April 8, 2011

G7: Red Sox 9, Yankees 6

Yankees - 211 110 000 - 6  8  2
Red Sox - 150 010 20x - 9 12  0
On Tuesday, after Boston had lost its fourth straight game, David Ortiz said
All it takes is one click, man. One click. That's what changes things around.
That click may very well have been Dustin Pedroia's solo home run into the Monster Seats in the bottom of the first.

Lackey had been squeezed on a few pitches in the top half and he walked two Yankees, both of whom scored on Robinson Cano's double to center. But Pedroia went deep, and although the Yankees added a run in the second, the Red Sox batted around in their second inning, ending Hughes's day after only 14 batters (2-7-6-2-0, 46).

It began with three singles from J.D. Drew, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and Jacoby Ellsbury. Marco Scutaro's fielder's choice scored one run, Pedroia's single scored two, Adrian Gonzalez's single scored another run, and David Ortiz singled home the frame's fifth run.

Lackey (5-7-6-2-2, 91) methodically blew the three-run cushion. He allowed runs in all five of his innings, and when he walked off the mound in the fifth, the game was tied 6-6.

Saltalamacchia's double in the home half of the inning scored Kevin Youkilis (who walked three times) and gave the Sox the lead for good. The bullpen quartet of Alfredo Aceves, Bobby Jenks, Daniel Bard, and Jonathan Papelbon allowed only one hit and two walks over the final four innings. Bard and Papelbon looked especially strong.
Example
Phil Hughes / John Lackey

The weekend games:
Saturday: Ivan Nova / Clay Buchholz
Sunday: CC Sabathia / Josh Beckett

384 comments:

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meunier said...

Salty Balls!

laura k said...

SalTALA!

allan said...

TALA HALF-DONG!

Rob said...

Joe Castiglione informs us that this is the Red Sox's first wall-ball this year.

Amy said...

I think Remy and Orsillo love saying Saltlamachhia (sp?).

laura k said...

Yup, I think the same thing - they like saying the name.

We like saying SalTALAmacchia. :)

Kathryn said...

I think we have found his nickname. If he is worthy.

FenFan said...

"...Lackey, who departs."

Finally!

laura k said...

OK, we survived Lackey. Now to win this thing.

allan said...

REYES DFA!!!

woo hoo

laura k said...

I think we have found his nickname. If he is worthy.

Whose nic and what is it?

Kathryn said...

Salty = Tala

FenFan said...

SALT-A-LA-MACCH-I-A!

Yeah, I like saying it, too. Even more amusing to see it written on the back of his jersey.

laura k said...

Oh man, I don't know. Who could ever deserve being named after the beautiful and brilliant Tala? :)

Maybe Sal-tala?

allan said...

no to tala

Kathryn said...

I figured as much. Never mind.

laura k said...

We were thinking our new dog should be named for another part of his last name - like Chia.

But she'll probably have her own name already.

FenFan said...

Saltalamacchia the new Malphabet?

laura k said...

I think Saltala would be ok. :)

allan said...

he's gonna have to be a REALLY good player to be tala...

FenFan said...

"Gardner has been trouble today."

No kidding!

Amy said...

At least now I have a way to remember how to spell his name.

Did all your dogs come with names? Since Cassie was picked up by the police without ID, we had to find a new name for her. I always wonder what her first name was and if she would even remember it at this point.

Amy said...

91, huh? Guess he had no time to pick a real number.

laura k said...

Our dogs who were fostered had names - but the dogs we found on the street did not! Or they didn't tell us what their names were, anyway.

If we really hate the name, we'll re-name - they adjust really fast. But if we can live with it, we'll keep it.

allan said...

i think he was 91 with ny last year too

laura k said...

No way Cassie would remember her old name now, IMO. The rescue group that fostered Tala renamed her - and she does not answer to Tiffany!

Amy said...

At least Gardner did not drive in a run.

allan said...

cody and tala had names
gypsy, clyde, and buster did not

allan said...

