September 6, 2010

G138: Red Sox 12, Rays 5

Rays    - 101 000 300 -  5  8  0
Red Sox - 330 500 10x - 12 9 0
An early burst of runs -- back-to-back home runs from David Ortiz and Adrian Beltre in the first and RBI hits from Victor Martinez and Ortiz in the second -- coupled with Ryan Kalish's grand slam in the fourth carried the Red Sox to victory.

Lester (6-4-2-3-10, 94) allowed baserunners in only the first and third innings. He stranded two in the first and left the bases loaded in the third. The pen stumbled in the seventh -- Robert Coello (in his major league debut) issued two bases-loaded walks and Dustin Richardson added another -- but things settled down after that. Boston has walked in seven runs in the last two days.

In addition to the four-run homer, Kalish singled, walked, stole two bases, and scored three times. J.D. Drew singled twice and walked and Daniel Nava walked twice and singled. Lars Anderson went 0-for-4; all 12 pitches he saw were strikes.

Baltimore beat the Yankees 4-3 during the afternoon, so Boston gained a game on both teams. The Red Sox are 6.5 GB in the WC and 9 GB in the ALE.
Example
Jeff Neimann / Jon Lester
Nava, LF
Drew, RF
Martinez, C
Ortiz, DH
Beltre, 3B
Lowrie, 2B
Kalish, CF
Anderson, 1B
Navarro, SS
Lars Anderson makes his major league debut. Josh Reddick has also been called up. Pawtucket's season ended yesterday.

Everyone knows Boston's post-season chances are thisclose to nil -- the projections at BP (2.1%, 0.9%, 1.7%) and Cool Standings (1.1%) reflect that. Plus, the White Sox's weekend sweep pushed the Red Sox into 3rd place for the wild card.

Back on September 1, YFSF looked at the rest of the season:
If I were a Sox fan who had not yet given up on this season, I would be hoping the Sox can get through next week's home series against the Rays and return home on September 16 from their 6-game stint in Oakland and Seattle no more than 6 back of the Yankees. The Yanks will be entering arguably their toughest stretch of the year ... Boston would be banking on making up the bulk of ground in those final two weeks.
But ... what if the Red Sox swept the Rays? They would be 4.5 GB Tampa Bay with 22 games to play. Would that do anything for you?

Since that post last Wednesday, the Red Sox have not helped their cause at all, going 2-3 and losing another two games in the standings. ... Being 6 GB on September 16 wouldn't guarantee a damn thing, of course, plus it would involve picking up 4.5 games in 10 games (11 days) -- and continuing to steamroll. ... Yeah, a 1.3% shot seems about right. ... Just win one game, tonight's game, and all that, etc.

Anyway ... Neimann was on the DL (right shoulder strain) for most of August. He has made two starts since returning -- allowing 17 runs in 8.1 innings -- and seen his ERA rise by nearly a full run, to 3.97.
AL East: Orioles/Yankees, 1 PM

160 comments:

redsock said...

BAL - 001 011 1
MFY - 000 102

L-girl said...

Pop Sensation

Check out 5 Beds to Mecca. Subtle!

Rex Parker said...

Best repurposing of a paperback cover Ever.

redsock said...

Upton, CF
Bartlett, SS
Crawford, LF
Longoria, 3B
Pena, 1B
Rodriguez, 2B
Baldelli, DH
Zobrist, RF
Shoppach, C

redsock said...

BAL - 001 011 100 - 4 9 0
MFY - 000 102 000 - 3 5 0

&

Tor 7, Tex 2

&

SFG - 000 000 000 0 - 0 5 0
ARZ - 000 000 000 0 - 0 5 0

redsock said...

Youth Against Obscenity

&

Great snip from the book cited by L:

"You have a couple of cannons yourself," he quipped, eyeballing my female-female breasts, all 38 inches D cup of them, where they stood at attention, brown nipples saluting. They were rock hard as they aimed themselves at his broad chest.

"Let's shoot each other," I suggested.

meunier said...

Good to see Rocco back in the majors even if I don't want to see him score any runs.

