August 31, 2007

G135: Orioles 9, Red Sox 8

I had written this one off as a loss during the seventh-inning stretch, with Baltimore holding a 9-3 lead.

Mike Timlin made his 1,000th game memorable for the wrong reasons. In seven batters, the White Flag allowed four hits, one walk and four runs. I'm not sure why Manny Delcarmen was not used in that 6th inning spot -- the score when Timlin came in was only 4-3. MDC did start the eighth.

But the Red Sox rallied against the weak O's pen. Three runs in the seventh: Dustin Pedroia doubled and scored on Kevin Youkilis's single and then -- after a walk to David Ortiz, two outs, and an infield single from Coco Crisp -- Eric Hinske doubled to right to make it 9-6.

With one out in the eighth, Pedroia singled (he finished the game 4-for-5) and Yook was HBP for the second time in the game. But Ortiz, who hit his 26th home run in the first inning, stepped in as the tying run -- and grounded into a 1-6-3 double play.

In the bottom of the ninth, against Danys Baez, it was the "automatic outs" who nearly pulled the game out of the loss column. Mike Lowell (3-for-5) singled to left, pinch-hitter Alex Cora singled to right and after Crisp flied to center, Hinske (3-for-3, walk, 4 RBI) singled to make it 9-7. Julio Lugo hit a smash off Melvin Mora's glove at third for an error. The 8th run scored and Hinske moved to third as the potential tying run. Jason Varitek, who had batted for Kevin Cash and made the first out in the eighth, grounded into a game-ending 4-6-3 double play.

So it's a loss, but it's a loss that doesn't bother me a whole lot right now -- an hour after the last out. Plenty of good news from the bats and Crisp made a couple of great grabs in center, one saving Jonathan Papelbon's bacon in the top of the ninth.

New York managed only two hits against Tampa Bay and lost 9-1. Toronto beat Seattle 7-5. So the standings remain the same. Boston 5 GA in the East, MFY 1 GA in the wild card.

***

Globe, 5:16 pm:
Tim Wakefield has been scratched from tonight's start because of a sore back. Julian Tavarez will move from his scheduled tomorrow to tonight. A starter for Saturday has not been determined.

Wakefield ... is expected to miss just one turn in the rotation. ... Dan Shaughnessy notes that Wakefield was in the outfield earlier working with pitching coach John Farrell, not his usual routine. Perhaps they were testing out his back.

Kevin Cash will remain in the lineup at catcher.
Sexy Lips (4.84, 93 ERA+)

***

Radhames Liz (7.50, 59 ERA+) / Tim Wakefield (4.16, 109 ERA+)

Wakefield hasn't allowed a run in 22 innings. He beat the Orioles on August 2, allowing three runs over seven innings. ... Liz made his major league debut on August 25, giving up five runs to the Twins in six innings. He was 11-4, 3.22 Bowie (AA), with 161 strikeouts in 137 innings.

New York (5 GB) hosts Tampa Bay: Sonnanstine/Hughes.

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L-girl said...

"He's cute dad tell them the party's here"

That was my other thought, besides bringing you the beer. :)

Our gorgeous (jailbait) 18y/o niece is here these week. I'm watching every head turn, and they ain't lookin' at me...

L-girl said...

don't be hitting papi!

L-girl said...

DOCTOR!!!!!

redsock said...

lowell says "get a whiff o' this"

redsock said...

birkins's stock is falling!

s1c said...

Our gorgeous (jailbait) 18y/o niece is here these week. I'm watching every head turn, and they ain't lookin' at me

As Cary said in Operation petticoat "under sixteen protected by law over sixty protected by nature, all those in between are fair game".

Dr. Doubles comes through!

L-girl said...

ok, ok, enough with the smellivision, ish doesn't deserve that.

redsock said...

kielty - that stinks.

charlie pioli said...

see what I mean.

s1c said...

6-1 in the bronx with 2 outs in top of the sixth!

L-girl said...

i don't know s1c, my mom is 76 and she is still turning heads! i grant you the heads turning have white hair and age spots, but still.

redsock said...

6-1 rays

ish said...

Oh, don't get me wrong. I'm not packing this one in. I'm with them until the final out and it's never over until it's over. I'm glad you quoted "sniffing out" a Red Sox loss because in hindsight that wasn't the phrase to use. I certainly spoke too soon.

