September 17, 2010

G147: Blue Jays 11, Red Sox 9

Blue Jays - 020 053 100 - 11 17  0
Red Sox - 200 003 022 - 9 12 1
We actually had a brief lead in this one, thanks to the first of Victor Martinez's two home runs. But to no one's surprise, Lackey (4.1-8-7-2-3, 83) gave it back, immediately -- and then some.

Boston trailed 10-2 in the sixth, but clawed back and had the tying run at the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning. It was Martinez, who had driven in the Sox's third run with a groundout in the sixth, then belted another two-run dong in the eighth. He came up empty this time, however, ending the game with a pop-up to shortstop.

The Yankees rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth and beat the Orioles 4-3, while the Angels broke a tie with a run in the top of their ninth and beat the Rays 4-3.

Boston lost a half-game in both standings, and are 7 GB in the East and 6.5 GB in the WC. 15 games to go.
Example
Brett Cecil / John Lackey
Scutaro, 2B
McDonald, RF
Matinez, C
Beltre, 3B
Ortiz, DH
Lowell, 1B
Lowrie, SS
Hall, LF
Kalish, CF
Boston is 11-4 against Toronto this season. Two of those four losses were in games started by Lackey, who has allowed 24 hits and 10 walks in 18.2 innings (three starts, 7.71 ERA) to the Blue Jays this year.

Toronto has lost seven of its last eight games.

AL East, 7 PM:
Yankees/Orioles
Angels/Rays

68 comments:

Ish said...

Don Zimmer, near the same area of earth that he was thrown down onto by Pedro Martinez, is being announced as a Red Sox Hall of Famer.

redsock said...

I am disgusted by this news.

redsock said...

Though I knew about it in May, when Gerbil said it was a "total surprise" to him.

What the fuck has he done to deserve this?

Ish said...

Castig and DO were emceeing the ceremony and it was like they struggled to find things of real hall-of-fame importance for the Gerbil.

Ish said...

Oh don't fucking start like this, Lackey.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

In case no one remembers...I hate Lackey!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

VMart!!!!!

redsock said...

CLEAN UP ON AISLE 1!!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

NEWS FLASH...NEWS FLASH...NEWS FLASH...NEWS FLASH

I Hate Lackey

redsock said...

The news flash would be if anyone likes Lackey or even doesn't mind him all that much.

Ish said...

I hate Lackey too. STOP BEING SHITTY, OGRE.

Ish said...

As he strikes out Encarnacion...

redsock said...

CLEAN UP ON THE PITCHERS MOUND.

Ish said...

Whatchu doing, John? Trying to incite a riot?

redsock said...

2 HBP?

maybe he can get tossed. that would be a help.

Ish said...

Now I need to get to the gym before the brawl starts.

redsock said...

"a few close calls with the home ump that could have gone either way, some hits that found holes or blooped in -- i pitched pretty well in that second inning. some of my best stuff of the year, i think."

lackey, in 3 hours

Mrs.GotRibe said...

CLEAN UP ON THE PITCHERS MOUND.

Funny


"a few close calls with the home ump that could have gone either way, some hits that found holes or blooped in -- i pitched pretty well in that second inning. some of my best stuff of the year, i think."

lackey, in 3 hours


Very Funny

Mrs.GotRibe said...

The news flash would be if anyone likes Lackey or even doesn't mind him all that much.

For some reason (I forget why), my husband does not dislike him. Oh yeah, he says he works hard. I was in the kitchen during the first inning and he asked, "Are you mumbling about Lackey again?" Yes, I was.

redsock said...

MFY - 01
BAL - 00
(Slappy dong)

LAA - 012
FKR - 01

L-girl said...

Hating John Lackey is a newsflash? I should quote something Ish said about rainbow sherbert.

L-girl said...

A, are you watching on mute or Sox radio or what? I'm trying to deal with the Jays announcers, but it's a losing battle.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

L, the news flash was sarcastic. Lackey is really the only player I voice my dislike for on this forum. I just do it over and over and over.

L-girl said...

I knew it was sarcastic. Just adding my .02.

L-girl said...

The news flash would be if anyone likes Lackey or even doesn't mind him all that much.

Similar to this comment, above.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

So what did Ish say about rainbow sherbert?

L-girl said...

Oh holy shit!!! Stephanie (Tim's BH) just posted this to my FB page!!