L-girl said...

Rex Parker, your blog is amazing! Loooove it.

meunier said...

SF scores 2 in the 11th

L-girl said...

I hope Rex Parker isn't subscribing to the thread, seeing as it's a gamethread.

meunier said...

Greenville was the only Sox farm team to make the playoffs this year.

redsock said...

Lester on pace for a 261-pitch CG.

redsock said...

L notes that Remy made a small joke after the Eastern Bank promo. It's on!

L-girl said...

"Eastern Bank is the only bank in town that will cash a Don Orsillo check!"

meunier said...

The Rays pitching coach looks like he is on something to me.

meunier said...

Also last night, Bill "Spaceman" Lee pitches and wins an indy league game for Brockton at age 63.

L-girl said...

Re Bill Lee, Allan posted about it here. Jere was at the game and has photos and video.

redsock said...

remy revisits the apple pie and cider.

L-girl said...

Quadrangular!!!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

PAPI!!!

redsock said...

HELLO, NIEMANN!

QUADRANGULAR!!!!!!!!!!!

meunier said...

PESKY PAPI!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

B2B for the Belter!!

L-girl said...

B2B Beltre!!!!

redsock said...

HEAD RUBBING DONG!

tim said...

b2b!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

One more to 1000

meunier said...

¡QUADRANGULARES SEGUIDOS!

redsock said...

ye olde two-out rally!

RedSoxDiehard said...

Lars - swing at the first pitch!

redsock said...

MLB has him at #78
He is wearing #44

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Off to watch fireworks for a little. I'll be back.

L-girl said...

Here goes Remy, giving that extra something to the sponsor. I wonder if there are now separate ad rates for an extra announcer push.

redsock said...

they probably pay extra to have remy NOT read their promos.

L-girl said...

Gotta love V-Mart. What would we do without him.

redsock said...

FLO!

L-girl said...

Papi goes oppy! Cruising!

(Would it have killed them to do this for Diehard yesterday?!)

Tom DePlonty said...

This is more fun than yesterday. I wish I didn't feel like I had to add "so far".

meunier said...

Now that is something that needs advertising..more people need to drink non-crappy beer IMO.

L-girl said...

sit down eva

L-girl said...

I actually hate called Longoria "eva" because we have a wonderful niece by that name. But I used it anyway because I needed to make a test post.

L-girl said...

* calling

redsock said...

yo, sid. out pls.

Tom DePlonty said...

That could have been a lot worse.

RedSoxDiehard said...

(Would it have killed them to do this for Diehard yesterday?!)

LOL, was just on the phone saying the same thing every time a run scored.

But, I'll certainly take it tonight. No complaints from me on that!

RedSoxDiehard said...

MLB has him at #78
He is wearing #44


He was #78 in spring training.

Redsox.com had him at #44 this afternoon when I looked. They don't list Reddick yet, and I'm curious what he'll wear this time. He was 39 earlier in the year but that's Salty now. Last year he was 68, but Coello's got that.

OK, looked again before posting this and they do have Reddick now... #46.

redsock said...

"cleans it out"

drink.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Fiery pinball!

redsock said...

attention shoppers.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Papi goes oppy!

Love this phrase!

redsock said...

idiots doing the wave.

L-girl said...

papi goes oppy - pilfered that from tim, I think. I like it too :)

RedSoxDiehard said...

When V-Mart goes to a 3-0 count, does Tito give him the blue light?

redsock said...

ump totally out of position at 2b

L-girl said...

blue light, good one :)

redsock said...

tiz needs a single and triple

RedSoxDiehard said...

However, I don't like when Papi goes poppy. :(

Tom DePlonty said...

They fear the awesome power of the Belter.

tim said...

alright, i'm alive.

sup thread?

redsock said...

jedi time.

meunier said...

Holy snikies this is a slow game

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Tim, is there a reason why you would be something other than alive?

L-girl said...

Glad to hear it, Tim.

redsock said...

RBBI!

L-girl said...

