September 5, 2010

G137: White Sox 7, Red Sox 5

White Sox - 010 000 204 - 7 13  1
Red Sox - 002 000 210 - 5 11 2
Jonathan Papelbon threw 48 pitches and blew his seventh save of the season. After he allowed two hits with two outs to tie the score at 5-5, he, Dustin Richardson, and Robert Manuel combined to walk four straight Chicago batters to give the White Sox the lead, the win, and the series sweep.And I'm like, Fuck You.
Example

Mark Buehrle / Josh Beckett
McDonald, RF
Lowrie, 2B
Martinez, C
Ortiz, DH
Beltre, 3B
Lowell, 1B
Hall, LF
Navarro, SS
Kalish, CF
The Red Sox have called up right-handed reliever Robert Coello from Pawtucket.

Marco Scutaro will have an MRI tomorrow on his right shoulder.

Jason Varitek is scheduled to catch roughly half of Pawtucket's game this evening. He plans on DHing on Monday (the PawSox's last game of the season) and rejoining the team on Tuesday against Tampa Bay.

AL East:
Blue Jays/Yankees, 1 PM
Rays/Orioles, 1:30 PM
Example
September 5:

1914 - Providence Grays (International League) pitcher Babe Ruth hurls a one-hitter and hits his first professional (and only minor league) home run. It comes at Toronto's Hanlan's Point in a 9-0 victory.

1918 - Babe Ruth pitches a six-hit shutout as the Red Sox beat the Cubs 1-0 at Comiskey Field in the first game of the World Series.

1978 - A major-league record 45 players see action as the Expos beat the Cubs 10-8 (nine innings).

177 comments:

redsock said...

Pierre, LF
Vizquel, 3B
Rios, CF
Konerko, DH
Quentin, RF
Pierzynski, C
A. Ramirez, SS
Kotsay, 1B
Beckham, 2B

redsock said...

Dr. Nick is on a roll. from his Notes column today:

"Apropos of nothing ... 3. When men were men: Tom Glavine made seven starts at the end of the 1992 season with a broken rib ..."

redsock said...

Wait - he mentioned it twice!

"... and they must formulate some kind of plan for Jacoby Ellsbury, who played in only 18 games this season because of five broken ribs, one of the great head-scratchers in the history of sports medicine."

redsock said...

I half-expect Nick to go out for BBQ ribs tonight and work that into a crack about Ellsbury in whatever the fuck he writes next.

redsock said...

BRef: After 14 minor league seasons (all with the Tigers), catcher Max St-Pierre made his major league debut last night -- and got a hit.

meunier said...

Picked off.

L-girl said...

Beckett-dini

L-girl said...

Dr. Nick is on a roll

Amazing. Friggin amazing. It is now considered a medical mystery why one cannot bat and play OF effectively with 5 broken ribs.

And of course it must be mentioned at least daily, if not more frequently.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS MAN????

(Rhetorical q, no need to answer.)

redsock said...

Remy is being a real sponsor whore today. Every time Don reads an ad, Remy makes a comment: "Nothing like a cold Sam Adams" or "After the game, I have to go to CVS". ... Must be a new thing they are forced to do.

redsock said...

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS MAN????

Nothing. He is a baseball reporter in Boston.

L-girl said...

Oh fucking hell. There's a "guest" in the booth doing an ad for Sanibel / Ft Myers beaches. Turning the entire inning into an extended commercial and there's nothing I can do about it if I want to hear the game.

FUCK YOU RED SOX RADIO

meunier said...

Beckett has nothing left.

L-girl said...

I give up. It's brutal to have an extended ad playing right in my ears (headphones at work). I'll just have to miss the half-inning.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

V-Mart block. Nice job.

redsock said...

Again, BS-ing about the lotto.

L-girl said...

I gave in and heard the ad person say that 2012 when the new ST facility opens will be the 100 yr anniversary of the Boston Red Sox.

