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...

you're right. the most amazing part of the game -- and they completely ignore it (or maybe are unaware, which is worse).

Zenslinger said...

I don't fault Dougie for his lack of speed, but the baserunning today between Manny and him has been bad.

On the brighter side, Okaji worked quickly despite the single. Is it an insult to bring Gagne in in a non-save situation? You'd think the fans want to see him.

Jere said...

Gagne with a Spoon!

(Sorry, that's post-Larry David writing there, I know...)

thatdietcokegirl said...

gagne's up!

thatdietcokegirl said...

Gagne with a Spoon!

oh yeah, of course! *cricket*
;)

redsock said...

Is it an insult to bring Gagne in in a non-save situation?

What? He's not here to get saves. And he's not the closer.

redsock said...

It better not be an insult, because we'll be insulting him for most of the rest of the season.

Jere said...

Not exactly an exciting situation for Gagne, but a nice confidence builder, it should be. Kind of a "spoon"ish outing for him.

L-girl said...

I hope Francona is smart enough to know he can't worry about "save situations" for Gagne. He shouldn't even be worrying about that for Papelbon, and he's the closer.

L-girl said...

Gagne with a spoon = funny

Maybe not Larry David funny, but that's too high a bar for a game thread.

Jere said...

This is the perfect situation for Gagne. I'm sure he planned on him to close out today's game. And now, it's not a blowout, but he's got a nice cushion. Last game at home before a road trip, will be cheered loudly, fans get to see him, nice for the confidence. And we rest Pap.

Jere said...

I couldn't tell what song they played when he came in.

thatdietcokegirl said...

I hope Francona is smart enough to know he can't worry about "save situations" for Gagne. He shouldn't even be worrying about that for Papelbon, and he's the closer.

exactly. its about the red sox winning games, not a pitcher getting a certain stat.

gagne just jogged out to the mound. ah, he's cute :) (sorry)

L-girl said...

Our first game thread featuring Lights Out. I'm excited.

Jere said...

Pop out by A-Rod. Still no HR. But Abreu got one. 11-9.

Zenslinger said...

Abreu solo HR makes it 11-9. WS should score some more runs if they want to nail it down. At least A-Rod followed up with a pop out, but...it's only the bottom of the sixth.

L-girl said...

In L.A., they used to sell t-shirts with a "beard" like his, a piece of black fabric shaped like his beard.

Jere said...

Nice start. K-ig Millar. Kevin was probably rooting for it!

thatdietcokegirl said...

ok why would pap be warming up in the pen? lol

L-girl said...

ah, he's cute :) (sorry)

Don't apologize. That way I won't feel so silly when Jacoby Ellsbury comes up. :)

Jere said...

Okay, this brings up that old discussion... I almost brought it up yesterday, when Gagne said how much he wants to be a closer (but will do what it takes for our team). These guys do have egos, and "closer" is the "cool" role. So unless you can somehow cool-ify ending the eigth....

redsock said...

Gagne can't really be Lights Out with Bot around. More like Lights Almost Out.

Lights Dimmed.

The Dimmer.

thatdietcokegirl said...

Kevin was probably rooting for it!

hehe he prolly was! love that guy :)

woohoo another k for gagne!

L-girl said...

Sit down, Ta-hotter.

thatdietcokegirl said...

Don't apologize. That way I won't feel so silly when Jacoby Ellsbury comes up. :)

hahah ;D

redsock said...

FUCK YOU, MIGGY!!!!!!

HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

(I am grabbing my crotch!)

L-girl said...

Jeemer, The Dimmer and The Snuffer! Sounds like a cartoon from TV Funhouse.

Jere said...

double.

thatdietcokegirl said...

as far as i'm concerned the 7th-8th-9th are the last inning.

L-girl said...

That was ugly. Ruined The Dimmer's 1-2-3. Oh well, next victim.

Jere said...

Knowing this day, this is fitting.

thatdietcokegirl said...

mehh.
birds, just. just go.

L-girl said...

as far as i'm concerned the 7th-8th-9th are the last inning.

I like it!

redsock said...

doerr's last time in fenway -- let's nail this down!

Jere said...

"as far as i'm concerned the 7th-8th-9th are the last inning."

You solved the whole issue. Seriously. And Gagne did say he thinks of it as "closing" the eighth. We're gold.

thatdietcokegirl said...

whew. we win :D

L-girl said...

Whew. Thanks Manny.

Crazy game! Glad we can laugh about it.

redsock said...

Water.

Jere said...

Nice catch, Manny. Don't ever fuckin' do it again.

Sweet win today! Didn't want to lose the series to the Oze.

redsock said...

Dirty Water, that is.

thatdietcokegirl said...

You solved the whole issue. Seriously. And Gagne did say he thinks of it as "closing" the eighth. We're gold.

:) i think we are.

Pokerwolf said...

The Dimmer did his job. Nice game!

Zenslinger said...

Many thanks to our best player...ladies & gentlemen, Dustin Pedroia!

redsock said...

That's gold, Jerry, gold!

White Sox 11-9 after 6.

Jere said...

in play no out!

1st and 3rd, 1 out for Chi.

