July 16, 2007

G92: Red Sox 4, Royals 0

         IP   H  R ER BB  K  BF  PIT
Gabbard 9 3 0 0 1 8 30 107
Solo home runs from Pedroia and Manny in the 4th and a two-run dinger from Ortiz in the 6th.

All wrapped up in 2:18 -- which also looks like a nice length for a Ramones song.


Brian Bannister (3.71, 127 ERA+) / Kason Gabbard (4.87, 92 ERA+)

Gabbard held the Tigers to three hits and two runs in 6.1 in his last outing. ... In his last start, RHP Bannister allowed four first-inning runs to Seattle, then shut out the Mariners for six innings.

Since May 12, the Royals are 28-26 (.519). The Red Sox have been only 2 games better over the same period -- 31-25 (.554).


allan said...

1. J.D. Drew, RF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Manny Ramirez, LF
5. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
6. Mike Lowell, 3B
7. Jason Varitek, C
8. Coco Crisp, CF
9. Julio Lugo, SS

1. David DeJesus, CF
2. Mark Grudzielanek, 2B
3. Mark Teahen, RF
4. Billy Butler, DH
5. Emil Brown, LF
6. Esteban German, 3B
7. Alex Gordon, 1B
8. John Buck, C
9. Tony Pena, SS

s1c said...

RE: Rookie starts - am working on starts since 2002 for pitchers making their first start vs Sox. Am about 1/3 of the way through assimilating the data and am surprised by the results so far.

60 starts the opposing starters are 18 and 25 averaging 5.24 innings per start.

Zenslinger said...

Lord, Kason can mow 'em down at times. Let's hope he lasts. And that the bats find a little fire. Jeez.

Zenslinger said...

Pedroia, Glaus, and Manny are all on my fantasy team, which has been starving for HRs lately. They go (in a sense) back to back to back.


allan said...

DBD and MBM!

allan said...

Buchholz in Pawtucket:

3 IP
5 H
3 R (2 ER)
0 BB
4 K
1 HR
50 PIT / 35 STR

Ron said...


9casey said...

Kason Gabbard nice job Kid, Only the 3rd Complete Game of the year for the sox and it Belongs to Kason Gabbard....

A very nice 2 hours and 18 min....
Those are nice, the guys still have time to hit the North End for a Late Dinner......

Patriots Film said...

Was at the game- one of the best I've seen. The tizzy home run was a great moment, as was Kason's wrapup- okey was warming up in the 8th but we were hoping they'd let him enter the 9th with only 93 pitches...
sure was special

tim said...

Awesome. Don't see those quick games too often, and a beauty at that.

Jere said...

Johnny Ramone: Yankee fan (see T-shirt), wingnut, and author of some of the coolest guitar parts in rock 'n' roll history.

One out of three ain't bad.

Was a fun game to be at tonight! Gabbo! Gabbo! Gabbo!

laura k said...

Jere, I was hoping you were at the game. (I'm always hoping that.)

Pokerwolf said...

Here's a new nickname from the guys at Fire Joe Morgan:

"KT: I include this harmless Q and A only to relate this anecdote: sometime FJM poster -- and the best man at the wedding between Ken and Mrs. Tremendous -- Mr. America's Sweetheart, once accompanied Ken to San Diego to see a Pads-Sox game. This is pre-Petco, many years ago. I think maybe like 2003? Anyway, you know who put on the most impressive show in BP that day? That's right: Doug Mirabelli. This led to America's Sweetheart dubbing Mirabelli: 'Batting Practice Hero Doug Mirabelli.'"

(Here's the link.)

laura k said...

I see other members of Joy Nation were there as well. Nice!

allan said...

How powerful is Kason Gabbard?

From SoSHer Lefty on the Mound:

Tonight is the first game at Fenway I've attended in a long time where "the wave" was not even attempted. I hate that thing! Kason Gabbard is the Wave-Stopper!

That powerful!

Patriots Film said...

Hahaha, actually, It was attempted at a completely inconsequential point of the game, but it never got past one column. I laughingly pointed this out but I don't remember which inning.

It was such a great game.

Patriots Film said...

probably the best thing about the night was kason's changeup. In the dirt, 80 mph (6-7 off the fb...), and making them look like FOOLS.

Jere said...

TOTALLY INCORRECT. Several wave attempts. Anyone with a seat that faced the bleachers saw them. At least ten. It was a very rare night where the wave did not round the first corner (section 3-5) and at least start going down the first base side. But there were plenty of noticeable attempts.

Jere said...

Sorry, was referring to the first person, from SoSH, who said no wave attempts.

allan said...

Oh well. KG is a mere mortal.

The power of the wave and its concurrent stupidity is perhaps matched only by the strength of the gods.