September 25, 2010

G154: Red Sox 7, Yankees 3

Red Sox - 003 010 201 - 7 12  1
Yankees - 000 000 021 - 3 4 0
Lester (7-2-0-3-8, 104) retired the first 12 Yankees and did not allow a hit until there was one out in the sixth. For those who care about such things, Lester is now 19-8, with one start remaining.

Boston battered Nova in the third, as Ryan Kalish was hit by a pitch, Daniel Nava walked, Lars Anderson singled, Marco Scutaro singled (1-0), J.D. Drew GIDP (2-0), Victor Martinez walked, and David Ortiz singled (3-0).

In the fifth, Drew doubled and Ortiz (facing Royce Ring) singled him home. Drew and Martinez hit back-to-back home runs to bnegint he seventh to boost the score to 6-0. The Red Sox got a run off Joba Chamberlain in the ninth as Jed Lowrie and Kalish hit consecutive doubles.

The win brought the Red Sox 5.5 GB the Yankees in the Wild Card, with eight games to play. The Rays beat the Mariners 9-1, increasing their AL East lead to 1.5 games.
Example
Jon Lester / Ivan Nova
Scutaro, 2B
Drew, RF
Martinez, C
Ortiz, DH
Beltre, 3B
Lowrie, SS
Kalish, CF
Nava, LF
Anderson, 1B
After being released by the Cardinals, infielder Felipe Lopez rejected a waiver claim by the Padres and signed with the Red Sox. He is in uniform today.

In 109 games with St. Louis, Lopez hit .231/.310/.340. Since Lopez, 30, will likely be a Type B free agent this winter, if Boston offers arbitration and Lopez declines, the team would receive a supplemental draft pick. I cannot think of any other reason to have him around.

At 7 PM: Mariners/Rays.
Example
September 25:

1965 - Satchel Paige, at age 59, starts and pitches three innings for Kansas City. It is his first major league appearance in 12 years and he allows only one hit, a double to Carl Yastrzemski. The Red Sox win 5-2.

162 comments:

redsock said...

Jeter, SS
Swisher, RF
Teixeira, 1B
Rodriguez, 3B
Cano, 2B
Thames, DH
Kearns, LF
Granderson, CF
Cervelli, C

Philip said...

Hey, Lopez was pretty damn good last year. 3.9 WAR. Sure, there was BABIP luck involved, but he could still produce at a decent level.

Philip said...

Plus, how can you not like this?

http://backporch.fanhouse.com/2010/09/22/the-dugout-the-doom-and-gloom-of-felipe-lopez/

redsock said...

I see The Jeter Love-a-thon is in full effect.

Amy said...

Hello. Time for some baseball. Finally.

Amy said...

Watching on mute. Very quiet.

redsock said...

Sadly, I am working, so I need some sound.

Amy said...

The only probably with watching on mute is that if I am typing, I can't tell when to look back up at the screen. Or I can't type.

Amy said...

Put sound on. Harvey went out. He is having a hard time watching baseball. Wonder why....

redsock said...

The only probably with watching on mute is that if I am typing, I can't tell when to look back up at the screen. Or I can't type.

That is L's problem when I want mute at home.

Is H nervous? Does he still fear the Sox? :>)

redsock said...

yikes.

Amy said...

Blogger keeps deleting my comments.

Anyway, I will try again. I don't know why Harvey can't watch, but he hates the late season/post-season. Perhaps the scars of 2004? He just finds it too stressful.

redsock said...

Strange. I can understand worrying about the actual playoffs, but not about getting in, at this point.

Amy said...

He's a very sensitive guy, what can I say?

:)

redsock said...

Happy 23, Lars!

redsock said...

LOADED!

Amy said...

Yes! Bases loaded, and no one out. How can we avoid blowing this?

L-girl said...

Bases loaded with no outs. How many will score...??

redsock said...

Trouble for Nover!

redsock said...

7.

L-girl said...

Happy Birthday, Lars!

Amy, that's my problem re mute, too. Why not use the radio sound? That's what I've got on (at work).

L-girl said...

7! Great!

L-girl said...

OK, that's one!

L-girl said...

Pen up :)

L-girl said...

Two plus two outs... now 5 more on the last out.

Amy said...

OK, at least we got two so far. Even with the DP.

redsock said...

poop - was not counting on that.

Amy said...

Radio? I don't even think we have one in the house! Isn't that sad??

Plus I was trying not to disturb Harv who is avoiding baseball.

L-girl said...

But you're using a computer. You can get the radio through that - like I am.

redsock said...

mccarver:

"you can almost feel the apprehension in the crowd. what if the red sox win today ... matsuzaka tomorrow ... buchholz next friday ..."

hahahahahahaaa

L-girl said...

