August 2, 2007

G108: Red Sox 7, Orioles 4

Jeremy Guthrie (2.89, 153 ERA+) / Tim Wakefield (4.59, 98 ERA+)

Happy 41st birthday to Tim Wakefield! He's looking for a decision in his 22nd straight start -- actually, he's looking only for a W. He has not faced the Orioles this season.

Guthrie will try to pitch as he did on May 13, when he was pulled two outs shy of a 5-0 complete game shutout -- a game the Red Sox won with six runs in the bottom of the ninth.

Also, Rangers starter Kason Gabbard faces Cleveland at noon.

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redsock said...

Much better top of the order today! Keep it that way, Tito!!!

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

1. Brian Roberts, 2B
2. Corey Patterson, CF
3. Nick Markakis, RF
4. Kevin Millar, 1B
5. Miguel Tejada, SS
6. Aubrey Huff, 3B
7. Jay Payton, LF
8. Jay Gibbons, DH
9. Paul Bako, C

More news from the Globe:

J.D. Drew could be a late scratch. ... Rotation flip-flop: Beckett will go Sunday in Seattle and Schilling will start Monday in Anaheim.

redsock said...

Drew is out again. His 17-month-old son Jack underwent "some pretty extensive surgery" Tuesday night.

1. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
2. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Manny Ramirez, LF
5. Mike Lowell, 3B
6. Coco Crisp, CF
7. Eric Hinske, RF
8. Doug Mirabelli, C
9. Alex Cora, SS

Pokerwolf said...

Does Hinske have a nickname? He has all the tools to play anywhere they need him to play, I think he deserves one.

Jere said...

I always called him Natasha.

Jere said...

Fat Billy with a PERFCTO through one. Looks like two pretty deep fly outs, though. The ChiSox don't have anyone on their lineup hitting higher than .273.

Trying to look at the computer between pitches, you really realize how incredibly fast Wake works. I still can't believe that Newsday article that guy wrote about him.

Jere said...

Looks like poor little Derek J. needed a day off after the night game. He's a tired lil' guy.

Pokerwolf said...

I guess needing a game off after a night game can be classified as an "intangible".

redsock said...

The encouragement he'll give them from the bench can't be measured by mere stats.

Hinske - no nickname.

Jere said...

22 hitless at bats now for A-Rod.

Jeter is 5 for 25 against Garland. But, come on, if he wants to be known as Mr. Play With A Broken Leg, he should be fine with people raggin' on him for taking a day off in a pennant race.

Jere said...

"The encouragement he'll give them from the bench can't be measured by mere stats."

That's right, he'll still somehow end up being Yes' player of the game, for his dugout cheering abilities. (Tip for kids: stand on the TOP step for extra classiness.)

Jere said...

Ooh, in play (runs) for Chicago!

Jere said...

3 hits to start the second, off of Bill, and it's 1-0 good guys.

redsock said...

If the pressure of the game gets to be too much, one look at CI's calm eyes will ease their nerves.

That's the kind of leadership that doesn't appear in the box score.

I'd like to see Slappy out-Lugo Lugo.

Jere said...

Make that 4 hits, and it's 2-0.

Jere said...

I sense a fake injury coming up for William.

Jere said...

Yup, three pickoff attempts in a row. He's (fake) hurtin'.

redsock said...

5 hits - and 3-0.

FB Being FB.

Jere said...

haha! this is sweet! 3-0.

redsock said...

HAHAHA -- Cano ERROR on an easy DP ball.

Jere said...

in play, no out!

Jere said...

Nice. I take it you've got that one on the TV, then....

Jere said...

Stay out of the you-know-what, and we get Thome up there.

Pokerwolf said...

I have a feeling that Sexy Lips will out pitch FB yet again. Gee, darn.

redsock said...

Yeah, I clicked over just as he bobbled it. Rolled slowly through his legs.

Jere said...

Thome! 5-0

Zenslinger said...

Ha-ha, Thome "in play, run(s)" in two more. 5-0. Die, Fat Billy.

Jere said...

The Hawk is psyched right now. White Sox have batted around like a donut, which is what Roger will soon be eating while he showers.

Jere said...

Oh, yeah! Pile it ON! 6-zip.

Zenslinger said...

Ah-haha! WSox have batted around against him now, 6-0.

Jere said...

More "in play, running!"

Zenslinger said...

