September 10, 2010

G141: Athletics 5, Red Sox 0

Red Sox   - 000 000 000 - 0  3  0
Athletics - 320 000 00x - 5 8 0
Buchholz (1-5-5-4-1, 39) was unable to get into any sort of groove and the A's whacked everything that was in the strike zone. Of Buchholz's 39 pitches, only 17 were strikes -- and he retired only two of the 11 batters he faced.

The first five A's reached base in the first inning: single/stolen base, walk, two-run double, walk, single. And the first four A's reached base in the second inning: walk, single, walk, two-run single.

The game began with Coco Crisp leaping high over the center field fence and robbing Ryan Kalish of a home run. The Red Sox managed only three hits, each of them coming with two outs in an inning: Josh Reddick's double in the second, Adrian Beltre's single in the fourth, and Victor Martinez's single in the sixth.

The Rays frittered away leads of 6-0 and 8-1, but held on to beat the Jays 9-8. The Rangers used 11 pitchers and beat the Yankees 6-5 in 13 innings.
Example
Clay Buchholz / Trevor Cahill
Kalish, CF
Drew, RF
Martinez, C
Ortiz, DH
Beltre, 3B
Lowrie, SS
Reddick, LF
Hall, 2B
Anderson, 1B
AL East:
Rays/Blue Jays, 7 PM
Yankees/Rangers, 8 PM

106 comments:

redsock said...

SoSHer gcapalbo: "Who indeed should care about realism, or likelihood, or even expectations at this point. There are games to be played, and until that day that we are mathematically eliminated -- I like this kind of discussion quite a lot. When the situation is reversed, and we are on top, the talk always is of the Yankees or others catching us, so why not go here. ... There will be a long cold winter upon us before long, so why not enjoy it all in the meantime."

redsock said...

Crisp, CF
Barton, 1B
Suzuki, C
Cust, DH
Ellis, 2B
Hermida, RF
Davis, LF
Larish, 3B
Pennington, SS

PA: "While going through the Atlanta airport yesterday, there was an announcement that the State Dept. had determined that "due to recent events, travelers were urged to take extreme caution if going to Afghanistan." Right, because normally Afghanistan is pretty much like St. Thomas. Only the "recent events" like the war make it dangerous."

***

redsock said...

FKR - 6
TOR -

Thanks, Jays.

SoSock said...

Useless Jays

tim said...

mitch was right. if the red sox have a chance of catching anyone, its mfy. fkr have a much easier schedule and theres 6 head to head games that boston must clearly sweep.

not that i expect it, but it would be sweet if the final series vs. mfy had playoff possibilities.

redsock said...

Maybe the Jays are not useless...

FKR - 610 10 - 8
TOR - 100 22 - 5
Jose with Dong #45 in the 5th.

MFY - 0
TEX - 0

tim said...

hmm, maybe i should stick with the mfy game on tv. ever since i changed it, jays are doing well.

RedSoxDiehard said...

PeteAbe: Wonder how many folks in New England will stay up late for this one?

Way to insult your audience, dumbass.

tim said...

holy shit! j-bau

redsock said...

1B open, 2 outs, FKR pitch to Bautista. ... DONG #46! 8-8!

FKR - 610 100 00
TOR - 100 220 3

MFY - 004 0
TEX - 010

tim said...

As feed....BOOOOO!

You took away my HD rogers, the least you can do is give me NESN!!!!!

tim said...

nvm allan, printed out a scorecard. shittier than yours but it'll do, esp for a noob like me.

tim said...

hookah on, beer open, scorecard filled out...

lets do it!

redsock said...

oh, ococ, why?

Ish said...

Oh COME ON, ocoC!

nick said...

damn you, Ococ!

tim said...

oak announcers "that is the worst called strike i have ever seen"

Ish said...

Hookah! Nice.

redsock said...

least demonstrative strike 3 call of all time.

Ish said...

Jerry Lane puts Tim McClelland to shame.

tim said...

these guys are fun, so far.

redsock said...

is ray fosse one of those guys?

he sucks.

nick said...

oh, ococ, why?
Oh COME ON, ocoC!
damn you, Ococ!

nick said...

x3 now.

redsock said...

Orsillo, on Barton: "Leads the majors in walks with 96 walks."

RedSoxDiehard said...

ENOUGH, Ococ. Cut it out!

tim said...

fuck sakes, clay.

nick said...

fucking fuck, you fucking fuckers.

tim said...

good ol hermida

tim said...

stupid as. also, i dunno who the announcers are.

redsock said...

FKR - 610 100 001 - 9 9 1
TOR - 100 220 300 - 8 9 2
Useless.

MFY - 004 001
TEX - 010 00

tim said...

are you scoring, allan? i might need pitch counts from you later on, stupid oak feed doesn't show it and im not counting pitch by pitch, only by inning.

redsock said...

yeah, working and listening and scoring with nesn/mlbtv and gdgd

tim said...

larish....like kalish, but not.

redsock said...