I WANNA A POTATO

laura k said...

NICE DP!!!!

johngoldfine said...

Nice!

allan said...

CIDP!!!

FenFan said...

BIG double play. Thanks, CI!

meunier said...

Finally a clutch DP!

Lord Lynch said...

Jeter comes through in the clutch.

Good evening all!

Amy said...

Our first dog was named Zappa. We were not Mothers of Invention fans, so we renamed him ZappER.

YES! DP!

He adjusted quickly, being called Zapper, Zap, Zappy, etc.

Kathryn said...

Ha Tiffany. That was the name of one of our rescued labs. We decided that was too prissy and renamed her T-Rex, which motors to T-Bone, and is now just T.

FenFan said...

Hey, look! No Yankees runs for that half-inning! It's a miracle!

Man, why am I so NEGATIVE today? LOL

Amy said...

Tiffany, huh? I wouldn't answer to it either. :)

johngoldfine said...

Not Tala. How about j-rod?

laura k said...

Another ex-Tiffany! And we also call Tala T. Comes from Tala-bo-bala, then Talabo, then T-bo, then just T. we call her T-bo a lot.

allan said...

note for today: the yankees will not be the first team in american league history to score in all nine innings ...

Amy said...

Scutaro was robbed.

allan said...

any other SS catches that at his waist by taking two steps over.

Amy said...

Is it true that no AL team has ever scored in all nine innings? Has a NL team?

johngoldfine said...

We got a dog six months old named 'Precious.' We got her a pink rhinestone collar and kept the name--but it was Presh pretty quickly.

laura k said...

Tiffany, huh? I wouldn't answer to it either. :)

:)

It's amazing how quickly they will answer to a new name, though. When we found Clyde, I was afraid to name her because we weren't going to keep her. She started answering to "little dog"! Then I figured, we better give this dog a name.

allan said...

in my searches at petfinder last week, i saw a white shepherd named tala. that was strange -- esp. since those dogs all look alike.

johngoldfine said...

"A statue of Carl Yaz..." "It would be fitting"? Joe, get a fucking grip.

laura k said...

That 9-inning-score thing is a big theme on JoS. One of Allan's minor obsessions.

laura k said...

I always like that name Presh when you say it. But Precious - totally different.

allan said...

aceves was going to start for the pawsox last night -- and he goes only one here?

laura k said...

Will somebody buy that man a razor??

Lord Lynch said...

Jenks possessed by the spirit of Dennys Reyes?

allan said...

shave that shit, jenks. you'll pitch better.

johngoldfine said...

Laura--we found a magazine page that said, 'Permission to be Precious'--which we naturally had laminated so we could hang it. It's still there! And she always did--have permission.

meunier said...

Jenks has been bad so far except for one game.

laura k said...

Permish to be Presh :)

Rob said...

WEEI just reported Manny Ramirez has announced his retirement (!).

johngoldfine said...

No more Manny to kick around....

allan said...

he may be possessed by the appetite of reyes.

Rob said...

No details...

Amy said...

Wow, Manny retired?

Kathryn said...

What?? Manny just retired

FenFan said...

HOLY SHIT - MANNY RAMIREZ RETIRES?

allan said...

wow - i am shocked.

meunier said...

Manny Ramirez just retired per NESN.

laura k said...

Wow.

Rob said...

Jon Rish also reports on WEEI that MLB's statement is they notified Manny about an issue pertaining to their drug policy.

So... perhaps he was caught using a PED and would have gotten suspended for 100 games, and instead announces his retirement?

"Rather than continue with the process of the program, Ramirez announced he is retiring as an active player."

Amy said...

Drug inquiry the impetus here?

Kathryn said...

Oops. I guess my feed is a little behind. Now Heidi talking about some MLB drug treatment program?

Dr. Jeff said...

Manny drug bust?

Amy said...

Maybe he can take Damon with him.

Amy said...

Gets it!

allan said...

sounds like it might be a drug issue

Kathryn said...

