July 1, 2011

G81: Red Sox 7, Astros 5

Red Sox  - 100 000 600 - 7  8  0
Astros   - 120 011 000 - 5 13  0
Marco Scutaro began the game with a home run -- and the Red Sox did not get their second hit of the night until the seventh inning, when ...
Drew singled to CF
Saltalamacchia singled to RF
Reddick single to LF, RBI, 2-5
Escalona relieved Norris (6-4-4-4-10, 106)
Sutton singled to SS, RBI, 3-5
McDonald (PH for Wheeler) hit by pitch
Lopez relieved Escalona
Scutaro struck out swinging
Pedroia singled to RF, 2 RBI, 5-5
Gonzalez doubled to LCF wall, 2 RBI, 7-5
Youkilis F9
Drew 3U
Boston had the bases loaded in both the eighth and ninth innings, but Scutaro GIDP to end the former and after three walks in the ninth, Reddick grounded out 3-1 to end the later.

Pedroia's at-bat in the seventh is worth noting. He took a 2-1 pitch from Wilton Lopez that was low and away. It was in the exact same place as balls 1 and 2, but home plate umpire Laz Diaz called it strike two. Diaz and Pedroia exchanged several words as FY got ready for the next pitch. Pedroia drilled it past first baseman Brett Wallace and down the right field line. While sprinting to first base, Pedroia turned around and yelled back at Diaz. Once he was at first, he yelled again at the home plate ump. I'm not sure I have seen a batter continue an argument with the HP ump while running out a hit.

Pedroia disagrees with the call.

NESN shows that Strike 2 was the in exact same spot as Ball 1 and Ball 2.

Pedroia lines the 2-2 pitch to right field.

He runs down the first base line...

...and turns back to yell at Diaz.


And two pitches later, after sliding across the plate on Adrian Gonzalez's double, Pedroia got up and stomped his foot on home plate, to emphasize that he had scored, as Diaz presumably stared daggers at him.
Example
Tim Wakefield/ Bud Norris

A couple of connection between the two teams: Astros manager Brad Mills was Terry Francona's bench coach for six years (2004-09), and Houston's third baseman Chris Johnson is the son of Boston's first base coach, Ron Johnson.

Carl Crawford is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list on Sunday - and was hoping to be able to play in his hometown - but Francona says that's unrealistic.

Norris is a 26-year-old right-hander, and is in his third season with the Astros.

AL East: Yankees/Mets and Cardinals/Rays at 7 PM.

89 comments:

allan said...

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

tim said...

Were almost there, 3 games until this shut interleague is done!

9casey said...

No LBJ tonight he has a scored a run in 33 wins ......It seems as though when he does well the team does well.

allan said...

Poop. Ellsbury scratched (sickness). Reddick in center and Drew Sutton in left.

Scutaro, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Gonzalez, 1B
Youkilis, 3B
Drew, RF
Saltalamacchia, C
Reddick, CF
Sutton, LF
Wakefield, P

allan said...

Bourn, CF
Sanchez, 2B
Pence, RF
Lee, LF
Johnson, 3B
Wallace, 1B
Barmes, SS
Corporan, C
Norris, P

Other stuff: Youkilis is back after fouling a ball of his left foot on Wednesday. ... Francona may go with the Ortiz 1B/Gonzalez RF tomorrow. ... Tito also wants to play Yamaico Navarro soon (SS, LF or RF)

Amy said...

Wow, a Central Time game so I could actually eat dinner and not miss a pitch!

Amy said...

DONG!

laura k said...

I hope I can stay up for the game tonight. I was up all last night with Tala.

SCU SCU SCUTARO!!!

allan said...

And that happened!

Amy said...

Now that's the way to start the game!

Amy said...

Is she any better today? Is she on any pain meds?

laura k said...

I love leadoff HRs. Free money.

laura k said...

Plenty of pain meds! That's a necessity.

She does seem better today - yesterday she had the exam, the x-rays, a trip in the car (very exciting) - all of which left her with a lot of pain.