Jere said...

Ahhh! Pops out into a double play? The guy tried to score on a pop up to second. They end the inning at home. This White Sox squad, man..

Jere said...

And now it's 15 minutes for the 7th inning bullshit.

Jere said...

jesus. I just saw the replay. Out by a good 10 feet.

Jere said...

Of course they start out with a walk, and now Jeter pinch hits as tying run.

Jere said...

Jeter Ks! Nice job by McDougal.

Jere said...

But Andy F'ing Phillips proved a challenge. Two on, one out. Come on Chicago. Get a DP, get ten runs in the eighth, and get the hell out of there and don't let me see your faces until 2008.

Jere said...

And they get it! The lineout variety! Hahahaha..

Sweet. I'm all alone here, eh?

efd said...

I'm lurking, if that counts. :)
Alternating between this page and Yahoo's live boxscore page (and some actual work here and there).

Jere said...

Catching change for the Yanks. Weird.

Jere said...

I've got it on the mlb.tv now, so I can help ya out if nec. So odd, Farnsworth was warming, and Posada had something wrong, so Tony Pena was out there, calling for a "new catcher."

Stefan said...

Super long game... maybe Posada's tired.

efd said...

cool, thanks! weird about the catching change...

Jere said...

Yeah, they say probably cramping or heat-related.

HOME RUN!

12-9

Jere said...

L-Girl's favorite guy on NESN now (on that commercial, the facial hair, hat backwards guy). Glad I have it muted.

Jere said...

Black seats HR!!!

13-9 . Dye. Yanks fans Looooove Farnsworth. Ha

Jere said...

If there was anyone in the stands, you'd hear booing.

Stefan said...

Farnsworth is so awesome.

Jere said...

Through the wickets for Cano. hahahhaha

Jere said...

We go bottom 8, as fans boo Farnsworth off.

tim said...

Bahahaha, way to go cano.

Jere said...

2 outs, 0 on, and here comes A-Rod. I really think if he gets 500 now, it won't be that big a deal, especially if they lose this one.

Jere said...

The headline would be "Meaningless 500" or whatever.

Jere said...

Wow, they actually have footage of that bridge collapsing.

Jere said...

A-Rod flails away for the K. We go to the ninth.

Jere said...

"That's gonna be a long game.
Thu Aug 02, 02:17:00 PM "

Good call, me.

Zenslinger said...

It's good that Cleveland won even though it was at Ramones' expense. Detroit/Cleveland/Seattle need to get off their collective asses to keep the Yanks at home this October. Twins, A's, and Jays are lost causes.

tim said...

Wow, they actually have footage of that bridge collapsing.

Serious? I just heard about that today and saw some pictures, looked brutal.

Sidenote, from the globe:

"Mirabelli is (this is not a misprint) 3 for 3 with two RBIs"

I love the way dougie is treated.

Jere said...

Yanks use 6 pitchers. And we go bottom 9. I'd be silly to think the White Sox will get three quick outs, right? I mean, I'd have to have my head examined to think Jenks won't walk the first guy on four pitches...

It's a four-run lead. They really should hold on.

Jere said...

It's security camera footage, but you really see it just plop down. Horrible.

Jere said...

If this guy starts sweatin' and gettin' all Derek Lowe facey, get him out, Guillen!

Jere said...

K! one out

Jere said...

2 out!

Jere said...

Good night, Yanks. Called third strike. What a crazy day. 8 up.

redsock said...

Good stuff. Dye into the black! (Why couldn't Jetes hit a 23-run home run? I'm confused.)

Better set my alarm for the tab tomorrow! S. #14 on the way ....

tim said...

Good Ws in Boston and the Bronx for the Soxes...Now let's hope that they keep winning out west, and not get...

Stymied in Seattle again!

redsock said...

Nice surprising turnout for an midweek afternoon game. 280+!

Zenslinger said...

As always, Replacement Level provides interesting reading. From the hilarious:

This inning gives us an appreciation for the importance of Derek Jeter’s leadership.
If Derek is at short, Roger covers first and Cano turns the double play. .. and Roger pitches better.


To the sublime:

This actually works out nicely for me. I despise Roger Clemens with the white-hot passion of a billion suns going supernova, so seeing him suck the wet farts out of dead pigeons gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling. The Yanks have already won the series, so if they lose, shit happens. If they come from behind and win, they sweep and it’s a great story. Either way, Clemens still sucked big green rocks through a straw and had his lying-sack-of-shit ass removed in the second inning.

L-girl said...

People read that crap? And they like it?

A good reminder for me that I'm not really missing anything.

L-Girl's favorite guy on NESN now (on that commercial, the facial hair, hat backwards guy).

Except that guy, of course. :)

redsock said...

That Jeter bit has to be a joke. The RL Guys don't buy the Calm Eyes Blather.

Anyone that hates the TCM is a-okay with me, though.

"suck the wet farts out of dead pigeons ... sucked big green rocks through a straw ... had his lying-sack-of-shit ass removed in the second inning"

Fine, it ain't Red Smith, but I like it.

9casey said...

Jesus, does everybody work nights........Nice Double U...

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