April 9, 2011

G8: Yankees 9, Red Sox 4

Yankees - 020 321 100 - 9 13  0
Red Sox - 001 300 000 - 4 10  1
Example
Ivan Nova / Clay Buchholz

Terry Francona:
I've never seen a team so happy to be 1-6.
Based on Nova's 2010 splits, the Red Sox should be teeing off on him in the fourth inning or so:
                PA   AVG   OBP   SLG   OPS
Pitches 1-25    57  .212  .281  .288  .569
Pitches 26-50   60  .226  .305  .302  .607
Pitches 51-75   55  .373  .400  .588  .988
Pitches 76-100  12  .250  .500  .375  .875
Dustin Pedroia has hit a home run in the last three home openers. The only other Boston player to have done that is Fred Lynn (1978-80).

Jere was at Fenway yesterday and snapped this shot of a fellow optimist:

91 comments:

Rob said...

Annoyed that the game is on at 1 and not at 4, since I'm at work from 12-7 and I only have one TV unlike at home. So I have to choose one or the other, or flip back and forth.

I know, I know. Tiny violin and all that. But hey.

You can blame NASCAR for the 1:00 start today.

laura k said...

I'm just the opposite, Rob. 1:00 or 7:00 weekend starts mean I can listen to the whole game on MLB Audio while at work. 4:00 starts mean I miss at least an hour on my break from work.

Thank you, NASCAR! :)

allan said...

Carl Crawford LF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
David Ortiz DH
J.D. Drew RF
Jed Lowrie SS
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Jacoby Ellsbury CF

Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Curtis Granderson CF
Eric Chavez DH
Russell Martin C

laura k said...

Great pic from Jere.

Rob said...

Ha! At least since this is Red Sox/Yankees, the game will only be in the 5th inning by 3:30 when the Bruins game ends... :P

allan said...

I hate Fox.

Rob said...

I hate HATE FOX's move to widescreen, screwing those of us without high definition.

Rob said...

A Yankee fan friend of mine lives in Philly and has been screwed out of this game today.

allan said...

Could he use MLBTV premium?

allan said...

CI? CS!

allan said...

McCarver says that's the best throw to 2B that Salty has made all year. He's seen them all?

Rob said...

Didn't you know? Tim McCarver is everywhere.

Patrick said...

Tex's butt is amazing. You could probably stack an encyclopedia on that thing.

allan said...

Tim McCarver is everywhere.

Like Elvis.

Rob said...

Random comment of the season (so far) goes to... Patrick!

allan said...

free baserunners = good

Rob said...

So now I've got the Bruins on the TV and listening to the Red Sox on MLB At-Bat on my phone.

...which of course has about a batter delay.

Rob said...

This TV/cable box combination is stupid. The cable box is put in a spot where there's interference when the TV is on, so I have to turn the TV off in order to operate the cable box, like to change the channel.

allan said...

red sox strand a pair after having something going.

allan said...

A-Rod hits solid with an accelerated bat head.

Ofer said...

Come on, HH- KK...

allan said...

So is Lackey is wearing Clay's uni?

Rob said...

2-0 Yankees? Balls.

allan said...

They had a 2-0 lead yesterday, too.

Ofer said...

Can anybody describe the play at the plate just now? Good defensive play? Baserunning error?

allan said...

hard gronder to yook, granderson took off (and was looking back to see yook field it on th egrass), yook made a bullet throw to salty and the tag was made. runner held at second, too.

Ofer said...

OK, coulda been worse. Now, let's go get the fuckers.

allan said...

seemed like he'd be a dead duck -not sure why he ran (or bothered to look back). if everyone stayed put, they would have had 2nd/3rd with 2 outs rather than 1st/2nd.

tim said...

Wait a minute...the Bruins are on now? I thought it was a 7pm start. Oh well. Looks like the remote will be on overdrive today.

Patrick said...

FIRE! >>>

tim said...

nice! used the force on that one.

allan said...

the table is set, but we need some salt.

allan said...

damn, no passedballa

Ofer said...

Come on, Saltala- jump on it!

Rob said...

Yeah, Tim. 1st intermission.

tim said...

Some salt of the shrubland biota in Mediterranean countries, typically consisting of densely-growing evergreen shrubs?

allan said...

red sox strand a pair after having something going, part 2.

allan said...

It's time to start clogging the bases.

allan said...

Good start!

Zenslinger said...

Jockey Half Dong? Or Half Jockey Dong?

Rob said...