Oh, AJ! My cup runneth over!

Jere said...

8-0

redsock said...

8

Jere said...

Joe's stickin' with his guy! Bring in Jeter!

Zenslinger said...

Oh, crap. I just realized that error is going to save Clemens's ERA.

Jere said...

We'll add to that next inning, then.

Zenslinger said...

And, uh, Crisp got a 1-out single.

Jere said...

In play, no out! Woohoo!

Jere said...

On Gameday, it looked like it went right to Abreu, how was it a double?

Jere said...

Can't wait til that 8 (or more) goes up on the board at Fenway!

Zenslinger said...

I think the dot on Gameday is where he gets hold of the ball. It may have bounced around in the corner or what have you before Abreu picked it up there.

redsock said...

extra special that it is happening at home.

cash that check, billy.

Jere said...

Torre: Erstad up, better go with Myers for the lefty-lefty matchup.

Jere said...

A double double inning for Dye.

redsock said...

A double double inning for Dye

how canadian of him.

Jere said...

Oh my god, he really was going lefty-lefty, and he walks him, and it's another change. I was kidding, Torre!

Bases loaded for OUR Sox, let's get on the board.

Zenslinger said...

Bases loaded, 2 out in both games.

redsock said...

FB:
1.2 IP
9 hits
8 runs, 3 earned
0 BB
0 K
15 batters, 39 pitches

Zenslinger said...

Double disappointment...ah, well.

Jere said...

Dustin was tryin' to hit a slam for Bobby Doerr.

L-girl said...

Done with stuff and settling in for the day game. Yay.

Jere said...

Hey, I'll take the 8-0... this is what happens when you sit Jeter. Ha!

Jere said...

I guess if Alex has to get his 500th, I'd root for him to do it today, in the ninth, down 14-3, with only empty seats watching.

Pokerwolf said...

"Ha!"

Yankees players don't say that when they're in the dugout. They say it as they're rounding third.

redsock said...

no way on 500, jere.

then that'll be the back pages -- i want the rout dominating the sports page.

redsock said...

8-1 now.

sox runs pls

Zenslinger said...

Holy crap, Betemit really was a good pickup.

Jere said...

You're fucking kidding me, right?

redsock said...

8-4.

fuck the heck, white sox?

Jere said...

l-girl, would it be too much to ask for you to go back to EXACTLY what you were doing before? :)

Jere said...

White Sox finally get an out, thanks to Damon being in the lineup.

redsock said...

when is the retired number ceremony for betemit?

Zenslinger said...

RS, I'm all for the idea that Manny's eccentricities are over-reported. But he needs to run out of the batter's box. That would have been a signle anyway but a long shot of the replay that was shown on NESN shows him watching the ball an awfully long time.

Jere said...

Seriously. Has Sterling proclaimed it's Betemania yet?

L-girl said...

Jere, yes it would be.

Let's just say I got here as soon as I could and leave it at that. :)

redsock said...

didn't see that angle, so can't comment.

L-girl said...

This guy in the ad for NESN pregame - backwards (adjustable) cap, bad facial hair, stupid fake accent - is the worst part of watching NESN. I hate him.

redsock said...

Gabbard v Clev:
5.1 IP
8 H
3 R
1 BB
4 K
95 PIT

trailing 3-0 tho.

Jere said...

"This guy in the ad for NESN pregame - backwards (adjustable) cap, bad facial hair, stupid fake accent - is the worst part of watching NESN. I hate him."

I agree with this statement wholeheartedly. Somebody owed somebody a favor on that choice.

redsock said...

8-6 now, only 1 MFY out.

Jere said...

6 runs given up by Garland, hasn't even gotten the second out yet. OFF THE TEAM!

redsock said...

way to go white sox. i hate ozzie guillen.

L-girl said...

Jere, we agree on all the important stuff.

Jere said...

2nd visit. He's outta there.

Betemit got them three, but they would've needed the Assman today.

That's gonna be a long game.

Jere said...

Yeah, Natasha!

L-girl said...

Hinske!!

The man needs a nickname. Anyone?

Jere said...

Yeah, Dougie!

L-girl said...

Belly!!

Fun.

Jere said...

I told ya, "Natasha." That's my vote, anyway.

redsock said...

mark your calendars -- the stud got a hit.

L-girl said...

Translation, please? Why Natasha?

