September 26, 2010

G155: Yankees 4, Red Sox 3 (10)

Red Sox - 001 000 002 0 - 3  6  1
Yankees - 000 000 201 1 - 4  9  0
The Yankees' magic number for clinching the Wild Card is now 1.

What we need:
Red Sox sweep 4 from White Sox
Blue Jays sweep 3 from Yankees
Red Sox sweep 3 from Yankees
That would give us a one-game playoff with New York on October 4 for the WC.

So...
Example
Daisuke Matsuzaka / Phil Hughes
Scutaro, 2B Drew, RF Martinez, C Ortiz, DH Beltre, 3B Lowrie, SS Kalish, CF Hall, LF Anderson, 1B
The Yankees have changed their minds, again. Hughes was originally scheduled to pitch tonight, but on Friday, Joe Girardi said the team wanted to keep Hughes's workload down before the playoffs began, and Dustin Moseley was tabbed.

Now, with the possibility of perhaps no playoff innings for anyone, the Yankees have decided that increasing Hughes's innings pitched is not such a big deal after all.

Over his last six outings, Hughes has a 6.28 ERA.

Dice has a 6.98 ERA over his last seven starts. He has allowed 4+ earned runs in seven consecutive starts, the longest streak for a Red Sox pitcher since Dick Newsome went nine starts in 1942-43.

This afternoon: The Mariners beat the Rays 6-2 as Small Game James came up small yet again.
Example
September 26:

1906 - The Philadelphia A's finally snap their streak of 48 consecutive innings without scoring a run, but they still lose to Cleveland 5-3. The Cubs will tie this record of futility on June 15-21, 1968.

1912 - The Reds trail the Cubs 9-0 in the top of the ninth inning. But they rally! Chicago's Jimmy Lavender gives up five runs and is pulled with the bases loaded. Two Cubs relievers walk five straight batters and Cincinnati takes a 10-9 lead. In the bottom of the ninth, Reds pitcher Ralph Works walks one Cub and hits another before Rube Benton comes in and walks three straight batters -- and the Cubs win 11-10.
Reds - 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 10 - 10 13
Cubs - 1 1 2  0 2 0  3 0  2 - 11 11
Also on this day in 1912, the Red Sox beat the Yankees 15-12 at Fenway Park:
NYY - 0 2 1  0 4 5  0 0 - 12 16
BOS - 0 0 0  0 3 4  0 8 - 15 14
1926 - The Browns beat the Yankees 6-1 and 6-2 in a total time of 2:07, a major league record for a quick doubleheader. After the first game is played in 1:12, the second game takes only 55 minutes, the fastest game in American League history.

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westcoastsox said...

Why do I have a feeling we're going to be better against Hughes than we would have been against Mosely?

redsock said...

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

***

4.5 GB with 7 to go.

Make it happen!

redsock said...

Playoff Odds (last 2 days):

NYY - down from 99.8% to 99.2%
BOS - up from 0.2% to 0.8%

That's an increase of 400%!!!

Fuck Yeah!!!

L-girl said...

Who would have ever thought that being a Red Sox fan would turn you into the most crazily optimistic fan on the planet??

Amy said...

OK, so Firefox is still giving me problems with Blogger so I am giving IE a try. And I HATE IE. We'll see how long I can tolerate this.

Amy said...

And why does IE have to ask every single time whether I want to display non-secure items??

ARGGH.

Benjamin said...

Maybe install one of the beta versions of Firefox?

Amy said...

OK, I can't stand IE. Back on Firefox, but probably going to get too frustrated to post much since I have to copy and save each post just in case Blogger eats it, which it seems to do 50% of the time.

And Jon Miller night. Uch.

At least we have a chance of sweeping the Yankees, making it all worthwhile.

L-girl said...

IE doesn't really get along with Blogger. I dislike Firefox but was forced to switch to it for Bloggery needs.

L-girl said...

PS Jon Miller is not on the radio. The radio is on your computer.

L-girl said...

Amy, if you need a login for MLB Audio, email me.

Amy said...

God, Joe Morgan is really stupid. Usually I don't hear him, but this time I decided to listen to see why everyone thinks he is so stupid. Now I see.

redsock said...

Who would have ever thought that being a Red Sox fan would turn you into the most crazily optimistic fan on the planet??

2004 is the gift that will never stop giving.

I am really not so crazily optimistic, but since I no longer have to worry that a season without a title puts me closer to death without having experienced one, I can relax and have fun.

It is a massive long shot. They will not break my heart by no doing it or if they almost do it but fail. But why not think it *could* happen -- since, it is literally possible. It would be amazing if it did!!

