August 18, 2010

G121: Red Sox 7, Angels 5

Angels  - 001 130 000 - 5 10  1
Red Sox - 100 120 21x - 7 12 0
The Red Sox tied the game on a bases loaded wild pitch by Kevin "George" Jepsen in the seventh inning, then (after pinch-hitter J.D. Drew was intentionally walked to re-load the bases) took a 6-5 lead when pinch-hitter Daniel Nava was plunked by an 0-2 fastball. Jane, stop this crazy thing!

In the top of the eighth, Nava made a diving catch in left field to save Daniel Bard's bacon. With Angels on first and second and two outs, Macier Izturis lofted a fly to shallow left. Nava sprinted in, dove forward, and gloved the ball.After the Sox added an insurance run, Jonathan Papelbon struck out the side in the ninth.

Lackey (7-10-5-0-5, 119) skated out of a few jams in the early innings, allowed a couple of single runs, then surrendered a three-run dong to Alberto Callaspo. LBL. After that, though, Adrian Beltre's two-run homer cut the Angels' lead to 5-4, and Lackey retired the last seven batters he faced.

Bill Hall crushed a home run over everything in left in the fourth. And: Marco Scutaro doubled and walked twice, Dustin Pedroia singled, walked, stole a base, and scored a run, Victor Martinez had two singles, a double, and two runs scored, David Ortiz singled, doubled, and walked twice, Beltre homered and singled and drove in three runs, and Darnell McDonald singled, doubled, and stole a base.

The Yankees beat the Tigers 9-5, so the East remains the same for another day: Tampa Bay and New York are tied for first, with Boston 5.5 GB. The Red Sox are 5.5 GB in the Wild Card race. And the White Sox, who were breathing down the Sox's neck, have dropped to 9 GB in the WC.
Example
Scott Kazmir / John Lackey
Scutaro, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Martinez, C
Ortiz, DH
Beltre, 3B
Lowell, 1B
Hall, LF
McDonald, RF
Kalish, CF
Jacoby Ellsbury, on his examination in California:
It's a broken rib in the back, broken in the exact same place I broke them before. Let's see ... yeah, basically, when I come back I'll be, you know, stronger than ever when I do come back. Thank you. [Will he be back this season?] We're not sure yet.
Terry Francona spoke at length:
I actually got a chance to talk to Dr Yocum this morning ... and he said, "The only way you're going to know the answers that you're asking are if he had a scan everyday. ... It really doesn't matter. It's broken and he needs to let it heal."

My instincts tell me the kid was probably a little more sore than he was letting on. Probably for obvious reasons. He wanted to play and he was catching some heat from a lot of you and all you tough guys (laughs). He's probably a little more tender. Maybe he was more susceptible. Maybe he wasn't. Nobody really knows.
Tito also spoke in Ellsbury's defense on WEEI, when asked if he thought Jacoby was a soft player:
No. And I think for anyone to ever say that, especially for a radio host, is very disrespectful. Talking tough on the radio is a lot different than running into a wall or getting hit with a pitch. ... To get to this point in their career, they've had to -- I know a lot of people think they're pampered athletes -- but they've had to work pretty hard, and they've had to go through a lot.
Francona's comments regarding Ellsbury have not always been so supportive, so this is nice to hear.

AL East: Tigers/Yankees at 7. The Rays beat the Rangers 8-6.
Example
August 18:

1909 - Giants player-coach Arlie Latham -- aka "The Freshest Man on Earth" -- steals second base in New York's 14-1 rout of the Phillies. At 50, he is the oldest player to swipe a base.

1940 - Daily News columnist Jimmy Powers suggests the Yankees' poor play this season -- after four straight World Series titles, the team is in fifth place -- is due to a "mass polio epidemic" contracted from Lou Gehrig. Gehrig files a $1 million lawsuit and the newspaper eventually retracts the story and settles out of court.

1967 - Boston's Tony Conigliaro is beaned by Angels pitcher Jack Hamilton. Conigliaro is hit on the left cheekbone, just below the eye socket, and will miss the rest of 1967 and all of 1968.