Beeyootifull

tim said...

well, i WAS just in cleveland for the weekend....

not really cle tho, a suburb like 40 min south of the city.

but yeah, i posted the b2b then disappeared for awhile, hence my greeting :)

RBBI! nice.

come mista kalish mon, play for me dongana - dongy come and sonn wanna go home!

(no idea where that came from!)

RedSoxDiehard said...

OK, bases-loaded walks can be cool when we're the ones at the plate. Now let's see if Sonnanstine can channel Manuel and walk the next on 4 pitches (not that I'm still bitter or anything of course).

redsock said...

11 straight balls

Mrs.GotRibe said...

A Day-O reference. I love it. That song has a very special meaning to me (re my dad).

Thanks!

redsock said...

booooooooooooo

RedSoxDiehard said...

YES!!!!!

redsock said...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

SALAMI DONG

tim said...

DONGY COME AND SONN WANNA GO HOME!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

GRAND RYAN KALISH SLAM!!!!!!

FUCKING A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Benjamin said...

Oh, hey.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Timmmyy--You (and Harry Belafonte) called it.

NICE JOB!!!

L-girl said...

Glad you made it out of Cleveland alive :)

tim said...

dayo mojo!

tim said...

yup, didn't get intercepted by any tribes on the i-271.

tim said...

brb, dog peeing.

this would've been even more fun 9 days ago ;) (the lead, not dog peeing) - hell, it still is fun!

redsock said...

ooo lester pitch count

29-11-29 11

redsock said...

our playoff odds could be up to 3% by the end of the night

(thumbs up)

redsock said...

remy not chiming in as much. interesting.

tim said...

yeah, i was looking for an ad plug after the one in the 2nd (?) but they didnt have one.

tim said...

seems like they're screwing around a bit more since cafardo et al have given the eulogy of 2010.

tim said...

*the latest eulogy. not all the may-august ones.

redsock said...

Ya Gotta Believe .....



in Mitch!

redsock said...

2 straight 7-pitch innings for lester.

tim said...

fuck mitch. lying prick. why have you forsaken me mitch?!?!?!?!

i feel like philadelphia while joe is rounding the bases.

redsock said...

who is screwing around with what?

L-girl said...

Has anyone seen this "HotelPlanner.com"? They must have spent all their money on ad time and had a nickel left over to produce the thing. If I hadn't seen it during a game, I'd swear it was an old SNL parody.

L-girl said...

That was supposed to say... has anyone seen an ad for ... that website.

redsock said...

coello up

L-girl said...

Damn, good defense. Bah.

redsock said...

stupid bartlett

redsock said...

coello's debut, too

L-girl said...

Dear NESN:

SHOW THE GAME!!!!!!!!!

Sincerely,

An annoyed viewer

redsock said...

is bard available for a save?

tim said...

navarro was the sure-handed SS we saw in buffalo, right allan?

jesus.

redsock said...

that was gil velazquez, i believe.

tim said...

Dear L,

Ignorance is bliss.

Sincerely,

Apathetic Viewers

tim said...

hrm. who was 2b then?

redsock said...

Romero.

tim said...

nuiman. nvm.

L-girl said...

Oh come on, Remy, you've never stained a deck in your life and you know it.

tim said...

remy pimpin paint!

pimpin aint ez, JR. it ain't ez.

L-girl said...

OK, Don put him on the spot and he admit it.

redsock said...

benjamin moore ponied up some serious beans!

tim said...

manuel being manuel.

L-girl said...

Oh fucking hell. I take it back. NESN, show something else.

tim said...

robbie needs a pitching manuel.

redsock said...

a recent this day in baseball had the tigers tying a record with 6 PH in one inning, in 1970 or so.

tampa will tie that (6) with the next batter -- when the game resumes.

L-girl said...

"Even-choo-ally" - Manuel

tim said...

oh, it was coello. nvm then.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Oh no, not Richardson again. [hyperventillates] I can't go through that again so soon.

redsock said...

nope, pena hitting

tim said...

why do they show shit being thrown on the field, but not people?

RedSoxDiehard said...