Amy said...

Thanks, L. I will probably switch to watching on the computer in a bit anyway out of deference to Harvey who is now in his office, avoiding the game. Poor Harv.

redsock said...

God, Joe Morgan is really stupid. Usually I don't hear him, but this time I decided to listen to see why everyone thinks he is so stupid. Now I see.

You have seen merely one shaving of snow atop an iceberg that is so fuckin big you would not believe it...

Amy said...

Why don't you like Firefox? I find it has far fewer glitches and freezes than IE.

L-girl said...

Oh yeah, poor Harvey. We all feel sooo sorry for him.

Amy said...

That whole thing about Ortiz just was so dumb and annoying.

Amy said...

Hehe. I have another friend who is a die-hard Yankee fan who emailed me when the score was 10-1 the other night. She told me how tough it was for her. I did not feel one bit of sympathy.

But Harvey...well, I have to be somewhat empathetic. Or at least try. ;)

redsock said...

Okay. Go say this to Harvey:

"Smart people with computers say it is like 99.2% certain that the Yankees will make the playoffs. (Sure, they might not get far with no pitching, but there's really nothing to sweat about right now.) Why are you not watching these games?"

Let me know what he says.

L-girl said...

Allan knows how you feel.

L-girl said...

I texted my sister last night but I was very gentle. I never know if she'll take it as a joke or not so I tread carefully.

Amy said...

Oh, Allan, why would I want to pick a fight? Right now I can watch the game peacefully.

34 years of marriage has taught me sometimes you just have to let things go!

L-girl said...

I don't know what Harvey is sweating about either, unless he just hates the WC and feels it's division or nothing?

Benjamin said...

Smart people with computers say it is like 99.2% certain that the Yankees will make the playoffs.

Which is why switching up their rotation and pitching Hughes is such a panic move. They're more worried about winning the press tomorrow than winning the season or post season.

redsock said...

dice, dude!

redsock said...

You don't want to know anything. *I* want to know! He can fight with me!

L-girl said...

Which is why switching up their rotation and pitching Hughes is such a panic move. They're more worried about winning the press tomorrow than winning the season or post season.

Definitely how Girardi manages.

Benjamin said...

He can fight with me!

Yes, let's you and him fight.

L-girl said...

Yeah yeah yeah, fight fight fight! Allan vs Harvey smackdown!!!

Hee hee.

Amy said...

Listen, I don't get it either. But like I said, I have learned to let certain things go. There are enough things to fight about in life; this just isn't one of them!

L-girl said...

Seriously though, I didn't mean actually ask Harvey that, I'm just asking you, what is he nervous about?

Amy said...

???

All I can say is that in 2004 when I was watching the ALCS, there were times my heart was pounding so hard that I thought I was going to die. Maybe he already feels that way?

I dunno. He says it just is not enjoyable for him. What can I say?

redsock said...

I know he said weeks (months?) ago that he was worried about the Red Sox. Is that still it?

Did he get this way during the post-season last year?

L-girl said...

I don't think Amy is going to enlighten us any further.

redsock said...

oooh, nice curve on 2-0!

redsock said...

fuck yeah, attack that zone!

see? it works!

L-girl said...

Damn! Who is this guy?

Amy said...

Since 2004, maybe even 2003, when we almost killed each other. He has said each September that he would rather see the Yankees lose than to have to play the Red Sox in the ALCS again.

Now there's no chance of that this season, but he obviously still feels the same.

Everyone is made differently.

Amy said...

Shh, let's not jinx it. Whoever is out there pretending to be DiceK is doing just fine.

redsock said...

Everyone is made differently.

Ain't that the truth.

L-girl said...

I've said it many times, but I don't know how you two made it through 03 and 04. It is a testament to an amazing marriage.

L-girl said...

Everyone is made differently.

Ain't that the truth.


It's what makes life wonderful. Vive le difference.

Amy said...

Thanks. It sure wasn't easy. But life is filled with challenges. People endure much worse than baseball wars. But yeah, we do love each other a lot. :)

L-girl said...

I don't know if marriages endure much worse than 2003 and 2004. ;)

Amy said...

Wow, DiceK, keep it going!

Amy said...

Hall!

L-girl said...

half dong!

Benjamin said...

Ha ha.

redsock said...

nice catch.

redsock said...

how about first dong for lars?

L-girl said...

Swisher is like a Schadenfreude post unto himself.

Amy said...

Joe, SHUT UP!

Amy said...

What Major League players is he suggesting would have been better than the youngsters that have been doing so well?

Amy said...

