September 4, 2010

G135: White Sox 3, Red Sox 1

White Sox - 010 100 100 - 3 13  0
Red Sox - 000 010 000 - 1 7 0
Buchholz (5-6-2-1-2, 95) threw a ton of pitches early, 22 in the second, 32 in the third, and 26 in the fourth. He left the game trailing only 2-1, but the Red Sox bats were helpless.

Boston loaded the bases with one out in the second, but Danks (7-6-1-3-5, 103) fanned Bill Hall and got Darnell McDonald on a force out. A single by Hall, a walk to McDonald and Marco Scutaro's single gave the Red Sox a run in the fifth, but the 2-3-4 hitters squandered a chance at a big inning. J.D. Drew flew out to center, Victor Martinez flew out to left, and Adrian Beltre lined to left.
Example
John Danks / Clay Buchholz
Scutaro, SS
Drew, RF
Martinez, C
Beltre, 3B
Ortiz, DH
Lowell, 1B
Lowrie, 2B
Hall, LF
McDonald, CF
Game 1 of the day-night doubleheader.

The Red Sox last played the White Sox on September 7, 2009.

In his last four starts (28.1 IP), Buchholz has allowed a total of one earned run. He has the best ERA in MLB -- 2.21 -- and in 17 starts since May 14, he has a 1.70 ERA.

AL East:
Blue Jays/Yankees, 1 PM
Rays/Orioles, 7 PM
Example
September 4, 1971 - The Reds lose to the Dodgers 2-1 in Los Angeles -- and almost lose shortstop Woody Woodward. A 10-pound sack of flour falls from a passing airplane, and lands 10-15 feet from where Woodward is standing in the ninth inning.

55 comments:

redsock said...

Pierre, LF
Vizquel, 3B
Rios, CF
Konerko, 1B
M. Ramirez, DH
Pierzynski, C
Jones, RF
A. Ramirez, SS

L-girl said...

A falling sack of flour. Go figure.

I can't thread today but I am looking forward to listening to baseball all day.

redsock said...

The Dodgers reported the incident to the FAA, but according to what I read, there were no reported planes in the area and nothing was ever learned about where the sack came from.

redsock said...

Hermida signed with A's.

RedSoxDiehard said...

10 years ago today, 9/4/00:
In the Red Sox's win over the Mariners, 5 - 1, Carl Everett of the Sox becomes only the sixth major-league switch-hitter to drive in 100 runs in both leagues when he knocks in his 100th ribbie of the year. Pedro Martinez is the big star, striking out 11 in eight innings to go 7 - 0 over the M's. Jamie Moyer loses his 6th in a row, though not through his fault as a routine fly ball by Jose Offerman to Mike Cameron becomes a 3-run triple when the center fielder stumbles. Prior to the game, Boston retires Hall of Fame C Carlton Fisk's uniform number 27.

This was my first summer after moving back to New England, and I only went to a handful of games (compared to now), but I went to this one. I forgot my camera that day, but my lasting memory from this game was walking down Lansdowne after the game. Pedro was in his prime and had had yet another dominating performance. Some guys on the street had a giant Dominican flag. Cars were exiting the parking garage and turning onto Lansdowne. As the cars came through, the guys stood on either side of the car holding the flag. People on the street started chanting "Pedro, Pedro".

Sigh... ol' Petey was my favorite then and he's still my all-time fave now.

redsock said...

Remy, noting Manny sliding out of basepath to disrupt the relay to first: "At least he made it there."

Orsillo: "Yes, he did. There was effort."

Fuck you, guys.

redsock said...

Doctor -- into the triangle!

redsock said...

Chokers down 3-0 in the 2nd to the mighty Jays!

RedSoxDiehard said...

Squander. Grrr.

redsock said...

TOR - 03
MFY - 0

McDonald and Ooooooooooverbay donging off Javy.

redsock said...

What are the odds I get no work during either of these games?

meunier said...

Hermida was assigned to Sacramento

L-girl said...

Odds very slim.

Pedro in 2000 was better than everyone but not better than his own best year, 1999.

Nice memory, I'm a huge fan too. One of my great non-game baseball moments was seeing Petey at spring training. He was in street clothes, signing autographs for a small crowd that had gathered. We were all being very quiet and respectful, as if we didn't want to scare him away. He looked great and signed for a long time.