Back to no sound.

L-girl said...

Beckett has nothing left.

He's grinding it out, tho.

L-girl said...

Can it be true? Do we have A LEAD???

L-girl said...

First lead we've had in the whole series.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

What was that interaction between Papi and Buehrle on Papi's way off the field?

redsock said...

Everything. Remy is now adding some personal comment at the end of every. single. ad.

L-girl said...

Castig: Josh Hamilton ran into a fence last night and has bruised ribs, "feels like he was in a car wreck".

OB: We know how that goes - ribs.

Another wimp, eh?

redsock said...

Blue Jays - 202 011
Chokers - 001 00

Hughes spittin' the bit.

Ish said...

One good thing, I guess, is not hearing about magic numbers yet.

L-girl said...

Everything. Remy is now adding some personal comment at the end of every. single. ad.

Maybe he was told to atone for mangling all those promos.

L-girl said...

magic numbers and tragic numbers

redsock said...

ALE: MFY's # over us is 17

WC: FKR's # over us is 20

:>)

Ish said...

I feel like Remy lost a bet or something and has to do this.

redsock said...

Nah, it's probably a lame attempt to make viewers feel like they are not enduring a commercial every 45 seconds.

redsock said...

Good to know that Remy read this morning's Globe "from the first page to the last page".

L-girl said...

What's the crowd noise I'm hearing on the radio - the wave?

redsock said...

they are making this broadcast absolutely unlistenable.

Ish said...

Now Remy's talking about all the drugs he takes.

redsock said...

"It's great to get old. The golden years, they call them."

redsock said...

No mention of a drug store, though.

Also Don asked him where he was having dinner tonight. "I can't say." (Yeah, because the restaurant has not paid NESN any $$$!)

redsock said...

this is utterly amazing. i mean that honestly. i've never heard anything like it.

every time don speaks, i get ready. and remy chimnes in. every time. even if it is only 2 or 3 words.

redsock said...

i thought he couldn't do anything with the waterborne paint.

I WAS WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ish said...

He didn't say anything about New York Life... He's slipping.

Ish said...

Surprised that Don isn't commenting on the promos that Remy is doing.

redsock said...

jeemer up.

redsock said...

... or the "waterboard" paint, as it sounds sometimes.

Ish said...

Doesn't feel like we're leading...

redsock said...

in another minute, we might not be.

Ish said...

Faaaack.

L-girl said...

Argh

L-girl said...

There you go

redsock said...

dumb throw, bard.

redsock said...

microwave 3 for 3 right now.

redsock said...

that was productive. pfft.

redsock said...

DONG!!!!!!!!!!!

CLEAN UP ON AISLE 7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

EXTRA MART!!!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

That had a pleasant elevation.

redsock said...

jeemer in.

Tom DePlonty said...

That had a pleasant elevation.

And it moved out in the right direction.

Oki? Oh my god.

redsock said...

bot and manuel up

redsock said...

joining the world of missing baseballs ...

redsock said...

thanks for swinging at ball 4 and popping out!

L-girl said...

I know it's wrong, but I find myself cheering for Manny PHing against the Sox - to shut up the boo birds.

Tom DePlonty said...

Hey!

redsock said...

PAT says "BOT"!

redsock said...

showdown.

L-girl said...

Can't help it - right now I like Manny more than this lame-o Red Sox team :(

Ish said...

I'm with you, L. I was actually happy to see Manny hit a dong when I saw him in June when the Dodgers came to town.

L-girl said...

Well, that was one way to do it.

L-girl said...

Ish, cool :)

redsock said...

Poor acting job by MBM.

redsock said...

MFY and FKR losing. We need a win.

Michael Holloway said...

Yay! Manny got (a) hit!

;)

redsock said...

damn, bot is holding his set about a half-second longer than you would think he'd be able to get away with before the batter calls time. every time!

Ish said...

I thought that ball actually hit him. Still bad acting.