Orel chiming in. Uch.

L-girl said...

Amy, you have the power.

Amy said...

LOL, Laura! I am just channeling Allan since he isn't complaining.

L-girl said...

Allan is always complaining. He may not always be typing his complaints, but he is always complaining.

Amy said...

Some fire, please/

Amy said...

OK, VMart, do your thing.

redsock said...

From his ESPN chats, it is pretty clear that Morgan watches no baseball other than the game he does on Sunday night and has shown very little evidence of bothering to read much about other teams. I guess he talks to players on the field before the game.

Meaning, you follow the game more than he does. He is an idiot. He is no different than any other moron blabbing about baseball, but he gets to be on TV.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Joe... if they don't make it, it's not the PawSox guys' fault. Unless you count when Beckett rehabbed there.

Must be radio time.

Amy said...

YES!!!

Benjamin said...

Yay.

L-girl said...

Victor!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

What the eff is Joe Morgan talking about?

Amy said...

I suppose perhaps Joe can at least provide some insight as a former player that I never could, but yeah, I see what you mean.

Amy said...

Papi, blow it out of the park.

Amy said...

Damn. Oh, well, we are ahead. But another three would have been sweet.

redsock said...

If you have some spare time, click.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

They made the decision not to replace any of the injured players? I'm with Amy. Who do you replace them with? And, how do you get them? What do you have to give up??

L-girl said...

Some years ago, there was some Jackie Robinson - themed baseball thing, the anniversary of his ML debut I guess, and a celebration of African-Americans in baseball. Stuart Scott was emceeing (I think), and he had various people in the booth with him.

I couldn't believe it was the same Joe Morgan. He was - I swear - smart and articulate and very strong about racism, what the game was like when he came up. (Still segregated in the South when he was in the minors.)

No idea how, but he was like a different person.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

As my son was just asking the same questions I told him about the FJM site.

redsock said...

Steve (New York): Joe, you did the Yankee game last Sunday, what were your thoughts on Joba Chamberlain?

Joe Morgan: He threw the ball well. I saw a guy who was quickly gaining major league starting experience. You have to remember, the Red Sox make hitting adjustments well, and aside from that one bad inning, he controlled them very well.


Questions for learning:

1. According to the text, how did Joba Chamberlain throw the ball?

(A. "Well.")

2. How do the Red Sox make hitting adjustements?

(A. "Well.")

3. How did Joba Chamberlain, aside from one bad inning, control the Red Sox?

(A. "Well.")

****

Joe is consistent.

Amy said...

That is hysterical!

L-girl said...

Dice baby!

redsock said...

This afternoon:
SEA - 000 023 100 - 6 10 0
FKR - 000 020 000 - 2 9 2

redsock said...

Matsuzaka rounding into playoff form just in time!

L-girl said...

I actually listened to the Rays game at work today. Just to get away from Annoying Coworker. She thought I was listening to "my" game.

Benjamin said...

Posada gets banged up, so the camera focuses on Hughes. Great job, ESPN.

redsock said...

From 2008:

Mark: Joe, as of right now who is the AL MVP?

Joe Morgan: That's difficult to answer because the season is not over,


KT: The question was "as of right now."

Theoretical Joe Morgan: Right, and it's hard to answer because of what will happen in the future.

KT: But...the question is: right now, who's the MVP. Like, now. At this moment.

TJM: But I can't answer that, because I can't tell the future.

KT: Hang on. Let me try something. What time is it.

TJM: No way to tell.

KT: Because you don't know what time it will be in the future?

TJM: Correct.

KT: Fair enough.

***

Chris (London, UK): What's your take on the Mariners this season? Are they underperforming, or were they always going to be this bad?

Joe Morgan: I think they are underperforming and a lot of it could be injuries and the bad start which cost them their cofidence.


I just got 102 points on Scrabulous with "cofidence."

I thought they were going to be in it in the West. I think their confidence has eroded due to the bad start and the many tough losses they have suffered in the proccess.

Reasons Cited So Far For Mariners' Underperformance:

1. Injuries
2. Bad start
3. Loss of cofidence from bad start
4. Loss of confidence due to bad start
5. Losses

I thought they were a better team than this and the bad luck continues with the Hernadez injury.

And we come back all the way around to #1 with:

6. Injuries.

****

L-girl said...

Radio guys talking about Ken Burns & ESPN specials coming up. I hope we can see them soon. Can't wait!

redsock said...

Posada gets banged up, so the camera focuses on Hughes. Great job, ESPN.

Really! The correct thing to do there is show Jeter.

SoSock said...

