October 2, 2010

G160: Yankees 6, Red Sox 5 (10)

Yankees - 003 020 000 1 - 6 11  0
Red Sox - 201 000 110 0 - 5 11 2
A check swing grounder by Derek Jeter in the 10th inning got past Jonathan Papelbon's glove and Bill Hall's bare-handed grab attempt, and Brett Gardner scored from second base.

The Red Sox -- Felipe Lopez, Ryan Kalish, Eric Patterson -- went quietly in the bottom of the 10th against Mariano Rivera. J.D. Drew, a better hitter than any of the three guys who actually batted in the inning, watched the end of the game from the on-deck circle; he was going to pinch-hit for Kevin Cash.

Dumbo Posada tried very hard to give the game to Boston -- the runs in the seventh and eighth both scored on wild pitches that the Yankee catcher botched. A third run nearly scored on Posada's throwing error after the eighth-inning wild pitch, but Josh Reddick was thrown out trying to score from second by Ramiro Pena, with Kerry Wood making the tag.

Mike Lowell hit a two-run double to right-center in the first, walked and scored in the third, and singled high off the Wall in the fifth.
Example
Andy Pettitte / Tim Wakefield
McDonald, CF
Lowrie, SS
Martinez, C
Ortiz, DH
Lowell, 1B
Hall, RF
Nava, LF
Navarro, 3B
Lopez, 2B
First game of a Saturday doubleheader. Fox gets its broadcast at 4 -- and the nightcap will start about 9 PM.

Marco Scutaro will not play in the remaining games.

Also today: Rays (0.5 GB)/Royals.
Example
October 2:

1953 - Carl Erskine (9-6-2-3-14) of the Dodgers sets a World Series record with 14 strikeouts in Game 3 against the Yankees at Ebbets Field.

1963 - Sandy Koufax (9-6-2-3-15) of the Dodgers breaks Erskine's record by striking out 15 batters in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium.

1968 - Bob Gibson (9-5-0-1-17) of the Cardinals breaks Koufax's record by striking out 17 Tigers in Game 1 at Busch Stadium. That remains the record.

Before 1953, the record had been 13, set by Howard Ehmke of the A's in Game 1 in 1929 -- though not on October 2.

60 comments:

redsock said...

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

redsock said...

Exciting stuff with the W-L contest! The only two contestants still alive are the ones with the two worst predictions.

If the Sox go 0-3: no winner.

If the Sox go 1-2: no winner.

If the Sox go 2-1: Peter L wins.

If the Sox go 3-0: Jeff R wins.

9casey said...

No Marco or Beltre for the remainder, sweet..

redsock said...

Thanks, Mike -- and thanks, Nick!!!

redsock said...

painful listening to mccarver with that atlanta 1992 story. he clearly, very early on, had no idea what he was talking about or who the players involved were, and he went slowly through it, making mistakes. ouch.

L-girl said...

Radio guys making much of the Red Sox's "need" to reach 90 wins. Yes, that will make a big difference. Uh-huh...

L-girl said...

cano

bah

redsock said...

mccarver said that nava's parents are probably just as happy for that rbi single as they were for his first pitch grand slam in his debut.

L-girl said...

Oh yeah. And his father had a really good breakfast this morning, great eggs, and he was just as happy about that as the grand slam.

L-girl said...

So I hear at the pre-game "thanks Mike" ceremony, Beckett gave Lowell 3rd base. That's cool.

L-girl said...

Bye Mike!

L-girl said...

Castig on Don's appearance for tonight's game: "I thought he headed right to the dining room when he gets here."

OB: "He does. Fuel for all those notes he has to study."

redsock said...

PASSEDBALLA!!!!!!!!!!!

and fuck you joba

redsock said...

mccarver describes what dumbo does on that ball, then says "but what catchers are taught to do..."

redsock said...

blown call on the gardner stolen base. should be out.

Dr. Jeff said...

McCarver: "Perfect throw by Martinez"...uh, wasn't it off the bag quite a bit?

redsock said...

K-lutch.

L-girl said...

Richardson: 13 walks in 13 innings

L-girl said...

OB: "You got to *want* to throw strikes"

I'm guessing Richardson probably does want to throw strikes.

L-girl said...

dropballa

Dr. Jeff said...

OK this could be good.

L-girl said...

Thanks, NYY bullpen!

L-girl said...

PASSEDBALLA BABY!!!

redsock said...

OH POSADA, I LOVE YOU!

HAHAHAHHAHHHHHHHHHHHAHA

redsock said...

okay: tied.

redsock said...

changes for the sox at c-2b-3b-ss-1f-cf-rf-p.

k-ano!

Ish said...

Here for a minute to say...

PASSEDBALLA!!!!

L-girl said...

bard!

redsock said...

hall has not launched a moon shot in awhile...

L-girl said...

due?

L-girl said...

i can't remember, what happens if 1st place & WC are tied? one-game playoff?

redsock said...

tampa wins division, based on head to head, i believe.

L-girl said...

I mean in general. NL East could be tied for 1st/WC. It goes by the teams' record against each other?

L-girl said...

Extra innings, why not. Let's see how many innings we can play in one day.

redsock said...

bot in the 10th.

Dr. Jeff said...

Typical Bot. If he blows this...GRRR.

Ish said...

Only time you have a one-game playoff is if two teams are battling for a playoff spot.

In the AL East, the Rays do hold the tiebreaker.

L-girl said...

Only time you have a one-game playoff is if two teams are battling for a playoff spot.

Yes, that's what I'm asking about. Isn't a tie for division/WC two teams battling for a playoff spot?

Are you saying there is never a one-game playoff for WC vs division?

L-girl said...

Good old Bot.

Dr. Jeff said...

totally bush league.

redsock said...

looked like bot should have gloved that 3-hopper. then a horrible play by hall to let it get by him.

redsock said...

some heavy lumber in the 10th:

lopez
mcdonald
patterson
cash

L-girl said...

vs mo

redsock said...

on bench: drew and tek

redsock said...

Maybe Fruitbat can be Fruitbot today.

L-girl said...

kalish ph microwave

L-girl said...

ha, fruitbot

redsock said...

weak ass garbage no authority waving swing, f u lopez.

redsock said...

cash walk off

-- might as well call it now.

Ish said...

Nearing Game 2 scheduled start time. I wonder when they'll start it. 10? 10:30?

L-girl said...

oh fer crissakes

L-girl said...

cash walk off

The money shot?

L-girl said...

Clean water. Good night.

redsock said...

in the old days of regular doubleheaders, there was about 30-40 minutes between games.

redsock said...

great idea, leaving drew on deck with shittier hitters making outs ahead of him.

Dr. Jeff said...

Very frustrating. Ok, did Bogar send the second runner on the passed ball play? Or was it the runner's choice (i forget who was on 2nd)

Ish said...

There's never a one-game playoff to decide div/WC. It's a pre-determined tiebreaker.

L-girl said...

But those were actual double-headers: two games for the price of one, one set of tickets sold.

Now they have to clear out the whole park and start all over.

redsock said...

Abraham says "third base coach Tim Bogar sent Reddick to the plate. He was thrown out by third baseman Ramiro Pena."

redsock said...

SoSHer LynnRice75: "Wow. The Sox lost a nut-crunching extra inning game to the Yankees that featured Paplebon in a crucial situation, a nearly unknown batter up in crunch time, and a cheap Jeter hit. I did not see that coming!"