September 24, 2010

G153: Red Sox 10, Yankees 8

Red Sox - 030 430 000 - 10 14  1
Yankees - 001 002 401 - 8 10 1
Jed Lowrie went 4-for-4 and hit a three-run homer in the second inning. Darnell McDonald and Marco Scutaro each had two RBI in the fourth, and Bill Hall added a three-run dong in the fifth.

The Yankees hit six home runs (and four singles). It is only the fourth time since 1920 that the Yankees have hit as many as six homers against Boston. They hit seven on May 30, 1961, and six on both June 2, 1935 (also only 10 hits) and May 26, 2002.

(And hit six home runs in a nine-inning game and lose? This is only the 19th time it has happened in the last 91 years.)

The Rays beat the Mariners 5-3 and moved into first place in the East, 0.5 GA of the Yankees. Boston is 6.5 GB New York in the Wild Card race. Two wins this weekend would bring them within 4.5 with 7 games to go, including 3 head-to-head. Just sayin'...
Example
Josh Beckett / Andy Pettitte
Scutaro, 2B
Drew, RF
Martinez, C
Beltre, 3B
Ortiz, DH
Lowell, 1B
Lowrie, SS
Hall, LF
McDonald, CF
This series -- and the three games at Fenway next weekend to end the regular season -- have far less meaning that we had hoped. Now the job is to knock the MFY out of first place.

Since August 1, both teams have played at two games over .500 (Yankees 26-24; Red Sox 25-23). New York has lost 11 of its last 17 games, while Boston has dropped 13 of its last 23.

Also at 7 PM: Mariners/Rays.
Example
September 24:

1921 - The Tigers lose to the Senators 5-1 and an angry Ty Cobb challenges umpire Billy Evans to a fight. Evans accepts and they brawl. George Hildebrand, the game's other umpire, reports the incident to AL president Ban Johnson, but Johnson does nothing. Commissioner Kenesaw Landis suspends Cobb, but allows him to continue as manager.

1931 - A round-robin playoff series between the Giants, Dodgers and Yankees raises $48,000 for charity. Between games, Babe Ruth bats right-handed (!) and wins the fungo hitting contest, hitting a ball 421 feet.

1939 - Johnny Cooney played 20 years in the majors and hit only two home runs -- and they came on consecutive days. He hits his first in the opening game of a doubleheader today and the second in tomorrow's game.

74 comments:

redsock said...

NESN video of Ryan Kalish in a "Reno: 911!" police uniform, Lars Anderson as a court jester, Yamaico Navarro as a bumblebee, and Daniel Nava as Batman. (blurry pics here).

Fri Sep 24, 03:24:00 PM

redsock said...

I had a dream last night that I had missed a game and was trying to get info on it the next day and also found out that the Red Sox had traded Buchholz and Ellsbury to the Yankees for Brett Gardner and some hot prospect minor league 1B named Frank (he had a long last name). And maybe another minor league nobody.

Ish said...

"I don't have the most steady hands..." No wonder Tek liked her so much.

redsock said...

Jeter, SS
Swisher, RF
Teixeira, 1B
Rodriguez, 3B
Cano, 2B
Berkman, DH
Posada, C
Granderson, CF
Gardner, LF

Phil Hughes (scheduled starter for Sunday) has been bumped to next Wednesday. Dustin Moseley will start against Daisuke Matsuzaka.

redsock said...

Mark Reynolds has more strikeouts than batting average points.

.200 average
206 strikeouts

This is historic.

tim said...

currently listening to theo on jd via an fjm @ deadspin link.

such a dork, listening to this/viewing stats while sitting on a balcony in panama. at least i'm on a balcony in panama!

redsock said...

... as long as you are not in a basement, you are not a dork.

Ish said...

CLANG!

redsock said...

JEDI POWER!!!!!!!!!! 3-0.

redsock said...

Don: "x career RBIs for Lowrie against the Yankees in his career."

Mrs.GotRibe said...

JEDI!! I just turned the game on in time to see E9 and a Jedi dong.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

And I just found NESN! I love it when EI shows both feeds.

redsock said...

pasta diving jeter

redsock said...

we are supposed to believe remy actually left his hotel room and took the boat out to the statue of liberty? color me highly skeptical.

tim said...

game on in panama! spanish dubbing over the yes audio.

guess i should stop watching. fuck sakes.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Spanish over YES? What will they do with the Michael Kay calls?

redsock said...

Talk over them as loud as possible, I would hope.

redsock said...

eject the ball boy!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

What? The ball guy touched the ball. Poor guy. That's gotta be embarrassing.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Keep 'em coming.

redsock said...

looked like pettitte just grooved that one right in.

Dr. Jeff said...

This is fun.

redsock said...

These ain't the Fisher Cats, Horseface.

redsock said...

SEA - 000
FKR - 011

RedSoxDiehard said...

I wish they had left PtTTtTTt in longer.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Teixeirror!

RedSoxDiehard said...

Oh silly me. Of course the mighty Teix doesn't make errors. OK, welcome to a 3-hit night, Jedi!