Larish Anderson?

tim said...

good old ragging on shit teams.

discussing how cle, kc, bal and some other teams have already been eliminated.

"well, they had Xes beside their names in april...imaginary Xes!"

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I didn't tune in until the bottom of the first.

Yuk Clay, c'mon.

I just saw the replay of Ococ's catch. Bummer

And I'm glad Tim got his hookah going. Enjoy.

tim said...

ugh, strikes clay! fucking strikes pls!

tim said...

thats not it.

houdini then.

redsock said...

richardson up;
inherited runners, look out.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Wow, what is this shit?

redsock said...

damn - early night.

nick said...

ugh.

tim said...

should've started him on weds. wtf were you thinking, tito?!

redsock said...

maybe he can go on sunday now!

Ish said...

A real barn burner, this. Just makes me want to burn a barn, really.

tim said...

oak said they should throw him tmrw!

tim said...

steph's home. therefore, it is wine time.

at the rate this game is going at, it might be vodka time soon.

tim said...

idiot barton.

Ish said...

I want to see that scorecard of yours if you get into the vodka.

tim said...

its bad enough now.

it will probably end up on the hookah coal if i get into the vodka.

tim said...

has anyone ever listened to the black keys?

i've been getting into them a lot lately, great music. like the white stripes, but way better.

tim said...

fucking christ. enough with the walks!

redsock said...

Yes, Black Keys are good. I have heard only a bit, though.

Another great two-man band: Cedric Burnside and Lightnin' Malcolm. Great droning North Mississippi blues.

redsock said...

bowden up

tim said...

sweet. loaded for later.

that reminds me, i need to download me some howlin' wolf.

tim said...

richardson being oki on that last pitch (2-2) - cranked his head down. same on that one.

Ish said...

Not such a fan of the Black Keys or the White Stripes, but I'm familiar with them. Listening to Tom Petty right now.

tim said...

black keys just released a more poppy album recently, different, but good.

but a lot of the songs sound similar.

tim said...

why is there a yellow line at the top of the wall in foul territory (RF)?

tim said...

joba gives up a dong to tie it 5-5 in tex.

tim said...

As trivia - which former A holds the red sox season record for Ks (hitter)?

hmm.

nick said...

been meaning to check out the Black Keys for a while. First you tube clip is solid. I'm assuming Cedric Burnside is an offspring of the late, great R.L. Burnside and their sound reminds me a lot of Junior Kimbrough (which the BK's vid is a cover of). Here's some nice Junior Kimbrough:
Meet Me in the City (song BK covered)
Done Got Old (I love this one)

so many other great tracks by him...

Here's a different blues track I've been listening to a lot lately: Geeshie Wiley - Last Kind Words.

nick said...

I've apparently been enjoying the blues a bit more than this game. sigh, I'm now at the point where I'm almost almost willing to admit defeat on the season. I'd been holding out.

go Kalish!

redsock said...

kalish has a gun.

tim said...

ok. how to score that?

lol

nick said...

a little high on that one.

tim said...

sweet, thanks for the videos nick!

yup, its that time of the year...blues all over the place.

tim said...

it IS bellhorn. wasn't sure if he was a former A or not.

redsock said...

MFY - 004 001 00
TEX - 010 201 01

tim said...

galarraga pitched in detroit tonight with joyce behind the plate.

wonder if he got a nice big strikezone.

redsock said...

nick - you are correct re burnside.

way back when i was a music critic, we saw a fat possum blues caravan in nyc that featured kimbrough (and maybe burnside; i should remember, but i am not sure). amazing stuff.

redsock said...

i can leave work at midnight -- i see very little reason to stick artound for the game. might miss 2 innings while driving home.

tim said...

if i wasn't trying to score this, it would be a lot more shitty.

tim said...

As announcers calling him bow-den (as in, "take a bow" as opposed to "the archer's bow")

ok then.

redsock said...

I wrote about Burnside when he died about 5 years ago (and included the thing I wrote about the Fat Possum gig. It was a summer night in 1995 at The Bottom Line in New York City. This was for Request magazine:

***

R.L. Burnside is seated center stage with a guitar in his lap, but this isn't MTV Unplugged. The 68-year-old Mississippi native's amp is cranked. The room is rocking.

Burnside is doing what he does best -- working a one-chord riff back and forth into a sensual groove -- during the opening night of the Fat Possum Mississippi Juke Joint Caravan in New York City. The tour, which also features Junior Kimbrough and David Thompson, continues through September.

Burnside and Kimbrough are well-known neighbors in Mississippi's northern hill country; Kimbrough runs a popular juke joint in Chulahoma off Highway 4. While both guitarists are labeled "traditional" players, they are neither nostalgic nor conservative musicians. Rather, they have resisted outside influences and kept their music vital -- a living, breathing tradition that continues to evolve.

