April 2, 2011

G2: Rangers 12, Red Sox 5

Red Sox - 020 100 200 -  5  8  0
Rangers - 102 621 00x - 12 15  1
Lackey: 3.2-10-9-2-3, 86. Seven of the 10 hits were for extra bases*: three doubles, two triples, and two home runs, including a grand slam from Adrian Beltre. The Chin got two outs in the fourth, and then crumbled as the next seven Rangers reached base.

* Seven extra-base hits allowed was a new career-worst for Lackey. He also became the first Red Sox pitcher since Luis Tiant in 1974 to give up what Alex Speier called "a double cycle" (at least two singles, two doubles, two triples and two home runs) in the same game.

In his previous 266 career starts, only once had Lackey allowed more runs than he did tonight: September 26, 2008, when Texas pummeled him for 12 hits and 10 runs in only 2.2 innings. (Lackey also allowed nine runs to the Red Sox on August 5, 2003. He allowed seven runs in the third inning that night, yet was not yanked until he allowed the first three guys in the fifth to reach base!)

David Ortiz's two-run homer in the second and RBI grounder in the fourth gives him 1,004 career RBI as a DH, passing Edgar Martinez and taking his place as #1 on the all-time list. (Another one of Martinez's record fell in Seattle, as Ichiro Suzuki became the Mariners' new leader in career hits with #2,248.)

Adrian Gonzalez had two singles and a double and Jacoby Ellsbury hit a two-run homer in the seventh.

It is being reported that Ian Kinsler became the first player in major league history to hit leadoff home runs in the first two games of the season. He did lead off the first inning in both games, but shouldn't that phrase apply only to the actual leadoff batter of the game -- in the top of the first?

The last time Boston started a season 0-2 was 2005. Those Red Sox won their next two games.
Example
John Lackey / Colby Lewis

166 comments:

allan said...

1. Just a note to say I really appreciate that so many people have made the game threads a regular part of their Red Sox watching experience. I'm always a little surprised when the chat picks up again after the winter. Thanks!

2. Dr. Jeff created a few graphs of the W-L Contest entries. I added them to the end of the entries post, so go check 'em out.

allan said...

DET -
MFY -

4PM - Penny/Burnett

allan said...

Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Crawford LF
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
Drew RF
Saltalamacchia C
Scutaro SS

Kinsler 2B
Andrus SS
Hamilton LF
Beltre 3B
Young DH
Cruz RF
Moreland 1B
Torrealba C
Borbon CF

allan said...

DET - 001 02
MFY - 330 0

Teix with another 3-run dong in 2nd

meunier said...

Odd to have the Saturday night game not be on ESPN.

allan said...

DET - 001 020 02
MFY - 330 031 0

&

Rookie Kyle Drabek, son of Doug Drabek, took a no-hitter into the 6th (7-1-1-3-7) as the Jays beat the Twins again and are 2-0.

9casey said...

meunier said...
Odd to have the Saturday night game not be on ESPN.



It is usually Sunday for ESPN

allan said...

DET - 001 020 021 - 6 10 2
MFY - 330 031 00x - 10 12 1

Philip said...

Okay, when Beltre talks it looks SO MUCH like it's dubbed over. Is this just me thinking this?

allan said...

Okay ... the Chin for the Win!

allan said...

L is blocked from Blogger at work, and sends a Hi!

allan said...

LBJ BB - OBP now .667!

allan said...

oh fuck this shit ............

allan said...

3-1 fb right down the friggin pipe.

allan said...

BIG FUCKIN FATHER !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dr. Jeff said...

Papi! i thought he caught it...

allan said...

L:

"QUADRANGUL​AR!!!!!!!!​!!!!!"

allan said...

nice loud "let's go red sox" chant!

Kathryn (nee Mrs.GotRibe) said...

I switched over from basketball just in time to see Papi hit one out.

I was sorry to see VCU lose tonight. Way to represent the CAA and Virginia. (I'm not sure anybody here cares, though).

chief said...

I can't believe it's taken until April 2 for Papi to get started.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Papi still on pace for 162.

chief said...

I care Kathryn, I went to a CAA school (William & Mary). Exciting season for VCU!

meunier said...

Papi hot out of the gate for once!

Jere said...

Watching on GD2 from a hotel in Chattanooga on the way home from Texas. Got to see the Papi dong on a live look-in. Hope we're a .500 ballclub in a few hours.

allan said...

