September 18, 2010

G148: Blue Jays 4, Red Sox 3

Blue Jays - 100 102 000 - 4 10  1
Red Sox - 010 002 000 - 3 11 1
Crappy game. Beckett (7-10-4-2-4, 111) pitched like poop and the Sox wasted a number of scoring chances. They left the bases loaded in the second, stranded two men in both the sixth and seventh, wasted a leadoff single in the eighth, and left the potential tying run at third in the ninth.

One huge gaffe was Ryan Kalish getting picked off first base by Jose Molina with one out in the ninth. Victor Martinez followed with a stand-up triple to left-center, though there is no guarantee that would have happened had Kalish been able to get back to the bag.

Another error was the Globe's Julian Benbow reporting that Jays closer Kevin Gregg "caught [Kalish] napping". I guess Benbow was also snoozing. Maybe if he wasn't busy thinking of ways to slyly insult various Sox players ("a well-rested JD Drew"), he could have actually followed the game.

The Yankees beat the Orioles 11-3 and the Rays beat the Angels 4-3 in 10 innings. ... Boston is 8 GB in the East and 7.5 GB in the WC with 14 games to play.
Example
Ricky Romero / Josh Beckett
Scutaro, 2B
McDonald, CF
Martinez, 1B
Beltre, 3B
Ortiz, DH
Lowrie, SS
Drew, RF
Hall, LF
Saltalamacchia, C
Beckett's only start against Toronto this year was back on April 26, on my only trip to Skydome this season. He faced 21 batters in 3+ innings, allowing nine hits and eight runs. The Red Sox won the game 13-12.

AL East, 7 PM:
Yankees/Orioles
Angels/Rays
Example
September 18:

1977 - Boston's Ted Cox goes 4-for-4 in his major league debut and the Red Sox beat the Orioles 10-4. Cox starts the next day's game with two hits, setting a record for the most consecutive hits at the start of a career. (I can remember listening to this game on the radio. I would have sworn it was on a weekday night, but it was played on a Sunday afternoon.)

1993 - New York's Mike Stanley flies out to left field, ending the game and giving the Red Sox a 3-1 win in the Bronx -- but the umpires rule that time had been called because a fan had run onto the field. Stanley gets back in the box against Greg Harris, and singles to left. Wade Boggs singles, Dion James walks, and Don Mattingly singles, and the Yankees win 4-3. (I was at this game. In fact, I had moved down to the third or fourth row on the third base side, past the dugout, and was sitting on the aisle when he came running down past me. If only I had stuck out my left foot...)

41 comments:

redsock said...

Lewis, LF
Escobar, SS
Bautista, 3B
Wells, CF
Overbay, 1B
Lind, DH
McDonald, 2B
Molina, C
Snider, RF

redsock said...

a win tonight will eliminate the jays from the east - woo hoo.

redsock said...

good one, josh.

redsock said...

buffyvision shows bautista more often between pitches than yes shows jeter.

redsock said...

hit the deck, ricky.

nick said...

maybe if he keeps his glove hand on the back of his helmet.

L-girl said...

The Red Sox won the game 13-12.

That was a long night! I thought our friends might leave early, but they stuck it out til the end. Seems like a long time ago.

redsock said...

stick it in his ear.

redsock said...

MFY - 21
BAL - 01


LAA - 000 0
FKR - 000

L-girl said...

go fkr!

redsock said...

ow - beltre landed on his bent wrist on the dive.

L-girl said...

Is his hand flopping around a la Matsui?

nick said...

That Matsui one is burned in my brain. Not as bad. He is still playing.

meunier said...

I don't get a crap about NASCAR

L-girl said...

Nick, me too! I shudder thinking of it.

Tribute to JoS: it took me a few minutes to think of Matsui's real name. Could only think Shemp.

nick said...

you got a lot of crap about NASCAR. blegh that stuff.

redsock said...

maybe beckett and lackey will go deep sea fishing in the bermuda triangle this winter.

L-girl said...

There are many sports that I don't like but can understand why people do. Football, tennis, soccer. Hate, hate, dislike. But I get people liking them.

But auto racing, I just don't get, at all.

L-girl said...

The Bermuda Triangle! Haven't thought of that in years, then I read/hear it three times today.

nick said...

it's a hit! it's an error! it's a hit!

meunier said...

Trailer for the ESPN 30 for 30 show on the 2004 ALCS.

http://30for30.espn.com/film/four-days-in-october.html

redsock said...

MFY - 210 121 0
BAL - 011 010


LAA - 000 000 03
FKR - 000 020 0

meunier said...

Im suprised Youk is at the park tonight.

meunier said...

Haha the moron's double play.

redsock said...

bautista was around third when victor stepped on first. drew should have jogged in for the unassisted DP!!!

redsock said...

atch and jeemer were up

RedSoxDiehard said...

If Orsillo says "Fenway Park rises as one" instead of "Fenway Park stands as one" can we still drink?

redsock said...

kalish in sentry field

(centre)

and: never don't drink!

RedSoxDiehard said...

never don't drink!

I'll drink to that!

redsock said...

MFY - 210 121 013 - 11 13 0
BAL - 011 010 000 - 3 9 0


LAA - 000 000 030
FKR - 000 020 001

nick said...

ooooh!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Hey, just in time to catch the end of the game.

nick said...

augh.

Benjamin said...

Too bad nobody was on base for that triple, eh.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I would have been nice to have Kalish on first for that one.

RedSoxDiehard said...

knee-powre, please

nick said...

ok, that's vaguely funny. wish that pick off hadn't happened.

c'mong belTRE!

redsock said...

FKR win in 10.

redsock said...

I am seeing the Kalish/Trot comparison a bit clearer now ...

tim said...

rude game. squanderrific as hell.

Stones in Exile was sweet though. Gotta get the DVD and rewatch it. i just watched a downloaded version that had portuguese (?) subtitles. Oh well.

redsock said...

Have not seen any of that yet.