Nice catch CC

meunier said...

He caught it!

laura k said...

The first thing I thought of was the drug test program (sadly).

Rob said...

@ESPNJoeyMac: According to MLB, Manny failed a drug test. Instead of continuing with the process, Manny informed MLB he has retired.

Amy said...

Guess they have to change that commercial ASAP.

Dr. Jeff said...

I didn't know what kind of drugs...

Dr. Jeff said...

Manny: good times.

allan said...

Wait, what happened to Manny?

meunier said...

E-Rod!

allan said...

E-ROD

laura k said...

What a great pic. Ah, Manny.

allan said...

don and jerry praise colon and he did do well, but he is also in line to get the L today.

Dr. Jeff said...

My son is 6 months old, and he is "watching" his first Red Sox-Yankee game with me here at home. Hopefully they will hang on to win.

laura k said...

Ok Sox, win it for the Little Doctor!

allan said...

sad that the sox have not won a world series in his lifetime.

meunier said...

Oh no white flag 2.0 up in the pen

laura k said...

Flo half dong!

Dr. Jeff said...

My daughter is 3, and I taught her early on the baseball terms "home run", "double play", and "Big Papi!"

Amy said...

All right...let's blow this game wide open.

Kathryn said...

Papi!!

Amy said...

Which White Flag would that be? We seem to have a few.

Rob said...

Heading out now. We'll see more info surface on Manny soon.

Already heard he failed the drug test in Spring Training and was informed about it a week ago.

Kathryn said...

I like the way you think, Jeff. You gotta bring the kids up right.

allan said...

why doesn't manny buy drugs that can't be detected like everyone else?

allan said...

we need fire insurance

Amy said...

YES!!!! Drew!

laura k said...

Fiery Ribbies!!

allan said...

FIIIIIIII-YUHHHHHHHHHHH!!

Kathryn said...

FIREman!!!!!!

Dr. Jeff said...

Drew comes through!

Amy said...

OK, now I remember why I love baseball. I was starting to wonder.

Kathryn said...

Teix isn't ranging much today.

allan said...

was that a snort?

Pokerwolf said...

Man, maybe I should have stayed on the road to get home longer! Offense, woo!!!

Kathryn said...

This is the text I received from my son after the first inning. I love the way he thinks.
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They were sure to score at least two...might as well get them out of the way early.

meunier said...

Bard, has blown 10 of 14 save chances in his career.

allan said...

Bard, has blown 10 of 14 save chances in his career.

I believe I posted about that a few days ago.

Pokerwolf said...

Okay, Bard-o! Keep the lead!

Amy said...

And did we need that reminder right now?

laura k said...

we did not

allan said...

I have actually thought my commenting on Bard's shitty save % was becoming a broken record by this point.

Amy said...

I think those started because of all my bitching about Pap and wishing Bard was the closer. You persuaded me otherwise. For now.

Kathryn said...

That was a mini-giggle.

Pokerwolf said...

97 mph for Bard. Looks like he has his confidence back.

allan said...

bard - much better control, fb down, very nice.

laura k said...

Bard OTT

Amy said...

Up to Papelbon now. Damn.

Kathryn said...

Is that the first OTT? It's been hard to keep up.

allan said...

1st OTT by our staff today

Kathryn said...

This is a good test for Pap. Get the save.

Ofer said...

Good afternoon, everyone. Are we doomed yet?

Pokerwolf said...

Why the hell does NESN show a Upton HR and Cameron getting hurt from last year as their Rays footage?

allan said...

the bard thing is not really fair. he pitched a shitload of hi-lev innings last year and did very very well. but for some reason, he blows saves.

Benjamin said...

Get the save.

Better that our batters should eliminate it.

Kathryn said...

You are correct, Benjamin.

allan said...

how about getting rid of the save stat altogether?

Amy said...

Hi, Ofer. What time is it there? After midnight?

laura k said...

Yes def'y Benjamin - then eliminate the stupid "save situation" from our vocabulary altogether.