Chatter Nooger!

Kathryn (nee Mrs.GotRibe) said...

Chief...a fellow alum!!! I graduated in '83. Notice my previous name (Mrs.GotRibe)? A not so subtle reference to the Tribe.

Pokerwolf said...

Hey guys! Just got here! Nice to see Papi in mid-season form! Wooo!!

allan said...

gee, nolan, what's it like to sit next to one of the worst war criminals of our times?

allan said...

or would that be "best" war criminals? ... he was pretty good at it.

allan said...

remy "elevates" - too late

allan said...

the surprising thing is that remy conducted an interview! how often does that happen?

Kathryn (nee Mrs.GotRibe) said...

Damn gappers. Okay Lackey, I was ready to start with a fresh slate this year, c'mon.

meunier said...

I can't stand Lackey.

allan said...

i wish elvis would leave the building.

meunier said...

I missed which Bush he was talking about.

meunier said...

<- Just got tickets for the game at the bunker in Oakland on the 20th.

allan said...

i wonder if any mediot will hint that lester's and lackey's troubles are because of salty calling pitches and not the mighty computer-brain tek?

allan said...

I missed which Bush he was talking about

Does it matter?

(W.)

Kathryn (nee Mrs.GotRibe) said...

Lester? It's April.

Lackey? Well, it's Lackey.

allan said...

WTF????????????
OUT!!!!!!!!!!

Kathryn (nee Mrs.GotRibe) said...

50 pitches through 2 1/3?

He was out!

meunier said...

Looks like he did keep contact with the bag.

allan said...

remy says look at his right hand as nesn shows an angle in which the hand is completely hidden.

he MAY have been safe, but the ump was out of position to see it. looked like a guess call to me.

meunier said...

Well H. isn't a war criminal, he helped kill JFK though.

Kathryn (nee Mrs.GotRibe) said...

Hi back to Laura. Blogger blocked at work? What's that about?

meunier said...

Indirectly I should say; there is a photo of him outside the book depository giving directions into a walkie talkie.

allan said...

Well H. isn't a war criminal

... and the sun is stone freezing cold.

Invasions and slaughters in Iraq and Panama come immediately to mind -- and he was completely involved in the terrorism and murder in Central America as VP in the 80s.

allan said...

And as I type, we get the obligatory military mention ....

Kathryn (nee Mrs.GotRibe) said...

Evil Bert...on fire!

Kathryn (nee Mrs.GotRibe) said...

And as I type, we get the obligatory military mention ....

Yep, I was actually typing "cue Allan in 3...2...1" but you were already cued and on a roll. So I left it alone.

allan said...

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK

meunier said...

Youk!

Jere said...

I was in perfect position to pick off W yesterday at the ballpark.

allan said...

you could have "allan catchphrase/rant bingo" too, i suppose.

meunier said...

I was in grade school then so I had no idea about that.

Dr. Jeff said...

Surprised they didn't get rid of Bogar after all those problems last year.

allan said...

well, you mentioned JFK, but you weren't even alive for that, so that's no excuse ....

meunier said...

That was odd.

Pokerwolf said...

Apparently, someone is a bit upset about Papi's last homer!

Kathryn (nee Mrs.GotRibe) said...

Allan bingo:

Show the damn game
BRef

allan said...

Ads during an AB
Military crap
Misuse of "Moneyball"

meunier said...

Nice get'er done.

Pokerwolf said...

I really like this Flo/Evil Bert combo!

allan said...

FLO - 1,004 RBI as DH

most ever!

Pokerwolf said...

Nice to see Youk hamming it up with Beltre. FKR losing to Baltimore 3-0.

allan said...

any don bingo yet tonight?

i have the volume semi-low at work.

Kathryn (nee Mrs.GotRibe) said...

I'll take one, but more would have been nice with two on, no outs.

Pokerwolf said...

Haven't heard anything yet for Don Bingo. I'll let you know if I do, Allan.

meunier said...

Looked at the Reno Aces roster and former Red Sox "Me no hit curveball" is with them.

RedSoxDiehard said...

I have friends over so I'm watching but only half-listening. I haven't heard any bingo phrases yet. I did show my friends the bingo card.

Pokerwolf said...

There's that "improved defense" that Lackey is going to benefit from this season. Nice catch, EB.

allan said...

That RCF gap is pissing me off.

Kathryn (nee Mrs.GotRibe) said...

Lackey gets hit hard, huh?

