August 7, 2011

G113: Red Sox 3, Yankees 2 (10)

Yankees - 000 010 100 0 - 2  8  0
Red Sox - 010 000 001 1 - 3 11  0
Josh Reddick's line drive single down the left field line off Phil Hughes in the bottom of the tenth scored pinch-runner Darnell McDonald from second base with the winning run. Reddick knew the ball was fair as soon as he hit it. (Jere was there, and has some video of the celebration)


Mariano Rivera blew his fifth save of the year in the previous inning. Down by one run in the ninth, and having squandering scoring opportunities all night (leaving the bases loaded in the second and sixth innings), Marco Scutaro led off against Rivera by doubling off the left field wall. Jacoby Ellsbury bunted Scutaro to third and Dustin Pedroia brought him in with a sacrifice fly to left.

Scutaro was 4-for-4, the eighth four-hit game of his career, and his third with Boston (September 8, 2010 and June 11, 2011). It is only the third time he has had four hits in four plate appearances.

Rivera had thrown only nine pitches, but Joe Girardi went with Hughes in the tenth. Kevin Youkilis flied out to center, but David Ortiz ripped a ground rule double to right. McDonald went in to run, Carl Crawford -- who had already had three hits in the game and was 9-for-his-last-10 -- was walked intentionally. Reddick lined Hughes's first pitch - a curveball - to the opposite field, and McDonald scored easily. Left fielder Brett Gardner, whose home run had given the Yankees a 2-1 lead in the seventh, did not even bother to throw the ball in.

Terry Francona made a few mystifying decisions. In the seventh, Matt Albers allowed a two-out home run to Gardner and then hit Derek Jeter. Desperate to not allow the Yankees to add to their 2-1 lead, Tito went with Franklin Morales against LHB Curtis Granderson. I was hoping for Daniel Bard in that situation. Morales has no real split this year, but has held lefty batters to a .193 average over his career, while Bard has been much stronger against righties this season. Morales got a strike on Granderson, then threw four balls. Then he walked Mark Teixeira on four pitches well out of the zone. And then threw ball one to Robinson Cano. ... But then Cano took a strike and grounded out to second. Inning over.

Francona then went with Dan Wheeler in the eighth, another curious decision. I figured something had to be wrong -- "intestinal distress", perhaps? -- with Bard. Wheeler ended up striking out the side. (After Jonathan Papelbon pitched the ninth, Bard came out for the tenth. And seemed fine, so who knows?)

The other annoying decision was not pinch-hitting for Jason Varitek in the sixth or eighth inning. Varitek batted in the sixth with runners at first and second and one out. He had popped up and walked earlier in the game. Facing Cory Wade, fresh out of the bullpen, Varitek took three balls - and then chased the 3-0 pitch. The ball was up and away and he popped it up into foul territory where catcher Russell Martin grabbed it. In the eighth, Crawford had singled and gone to second on a wild pitch by David Robertson. With two outs, Varitek batted once again. Another wild pitch put Crawford on third, but Tek again fouled out, this time to third baseman Eduardo Nunez.

As frustrating as the Sox were in the clutch, the Yankees were worse. They were 0-for-10 with runners at second and/or third.
Example
Freddy Garcia / Josh Beckett

Each pitcher has pitched in three games against the other team this year (one of Garcia's games was in relief).
         IP   H  BB   K    ERA   WHIP  BF   AVG   OBP   SLG    OPS
Beckett  21  10   5  25   0.86  0.714  80  .141  .238  .197   .435  
Garcia    8  11   6   6  10.13  2.125  42  .344  .439  .813  1.252
Garcia has allowed 11 hits to the Red Sox: 3 singles, 4 doubles, 1 triple, and 3 home runs.

Garcia has not allowed a dong in his last 59.2 innings (since Jacoby Ellsbury took him deep to begin a game on June 7). I say that streak ends tonight.

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allan said...

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

allan said...

Gardner, LF
Jeter, SS
Granderson, CF
Teixeira, 1B
Cano, 2B
Swisher, RF
Chavez, DH
Martin, C
Nunez, 3B

blogtard said...

Go Sox!

allan said...

