August 13, 2010

G117: Rangers 10, Red Sox 9 (11)

Red Sox - 001 700 100 00 -  9 13  1
Rangers - 110 220 210 01 - 10 17 1
Nelson Cruz crushed Tim Wakefield's only pitch to deep left to give the Rangers the win in a game Boston at one point led 8-2.

After Boston scored seven times in the fourth -- the inning being kicked off by three consecutive home runs from David Ortiz, Adrian Beltre, and J.D. Drew -- the Sox bats were pretty quiet.

Drew clubbed a second dong, in the seventh, but the Texas pen retired the last 11 Red Sox hitters and 14 of the last 15. At the same time, the Rangers' bats were clawing back to tie the game against Felix Doubront and Daniel Bard.

The Royals beat the Yankees 4-3 and the Orioles beat the Rays 5-0. So the night wasn't a total fucking waste.
Example
Josh Beckett / Tommy Hunter
Ellsbury, CF
Scutaro, SS
Martinez, C
Ortiz, DH
Beltre, 3B
Drew, RF
Lowell, 1B
Kalish, LF
Lowrie, 2B
Following three nice starts coming off the disabled list, Beckett was mauled by the Yankees last Sunday. A few readers wondered why Beckett pitches so badly against the Yankees. I thought it might have been a matter of perception, because I know there have been some gems along the way, but Beckett has been the worst regular season starter against New York in the last half-century (minimum 20 starts). It's not even close.

But he is facing Texas tonight. So let's rebound.

Also:
Orioles/Rays, 7
Yankees/Royals at 8

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redsock said...

Ellsbury CF
Scutaro SS
Martinez C
Ortiz DH
Beltre 3B
Drew RF
Lowell 1B
Kalish LF
Lowrie 2B

August 13, 1902 - Leading the Tigers by at least five runs in the sixth inning, Philadelphia's Harry Davis is on first and attempts a double steal with Dave Fultz, who is on third. Davis does not draw a throw as he slides safely into second, so Fultz stays put. On the next pitch, Davis "steals" first base and decides to try again. When he breaks for second a second time, Detroit catcher Fritz Buelow throws down, and Fultz is able to score from third. Two other players will "steal first" -- Fred Tenney on July 31, 1908 and Germany Schaefer on August 4, 1911 -- before it becomes against the rules in 1920.

SoSock said...

Big celebration in Winston-Salem yesterday as we welcomed our Little Leaguers home. Semi-Finalists in the Southeast Regional, no less! It's the closest any team from our league has come to making it to Williamsport. Watched them play on ESPN2 with a friend and her son, who was on that All Star team last year with a lot of the same kids. Pretty cool to see all these kids and their parents that you know and work with around the complex on the national network.
It's very dissappointing to get that close and not make it, as rarely as the opportunity shows itself, but one can't help but be very proud of how well they did to get that far. And even though I've never coached any of these kids, (I coach the older age groups, including a couple of their siblings), I still feel like a part of the team. I can't help but take a certain pride in being a part of the organization that put this team on the field. I've been working with this Little League since well before any of these kids were born and since long before their parents and coaches became involved here, so there's definitely a sense of reward in seeing this happen.

Maybe next year.............

redsock said...

Pretty cool. Is that the best showing for a team in your league *ever* in the LLWS?

meunier said...

AFAIK you can still steal first on a passed ball or wild pitch in softball.

redsock said...

should of flattened that fucker. out of the baseline!

meunier said...

From being at bat I mean

redsock said...

that's just reaching on a WP/PB, like on strike 3, right? no SB given for that.

this is actually running with the pitch back to first!

meunier said...

The master of bad ball hitting strikes again :(

meunier said...

In softball you are allowed to steal first on strike 1 or 2 if there is a PB or WP as far as I know.

redsock said...

i don't know. you are probably right.

redsock said...

fucking weak ass inf hits

meunier said...

bad defensive coverage, idk wtf Lowrie was going

redsock said...

jesus, beckett. stop sucking.

meunier said...

I wonder if Hamilton and Washington go to NA meetings together

redsock said...

only 1 run allowed - pretty good.

meunier said...

I just bought a book on baseball ghost stories, the 2nd one this guy has written.

redsock said...

who is the author?

redsock said...

100+ in Arlington for 10 striaght days?!?!? Yoinks.

L-girl said...

SoSock, very cool re LLWS, despite the disappointment. Hopefully the kids will feel that later, too.