Hey, that was a good play. I saw the damn thing. It was a good play. Those things happen quite often in baseball. They are a big part of the reasn I love baseball so much. It sure as hell wasn't worth repeating numerous times and treating it as though nobody else could have possiblt done that. I'll put Petey's defensive skills up against Cono's ant day of the week.

SoSock said...

I apparently have t-for-y-itis

redsock said...

MLBTV has had a commercial for the Burns Inning for awhile. It makes it sound horrible -- like an Entertainment Tonight production, "the superstars, the [somethings], the scandals" -- though I know it won't be.

L-girl said...

apparenylt

L-girl said...

I'm sure it's Ken Burns being Ken Burns. He'll do what he does.

Benjamin said...

I still have the image in my head of naked Joe Morgan playing grabass in the locker room, from FJM day on Deadspin.

L-girl said...

Boy people went nuts over the FJM-at-Deadspin thing.

Benjamin said...

Thanks, Slappy.

redsock said...

GIDP-Rod.

SoSock said...

Benjamin - that was one of the funniest things I've read in a long time.

DP-ROD!!!!!

Amy said...

ARod DP!

SoSock said...

Or should that be D-PRod?

redsock said...

I still have the image in my head of naked Joe Morgan playing grabass in the locker room, from FJM day on Deadspin.

The best was KT's followup describing Leake goosing someone with a bat as trying "to clock some Guiliani Time".

redsock said...

FJM was one of the greatest websites ever -- if smart meta-criticism of idiot sportswriters is your thing. (And it is.)

L-girl said...

No comment.

redsock said...

ah, the ol' 3-6-2 double play!

SoSock said...

Tough break DP

Amy said...

Damn. DP revenge.

L-girl said...

I have to get ready to go. Sunday night games are so bad for my work schedule.

Hopefully I won't get assaulted by a cop on the way home.

Amy said...

Assaulted by a cop??

L-girl said...

Heh, I thought you would appreciate that, Amy. Had a little run-in last night. See wmtc.

L-girl said...

Gotta go, see you all later for dirty water.

Amy said...

K, I will check it out. Must have missed it on my Google Reader feed.

redsock said...

A belated FU to Pete Abraham for this blog post:

***

Rolling the Dice a bad idea for the Red Sox
Posted by Peter Abraham
1:11 PM

Unless the Red Sox are going to spring a surprise on the Yankees tonight, Daisuke Matsuzaka will start instead of Clay Buchholz.

Thursday's day off gave the Red Sox the opportunity to skip Matsuzaka and bring Buchholz back against the Yankees on normal rest.

But instead, rather than offend the sensibilities of a delicate genius like Dice-K, the Sox will send him to the mound tonight. ...

***

Dice also says FU.

Amy said...

SCORE RUNS NOW!

redsock said...

PC:

Hughes: 17-10-26 12-17-11 = 93
Dice-K: 11-15-15 7-9-11 = 68

redsock said...

2 on, 0 outs

Robertson in.

SoSock said...

Looking potentially productive here...........

SoSock said...

Kalish could really endear himself to me right here.

Benjamin said...

Almost beat it out, I guess.

SoSock said...

NICE! Almost got the bonus

redsock said...

Big time, Lars, big time.

Benjamin said...

Bleh.

SoSock said...

damn. squanderage

redsock said...

9 outs.

SoSock said...

Dear Dice.

Plz remain strong.

Thank you,

RSN

8!

Dr. Jeff said...

Nice Last Waltz reference...

SoSock said...

shit

Benjamin said...

Poop.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Sucky, sucky, sucky

redsock said...

we just hit the "dry your eyes" portion of the evening.

redsock said...

and on 0-2? fuck.

Amy said...

Hate ARod. Hate Arod/

Dr. Jeff said...

Looked like those fans reached over the wall, how is that not interference?

redsock said...

top of the order in the 8th.

redsock said...

how is that not interference?

They are Yankee fans at Yankee Staidum.

Dr. Jeff said...

Maybe I didn't see a closeup, but you would think Francona could have at least asked about it.

Dr. Jeff said...

Anyway, Boston should have at least 4 runs by now. Time for those bats to wake up. Too bad Yook can't come off the bench like Gibson in 88 and hit a 3 run dong.

AWESOME CATCH!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I like Kalish.

SoSock said...

Damn. Just......damn. What a catch!

redsock said...

DIVE AND ROLL!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Okay, time to get some runs. Let's make it happen.

redsock said...

Okay, we really cannot lose this game.

