August 19, 2010

G122: Angels 7, Red Sox 2

Angels  - 000 004 300 - 7  9  2
Red Sox - 000 100 000 - 2 5 0
Santana (7-4-2-4-1, 105) shut down the Sox, Hideki Matsui clubbed a three-run home run off Beckett (6.1-7-6-2-6, 105) , and Manny Declarmen further buried the Sox by walking three of his four batters in the seventh.

Boston had only two hits through the first seven innings: Marco Scutaro's single to begin the first and David Ortiz's solo homer with one out in the fourth.

Beckett pitched well through 5.1 innings, allowing only two hits and one walk. But the roof fell in very quickly: Macier Izturis doubled to right, Alberto Callaspo doubled to left-center, Torii Hunter singled off Adrian Beltre's glove at third, and Shemp hit a dong to right-center.

In the seventh, Beckett struck out Jeff Mathis, but allowed a single to Bourjos and then walked Bobby Abreu. MDC came in and walked Izturis to load the bases. He got Callaspo to geround out to third, but a run scored. Then Delcarmen walked Hunter to re-load the bases and walked Matsui to force in a run. Scott Atchison then surrendered an RBI single to Howie Kendrick.

The Yankees beat the Tigers 11-5 this afternoon. The Rays lost to the A's 4-3.

Update, 5:28 PM: Dustin Pedroia's left foot is sore. Jed Lowrie will take his place.

Another day, another player to the DL: Today it's Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who will be replaced by Dusty Brown.
Example
Ervin Santana / Josh Beckett
Scutaro, SS
Pedroia Lowrie, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Martinez, C
Beltre, 3B
Drew, RF
Lowell, 1B
Kalish, CF
Nava, LF
The Red Sox go for the series -- and season -- sweep of the Angels. Boston is 9-0 against LAA this year; the Angels have scored more than three runs in only three of the nine games.

Beckett (7-5-3-1-5, 112) beat Los Angeles on July 28 and Santana had a 7-7-1-1-7, 115 line against the Sox on May 4.

AL East: Tigers/Yankees at 1 and Rays/Athletics at 10.
Example
August 19:

1951 - Eddie Gaedel -- standing 3' 7" and wearing # 1/8 -- walks on four pitches in his only major league appearance, for Bill Veeck's St. Louis Browns. His contract is voided two days later.

1969 - John Hollison, the last surviving major league pitcher to throw from a mound 50 feet from home plate, dies in Chicago at age 99. He pitched in one game for the Chicago Colts in 1892.

1970 - The White Sox, trailing 5-2, rally for 11 runs in the top of the ninth inning and defeat the Red Sox 13-5 at Fenway Park.

1982 - Atlanta's Pascual Perez, scheduled to start against the Expos, can't find his way off the interstate to the ballpark. He circles the city three times before running out of gas. Perez later receives a team jacket with "I-285" on it.

131 comments:

westcoastsox said...

Fat Billy to be indicted for perjury: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/baseball/mlb/08/19/clemens.perjury/index.html

redsock said...

DET - 200
MFY - 00

redsock said...

Fat Billy to be indicted for perjury

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

redsock said...

DET - 200 000 210 - 5 10 0
MFY - 000 209 00x - 11 11 0

FenFan said...

Another day, another player to the DL...

*sigh*

redsock said...

JOHN LACKEY: CAPTAIN SUPERGREAT!!

Zenslinger said...

JD Drew's .821 OPS is ranked 23rd in the AL.

Just above him? Vernon Wells.

Just below? A-Rod.

redsock said...

Vin Scully pondering Troy Tulowitzki's mullet.

"It's a hairdo ... and a fish."

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Okay, let's go. Get the sweep.

My son is in the bleachers tonight.

Zenslinger said...

The elusive OTT.

Amy said...

Uh oh, FY's foot is sore?

Zenslinger said...

I assume it's just that. Sore. Only this and nothing more.

redsock said...

CLEARLY SAFE!

asshole ump

meunier said...

What happened to Salty?

meunier said...

Re Clemens, OHHHHH YEEEAAHHHH

Zenslinger said...

Infection of some kind in his leg.

But...which leg is it?

redsock said...

we are pretty sure it is the right leg.

redsock said...

little wally is back in his chair.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Don apologized to him yesterday. I guess he came back.

Amy said...

Hey, Zen---how is academia?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

My son just sent me a picture from his seats, but I can't figure out how to link to it to show y'all.

Zenslinger said...

Funny you should ask, Amy. Many thoughts on that right now.

I am not sure teaching at a Community College is really academia. It's not university research, so the air isn't quite so rare. There are a lot more issues with nuts and bolts of teaching and managing students than there are high-minded ideas, and when there is the latter, it's not usually incomprehensibly high minded. This is not good or bad, just how I see it.