L-girl said...

100+ in Arlington for 10 striaght days?!?!?

Thus my friends from Texas tell me it is never hot in Toronto.

redsock said...

BAL - 300 10
FKR - 000 0

redsock said...

MFY - 0
KCR - 0

meunier said...

Mickey Bradley

L-girl said...

Mickey Bradley: Haunted Baseball

L-girl said...

Also: crap. 2-0

L-girl said...

Also Dan Gordon.

redsock said...

One hotel (Milwaukee?) is supposedly haunted. Dozens of players have stories.

redsock said...

Troy Soos had a series of murder mysteries. I read the Fenway one, set in 1912. Pretty good.

redsock said...

AH!

It is in Milwaukee. The Pffffffffffffffffffister Hotel.

(springsteen tip)

L-girl said...

Is that the famous Milwaukee hotel, The Pfister?

JEDI MIND TRICK DONG

meunier said...

Lowrie uses the force!

redsock said...

STRONG-ARMED JEDI DONG!

bat him #2, not scutaro for fucks sake terry

L-girl said...

We were supposed to go there on our 1999 trip. We left Milwaukee early because... you know why.

It had been recommended to me by many people, to go for a drink. Beautiful restored historic hotel.

redsock said...

oh man - ...

L-girl said...

Yeah right, Don. Showalter has turned things around for the Orioles.

L-girl said...

Milwaukee makes me sad

redsock said...

October 2, 1975
Uptown Theatre, Milwaukee, Wi

Meeting Across The River
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
Spirit In The Night
Pretty Flamingo
She’s The One
Born To Run
Thunder Road
bomb scare/interruption-intermission
Little Queenie
E Street Shuffle
Saint In The City
Sha La La
Jungleland
Kitty's Back
Rosalita
Detroit Medley
Sandy
Quarter To Three

The famous bomb scare incident show, where the performance had to be stopped for over 90 minutes due to a phone-in bomb threat. The pre-bomb scare part of the show circulates only as an audience recording – however the remainder of the performance is circulating as a pro-recorded soundboard. The band had spent its time during the delay in a nearby bar and it's evident as the show gets back underway that Bruce has had a few drinks - repeatedly and hilariously asking the audience "Are you loose?" during "Little Queenie". There is also an exceptionally long rendition of "E Street Shuffle" (24+ minutes) that includes a 14-minute intro!

***

redsock said...

Hamilton lost 10 pounds in a recent game. Wow.

L-girl said...

large paternal dong!

redsock said...

i missed it!

L-girl said...

B2B DONGATHON!!!!

redsock said...

BELTRE too?????

redsock said...

bedazzling that shit!

L-girl said...

I see he leaves his helmet on in the dugout for a while

L-girl said...

Toto too!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

A multi-dong night!

Hi Everyone,

I've been busy lately. Both kids here and gone, birthdays, guests, and almost no more workmen. Little threading time.

Yesterday was a tough loss to stomach.

redsock said...

and the other guys are palming his helmet like a basketball.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

No f'ing way. That was beautiful.

B2B2B!!!!!!!

redsock said...

ON MOTHERFUCKING FIRE

DONG
DONG
DONG

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Hey, the more dongs the better!!

L-girl said...

HOLY SHIT!!!!!!

B2B2B!!!!!

RedSoxDiehard said...

Back to back to back!

redsock said...

LET'S DO 4, DR.

redsock said...

4-2 - even with the dongs, it still seems like a quick hook.

redsock said...

MFY - 00
KCR - 03

L-girl said...

If you can't do anything but give up dongs, a quick hook is advised, IMO.

meunier said...

I should go eat pot roast during games more often.

redsock said...

let's have a non-solo dong.

meunier said...

Self-ownage

redsock said...

17 minute wait so far.

keep it going!

meunier said...

yay for crooked numbers in an inning.

redsock said...

MAKE JOSH WAIT!

?

redsock said...

.... could be more crooked.

meunier said...

The second book from Bradley that I just bought is "Field of Screams"

L-girl said...

Pot roast is the new spinach?

meunier said...

I love batting around.

L-girl said...

Weee, fun!!!

redsock said...

yee hah!

L-girl said...

How did LBJ get on base? I missed it.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

And the hits just keep coming.

redsock said...

still not crooked enough.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

LBJ on by way of error (at least I assume they called it an E).

redsock said...

LBJ: E4, trying to rush the play, bobbled it

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Papi hustling all the way.

