August 21, 2007

G126: Red Sox 8, Devil Rays 6

It was the bottom of the order who put this one out of reach in the fourth inning. With the bases loaded, one out and the score knotted at 2-2, Varitek singled home one run, and Crisp and Lugo both followed with two-run doubles.

Boston led 7-2, although Tampa closed the gap to 7-5 in the fifth and 8-6 in the seventh. ... Also worth noting was David Ortiz's triple to left-center in the first inning and his infield single to the pitcher (who fielded it on the third base side of the grass) in the third. Wheels!

Papelbot came on for four outs, getting three strikeouts and an infield pop on 15 pitches. He is the first Red Sox pitcher in history to record 30 saves in back-to-back seasons.

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Jon Lester (5.14, 87 ERA+) / Andy Sonnanstine (6.17, 73 ERA+)

Note: Threadsox remains open for business, but I'll be here for tonight's game.

237 comments:

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Jere said...

Yes, it's the Laurila story. Looks like a lot of us got interviewed for that. My copy is on the way (I had no idea what "publication" it was gonna be), too, but one of my girlfriend's co-workers spotted my name in it today, so she brought it home.

Jere said...

And for dessert, two "runs scoring on ground outs." The TYR is complete.

Jere said...

This better not be the game where the opponent knocks the Yankee starter out and then the schmoe Torre puts in is suddenly unhittable for 6 innings.

s1c said...

Mathis has a chance here to make Villone look like Jeff Weaver.

Bases loaded 0 outs for the Angels. Yee haw

redsock said...

he emailed me a few days ago that it was out - i had forgotten all about it.

s1c said...

What ever happened to the thunder stix?

Joe Grav said...

come on anjels

s1c said...

Villone walks three guys so its 8-5!

CI looks bemused about the whole thing.

redsock said...

BB makes it 8-5 and it's good nite villone

Spencer Brown said...

Vallone walks Figgins to force in a run. 8-5 Angels. Yankees bringing in another pitcher, still no one out, bases loaded in the 3rd.

Jere said...

Loaded, no out still, and 8-5. Looking good. More runs please.

Woti-woti said...

I'm not a mean-spirited person by nature but I'd like to the Halos hammer the shit out this skinny little prick.

redsock said...

shemp has no business making that catch ... still, 9-5.

redsock said...

jeez, vald, any pitchouts you wanna hack at?

s1c said...

VLAD k's on one in the dirt. Up to Anderson!!

s1c said...

3 run HR!!!!!!!

redsock said...

Mrs. Garret teaching the MFY about the facts of life!!!

12-5.

Spencer Brown said...

YESSSS!

3 run HR by Anderson

12-5 Angels!

s1c said...

5 change ups in the row and it was good bye!!!!

redsock said...

torre looks like he wants to get in his car and just drive.

redsock said...

aaaaaaaaaand a walk!

excellent work!

redsock said...

i'm off to bed if this inning ever ends. 'night in advance.

tim said...

Wild one in LA tonite...

Woti-woti said...

Torre looks decrepit enough from the dugout shots, but man, when he trudges out to the mound--he looks like he's heading to the front door of the nursing home.

Jere said...

I always thought Torre's walk to the mound was more Night of the Living Dead.

Joe Grav said...

yankee fans better re-learn how to count to 6

Joe Grav said...

O-CAB

Jere said...

18-5. I want more.

Joe Grav said...

GARRETT ANDERSON!

Joe Grav said...

is that 2 grand slams for him?

Joe Grav said...

http://www.fangraphs.com/livewins.aspx?gameid=270821103

:)

Jere said...

Jeter pinch-hit for in the seventh. There's no quit in that guy.

Zenslinger said...

It ain't 2 grand slams, but it is 10 RBI's...amazing considering he came in with only 40.

Joe Grav said...

start spreading the news

Joe Grav said...

magic # = 31

phrenile said...

Good times. Possibly even worth staying up for.

L-girl said...

Ah, what a beautiful morning! Nothing like waking up to a SIX GAME LEAD to start the day off right.

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