April 3, 2011

G3: Rangers 5, Red Sox 1

Red Sox - 000 000 100 - 1  5  0
Rangers - 011 010 11x - 5  9  1
The Rangers hit four more home runs today, giving them 11 dongs in their three-game sweep. Both Ian Kinlser and Nelson Cruz hit home runs in each of the three games.

Buchholz (6.1-5-4-2-3, 86) pitched better than his two predecessors, but his mates could not do anything with Harrison (7-5-1-2-8, 108) or the Texas bullpen (six up, six down).

Carl Crawford got his first hit as a Sock in the second inning, and he drove in Boston's only run with a seventh-inning single.
Example
Clay Buchholz / Matt Harrison

Carl Crawford (0-for-7 with four strikeouts in the first two games) is bumped down to seventh in today's lineup and Adrian Gonzalez is up in the #3 spot. Jed Lowrie and Darnell McDonald are also in the starting lineup.

The Red Sox have not started a season 0-3 since 1996, when they lost their first five games (and were 2-12 and 3-15 in late April).

The Sox were 0-for-11 with RATS last night (4-for-23 in the two games). Since the start of the 2009 season, Boston has won only six of 21 games against the Rangers.

114 comments:

allan said...

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

Kinsler DH
Young 2B
Hamilton CF
Beltre 3B
Cruz RF
Murphy LF
Napoli C
Moreland 1B
Blanco SS

David Ortiz (2 for 8, 2 HR, 4 RBI)
Adrian Gonzalez (5 for 9, 3 RBI)
Kevin Youkilis (2 for 6, 2 2B
Jacoby Ellsbury (3 for 8, 3 RS, HR, 2 BB)

Carl Crawford (0 for 7, 4 K)
Marco Scutaro (0 for 8)
Jarrod Saltalamacchia (0 for 7, 4 K)

Pete Abe's Song of the Day:
"The Revolution Starts Now" by Steve Earle

andy said...

Really the pitching is the only problem. The hitting has been great. Our pitchers start slow. That I think is by design. These games can hurt us in a tie breaker down the road but come on we will slaughter most teams going forward and also I must point out, Texas was in the WS last year. This isn't the Royals on a hot streak. I can't wait to see how we destroy the Tigers too.

allan said...

Cafardo: "There’s the school of thought that it’s too early to make Negative Nelly comments after two dreadful losses ..."

Accent on "thought", since thinking people will understand that there is 98.8% of the season left to play.

Nick: "The Sox certainly have a roster capable of rattling off 10 straight wins at the drop of a hat. ... Or at least we think they can. In these distressful times, it’s always interesting to catch the mood of Red Sox fans on Twitter."

No, it's not. Though perhaps it's more interesting than skimming through Cafardo's crap -- and seeing him copy and paste bullshit from Twitter to pad out his column.

allan said...

Bozo:
"The sky is falling on the Red Sox at this hour. But try to remember it's only two games. The season is not yet over ... All you nattering nabos of negativity need to calm down and remember the good stuff."

!?!?!

allan said...

CHB saying those things is like this guy stressing the benefit of daily exercise.

allan said...

could we make sure kinsler doesn't hit a dong in the first inning today? please?

RedSoxDiehard said...

Well, it wasn't a home run...

allan said...

now we see if a walk is as good as a home run ...

allan said...

don't get obsessed, clay.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Yup, exactly the same as a home run.

allan said...

i hope lester was paying attention.

allan said...

"laced" foul ....

come on, don!

RedSoxDiehard said...

Nice job, Clay.

allan said...

there's a "takes with him"

(thinking about for 2+ games, getting bingo is going to be pretty rare)

allan said...

DET - 203
MFY - 022

allan said...

M Cabrera with 2 dongs and 4 RBI off Hughes.

Zenslinger said...

There seemed to be an awful lot of cheering for that double play. Maybe just some Sox fans near a microphone.

allan said...

remy: youkilis down by way of the K

don: you're doing my stuff now?!?!?

RedSoxDiehard said...

Wait - Remy just said "Down by way of the K"! What are the Bingo rules for that?

RedSoxDiehard said...

Oh I missed the "takes with him" - and I was even thinking I wonder if he's going to say it.

allan said...

i think don has to say it.

Amy said...

Good afternoon. A beautiful day here in western MA, but had to catch a little baseball and hope for a W today!

Amy said...

Yes! CC gets a hit!

Zenslinger said...

I'm on the TBS feed. Bleh.

RedSoxDiehard said...

STRAND A PAIR

allan said...

i was away from my desk for that one. this is going to work for me only when i am at home with nesn.

Kathryn (nee Mrs.GotRibe) said...

Hey All. Let's go Sox.

andy said...

wind aided

RedSoxDiehard said...

Well at least he didn't walk him...

andy said...

Murphy really deserves that one even though the wind pushed it. He went down and got a good pitch and struck it solid. It was beautiful from a baseball fan standpoint.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Oh, and also WCWGPL Murphy.

RedSoxDiehard said...

DOWN BY WAY OF THE K from Don this time.

tim said...

Man am i sick of seeing texas dongs.

Buchle down, clay.

Zenslinger said...

Colon relieves Hughes to start the fifth for the Yanks. Gives up a 2R HR, 7-4 Tigers.

Zenslinger said...

Christ. Kinsler freaking Dong-a-thon.

Zenslinger said...

Creepy triumphal music on the PA...ugh.