Thanks for asking. :)

allan said...

nesn missed first pitch to bourn. nice start, assholes.

laura k said...

Pence! We haven't added one to the all-money team in a long time.

(Hunter Pence, also on all-trades team, but the last name is better.)

laura k said...

Ha ha, then Don mentions Kevin Cash, whose name started the all-money team.

allan said...

yet cbs's pbp has bourn singling on the first pitch. nesn had 2 pitches listed. ?????????

Amy said...

Goddamnit.

I am glad to hear Tala feels better. I bet Diego is confused as to why his buddy is not as playful.

Wake, if you want 200 wins, you have to stop giving up hits now.

Amy said...

Frank Robinson (as in franc?)

Amy said...

Schilling

Amy said...

Liriano (lira?)

laura k said...

That's the part that bothers me the most - that they can't understand and we can't explain it to them. Tala seems pretty confused, too!

laura k said...

Yup, all those were on the money team! John Buck is another I remember.

Amy said...

I know...that's what I said the other night---that at least with people you can explain what is going on and reassure them, but what do animals understand when they don't feel well?

Of course, they live in the moment so they don't worry about how long it will last, etc., like we do.

Amy said...

Mark Loretta (mark)

Amy said...

Then there are all the Bills...Bill Lee, for one.

laura k said...

Yes, I agree. I always feel so sorry for animals when someone they love dies. All they know is that the person or animal has disappeared.

And on the other hand, it seems that in a few days or weeks, they move on.

Amy said...

I remember the first time we had to leave Luna at the vets overnight. She was about four months old, and she and Smokey had never been apart since birth. We were sure Smokey would be upset, be confused, act differently in some way. Nope, he just acted as if she had never been part of his life. When she returned, he sniffed her and acted like she had never left.

Amy said...

It appears that the knuckle ball is not fooling anyone tonight.

Amy said...

And yet they always seem so happy when we return, so it seems they missed us. Or at least we like to think so anyway. I know I always miss them.

Amy said...

WHY ARE WE LOSING TO THE ASTROS??

laura k said...

Sheesh, it's only the 2nd inning. All caps already?

laura k said...

They are definitely always happy when we return! It's one of the best things about having dogs, how happy they always are to see you.

But that's different than someone completely disappearing from their life. They appear to stop waiting and move on.

laura k said...

We've had a range of reactions to one animal being gone, from real depression (not eating, waiting by the door, looking for the other one everywhere) to absolutely no difference, never missing a beat.

One of the most surprising reactions I ever saw was, right after Cody's death, Tala lying in Cody's dirt-ditch. She had never done that before, and never did it again.

Amy said...

I am a passionate person....all caps is how I express that passion! :)

Sort of sweet how far back Tito goes with Brad Mills. From college!

laura k said...

OK <-- all caps :)

Amy said...

Awww, that is so touching. I remember you mentioning that. But she otherwise acted normally in terms of eating and activity?

You can see from your photo how Diego has already bonded with her. What did he do when she was gone yesterday?

laura k said...

Tala re Cody, she seemed sad for a few days. It was much worse when we left Cody for her surgery. Tala was so depressed - stayed in her crate and moped, didn't eat the whole time Cody was gone! I wondered if it had something to do with all of us going to the place together, then returning without Cody. (We didn't expect or plan that.)

We left Diego at home when we took Tala to the vet this time, because we knew we had to leave Tala there for x-rays, and we went off and did errands afterwards. He was fine when we got home. But we took him with us when we picked her up, and he was VERY happy to get her back!

laura k said...

That's more like it, Timmy

laura k said...

I don't know about anyone else, but I don't need to picture Jerry Remy in the shower.

Amy said...

Uch, struck out the side again.

I bet that was it----she saw Cody go off and she was left behind. Maybe if she had been home, she wouldn't have noticed? Who knows! They are a mystery.

Cats are very intuitive about comings and goings. As soon as a suitcase comes out, they hide under the bed. We now know to lock them out of the bedrooms so they cannot hide and make it difficult for us to get out of the house!

