June 20, 2011

G72: Red Sox 14, Padres 5

Padres  - 000 003   0 11 -  5 13  0
Red Sox - 101 100 (10)1x - 14 14  0
Miller (5.2-7-3-3-6, 89) pitched five scoreless innings, but stumbled in the sixth. After a single, walk, and strikeout, Orlando Hudson hit his first home run of the season into the Monster Seats and the game was suddenly tied at 3-3.

That was a drag, but then the Red Sox batted in the seventh.
Luebke pitching
Ellsbury  - cbbbf   BB
Pedroia   - bcbf    FC/6-4
Gonzalez  - f       2B off LF wall , RBI (4-3)
Frieri relieves Luebke
Youkilis  - bbbc    F7
Ortiz     - iii     BBI
Drew hit for McDonald
Drew      - bcbb    BB
Scutaro   - cbbcbf  HBP, RBI (5-3)
Varitek   - fbbf    HBP, RBI (6-3)
Scribner relieves Frieri
Reddick hit for Cameron
Reddick   - c       1B to RCF, 2 RBI (8-3)
Ellsbury  - cffbfff 1B to LF
Pedroia   - cbbfb   BB, RBI (9-3)
Gonzalez  -         1B to RCF, 2 RBI (11-3)
Youkilis  - bcffbff 2B to LF, 2 RBI (13-3)
Neshek relieves Scribner
Ortiz     - cbf     K
The last time the Red Sox scored 10 or more runs in an inning was May 7, 2009, when they scored 12 runs in the sixth inning against Cleveland. They scored all 12 runs before making an out, setting a new American League record and tying the MLB record. (The Tigers scored 11 runs without making an out against the Yankees on June 17, 1925, and the Dodgers scored 12 times before making an out against the Phillies on May 24, 1953.)

Tonight, seven of the nine batters in the starting lineup had at least one hit, one run, and one RBI.

The Red Sox also continued their first-inning torment of starting pitchers. In the last five games, Boston batters have seen a total of 175 pitches in their first time at bat (33, 44, 13, 46, 39).
Example
Wade LeBlanc / Andrew Miller

Miller, 26, was a first round pick of the Tigers in the 2006 amateur draft (6th pick overall). He signed on August 8, 2006, and made his major league debut 22 days later. Miller had a 5.69 ERA in parts of two seasons with Detroit and was traded to the Marlins (as part of the Miguel Cabrera deal) after the 2007 season. He had a 5.89 ERA with the Fish in 2008-10. Boston acquired Miller last November.

Miller has always walked too many batters, but in his last three starts for Pawtucket, he issued only one walk while striking out 22. Maybe he figured something out, or maybe it's simply a fluke. (In May, however, he walked 22 and fanned 27.) Or maybe it's because of his new pre-game routine:
I go out with [pitching coach] Rich Sauveur maybe 10 or 15 minutes earlier than most guys would and get loose like you would before the game. Then I sit down with Rich and the catcher and do a mini half-inning where we sit down for 4 or 5 minutes and talk and maybe go over the lineup a little bit. Then I get up and try to simulate game speed and simulate hitters and maybe work out some kinks that generally I've had to battle in the first inning. By the time I go out and pitch in the real first inning, it feels like it would in the second or third inning. So far it's been great. I think it's accomplished everything we were hoping it would, and I've gone out there and felt aggressive and in the zone to start the game.
LeBlanc, who is also 26 and also a lefty, has made two starts this season: April 24 against the Phillies and June 14 against the Rockies. He was recalled from Tucson (AAA) last week when Aaron Harang went on the disabled list.

The Red Sox have played three three-game series against the Padres. In each series, Boston won the first and third games, while dropping the second.
June 18-20, 2002 at San Diego: 4-2, 2-3, 5-0
June  8-10, 2004 at Boston:    1-0, 1-8, 9-3
June 22-24, 2007 at San Diego: 2-1, 1-6, 4-2
AL East: Yankees/Reds at 7 PM; Rays/Brewers at 8 PM. (Not that you asked, but the Red Sox's magic number for clinching the division is 91.)

115 comments:

allan said...

Ellsbury, CF
Pedroia, 2B
Gonzalez, 1B
Youkilis, 3B
Ortiz, DH
McDonald, LF
Scutaro, SS
Varitek, C
Cameron, RF

Denorfia, RF
Bartlett, SS
Headley, 3B
Ludwick, LF
Guzman, DH
Hudson, 2B
Maybin, CF
Rizzo, 1B
Hundley, C

meunier said...

AAA lefty vs. AAA lefty, could be a slugfest

laura k said...

