June 8, 2007

G60: Red Sox 10, Diamondbacks 3

JD Drew drove in a career-best seven runs (hitting three-run home runs in the third and sixth innings and doubling home a run in the eighth) and Josh Beckett was on top of his game (8-5-3-2-0-8, 92).

The night belonged to Boston from the start -- Julio Lugo began the game with a home run to left field. Lugo also pulled off a deft tag of Alberto Callaspo in the third inning -- waiting and watching until Callaspo took his hand off second base when he stood up after a slide.

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Josh Beckett (2.95, 152 ERA+) / Doug Davis (3.05, 143 ERA+)

Ortiz at first, Yook on bench.

Redsox.com:
Davis pitched well in his last start against the Mets in New York. The left-hander allowed just one run over 7.2 innings. ... In his last three starts, he has allowed just four earned runs over 22.2 innings.
Arizona (36-25) is 1 GB the Giants in the NL West. ... First of 15 straight interleague games. Boo.

Closer to home, it's Pirates at Yankees and Blue Jays at Dodgers.

P.S. Kevin Youkilis has not updated his blog in nine days. And Curt Schilling hasn't posted about his one-hitter yet. Odd.

107 comments:

tim said...

Part of me wonders if yook even wrote that other one, i know it says on the bottom that MLB posted it on his behalf, did he actually write it or did he just tell someone to do it for him...

38pitches should be a good read whenever he gets around to it...probably today sometime when they're in AZ

Pokerwolf said...

So, we get the Diamonbacks and Davis, who is a good pitcher while the MFY get the Pirates and dodge the two aces on their staff. Boo, indeed.

Zenslinger said...

Dodge the two aces? Gorzelanny is starting today.

L-girl said...

Yook doesn't write the blog. It's an "as told to". Nothing wrong with that.

In other news, I hate the Diamondbacks. You know, the same reason you all once loved them. Despite my conversion, the uniform makes me sick.

Woti-woti said...

I hate Eric Byrnes.

redsock said...

I hate Eric Byrnes.

All right-thinking people do.

thatdietcokegirl said...

yah why'd they'd change their uniform? i mean, it was hideous before, but it had sort of a proud, unique hideousness. now it's just meh..

thatdietcokegirl said...

So, we get the Diamonbacks and Davis, who is a good pitcher while the MFY get the Pirates and dodge the two aces on their staff. Boo, indeed.

hence, yankees suck.

redsock said...

we get the Diamonbacks and Davis, who is a good pitcher while the MFY get the Pirates and dodge the two aces on their staff.

Like it matters.

L-girl said...

yah why'd they'd change their uniform?

Oh I don't mean the design of the uniform. I don't care what it looks like.

redsock said...

SS Julio Lugo
2B Dustin Pedroia
1B David Ortiz
LF Manny Ramirez
RF J.D. Drew
3B Mike Lowell
C Jason Varitek
CF Coco Crisp
P Josh Beckett

RF Eric Byrnes
CF Chris Young
2B Orlando Hudson
1B Conor Jackson
SS Stephen Drew
LF Jerry Hairston
3B Alberto Callaspo
C Chris Snyder
P Doug Davis

redsock said...

After 4: Pirates 1-0 on a 2nd-inning Xavier Nady HR.

chief said...

Pirates 4-2 over MFY, middle 7th.

tim said...

pirates up 4-2 in top 7...just scored two on an inside the park home run for chris duffy.

redsock said...

MFY rallying in 7th. Cairo double, CI single. 4-3, 1 out.

redsock said...

4-4, still one out.

chief said...

4-4, now 3 out.

redsock said...

rats - dbax announcers.

redsock said...

HELLO!!!

LUGO HR

chief said...

Lugo!!!

redsock said...

Sounds like the AZ guys will be talking a lot about Manny's game preparation, but I think I'm going to just watch this one (at work).

They made some cracks about him -- can't do a game without that, can you? -- but they had tremendous praise for his work ethic.

chief said...

At least there was praise for his work ethic. That's more than he gets from the national broadcasters.
___

MFY-Pirates still 4-4, top of the 9th coming up.

chief said...