This just in: MLB At-Bat is a battery DRAINER.

tim said...

Yeah, my phone went from about 85% to 20% by the 7th inning of yesterday's game, listening to it.

tim said...

what's the pitchcount on no-go? are we into the danger zone yet?

allan said...

51-75.

he's at 49.

Patrick said...

By the sound of it, HH has two strike outs this inning that weren't called.

Pokerwolf said...

Just checking in because I'm watching my kids and listening to MLB radio.

I wish I was hearing more positive news, though.

allan said...

felix, into the fire.

allan said...

wtf -- do we have to lose another 6 games before we get another win?

Rob said...

It's not like the games are going to win themselves after you win your first.

allan said...

dear tito:

lowrie > scutaro

sincerely,

allan

allan said...

mccarver: "one of his nicknames is 'super nova'"

allan said...

capitalize.

Ofer said...

A dong would be quite timely here.

allan said...

FUCK YEAH!!!!!

tim said...

fuck yeah!!!!!

Rob said...

FY!!!

Joe Buck is AWFUL.

allan said...

more of a chevy nova than a super nova...

Joe Gravellese said...

FUCK YEAH

/cameo

RedSoxDiehard said...

Right on schedule! 72nd pitch or so?

Ofer said...

1/2 dong= 2/3 timely! Fuck yeah!

tim said...

alright EB...tie this up.

or take the lead.

love,
tim

meunier said...

A tie in runs scored in the 4th, still a 1 run game.

allan said...

boooooo

Kathryn said...

Radio just said 113 pitches for sox so far!

allan said...

clay had 92 in 3.2
felix at 28 with the 3-2 count to jeter

Rob said...

Know how I JOKED that the Red Sox would have only played five innings by the time the Bruins game was done? Seven minutes and one commercial break remaining in the hockey game - I won't be off by much!

tim said...

what a great day (except for this game). awesome weather for a 2 hour walk with winston, drinks on the patio...now win this shit and make it perfect, bosox!

tim said...

tie it now, will you jedi?

signed,
yoda

johngoldfine said...

Hello, everyone--I've been listening out in the dooryard with the windup emergency radio, watching the dogs watching the passing scene and bagging rays, spring in Maine, wishing things in Boston were a little better than they have been.

allan said...

froze him, and he knew it. damn.

c'mon salty.

tim said...

hey john, that sounds great. except for the whole 7-4 thing. time for some sodium from the shrubs...

tim said...

another pair stranded. boo.

allan said...

bugger.

tim said...

well, at least the other boston team won.

tim said...

dirty water playing at the garden. make it so at the fens too, sox.

jack layton commerical - yay!

tim said...

nice snag, pedey!

Rob said...

So the Bruins game ended at the 5 1/3 innings completed mark.

tim said...

who the hell is 91? sergei federov?

oh, aceves.

allan said...

this is (to use the annoying phrase that seemed to be everywhere last season) not how the red sox drew this one up

tim said...

florence and the machine being used as fox commercial music.

the dog days are over? sure, i hope so, florence.

Rob said...

McCarver says Manny "leveled" Red Sox Traveling Secretary "Jack McDonald."

allan said...

as soon as buck said "manny", i muted.

allan said...

tim prides himself on getting his facts and names straight. just ask brandon arroyo.

allan said...

joba up -

allan said...

the story keeps growing ... in five years, mccarver will tell that story and manny will be stuffing frances mcdormand into a wood chipper.

allan said...

wakefield up...

Kathryn said...

Nine LOBs. I dont't like this.

We are home. We ate at a fun restaurant in Baltimore last night. We had bone marrow for an appetizer. Glad I tried it, but I wouldn't get it again.

meunier said...

Ive had it before but only in the context of osso bucco

laura k said...

Ugh, what a crappy game. Amy was texting from Fenway - where she was surrounded by NYY fans.

in five years, mccarver will tell that story and manny will be stuffing frances mcdormand into a wood chipper

Thanks for this. I want to use it as wmtc's new tagline.

A Seawolves Fanatic said...

Well at the very least, we are .500 against the _anks.

tim said...

sigh. how i love april in canada. everyone goes nuts for baseball.

i don't think jays fans realize the season extends past the end of may, nor do they realize that it is 162 games.

every year i get truped into thinking that the team has a great base of supporters, but every year by about june, its clear that they either have short attention spans, or are not actually interested in supporting the team and just go along with it until they hit their first losing streak of the season.

at least the smart ones know better than to say anything about boston's shitty start.