And I swear Cassie gets this sad, quizzical look, as if to ask, "Is this a trip I am going on or one where I have to stay home?"

laura k said...

"Is this a trip I am going on or one where I have to stay home?"

That's always a huge thing in our home. As soon as they see the suitcases, they start staring, waiting to see which kind of trip it is.

laura k said...

We very rarely can travel with our dogs, so it's almost always a disappointment for them!

allan said...

MFY - 300 000
NYM - 010 000

STL - 020 000 03
FKR - 000 000 0

laura k said...

I'm gonna all all caps soon myself.

laura k said...

fuck no

Amy said...

I think my computer got so pissed off at the Sox that I lost my internet connection.

But I am back. And PISSED.

Amy said...

I think it is time to take Tim out, Terry.

meunier said...

FUCK ME RUNNING PITCHER HIT

laura k said...

Oh fine, give up a big RBI hit to the pitcher.

allan said...

rally time.

Jere said...

"I don't need to picture Jerry Remy in the shower."

Yeah I've been in there with him several times myself.

$ Team: James Loney, if you pronounce the O like bowie knife.

allan said...

brad penny

allan said...

nesn fails to show salty at third and reddick at second. they are not good at that whole "showing a baseball game" thing.

Jere said...

Yeah they showed the guy make the sidearm throw to third...and suddenly we were a field mouse scurrying around behind home plate.

allan said...

i think they missed the first pitch to sutton

allan said...

ortiz not on deck, but mcdonald now is.

WTF?????????????????????

Amy said...

Now we're talking!

allan said...

god fucking damn it, why put an AUTOMATIC out here

allan said...

yay - that works!
caught a break

Jere said...

Pitching coach: This guy never gets on base. Drill him.

Jere said...

No Remy, that was 2 pitches ago

Amy said...

TIED!!

Jere said...

wow..yelling back at the ump while running to first, that's amazing.

allan said...

wow, indeed.

i thought remy was making shit up.

wow.

Amy said...

And the bats are ALIVE!!

Jere said...

effing eff yeah

allan said...

maybe fy gave diaz some more shit while sliding in.

allan said...

... just another chapter in the legend of dustin pedroia.

laura k said...

Just stopped back in to say: WHOO-HOO!!

IN ALL CAPS :)

Watching from bed w/o netbook. Good night!

(Don't drink the water!)

meunier said...

This is why I always have JOS open even if I stop listening to a game.

Amy said...

I hope you and Tala get more sleep tonight, Laura.

allan said...

MFY - 300 000 011 - 5 11 0
NYM - 010 000 000 - 1 10 1

STL - 020 000 030 - 5 9 0
FKR - 000 000 030 - 3 5 0

meunier said...

Bugs Bunny up and in gets Papi.

allan said...

nesn missed another pitch, the first one to mcdonald, right?

Jere said...

Again they give Darnell a free base. I guess that's why they're the worst team in baseball.

Jere said...

I'd prefer an insurance dong here

Jere said...

Or here.

Amy said...

OK, I am going to boot down the computer for the night and watch the last half inning sans laptop.

Good night, all.

allan said...

good night, amy. see you tomorrow night.

Dave Ing said...

Fourth inning, Bud Norris strikes out the side on 11 pitches, Sox are down 4-1 to the worst team in baseball, and all Remy can blather about is HOW GREAT THE WATER PRESSURE IS IN HIS HOTEL SHOWER.

Geez. What will things be like if the team ever sinks back below .500?

allan said...

del rosario did not retire the first 4 batters, don. he walked the first one and got a DP! look down at your scorecard, please.

Jere said...

We've only just begun

allan said...

Remy clearly knew that the Astros' lead was a mirage and the Sox would come back. Why not talk about trivial shit until the game gets back to the way it is supposed to be?

allan said...

a season with no football and no basketball?

PERFECT!

Jere said...

I kinda don't think you have to worry about this team going under .500 until maybe 0-1 in 2012.

Jere said...

Stros go from #66 to #67!

allan said...

Unstoppable dirty water.

Jere said...

From Behind We Came