever package has TSN...i thought they went together.

Apparently there's a NEW sportsnet channel coming out too - no idea what the difference will be between it and the regionals in terms of game coverage. Maybe show the Jays on the new channel and more NESN games on the East one? :)

Benjamin said...

MH: surely it was at least "fairly" lousy?

L-girl said...

Benajamin, I just posted the Glenn Greenwald column about that (what I assume that is) - libraries, paved roads, schools - out, out, out.

Michael Holloway said...

imho TV isn't worth paying for. MLB is worth paying for. Cars aren't worth paying for.

tim said...

I was confused that I saw a commercial for Sunday Night Baseball on TSN. I thought it was on sportsnet too!

Hmph.

redsock said...

ON FIRE!!! (/belated)

tim said...

I only pay for TV to watch sports. So infuriating that I get all these shit channels I never watch, and pay through the nose for them.

L-girl said...

TV is definitely not worth paying for. But I can only see the Red Sox on TV that I must pay for.

I love the Red Sox much more than I hate paying for cable.

I.e. I am not cheap.

Cars are worth paying for if you have to get somewhere.

Michael Holloway said...

Benjamin, he-he.

L-girl said...

Tim, I so agree. I wish I could just buy the baseball package.

tim said...

This reminds me of a Metric song...

"Buy a car to go to work / Go to work to pay for car" or something.

Michael Holloway said...

sort of f*#ked by point with a typo, "MLB isn't worth paying for".

meunier said...

Strange outro music

tim said...

I was thinking of how there used to be what, 3 channels, now theres hundreds upon hundreds in each country, and they're all filled up with programming. Meaning there's a whooooole lot of SHIT out there. That people watch.

Just another factor in society's decline.

Michael Holloway said...

Thanks for that people.

I've been practicing living on next to nothing since about '95 when I realized I hated my life and my job. It's write or die trying for this cheapo.

L-girl said...

"MLB is not worth paying for," there goes a real fan.

Tim, so many years ago, Springsteen sang about "57 channels and nothing on". Now there's like 570 channels, same result.

redsock said...

MLB is like the ONLY thing worth paying for. 2,000+ possible games for what? $150.

Michael Holloway said...

Nice try by Scutaro. np

L-girl said...

I've lived on next to nothing. It is not fun. I'm not very materialistic, but life is more fun when you can spend a little.

What do you do for internet?

L-girl said...

Or MLB Audio for $15 for the entire season! A huge bargain, all you need is net access.

L-girl said...

Not to play therapist here or anything, but hating your job since 1995...? Time to do something about that, perhaps???

redsock said...

i saw that swing of snider and -- I AM IN AWE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



(radio guys said you see it and you are in awe. i agree. AWE!!!!!!)

tim said...

Fuckers.

Michael Holloway said...

Lowell all time favorite number nine hitter... batting 6th?

Is that where he was hitting earlier in the season?

L-girl wi-fi comes included with the rent here, but that IS worth paying for.

E4 ouch! DP-not.

redsock said...

god - these guys have an orgasm on every fly ball.

L-girl said...

OMG radio morons. "If that had been a HR, it would have been a backbreaker for the Red Sox."

But it was an easy fly out, boys.

tim said...

god - these guys have an orgasm on every fly ball.

I concur. The entire crowd had a collective O on that one, just like every fly ball I've ever seen at skydome

redsock said...

"if dice had struck out 27 batters in a row, and the red sox scored 2 runs, boston would have won the game."

Michael Holloway said...

L-girl

Yes, that was what I did. I've 20 years of carpentry experience and I do not now even own a skill saw.

tim said...

7-4 - totally insurmountable. especially vs. a bullpen with god's gift to man, Scott Downs, who is apparently worth the entire PawSox and Sea Dogs teams combined.

No thanks, Alex.

redsock said...

"if i didn't say such jaw-droppingly stoopid fucking things, i'd probably be a better radio announcer."

meunier said...

Whew got around the error

tim said...

"If lowell missed that, it would've scored at least one run"

Michael Holloway said...

Lowell you bastard. But it keeps the Jays 2 out RBI-less streak going...

meunier said...

Laura, did you resign your US citizenship now that you are a Canadien?

redsock said...

if this blog did not exist, your comments would be appearing nowhere.

Benjamin said...