So happy to be home and watching this game! I missed yesterday's game completely, didn't even see the score til it was over. I've had a long, tiring 4 days. Hooray for baseball!

allan said...

miller time!

laura k said...

Maybe he's a distant relative of mine. We have two different branches of Millers in our family.

Also: the all-trades team.

allan said...

wade will not (le)blanc us.

allan said...

3 GAME HITTING STREAK!!! (bingo)

laura k said...

Let it Flo!

laura k said...

beautiful at bat

allan said...

PAPI: ffbbffbffffff 1B*

Kathryn said...

Bases filled with red sox. Is that on the bingo card? I'm not at my computer.

allan said...

no, though "got something going is"

allan said...

MFY - 400
CIN - 10

Kathryn said...

Laura, I looked into our internet usage. WOW!

We have been around 200 per month. We were over 300 in April. It will be interesting to see how much it goes down once our son is off to college.

I guess you can't watch the games with your limits, though.

laura k said...

Papi!!!

Kathryn said...

PAPI!! Youk's ankle is hurting.

allan said...

another "first-2-out-rally"

Kathryn said...

I love Dave Roberts...and his smile is amazing!

Zenslinger said...

Houdini opportunity for Miller.

allan said...

leadoff 3B = wasted

roberts - i love you, but stay out of the booth!

Zenslinger said...

yeah! Leadoff triple, no run. I like it.

allan said...

Commercial: Michael Jordan trying to bring the Hitler mustache back into vogue?

laura k said...

Hey Kat, thanks for that. Yes, that's why the 1 game we watched online ended up costing us about $50. It does use a ton of bandwidth!

RedSoxDiehard said...

Welcome to the Starters Pulverized by the Boston Lineup support group, Wade LeBlanc!

Kathryn said...

$50 to watch a game online...crazy.

meunier said...

Does Wake get into the Hall if he finishes with more wins than Cy and the TCM ?

allan said...

Wakefield:
Out - Cooperstown HoF
In - Red Sox HoF

laura k said...

Well yeah, but it's not like anyone was actually charging us $50 to watch a game. They don't care what we use the bandwidth for - just that we used more than 95GB that month.

meunier said...

I go to Dallas tomorrow for 5 weeks, has anyone here been to the Rangers ballpark?

meunier said...

McDonald is a AAAA player IMO, I want to see Lin given a shot.

meunier said...

The Spinners season got underway on Friday.

mpeel said...

hello all. hows things? Miller look ok?

RedSoxDiehard said...

They showed The Steal on the video board between innings, prompting a standing ovation for Roberts. Seeing his reaction to the ovation gave me chills, and I didn't even see whatever the tribute was. <3 Dave Roberts.

Perhaps this is why I got so mad at the kids behind me at a game last year who didn't know who Bill Mueller was. Without Mueller's hit, no one would remember Roberts' steal.

meunier said...

crap

allan said...

ouch.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Ruh-roh.. I was just about to say what a great job Miller was doing tonight.

Still a good job, I just wish we had taken better advantage of the first inning.

allan said...

hello all. hows things? Miller look ok?

yes, but that dong was not so nice.

laura k said...

And his first HR of the season? Yeesh.

mpeel said...

kid pitched at carolina. which means nothing in the bigs I suppose. But he seemed to have game a few years ago

Kathryn said...

Gets the bad news

mpeel said...

kid pitched at carolina. which means nothing in the bigs I suppose. But he seemed to have game a few years ago-- and against other top level college teams.
That and $10 will get you a beer i suppose

allan said...

bard and hottovy up

Kathryn said...

Re Roberts: None of that would have happened without Millar's walk.

allan said...

And Mirror insists that Mueller's hit is the key to the whole thing.

laura k said...

Yup, it all works together.

But The Steal was the magical moment when we felt the momentum change - when we suddenly had renewed hope.

That's how I see it, anyway.

RedSoxDiehard said...

LBJ gets it started. Hang in there, the boys are coming!

Kathryn said...

But The Steal was the magical moment when we felt the momentum change - when we suddenly had renewed hope.

ABSOLUTELY.

He was so intent...everyone knew it was coming...he was close to getting picked off...magical.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Miller: 5.2-7-3-3-6, 89 p. Better than a Lackey start. He just didn't notify the offense about the need for double-digit wins.

allan said...

time for bert to drop the hammer.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Youk makes the safe call from the dugout on Pedey's FC :)

laura k said...

bending foul! that's new to the list

RedSoxDiehard said...

Hammer dropped!

laura k said...

"And the throw, there is none!"

allan said...

"the throw -- there is none!"

Kathryn said...

And there is the EVIL hammer!!!

allan said...

maybe a 1/2 hammer...