Jere said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nastassja_Kinski

Okay, so I spelled it wrong.

Zenslinger said...

The only thing I can think of that sounds like "Hinske" is a kind of whale.

Jere said...

And we're tied up in New York. Fuck.

redsock said...

8-8

and the con man is off the fuckin' hook.

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

redsock said...

i wonder how many innings in baseball history have looked like this?

8
8

(assuming it stays that way)

L-girl said...

I don't think Eric Hinske deserves to be named after Nastassje Kinski.

A whale? We could call him Orca.

Which reminds me of a nickname Allan might not have included in the glossary. I call Kevin Millar Oreck. That's our high-powered vacuum cleaner. And it's not for his great defensive skills.

Jere said...

Just like Game 7 of '03 ALCS. His shitty performance will be forgotten.

CWS 08
NYY 08

Ridiculous.

tim said...

Dear god. Just tuned in to see back to back jacks, then saw the MFY box score. Oh my.

Jere said...

Ah, the Oreck XL.

I just call him Natasha because it came naturally. Rhymes with Kinski. That's it.

L-girl said...

Did I just say "let's not give them all back"? Timmy, you're not listening to me!

Jere said...

If Manny pulls up and fires to second, or even does the flip TOWARD second, Roberts doesn't get to second. Now it's 3-3. This has gone from best day ever to "I wish I'd never woken up." In like 15 minutes.

L-girl said...

Rhymes are good. Why not.

Yes, the Oreck XL, the incredible sucking machine.

"I call you killer cause you slay me.

And I call you Oreck because you suck."

Pokerwolf said...

Orca could work.

We could call him Key, to play off his name.

Jere said...

I'm going with Natasha. Jerk store!

redsock said...

no double for manny????

Jere said...

No. And therefore, a double play. Bad day for Manny.

redsock said...

lowell = slooooooooooooow.

Jere said...

How did Damon single to the third baseman?

Zenslinger said...

Crisp single...shoulda been an RBI.

Zenslinger said...

Infield hit, Jere. Third baseman gets to the ball, "deep in the hole" as they say, throw isn't in time or he just doesn't make the throw.

Jere said...

What the hell happened to Thome?

thatdietcokegirl said...

i'd like to know how often that happens. you get 8 runs in the top of an inning and give it right back in the bottom. thx pale hose, thx.

lol @ the turn of events in the last 12 mintutes. i toast it!! ;((

ps. i like 'orca'. remember there was a commercial for avis or something a while back and the woman was like 'orca, orca, orca..oh i love orca' lol.

Jere said...

I totally remember that commercial. Good call. Ohhhh, I love Orcaaaa.

Jere said...

"Infield hit, Jere. Third baseman gets to the ball, "deep in the hole" as they say, throw isn't in time or he just doesn't make the throw."

That's what I'd assume. I just figured sock could confirm. Like maybe it was an "error" that was called a hit cuz it's Yankee Stadium.

Still wondering why Thome was pinch hit for....

Jere said...

Dye HR 10-8. ho hum

Jere said...

They need at least 9 in the inning to ensure holding the lead.

thatdietcokegirl said...

haha i'm glad someone does ;)

i just looked for it but i can't find it. grr. everything is on the internets somewhere isn't it?

thatdietcokegirl said...

Jere said...
They need at least 9 in the inning to ensure holding the lead.


lol exactly. blimey.

Jere said...

Horrible camerawork by NESN.

Jere said...

It's about time Markakis did something bad against us.

redsock said...

why is william shatner on the o's bench?

yoooooooooooooooooooook

Jere said...

We noted the Shatner at our house last night! That's an easy nickname...

redsock said...

so did we

(shatner/canadian)

thatdietcokegirl said...

oh my whoring hell. what the....what.....WHAT.

Jere said...

I can't believe what just happened. And I can't believe NESN fucking misses the whole thing! We had no idea where the ball was!! This is horseshit.

redsock said...

good lord -- what a fucking slow sloth of a catcher.

shoulda PR for him at second.

L-girl said...

That was brutal!

As if it isn't painful enough watching Belly run, to hear "Mirabelli with the late break," knowing what means, and still he's chugging towards the out... ugh. Brutal.

thatdietcokegirl said...

how could he....i don't get it. how could he not make it home on that. belllllli.....;////

Jere said...