I was not even a Sox fan yet. It still gave me chills.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Take that, Konerko!

nick said...

That was exciting.

redsock said...

gdgd has scutaro making the throw home. wrong.

redsock said...

HH PC: 8-22-32 = 62

Not good in G1 of a DH.

L-girl said...

Remy, noting Manny sliding out of basepath to disrupt the relay to first: "At least he made it there."

Says a man whose calling card is how little effort he puts into his job or any other aspect of life.

meunier said...

I thought he could have had the guy going to 3rd there

redsock said...

Says a man whose calling card is how little effort he puts into his job ...

Bingo.

nick said...

Manny era "no fun at any time" for Francona. Fuck you, boothers.

redsock said...

And Manny's slide was exactly like the slide Ichiro made recently that was called interference and a Sox DP.

NESN's crack analyst could have brought that point up, but (a) he would have had to remember the play (I recalled it immediately *because* it was so similar) and (b) making a "clever" wise crack is far more easier.

meunier said...

Fuck you AJ

redsock said...

when don started in with manny again, i muted.

L-girl said...

Manny era "no fun at any time" for Francona.

Right. Those championships were no fun at all. Why do I think Terry would disagree?

(Boothers, I like that.)

redsock said...

Tito sure looks like he is enjoying himself here.

redsock said...

I really like "boothers"!

redsock said...

WTF? Fisk's shirt is only one (non-garish) colour.

nick said...

I'm ready for some runs.

hit!

nick said...

Thanks for that picture, redsock. Matched similar ones in my mind.

redsock said...

I was going to post it and say, I'll bet Tito liked this, but then I see him in the shot! Perfect!

meunier said...

Does Scutaro wear those glasses for vision reasons?

redsock said...

scu-TAR-o!

redsock said...

Atchison is coming in.

nick said...

Would've liked another run or two, but one is better than total squander.

redsock said...

TOR - 030 0
MFY - 003 2

redsock said...

Shit. Work calls.

nick said...

I'm getting kind of sick of the yankees. I will only assume that this streak will flip to a longer skid.

redsock said...

jays tie it at 5-5.

L-girl said...

We are really squanderrific today.

meunier said...

That was a foul ball it looked like to me.

meunier said...

Is Bowden in the bullpen now?

redsock said...

Bowden not called up yet.

L-girl said...

Sounds like there's more booing for Manny than ever. I don't get it. Has talk radio been particularly virulent lately?

redsock said...

could be more boos.
maybe different mic placement?
or more morons in the crowd?

Michael Holloway said...

"Chokers down 3-0 in the 2nd to the mighty Jays!"

Thanks for that.

We're spoiling as hard as we can. But it's not enough. 7-5, 7th.

MFY (grumble, grumble)

RedSoxDiehard said...

Time for one of those Bill Hall moonshots...

redsock said...

98 sasahe

... microwave?

redsock said...

oh good lord what the fuck is that on his chin?

we cannot lose to that kind of yellowy shit.

L-girl said...

Well, that sucked. Drinkable water.

nick said...

bah. maybe catch you all in a few hours.

L-girl said...

or more morons in the crowd?

Must be a high percentage of sheeple there today.

redsock said...

Scraggily Yellow Brillo gets it done.

Michael Holloway said...

Sorry for your loss... Get 'em next time.

5-7 MFY

Rivera coming out.

On the 10 lb. sack of flour

Wikipedia

"The Dodgers reported the event to the Federal Aviation Administration, but no aircraft were reported seen flying over the stadium at the time, and the culprit is not known to have ever been found."

Maybe someones homemade Trebuchet?

http://blogan.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/trebuchet.png

The Florida Masochist said...

The Sack of flour story is probably an urban legend baseball style. The LA Times archives has no mention of the incident, the NY Times and Washington Post don't either, Google news archive comes up with a big fat zero. Can you tell me a player nearly gets killed on the field and not one media source covers it.

There's a problem in the story also. As told Woodward is playing on the field during the 9th inning when the incident happened. The Dodgers won that game with Cincinnati taking the field in the 9th inning.(Dodgers were home and leading entering the 9th). So the story is front on that basis, not to mention the strong possibility its a total hoax