June 19, 2011

G71: Red Sox 12, Brewers 3

Brewers - 020 000 100 -  3  4  1
Red Sox - 600 212 10x - 12 14  1
Tim Wakefield (8-3-3-1-6, 98) won his 183th game as a member of the Red Sox. He now needs only 10 more victories to become the franchise's all-time leader in wins.

The first six Boston batters of the game reached base and scored against Gallardo (3-9-8-2-4, 93), which gave Wakefield more than enough run support. All nine players in the starting lineup had at least one hit and eight of them scored at least one run.

Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia singled to start the bottom of the first, and they advanced to third and second, respectively, on a wild pitch. Two pitches later, Gallardo muffed Prince Fielder's toss to first base on Adrian Gonzalez's grounder, and Ellsbury scored. Perhaps bothered by his misfortune, Gallardo hung a 2-1 curve to Kevin Youkilis and the Sultan of Sweat clubbed it into the Monster Seats. David Ortiz singled, J.D. Drew singled, and (two outs later) Josh Reddick walked. Ellsbury won an eight-pitch at-bat with a ground rule double to right field, scoring two more runs.

In the three games, Milwaukee's pitchers threw a total of 103 first-inning pitches (Shaun Marcum 44; Randy Wolf 13; Gallardo 46).

Pedroia homered in the fourth and Gonzalez followed with a triple into the triangle (career hit #1,000), and later scored on Ortiz's FC. Reddick doubled in the fifth and scored on Pedroia's sac fly. Marco Scutaro hit a two-run dong in the sixth. Pedroia doubled and Gonzalez singled him home in the seventh.
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Yovani Gallardo / Tim Wakefield

Carl Crawford hopes he can return to the Red Sox's lineup in time to play in Houston (July 1-3), his hometown.
Definitely wouldn't want to miss that series. It'll be cutting it close, that's for sure. ... A hamstring injury, you don't want to mess around with that. You see a lot of guys try to come back too early and they mess it up and end up being out even longer. We just want to make sure when I come back, I stay there.
AL East: Blue Jays/Reds at 1 PM, Marlins/Rays at 1:30 PM, and Yankees/Cubs at 8 PM.

85 comments:

allan said...

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

allan said...

From Baseball Reference's always entertaining "game notes":

Jon Lester allowed two runs in the 1st inning last night on two solo HRs, but only one of the runs was earned.

The madness of W-L records:
Phil Coke: 1-7, 3.97
Max Scherzer: 9-2, 4.32

meunier said...

All the ballpark music today should be something with a sax solo in it.

allan said...

I posted a few videos at Laura's Clemons post.

allan said...

jesus - pedroia needs to shave.

shit - buchholz on DL

meunier said...

He also contributed vocals to a few songs; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kTnyP33fbM
Fire, Philadelphia 1990

meunier said...

Andrew Miller is up from the Paw Sox and will get the start tomorrow. Miller has 12 starts, 3-3 record, 2.47 ERA, 61 strikeouts, and 35 walks.

allan said...

come on! 9 pitch KKK inning, pls

meunier said...

Unos, dos, adios.

allan said...

shit, not this time.

allan said...

"immaculate inning"

data is obviously not complete.

allan said...

Here is a list of known 3-pitch innings (Wakefield is on it, twice).

allan said...

So Fielder is getting a pair of sunglasses ... Does Hart wear his sunglasses during the day?

meunier said...

ehhhep

Zenslinger said...

Wow. E Gallardo!

Benjamin said...

If you believe in heaven, then Clarence Clemons is looking down and playing Yakety Sax.

allan said...

okay, gallardo, make sure you dwell on the WP & the E.

meunier said...

The Bruins and Cup were on the field before the game?

meunier said...

BOOOMSHAKALAKA

Zenslinger said...

Yoooooooooooooook!

Benjamin said...

okay, gallardo, make sure you dwell on the WP & the E.

Pretty much guaranteed now.

meunier said...

papi wheels lol

allan said...

we're back -- and the hit parade goes on.

allan said...

The Bruins and Cup were on the field before the game?

pre-game ceremony.

allan said...

My SULTAN OF SWEAT comment did not go through, so here it is:

SULTAN OF SWEAT!!!!!!!!!!!

allan said...

more runs, pls

Zenslinger said...

The TBS guys (including Smoltz) seem relatively knowledgeable about the Sox. I forgot Wake was originally a first baseman.

Benjamin said...

Reddick with the bat flip.

Zenslinger said...

One announcer said when Reddick was up that the Sox had already batted around. I would have thought you have to have Ellsbury up to say that they've batted around. What say you?

allan said...

I say he's right.
9 guys up = batting around.

Benjamin said...

I forgot Wake was originally a first baseman.

Utility infielder. That's part of the Legend of Tim Wakefield: he came up as an infielder; couldn't cut it; and reinvented himself as a knuckleballer.

allan said...

to stay at 4 runs would be a squander imo

allan said...

LBJ!!!!!!!!!!!!

Benjamin said...

What say you?

Just to make sure, let's do it twice.

Tom DePlonty said...

Pitchers must have nightmares about this lineup.

allan said...