On Thursday, someone asked a question at Baseball Primer (while discussing the hitting of the 2004, 2007, and 2011 teams):

Pop quiz - can anyone tell me what the following represents?
.342/.400/.553
.339/.434/.526
.383/.446/.608
.299/.416/.539
.313/.405/.574

***

It is the AVG/OBP/SLG of the Top 5 hitters in the order -- Ellsbury, Pedroia, Gonzalez, Youkilis, Ortiz -- with their 2011 #s translated to the higher offensive environment of 2004. ... Those numbers are filthy!

tim said...

Coming up, Mon/Tue/Wed @ Twins then off to Seattle for Fri-Sun.

May as well win tonight so the week of 08/07 - 08/13 is a perfect 6-0 and not a measly 5-1.

tim said...

I just looked at the week after this one, what a stupid schedule.

After seattle, they fly back to Boston for 2 games vs. Tampa (which is now 3 because of a make up game) then immediately fly back to Kansas City and then down to Texas.

Guess they couldn't co-ordinate some of that with the Minny/Seattle trip.

Kathryn said...

Allan, are those numbers for this season only?

allan said...

yeah, only this year.

tim said...

shift this!

allan said...

crawford with wheels!!!!

Kathryn said...

CC(R) Big wheels

tim said...

blow this fucker open.

now.

Kathryn said...

If it's not too much trouble, how do those numbers compare to 04 & 07?

SoSock said...

HOT DAMN! Nice timing. Rolled in from Little League field JUST in time to see Crawford beat that out. Go Go Gadget Reddick

allan said...

espn giving lackeyesque excuses for garcia in this inning.

tim said...

"inning begins with a walk, which is a rarity to a leadoff hitter"

...

allan said...

Beckett vs MFY - career splits

allan said...

tim: i half-heard that, thought he meant garcia specifically. prob not though, prob. an idiot.

Kathryn said...

Infield fly on that?

SoSock said...

Jeter - hey man, I'm Jeter. I don't care if you have a better shot, I'm Jeter.

Please don't waste this......

allan said...

don't let it die, marco.

SoSock said...

So, are we taking? hehe, that's a joke

allan said...

the 2011 stats don't mean much, but i liked how very different they were!

allan said...

ALIVE!

SoSock said...

Run!

Amy said...

Yes!

Kathryn said...

Even better than a walk! Oh, I thought they'd get two out of that.

But, yea anyway.

tim said...

i vote idiot. its espn. any shred of benefit of the doubt vanished long ago.

SCUTARO SURPRISE!

allan said...

yeah yeah yeah garcia is the greatest pitcher ever seen blah blah blah

SoSock said...

30 pitches this inning already? nice...

tim said...

stone cold killer up for more rbi.

allan said...

btw: i liked tim demanding the sox blow open a 0-0 game!

allan said...

one run = semi-squander

curt is joining them? ... MUTE!

SoSock said...

Well, not a complete squander, but....coulda been better

allan said...

Flashbacks are good!

tim said...

just when you thought there was no way the broadcast team could get worse...

Amy said...

Schilling has put on a few.

SoSock said...

My 16-18 yr olds squandered several times today and it cost us. Lost 6-5 to a team that is unbeaten for the season. This is the first time that anyone has gotten within 5 runs actually. Started the last inning down that 1 with the top of my order up and them down to dregs for pitching. Leadoff rips a single, then takes off with a great jump and would have had 2nd stolen standing up. But my #2 guy swung, and lined into a double play. Yeesh!

tim said...

weak call.

tim said...

maybe not. good slide, weak tag.

tim said...

well, if bases loaded, 0 out isn't a good time to blow it open - when is?!

Amy said...

Hey, SoSock, if MLB players do that, you can't be too hard on a teenager!

Amy said...

Nice, FY!

allan said...

Mr. 9!

tim said...

fuck no, derek. not this time.

SoSock said...

I wasn't hard on him, promise. Just very bummed. But I didn't show that to him. He's one of my seniors, should have been smarter. He knew it too, even though I was telling him t shake it off.

BTW - hi Amy! Lng time no talk to

SoSock said...