Unlike most modern blues musicians, Kimbrough and Burnside wouldn't grandstand if you paid them. They rely on gritty hip-shaking rhythms, and though both players draw from the region's musical history, their presentations are very different. Burnside's raw, emotional slide work compels you to dance to even his most morose blues, while Kimbrough's songs of unbridled lust are eerily somber and pensive. His minimalist grooves are unlike anything in modern blues, flowing thick as molasses, enveloping the listener like quicksand.

Burnside and Kimbrough rarely play outside the South, although Burnside has appeared at various festivals and toured Europe. The Caravan also is a family outing for Burnside, whose 18-year-old grandson, Cedric Jackson, plays drums behind him. The immensely talented Jackson flew into New York a few hours before show time; his high school exams allowed him to miss the 27-hour (mostly unair-conditioned) bus ride from Mississippi to Manhattan.

Backstage, Burnside and Kimbrough laugh off the length of that trip. They're looking forward to giving the rest of the country a dose of what fuels Kimbrough's juke on Sunday nights.

****

tim said...

nice! i enjoyed reading that, much better than rehashed box scores :P

you gotta write more...have you considered getting into the toronto music scene at all?

OUCH! NICE!

nick said...

I recall reading that post at the time, but I see I never commented on it. When Burnside and Kimbrough played in NYC, I knew about the show, but didn't go. So many good shows I've missed, but I go on.

(pick at third: nice!)

First show I remember going to was seeing John Lee Hooker when I was 5 or 6 at the UMass student union ballroom. I remember going up and standing right at the front of the stage transfixed.

redsock said...

have you considered getting into the toronto music scene at all?

not at all. i stopped covering music when i started researching 1918 and never missed it. the assignments and $ were never all that much, though piles of free CDs coming to the house was nice.

nick said...

and yes, a great, evocative read. That's the kind of writeup that if I hadn't heard of 'em would have me stitching off to the record store (back then--now I just steal shit on the internet (and then go to the record stores for the key records).

redsock said...

i think the only time i saw hooker was the big tribute concert at madison square garden. i think it was on my birthday.

... (googlin) ...

yes, it was on my birthday .. in 1990. OMG.

redsock said...

okay, gotta run. mod is back on, but keep jabbering and i'll put it thru when i get home.

tim said...

wow, i can't believe you missed 10 red sox runs while you were driving home!!!!! this is great!


...

RedSoxDiehard said...

Don just read Jerry's promo for an upcoming NESN show... including the "join Don, Heidi, and me" line.

tim said...

bb. theres the start of the rally. base cloggers on.

redsock said...

yay - home in time to see the last 2 outs.

redsock said...

102?

redsock said...

... and there we go.

nick said...

galumpkis.

tim said...

i can fax you my scorecard so you can fill in your blanks

:P

tim said...

well, time to watch some MFY-TEX. record amount of pitchers used apparently. haven't bothered to check if that's fact or not. 8 for MFY, at least 9 for TEX.

tim said...

yes just showed highlight of sox game, NESN in HD. so infuriating. i really would like to call rogers and bitch about this.

they removed ALL of the MLB EI HD channels for NFL. fine by me to show NFL but still - WHY ARE THERE SO MANY FUCKING NBA CHANNELS!??!!?! the season doesn't start until after baseball!!!!! why not remove those excess channels?!??!

redsock said...

Our pen totally rocks! Richardson, Bowden, Coello, and Manuel: 7 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, 4 walks, 5 strikeouts. Fuckin solid, man!

PC by 5 Sox pitchers: 39, 37, 31, 33, 8.

tim said...

Yeah, was a great pen performance.

I also noted from *my scorecard* that the bottom of the lineup appears to have seen more pitches than the top.

redsock said...

Most pitchers used by 1 team in 1 game: 11, by Seattle, September 25, 1992 (16 innings).

MFY have used more than 8 only 1 time: 10 on September 22, 2007.

Most by 2 teams in 1 game: Could be 18, by Cardinals (10) and Pirates (8) on September 30, 2007.

redsock said...

11 for Rangers now!

tim said...

yeah, i saw that BR post about most by one team...tex tying that so far with 11 tonight thus far...

mfy have used 8, making it 19 total...if the record was 18, this could break it!

tim said...

just stop and comprehend that for a second....19 fucking pitchers! goddamn.

redsock said...

can only happen in september, really.

tim said...

Nelson Cruz dong!!!!!

DUH YANKEES LOSEE!!!!!!!!

Hello trolls!

tim said...

Javy Lopez sporting a 2.29 ERA in SF.

Why can't we....oh fuck it.

Night.

Benjamin said...

Yankees lose.

redsock said...

MFY - 004 001 000 000 0 - 5 13 0
TEX - 010 201 010 000 1 - 6 9 0

tim said...

and he retired only two of the 11 batters he faced.

but he made it to the 2nd...i'm such a prick when i score games (all 2 of them) eh?

redsock said...

1 guy hit into a double play. so as far as "batters", he got 2 of them, and recorded 3 outs.

Ish said...

Oh snap. You've done been pwned, Tim.