L-girl said...

thanks for the info

8 is pretty crooked! but i hear 9 is even crookeder

redsock said...

7 is pretty straight, when you think about it.

texas pen has crickets.

redsock said...

MFY have tied it up, 3-3

L-girl said...

7's orientation is 7's business.

redsock said...

LBJ out. Patterson in.

L-girl said...

Ellsbury out of game???

L-girl said...

He didn't get a hit so he's out, eh. ;)

meunier said...

Ump on the wrong side of the bag again

redsock said...

Don says so, but GDGD is not updated.

redsock said...

MFY - 003
KCR - 03
rain delay, mid-3rd

BAL - 300 100 10
FKR - 000 000 0

redsock said...

fuck you, josh.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Maybe he didn't like the wait.

Amy said...

Heard the three B2B on the radio! Can Papelbon not blow this game? Can we avoid bringing him in? I sure hope so.

redsock said...

GDGD just put Patterson in CF.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Don just pronounced Deutsche Bank as "Doo-cha"

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Amy, I'm sure everyone was thinking of you yesterday afternoon. Fortunately, I was unable to catch the game. I didn't know what happened until I got home and went straight to JoS.

It's funny how I check this site for info even before going to mlb or redsox for scores, line, etc.

redsock said...

hunter had stomach bug too. so he was pulled early

Ish said...

This is fucking awesome! Just don't blow the lead again, guys...

Amy said...

MrsG, I also check here first. I didn't hear/see yesterday's game. But I was glad to miss that.

Shit, Michael Young closes the gap,

meunier said...

Come on get it together now

redsock said...

attell up

redsock said...

Commander Suck Ass

meunier said...

Wow home run derby tonight

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I was just saying that he can give up a lot of home runs..................

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Are they stalling here trying to get Atchison warmed up?

Amy said...

OMG, can we not keep at least a four run lead ever?

Amy said...

I really hate baseball sometimes.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

LBJ would have had that.

redsock said...

JB throwing BP

meunier said...

What is Murphy's avg. vs the Red Sox?

redsock said...

gotta be his last inning if he can finish it

redsock said...

Murphy vs Sox (before tonight):

19 games, 59 PA
.275/.345/.412 (14 for 51)

16 for 53 now.

redsock said...

Murphy link

redsock said...

oh jesus whore.

L-girl said...

So many Joshs to hate tonight!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

That was a catch.

redsock said...

BAL - 300 100 100 - 5 12 1
FKR - 000 000 000 - 0 3 1

Small Game with the FKR L.

westcoastsox said...

Let's go relief pitching!

redsock said...

playing in KC

MFY - 003 0
KCR - 030

redsock said...

Heidi says LBJ left with "left side pain"

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Heidi says LBJ left game with left side pain.

Ish said...

Atchison... 2 run lead... 6th inning... Home Run Derby...

We're screwed.

... ... ... ...

Ish said...

Felix warming!

meunier said...

Fire it up!

Ish said...

DONGS ON FIRE!!!

redsock said...

THE (ON) FIRE THIS TIME!

Joe Gravellese said...

ON FIRE

Joe Gravellese said...

this game=shenanigans

Ish said...

Joe, I think you and I should go with our JoS Red Sox nicknames on Twitter, simultaneous... confuse the townsfolk.

Ish said...

Remy talking about thinking he broke a rib yesterday... Don says, "Did Adrian Beltre come at you?"

Joe Gravellese said...

haha okay

Ish said...

Our nicknames are so much better, anyways. What the hell is a Scoots?

Ish said...

They don't even understand the term "dong."

Ish said...

Is it sad that I didn't feel totally awesome when the Red Sox dropped 7 runs on them in one inning?

Joe Gravellese said...

JoS nicknames truly trump all

redsock said...

let's go felix.

redsock said...

nice pitch on the black for strike 2!

meunier said...

That was unlucky.

redsock said...

BARD!

redsock said...

gotta shut 'em down NOW, so bard here and thru the 8th, i hope.

redsock said...

OMG

Mrs.GotRibe said...

What was that????

redsock said...

go for the K. no ball in play. that has been bad tonight!

redsock said...

mfy in another rain delay?

Ish said...

You fucking badass, Daniel Bard.

redsock said...

K!

bard at 13 - will we see MDC at all or will tito try to go with Bard/Bot?

redsock said...

delayed with royals batting in bot 5. KC 4-3, 1 out, guy on first.

redsock said...

hold the line and hope texas runs out of innings.

meunier said...