Maybe if you put it on really low it won't disturb Harvey, whose team is fading away.

L-girl said...

Oh that's great! Whether or not it happens, it's still fucking great.

L-girl said...

That's 3!

Amy said...

Papi!!

L-girl said...

The best part of listening to this game is it means I have headphones on, which means I can't hear my annoying coworker.

Amy said...

Radio through the computer! Why didn't I think of that?

Sigh, sometimes I am such a Luddite.

But I have the TV sound on now. Annoying, but while Harv is out, I will tolerate the Fox assholes.

L-girl said...

When we have gamethreaders following on GDGD, I always wonder (and often say) why they don't use MLB Audio. $15 for the entire season, and you can always get the feed you want.

L-girl said...

You're no Luddite. You're not even a technophobe. You have a cell phone, you text, you're on Facebook, you comment on blogs. You use Google Reader!

I know people who will read my blog, then say, I wanted to leave a comment but I couldn't figure out how to register.

Amy said...

LOL! I guess it's all relative. I know I am definitely more adept at this stuff than many my age. People do think I am strange or cool for using Facebook, depending on their perspective.

My sister in law said she still needs to call her kids to get help with things like cut and paste. I was dumbfounded. Even my almost 80 year old mother can do that. She is even on Facebook!

Amy said...

NYTimes had a nice piece today about Francona and how he deserves recognition for what he has done this season.

Amy said...

Uh oh, Harvey is returning.

L-girl said...

My mother has a computer but refuses (or can't, not sure which) learn how to save, copy and paste. It's maddening. Or it used to be - I gave up trying.

I also know some serious technophobes, people who think that they'll compromise some kind of integrity if they get a cell phone. No comprendo.

Benjamin said...

Everyone's on facebook these days. I have a 93 year old cousin with dementia who's on facebook.

L-girl said...

Ha ha, sounds like you're a kid and your parents are home. Harvey's home, hide the Red Sox! :)

Benjamin said...

Though I wouldn't call her a luddite either.

L-girl said...

Not everyone...

Benjamin said...

Yeah, he's a luddite.

Amy said...

Not everyone, Benjamin. I know lots of people who are not. But anyone can be.

I take pride in being one of the early ones over 50 to be on Facebook as I joined back in 2003 or so when you needed to have a .edu email address. The benefits of being an academic!

L-girl said...

In Canada, it almost is everyone. Higher percentage of people on FB here than any other country.

Amy said...

Yes, Laura, that's how it feels!

But he walked in, said hi, and went to his office. Maybe he will secretly watch on his computer.

Amy said...

Canada is cool

All that ice and everything. :)

L-girl said...

Allan is a Luddite? That would make file-sharing tough.

Srsly though, I don't see Facebook and Twitter as any mark of tech savvy. Do you?

Benjamin said...

He still scores games with a wooden pencil. :)

L-girl said...

Annoying Co-Worker just said, "Laura, do you have time to look at some disgustingly cute pictures of my nieces and nephews?"

I said, Sorry, not during a Red Sox - Yankees game. Maybe tomorrow.

Maybe she'll forget.

Amy said...

FB couldn't be easier. I still just don't "get" Twitter. I am sure I could figure out how to use it, but I am not motivated. There is such a thing as information overload. I think Twitter would just cause me to crash and revert to the 1980s world.

L-girl said...

He still scores games with a wooden pencil. :)

Nope! Pens only! Special felt-tips.

Amy said...

Is anyone else having trouble with Blogger? It keeps coming back Service Unavailable Error 503. And then it loses my comment. Not every time, but enough to make me MAD AS HELL.

redsock said...

He still scores games with a wooden pencil. :)

Can't keep that sharp for a whole game. And I don't want to end up like ol' Stanton Walker.

redsock said...

Service Unavailable Error 503

I have been getting that at home. I refresh and it comes in. I thought it had to do with my wireless connection at home.

L-girl said...

We had a whole conversation about Twitter on another thread recently. Apparently I convinced you you *could* learn how to use it! Good! :)

I draw the line at Twitter. I already hate Facebook but find it very useful for activism. But Twitter, no. Just too much time-wasting.

L-girl said...

Blogger is in the middle of a bunch of upgrades. That could be why. (Or not, who knows.)

Amy said...

OK, I will refresh instead of going Back and see if that works.

Benjamin said...

I only look at twitter when I want to know where the local vegan ice cream truck is, or if someone links to baseball trade/injury tweets.

redsock said...

jesus, rosenthal. if felix does not win the cy, it will be a friggin crime.

oh my - mcmoron making sense with silliness of wins!!