Amy said...

Here I am in awful tropical FL, missing baseball and New England and my cats and dog. How is everyone? What's the score? I have only a few before I have to get dressed for the wedding.

redsock said...

bot is walking the tight rope.

4-3 sox, top 8th, one out, cws on 1st and 2nd. just got a K for out #2.

Amy said...

Bot pitching the 8th? or on tightrope getting ready for 9th?

Michael Holloway said...

Amy! That's so deliciously BAD of you!

redsock said...

this is interesting.

papelbon is at 15 pitches -- how far will he go in the 9th? 30? 35?

Ish said...

We're going to need some more runs. Just a thought.

Tom DePlonty said...

I hate it when Papelbon comes in early. Three outs is agonizing enough.

Amy said...

Michael?? What?? I don't think I meant anything bad! :)

redsock said...

beltre starts bottom of 8th with a double off the top of the wall in lcf!

L-girl said...

Hi Amy!!! Hope you're surviving the Sunshine State ok.

redsock said...

Lowell pops out.

redsock said...

With Hall up, wild pitch puts AB on 3rd.

Amy said...

Not sure if my last comment went through. Netbook is cranky and only has IE, which I hate.

Anyway, I said--thanks, Allan, for the play by play. And I HATE FLORIDA. Sorry if this is a duplication.

Michael Holloway said...

Amy. I was congratulating you. I know from the thread the other day you didn't want to fly down there this weekend; I thought it was great that you're threading while at the wedding. It seems slightly naughty to me. :)

L-girl said...

You all heard what Rico Baldy did today?

Tom DePlonty said...

Why do you hate Florida, Amy? Just curious, I lived there a long time.

redsock said...

9-pitch at bat for Hall, little grounder to shortstop. contact play and beltre scores.

5-3 red sox.

redsock said...

and inning is over.

5-3, bot in bot 9 coming up!

redsock said...

I will keep my opinions about Florida to myself.

redsock said...

baldy? no.

Amy said...

Tom, it is hot, plastic, ugly, preplanned, humid, etc. Nothing feels real here. And I am in Ft Lauderdale.

redsock said...

TOR - 202 011 100 - 7 11 1
MFY - 001 001 100 - 3 9 0

FKR - 001 004 200 - 7 11 1
BAL - 202 004 00x - 8 10 1

redsock said...

Vizquel: bbbccff F8.

L-girl said...

I concur with Amy about Florida, and then some.

Rico hit a HR on his 1st AB w/ the Rays today - 1st AB of his season.

redsock said...

Rios: bcfbfbb

walks. tying run at plate, 1 out

papelbon at 30 pitches
(season high is 32)

redsock said...

andruw jones PH for konerko

redsock said...

pitch is strike - rios to 2nd

redsock said...

Jones: c (Rios to 2B) sb

(now at season high 33 pitches)

Amy said...

Uh oh, glad I can't see what happens. But waiting for the updates is nerve-racking. Or is it wracking? I never can remember.

Tom DePlonty said...

Amy - I sympathize, but have some feelings for the place - I grew up south of Miami in the seventies. There is something to be said for going barefoot in February.

redsock said...

Jones: csbffc

looked outside, but 2 outs
bot at 36 pitches; sox pen quiet

redsock said...

Quentin up, fouls first pitch back. 0-1.

redsock said...

Quentin: f

Richardson and Manuel up now.

L-girl said...

I prefer to wear shoes and live in civilization, but each to his own.

(I hate heat and humidity, so going barefoot means little to me.)

Amy said...

Tom, I don't mean to be insensitive to your nostalgia! I love warm weather in winter, but prefer some place less...like this!

Tom DePlonty said...

Shit.

redsock said...

Quentin: fbb - bloop single to CF, run scores, and he hustles into 2B as no one was at bag

Bot at 40 pitches ...

Last time he threw 40 or more pitches: Aug 20, 2006

Amy said...