I think what I meant is that it's annoying to start a game with such optimism and have it go awry early, even though it could (and is likely to) turn around again.

L-girl said...

6-1 rays

man it would be great to pick up a whole game today.

****

uh-oh. sorry, i still don't trust white flag.

L-girl said...

thanks ish :)

redsock said...

runner on base -- timlin coming in.

redsock said...

i know there are plenty of games where the sox are behind and it feels like they are giving away at-bats, like they are not paying full attention. i don't get that vibe here, though.

charlie pioli said...

when is the last time the sox came frm behind in late innings.

L-girl said...

shit, bases loaded, no outs.

s1c said...

when is the last time the sox came frm behind in late innings.

When they were in Baltimore - in the games that Gagne blew.

redsock said...

TB: 102 021
NY: 000 100

----

OUTS! NOW!!!

charlie pioli said...

la pinata is doing what he does best.

s1c said...

That is where we needed Drew. Drew would have nailed him.

charlie pioli said...

I gotta go. I'll see you guys later. This an awesome blog.

L-girl said...

see ya charlie

redsock said...

when is the last time the sox came frm behind in late innings.

How about August 18?

redsock said...

reload the bases - great idea, mike.

L-girl said...

nice catch by hinske! run scored, but it would have been much worse.

timlin. bah.

SoSock said...

Jesus H Christ
Why is Tim Man in?
I come home from a nice dinner with the wife, and this is what's waiting
AAARGH

s1c said...

Nice play by Hinske.

nixon33 said...

nice play by hinske...

L-girl said...

holy shit. this game does stink!

s1c said...

Jesus H Christ - now that you've got 1000 games do us all a favor and retire!

chief said...

nice catch by hinske! run scored, but it would have been much worse.

It is much worse now.

redsock said...

oh fuck you you fucjkng 1000 game picthign asshole shithead

L-girl said...

tampa better hang on or the bridge-jumpers will be out again.

nixon33 said...

nice one mike. tampa give us a gift, and you take a shit in it...thans mike. nice 1000th appearance.

SoSock said...

How in the hell could Tito leave him in after the 2nd run?

AAARGGHH!

redsock said...

OUCH OCOC!

s1c said...

I tell you, the way the freaking outfielders are dropping I'm getting flashbacks to last year.

SoSock said...

Maybe a tad late there, skipper

nick said...

sosock, same for me. Took my daughter out to dinner, came home, turned on the tv, grabbed my laptop, and....this.

damn! oCoC! hope he's alright. at least nilmit is outta there, cause he's also nilskil.

hello all.

redsock said...

"Heck of a job, Mikey!"

SoSock said...

Well, nice to see some strikes that aren't BP.
I always liked Millar, but I was sure hoping for that pop-up

L-girl said...

kcin, that's getting tough to daer.

is ococ ok? i had to leave for a minute after he crashed into the wall.

L-girl said...

oh hear he is getting a hit! i guess he's ok.

L-girl said...

^^ *here* he is.

s1c said...

7-1 Rays in the eighth with crawford on second and o outs!

L-girl said...

7-1 rays, that is a bright spot. go mariners.

ish said...

Tying run on 1st base, 0 out, Top of the 8th for Seattle.

Casey Janssen is pitching the Adrian Adrian Beltre who has homered already tonight.

SoSock said...

Ah, at least I'm smelling some Schaedenfreude for in the morning
-and no, I'm not certain about the spelling!

L-girl said...

but we all know how to spell NYY L

SoSock said...

Bottom 5 - 2 for 12, not good

redsock said...

keeping the same lead with one game off the schedule is nice, but these are the orioles, for fuck's sake.

s1c said...

8-1 rays.

It would be nice if the Sox could like score some freaking runs and get back in this game.

SoSock said...

Couldn't agree more RS
After the sweep in NY, one would think you'd be ready to just pound these guys.
Granted, we're a little hurt right now, but we WILL have to be better in October

ish said...

6-5 Toronto... Double by Johjima to score Ibanez.

L-girl said...

well of course this sucks. losing 4 in a row is no picnic either.

s1c said...