But my experience of my first week signals quite a change. Being a part timer and running off downtown to the other job constantly was kind of a pain in the ass. The less structured is nice, and certainly the other faculty are seeing me both more often and with more familiarity already.

Overall, it's a great change. But I haven't gotten used to it yet.

Zenslinger said...

Thanks for asking, by the way.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Zen, where do you teach?

Amy, where do you teach?

Zenslinger said...

For example, I am now going to go eat in a restaurant before my night class. That's just weird for me.

Zenslinger said...

I teach Humanities (mostly World Religions) and English comp at City College of San Francisco.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Nice play by an old man!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I think Beckett said to Lowell, "Nice fuckin play"

redsock said...

SMOKIN'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

drew

Amy said...

I teach at Western New England College--at the law school there.

Zen, I also teach students who were generally not the top students in high school or college. I actually enjoy them more than I probably would their richer, more intellectual peers. They have a grasp on reality that is refreshing.

DREW!!! NICE!!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

The D is smokin!!

Edward Lee said...

If Drew cared at all, he'd have smacked his head into the turf.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Allan, where did smokin come from? Why did we both say it there?

redsock said...

the (on) fire is smokin'?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I wasn't even thinking about equating that with fire, at least not consciously.

redsock said...

smokin' hot?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Did you see the overstock.com contest? You can win tickets to the Yankees game and change the numbers on the scoreboard for an inning. I just entered.

redsock said...

i saw that - i'll bet the contest is for US residents only. though i should make sure before i bitch!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Maybe I figured it out?

redsock said...

nice photo!

Amy said...

This game is just flying along. Can we please score some runs?

Amy said...

Wow, nice photo!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I would guess he got a pretty good view of Drew's catch.

SoSock said...

Great pic Ms G! Is your son e-mailing them or posting them on a site?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

He emailed it to me, but then he later posted it to some site and sent me a link. I haven't figured out how to post phone pictures to a site yet.

SoSock said...

So, only clean inning for Cap'n Kickass so far, but at the same time, none with more than 1 baserunner.
Acceptable....
That is, of course, assuming we can get off our offensive asses and score a run or 5.

Amy said...

Papi power!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

PAPI!!!!

redsock said...

QUADRANGULAR!

SoSock said...

(should be - only ONE clean....)

Amy said...

MrsG, I have a new phone that lets me post photos to Facebook and other sites. It may depend on the phone?

SoSock said...

HEY! Somebody just got off their offensive ass and scored a run!

Amy said...

You scared them, SoSock!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I'm sure there is some way to do it on my phone (he has the same phone I do). I just haven't taken the time to figure it out. I'll get him to show me when he gets home.

redsock said...

BB-eltre

Mrs.GotRibe said...

After he mows the grass, that is!

meunier said...

Missed the papi shot while getting food

SoSock said...

A - Did "Fair Warning" have "The Cradle Will Rock" on it?

redsock said...

no, that was on "women and children first", the album before FW.

SoSock said...

Never mind - found it myself

Amy said...

I am so tired. I may put aside the laptop for a bit and try to just watch the game. Getting back to work is harder every fall.

SoSock said...

Yeah - interesting trivia question this morning about that song on "Put Up or Shut Up" (r & r trivia contest on a local radio show)

redsock said...

youtube has some files of isolated guitar tracks -- only evh on stuff like "romeo's delight" and "unchained". wild insane shit!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Cancer survivor in the booth talking about what a terrible 2003 it was. Her husband was diagnosed in Jan, 03; she was diagnosed in June, 03; and "Aaron Boone hit that home run during my chemo."

redsock said...

i was going to post that. nice dry humor!

SoSock said...

1-out double. Damn. DP plz

redsock said...

seriously. dp time.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I hope this isn't one of Beckett's big innings.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Oh Shit. I guess it is.

redsock said...

fuck shemp

SoSock said...

Boooooooo

Amy said...

I had to come back to say...

WTF, Josh??? Get your act together.

redsock said...

atch up

SoSock said...

Damn, it does seem like Josh can steam along just fine for quite a while, but when he gets in a jam there is usually scoring involved. Of course, that's true of almost every pitcher, but you'd kind of like for your "ace" to be able to work his way out of it more often than not

SoSock said...

OK, hole dug. Time to start climbing out

redsock said...

quick dong-a-roonie here would be nice

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Papi going first to third!!

Amy said...

SoSock, do we still think of Josh as our ace? I am more inclined to think of Lester that way or even Buchholz. Maybe it's just that Josh has not been around as much or as consistent.

YES!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Now it's time for the dong-a-roonie.

Amy said...

Belt one, Beltre!

Amy said...

Strand a pair. ARRGGGHH

redsock said...

i'd put josh as our #5 this year, even worse than wakefield.

