September 4, 2010

G136: White Sox 3, Red Sox 1

White Sox - 001 000 200 - 3  6  0
Red Sox - 000 010 000 - 1 6 2
The two runs today were the fewest runs scored by the Red Sox in a doubleheader in more than 34 years.

Lackey (7-4-3-2-7, 116) had allowed only two hits through the first six innings, but he allowed a single and a double to start the seventh. One run scored on Ryan Kalish's throwing error on the double and a sac fly brought in the other run.

Boston had baserunners in eight of the nine innings, but got only two runners past second base. Kalish walked to begin the fifth and singles by Bill Hall and Marco Scutaro brought him around. The Red Sox had men at first and third with no outs in a 1-1 game at that point. But just as they did in the fifth inning of the afternon game, they wasted their chance. J.D. Drew chased a high 1-2 fastball, Victor Martinez popped to short center, and David Ortiz grounded to first.

At a time when the Red Sox need to win every game on the schedule, and hope for either New York or Tampa Bay to skid, they have flopped. They are 10-11 since August 11 -- and have lost five of their last seven games, by the scores of 3-2, 5-3, 5-2, 3-1, and 3-1.

With 26 games to go, they are 7.5 GB in the WC and 10 GB in the East.
Example
Gavin Floyd / John Lackey
Scutaro, SS
Drew, RF
Martinez, 1B
Ortiz, DH
Beltre, 3B
Nava, LF
Saltalamacchia, C
Kalish, CF
Hall, 2B
Game 2 of the day-night doubleheader.

67 comments:

redsock said...

Cafardo the Hack cannot fuckin let it go: "Looks like Mike Lowell is proving you can play with a broken rib. Rob Bradford of WEEI.com has the story."

Bradford: "After undergoing an MRI and CT scan Friday, it was been determined that Mike Lowell has a non-displaced fracture in one of his ribs. The injury, which doctors tell him shouldn't prevent the first baseman from playing, was suffered in the third inning of the Red Sox' Aug. 20 game against the Blue Jays at Fenway Park when Lowell collided with Toronto baserunner John McDonald on a play at first base."

Dr. Nick would say all fractured ribs are exactly the same -- and that fracturing 5 or 6 is the same as fracturing 1.

redsock said...

Pedroia admits he was a "moron" for trying to come back too early.

redsock said...

Pierre, LF
A. Ramirez, SS
Rios, CF
Konerko, 1B
M. Ramirez, DH
Teahen, 3B
Quentin, RF
Castro, C
Beckham, 2B

redsock said...

After that game, Lowell went 4 for his next 21 (.190), all singles. And he has posted a .597 OPS since that night. Yeah, I suppose that qualifies as "playing".

meunier said...

Is OPS on base percentage?

Tom DePlonty said...

After what we've seen this season, it's hard to understand why sportswriters aren't more intelligent about playing through injury. Somebody playing at a fraction of the level they should, risking re-injury, or even a career, isn't tough and gritty. It's stupid, and it doesn't help the team win any games.

That said, Lowell may be a special case, since this is going to be it for him. I suppose they could cover first with some combination of Victor+, but that isn't going to be the difference between them making the playoffs and not, at this point.

redsock said...

OPS is on-base % plus slugging %.

L-girl said...

Cafardo the Hack cannot fuckin let it go: "Looks like Mike Lowell is proving you can play with a broken rib. Rob Bradford of WEEI.com has the story."

What is his friggin problem??? Did Ellsbury steal his girlfriend or something?

L-girl said...

After what we've seen this season, it's hard to understand why sportswriters aren't more intelligent about playing through injury.

That's why it seems personal, vindictive and bitter. Because they must know better, but they continue to harp (and harp and harp and harp) on the same tired tune.

tim said...

Dr. Nick, apt Simpsons reference.

Hi everybody! From Cleveland. Win tonight, fuckers.

redsock said...

What is his friggin problem???

This is what they do. All season long -- on their various pet peeves. Year after year after year.

Did Ellsbury steal his girlfriend or something?

So many ways to answer this one ...

meunier said...