LOL, same difference. Coello needs a pitching "manuel" too.

L-girl said...

No. He did not just do that. No no no.

redsock said...

7th bases loaded walk in the last 8 innings for sox pitchers

tim said...

here comes tom.

Tom DePlonty said...

Cripe, is any lead safe from this bullpen?

RedSoxDiehard said...

Dustin Richardson is basically Javier Lopez, but a little taller. They even have the same jaw/chin. And I don't think either one has ever retired the first batter they've faced.

redsock said...

Shit, Tito, get Hall in there!

L-girl said...

This is why I could not join the still-hoping-for-playoffs club. This is not a very good team.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Cripe, is any lead safe from this bullpen?

No.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Shit, Tito, get Hall in there!

Yes.

redsock said...

coello and richardson and manuel would not pitch in the playoffs.

redsock said...

6th PH!

tim said...

this sportsnet one commerical has shown all mlb teams but the jays, yet i don't think that channel has shown anything BUT jays games, except for a couple when the jays weren't on.

at least the other SNET channels are showing more sox.

L-girl said...

coello and richardson and manuel would not pitch in the playoffs.

But in order to be in the playoffs, a team must make the playoffs.

redsock said...

That could have been a lot worse, jr.

L-girl said...

Look, I don't care what kind of cheerleading you do. The 2010 Red Sox are just not that good. I'm not exactly going out on a limb here!

RedSoxDiehard said...

That was only the 7th?!? We have to go through that 2 more times?!?

tim said...

Yup.

tim said...

LOL they have to show the entire defensive setup again.

redsock said...

all-star game-esque substitutions.

redsock said...

1B and C the only positions to stay the same from last inning.

redsock said...

"Red Sox on Holiday's in 2010"

Good God.

Tom DePlonty said...

Kalish is doing great stuff tonight.

redsock said...

11 pitches to lars -- all strikes.

redsock said...

12.

tim said...

insurance!

redsock said...

Nava Granted Balfour.

redsock said...

Up by 7, with 6 outs to go.

tim said...

k, going to watch the rest of this sans thread hopefully, maybe ill be back to bitch about the pen giving up a 7 run lead!

winston just sat on the remote and it turned to some toronto maple leafs game. guess thats his view on 2010.

L-girl said...

Winston, I'm with you :)

redsock said...

johnson starts this inning with a hit , too.

Tom DePlonty said...

I really like Scott Atchison.

I'm listening to the radio at the moment, but on TV he often looks surprised that he's pitching.

Ish said...

"This is why I could not join the still-hoping-for-playoffs club. This is not a very good team."


EXACTLY.

redsock said...

"Holiday's"

Typo still there.

L-girl said...

Ish, did you get the Quiznos?

redsock said...

Don in post-mortem mode.

L-girl said...

Gotta get away from this computer. Later taters. Don't drink the water!

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

1 down
2 to go

6.5 GB/WC

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Dirty>>Clean

12 runs on 9 hits.

redsock said...

Palindrome linescore for the Nats:

001 515 100

(actually the 9th inning 0 was an x because they were home; does that still count?)

redsock said...

Cafardo, pre-game: "You can pretty much tell now, based on the Sox lineup, that the end has come."

Cafardo, post-game: "Never know do you? Red Sox pretty much put a lineup out there waving the white flag for the season with four rookies in the lineup and trounced the Rays ..."

Nick, that should probably read: "Never learn do I?"

redsock said...

"Pretty much"

redsock said...

The number of annoying incidents was way down during this game. I counted only 7 times that Remy extended the commercial/promo with additional blather:

End of T1 - bank
B1, Ortiz AB - apple pie/cider
B2, Drew AB - lotto
T3, Upton AB - beer*
B5, after Nava - first aid**
T7, Jennings AB - paint***
T7, Atchison in - ****

*: had to be prodded by Orsillo
**: very minor mention
***: way overboard; holy shit, what a whore! they must have paid extra!!
****: cannot read my writing, looks like "after game (don house)"; ??

There were just as many times that I expected Remy to jump in, based on Sunday's game, but he did not.