September 30, 2010

G159: White Sox 8, Red Sox 2

Red Sox   - 002 000 000 - 2  7  0
White Sox - 101 420 00x - 8 11 1
Lester's (4-9-8-5-5, 99) bid to grab his 20th win of the season was short-lived.

Juan Pierre (3-for-4, 3 runs, 3 SB) scored in both the first and third. With two outs in the fourth, Lester walked Pierre and Alexei Ramirez before giving up a grand slam to Paul Konerko. Lester started the fifth by allowing a single to Ramon Castro and a home run to Dayan Viciedo, and that was the end of his night -- and his 2010 season.

Victor Martinez's clubbed a two-run dong that gave Boston a 2-1 lead for a few minutes. Marco Scutaro and Mike Lowell both singled and doubled.

The game was delayed for 21 minutes in the bottom of the sixth when most of the light towers went dark.
Example
Jon Lester / John Danks
Scutaro, 2B
McDonald, RF
Martinez, C
Beltre, 3B
Lowell, DH
Lowrie, SS
Kalish, CF
Hall, LF
Anderson, 1B
Example
September 30:

1976 - The White Sox's lineup against the Angels is in numerical order by field position: C-1B-2B-SS-3B-LF-CF-RF-DH. They lose 7-3.

1988 - Toronto's Dave Stieb loses a no-hitter with one out remaining for the second consecutive start. In his last start, a 1-0 win over Cleveland, he went 8.2 no-hit innings before Julio Franco singled to center. Tonight, Jim Traber bloops a single into right field, but Stieb gets the next batter and wins 4-0.

34 comments:

redsock said...

Pierre, LF
A. Ramirez, SS
Konerko, DH
Jones, CF
Castro, C
Viciedo, 1B
Morel, 3B
De Aza, RF
Lilibridge, 2B

Zenslinger said...

Is it OK to want Lester to get 20 wins even if you know wins aren't a good stat?

I was at the Giants game last night and am going Saturday. Is it OK to hope they don't clinch until Saturday, even though that could endanger their chances?

redsock said...

Both are okay!

redsock said...

I like Werner's US map made out of license plates.

Zenslinger said...

Is it OK if I throw my students' papers into the recycling bin instead of grading them?

redsock said...

Fine with me. (Very responsible to recycle them than tossing them in a trash can.)

Amy said...

LOL! I love Zen's questions, especially the last one. I feel that way all the time....

redsock said...

CLEAN UP ON AISLE 3!

Ish said...

Is it OK if I look and admire Mike Lowell's dong when he shows it right here?

Ish said...

Looks like he didn't think it was OK so he refused to show it.

Ish said...

Career high in stolen bases for Juan Pierre. Cool.

Zenslinger said...

Anyone have strong feelings about the spelling of okay/OK?

Where the hell does a word like OK come from anyway?

Ish said...

Fact: The only reason I wrote "OK" instead of "okay" is because you did, Zen. Normally I say "okay." Okay? OK.

redsock said...

some thoughts on okay

redsock said...

17 theories, okay?

redsock said...

actually, heidi, if lowell is retiring, then the sox do NOT have any decision to make on him.

Zenslinger said...

I have to admit to baiting Allan into doing this research, as I decided to grade the papers before my 7:00 class instead of tossing them.

Zenslinger said...

.877 OPS for Lowrie before the game started, compared to .716 for Scutaro this year...and .869 in Pedroia's MVP year.

Hrrrm.

Ish said...

How many plate appearances do/did those three players have?

Zenslinger said...

Lowrie 159
Scut 629
Pede 653

I understand the significance of those numbers. It was a "Just sayin'" kind comment, but I don't like sayin' "Just sayin'".

redsock said...

that was not OK

redsock said...

nearly 40 pitches this inning

redsock said...

38, actually.

Ish said...

which is nearly 40.

redsock said...

Manuel in, on 20 days rest!

Ish said...

And he's throwing mid-80s. That must mean he throws mid-70s when used regularly.

redsock said...

fookin pierre

RedSoxDiehard said...

When was the last time we played a "game called on account of darkness"?

Amy said...

Delayed for electrical failure??

redsock said...

sox back on field, warming up, i think

Ish said...

@IanMBrowne: "One wiseguy in the press box just cracked that the White Sox are saving money for Konerko."

Ish said...

DOCTAH!!!!

redsock said...

FKR - 000 100 100 - 2 6 2
KCR - 111 000 00x - 3 6 0

FKR 94-65
MFY 94-65

Ish said...

"Will the Red Sox win another game in 2010?" That's now a legitimate question.