August 11, 2010

G115: Red Sox 10, Blue Jays 1

Red Sox   - 110 250 010 - 10 14  1
Blue Jays - 100 000 000 - 1 7 0
Bill Hall went 3-for-5, with two home runs and four RBI, and Clay Buchholz limited the Blue Jays to one unearned run over eight innings (8-5-1-2-4, 109).

Hall's dongs broke a 1-1 tie in the second and extended Boston's lead to 4-1 in the fourth, respectively. Boston broke the game open with no outs in the fifth, as J.D. Drew homered, Victor Martinez and David Ortiz singled, and Adrian Beltre homered, ending Marcum's (4-7-8-3-3, 92) night. Brian Tallet came in and allowed a double to Mike Lowell and a one-out RBI single to Hall.

In the eighth, Darnell McDonald, who had subbed for Drew in right, tripled and scored on Victor's single. ... Lowell had a big night, with two singles, a double, and a bases loaded walk.

The Yankees beat the Rangers 7-6, keeping Boston 5 GB in the East. The Rays lost to the Tigers 3-2, so the Red Sox are 3.5 GB Tampa Bay in the WC.
Example
Clay Buchholz / Shaun Marcum
Scutaro, SS
Drew, RF
Martinez, C
Ortiz, DH
Beltre, 3B
Lowell, 1B
Kalish, LF
Hall, 2B
Ellsbury, CF
Buchholz has allowed more than three runs in only one of his 13 starts since May 14. In that time, he has a 2.14 ERA.

Marcum has started against Boston twice this season, April 27 (outdueled by Buchholz) and May 12, allowing six hits, four walks, and one run in 14 innings.

Of Interest: Rays/Tigers at 1 and Yankees/Rangers at 8.

Also: If a foul ball is heading towards you and your girlfriend, (a) do not act like a stereotypical 1950s housewife on a stool shrieking at a mouse and (b) try to come up with a better excuse for your behaviour than this guy.
Example
August 11:

1864 - Now that's run support! The Atlantics of Brooklyn finish a four-game series sweep in Philadelphia: 64-10, 65-10, 58-11, 43-16.

1961 - The Vancouver Mounties of the Pacific Coast League steal nine bases in one inning against the Salt Lake City Bees, including two triple steals.

139 comments:

redsock said...

Tonight's game was penciled in as a possible JoS2, but no one wanted to come to Canada. Sniff ...

FenFan said...

I would have loved to been there but there is a rather loud sucking sound coming from my wallet these days. :-)

"Lost it in the lights" - seriously? Too funny.

redsock said...

FKR - 00
DET - 01

redsock said...

FKR - 000 001 0
DET - 010 002 0

redsock said...

Abraham: "Varitek is working on his throwing with Gary Tuck, playing catch with Cash. Boy, for a guy who needs to go on the DL Cash looks pretty good."

Yes, well ... he's plenty hurt. Don't you worry about it.

redsock said...

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

9casey said...

Just listening to Michael Kay on the radio........He was all over Jeter, saying he couldn't put down a bunt and was amazed he didn't beat out a slow grounder to Guzman who the flipped to Andrus then threw out Jeter at first....Also calling out Teixera questioning why he needs 2 days off since his newborn and wife are doing well.......

redsock said...

Just listening to Michael Kay on the radio...

If you really want to punish yourselves, why don't you slam your scrotum in a car door? That would be less painful.

FKR - 000 001 001 - 2 6 1
DET - 010 002 00x - 3 8 1

&

ATL - 100 010 000 6 - 8 9 2
HOU - 000 100 001 0 - 2 4 1

Michael Holloway said...

Lost in the lights. I'll say.

Instead of playing the uber human, bring her your back-up glove, if she doesn't have one, and remind her to keep her eye on the ball.

redsock said...

I want to be 4 GB the Chokers tomorrow morning. I have asked Cliff Lee to help us. It shall be done.

redsock said...