Pokerwolf said...

This "baserunners in scoring position in every inning" trend can end anytime now. Really.

meunier said...

That's what I call Wily Mo Peña.

Pokerwolf said...

Goddamnit!

allan said...

Maybe Me No Pitch Anything But Batting Practice can join him.

Kathryn (nee Mrs.GotRibe) said...

Okay, that's it. Have I ever mentioned....

I HATE LACKEY!

Two triples? Really?

meunier said...

Lackey gives in when he dosn't get a pitch.

Kathryn (nee Mrs.GotRibe) said...

Is this really our number 2 guy? He's going to start our home opener?

allan said...

He's just getting the kinks out.

He'll be kicking ass in 2014.

allan said...

VENUE!!!

RedSoxDiehard said...

DOESN'T THROW TO EITHER VENUE!

Drink!

Kathryn (nee Mrs.GotRibe) said...

You got it...doesn't throw to either venue.

allan said...

The Lackey Special: 2 outs, then a shit storm.

Benjamin said...

Keep pitching to contact, Lackey.

Kathryn (nee Mrs.GotRibe) said...

He'll be kicking ass in 2014.

There is so much I could say here, but at the risk of being crude...I'll leave it alone.

And here we go again. More two out runs for Lackey.

Pokerwolf said...

I guess I'll focus on the bingo game. That game won't piss me off tonight.

allan said...

8 Texas hits

2 singles
3 doubles
2 triples
1 home run

meunier said...

Wheeler warming up.

allan said...

least unpredictable hit of the game....

Kathryn (nee Mrs.GotRibe) said...

And now the granny? Are you kidding me????

meunier said...

I saw that coming because he was with us last year.

Pokerwolf said...

Yeah, Beltre had no incentive to beat the crap out of that one either. Jeez!

allan said...

Someone tell Lackey to go rub Beltre's head and then stand there with a shit-eating grin on his face....

Kathryn (nee Mrs.GotRibe) said...

I HATE LACKEY...I HATE LACKEY...I HATE LACKEY...I HATE LACKEY

Pokerwolf said...

On the plus side, Lester isn't our worst pitcher this year so far.

meunier said...

This team was in the world series last year, I'm not going to panic if we get swept by them.

Dr. Jeff said...

So grim.

Edward Lee said...

Can't wait to hear John Lackey tell us after the game about how he made all the pitches he wanted to make and got unlucky with all the fly balls finding the ground.

allan said...

ERA-wise, neither is Lackey. His is only 22.09.

Bard is at 54.00.

Jere said...

Freakin' Lackey, what the hell just happened to this game....

Kathryn (nee Mrs.GotRibe) said...

Yeah, just like Bard was satisfied with his pitching yesterday.

Pokerwolf said...

Valid point, Allan. I forgot about Bard for a minute.

allan said...

Lackey threw 86 pitches.
86!!!!!!!!!!! He's cursed. [/chb]

allan said...

L:
"is mrs g in the thread in "i hate john lackey" mode?"

Pokerwolf said...

For some reason, I really love how Wheeler prepares before he throws a pitch. The vigorous hand movement right before he throws a pitch is really interesting. I wonder why he does it.

allan said...

Reply:
"is she ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Pokerwolf said...

[chb] Do you see what this club and GM has done? They should have never let Beltre walk! It's a new curse for the Boston Red Sox! [/chb]

Kathryn (nee Mrs.GotRibe) said...

Ha, I guess each of us could have our bingo game.

allan said...

[chb] Do you see what this club and GM has done? They should have never let Beltre walk! It's a new curse for the Boston Red Sox! [/chb]

Sounds more like Mazz ... as long as he also mentions the historic blunder of not getting Teix.

Pokerwolf said...

By the way for any MFY fan that gives anyone crap about how these games are going, their team is playing the Rangers 4/15-4/17. So, check back with them then.

allan said...

Hmmmm ... a JoS Game Thread Bingo. With a few from everyone, it would work ...

but we could never play, because we'd be using them deliberately...

Pokerwolf said...

I think Mazz would go back farther than Teix at this point.

Hmmm....if Beltre trips in the infield, I bet they did the same thing to the warning track. Might be hard to catch balls that aren't hit right at the outfielders tonight because of the effing field.

RedSoxDiehard said...

24-MINUTE WAIT

allan said...

i missed that one!

Kathryn (nee Mrs.GotRibe) said...

Wow, still KK... for CC.