Temperature where I am = 40C

redsock said...

The Lackey Excuse Machine is ready to go!

RedSoxDiehard said...

This better not suck.

I guess I can always hope for a 10 lb. sack of flour to drop on some White Sock's head.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Actually, let me rephrase that:

I guess I can always hope for a 10 lb. sack of flour to drop on Nick Cafardo's head.

redsock said...

FKR - 1
BAL - 2

redsock said...

Lackey's pitches to each batter, so far: 8, 7, 5, 7, 5

redsock said...

"that was not really a triple"

RedSoxDiehard said...

This is not what I call not sucking.

redsock said...

well, *that* wasn't lackey's meltdown inning, but you know it's coming.

9casey said...

something tells me Ellsbury plays in a different league then Nick when it comes to the ladies...

meunier said...

Dammit

redsock said...

FKR - 100 1*
BAL - 203

*still batting

redsock said...

oop - time to mute nesn again.

redsock said...

ahh, is this the meltdown?

L-girl said...

something tells me Ellsbury plays in a different league then Nick when it comes to the ladies...

Or anything else, for that matter. I wonder if jealousy is what drives him.

Now about that flour...

L-girl said...

So many ways to answer this one ...

Give us one, anyway.

RedSoxDiehard said...

OK guys, DO SOMETHING!

redsock said...

kalish with the hustle

meunier said...

I don't think he's taking his front foot off the rubber.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Well OK, that counts as something.

L-girl said...

Hey look! We scored a run!

L-girl said...

A, you would looove the radio bcast today. Chock full of college sports.

redsock said...

So far:

MIL - 021 00 - 3 6 0
PHI - 021 00 - 3 6 0

redsock said...

FKR - 100 10
BAL - 203 02

redsock said...

moron sox fan with no clue how to use quotes has a sign:

manny
are you "really" sorry?

nick said...

That's a very satisfying line so far.

nick said...

I've been in and out, but it seems like there are a lot of missed 1st pitches these days. getting worse?

redsock said...

lackey at 91, he needs (at least) one more good inning.

L-girl said...

he needs (at least) one more good inning

famous last words

nick said...

crappy fuck throws.

redsock said...

fucksticks

redsock said...

come on, you asshole, pitch!

redsock said...

dp pls

redsock said...

rays getting beat handily.

red sox taking a nap.

redsock said...

"NESN original entertainment"

Hilarious.

redsock said...

so my master plan is for us to win tonight and for the orioles to dump the rays.

same deal tomorrow, then we sweep the rays at fenway.

and presto! we are only 2.5 GB on thursday morning with 22 games to go.

it can't fail.

redsock said...

manny with the "jeter special"!

redsock said...

can't say i feel much better with lowell than nava, although sale is a lefty.

redsock said...

garbage.

meunier said...

Jenks going to go for the 4 out save

redsock said...

bring it on, tubby.

redsock said...

microwave 6-for-9 as PH

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Well I'm glad I missed these two games. I have been busy all day. Our town is celebrating it's 175th birthday and we were in charge of the first (annual?) chicken bbq contest. A lot of work and a lot of fun.

RedSoxDiehard said...

I guess they're saving all their non-suckiness for tomorrow's game when I go.

redsock said...

2 on, drew walk-off, do it.

redsock said...

2 on, victor walk-off, do it.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Excuse me, Mr. Jenks... there's a bright yellow woodchuck stuck to your chin.

redsock said...

2 on, tizzle walk-off, do it

redsock said...

fuckin deaf fucks.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Wow. That totally sucked.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Bah, stinky.

Diehard, I hope you see a good game tomorrow. Have fun.

redsock said...

The Miracle Run begins tomorrow.

redsock said...

Enjoy the game!

nick said...

suck. ready for the Miracle Run. Surely a win for RedSoxDiehard is in order. I would accept nothing less.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Thanks, guys. Will do my best to get the Miracle Run started!

L-girl said...

Excuse me, Mr. Jenks... there's a bright yellow woodchuck stuck to your chin.

Best line of this and many other threads!

Enjoy the game tomorrow. They'd better win for you.