May 29, 2011

G53: Tigers 3, Red Sox 0

Red Sox - 000 000 000 - 0  4  0
Tigers  - 200 000 01x - 3  7  1
Verlander (7.2-4-0-2-3, 132) handcuffed the bats and a two-spot against Beckett (6-5-2-5-5, 107) in the first was more than enough for Detroit to snap Boston's five-game winning streak.

Verlander's 132 pitches is the second-highest pitch count this season, one fewer than Tim Lincecum's 133 against the A's on May 21. (Roy Halladay threw 130 against against the Padres on April 24 and four pitchers topped 130 last season.)

With one out in the home first, Andy Dirks walked and scored on Brennan Boesch's double to right. Boesch scored on Miguel Cabrera's first-pitch single to right. The Tigers tacked on an additional run against Scott Atchison in the eighth.

Boston's first real threat came when Jason Varitek doubled with one out in the sixth. However, Jacoby Ellsbury popped to center and Dustin Pedroia flied to right. In the eighth, the Red Sox again had a man on second with one out, but Varitek struck out looking and, after Ellsbury walked, Joaquin Benoit relieved Verlander, and retired Pedroia on a fly to left.

Earlier in the day, the Yankees beat the Mariners 7-1 and the Rays beat Cleveland 7-0. ... Boston, who has more wins than all but three MLB teams, is now 1.0 GA of New York and 1.5 GA of Tampa Bay.
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Josh Beckett / Justin Verlander

Update: The game is on NESN!

Second game of a day-night doubleheader. Check here for a possible game thread.

And a hearty Fuck You to MLB and ESPN, whose broadcasting agreement means this game will not be televised - anywhere.

15 comments:

Rasputin said...

Just in case anyone doesn't already know, NESN and ESPN made some arrangements involving chicken sacrifices or some such, and this game will be on NESN at 7.

Philip said...

NESN cut a deal; it's going to be broadcast with them!

Kathryn said...

The game is now on NESN.

Let's see who gets it

Kathryn said...

There is even a NESN link on mlb.tv!!

Now if the rain will just stay away.

9casey said...

Nesn is carrying the game made announcement during the first game...

sigh said...

Something must have changed, because NESN are now going to broadcast the game.

http://www.nesn.com/2011/05/game-2-of-red-sox-tigers-doubleheader-to-air-on-nesn-at-7-pm.html

Jup said...

The game is going to be on NESN... ESPN decided to make an exception for this one.

The Omnipotent Q said...

Game 2 will now be on NESN, Allan. It was announced at the end of Game 1 that permission had been granted by MLB and ESPN for its broadcast in New England.

G said...

There is mlb news feed on my phone saying an exception has been made and nesn will have the game. All is not lost. MLB makes the right call. Someone mark the date for posterity.

Michael said...

ESPN waived their exclusivity!

Dan said...

ESPN waived their exclusivity for tonight, so the game will be seen on NESN!

Dan said...

That is to say, it would be televised if there was a game this evening; looks like weather might get in the way of that though.

Mark said...

More rain delay

meunier said...

MLB TV has it

meunier said...

4-3 DP, unusual