SoSock said...

True - in reality he isn't our ace these days. I guess I just still expect ace-like performances based on past results

redsock said...

mdc up

Amy said...

It does sounds like they are saying GORGEOUS!

Amy said...

I love Wakefield, but I think Josh is still better than he is. Maybe on par with Lackey, which does not say much.

redsock said...

i was talking about only 2010. in general, though i would put beckett behind lester and buchholz.

Amy said...

Yeah, I was also talking about 2010.

Not good. MDC in with us three runs down. That does not make me smile.

SoSock said...

mdc? - bleh

redsock said...

atchison back up

Zenslinger said...

Enjoyed my relaxed Japanese dinner. The score upon returning, not so much.

Amy, my students' levels vary quite a bit. But that's not so much why I hesitate to call myself an academic. That's more because I don't do research.

redsock said...

manny delragarm

Amy said...

Research is overrated, IMHO. There is a review of a book in today's NYTimes written by two professors (I am blanking on the names) about what is wrong with higher education. One of their key points is that research has sapped resources away from undergraduate education. The reviewer disagrees, but he is the president of GW.

I am sure scientific research is worthwhile, but most academic scholarship, including my own, is nothing but mental masturbation and a means to tenure. It adds little that benefits society.

Amy said...

OK, MDC has GOT to go. He is entirely useless. Why is he even out there AT ALL?

SoSock said...

Faces 4 - walks 3.

Nice job. Wish you were doing it somewhere else

redsock said...

Why is he even out there AT ALL?

because we are losing 4-1 and *someone* has to pitch?

ahem, *were* losing 4-1.

Amy said...

Yeah, someone has to pitch. PITCH. Not just walk most of the people you face. That's not pitching.

redsock said...

wakefield up now

Amy said...

And losing 4-1 doesn't mean we give up and put in a noodle arm. Last night we overcame the same gap.

Oh, just ignore me. I am starting on my Where is the BULLPEN rant.

Zenslinger said...

I'm glad not to be part of publish or perish.

I am not glad to have MDC coming in and giving up three walks.

I believe we have the best offense in the majors despite injuries. That leaves little doubt that our weak link is the pitching staff overall, despite the fact that it hasn't had so many injuries.

Gr.

SoSock said...

Kinda sux too that Josh gets charged with 2 of those 3 and MDC only 1 after walking 3 of the 4 batters he faced

SoSock said...

On-field delay?

Streaker?

redsock said...

crew working on the dirt around the rubber.

redsock said...

2 pitches, 2 outs

nice work, hackers.

SoSock said...

1st pitch hacking by both Drew and Dr when down by 6.
Somebody's ready to go home

redsock said...

nava wastes no time in making the 3rd out. 4 batters, 6 pitches.

SoSock said...

Nava too - 1st pitch.

Looking like maybe I'll get around to using my broom before the Sox do after all

Zenslinger said...

We can give ourselves a bit of a break by saying that Ervin Santana can sometimes be very good.

I'd like to say you can't be unhappy with beating a team 9 times out of 10 in a season. But that brings up thoughts of our record vs. bad teams, and I find I can be unhappy with that.

SoSock said...

Nice work Timmy

Amy said...

Yeah, why didn't Francona put Wakefield in instead of MDC?

redsock said...

hmmmmmmm ...

redsock said...

now victor can flash us his salami.

Amy said...

Grand slam, please.

SoSock said...

Papi could have made this game a lot more interesting here by simply showing off his dong. But I guess V-Mart's salami would be even better

SoSock said...

Shit - do not squander plz.

While I remain an optimist and will at least be hopeful until the final out - there is no denying that MDC's shitty performance means "getting a couple back here" does NOT put us right back in this game. We need some "heroics" and those are harder to come by

SoSock said...

Much hareder........

SoSock said...

mmmmm, spell check

redsock said...

straighten your cap, you dork, rodney.

SoSock said...

rally caps!

Amy said...

Well, at least I don't have to worry about Papelbon blowing the lead tonight. :)

Always a silver lining.

redsock said...

rout this sideways hat wearing motherfucker.

redsock said...

i would like 6
i will accept 5

SoSock said...

Dr teasing us.....

meunier said...

I don't get why they never PR for Lowell

Amy said...

Didn't fool me, Don.

SoSock said...

Excellent point meunier. Don't know that it would have made a difference, but excellent point nonetheless

redsock said...

fooled me.

Amy said...

Clean water. POO.

SoSock said...

The bus ride is getting bumpier.

Go A's! They're up 1-0 after 1

SoSock said...

Oakland down 3-1 now but threatening......

redsock said...

FKR - 000 201 000 - 3 7 0
OAK - 100 003 00x - 4 6 0