He had to go back to the bag twice or something... A-Rod, just hit your 500th now, I'm already pissed! Get it over with!!!!

redsock said...

i saw it.

it's like he's running underwater.

L-girl said...

PR or not, whatever, once he got the late break, he shoulda stayed put.

Jere said...

Was there any reason for him not to be standing on third, waiting for the ball to be caught? No.

thatdietcokegirl said...

Horrible camerawork by NESN.

i've been noticing that lately too. i just emailed them and complained about how they sometimes come back late from commercial and we miss the first (or sometimes second) pitch. naughty!!

Zenslinger said...

On MLB.tv, sometimes you get odd moments of commentary after it breaks to commercial. After that utter fiasco of Dougie Dipshit out at home, you hear Remy say, totally bewildered, "Why didn't he go forward?"

I am utterly frustrated. Goofing off at work is supposed to be fun.

L-girl said...

The most dreaded of all Orsilloisms: "And the Red Sox leave 'em loaded."

redsock said...

no chicken parm for you!!!!

L-girl said...

Ococ with gold glove!

TDCG, good job emailing them. I do that too. More people should.

Jere said...

Thanks, Coco. Still no replay on the Belli play. What are they doing? We never saw anything but a closeup of him running home.

thatdietcokegirl said...

coco should get a gold glove this year.

L-girl said...

1,2,3 and can we NOW get some RUNS PLEASE???

redsock said...

missing pitches

a few years ago, i went absolutely ballistic for many nights/weeks on that.

i sent nesn a looong email with many, many examples -- i was scoring them along with the game, often 4 or 5 a night.

it improved, they often cut commercials off and went to the game, but they have missed a few this year -- usually when they are doing promos for their own shitt shows, like charlie moore.

thatdietcokegirl said...

TDCG, good job emailing them. I do that too. More people should.

nice :)

L-girl said...

Redsock, don't forget to note that bad camera work in a post. NESN will see it.

Jere said...

Or at the very least, a replay of one of the weirdest plays of the year? From an angle where we can see what happened, with either the ball or Mirabelli at third?

redsock said...

We never saw anything but a closeup of him running home.

but they did show that in super slo mo ....

oh, wait.

redsock said...

i'm pretty sure my email was a also a post awhile back.

Jere said...

Well, there it was. You saw Papi's midsection with hand on hip walking past the camera as they show Mirabelli.

Jere said...

"but they did show that in super slo mo ....
"

ha

Jere said...

Oh, and I should've said play instead of replay since they didn't show it the first time.

thatdietcokegirl said...

i sent nesn a looong email with many, many examples -- i was scoring them along with the game, often 4 or 5 a night.

aha i bet it was an awesome email ;)
so glad someone else emails them about that..cause it just seems like they can just get away with it, which they can't! ;)

ps. whoa papi was pissed in the dugout! good, i would be too. damn slow-ass belli.

redsock said...

one game, nesn missed the first pitch of an inning -- it was one manny put into the monster seats.

they came out of commercial, manny was trotting around second.

Jere said...

"damn slow-ass belli." It was the re-tag, not the slowness--though that didn't help!

thatdietcokegirl said...

i think i remember that. the worst...

Zenslinger said...

I was thinking of the Minke whale.

I like Natassja better, I guess.

Hrrrrrrrrm.

Jere said...

Who's got Papi today?

redsock said...

I posted this on September 10, 2003:

Missed Pitches: NESN continues to come back from commercials too late. And last night, they covered their ineptitude with lies. For starters, viewers missed the first pitch in the Red Sox 5th. Then, in the Boston 6th, Don Orsillo said Damon was swinging at the first pitch as he flew out to left. However, the play-by-play accounts at ESPN, CBS and MLB all said Damon flew out on a 1-0 count. So NESN actually missed two pitches to Damon. Tell NESN you'd like to watch the entire game. Email: sports@nesn.com. Phone: (617) 536-9233.

Jere said...

Ooh, another vote for Jerk Store. Jerk Store it is! Jerk Store!

redsock said...

Time for the STUD to ATONE.

Jere said...

Hey, 11-8 ChiSox on a single by ChiPod.

Jere said...

Dougie Redemption!

thatdietcokegirl said...

hhaa, ok belli yr off the hook ;)

redsock said...

RBI bloop single. It's a start!

Jere said...

Tell me Doug made it to first.

L-girl said...

Atone! Atone!

I guess combined w/ the home run he's made up for it. I guess.