RedSoxDiehard said...

Hall-elujah!

redsock said...

THEY WERE SWINGIN'
DOWN AT THE KINGDOM HALL!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Mr. Hall. Thank you very much.

tim said...

woooo! hall!

tim said...

steph is 'getting ready' for dinner now btw, i'm not just sitting in the room watching the game like its my mother's basement...i AM actually enjoying this vacation and not just constantly F5ing JoS every 5 minutes for the entire week ;)

tim said...

where pitcher W-L effects my mood: if beckett gets an "L" here, i'll be pissed.

tim said...

speaking of such, do not understand how CC is in cy talk, other than his Ws.

redsock said...

oh shit

tim said...

.....

well fuck.

Tom DePlonty said...

This is fun.

redsock said...

that's using your head, mike!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Holy Shit, that's gotta hurt.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Why is he still in there? His eyes look a little glassy.

tim said...

ok, dinner time. enjoy the shitshow ladies and gents. may we score tenfold the runs and beckett be tenfold as supreme!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Tim, I have no idea what Panama is like. I'm glad you are enjoying yourselves.

redsock said...

Tangible.

redsock said...

I believe this is a shot of Tim earlier this afternoon.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Nice tights.

L-girl said...

Thanks, Rogers. The only Bos-NYY game I could have watched, and no cable or internet for 3 hours.

Finally came back on and I checked the score. Wow!

redsock said...

Dear Sox: Pls score another 10 runs so L can see it.

L-girl said...

Thanks, A :)

L-girl said...

Cable/internet outages are very rare here, can't remember the last one we had. But it's a good thing I was home alone! I just watched a movie. Allan would not have been as tolerant.

redsock said...

So ... is Schadenfreude warranted if we win big and the Rays take over 1st place? (Or does it depend on the media coverage?)

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I'd go with the media coverage, but that's just me.

redsock said...

Beckett: 6.2-7-5-2-5, 95

7 hits allowed: 3 singles, 4 home runs

redsock said...

Yeah, I'm not sure it is warranted.

Dr. Jeff said...

This is some BS.

redsock said...

Besides, we might lose this game.

Dr. Jeff said...

Orsillo needs to stop saying "Here come the Yankees."

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Poor Laura


What is with this music?

redsock said...

maybe dave attell is really pitghing - that could explain things.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

And playing the role of Derek Jeter is...Adrian Beltre

RedSoxDiehard said...

Ahem, that'd be the role of Pokey Reese, whose catch in that same game was much more impressive. I've always thought CI's was a phony showboat thing where he caught it in foul territory and then kept running into the stands. Pokey had one the same day where he had to actually reach into the stands among the opponents' fans to make the catch. But he's just a regular Tangible guy, so the media never mentions that, plus it would ruin all the Nomar-bashing they got out of that game.

Sorry. Just a pet peeve of mine lo these many years!

redsock said...

SEA - 000 201 000 - 3 9 0
FKR - 011 030 00x - 5 8 0

redsock said...

I am going to have to disagree. I do not think there was any way Jeter could have easily stopped before hitting the wall. He had no time or room to slide. I'm not sure heading into the stands was the smartest way to stop his momentum, but slamming into the low wall would probably not have been very pleasant either.

People laud Pokey's play over CI's and maybe it was better, but every time I see the clip, I don't see how CI showboated anything. And for what it's worth, in the SoSH Game Thread at the time (where I spent my games), pretty much everyone (as I recall) admitted to being fuckin' impressed.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

RSD, we were in the car on our way to the start of vacation. And we were listening to the Yankees broadcast. So, all I remember is the call of the *incredible* catch and the accolades that followed in describing Jeter.

redsock said...

fookin little league field

redsock said...

jesus fuck, ump, call a strike a strike.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Pap, end this before I run out of juice on my laptop please.

redsock said...

rut roh

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Two minutes of battery life left.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

One minute.

RedSoxDiehard said...

And I admit I'm biased.

Either way, that guy in the front row for Beltre's catch tonight should get his ribs checked tomorrow!

redsock said...

c'mon you stoopid hillbilly

redsock said...

Whatta ya know ...

The water is Muddy!!!

FKR ---
MFY 0.5

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Dirty water.

My computer could have made it if Cano hadn't asked for time (or if Pap pitched faster).

Good night.

L-girl said...

Well, that was interesting!

People laud Pokey's play over CI's and maybe it was better, but every time I see the clip, I don't see how CI showboated anything. And for what it's worth, in the SoSH Game Thread at the time (where I spent my games), pretty much everyone (as I recall) admitted to being fuckin' impressed.

You read me all the reactions on that thread, and it was uniformly "I hate to say anything good about Jeter, but that was awesome, incredible, etc.".

When I heard Red Sox fans thought that Jeter was showboating - or worse, actually faked it, ran into the stands on purpose! - I thought, this is the walking Red Sox fan stereotype, people so bitter and so biased that they can't admit that their most hated Yankee might have actually made a great play.