Perez Hilton picked up our Michael Moore story!!!!!

link

redsock said...

neither. doing transcription and looking at gdgd every 10 minutes or so.

redsock said...

Good luck wading into the comments section.

L-girl said...

Original clip of Moore at TIFF.

L-girl said...

neither. doing transcription and looking at gdgd every 10 minutes or so.

Oh damn.

Good luck wading into the comments section.

As if.

L-girl said...

I should stop threading anyway, rest my eyes. Go Sox. Shut up Buck. Fuck you Gerbil.

redsock said...

MFY - 010 0
BAL - 001

LAA - 012 0
FKR - 010 0

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I really can't watch Lackey. FKR & MFY are both losing and this is what you've got?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Yet, still I watch.

redsock said...

what a big-chinned piece of shit

redsock said...

i should be able to hear the fenway boos way up here. why are they not booing loud enough?

redsock said...

what the fucking fuck?

L-girl said...

Ugh.

L-girl said...

This is not funny.

meunier said...

Why didn't they change Lackey for Hill earlier?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I took a break and it's 10-2? WTF happened?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Never mind, I just checked gameday. Ugh.

redsock said...

Why didn't they change Lackey for Hill earlier?

Like in May?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Is this a comeback?

Ish said...

Welp... This sucks.

Ish said...

Wait what the hell? I totally missed five runs scoring. Did someone just hit a five-run dong?

redsock said...

thanks a lot, mike lowell's corpse.

Ish said...

IT WORKED!!! Bluff to third, bluff to first, HE THROWS TO A VENUE AND IT WORKS. Or wait, it's locale now. Whatever

redsock said...

MFY - 010 000 003 - 4 10 0
BAL - 001 100 100 - 3 6 0

LAA - 012 000 001 - 4 10 0
FKR - 010 002 000 - 3 5 1

redsock said...

Hey, Mr. .074, we're countin' on ya!

redsock said...

Run(s)

He is Mr. .107 now!!!

Ish said...

OH MY.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

With a RBI

redsock said...

NAVA -- RUN(S)!!!

it's victor time!

Ish said...

My sister was at this game with a bunch of people but they left early. I just texted her saying the tying run is at the plate and she said, "WHAT???"

redsock said...

i want her and her friends to be kicking themselves for weeks that they missed this one.

redsock said...

3rd dong - come on - how hard can that be?

redsock said...

That's what she said.

***

Deflating P6.

Ish said...

Missed it by THAT MUCH.

And I agree, but they really wouldn't have cared so much. They were going just to go. Just something to do.

L-girl said...

What an annoying almost comeback.

SoSock said...

Lacky should have been at temple tonight - attoning.
Or he could just call Steven Colbert's ATTON-A-PHONE!
(Google it, I still haven't gotten around to learning this link stuff)

Michael Holloway said...

That was close. The second stringers almost did it!

I was wondering why it took Cito so long to bring in the "closer". Usually he does it by his book: with-in 3 runs, or the runners on that would make it a three run game.

I thought the pop to shallow CF was going to drop - nice play by the kid, good looking athlete. Escobar and McDonald looked great up the middle on several plays, great footwork by both and they read each other well.

The second I saw Zimmer my mind went to the efficient Jujitsu move Pedro put on the raging pig.

Great stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zKW2KRp1V0

SoSock said...

OK, here's the link.

http://youtu.be/vDOUPidEAkY

I just haven't figured out how t do the cool "make it a link with my own title" thing. I'm pretty sure Allan or somebody explained it to Amy a while back, I just didn't commit it to memory.

SoSock said...

Oh and....Don Zimmer has done SQUAT to deserve being in the RS HOF! I mean, he was an integral part of a very interesting and memorable moment in recent Red Sox history, but I'm not sure one moment entitles you to a spot in the HOF. And if it does, (see Dave Rberts!) I still don't think being shoved down on the ground by a HOF'er makes you one yourself.
Just sayin'

tim said...

um, what?

"Burnett pitched the game with a black eye, and his right cheek was swollen. Girardi would not comment on how Burnett sustained the injury — “The story is he pitched well tonight, and that’s all we’re concerned about,” he said — and Burnett also refused to provide an explanation."

Kyle said...

Is it possible for the Sox to somehow unload Lackey in the offseason? He has been worse than bad. And we thought DiceK was bad. $82.5m - This is not one of Theo's better moves. Sorry for stating the obvious.

redsock said...

Who the hell would want him at $15+ after this year, which right now is the worst of his career, ERA+-wise?