April 5, 2011

G4: Cleveland 3, Red Sox 1

Red Sox - 010 000 000 - 1  4  1
Spiders - 000 210 00x - 3  5  1
A dismal game in a dismal park in a dismal town.

Tomlin (7-3-1-3-3, 91) won the Battle of the Joshes. Beckett (5-5-3-4-4, 106) struggled the second time through the Cleveland order; he threw a total of 82 pitches in the third, fourth, and fifth innings, and allowed eight base runners.

The Sox bullpen, however, was superb. Matt Albers struck out the side in the sixth (with a one-out walk). Bobby Jenks allowed struck out the side in the seventh (but had a two-out walk). Daniel Bard pitched a perfect eighth, with two strikeouts.

Boston took an early lead after two were out in the second. David Ortiz walked, J.D. Drew doubled to right, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia singled to right. Drew was gunned down at the plate to end the inning.

The Red Sox did not get another runner past first base until they were down to their last out in the ninth. Pedroia singled with one down (he had the Sox's other two hits) and Adrian Gonzalez flied to left. Yook walked. With Ortiz at the plate, Pedroia took third, but Flo lined out to left to end the game, dropping the Sox to 0-4.

Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford were a combined 0-for-8 at the top of the order, and did not reach base.
Example
Josh Beckett / Josh Tomlin

Tomlin is a 26-year-old right-hander who debuted last year, starting 12 games and finishing with a 4.56 ERA. He faced the Red Sox on August 5, pitching seven innings and giving up a grand slam to Adrian Beltre.

Beckett has made 143 starts for the Red Sox and Jason Varitek -- the only non-pitcher to not play in the Texas series -- has caught 111 of them. Beckett's Boston ERA with Tek behind the plate is 3.95; in the 32 non-Tek games, it's 5.53.

Here are the individual seasons:
                GS   IP    ERA    OPS
2006 with  Tek  22  135.0  4.93  .752    
     w/out Tek  12   69.2  5.17  .794
  
2007 with  Tek  29  192.2  3.32  .666
     w/out Tek   1    8.0  2.25  .577
  
2008 with  Tek  27  174.1  4.03  .700
     w/out Tek   0
  
2009 with  Tek  27  184.2  3.17  .625
     w/out Tek   6   27.2  8.46 1.033*
  
2010 with  Tek   6   36.1  7.18  .851
     w/out Tek  15   91.1  5.22  .850
* Beckett had some brutal games with George Kottaras and Victor Martinez in 2009, but the two games in which he allowed as many as eight runs both came with Varitek behind the dish.

245 comments:

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tim said...

silly question, ignore that. its MLB. of COURSE you have to pay.

my real question was - how much?

A HIT!!!!!

Amy said...

Yes, FY! I love you!

laura k said...

Hey Amy, it is still your time! You're still here! :)

nick said...

Need some fuck yeahs about now.

allan said...

let's start cooking with evil dong gas....

Amy said...

Used to LIKE arcade games. I may have lived them also. Spent a lot of quarters at the Seven Eleven back in 1982.

tim said...

get workin on that OPS please, Bert.

Amy said...

SCORE

tim said...

Steph is on the phone and just mentioned someone named "bert" - its a sign.

nick said...

Alright then! Let's see some Evil Dong!

Amy said...

Yeah, I am still here, but not interested in investing in new versions of video games!

Kathryn said...

Tim, yes, you have to subscribe to mlb.tv. But it's nicer to watch it on the TV than on the computer. We had originally thought we would stream (THAT WAS NOT A STRIKE) through the Apple TV, but that is way too glitchy. PS3 is working well.

tim said...

apparently a shitty sign. this is all your fault, steph.

Amy said...

Down to the last out...Jesus. What the hell...

allan said...

time for the sultan to start sweatin

laura k said...

I have never played a video game or an arcade game in my life. But I still know what PS-whatever means.

It is just my time. :)

laura k said...

Boo Stephanie!

nick said...

Fuck. C'mon sweaty.

Is the PS3 wired or wireless?

laura k said...

How about our favourite kind of rally, 2 outs???

Amy said...

Two on. A dong puts us ahead!

allan said...

large father time.

Amy said...

OK, I know what PLAYSTATION is. Just did not know that PS = PLAYSTATION.

I am just not that cool.

tim said...

Hmm, sounds intriguing.

Unfortunately good ol ROGERS caps our internet at 60gb. I already looked into an HD movie and it would suck about 3gb of that, so I'm assuming a 3 hour baseball game is at least 3-4gb.

laura k said...

You are as cool as you need to be, Amy.

Here we go Papi!

Kathryn said...

We have it connected through WiFi.

Kathryn said...

A big fat Papi dong would be delicious about now.

tim said...

it can be anyones time, as long as its the red sox time right now.

meunier said...

Come on SeƱor Oportuno

laura k said...

fuckety

clean

Kathryn said...

Let's just hope it is NOT Tribe time.

Amy said...

OH, good god, we are 0-4. I hate this season so far!

johngoldfine said...

'nite, all.

Benjamin said...

Bleh.

Amy said...

Strand a pair!

tim said...

clean water in cleveland, there's a first.

ugh, see you in april 2012.

nick said...

Bah.

Kathryn said...

Ugh ugh ugh. Maybe it will be my boss' day off tomorrow?

allan said...

and chb breathes a sigh of relief, as he did not have to hit delete on sending tomorrow's column back to the globe.

Kathryn said...

Unfortunately good ol ROGERS caps our internet at 60gb.
You win. Rogers is definitely worse than Comcast.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Damn. Hate that clean water.

tim said...

At the beginning of the year, I would've scoffed at a .975 winning pct. But it looks like thats our only option at this point.

*sigh*

allan said...

Rays lost; they are 0-4 also.

MIN - 000 000 040
MFY - 310 000 000

Jere said...

5-4 Twins lead!

Jere said...

Mr. 27 makes the 30th and final out!

Rob said...

158-4 is so doable.

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