Not that Wikipedia can be totally trusted, but: "When the whole batting order makes plate appearances in a single inning, it is called "batting around.""

allan said...

This BRef post would also indicate that 9 is the #.

Zenslinger said...

Utility infielder. That's part of the Legend of Tim Wakefield: he came up as an infielder; couldn't cut it; and reinvented himself as a knuckleballer.

Has anyone read the memoir he did with Massarotti? I'd forgotten they had written it. Article about the book says he was drafted as a first baseman by Pittsburgh, but I'm sure they tried him out at different INF positions.

allan said...

Brewers threw 103 first inning pitches in the three games!

allan said...

Don mentioning Wakefield's record against Milwaukee when they were in the AL like it actually has an iota of meaning. Sad.

Zenslinger said...

Darling, Smoltz and whoever don't seem to be aware that Wake throws a fastball and curve.

allan said...

Gameday always labels every pitch he throws as a knuckleball.

allan said...

Making Dongs For Nyger




... that's right, i'm using it twice in this series

Zenslinger said...

Darling finally acknowledges Wake's fastball on that strikeout.

allan said...

OMG, so did GDGD!

Maybe that's what Darling is watching!

allan said...

Wakefield pitches in 3 innings: 45
Gallardo pitches in 1st inning: 46

allan said...

FULL BORE!

allan said...

LASER!

allan said...

AG TRIPLE = 1,000th HIT!!!!!!!!!

Benjamin said...

Definitely better than getting thrown out for your 1,000th hit.

allan said...

As he was chugging around 2B, I was thinking that.

3rd triple this season; ties career high for a season (2007).

allan said...

Also his 100th hit of the year - which leads MLB.

(Ellsbury 2nd with 89, right now.)

Kathryn said...

Wow, what a great start. I ran a few errands and didn't get to the radio until it was 4-0 and LBJ was at bat again in the first. I've been on the phone with my daughter (but watching) since getting home.

Nice triple by EB.

Dr. Jeff said...

Umps are not impartial. OK, given that, why would anyone (Scutaro) EVER argue a strike call DURING an at bat? That strike 3 call was clearly retribution for his arguing the strike 2 call which was actually in the strike zone.

allan said...

That strike 3 call was clearly retribution for his arguing the strike 2 call which was actually in the strike zone.

Another reasons for robot umps. I don't want the result of a game to hinge on whether a petty umpire wants to settle a grudge against a particular player.

Kathryn said...

Cue up the snorts and giggles.

Dr. Jeff said...

Don and Jerry really enjoying themselves today...

RedSoxDiehard said...

Watching the game today with my new kitty, whom I adopted this morning! Named her Tessie, because my other choices - Little Papi, Gonzo, Pedro, Tito, and Laser Show - just don't work for a girl. :)

She didn't even seem fazed by all my cheering in the 1st.

allan said...

Our second dog was a female that we named Clyde. And she was fine!

Ofer said...

Afternoon, all. Things are looking good.

Kathryn said...

RSD--is that a picture of Tessie? I'm not a big cat fan, but she is pretty.

And, our dog is a female we renamed T-Rex when we adopted her. She came with the name Tiffany and we didn't think an 80 pound dog deserved such a wimpy name.

allan said...

Marco: "Fuck you ump, I'll just hit it over the Wall."

meunier said...

What a rout this is turning into

allan said...

Don explaining the song "Sunglasses at Night".

Remy: "That's one of those annoying songs."

RedSoxDiehard said...

My previous cat was a female named Mo, as in Vaughn. I was contemplating Dewey now, but she just doesn't look like a Dewey. She came with the name Heidi, but there's no way I was keeping that! Tessie seems to fit.

Ofer said...

It appears that this team is damn near unstoppable at the moment, eh?

Ofer said...

Well, Heidi would count as Sox-related...

allan said...

600 212 ...

Today is a day I do NOT want a palindrome linescore for the Sox.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Yes, that's her in my profile pic.

I guess it's good I'm not a hockey fan, or I'd be naming her Stanley right now.

Kathryn said...

Hi Ofer, good to see you.

Ofer said...

There's a good chance for 3 straight games with the SP going 8 innings.

Kathryn said...

That's Lord Stanley to you.

RedSoxDiehard said...

LOL, this is why he wears his sunglasses at night.

RedSoxDiehard said...

They're getting good use out of that goal-scoring music today!

Kathryn said...

ANOTHER RBI for EB.

Kathryn said...

I don't like the way Youk is limping. We don't need another injury at the moment.

Ofer said...

Hey Kathryn, good to see you too. It's become pretty rare for me to be around these parts.

Kathryn said...

Remy: The Red Sox put a lot of points on the board today.

Ha, I haven't heard them called points in a long time, like third grade or so.

allan said...

183!

Ofer said...

9 to go.

Kathryn said...

Dirty water. Nice job, Timmy.

allan said...

Go Cubs!

allan said...

MFY - 10
CUB - 1

allan said...

MFY - 100 201
CUB - 103 00

allan said...

MFY - 100 201 033 - 10 13 1
CUB - 103 000 000 - 4 10 0