NY's magic number is 3 and if we lose, it is down to 1. Which means any NY win or Sox loss all next week = no miracle.

redsock said...

wood in:

scutaro
drew
victor
tiz
beltre

Benjamin said...

It starts with one.

redsock said...

OnFire vs Wood has to be in our favor.

SoSock said...

Bring on Fruitbat

redsock said...

Attention V-Mart shoppers ....

redsock said...

Keep the dream alive, Adrian.

redsock said...

girardi in game 7 mode.

Benjamin said...

Poopity poop.

SoSock said...

Damn LOBotomy

Amy said...

Damn....

redsock said...

wow - i am shocked that ball 3 inside did not get called. that is in the expanded fb-zone.

redsock said...

9th:
lowrie
kalish
hall
anderson

(+ bench)

---

let jed hit, ph for (at least) kalish and lars with lowell, tek, or microwave

redsock said...

"Lee Jeans Hunt for October"

redsock said...

TGTN-W

SoSock said...

Nice.
Runs plz......

redsock said...

most important inning of the season...

redsock said...

gave that a ride. damn.

i guess with no one on, no ph?

SoSock said...

Crap

redsock said...

SB!

and rivera not getting his wide zone!

SoSock said...

In scoring position!

(with apologies to our host, who disapproves of the term) :)

SoSock said...

YA-FUCKING-HOO!
At 3rd!

Benjamin said...

!!!

redsock said...

HALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SoSock said...

YEEEEEE-HAAAWWWWWW!

SoSock said...

Keep the line moving boys!

redsock said...

FUCK YEAH , RUN

redsock said...

RUN RUN RUN

Amy said...

YES!!!

RedSoxDiehard said...

Oh, this is beautiful. I am laughing sooooo hard!

Amy said...

Will that be the Dave Roberts steal of 2010?

Amy said...

YES! We go ahead!

Benjamin said...

!!!!!

redsock said...

motherfucking yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3-2...............

Mrs.GotRibe said...

And playing the role of LBJ tonight is...Bill Hall.

redsock said...

Sox: "Stealing is fun. We shoulda done this decades ago!!!"

Amy said...

Does Laura need a text message? Or is she home?

redsock said...

i think bot was up.

rain pouring down

Benjamin said...

Is Harvey still ignoring the game? :)

SoSock said...

"Baserunners are 8-8 against Rivera this year - and four for four - THIS INNING" (My caps)


That's just awesome :)

redsock said...

fruitbat nearing 30 pitches

Amy said...

(He went to walk the dog.)

Amy said...

Oy, Papelbon.

redsock said...

4 SB in the span of 11 pitches!

special thanks to dumbo.

Ish said...

Woooooooooow. HAHAHAHAHA.

L-girl said...

Just got home, Allan giving me PBP but now I have MLB Audio. This is so cool!

redsock said...

she called during hall's AB and asked what the final score was. ... i called her on the bus to tell her about slappy's dong, but she never heard anything, so she thought we were still up.

we weer on the phone for the two runs, then she went off to try to find it on tv.

L-girl said...

Does Laura need a text message? Or is she home?

Thanks Amy :)

Allan called me on the bus but I couldn't hear him... had to wait til I got home and called.

redsock said...

SNUFFER, IT IS TIME TO SNUFF!!

L-girl said...

Sunday night games not on TV here anymore! (They may be on a station we don't get.)

But I have radio and you guys so I'm happy.

Ish said...

SNUFF THIS BITCH!!! Or something thereabouts.

SoSock said...

OK, everybody (especially Amy) clinch your butts!

A week ago I'd have never believed there would be any tension involved in this game other than the basic anti-MFY aspect

L-girl said...

Too bad he can't be Mr 27 today, but this works too.

Ish said...

Bill Hall's base hit was the first time I screamed "YES!!!" with a hard clap of the hands this season.

Amy said...

I can't believe I am tense about this game. How strange when I gave up the season so long ago!

Ish said...

3-0 don'tcha know.

SoSock said...

Damn Blue. That was a strike.....

Amy said...

I do NOT want to see ARod again, Papelbon.

L-girl said...

No cause for butt clenching. It's in the bag.

Amy said...

SHIT

Benjamin said...

Bill Hall's base hit was the first time I screamed "YES!!!" with a hard clap of the hands this season.

His slide into third was also positively Joba-esque (in the sense of emphatic fist pumps, not in the sense of drunk driving or shitty baseball play).

L-girl said...

Still is...

redsock said...

dp pls

Ish said...

This is where the deer looks like it's alive but half the people are trying to convince the other half it's only post-mortem reflexes.

redsock said...

okay, now THIS is the most important half-inning of the season.

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