290 comments:

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johngoldfine said...

My mother was at the game where Tony C was beaned but missed the pitch because she was hunting in her bag for her cigarette lighter. We never stopped riding her about that....

redsock said...

Abreu, LF
Willits, CF
Callaspo, 3B
Hunter, RF
Matsui, DH
Izturis, SS
Kendrick, 2B
Napoli, 1B
Mathis, C

Mike Cameron will have surgery on his lower abdominal tear and miss the rest of the season.

redsock said...

Peter Abraham, Globe, 4:02 PM: "Jacoby Ellsbury said he was examined in California and re-broke the rib in his back. He then walked away, refusing to take questions."

You're lucky he didn't kick your ass.

redsock said...

I added some quotes -- 1 from LBJ and 2 from Tito -- to the main post.

9casey said...

now that the manager is defending him , it would be nice to some of his teamates speak on his behalf, someone like Yook who questioned him in the media

fusionmouse said...

Yeah!

Kalish tasty like Koobish!

Patrick said...

Thank god we have J.D. Drew, that absolute rock. Yawn, 4 Wins above replacement. So boring.

fusionmouse said...

FY-Quality AB!

redsock said...

FY SB!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Way to go Pedey. His head is always up.

meunier said...

Love when that happens

redsock said...

don't strand him, flo

fusionmouse said...

Belt one!

redsock said...

i like that.

redsock said...

scioscia in total "i'm going to cry" mode.

fusionmouse said...

Work a little Just for Men magic for us Mike!

Zenslinger said...

The Dr. prescribes...run(s).

Right?

Zenslinger said...

Shit.

redsock said...

doctor delaying treatment, taking a wait and see approach with the patient.

s1c said...

Made him work and got a two out ribeye. Now shut them down Slackey.

redsock said...

DAVE ROBERTS!!!!

in the booth in top 3rd.

fusionmouse said...

So for those of you with television (GDGD for me at work)-- what shade is Dr. Doubles' goatee tonight?

fusionmouse said...

Can you imagine what it's gonna look like when Youk reaches the JforM stage of his career?

redsock said...

i think he had it black only that one day. was back to b&w the next game. nothing has stood out since.

redsock said...

Last 3 LAA batters: Scutaro has 3 putouts and 1 assist!

Amy said...

Good evening. Good to read that Tito is standing up for LBJ. Maybe the FO is also feeling more kindly?

It is odd to see Kazmir pitching for the Angels and Lackey pitching for us.

tim said...

delayed BELTRE WHACK! woot.

whats up thread?

redsock said...

that ball 2 should have been strike 3. it was in the EXACT same spot as pitch 1, which was a strike. thanks for being consistent, you shitbag ump

tim said...

ouch.

Amy said...

Every time they say this guy's name, I think they are saying Tzuris, Yiddish for trouble.

redsock said...

inning should have ended on that K. fuck you ump.

s1c said...

make him work some more guys, get that pitch count up!!!

Amy said...

Well, at least it ended quickly and without many pitches thrown afterwards.

redsock said...

for the first 5 innings, every time don said bourjos, it sounded like "gorgeous".

as in "gorgeous fly ball to center" - !

fusionmouse said...

Bill Hall--always an adventure in the outfield.

Granted he should just be a utility infielder, but he's been hitting pretty well.

tim said...

DARNELL!!!!!

I fucking love this guy.

Even though the injuries have been miserable this season, at least we've seen some sweet rookies kick some MLB ass (microwave, kalish, nava)

Amy said...

I've been thinking the same thing, Tim. When there were so many injuries, I never imagined that we could fill the holes so well with these "minor leaguers." Too bad we can't fill up the bullpen the same way.

tim said...

true, but we're damn well trying. bowden, doubront...

redsock said...

Doubront has been nice.

tim said...

worked with bard and pap, so it does have merit with me.

fusionmouse said...

Time for the Laser Show!

redsock said...

tazawa might have helped, but he had TJ surgery.

tim said...

don calling him "walter" - lol

EHHHHH BOGEY'S OFF THE BOOZE!!!!!!!