Good thing Beltre belted that one.

L-girl said...

oh holy crap, we're tied

redsock said...

Castro line drive to CF. Kalish to huis left, dives, falls for a hit, run scores. TIE GAME

redsock said...

7th blown save.

L-girl said...

Having listened to people trash my hometown all my life, I feel no compunction trashing someone else's.

redsock said...

Ramirez: bfb

bot at 44

Dr. Jeff said...

"Papelbon blown save" search on google yields 9210 results.

Amy said...

Have I mentioned how much I do not like Papelbon lately?

At least the stakes are low at this point. BUT DAMN YOU, PAP.

Now I will not be able to be here for the end of the game.

OK, hope they win, but I have to get ready.

L-girl said...

shit, can't thread now. later, all. amy, enjoy the wedding and safe travels home.

sox, win it for RSDH! at the game today.

redsock said...

bot now at 45, ties most pitches in relief outing. sept 12, 2005

Amy said...

Thanks again, Allan, for the PBP. I appreciate it. Guess my cellphone will buzz me with the final score when the game is over.

redsock said...

A.Ramirez: bfbsbfb

BB. runners at 1st and second

bot at 48

Tom DePlonty said...

Stay cool, Amy!

redsock said...

tito comes out -- buh bye bot. asshole.

richardson in.

Amy said...

Thanks, L. See you all when I return to civilization!

redsock said...

Bot's line: 1.1-2-2-2-2, 9 BF, 48 pit, blown save #7; still responsible for 2 men on base.

redsock said...

hey - we have

kalish
mcdonald
patterson

in the 9th!!!

redsock said...

RSDH must be a fine mood.

redsock said...

full count BB to teahen, loads bases for beckham

manuel in

redsock said...

Amy must have gone back to the wedding, has smashed her mobile device, or her head exploded.

redsock said...

GET A GODDAMN OUT!!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Maybe RSDH will see a walk off. My daughter was at Fenway earlier this year and Pap blew the lead in the 9th only to have the Sox come back and win in the bottom half. I think it was the walk off error against the Tigers??

Michael Holloway said...

She had to get ready, said g-byes.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Re Amy, maybe all three.

redsock said...

2 pitches in the exact same spot.

one is a called strike
one is a ball

redsock said...

don't you fuckin dare walk in a run.

redsock said...

oh fuck you.
10 pitch BB.
3rd walk in a row.
white sox 6-5.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Three walks in a row!! Give me a f**ing break.

Michael Holloway said...

He walked in a run.

Tom DePlonty said...

This is horrible.

redsock said...

We're a fuckin' hearty bunch of masochists, aren't we?

redsock said...

this is hilarious.

keep walking guys, you worthless shits.

redsock said...

10th batter of the inning for Chicago.

Michael Holloway said...

A smile of resignation.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

We're a fuckin' hearty bunch of masochists, aren't we?

Ha, yes. I wish my father-in-law had needed my help this afternoon for just a little bit longer. I was following along in the game and it was looking okay with two outs in the 9th. Then I came home to this. That was about 15 minute ago! And it's still the top of the 9th.

redsock said...

Don: "Game coming up on four hours.

me: "this inning is coming up on four hours."

redsock said...

F8
BB
K
2B
1B
BB
BB
BB
BB

L4

Tom DePlonty said...

Kalish, McDonald, Patterson.

redsock said...

2 runs -- a mere bag of shells.

redsock said...

Hey!

We're on a road to nowhere.

redsock said...

this is a game where, even if the sox rallied and won, you'd be fucking furious.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

2 runs -- a mere bag of shells.


It's like sales tax, it's nothing.

Tom DePlonty said...

We're on a road to nowhere.

I'll take that ride.

Michael Holloway said...

road to nowhere:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWtCittJyr0

redsock said...

NOW the low pitch is a strike all the time.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Furious yes, but less so with the writing on the wall. Imagine if this game *really* meant something. Imagine if all the scenarios proposed earlier had happened and we were 2.5 behind coming into this series. Man, would we be pissed.