L-girl said...

Quick Allan, turn on the radio, Castig is talking about college football.

Amy said...

Yes, you convinced me I COULD learn, but you also convinced me it was not worth the effort! Thanks!

redsock said...

OK, I will refresh instead of going Back and see if that works.

I think it was when going to a page. Not sure how comments will work.

L-girl said...

My pleasure. :)

redsock said...

Quick Allan, turn on the radio, Castig is talking about college football.

No hurry. Whenever I turn it on, that will be the case.

(I will not be turning it on.)

Amy said...

Lester is so lovable.

L-girl said...

Lars may be loveable too

L-girl said...

I only look at twitter when I want to know where the local vegan ice cream truck is, or if someone links to baseball trade/injury tweets.

I search Twitter to see who is tweeting wmtc posts, and I sometimes click on Twitter links on FB. But I don't have an account.

L-girl said...

On Fire dong, right here

Dr. Jeff said...

Bummer, Fox is showing Texas/Oakland (1-1! Exciting!). So it's not on MLBXtra either. Lame.

Amy said...

Yes!!

L-girl said...

OK, not a dong, but a half-dong.

Benjamin said...

I know everybody calls them "ground rule doubles", but couldn't GDGD at least get it right

L-girl said...

What do you call them? I think "ground rule double" is correct, and "grounds rule double" is incorrect.

L-girl said...

Ground rule double

Just Wikipedia, but still.

L-girl said...

Rut-row, it's Royce Ring.

Amy said...

Damn, I have to go. We are meeting friends for dinner in Northampton. I guess I will be using my cellphone for updates---showing I am NOT a Luddite!

redsock said...

Royce "Count Duh" Ring"z"?

redsock said...

Royce "Won't Be Getting A" Ring

redsock said...

flo with a ringing single.

Amy said...

Papi!

redsock said...

BYE, ROYCE!!!!

Amy said...

That was fast!

L-girl said...

I ducked out during a pitching change and came back to another pitching change! What'd I miss?

Amy said...

A Papi RBI!

Benjamin said...

Ground rule double

Just Wikipedia, but still.


Which says: "Ground rule double is also the misnomer used to refer to a fairly hit ball leaving the field as described in Major League Baseball (MLB) rules 6.09(e) through 6.09(h) results from a fair ball leaving the playing field in circumstances that do not merit a home run."

That entry is in dire need of some copy editing.

L-girl said...

That entry is in dire need of some copy editing.

You can just about paste that in to any Wiki entry.

So you weren't referring to the phrase "ground rule double" but a specific circumstance that is not really one? Just guessing here, as you're not saying.

L-girl said...

There it goes :)

redsock said...

not yet.

Benjamin said...

What do you call them? I think "ground rule double" is correct, and "grounds rule double" is incorrect.

"Automatic double" is preferable.

Amy said...

Uch, I have to go. :(

Enjoy the game. GO SOX!!!!

L-girl said...

Bye Amy, have fun

L-girl said...

"Automatic double" is preferable.

Why?

Benjamin said...

Because it's descriptive instead of misleading.

L-girl said...

But it's a real baseball term.

Benjamin said...

"Automatic double" is a baseball term, and an old one too.

redsock said...

I was thinking Sterling says "automatic double", which would mean we could never use it, but he says "grounds rule double".

L-girl said...

Dear Castig and OB:

Shut up about Joe Girardi, please.

Thank you,

A Sox fan getting sick of you

redsock said...

I prefer the older term "long hits" to "extra base hits".

L-girl said...

Right, Sterling is "grounds rule double".

"Automatic double" is a baseball term, and an old one too.

I'll have to take your word for that. I grew up hearing ground rule double. And I'm old. :)

redsock said...

And "bingle" --

no one uses bingle any more.

L-girl said...

All I'm saying is that "ground rule double" is not incorrect, it's a legitimate expression. Unlike, say, "runners in scoring position" to mean "runners on 2nd and 3rd".

L-girl said...

What's a bingle?

L-girl said...

Now there it goes.

Benjamin said...

All I'm saying is that "ground rule double" is not incorrect, it's a legitimate expression. Unlike, say, "runners in scoring position" to mean "runners on 2nd and 3rd"

Actually, that's a good example. "Ground rule double" is misleading, because it's a double that has nothing to do with ground rules. "Runners in scoring position" is misleading, because all runners are potentially in scoring position.

The only thing that makes them "right" is that people use those phrases in common usage. Which is fine but still annoying.

redsock said...

NAVA KILLS BASERUNNERS DEAD!

L-girl said...

OUT!!!!!

Whoo-hoo

Benjamin said...