ALRIGHT!!!!!!!!

totally thought that was an auto out @ home.

redsock said...

how is aisle 2 looking?

Amy said...

OK, Doubront has been pretty good. Not as sure about Bowden so far.

Remember when Kazmir used to shut us down?

s1c said...

re: all these injuries, if Francona doesn't win manager of the year the writers ought to be fired for incompetence.

fusionmouse said...

17 for 32 against Kazmir for FY!

redsock said...

2-1 - gear it up, vic

Amy said...

I agree, S1C. No matter where we end up this season, I think Francona has done a brilliant job of keeping us in contention.

s1c said...

swung at ball 4

redsock said...

DET - 010
MFY - 30

TEX - 000 011 022 - 6 7 1
FKR - 100 131 11x - 8 10 2

meunier said...

This guy his a homer off us every series

redsock said...

... so is he done for this one?

redsock said...

roberts having radiation treatments in boston.

redsock said...

roberts: "i have always supported cancer."

!

redsock said...

fuckin lackey being fuckin lackey.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Lackey calls the fan a "fucking moron." Funny.

tim said...

fan interference, thats a double

fuck sakes lackey, stop lacking and start...macking

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Wow it takes a long time to change the sheets on my bed. Especially as the Sox are loading the bases. I have to stop and watch.

Lackey...pfft. Have I mentioned that I don't like him?

Amy said...

I don't like him either. But I want him to do well for the team.

Just in case 9Casey is reading.... :)

redsock said...

2.5 innings in 1 hour

tim said...

OPPOSITE PAPI STRIKES AGAIN!

tim said...

horseshit.

redsock said...

speared a bullet.

Amy said...

Damn.

redsock said...

mfy now up only 3-2

redsock said...

lowell beard - very gray

tim said...

c'mon tigers...be useful for once.

tim said...

fuck.

go watch some porn, matsui.

Amy said...

Is this the third leadoff double? Amazing they have only scored one run.

redsock said...

first leadoff double, actually.

single to start 2nd, dong to begin 3rd.

BUT
1 out double in 1st
2 out double in 2nd
1 out double in 3rd

redsock said...

o'neill plays it on a hop.

grrrrrrrrrr.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

OK, I just bought some cookie dough for the high school volleyball team. I guess it's that time again.

tim said...

lol, so rude.

nice pick, vic.

tim said...

well, guess ill be missing 2/3 of the buck martinez broadcasts. whew.

concert friday, wmtc bash saturday.

Amy said...

HALL!!

s1c said...

Yepper!!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

MI-CRO-WAVE!!!!

redsock said...

THEY WERE SWINGING DOWN AT THE KINGDOM HALL!!!!!!!!

tim said...

HALL PASS TO THE MAX!!!!!

Amy said...

Guess I had the doubles and leadoff hits all lumped together in my brain.

tim said...

ever since i realized he was making $9m and bitched about it, he's really cranked it up.

this means i need to bitch about stuff more.

redsock said...

that had a pleasant elevation.

redsock said...

nyy up 5-2

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Don just said 6-2.

tim said...

free super size on that base hit for mcdonald

redsock said...

yep, 6-2.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Dude, quit making those good plays at third.

redsock said...

and stop doing the wave, you fuckin morons.

s1c said...

wasted

Mrs.GotRibe said...

While I love Wally, I absolutely HATE the wave. I never, never, never participate in it.

redsock said...

big wally or booth wally?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I like them both.

Francona to Don re FY driving him crazy in the dugout: "Yea, it's like watching you on NESN.

Amy said...

I don't mind the wave that much. I find it a sort of interesting observation of human behavior. Group mentality and all that.

But I don't get Wally at all. How long has he been around?

redsock said...

wally - since 1997!!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Amy, you do get that he is a green monster, right?

Amy said...

Shit.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I HATE LACKEY. I HATE LACKEY. I HATE LACKEY.

redsock said...

FUCK YOU LACKEY YOU BIG CHINNED SON OF A BITCH ASSHOLE

s1c said...

frack

Mrs.GotRibe said...