About ghosts at Fenway, Carl Beane has seen Sherm Feller in the booth after games and the overnight security shift often say they hear game and crowd sounds after the lights go off.

meunier said...

How about runs please?

redsock said...

you know what would be really scary? seeing the image of carl beane on a dark night.

meunier said...

I assume that those games feature players of different eras, for example Harry Agganis facing Catfish Hunter.

redsock said...

Peter Abraham, being an ASSHOLE:

"Ellsbury update

The official report on Ellsbury: Left side pain.

The unofficial report is up to you. But it sure looks bad that he took himself out of the game. I'm sure we'll get a full report in two months after he gets back from Arizona and gets his statement written."

***

meunier said...

This guy is becoming the Jordan of baseball

redsock said...

he is hitting a baseball better than jordan ever did...

Dr. Jeff said...

It's never easy.

Dr. Jeff said...

Lowell is a cool cat.

redsock said...

oh yeah, try that shit, vlad.

Ish said...

Another one of those 99mph two-seamers, plz.

redsock said...

vlad: we'll send beltre after you, so watch out.

redsock said...

BOT up - yay!

johngoldfine said...

Ish--I started talking about so-&-so hitting a dong one day after class.... Some funny looks. I just forgot that it was JOS talk.

redsock said...

LOOOOOOOOOOVE the hacking.

Dr. Jeff said...

Jesus.

redsock said...

sheet.

Dr. Jeff said...

NO LEAD IS EVER SAFE.

redsock said...

season high pitches for bard.

SoSock said...

Woo-hoo!
Early night for me tonight, comparatively speaking anyway.

Sounds like we're up. Yay! Pulling up GDGD as we speak

meunier said...

Hamilton is the best player since Ted Williams

Ish said...

We WERE up...

meunier said...

For the Red Sox sake I wish he would make like Slim Pickens and get back on the H-Bomb.

redsock said...

Hamilton is the best player since Ted Williams

Albert Pujols may be paying you a visit.

SoSock said...

Ugh. Spoke too soon

meunier said...

Be glad I'm not here in hockey fan mode, hardcore hockey fans chant for players to die all the time
"Drive a Porsche Hextall.."

redsock said...

dong hat trick?

redsock said...

shit - mdc up

meunier said...

Pujols dosn't have the speed IMO.

Dr. Jeff said...

Was that inning 5 pitches or something?

redsock said...

8 pitches.

meunier said...

Amy and Ish both put up jinxes earlier in the thread

Ish said...

MDC = ass-clinching time

Ish said...

I jinxed?

redsock said...

albert has 10 years to hamilton's 4 -- and his stats dwarf hamilton.

hamilton - 27 SB in 4 years
pujols - 72 SB in 10 years

about equal at 7 per.

meunier said...

Ish; "This is fucking awesome! Just don't blow the lead again, guys..."

redsock said...

"Curse of the Ishbino"?

redsock said...

no - no one with the name "tea garden" is going to beat us.

redsock said...

come on manny - i want to like you.

SoSock said...

Walk the 2nd sub for the #7 batter - a guy with a 122 avg. That's a great strategy.

Ish said...

Oh, right. My bad!

meunier said...

Start the Mr. Coffee

SoSock said...

Bonus Baseball

redsock said...

can we win this one quickly? i took a train in to work today and have to bolt at 12:20 or so at the latest to get the last one back to the 'burbs.

Dr. Jeff said...

I hope Bot was watching Feliz pitch, maybe he can learn something about being a closer.

SoSock said...

That was quick. Can we do the same plz?

redsock said...

BOT

Dr. Jeff said...

RS, I'm reading this between innings:

<a href="http://harpers.org/media/pdf/dfw/HarpersMagazine-1996-01-0007859.pdf>Shipping Out</a> by DF Wallace

Dr. Jeff said...

Shipping Out by DF Wallace

redsock said...

jeff: i'm surprised you bother coming back to the game.

redsock said...

scutaro scoots!!

Dr. Jeff said...

Why surprised?

redsock said...

BBI Hamilton?

Dr. Jeff said...

Oh, because it's a good article (and really long)?

redsock said...

just keep it in the park, you hick.

redsock said...

seems more enjoyable than the game, that's all. (also partly a wise-ass comment.)

Dr. Jeff said...

Well, yeah, it has been frustrating these last two games.

Dr. Jeff said...

I read his lobster article last week. A classic.

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