Pokerwolf said...

So did I! Thanks, RSD!

allan said...

wait - who had a long wait? i guess he was recapping what lewis had to deal with

allan said...

lackey was "touched" for 10 hits and 9 runs.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Yeah, something about Lewis having a 24-minute wait.

Kathryn (nee Mrs.GotRibe) said...

Well, that's it for me tonight.

See you tomorrow.

Pokerwolf said...

It's still weird to see a headline of "Manny's RBI single" and have it occuring in the game I'm not watching.

Pokerwolf said...

Shit!

tim said...

What the hell was that? Fucking lackey. He looks like he's not nearly as fat as he was last year. Same amount of suck though.

allan said...

wake up

RedSoxDiehard said...

wake up

What? I'm not asleep!..... Oh. Wake up.

allan said...

... maybe the texas bats could take a snooze.

allan said...

bright side:
papelbon has looked pretty sharp.

RedSoxDiehard said...

What's Buchholz's record against these guys?

allan said...

Clay's record?

It's Arthur Brown's "I AM THE GOD OF HELLFIRE!!!!!!!"

And he's gonna be playing it on 11.

allan said...

alright - this sets up timmeh to get a W and close the fat billy gap

RedSoxDiehard said...

OK, Wake, show these kids how it's done!

Pokerwolf said...

Only the second time Wake has been out of the 'pen in his career on back to back days? Wow.

I'd *love* a W for Timmay! Come on, Sox!

allan said...

dunno how many innings he'll go, so they better score a lot right away.

Pokerwolf said...

If he keeps pitching like that, leave him in there for awhile!

Can we have Timmeh start and Lackey pitch out of the 'pen? I'd be much happier with that situation.

allan said...

Lackey pitch out of the 'pen?

The Sarasota pen, that is. (/f. leghorn)

Pokerwolf said...

Evil BERRRTT!!!

allan said...

BERT!

tim said...

Wow, outside of HH and Lester, our rotation really is questionable. I mean, they're all SUPPOSED to be good, but Beckett, Lackey and Dice-K just don't inspire my confidence.

GONZALEZ smokin' it so far!!!

allan said...

AG hitting .714

tim said...

double "long wait" there

Pokerwolf said...

"about sholdah high" from Remy! Dangit!

tim said...

need 2 runs per inning from now to the 10th - GO!

***shit. ok fine, 3 per and take the lead in the 9th.

Pokerwolf said...

Why the hell would people watching a baseball game care about a football stadium?

allan said...

This is bullshit, man.

Pokerwolf said...

Do the Rangers hit anything besides home runs? Jesus H. Christ!

tim said...

Better now than in October is what I say.

Pokerwolf said...

Love Tito's reaction to Salty getting hit. Nice!

allan said...

LBJ DONG!

Pokerwolf said...

ELLSBURY!!!!!!!!!

Pokerwolf said...

This is the guy to hit! Let's go!!

allan said...

Wow - brilliant answer from Remy on that Q .....

allan said...

we wanna a hit ...

Rob said...

L's work blocked Blogger? That blows!

Sorry I couldn't thread tonight. Got out of work at 7 then went out to dinner with my parents.

This game sucks balls!

Amy said...

i wonder if any mediot will hint that lester's and lackey's troubles are because of salty calling pitches and not the mighty computer-brain tek?

Just coming home from an evening out. We turned on the radio in the car, and when I heard the score, although I am no mediot, I did make a similar comment. :)

allan said...

they are a bit childish at her firm. sometimes it's off, though. not today. it's odd.

Pokerwolf said...

Two on board for EB! Woo!

Rob said...

I work on a military installation and I can still get Blogger.

allan said...

hmmm ... a bert dong would make it 8-12.

allan said...

That was more like Ernie than Bert.

Pokerwolf said...

Crapola! There's a pitcher that's issuing walks and you swing at his first pitch? What gives, EB?

allan said...

i am putting mod back on and heading home a bit early with laura so i can avoid riding the bus. ... i'll check in when i get home. the game will be tied then, right?

Kathryn (nee Mrs.GotRibe) said...

OTT for Reyes. Nice.

(Yeah, I'm back)

Zenslinger said...

Have been busy all day. Can't say the baseball results are uplifting. Only good news is that TB lost again and SF wasn't swept in LA. Damn.

RedSoxDiehard said...

So is wondering who picked 160-2 in the W/L contest not funny anymore?