Remy just noted that no member of the D-Backs has ever faced Beckett. Interesting, given his time in the NL.

redsock said...

did byrnes break his foot? no? darn.

redsock said...

They also said it was a playoff atmosphere there tonight -- nothing like the past three weeks.

redsock said...

have a seat, fuckface.

chief said...

Love Manny jogging past Lugo toward the dugout before the ball even came down.

redsock said...

alright! beckett is 1/9 of the way there!

:>)

redsock said...

Love Manny jogging past Lugo toward the dugout before the ball even came down.

Did he say "HA"?

chief said...

2 on, 1 out, still top of the 9th in NY. Mo just walked some Pirate.

redsock said...

Pirates on 1st and 2nd in the 9th against Rivera - 1 out.

redsock said...

yeah -- single, k, walk, 2nd out.

redsock said...

bucs got nothing in the 9th.

redsock said...

Solo home run in the top of the 1st and Red Sox pitcher getting a 1-2-3 bottom half.

Sounds familiar.

chief said...

extra innings for MFY.

chief said...

Drew showing up his little brother!

redsock said...

Drew tells the haters to shut the fuck up.

chief said...

yikes - bases loaded, 1 out, captain intangibles at the place....crap. Yanks win.

redsock said...

Yanks win.

Only 3 games under .500 now.

chief said...

Only 3 games under .500 now.

And they had to mount two comebacks against the Pirates, who aren't exactly rolling through the NL Central.

redsock said...

I think I love Julio Lugo!!!

Hell of an alert play there.

chief said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Dumbass - that's why you call for time.

Sarah Gates said...

That was hysterical. Way to go Lugo.

thatdietcokegirl said...

Oh I don't mean the design of the uniform. I don't care what it looks like.

it just makes you sick cause it's them?

Sarah Gates said...

These D-Back announcers are way too excited about that run. Would I rather have NESN, of course, but these guys are sort of funny. And very complimentary towards our guys.

redsock said...

Lugo applied the late tag on the slide back in and you could see him look back/down at the runner and how he was positioned. Obviously, Lugo knew that when Callaspo stood up, his left hand would have to come off the bag.

Must have forgot to call time. So Lugo stood there and waited for a few seconds. Sure enough, Callaspo stood up, hand off bag, tagged on back.

redsock said...

it just makes you sick cause it's them?

they hurt her very badly in 2001 -- when she was aligned with the dark side.

still gets upset when the words "luis" and "gonzalez" are mentioned.

thatdietcokegirl said...

they hurt her very badly in 2001 -- when she was aligned with the dark side.

ohhhhh.

wait.

oh. oh???

These D-Back announcers are way too excited about that run. Would I rather have NESN, of course, but these guys are sort of funny. And very complimentary towards our guys.

lol i wish i could here them.

redsock said...

These D-Back announcers are way too excited about that run.

It's a playoff game to them, remember?

They should be highly pissed at the guy caught off second. Coulda been a 2nd run.

redsock said...

tdcg: her conversion is detailed here.

thatdietcokegirl said...

tdcg: her conversion is detailed here.

wow, i never would have guessed...
*reads on in mute fascination*

Sarah Gates said...

It's a playoff game to them, remember?

Oh, right. Forgot about that. Maybe they should go take a dip in that pool and cool off a bit.

And have any of you ever called Manny ManRam? I know Ihaven't...

thatdietcokegirl said...

actually i have a confession to make...
i was so touched (weren't we all) by 9/11, that i uh...i was rooting for the yankees that year. the only year. ever. only cause it was new york.

;/

redsock said...

And have any of you ever called Manny ManRam? I know Ihaven't...

No.

That's his gay porn name!

redsock said...

we lived in manhattan at the time and i was thrilled when they lost.

redsock said...

We used to call Mark Bellhorn BBellhorn whenever he walked (BB). Pronounced "Buh-Bellhorn".

From that, whenever Manny got a hit, we'd call him "MManny". ... We still go "Muh-Manny" after his hits like everyone now does "Yoooook".

thatdietcokegirl said...

ahh don totally trumps up fly balls lately. simma donna god ;//

thatdietcokegirl said...