Blogger is running out a new comment dashboard thing. Turns out it was added to JoS last night and some comments were classified as spam, including two of mine! They were the post-game "Muddy" comment and a screenshot of one of the homophobic comments our dear troll says he never never never left (so you can go back and see that if you like.) It also dumped a comment of Benjamin's. They have all been restored, according to L.

redsock said...

loaded for the dr.

redsock said...

maybe some of marcum's problems can be traced back to that silly facial hair.

redsock said...

Marcum saying naughty words.

tim said...

Fuck MLB. This game is the freebitold the night to watch on mobile phones but is blacked out for me. Because if I'm on a mobile phone I can so easily tune into a tv. Right.

redsock said...

hey shawn, you still got a no-hitter!

redsock said...

The new dashboard has tabs for three types of comments: spam, awaiting moderation, and published.

It lists 182,849 published comments! That must be every one ever posted.

meunier said...

Following it on Gameday b/c I have Photoshop open right now.

redsock said...

thanks for the out, cito!

meunier said...

*BOING* :(

redsock said...

jays radio: "the bunt is not a miracle remedy for winning ball games"

meunier said...

Passed Ball ?!~

redsock said...

yeah, PB

redsock said...

1-1, but 0 hits for anyone!

Ish said...

Sitting in a parking lot with my netbook hooked up to my phone... waiting on my dad to get back from a bike ride... listening to the radio. Nice evening. This is just really nice.

...and he's back. Going home now.

redsock said...

KINGDOM HALL!

redsock said...

for jays radio, snider is the new alex rios, the god among men who can do no wrong and anything he does is awe-inspiring and never seen before and he can cure cancer with a wink of his eye.

redsock said...

Salty wearing #39

Mrs.GotRibe said...

MH, I owe you an apology from last night. I can usually pick up on obtuseness, but I guess not last night. I must have been overloaded from work. Anyway, sorry about missing the friendly barbs.

Go Sox.

redsock said...

o'neill plays it on a hop

redsock said...

radio guys big on the "if something else existed, then it would have beenb good for the jays":

if wells hadn't hurt his toe last weekend, he would have caught lowell's hit

if kalish had not broken his bat, overbay would have turned a DP on that grounder.

they are like two 8 year old kids -- "if this guy hits a homer and then the next guy doubles and then we get another homer, we'll be winning."

redsock said...

2x KINGDOM HALL!!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

BILL HALL!! Again.

Benjamin said...

Bill Hall will not be ignored.

Ish said...

HALL PASS AGAIN!

redsock said...

why is tito batting hall 8th? idiot!

Benjamin said...

HH is dominating, and Tito isn't batting him at all. Idiot!

L-girl said...

Just listening to Michael Kay on the radio........He was all over Jeter, saying he couldn't put down a bunt and was amazed he didn't beat out a slow grounder to Guzman who the flipped to Andrus then threw out Jeter at first....Also calling out Teixera questioning why he needs 2 days off since his newborn and wife are doing well.......

Always a ray of sunshine, that Mr Kay. He was a bitter old man long before his time.

redsock said...

HALL!

Guy's gonna pitch the 8th and 9th, too!

L-girl said...

The "icon" of Blue Jays radio is going on and on about "soft players" - leaders are those who play hurt - you know who the soft ones are, frequent visits to the training room. STFU. What good is playing hurt? When pitchers do it they screw over the whole team. Why do they have training rooms if players aren't supposed to go there? Bah.

L-girl said...

I am only here tonight because of traffic.

redsock said...

Wow. Jays radio is outdoing themselves in stoopid, yapping about how TOUGH wells is and how "soft" players are bad because they are in the trainers room all the time. real "rub some dirt in it" and play school. sure, can't throw, can't swing, can't run, may fuck up your body and ruin your career, but by golly i'm a gonna play a meaningless game in mid-august.

redsock said...

SOFT dong from drew!

L-girl said...

J.D.ONG!

Ish said...

DONGS ON FIRE!

RedSoxDiehard said...

Nice shot!

redsock said...

SHIFT THAT!

Benjamin said...

Hahahahaha

redsock said...

HEAD RUBBING DONG!!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

BELT IT BABY

Ish said...