Ofer said...

Wow, the new GDGD looks good. I mean, it's shit in a nice package, but it's still a nice package.

allan said...

CI up 2nd in the 9th, so he cannot make out #27. #26 will have to do.

johngoldfine said...

FY!

Pokerwolf said...

Ow! I used to ump little league games and getting hit in the facemask HURTS!

FY!!!

Ofer said...

3 minutes after, Amy.

Kathryn said...

It is pretty cool, Ofer. Stadium graphics and lots of good info.

johngoldfine said...

I agree, ofer, a finer shade o' shit....

laura k said...

*my usual sales pitch for MLB Audio 19.95 for the whole season*

For $20, why suffer?

allan said...

i have not used the new gameday, but it does not look as useful. with the old one, all the info was pretty much there and all you had to do was scroll. this one has the buttons on the bottom for various features. seems like they just wanted to use these neat pics of the home stadium. (which i am surprised do not have identifiable ads on them. or do they?)

Kathryn said...

Speaking of GDGD, I swear it said that McDonald was thrown out at third to end the game Thursday. It wasn't until I got home that I realized he had overrun second.

laura k said...

"Red Sox trying to secure their first victory."

Secure! Secure!

laura k said...

This begins our 10-game win streak.

Kathryn said...

1

Dr. Jeff said...

Nice K. Looks like he missed his spot though.

laura k said...

1!

allan said...

10? pessimist.

ball 1 and strike 2 were the exact same distance inside, but called differently.

Ofer said...

I love seeing "bunt pop up" as CI's last at-bat.

Kathryn said...

Nasty pitch.

Kathryn said...

2

allan said...

Mr. 26

Dr. Jeff said...

Awesome! Jeter looked terrible on that one.

laura k said...

2!

allan said...

HILLBILLY MOJO!

Ofer said...

One more, and the water will be sullied.

allan said...

bot ain't fuckin' around.

johngoldfine said...

Secure, secure!

Amy said...

So far, so good. One more!

laura k said...

3!

DIRTY WATER BABY

johngoldfine said...

:)

Dr. Jeff said...

Finally!

Pokerwolf said...

DIRTY WATER!!!

BOT!!

WOOOO!!!!!!!

Benjamin said...

Water

allan said...

156-6 -- still possible.

Amy said...

OK, let's not collide!!

WIN!! Dirty water!!

I will be there tomorrow! For our SECOND win of the year.

johngoldfine said...

:)

:)

:)

Ofer said...

First of many.

allan said...

finally - play a team shitty enough so we can grab a win.

Kathryn said...

Home sweet home dirty stinkin' water!!

Kathryn said...

Have fun Amy.

johngoldfine said...

happy happy happy!

laura k said...

Yeah, win it tomorrow for Amy! (And all the rest of us!)

Amy said...

Thanks, Kat!

Amy said...

I can't thread at the game, but I will be with you all in spirit.

Amy said...

And stuck with two Yankee fans...

Ofer said...

Enjoy tomorrow, Amy!

nick said...

Dirty water! I'm in Boston at the National Conference for Media Reform, so I've been following along on my phone. Yaaaay!

FenFan said...

Sorry to disappear there, folks!

Nice job by Papelbot in the ninth. Love that dirty water!!!

FenFan said...

Win it Sunday for me - I'll be the one in the stands cheering for the home team. ;-)

tim said...

DIRTY WATER!!!! Listened to this one at work but no threading for me, Manny news was ridiculous. Wow.

I figured he was retiring so he could come out of retirement, join the Sox tomorrow and get a couple games in against MFY ;)

tim said...

Enjoy tomorrow Amy! Just remember, you have more backup then they do there and I'm sure you'll have a section full of people willing to back you up if things get unruly...

Jere said...

Was good to witness the first win of '11 from the grandstand. And the least amount of Yanks fans at a Yanks-Sox Fenway game I've seen in a while, don't know why. Will look for Amy there tomorrow!

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