"Buh-Bellhorn".

haha. like the airline 'buh-bye' kinda thing?


kekekee 'ManRam'. yeah that's soo gay porn.
i heard pedroia call him that when they had him do the lineups at the beginning of a game once. i guess thats his little nickname?

redsock said...

His Baseball Reference page lists "ManRam", but I don't know a single Red Sox fan -- in person or online -- that calls him that.

He's just Manny -- one of those immediately-known-by-his-first-name-only guys. Like Pedro.

Or MManny if you prefer.

redsock said...

AZ doing promos where for every DBack that gets on base in a specific inning, they'll donate $x somewhere.

They've done two of them -- both times when the bottom of the order is due up (and it's more likely that fewer runners will reach).

Interesting.

redsock said...

JB PC: 10-11-14 11-10 = 56.

Me likey.

Sarah Gates said...

Ah - the baseball reference, er, reference explains it. The answer to their trivia question was Yaz, Papi and Manny. They were trying to claim that all three had nifty nicknames and pulled ManRam out of what seemed like nowhere. I've just been treating him like, oh I don't know, Madonna, pretty much since we got him. Only needs the one name! I do like MManny though.

thatdietcokegirl said...

yeah he's definitely just 'manny' not 'manram' haha.

ps. lol i love laura's post. greatness.

she is a skywalker ;) a good one.

redsock said...

ManRam is out of the "A-Rod" school of nicknames. And we can't have that.

I got worried when Dice first arrived. Some early stories called him D-Mat and I heard that he had signed some autographs that way. Fortunately, it looks like Dice-K will carry the day.

... D-Ort. J-Lug. J-Bec. J-Pap. D-Ped. M-Low. ...

It's so wrong.

thatdietcokegirl said...

sorry to digress from our game..i just loved this quote from her post..

I don't feel as if I truly deserve to share in the joy when the Red Sox win the World Series this year.

when we were still two wins away!!
cause a true-blood red sox fan would have never said that ;))
that's a confident former-yankees-fan turned-red-sox-fan statement ;)

thatdietcokegirl said...

ugh, scary moment.

redsock said...

when we were still two wins away!!
cause a true-blood red sox fan would have never said that ;))


it was in the bag. come on!

after we won game 5 of the alcs, it was in. the. bag.

:>)

i like d-ped.

thatdietcokegirl said...

... D-Ort. J-Lug. J-Bec. J-Pap. D-Ped. M-Low. ...

It's so wrong.


it's all j-lo's fault.

thatdietcokegirl said...

it was in the bag. come on!

hhaa. i know. i guess it was. but you know what i mean....;)

thatdietcokegirl said...

JD!!!

(he looks like roy hobbs rounding the bases. no, he does)

Sarah Gates said...

Ouch. Poor Manny. (or MManny, if you prefer.) Though a part of my brain was thinking, "hmm... is Manny hurt or is he just taking advantage of the chance for a nap?"

WOOOHOOO! Nice.

redsock said...

Are the MFY watching this one, too?

Sarah Gates said...

I like this kind of sibling rivalry. We should play against JD's brother all the time.

redsock said...

looks like tiz and jd doing some dirty dancing in the dugout!

Sarah Gates said...

Are the MFY watching this one, too?

Sure hope so.

redsock said...

Sure hope so.

They are half-watching, hiding the screen from their eyes with their blankey.

redsock said...

Curious -- are those 'Zona TV dudes still enjoying their run?

Sarah Gates said...

They are half-watching, hiding the screen from their eyes with their blankey.

A-Rod: "Joe, tell me when the scary part is over!"

Torre: "Alex, get your thumb out of your mouth."

redsock said...

Robby Hammock in RF.

Part of the All-Furniture team.

redsock said...

A-Rod: "Joe, tell me when the scary part is over!"

Torre: "In about four and a half months."

redsock said...

The All-Furniture team:

Robby Hammock
Dennis Lamp

....

redsock said...

Gee, Hudson seemed a little over-excited at scoring there.

Sarah Gates said...

Ha ha - the 'zona guys are now enjoying their second run, but in a very, "gosh, this is just fun no matter who you're rooting for" sort of way.

They're talking now about how not to get embarrased again tomorrow.

redsock said...