He is big chinned, isn't he?

redsock said...

more 2 quick outs -- then a heap o bullshit from lackey

Mrs.GotRibe said...

OK, not only is that guy eating up the ball at third, he's hitting home runs.

Amy said...

Yeah, I get that. I just prefer Oscar the Grouch, or I am Oscar the Grouch. I guess he came along too late to appeal to me or even to my kids, who were 17 and 13 in 1997.

redsock said...

if i recall correctly, red sox fans booed the fuck out of wally at first and he went away for some # of games -- but sadly returned for good.

redsock said...

just another dumb distraction at the ballpark by people who think the game is not captivating enough.

mascots
dot races
quizzes on the board
blaring music btw innings

fuck it all.

Amy said...

SAFE!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I think he's cute. Part of the appeal for me is that he is fun at the park, but doesn't overdo it as some other mascots do.

Man, VMart lumbers.

redsock said...

after kalish's slam last night, laura noticed that fenway played some stupid song that the yankees have played after dongs for a long time.

depressing to know the sox are stealing nonsense noise additions from the mfy.

Amy said...

I agree, Allan. It's about BASEBALL.

What are dot races??? I somehow have missed that annoyance, I guess.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

That's why I hate the wave. I can pretty much ignore all the other things (except for the blaring music).

redsock said...

the video races on the scoreboard. in nyc they have the subway race, when we were just at SF, it was streetcars.

3 cars (or dots, or whatever) race on a video screen and fans go nuts. i have been at MANY yankee games where the crowd was louder for the subway race (or the groundcrew miming YMCA) than they were at any time during for a yankee win.

redsock said...

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

Amy said...

YES!!! I do love the Belter!

s1c said...

Beltre!!!!!!!!!!

Amy said...

I haven't seen those. Do they do that at Fenway? Have I just blocked it out?

redsock said...

we have often said it, but at the old toilet, the commercials and music were so loud between innings, laura and i could barely talk to each other.

redsock said...

dont know about fenway. i dont remember anything from jos1.

redsock said...

and if i saw a dot race at jos1, i would have bitched long and loud!!!

before that, last game i saw there was in 2005.

redsock said...

atchison up

redsock said...

+ felix

redsock said...

i want to see PA Tito when it comes time for the hook.

Amy said...

I have never seen it, but then again, I don't pay careful attention to such things.

redsock said...

1st OTT for lackey,

redsock said...

DET - 010 120
MFY - 300 310

redsock said...

laser, pls

redsock said...

tito trying to squeeze another inning out of lackey

redsock said...

k = 110 pitches now -- which again makes pulling him after the dong at under 100 in the bot-blown jays game even stranger

Amy said...

Lackey doing better now. Maybe he is better when a bit more tired?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Way late, but Beltre the Belter!!!

I was on an important call with my brother. Ugh. Family drama is no fun.

s1c said...

ok, score some runs!!!

tim said...

this is one of those times wins are important. i want lackey to get a win. i.e. i want 3+ runs this inning.

redsock said...

vic
tiz
beltre
dr.

redsock said...

meet george* jepsen!









* kevin.

redsock said...

bard up

tim said...

blue light sale on wheels down at the v-mart tonight

Mrs.GotRibe said...

All cartoon team?

Amy said...

Hope all is okay, MrsG.

tim said...

his wife, dongo?

s1c said...

time for some papi magic

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Now they're looking at Victor's thumb!

Amy said...

Please...no more thumb injuries. No more injuries.

redsock said...

vic hurt left thumb? tito/trainer out

Amy said...

I love PAPI!

tim said...

OPPO PAPI IS A BADDDDDDDD MAN!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

GOOD FUCKING TIMES!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Papi to opposite field AGAIN!!

s1c said...

DON'T WASTE THIS SOX, Get them both home!!!

Amy said...

What's with Papi hitting to the opposite field? Those infield shifters better watch out!

Amy said...

What S1C said plus a few more.

tim said...

fuck sakes.winston keeps slamming the enter key on my laptop. so difficult to thread.

Amy said...

All cartoon team: Papi as Popeye.