Leadoff walk. According to Joe, we can just go ahead and black that box in

allan said...

now what?
do i have to white-out the run?

allan said...

sweaty dong, pls

allan said...

somewhere, tim mccarver just reached orgasm.

SoSock said...

Wow. 38 looked 50ish. And stiff

Amy said...

Yes, great to see you here, SoSock. I have been sort of absent from regular threading this summer. Busy enjoying the outdoors and also trying to free myself from the laptop as much as possible.

Zenslinger said...

Did anyone else hear Bobby Valentine just admit to stealing signs as a manager?

Kathryn said...

Wow, tough loss, sosock. And you almost beat an undefeated team! Our local 9-10 year olds lost in the finals of the southeast regional last week.

allan said...

wtf? i left to run an errand and figured i'd miss most of the fourth. turns out i missed 2 batters!

SoSock said...

Amy. I guess I haven't noticed you being absent because I've been a scarce visitor myself. Life has been very full. Some good, some not so, some just business. but such is life.

Anyway. it's Sox vs Yanks, so here we are!

tim said...

tmrw night on ESPN as well...boooo!

SoSock said...

Nice pick up Gonzo!

SoSock said...

Kathryn - what Little League is that?

Amy said...

Not even close to a HR, jerk.

allan said...

LBJ runnin' it down!!!!

SoSock said...

Nice D. Just a long out

Patrick said...

MVP!

Amy said...

I hope that some good has far outweighed the some not so good, SoSock.

SoSock said...

I desperately need to take a shower. Was out at the field from 10 this morning till about 815. And it's about 198 degrees here. But damn, it's the Sox - Yanks. And I missed yesterday's game bexcause of being there all day then. Curses.

Zenslinger said...

My reference: while Bobby V was talking about the pitchout, he was declaring his distaste for the maneuver. He said he only did it to 1) make sure the opposition knew it was in his arsenal, and 2) when he "got a good look at the runner" or "saw a sign". He quickly amended this last to when he really knew a runner was going.

SoSock said...

Yeah Amy, pretty much :)

allan said...

stealing signs is cool, as long as it's with your eyes ...

Zenslinger said...

I'm in Worcester.

Amy said...

Woostah? What are you doing there, Zenslinger?

Zenslinger said...

I am visiting friends on the occasion of being in the fortieth year after the birth event.

Amy said...

Happy birthday!!

Amy said...

And welcome to MA!

allan said...

Welcome to the Old Nerd Club!


(I did not realize the WC lead was 7.5 games.)

Amy said...

A two out rally, please.

Zenslinger said...

It's not until December, but thank you! Just a way to do something special this year.

Zenslinger said...

Oh, that's right, I will have joined the troll's cursed category.

allan said...

Ellsbury is in a big slump ... 0 for 3 ....

PC thru 4
Beckett - 62
Garcia - 83

Amy said...

Hah, I just had my last birthday that starts with a 5, so 40 seems like a long, long time ago.

tim said...

hbd, zen! whenever it is/was!

Amy said...

YES!! Nice!

SoSock said...

Nice

Jake of All Trades said...

Nice!

SoSock said...

Helluva throw!

Amy said...

SHIT.

allan said...

BOOOOOOOOOOO

SoSock said...

Shit

laura k said...

Hi thread. I just left my workplace for Allan's. I don't have to miss part of the game, I get to thread, plus I get a ride home! Now Sox, please get with the program.

laura k said...

So Zen is it your birthday or not? I'm confused.

Amy said...

Hey, Laura!

Let's get out of this inning already.

Kathryn said...

Nice plan, Laura. Let's hope it ends with a win.

SoSock said...

Welcome L. Bring us some mojo here

laura k said...

Hi Amy, do you still have the TV?

Zenslinger said...

My birthday is not until December. But I'm going during the vacation between summer and fall terms just because it's the year I (and various friends from high school) will turn 40. It's for my/our birthday(s), but not on our birthdays. That said, it's just a hang, no real special events.

laura k said...

Thank you Kat, SoSock. I brought my leaving-work mojo. All will be well.

Amy said...

So far, so good. But it is just now ten pm. So let's see if she still wants to make us turn the game off.

laura k said...