The All-Furniture team:

Robby Hammock
Dennis Lamp
Ben Sheets
Jose Mesa (aka Joe Table)
Rugger Ardizoia (?)

Gene Roof
Matt Stairs

redsock said...

Maybe it should be the All-House Team.

Anyway, leaving work, should be home for the Bot 9th.

chief said...

All-House team: Huston Street.

___


JD Drew, kicking ass and taking names.

thatdietcokegirl said...

i hate this kia ad. wtf is it supposed to meannnn??

chief said...

Don and Jerry getting silly about the pool/hot tub.

"So it's a germ thing?"

__

I assume you mean the Kia Sportage commercial? Yes, truly stupid. At least there isn't a mind-numbing jingle though, like EVERY Chevy commercial.

thatdietcokegirl said...

yeah the kia sportage.
i mean are they using some parallel between the guy getting matched up with a new (different) car and a guy entering into a threesome or something with his wife/gf??
why is he sitting there with that dumb look on his face?

i need to get tivo ;/

Sarah Gates said...

I'm somewhat disappointed that Beckett isn't going to come out for the 9th. Smart overall, no need for him to, but complete games are always fun.

Sarah Gates said...

Why Josh, that 9-0 looks smashing on you!

Oh, and tdcg, I'm so with you on that uniform thing. Hideous in such a blah way.

thatdietcokegirl said...

i think with beckett..you don't wanna make him throw more pitches if you don't have to. but then i guess he could just as well come out in the 8th as well. maybe its also good to keep the bullpen frosty.

thatdietcokegirl said...

Oh, and tdcg, I'm so with you on that uniform thing. Hideous in such a blah way.

totally. it's like they changed the uniform presumably to make it better, yet its a complete downgrade. it looks like a highschool uniform.

Sarah Gates said...

Oh, it's totally sensible - why make him throw more than you need him to when you have an entire pen that just got a day off (thanks Schill), I just emotionally like seeing pitchers throw complete games. It's not an intellectual disapointment at all.

Sarah Gates said...

it looks like a highschool uniform.

I was thinking community college...

thatdietcokegirl said...

i do too. i mean, yeah. it's always dope and means alot :)

thatdietcokegirl said...

it looks like a highschool uniform.

I was thinking community college..


haha, maybe i was a little cruel there ;)

redsock said...

Got home. Game was over. Oh well.

We'll beat up on the Big Eunuch tomorrow night.

chief said...

HAHA - Boys & Girls Clubs of America are pulling the A-Rod ads from TV because (in my words) he's a jackass. In there words, he might be sending the "wrong message to kids."

--

Big Eunich isn't until Sunday. We have Tavarez and Owings tomorrow.

redsock said...

Err, I posted at 12:53 AM (Saturday) so "tomorrow night" is indeed Sunday.

Yeah, that's it.

Allen said...

So, we get the Diamonbacks and Davis, who is a good pitcher while the MFY get the Pirates and dodge the two aces on their staff. Boo, indeed.

Davis entered the game with a WHIP over 1.5. Not sure what it is now...

And what everyone else said about Gorzellany.

L-girl said...

Boys & Girls Clubs of America are pulling the A-Rod ads from TV because (in my words) he's a jackass.

That's fucked up. He gives enormous amounts of money to Boys & Girls Club, because they helped him so much when he was a kid. You'd think reaching as many kids as possible would be the more important to them.

L-girl said...

Oh boo, I missed the All Furniture Team!

chief said...

Sox activated Timlin and designated Romero for assignment.
__

So, with the perspective of the morning, the A-Rod/Boys & Girls Clubs thing doesn't seem so funny - just sad. It's not like A-Rod's current problems aren't going to blow over. He's certainly struggling off the field right now.

L-girl said...

And it's not like I have any sympathy for him personally. It's just that the Boys and Girls Club is an amazing organization. It seems a silly decision that could end up hurting them.

Timlin, bah. I've been hoping he'd just stay on the DL permanently. I fear he's going to mess up our lovely little bullpen.

chief said...

Agreed, on both counts.

Zenslinger said...

I have Drew on my fantasy team.

He was on the bench last night, of course.