Tom DePlonty said...

Last out.

redsock said...

maybe scutaro can throw out/ruin his shoulder on this at bat.

Dr. Jeff said...

Allan, in your updated post of best/worst games for the season, this should make the list.

redsock said...

just get this over with, pls

redsock said...

i seem to never do best/worst of in the 2nd half.

redsock said...

So ....


Truck Day is only about 23 weeks away.

Tom DePlonty said...

The bullpen does it again. Thanks, fellas.

Michael Holloway said...

2 loses in the double header and now this on a day when the Sox could have picked up a game on both...

Hmmmm....

Mrs.GotRibe said...

PA at it again. For more masochism, I just read Extra Bases game updates:

-------------------------
Top of the 8th: Red Sox 4, White Sox 3
Oh, those gutty Red Sox. Victor Martinez started his salary drive with a two-run blast over everything in left off Buehrle. But the six outs left to get won't be easy, particularly with Hideki Okajima on the mound now.


Top of the 8th: Red Sox 4, White Sox 3
Shocking. Hit-Me Okajima gave up a leadoff hit to Pierzynski, a lefty hitter. You get what you deserve bringing this guy into a tight spot.


Top of the 8th: Red Sox 4, White Sox 3
Alexi Ramirez fouled out to left. Manny Ramirez will pinch hit. Now Papelbon is in to try and get a five-out save. Pap against Manny should be fun to watch.

Is he trying to corner the market on cynicism??

redsock said...

Also, Bard blew his 6th save.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Sorry, I left off his Manny jab:

Pap against Manny should be fun to watch. Good thing it's baseball and not the SATs.

L-girl said...

"Picking up a game on both" doesn't matter anymore.

Just got back and saw the score. Wow.

L-girl said...

Victor Martinez started his salary drive

What an asshole. I wish I had a filter so I didn't have to see all the PA postings here.

L-girl said...

MrsG, that was not meant against you in any way!

L-girl said...

SATs. Now isn't that telling. The only thing, I would guess, that a sportswriter might have on a ballplayer - an academic accomplishmen that supposedly means intellect. Jealous, much?

meunier said...

Francona fell victim to one of the classic blunders, putting your closer in during the 8th inning.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Hey L, no offense taken!

redsock said...

Francona fell victim to one of the classic blunders, putting your closer in during the 8th inning.

It was a great decision, and absolutely the right move.

Ish said...

Bill Simmons: "RIP my Papelboner (2005-2010)

...I was carrying a semi through the first half of 2009 and went flaccid all together in October.

L-girl said...

Classic blunder in what sense? What should he have done, in your opinion? (Not being sarcastic - genuinely curious.)

RedSoxDiehard said...

sox, win it for RSDH! at the game today.

This was by far the worst game I've been to this year, and I thought I had seen some real stinkers. Even the parts where we were ahead were painful to watch, and then the 8th and 9th were... just.... putrid.

I've still got 4 games left this season. All I want is to see them play with some sense of dignity. Is that too much to ask?

L-girl said...

At least you had the dignity to stay for the whole game.

This feels like The Lost Season. The Season That Never Was.

Amy said...

Being in Florida is awful, but not as awful as the last three games must have been. I am glad I had to leave before the bitter bitter end yesterday, but my WEEI update buzzed with the loss as we were walking from our hotel room to the wedding. At least the wedding was fun!

JP said...

Took my 7-yr.-old son to this debacle, his first ever major league game. Man, oh man, what a way to inaugurate him! At least he got to see three WS MVPs (including Beckett with the Marlins) along with Papi and, yes, Papelbon. All of these guys make 04, 07, or both possible.

Plenty of jackasses braying at Manny in the 8th, including one woman with a preschool child giving a two-fisted salute. Felt like the Iron Sheik was entering the ring ca. 1980s.