Zenslinger said...

Dougie gropes for redemption. Well done for not getting the SO while swinging for the moon.

L-girl said...

Alright, who or what is Jerk Store?

Stefan said...

... Doug Mirabelli is 3 for 3 with a walk. What? I'm not complaining, but what?

Jere said...

Yeah, he didn't "moon for rebuttal."

thatdietcokegirl said...

Tell me Doug made it to first.

snicker.

tim said...

I'm blacked out from watching it on MLBTV @ work, wtf mate?

is it on sportsnet or something?

thatdietcokegirl said...

yeah what's with the 'jerk store' stuff?

redsock said...

Since that's the balance of his hits for the rest of the year, can we release him now?

Einstein!!!!!!!

Zenslinger said...

All we all of one mind here or what?

Posednik makes it 11-8 as he gets his second hit since pinching for Thome.

Jere said...

the fact that I'm rooting for a certain thing to be the official nickname, like Costanza. Maybe you missed that one as it was a post-Larry David episode?

redsock said...

Nothing like having Tejada screw up!!!

Jere said...

Gameday says Thome left with injured back.

Jere said...

ie Natasha is my "jerk store"

L-girl said...

I may not have seen it, but I'm certain I didn't miss it. :)

redsock said...

a post-Larry David episode

you should be ashamed of yourself even watching such a thing. we shall speak no more of this incident.

Stefan said...

Anyone up in the pen for the Sox?

Jere said...

Aw, Jerk store was a great episode...

Woohoo, Dougie made it home without Cora passing him!

thatdietcokegirl said...

w000000000t!!!!!!

L-girl said...

That's more like it!!!

L-girl said...

(Btw, it's not post-Larry David so much as post-Susan's death. I seriously dislike every episode I've seen after that.)

nick said...

I couldn't see it on the replay, but that throw from center looked pretty nice.

thatdietcokegirl said...

i love the jerk-store episode. esp when george remembers a good comeback and bangs a U-ey on the highway to go back and say it to the guy, lol.

Jere said...

Try Jerk Store. Anybody with me on this?

Jere said...

There ya go:)

thatdietcokegirl said...

aw yeah a little bananarama on the musical montage ;)

Jere said...

Bananarama. That clinches it. We've won.

nick said...

Jere said...
Woohoo, Dougie made it home without Cora passing him!


I was thinking the same thing! I had a vision of Cora at the plate waiting for Dougie to hit it first.

redsock said...

that's when everyone was screaming their lines, right?

those last 2 years were bad even bad for a shitty show. truly embarassing.

Jere said...

Betemit walks. He continues his reign as a "true Yankee."

redsock said...

isn't "cruel summer" the mfy theme song this year?

Jere said...

Leavin' them there on their own.

thatdietcokegirl said...

haha it should be. it's perfect for them ;)

redsock said...

Doug Mirabelli is 3 for 3 with a walk. What? I'm not complaining, but what?

3-3 - bottom of 6th, sox have bases loaded with tiz up.

he hits a high fly to the rcf track. belly tags up and leaves, takes two steps towards home, thinks he left early, so he goes back to the bag, then leaves again.

at that point, the ball is almost in the infield. he was dead duck at the plate -- double play, ends the inning.

the 4-run 7th helps, but it was one of the more brutal plays i've seen in years. and with him "motoring" along like a snail, it was like it was happening in slow motion.

redsock said...

TC says FB was booed off the mound!!!

Jere said...

ooooh, Orsillo says FB was Booed off the mound!!

Jere said...

I meant TC. Ha.

Jere said...

Chi gets out of jam---still 11-8.

Jere said...

I'm pretty sure between Rem, DO, and TC, they never mentioned the 8 and 8 happened all in the one inning in the Yanks game.

redsock said...

I say Gagne in the 9th.

thatdietcokegirl said...

they didn't.

L-girl said...

I'm so psyched to see Gagne!

Jere said...

Okay, how about when Gagne gets a save, or a hold for Pap or something, it's called a Spoon.

L-girl said...

I'm pretty sure between Rem, DO, and TC, they never mentioned the 8 and 8 happened all in the one inning in the Yanks game.

I think they did.

thatdietcokegirl said...

I'm so psyched to see Gagne!

me too! totally exciting :))

thatdietcokegirl said...

jere, i'm feeling kinda 'jerk store' about that one ;p

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