Kathryn (nee Mrs.GotRibe) said...

That's enough with the homers. I only want to see Sox dongs.

Patrick said...

Can we stop throwing meatballs to the Rangers in Arlington. It's bad fucking news.

tim said...

jeeeeeeeesus H. enough with this bullshit.

Amy said...

Can we please not get swept in the first series of the season? Is that TOO much to ask?

andy said...

ok the hitters will pick it up pitchers.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Creepy triumphal music on the PA...ugh.

That is getting really annoying. Bad enough when teams do fireworks after a HR, but this is really annoying - especially in G1 when they were still down 2-1 after the homer. Kinda insulting the intelligence of the fans too, like nothing else that happens has any meaning in the game, just home runs.

RedSoxDiehard said...

I would like to hear Don say "the Red Sox have something going," and not just for the bingo.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Let's go Papi, keep pace with Kinsler.

Kathryn (nee Mrs.GotRibe) said...

What was Heidi doing?? I hope they're not going to do stuff like this all season.

tim said...

Apparently that song they play every time the Rangers dong is the movie score from "The Natural"

Lame!

s1c said...

Ok time for this team to start doing something or WEEI will be unbearable tomorrow - fragging HR's by texas are starting to drive me nuts.

tim said...

If this were 2010, Carl would've broken a few ribs on that one.

s1c said...

Thats better now runs please!!!

s1c said...

frack

Amy said...

I hate baseball so far this season.

Zenslinger said...

At least they're all solo HRs. Seriously.

Patrick said...

Yeah, 2011 baseball so far is pretty lame.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Now would be a very good time to get started. GRRRRR

Patrick said...

I'm feeling this.

allan said...

FLO! do we have something going?

tim said...

mojo risin'...

RedSoxDiehard said...

3-run dong plz

allan said...

i'm going to accept that!

tim said...

at least it wasn't 2.

alright Carl, tie this fucker up.

Patrick said...

Crawford is gonna hit a triple!

Patrick said...

or that!

tim said...

Yes Carl!

s1c said...

keep the line moving guys!!!

allan said...

Maybe a Salty Dong?

RedSoxDiehard said...

Keep the line moving.

allan said...

a bit hack happy -- 7 pitches to last 4 batters

allan said...

YOUKNOWWHATBALLA!!!

tim said...

C'mon Darnell, get a hitman like your sunglasses!

tim said...

I'll take it!

s1c said...

nice eye

allan said...

good eye, ump!

RedSoxDiehard said...

Elevates, LOL

allan said...

it doesnt need to go 700 feet ...

Amy said...

Come on, LBJ!

tim said...

FLBJ.

Amy said...

Uch. Strands more than a pair.

Kathryn (nee Mrs.GotRibe) said...

18 minute wait

Patrick said...

Fuck this place.

andy said...

At least they are just solos

allan said...

i haven't seen this many dongs since ...

Amy said...

This is ridiculous....and really, really, really annoying.

Kathryn (nee Mrs.GotRibe) said...

A...details please!

Kathryn (nee Mrs.GotRibe) said...

Is that 11 home runs given up by Sox pitchers?

s1c said...

well at this rate the Sox will give up 7 gazillion home runs this year - ok slight exaggeration

allan said...

Jays lost.

s1c said...

wow - when was the last time that the Sox picked off two runners?

allan said...

Reyes puts the port in portsider.

allan said...

L reports a triple play in the CWS-CLE game.

allan said...

GDGD says Pedroia singled this inning. And stayed put while AG went 5-3. Oy.

tim said...

If there isn't some 9th inning magic here, tomorrow's globe is going to be GREAT between CHB and Cafardo if today was any indication.

allan said...

kinsler is allowed only 1 dong per game, right?

allan said...

oops!

tim said...

Thanks pap. Jesus fuck.

tim said...

deja vu?

meunier said...

Closers cannot pitch in non save situations, when will managers ever learn that?

tim said...

GIDdy uP please.

allan said...

How appropriate - a KKK sighting in Texas.

tim said...

everything after the IBB to Hamilton was pretty impressive. Hopefully the rest of his year is like that and not the first part of the inning.

Dr. Jeff said...

Wow, just following on gamechannel but dang, striking out the side after all that. Good recovery.

allan said...

let's put an end to this binany linescore.

meunier said...

Does this mean they are going to play like they did in 1996??

allan said...

Does this mean they are going to play like they did in 1996??

Yes.

allan said...

DET - 203 022 001 - 10 14 1
MFY - 022 020 100 - 7 12 0

Orioles win, they are 3-0!

Amy said...

Let's hope the next series is better.

meunier said...

I hope they can come back and sweep the Spiders.

allan said...

You'd think Yankee fans would be smart enough to not get giddy when the Red Sox lose the first 3 games of anything...

s1c said...

well that sucked - bleh - clean water

Jake of All Trades said...

I guess I'll settle for 159-3.

allan said...

And to cap it off, Orsillo calls the last out in an homage to John Sterling: "ball game over, series over".

johngoldfine said...

I didn't have the heart to anything but lurk this game...

allan said...

Feliz had zero problems shutting the Red Sox down in two no-save situations. (They did say they want him to start next year, so mybe he's not a real closer.)

johngoldfine said...

I didn't even have the heart to put in all the verbs I needed in the last comment....

9casey said...

it maybe only 3 games......But that was a shit show...