"If that had been a HR, it would have been a backbreaker for the Red Sox."

"And if my grandmother had testicles, she'd be my grandfather."

Benjamin said...

Laura, did you resign your US citizenship now that you are a Canadien?

No, she offered it arbitration.

redsock said...

like theo, we don't go to arb.

redsock said...

we did not have to do that. we are dual citizens.

L-girl said...

You know Allan also became a Canadian citizen. Why did you only ask me that?

redsock said...

if boston was 113-0, they would be in first place in the east.

Michael Holloway said...

If Encarnacion didn't use his glove he would not be there now. Wow.

I recognize that - memories of slow pitch hot corner hell scorchers.

L-girl said...

Benjamin good word play there.

redsock said...

renouncing US citizenship takes a long time, very complicated process. i think we will wait for the USA to crumble into dust. that will probably be quicker.

redsock said...

if i had magic powers, my wine glass would never be empty.

Benjamin said...

Really? Pretty sure it takes one letter addressed to Hillary Clinton. No reason to do it, though.

Michael Holloway said...

"..USA to crumble into dust..."

Or in the end game we all become US citizens via conquest...

L-girl said...

You're right, there's no reason to do it. I did what I had to do: I'm here.

L-girl said...

we've heard it's difficult to do, though, from a few people who have done it. no?

meunier said...

I forgot :0

tim said...

FKR 2
DET 0
Top 7.

MIN 5
CWS 3
Top 3.

MFY 0
TEX 0
Top 4.

Too lazy to look up boxes.

meunier said...

you guys must have a terribly complicated tax situation.

redsock said...

Or in the end game we all become US citizens via conquest...

but canada is like 9th on the list of countries to invade and occupy ... not enough military for 9 simultaneous wars, i don't think. we should be safe.

L-girl said...

I forgot :0

NP :)

Benjamin said...

You know Allan also became a Canadian citizen. Why did you only ask me that?

Allan's got Type B citizenship and only gets a supplemental pick.

L-girl said...

M, no complicated tax situation at all. We pay taxes in Canada. Period. No US taxes at all. You have to make a lot more money than we do to pay taxes in both countries.

L-girl said...

Re invading Canada, one word: water.

redsock said...

i got a sandwich pick.

pastrami....

Michael Holloway said...

Baseball Gods,

Encarnacion made that play in the last half, a homie now pls.

meunier said...

I want to become a citizen of the Domincan Rep. but I don't know how that will effect the bond dividend checks I will be getting.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

This thread is a little feisty tonight.

meunier said...

dammit affect I mean

L-girl said...

Maybe he has Rule 5 citizenship. Announcers love to say Rule 5.

Michael Holloway said...

'9th on the list'

Yay!

tim said...

taxes here aren't based on citizenship and they don't give a shit where you get your money from, as long as you pay tax on it.

L-girl said...

Yes, we are hopping tonight.

Michael Holloway said...

'water'

And oil.

redsock said...

Type B Canadian citizenship ... only asked dumb questions at the border and not escorted from my car by 4 armed guards, no respect. i get no respect, I tell ya. (tugs tie)

tim said...

gotta watch and eat now. later!

L-girl said...

Tim knows. :)

The US does care. If you make a lot of money, they want some of it no matter where you live. The bottomless pit known as DOD...

redsock said...

i want some dirty water in canada this week.

Michael Holloway said...

This series is almost for all the marbles - Jays must win these, Boston needs wins, it's a play off run for the Jays *right now* maybe Sox too.

L-girl said...

Dirty water, three servings please.

redsock said...

LYLE OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVER-K!

redsock said...

This series is almost for all the marbles - Jays must win these, Boston needs wins, it's a play off run for the Jays *right now* maybe Sox too.

Umm, no, Peg. (/jere)

L-girl said...

The Jays have absolutely no chance of making the playoffs. You must realize that.

I don't believe the Sox have much of a chance either but I'm not supposed to say that here.

Michael Holloway said...

E2 if the baseball gods have anything to say about it. Jerry Howarth notes Yooks absence. FO9. Oh well.

redsock said...

hey red sock - YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO SAY ANYTHING NEGATIVE ABOUT THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS!!!!!!!!

Michael Holloway said...

'Umm, no, Peg. (/jere)'

You're in denial - Hey! get your shoes off the table!

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