Please do not strand these two!

redsock said...

Call The Doctor

Amy said...

Winston can drive AND type---what a smart dog!

tim said...

papi can be popeye, but lowell better have ate his (steamed) spinach tonight!

Dr. Jeff said...

How about a double?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Winston's a puppy right? Is he a lap dog? Or a big dog who thinks he will be a lap dog?

tim said...

i said doctor! (doctor!)
mr md! (doctor!)
what can ya give me? (doctor!)
a double or three? (doctor!)

redsock said...

somebody get me a doctor (vh)

Mrs.GotRibe said...

TIm the lyricist.

Amy said...

I don't think his beard looks grayer.

BB!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Good eye doctor.

redsock said...

LOADED FOR DREW!

tim said...

loaded for the slugger.

oh.

ok, loaded for werd. that's cool. he has a history of great dongs vs. laa.

s1c said...

Mr ON FIRE please Be ON FIRE

redsock said...

on fire (yet more van halen!)

tim said...

winston is a westie, almost 1 yr old so yeah, definitely a puppy.

they aren't supposed to be lap dogs, but he apparently loves watching sports with grass, maybe he can see the green on the screen or something. and enjoys sitting on the couch beside me, bothering me.


TIE GAME!!!!!! THANKS GEORGE!!!!!!!!!!

meunier said...

WOOOOOOO

redsock said...

MATHISBALLA!!

tim said...

scoscia looks like he forgot his immodium.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

A run and takes away the DP. Nice pitch.

tim said...

mmmm. pitchin to darnell.

time to smash some more windows!

redsock said...

ortiz: you can't forget your diaper at fenway.

tim said...

well, thats fine then.

nava has a great history of great grand dongs.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Really, he prefers sports with grass? How do you know, does he now like hockey? basketball?

How funny

s1c said...

Am wondering if taking 3 hours to play mini golf should be considered a date?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Okay, two good pitches, but couldn't get the third one across, huh?

tim said...

HAHAHAHAHA

HPB-I!!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

WP + HBP = 2 runs!

s1c said...

will take it!!!

Amy said...

Diaper?

OK, one walked in, one hit batsman in. Whatever it takes!

meunier said...

I won the game that way last night in MLB2K10

Amy said...

I mean...wild pitched in.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

My husband: "More manufactured runs."

s1c said...

don't care how the get in, just get them in!!!

redsock said...

we have a lead
bard
bot
water
that's how it goes.

redsock said...

mfy now up 9-4 in 8th

Mrs.GotRibe said...

LAA--They'll even manufacture them for the **other** team.

tim said...

Fuck.

Oh well, sweet inning nonetheless.

Anyway, re: Winston's TV watching, loved the world cup and has watched a bit of baseball. Although he may just like the voices without the crowd noise. But there were vuvuzelas during the WC...but they may have been too low-pitch for him to care...I dunno, he hasn't shown in interest in hockey at all, but that has more ambient noise with the skating/crowd etc. and I don't watch basketball so I wouldn't know about that.

He IS a scotland originated dog and his dad was mexican, so maybe he had a preference listening to UK soccer announcers...

Mrs.GotRibe said...

bard
bot
water

I like it!

redsock said...

3 hrs of mini-golf seems like a lot of mini-golf

redsock said...

LAA--They'll even manufacture them for the **other** team.

!!

tim said...

cant wait to use my jpg tonight - now that i finally have uploaded it to the computer!!!

after a few amy heart attacks, nonetheless.

tim said...

3 hrs of mini golf - either you're really terrible, or did like 5 rounds.

Amy said...

Notice how quiet I am. Just holding my breath.....

redsock said...

is it slider time?

tim said...

Torii GIIDP time, methinks.

or not, fine.

s1c said...

It is a date - she just called - they went to Ruby Tuesday's afterward (she ate a cheese pizza before golf) YESSS I am so happy, maybe she's going to ditch her MFY loving boyfriend!!!

Dr. Jeff said...

What's that site that lists percentages to make the playoffs, WC, etc.?

redsock said...

BP has them under Statistics

Also: CoolStandings.com

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