September 20, 2010

G150: Orioles 4, Red Sox 2

Orioles - 100 100 200 - 4  8  0
Red Sox - 100 001 000 - 2 5 1
Dice (6.1-6-4-5-4, 109) allowed a walk and a double to start the seventh inning. Daniel Bard, who had not pitched in a game since last Tuesday in Seattle, allowed a sacrifice fly and an RBI single to give the Orioles their two-run cushion.

Down by two, Boston did nothing in the last three innings. They went down in order in the seventh, a leadoff single in the eighth was immediately erased by a double play, and they went in order in the ninth. And so the Red Sox's playoff odds, which were 1.54% at the start of the day, took another hit.

The Yankees beat the Rays 8-6, to increase their division lead to 1.5 games. Boston is 6.5 GB Tampa Bay in the WC with 12 games to play.
Example
Brian Matusz / Daisuke Matsuzaka
Scutaro, 2B
McDonald, RF
Martinez, 1B
Beltre, 3B
Lowell, DH
Lowrie, SS
Hall, LF
Varitek, C
Kalish, CF
A few of Peter Abraham's Sox factoids:
The Red Sox are still second in the majors in runs scored (755) and first in OPS (.791).

The Sox have used 133 batting orders in 149 games. The most common order was used a grand total of five times.

The Red Sox have used 43 different combinations of players in the outfield, their most since 1996.

The Sox have used 25 pitchers, tied for the most in the AL with the Royals.
Also at 7 PM: Rays/Yankees

Example
September 20:

1919 - It's Babe Ruth Day at Fenway Park and the Colossus ties the single-season home run record when he hits #27. No one in the crowd knows it, but this is also the last game Ruth will play for the Red Sox in Boston.

1927 - Ruth hits his 60th home run of the season, breaking the record (59) he set in 1921, which broke the record (54) he set in 1920, which broke the record (29) he set in 1919. With the 60 homers, Babe out-homers 12 of the other 15 MLB teams, including all 7 AL teams. (In 1920, he out-donged 14 of the other 15 teams.)

1998 - Cal Ripken, Jr. is not in Baltimore's lineup, ending his consecutive games played streak at 2,632. The streak began on May 30, 1982.

31 comments:

redsock said...

(In 1920, he out-donged 14 of the other 15 teams.)

In every sense of the word, most likely.

redsock said...

Roberts, 2B
Markakis, RF
Wigginton, 1B
Scott, DH
Wieters, C
Jones, CF
Pie, LF
Izturis, SS
Bell, 3B

meunier said...

Bizzare injury alert; "Cubs Rookie outfielder Tyler Colvin, who was impaled by a broken bat in his chest on Sunday, was in stable condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami on Monday and was expected to stay there a few more days for observation."

buffwarrior said...

curses to Buck Showalter for inspiring the lowely Orioles and causing so much difficulty for the Sox this year The Red Sox are 8-7 against the Orioles. The Yankees (13-5), Blue Jays (12-3) and Rays (10-5) all have pretty much owned the O's...

Amy said...

So I turn on the TV and see DiceK in a fix in the first inning against the Orioles. Sigh. We are already behind. Against the ORIOLES.

Amy said...

I have not seen baseball since last week some time. Holidays and family obligations. And now we have only 13 games to go....

meunier said...

Call that a partial error lol

redsock said...

tied.

redsock said...

is bogar coaching third for the orioles now!!!

redsock said...

don says a AAA mgr who he did not name let him fill out the lineup for the team for 2 games. i think don gave enough info for us to figure it out. will have to hear it again. the second game ended in a 10-0 loss.

redsock said...

don talked to the mgr a lot about it. it must be a team he called games for.

redsock said...

BBI beltre to deal with lowell's corpse.

redsock said...

FKR - 000
MFY - 00

redsock said...

FULL BORE!!!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Hey all. Only here for a short time. I would like to win this game. I can't believe we have lost so many to the O's this year. Yuk.

Here is video of the Cubs player.


And now we know why Youk isn't playing, he is the trainer for the Cubs.

Patrick said...

I feel like Matusz is becoming the Scott Kazmir of the Orioles. The lefty on the crappy AL East team that always owns us.

Benjamin said...

Not always.

redsock said...

weak.

redsock said...

FKR - 000 003
MFY - 002 02

redsock said...

jeemer was up, now joined by bard

dice: get thru the 7th, pls.

redsock said...

FKR - 000 004
MFY - 002 02

redsock said...

bard came into a tie game, so this does not count as a blown save.

Kyle said...

When is the last time Bard pitched? Looking rusty. That could be the ballgame there. 5 walks by DiceK, that will never win a ballgame.

redsock said...

bard last pitched on the 14th

redsock said...

dice starts with 5+ BB (before tonight) and red sox record:

2010: 2 - 0-2
2009: 1 - 0-1
2008: 8 - 7-1
2007: 4 - 2-2

when dice walks 5 or more, boston is 9-6.

redsock said...

narva?

redsock said...

i was curious about all 5+ BB games so i checked bref.

there have been 242 games (thru last night) this season in which a starter walked 5 or more.

that pitcher's team won 93 and lost 149.

redsock said...

10th game for victor with 3 hits

rally time, pls

Mrs.GotRibe said...

No rally. Bah.

SoSock said...

It appears we have officially reached the point of "playing out the season". Maybe not technically, or mathmatically, but it's pretty much official. I really hate this because it seems to be in September and October that I finally get to a point where I can watch more of the games. Or maybe I'm just more inclined to work my schedule around the games then. Either way, it's going to suck not having Red Sox games to follow in October.

redsock said...

You try to have some crazy optimism, but these fuckers keep losing games....