Sounds great, the shared birthday year. Saying goodbye to the 30s together. I just left my 40s. Amy's at the end of her 50s. There are JoSers still enjoying their 20s. Cool, eh.

SoSock said...

OK, I remember a strak last year when it seemed every time I got in the shower during a game we would score while I was away. So here goes. Score now pls!

tim said...

hopefully shower and leaving work mojo will work.

if not then jere is going to have to propose.

Amy said...

OH, DAMN.

After all that Pedroia worship by ESPN, he gets thrown out. They jinxed it.

laura k said...

Does Rhode Island have marriage for all yet, or will Jere have to come up to Ontario to marry you, Tim?

tim said...

I dunno, L, but to be honest I'd prefer he comes here. Niagara Falls just screams romantic marriage.

laura k said...

How sweet, our first JoS wedding. Kim & Steph can be bridesmaids or whatever.

Amy said...

I think RI is still on the dark side.

SoSock said...

so, did it work? I don't see any cmments saying so. Oh, there we are. Nope, dammit

laura k said...

You know, I would have thought that, but someone on wmtc recently asked why Maine was the only state in the region w/o equal marriage. He probably just missed RI. It being so small and all.

SoSock said...

OH HELL NO! BACK of home plate! Idiots.....

allan said...

jere proposes *after* a big hit, not before, to get a rally going.

SoSock said...

Ok Josh - get it together here

allan said...

oh good, do the wave, assholes.

laura k said...

This proposal, is this different than

I'M GETTING ENGAGED

the Reddick Dong call?

laura k said...

Is Jere at the game tonight?

Joe Grav is there I believe.

allan said...

yeah, it came after the HR, like "YAY" or "FY".

Amy said...

Same sex marriage is legal in NH, NY, CT, VT, IA, and, of course, MASSACHUSETTS!

Amy said...

I wondered why Jere was doing that! I thought it had something to do with Meunier.

laura k said...

Amy, it did.

Amy said...

Come on, Josh!

allan said...

umps are clearly not enforcing the 12-second rule. if they called a ball each time beckett went over the time limit, he'd have walked in about 12 runs so far. maybe he'll just get fined $75,000 ot something.

Amy said...

OK, then I guess I am not as out of the loop as I thought. :)

laura k said...

Nice!

Amy said...

OK! Good work, Josh!

SoSock said...

Nice job Josh

allan said...

sit that teenaged mustache DOWN!

Jake of All Trades said...

Lookin'!

tim said...

BEC(backwards)KETT!

Amy said...

What is the 12 second rule? It sounds like the 5 second rule for eating food that falls on the floor.

allan said...

beckett drops a deuce.

laura k said...

M. announced

I'M GETTING ENGAGED

just as Reddick donged. Jere liked it. :)

It reminded both me and Jere of a Seinfeld moment: "I'm giving you a raise!!"

laura k said...

Which sounds like the Rule 5 they're always talking about with the baseball draft.

tim said...

than i guess i'll have to propose.

then there will be a dong.

then jere can tell you all IGE!

allan said...

Looks like it's only in use when no one is on. Never mind.

8.04
When the bases are unoccupied, the pitcher shall deliver the ball to the batter within 12 seconds after he receives the ball. Each time the pitcher delays the game by violating this rule, the umpire shall call Ball. The 12-second timing starts when the pitcher is in possession of the ball and the batter is in the box, alert to the pitcher. The timing stops when the pitcher releases the ball.
The intent of this rule is to avoid unnecessary delays. The umpire shall insist that the catcher return the ball promptly to the pitcher, and that the pitcher take his position on the rubber promptly. Obvious delay by the pitcher should instantly be penalized by the umpire.

allan said...

flo may have caught a break on ball 3.

laura k said...

ppapi

laura k said...

Crawingle!

Amy said...

Has anyone ever seen that rule enforced?? I never have.

Yay, CC!

Kathryn said...

Okay, time to score some runs.

Zenslinger said...

Past the glove of a legendary Jeter.

allan said...

bogar coming over to tell ortiz "this is a warning, i'm sending you on everything!!!"

laura k said...

"The umpire shall insist that the catcher return the ball promptly to the pitcher, and that the pitcher take his position on the rubber promptly."