Once again Baltimore is giving us fits.

since 2000 - At Fenway Sox are 35-33 vs the O's. Since 2003 - 24-19.

G-roid leads off the bottom of the 8th trying to lay down a bunt, then grounds out to first. Sonnanstine is still pitching for the Rays.

redsock said...

meanwhile, the morons are doing the wave.

ish said...

J.J Putz is pitching the bottom of the 8th.

Man on second, 0 out, Big Hurt up.

redsock said...

a jeterian play there by lugo, standing and watching the nearby groundball single to his left.

David said...

watching the rays-yankess down here in tampa. this guy is pitching one hell of a game. looks like he is done after 8.

SoSock said...

Snyder seems to be pitching well.
Of course, I'm just getting the G-D GameDay version
Oops, should've kept my mouth shut

David said...

9-1 rays

ish said...

and Thomas hit a 3-1 fastball into the right-center gap, scoring Alex Rios... Jays have a 2-run lead again.

s1c said...

Hey, Devil rays, save some runs for the next two games. 9-1 top of ninth.

SoSock said...

Toronto now up 7 - 5, bottom 8
TB now 9 - 1, top 9

SoSock said...

Ya know, this IS the O's. No reason we can't score 6 in 3 at-bats, although it'd be easier with more of our regulars

nixon33 said...

hey, lets stop fucking around and score six runs and get hot!

ish said...

Heeeeeeere come the Red Sox!

SoSock said...

YOOK !
It's a start

nixon33 said...

Ya know, this IS the O's. No reason we can't score 6 in 3 at-bats, although it'd be easier with more of our regulars

how does one score 6 in 3 at bats?

L-girl said...

anyone up for a pre-labor-day miracle? come on guys, do it for the workers out there!

(i'm watching the rest w/out the computer - enjoy the comeback, everyone)

SoSock said...

Hey, hey. Put him on for Dr D

redsock said...

i'd be happy with a doctor dong!

bennymac said...

lowell with the 3 run bomb...hopefully.

SoSock said...

Nixon 33
Point taken
I use the same term for TEAM at-bats with my Little Leaguers.
Not sure if it's a correct usage tho

ish said...

That's too bad for Lowell. Juuuuust got under it. One of those times where a game can be decided (generally speaking) not even by inches, but by millimeters.

David said...

rays tv showing squirrel signs in ny

bennymac said...

damn...i'm blocked out of this game. i live too close to baltimore. and masn (maryland are sports network) is carrying the nationals game. i'm sure the ratings are great for that game.

ish said...

Kielty was on fire before his back flared up... Let's see if he can light it up again.

Zenslinger said...

Coming back a few runs takes some of the sting out. As the Yanks are not finding out.

s1c said...

2 outs in the bottom of ninth in da bronx and it is still 9-1 Rays.

Time to hit the shower and listen to wtic. Come on Sox lets get some more runs.

SoSock said...

Ha!
GDGD (goddamn gameday) just reported that "Jamie Walker replaces Jamie Walker"

nixon33 said...

sosock, i wasnt picking on you.
just thought it was an odd expression.
LETS GO COCO

nick said...

safe! oCoC~!

redsock said...

wow. big delay mlbtv!!!

i approved nick's "safe" comment before the pitch was delivered to coco.

ish said...

Salami, anyone? The grandest of dongs would put the Sox to within one.

But if anything, Eric, please just score a couple!

bennymac said...

a big fly here means a one run game. yeah, that's right, i can count.

redsock said...

do not waste this eric.

nixon33 said...

redsock said...
do not waste this eric.


my sentiments exactly!

SoSock said...

Injury Delay?
What's going on out there?

nick said...

dammit!... no fuck! yes!!!!!

redsock said...

FALLS IN ----


whoo hoo

Zenslinger said...

Wonder why they put Walker in.

nick said...

FU F9!

SoSock said...

Hinske finally comes thru in a clutch spot!
Down to 3!

nixon33 said...

did milar just say hello to the wheelchair guy from "still...we believe"?
im pretty sure it was him.

nixon33 said...

NICE!!!!! HINSKE I CANNOT BELIEVE IT!

bennymac said...

nice! i was about to go to bed.

ish said...

YEAH HINSKE!

Ask and you shall receive! (well, half-receive.)

