June 1, 2011

G56: White Sox 7, Red Sox 4

White Sox - 000 121 102 - 7 12  0
Red Sox   - 030 001 000 - 4  9  0
Example
Gavin Floyd / Tim Wakefield

Expanding on yesterday's post, the Red Sox are only the fifth team in baseball history to have lost at least 10 of their first 12 games and then reached first place at any point during the rest of the season:
               12 GMS  IN FIRST           RECORD  END OF SEASON
1951 Giants     2-10   September 29 G153  95-58   98-59 Lost WS
1973 Cardinals  1-11   July 22      G 96  51-45   81-81 2nd in NLE
1974 Pirates    2-10   August 25    G126  65-61   88-74 Lost NLCS
1982 Orioles    2-10   October 2    G162  94-67*  94-68 2nd in ALE
2011 Red Sox    2-10   May 26       G 50  28-22
* - Baltimore's record was actually 94-67-1.
Beckett's 1.00 ERA for May (6 starts, 36 IP) is the lowest ERA by a Red Sox pitcher in any full month since Pedro Martinez had a 0.82 ERA in September 2003. Before Beckett's start on Sunday, his 1.69 ERA was the fifth lowest in team history (since 1920) for a starter through the first 52 games of a season:
Pedro Martinez 2000 1.05 Boo Ferriss 1945 1.34 Pedro Martinez 2001 1.44 Roger Clemens 1992 1.56 Josh Beckett 2011 1.69
Adrian Gonzalez (9) and David Ortiz (10) are the first pair of Red Sox to hit at least nine home runs each in one month since Ortiz (14) and Manny Ramirez (9) did it in July 2006. Gonzalez's 31 RBI in May are the most by a Sock in one month since Ortiz knocked in 35 runs in July 2006.

Red Sox with 30+ RBI in one month, since 1995:
David Ortiz        July 2006       35
Nomar Garciaparra  May 1999        33
Nomar Garciaparra  July 1998       33
Adrian Gonzalez    May 2011        31
David Ortiz        June 2004       31
Manny Ramirez      April 2001      31
John Valentin      August 1995     31
Jason Bay          May 2009        30
David Ortiz        August 2006     30
Manny Ramirez      September 2002  30
Jason Varitek played in only 14 of May's 29 games, but he led the team in OBP, and was third in average and slugging during the month:
AVG:
Ortiz     .342
Gonzalez  .341
Varitek   .333
Ellsbury  .314
Crawford  .304
  
OBP: 
Varitek   .400
Ortiz     .387
Ellsbury  .381
Youkilis  .377
Gonzalez  .371
  
SLG:
Ortiz     .694
Gonzalez  .618
Varitek   .533
Youkilis  .485
Crawford  .482
Before his loss last night, Alfredo Aceves had a career record of 16-1. Whitey Ford and Howie Krist are the only other pitchers in history (since 1876) to have won 16 of their first 17 decisions.

AL East: Rangers/Rays at 1 PM and Yankees/Athletics at 3:30 PM.

44 comments:

allan said...

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

Pierre, LF
Ramirez, SS
Quentin, RF
Konerko, DH
Dunn, 1B
Lillibridge, CF
Vizquel, 3B
Castro, C
Beckham, 2B

allan said...

Wake 1st: OTT

allan said...

Sox 1st: FY and Bert single, but Yook GIDP.

allan said...

Wake 2nd:
Single, F9, K, P6

Mark said...

Lowrie double

allan said...

Bos 2nd:
Ortiz double to LCF
Crawford single to RCF
Lowrie GR double to RF, 1-0

Zenslinger said...

Now we're rockin'.

Ortiz upping that .944 OPS. Who knew we were going to get something close to the Papi of Yore?

allan said...

sounds like we have bert to thank for some of flo's hitting success this year. ortiz says they talk all the time.

allan said...

Salty single, 3-0.

Zenslinger said...

BB to EB, bases loaded for Youk?

I dreamt of Youk last night.

allan said...

Wake 3rd: K, 5-3, 4-3

Zenslinger said...

Damn if Wake ain't working fast.

Trying to find a bootleg stream for the game.

allan said...

Bos 3rd:

Yook L7
Ortiz F9
Crawford P5

Zenslinger said...

Mission accomplished. About 2-3 minutes behind, though!

allan said...

wtf is this "healthy tip" from heidi?

fucking stoopid shit

Zenslinger said...

Since you wanted to know, I dreamt that Youk and I were wading in a pond or slow-moving river. He was pointing out certain lotus-like underwater flowers he had for environmental benefit. Then we were chased out of the water by a bear who had been swimming around (presumably fishing).

Zenslinger said...

Not sure Page's comment helped us distinguish between healthy food and not.

allan said...

That is ... interesting.

Anyone out there proficient in dream analysis?

allan said...

Wake 4th:
1B, PB, P3, HBP, K, 2B*, 5-3

Zenslinger said...

Vizquel vs. Wake is a trip. 88 or 89 combined years on Earth.

Zenslinger said...

And the bear seemed to be a sort of, er, zombie bear.

allan said...

Bos 4th:
Lowrie F7
Reddick 4-3
Salty F7

allan said...

TEX - 000 010
FKR - 000 000

...

god, i hate these food commercials.

Zenslinger said...

Just the words you always wanted to hear from Heidi: "Yes, you can touch my sandwich."

allan said...

WTF??????

reverse tschida?

allan said...

Salty: "Bullshit. Bullshit."

allan said...

jesus, pierre actually stumbles forward from the glove hitting him in the back.

Maxwell Horse said...

The numbers for today's game won't show how well Wakefield pitched. There were three extra outs that inning that could've been made but weren't.

allan said...

fuckin marty foster.

...

floyd pitch count:

9-30-7 8

!

allan said...

A's pitcher on Friday: "Outman"!

Zenslinger said...

They raided this post for the Question of the Day thing.

allan said...

albers up

allan said...

lilli (goes) bridge

allan said...

hill up too

Mark said...

Terry should not have put Wake out there for the sixth.

allan said...

I don't agree. Even with having to get about five outs in the fifth inning, he was at only 81 pitches. And not looking particularly bad. No need to waste a bullpen arm for the sixth if he is doing okay.

allan said...

QUADRANGULAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maxwell Horse said...

Yeah, this is one time that I agree with leaving the starter out. The defense was awful the inning before. The score should really be 3-2 Sox.

And as I typed this, Ortiz just tied the game up.

Mark said...

It must have been the Aguilas CibeƱas shirt I just put on ;)

Zenslinger said...

Giants have posted an It Gets Better video. Slightly lame deliveries, but a nice thing to see.

Zenslinger said...

Good news Dept: Yanks down 2-1 in the 2nd; TB lost.

Zenslinger said...

Yarrrr. Not so robotic.

Dr. Jeff said...

This series is ridiculous.

Tom said...

Epic Fail