I love this language. It sounds like a Victorian old men's club.

tim said...

marry me jere. right now.

allan said...

"We need a little tenderness. We need a little understanding. We need a little Cactus."

allan said...

sasa- no, held up.

Amy said...

Hey, Tek did not SASAHE!

allan said...

WTF? TEK SWINGING 3-0? NO!!!!!

Kathryn said...

WHY????????

Dr. Jeff said...

Did tek just swing on 3-0? WTF

laura k said...

Right, popped up instead.

Amy said...

WHY SWING ON 3-0????

allan said...

fuckin idiot.

tim said...

awful agave. awful.

laura k said...

YES

Amy said...

LOL!!!

tim said...

whaddya know? robbie cano!

Jake of All Trades said...

As Joe Morgan used to say: "Cano just glides..."

Amy said...

Base hit? OK, seems like an error to me, but what do I know.

Kathryn said...

Bring on the BEAST

Amy said...

Time for some RBIS for LBJ

laura k said...

LBJ, no need to imitate the captain here.

allan said...

1-1 in the 6th
2 on, 1 out
a new reliever in who can't find the plate
you can't hit much anymore
3-0 count
and you swing at crap (outside and up) and pop it up

ARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

a shitty hitter on 3-0 had better be damn sure he'll rip the cover off the ball.

tim said...

be ellsbury, ellsbury! no more of this inning ending rally killing bullshit!

Kathryn said...

Why did Tek have the green light?

Amy said...

What a waste.

laura k said...

Squander City

tim said...

8 lob for #2...ugh.

allan said...

LOB-otomy

Amy said...

Yes, who gave him the green light? And what were they thinking?

Kathryn said...

CRAP CRAP CRAP CRAP CRAP

allan said...

maybe, as captain, he has a green light if he thinks he can hit it.

laura k said...

Russell Martin: Canadian

allan said...

looked like a K on the previous pitch, so an out is good.

Amy said...

Hmm, more discussion of this Rule 12 thing.

laura k said...

Not Rule 12 - 12-second rule

allan said...

fuck yeah, on the black.

Amy said...

Oh, right. 12 second rule is Rule 8.4 something.

Amy said...

8.04

tim said...

fuck
shit
ass
fuck

Amy said...

Oh, damn, those LOB look even worse now.

laura k said...

fuckety

SoSock said...

BOOOOOOOO!

laura k said...

I hate when we only clobber teams to death. Gotta be able to win the close games, too.

So Sox, pls win tonight.

Amy said...

Bye, Josh.

Amy said...

Uch, starting to have trouble keeping my eyes open. I do not like these 8 pm starts. And I guess Josh is pitching slowly if we are only in the top of the 7th after almost 3 hours.

laura k said...

Josh isn't pitching anymore.

I dislike the late starts too. I want games to start at 5 :)

allan said...

BOS
Score 0-2 runs: 4-21
Score 3-4 runs: 18-13
Score 5+ runs: 47-9

NYY (before this series)
Score 0-2 runs: 1-19
Score 3-4 runs: 17-14 (I think)
Score 5+ runs: 50-9

Amy said...

I know, I said Bye Josh, but then I typed "is." TIRED.

allan said...

fuck this shit.

STRIKES/OUT!!

Zenslinger said...

Bard Bard Bard please.

Amy said...

Where the hell did this guy come from? Let's not let them blow the game wide open.

Maybe I should go to sleep now....

allan said...

jesus fuck, asshole, we need an out.

allan said...

why is this MF pitching in the 7th inning of a 1-1 game against the NYY anyway????

laura k said...

Morales has been really good - until his last two starts.

Oh hallelujah, a strike

laura k said...

WHEW

allan said...

Tito must be saving Bard for the top of the 10th.

Amy said...

Thank goodness that is over. Let's not bring him back again too soon.

allan said...

7th inning
time for some 11 o'clock thunder

Jake of All Trades said...

Meltdown averted

allan said...

laser chix
bert
yook
flo

laura k said...

I didn't even get the Bye Josh, he was already out of the game. :)

Kathryn said...

7th inning scoring time

laura k said...

Right! Time to bring back the tradition.

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