Kathryn said...

Laura says: "And the throw, there is none!"

Allan says: "the throw -- there is none!"

Man, you two are like an old married couple ;)

laura k said...

It shows, does it? :)

allan said...

FFire.

laura k said...

fenway stands as one!

RedSoxDiehard said...

Fenway Park stands as one

laura k said...

Yay! Runs the easy way.

allan said...

Did Don call this pitching coach Ballsack?

Kathryn said...

HBP RBI

RedSoxDiehard said...

Speaking of JD, did you see Tito's quote in a PeteAbe post the other day?

"Being honest, J.D. hasn't caught fire," Francona said.

RedSoxDiehard said...

back-to-back hbp rbi

omg

laura k said...

ZOMG!!!

B2B bases loaded HBPs???

allan said...

HAHAHHAAAHHH!

allan said...

Last 4 batters:

BBI
BB
HBP
HBP

!

Kathryn said...

Ouch. This outing is brutal for this guy.

Maxwell Horse said...

If we were Yankees fans we'd be enraged right now and begging for retaliation.

laura k said...

J.D. hasn't caught fire

Clearly not threading.

Kathryn said...

And all with two outs!

Kathryn said...

Maxwell, that resulted in a chuckle from my husband.

Kathryn said...

I don't have 'stands as one' on my bingo card.

laura k said...

We are... unstoppable.

allan said...

too many innings in every game - fucking unstoppable!!!!!!!!!!!

allan said...

it was on an earlier version

Kathryn said...

Rudolph!!

Way to go.

Maxwell Horse said...

"Maxwell, that resulted in a chuckle from my husband."

Sadly, I entered the game thread just to post that after it occurred to me.

Kathryn said...

it was on an earlier version

I remember. I thought it made the final cut.

laura k said...

Whose boy is that?!

Kathryn said...

Look out for the chickens.

Kathryn said...

That would be your boy, Laura.

laura k said...

I just asked Allan if he knows offhand what's the most batters to ever come to the plate in one inning. The answer: 23.

laura k said...

unnnnnstoppable

meunier said...

And now its a shitshow

Maxwell Horse said...

I guess our offense is adequate enough.

laura k said...

He is so evil

allan said...

is it me or do we seem to have an inning like this every fucking day?

Kathryn said...

Yeah, but how many of those batters were put on base by walks and HBPs? Or, what is the most number of walks and HBPs in an inning?

EB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

laura k said...

I believe this is called a laugher.

Kathryn said...

Jonathan was just saying the other day that he hasn't seen an exciting win in a while. I guess he'll have to keep waiting.

laura k said...

Make Tito apologize!

Kathryn said...

How many apology games so far this year?

tim said...

ROUT.

laura k said...

Like Jonny, I was also wondering about close, exciting games. A good 3-1 or 2-0 win. I'll look through the schedule to see when we last had one of those.

Not right now, but I will.

allan said...

4th padres pitcher of the inning coming in as the 14th sox batter of the inning steps in.

allan said...

tiz - booooooooooooooooooo!

allan said...

and we were worried when they tied it at 3-3?

:>)

allan said...

10 runs
5 hits
4 walks
2 HBP

Kathryn said...

Well, I'm headed to bed to listen without the computer. Good night guys.

Jonny (nice of you to know that's what he is called) says May 29th at Detroit. Papi hits a home run in the 9th to go ahead 4-3.

tim said...

psft, flo's a hack!

Maxwell Horse said...

Well there's another successful sliding-Drew catch.

allan said...

drew w/leather!

allan said...

MFY - 400 000 010 - 5 9 0
CIN - 100 000 002 - 3 6 1

Jays lost
Orioles won
Rays still playing

laura k said...

Soap opera talk, that's unusual even for Don & Jerry

laura k said...

Oh noooo, LOB, squander, Red Sox special

etc

SoSock said...

Sure is a lot of fun to be a Sox fan these days. Hehe!

Kathryn said...

I'm in bed, but with the laptop. So I'll watch the ninth.

laura k said...

Don cracking up.

I'm outta here, too. Don't forget: don't drink the water. It is FILTHY!

Kathryn said...

It's dirty.

allan said...

Win #44.

SoSock said...

This is almost laughable to watch the way this offense is exploding and then think about the 2 - 10 start to the season.

SoSock said...

Easiest job in baseball this month - being a pitcher on the Boston Red Sox. 8 runs or more, (often quite a bit more) in 8 of the last 15 games. And the other 7.....2 6-run games, 1 5-run, 1 4-run, and 1 3-run game. Only 2 games with 2 runs or less. Yee-fucking-ha!