Kearns wasn't in scoring position.

redsock said...

that was not a bang bang play, dick.

redsock said...

THERE is the OF Dong.

L-girl said...

There's the On Fire dong I called earlier!

L-girl said...

Hmm Benjamin, that's something to consider. Could it be I'm using the equivalent of RISP all these years, but I don't realize it b/c that's how I learned it? Hmm.

redsock said...

CLEAN UP IN AISLE 7!!!!!!!

Benjamin said...

This Chad fellow is some pitcher, eh.

L-girl said...

Extra Mart!!!!

L-girl said...

Swisher saving Chad's sorry ass

SoSock said...

Cool. I turn on the TV while I'm booting up the puter, and the VERY first thing I hear is "JD Dew hits one deep. And it's GONE!"

Holy Shit - Now a B2B! This could be fun

redsock said...

stockton and mccarver going ON AND ON about how bad the mfy have been playing and how they were 2.5 GA just a few days ago.

L-girl said...

Girardi needs a 25-man pitching staff, the way he uses his bullpen

L-girl said...

How about "Yankee faithful"? Is that a misnomer?

Hee hee.

redsock said...

SoSock: You know where that bus is parked? We may need it next week.

SoSock said...

I'm sitting on the bench beside it right now. They're gassing it up.

redsock said...

rosenthal: "every other AL playoff contender is LOVING this"

redsock said...

This is where NYY fans bitch that McCarver totally hates the Yankees.

Benjamin said...

This is pretty cool, by the way.

L-girl said...

I have to go. Amy's not here to text me the score on my way home.

A, call my cell?

L-girl said...

Leaving 3 hours early today, yay.

redsock said...

both guys saying it is the quiest crowd they have ever heard in that dump

SoSock said...

It IS pretty damn quiet.
And I agree Benjamin - that is cool

Mrs.GotRibe said...

No time to thread tonight, but it's a fun game again tonight. Let's hope it stays that way.

And yes to the schadenfraud.

SoSock said...

Just saw the replay of V-Mart's homer. That was a laser shot

L-girl said...

both guys saying it is the quiest crowd they have ever heard in that dump

Radio saying that too.

SoSock said...

RE: the quiet - perhaps they're having visions of a certain previous meltdown.........

redsock said...

perhaps they're having visions of a certain previous meltdown.........

that is what happens when you are cursed.

redsock said...

K-ROD!

SoSock said...

Bard up. Have I mentioned lately that he's a Tarheel.... :)

K-ROD!

SoSock said...

Scu-Scu-Scutaro

redsock said...

bard in, reddick in rf, patterson was in lf last inning

lester: 7-2-0-3-8, 104

redsock said...

mcmoron: "bard can get close to 100"

close to?

SoSock said...

Hey - 102 is close

SoSock said...

Shit - that was a damn strike

redsock said...

FUCK JTC!

redsock said...

why is joba throwing to first -- no one is there!!! -- and why is kalish not allowed to third?

SoSock said...

Woo hoo! At the end of the 8th I thought - "OK, let's get another run or 2 for a better cushion, but let's not go too long. I have a dinner date!" Then I saw JTC take the mound and changed my tune. Let's score 5 or 6 just because it's him. (No, I don't really like him at all)

SoSock said...

SHIT! FauX has switched to the Rangers game - What's happening in the terlet?

redsock said...

Rangers clinch AL West.

SoSock said...

OK, crisis over. Rangers have clinched. Back to real baseball

redsock said...

9th vs Joba:

Lowrie double to LF corner (Navarro pinch runs)

Kalish (bb) double to RF corner, Navarro scores, 7-2

Patterson (cbf) K

Anderson (bbcsb) BB

Scutaro (bfc) K, 2 outs

redsock said...

Reddick (cbcbf) 5-3. Very close, though, ump paused a beat before calling out, I'd like to see a slo-mo replay.

redsock said...

jeemer in

redsock said...

(Fruitbat up)

Slappy (bcb) HR to left, 7-3

redsock said...

bot up, too

rays with 4 in bottom of 1st!

redsock said...

Cano (c) lined to pitcher, 1 out

redsock said...

Thomas (cb) P6 on outfield grass.

redsock said...

Enough morons left to go "DAY-O, DAY-O", though.

Gardner (ccbb) 3U

&

The water is Muddy!!!

Now 5.5 GB in WC!

SoSock said...

Red Sox still mathematically alive?
Did he think they would not be if they had lost?

SoSock said...

I love the smell of schaedenfreude in the morning!!!!!

redsock said...

SEA - 000 001 000 - 1 9 0
FKR - 400 000 23x - 9 12 0

FKR ---
MFY 1.5
BOS 7.0

MFY ---
BOS 5.5