September 27, 2010

G156: Red Sox 6, White Sox 1

Red Sox   - 201 010 101 - 6 16  0
White Sox - 000 010 000 - 1 6 0
Adrian Beltre went 4-for-5, Marco Scutaro went 3-for-5, and Victor Martinez went 3-for-4 as Boston coasted to victory. Buchholz (8-5-1-1-5, 108) was in total command.

Both Beltre and David Ortiz collected their 100th RBI tonight. Beltre, Ortiz, and Martinez each drove in two runs. Scutaro scored three times.

The Blue Jays beat the Yankees 7-5 (A.J. Burnett: 2.1-7-7-1-1, 48!) and the Orioles beat the Rays 4-0.

Boston is 5.5 GB New York in the WC with six games to go. If they had held won last night, they might be a mere 3.5 GB right now.
Example
Boston's playoff hopes are still alive ...

If, and only if, they go 7-0 this week and the Yankees go 0-6. That would give both teams a 93-69 record and force a one-game playoff for the WC!Clay Buchholz / Mark Buehrle
Scutaro, 2B
McDonald, RF
Martinez, C
Beltre, 3B
Ortiz, DH
Lowell, 1B
Lowrie, SS
Hall, LF
Kalish, CF
7 PM:
Yankees/Blue Jays
Orioles/Rays
Example
September 27, 1940: Rowdy fans in Cleveland shower the field with fruit and vegetables during a game with the Tigers. At one point, a fan drops a crate of tomatoes on Tigers catcher Birdie Tebbetts*'s head while he sits in the bullpen, knocking him out. The police hold the offender until after the game and allow Tebbetts to beat him up. The fan later files assault charges, but Tebbetts is acquitted.

*: Born in Burlington, VT.

39 comments:

redsock said...

Pierre, LF
Vizquel, 2B
Rios, CF
Konerko, 1B
Ramirez, DH
Pierzynski, C
Quentin, RF
Ramirez, SS
Morel, 3B

MacLeodCartoons said...

We can do it! Ken Burns is gonna have to make a whole new episode just to document the most astounding choke in history. I can feel it.
It's hard to type in a straitjacket, by the way.

SoSock said...

Damn. Just....damn.
Although I knew it was coming, it sux to have it actually here.
Oh well, off to the bar for music and adult beverages. I'll drink a toast to what could have been if I see an undesirable final on the linescore feed.

redsock said...

MFY - 000
TOR - 113

hey now.

redsock said...

MFY - 000
TOR - 114

Good ol' AJ!

redsock said...

how about it, flo?

redsock said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

Ow. AJ had time to read 1/3 of IJ before he tagged Tiz.

Amy said...

Here, but so tired. Too tired to thread. Late night last night killed me today!

redsock said...

MFY - 000 0
TOR - 115

redsock said...

bogar can go fuck off.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Just got home. Cool, 3-0. From the thread, it looks like Papi was thrown out at home?

It sure would be a lot better to have an elimination number of three instead of one.

Jay (my husband) said that the way the Sox lost the game last night was a microcosm of the entire season.

redsock said...

nice hacking.

redsock said...

wow - nice arm

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Was that Lowell running????

RedSoxDiehard said...

From the thread, it looks like Papi was thrown out at home?

Except I just rewound the replay, and it really looked like AJ had the ball in his bare hand but tagged Papi with the glove. You can't do that, can you?

redsock said...

ha ha - HE OUT!

redsock said...

no, you cannot do that.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

No you can't do that. But somehow, it seems to happen several times a season. What are the umps looking at?

redsock said...

MFY - 000 020 3*
TOR - 115 000
* still batting

BAL - 000 010 3
TOR - 000 000

RedSoxDiehard said...

LOL, if I ever caught a ball, that's what it would look like!

L-girl said...

Jay (my husband) said that the way the Sox lost the game last night was a microcosm of the entire season.

How so?

We were ahead almost the whole game. Not so for the season.

RedSoxDiehard said...

WTH? Didn't Clay catch that? Why is there nobody out? What kind of strange dimension am I in tonight?

RedSoxDiehard said...

OK, never mind, Rewound again, and I see it bounced in front of the plate before Clay fielded it. Thought I was going to have to have my eyes (or probably head) examined.

If anyone else has the ability to go back to that play at the plate and see which hand he had the ball in, I'd be curious if I saw that right too!

L-girl said...

Nice catch, Hall! I didn't think he was going to get that.

redsock said...

MFY - 000 020 30
TOR - 115 000 0

BAL - 000 010 30
TOR - 000 000 00

L-girl said...

Oh man. Did that just happen?

L-girl said...

An automatic double /Benjamin

Mrs.GotRibe said...

L, I would guess it was partly bullpen related, as the winning run was walked in.

My take? Heartbreaking, hanging in there but not having quite enough.

redsock said...

damn that loss last night hurts.

MFY - 000 020 300 - 5 9 0
TOR - 115 000 00x - 7 9 1

BAL - 000 010 300 - 4 9 1
TOR - 000 000 000 - 0 3 1

L-girl said...

Thanks, Mrs G. I wouldn't characterize it that way, but if he doesn't follow the team closely (?), I could see it would look that way.

Amazing that Texas clinched with the exact same record as the Sox.

redsock said...

you cannot put that on the board.

yes.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Yes, he follows closely. He just doesn't watch every game like I do. He is the original Red Sox fan of the family, so he has lived through all of the heartbreakers.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Man, I hate getting facebook requests from people I don't know if I know. I'm never sure what to do with them.

L-girl said...

Beltre's had some night.

OK, enough of this. Time for bed. Night all.

Don't drink the water! It may be almost eliminated, but it is dirty.

redsock said...

crap - blew a shot at a neat palindrome linescore:

201 010 101

redsock said...

a kevin cash sighting!!!

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

Still alive.
5.5 GB with 6 to play!

Amy said...

Dirty! And at a reasonable hour!