Did you see Victor reach in and try to rub Adrian's head before they went to commercial? LOL

redsock said...

holy mutton chops, batman!!!

Ish said...

CHOPS is back!

redsock said...

HALL IS GOD!

L-girl said...

That man ought to be arrested for bad facial hair. I'm sure those things are a criminal offense.

Benjamin said...

Everyone appears unanimous about Tallet's facial hair.

L-girl said...

Back to Red Sox radio on the computer. Last night we couldn't get it so we turned on the actual radio. But they're driving us friggin nuts tonight, so it's back to basics.

As A said, the lesser of three evils.

meunier said...

Has anyone her ever flown Porter Airlines?

Benjamin said...

I would think silence would be the least.

redsock said...

L's mother has flown Porter to see us a couple of times.

redsock said...

while L was getting sox radio fired up, she turned on jays tv -- first thing she heard was buck martinez saying what a "solid pick-up" john lackey has been for boston.

redsock said...

rish says wells catches flo's fly on "the edge of the track". 20 feet in is now "on the edge"?

redsock said...

MFY - 000
TEX - 100

Michael Young dong.

L-girl said...

I know lots of people who fly Porter. Since they fly out of downtown Toronto, it's very popular here.

L-girl said...

first thing she heard was buck martinez saying what a "solid pick-up" john lackey has been for boston.

and promptly hit mute

L-girl said...

Benajamin, thanks for that link, some good ones in there. "John Quincy Adams called, he wants his mutton chops back."

Amy said...

Evening, all. I see we are closer proof at the moment! I have been helping out here in Brooklyn. Hard to watch the game on the computer. (No MLB package or anything.)

L-girl said...

I would think silence would be the least.

I can't do that because I want to be able to look away from the TV. To thread, for example. No sound, I miss too much.

L-girl said...

Hey Amy :)

redsock said...

if you only have radio, rish is making shit up. that hit to CF was a hard line dive, not a soft hit.

Amy said...

I have the Yankee game on. It must be hard to be a Sox fan out of town. I have new found respect for all you non-New England residents.

redsock said...

Clay = Ace.

redsock said...

MFY - 000 1
TEX - 100 2

Amy said...

I bet I could tune into Harvey's MLB, but he is home, and I bet he is signed on to watch the Yankees. He should be here, and I should be there! But then I wouldn't be with Nate....

L-girl said...

Microwave!

L-girl said...

Oh man, that was painful, watching Victor run. Catchers.

L-girl said...

Amy, you can probably sign in to MLBTV even if Harvey is using it. Allan and I have done that many times.

Amy said...

OK, I will try!

L-girl said...

I'm only here tonight because there's construction on the highway we take into Toronto. There was so much traffic on my way to my meeting, I gave up and came home.

This construction is going to continue for a long time, too. :(

redsock said...

salty alert!

L-girl said...

Salty's in!

Amy said...

It worked!

redsock said...

i could have given you my login, but good.

Benjamin said...

Amy might not be able to watch on MLBTV if she's home market.

Benjamin said...

SO MUCH FOR THAT THEORY

Amy said...

Good thing his password was so obvious!

redsock said...

castig: "tex 4-1, and threatening for more"

Amy said...

Benjamin, I am in NYC so not the home market. Harvey uses this to watch the NYY in Massachusetts.

redsock said...

murphy up with sacks full.
make harvey mad.

Amy said...

Yankees just failed to get a runner out in a rundown between home and third. Rarely see that happen.

L-girl said...

I think that's what Benjamin's all caps meant. :)

Amy said...

Texas winning 6-1 now.

L-girl said...

Murph comes through

redsock said...

Amy's update beats Rish's.

Amy said...

The Blue Jays announcers are very impressed with HH.

Edward Lee said...

Yankees just failed to get a runner out in a rundown between home and third. Rarely see that happen.

This was beautiful. Michael Young ran on contact from third and got hung up. Rodriguez throws to Posada at home. Young turns around, but Rodriguez lingers in the basepath, screening Posada's throw back to Jeter (now covering third). Rodriguez eventually gets out of the way, throw goes to Jeter, Young slides in under the tag.

L-girl said...

Playing the Jays is so much fun.

L-girl said...

Who aren't the Blue Jays annrs impressed with?

RedSoxDiehard said...

Gee, too bad NESN already handed out a corporate-sponsored "Double play of the week" on a routine 5-4-3 early in the game. On Wednesday, no less.

'Cause that was a pretty impressive play by Scutaro just now.

Amy said...

Thanks, Edward. I never could have gotten all that detail! It all happened so fast that I was just stunned to see the end result.

Amy said...

Remember I never heard the Jays anncrs so now I see why you all moan and groan a bit.

L-girl said...

Great description, EL, thanks.

Amy said...

Now 6-2.

redsock said...

Amy beats Castig with the 6-2!

Amy said...

Nothing like live TV, I guess.

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

Amy said...

Dirty water!

L-girl said...

Don't drink the water! It is double-digit dirty!

redsock said...

Roll on, Rangers!

redsock said...

MFY - 000 101
TEX - 100 230

Amy said...

Guess I will keep watching the Yankees. Wish I could have seen more of the Sox game. Nate has to start going to sleep earlier!

Amy said...

Damn, grounds rule double, and the score is 6-3 with two on, one out.

Amy said...

Come on, Rangers.

Amy said...

Damn, why are they leaving this pitcher in?? 6-4 now. Idiots.

Amy said...

Ok, signing off. Will just have to watch the rest of this one alone.

redsock said...

Maybe HR *are* rally killers. I see the MFY got a run in the 8th to make it TEX 6-5, but it was only a solo dong from Thames. No on-going drama with men on base.

SoSock said...

Dear Rangers
Please do not blow this
Thank you,
RSN

SoSock said...

damn, 2 men out, no outs for freaking Stankies. C'mon Rangers, grow a pair

redsock said...

Another trademark CI BS single.

Benjamin said...

Rangers forgot to kill this rally dead.

redsock said...

Are the goddamn fucking Rangers gonna roll over for us, too?

SoSock said...

Shit - Freaking Rangers coughing it up.

Better do the same for us is all I got to say.

SoSock said...

"A-Rod whiffs for the 3rd time tnight". Almost as nice as hearing "Fruitbat blowing it"

Not quite, but close

redsock said...

1 out TRIPLE OFF FRUITBAT!!

redsock said...

0 out TRIPLE, sorry, but now a short fly to RF, no chance to tag

redsock said...

0 out TRIPLE, sorry, but now a short fly to RF, no chance to tag

redsock said...

Hamilton, you asshole: 1-3. 2 outs.

redsock said...

come on, the mfy want to blow it, come on.

SoSock said...

damn, just.....damn

redsock said...

okay, vlad, up to you.

redsock said...

fuck the rangers.

SoSock said...

shit, just.....shit

Benjamin said...

Hey look, a squandered triple. *Sigh*

SoSock said...

WTF!?

Tying run at 3rd with no outs and you can't get that run home? Pathetic

redsock said...

Golden opportunity. Tying run on 3rd, NO fucking outs. Jesus.

Oh well, we'll just keep winning. And We'll stick it to those fuckers on Friday.

'Night ....

tim said...

hello from the lake, featuring wifi and 3g cell reception! just have to say two things:

fuck texas.

also fuck f-rod

dick.

Michael Holloway said...

Mrs.GotRibe No worries. I'm new here and rarely not obtuse. :)

Sorry I couldn't be here for the drubbing tonight ;)

I had a dog emergency; and doggies come first. He's a 13 year old Golden Retriever, the nicest dog in the world - and he's sick. I think it's something he ate.

The owner is back in town and taking care of it. Waiting for news...

Hell in real time for a dog sitter.

L-girl said...

That is also a dog owner's nightmare - being away and your dog gets sick! Especially an old dog. I'm glad the people are back, I hope the pup is ok.

Michael Holloway said...

Thanks L,

The Buddy's family was out of communication range so they didn't know, so the hell was all mine (and the dog's), until they arrived to pick him up at 7:07.