I thought he was going to pop out at first. That hung up there for so long then just fell in.

David said...

happen to notice what is going on in toronto?

redsock said...

after the fans did not allow roberst to catch the pop, mirror bumps fists with one of the fans.


:>)

Woti-woti said...

Real old ex-Blue Jay Timlin giveth away, new old ex-Jay Hinske bloopeth back. One does not want to many old ex-Jays.

bennymac said...

i was thinking during that at bat that the sox always seem to have a good and deep bench. this year, i have no faith in the benchies producing in prssure situations. i am glad i am proven wrong here...even though hinske started.

redsock said...

slugo time .....

David said...

seattle loses again

redsock said...

oh, slug.

boo.

ish said...

Crap.

SEA / TOR game just went final. 7-5 Toronto.

redsock said...

only 2 hits for the mfy tonight.

SoSock said...

Lugie does NOT come thru.
Thinking we could PH Tek for Cash if he had

nick said...

shoulda had more, but I'll take that inning. 2 more to go.

y'know, I think I swear more here than I do in my day-to-day ('cept this morning in insane tourist traffic).

I also don't recommend waiting tables when you're high.

ish said...

Scott Baker of Minnesota has a no-hitter into the 9th against Kansas City.

ish said...

Holy crap.

Baker's got a perfect game into the 9th!

Had.

Lead-off walk in the 9th. Now he goes for the no-hitter.

David said...

was a perfect game until lead off walk

redsock said...

i'm flipping over to the twins mlbtv

redsock said...

FC - 2outs to go for baker

redsock said...

clean single to lcf, no no-no

ish said...

That's too bad about Sweeney. I was most impressed by the perfect game through 8.

But a very good bid for it. Very impressive.

nixon33 said...

OK TWO INNINGS TO SCORE 3!

redsock said...

joe grav is the walkoff contestant tonight.

nixon33 said...

too bad we didnt use MDC instead of timlin. we might have the lead...

SoSock said...

Nice job Delco.
Maybe he and Snyder should have been our 1st options
Let's tack on a few more now

redsock said...

tito luvs timlin, that's for sure.

nixon33 said...

COME ON CAPT SOCKS.

ish said...

COME ON PEDROIA. Let's go 4 for 5, shall we?

redsock said...

thanks a bunch, capt.

nick said...

dammit! Terivek.

ish said...

Glenn Geffner: "So, Mark Buerhle's the only player to throw a no-hitter in baseball this year, right?"

Joe Castig: "Yep."

Missing anybody? Perhaps rhymes with erlander?

nixon33 said...

pedroia is insane!

nick said...

that kid rocks! Rookie of the year.

nick said...

oh jesus! Guys a freakin' magnet.

SoSock said...

WTG Peds !!
Top of the order - where we did our damage last inning

ish said...

Oh, Youk! Not a good way to get Papi up as the tying run...

But come on BIG PAPI!

nixon33 said...

PAPI TIME!

redsock said...

damn hbp!!! it's almost funny.

time for papi to put the BIG in big papi.

SoSock said...

Papi ! Papi!

ish said...

damn hbp!!! it's almost funny.

Almost.

redsock said...

heart attack

nixon33 said...

WOW THAT WAS DISSAPOINTING

nick said...

big poopie.

redsock said...

SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT

Zenslinger said...

This must be told.

My wife and I are loafing around tonight, recovering from the stomach virus I brought around. After the homer put the Sox down 9-3, I got up from the laptop on the bed where she was trying to read Annie Dillard's new book. I said, "That one hurt."

There was no answer.

"That one hurt, honey," I said.

"Are you looking for some attention?" she said.

I stalked away to make toast. I fooled around on the Internet in another room for a while, keeping half an eye on the game on Gameday, but not watching mlb.tv at all. But for some reason -- probably watching as the Yanks and Braves lost -- I thought that the Sox game was in the 9th already. So I thought that Hinske being up with the bases loaded was an opportunity for a gesture rather than a real rally.

I clicked over to Gameday and saw at the same moment that we were still in the seventh -- and that Hinske had driven in two.

And at that very same moment my wife appeared at my shoulder, saying, "Honey, I came to a sad part in the book --" But it was too late. I had already begun to pump my fist and shout, "Yeah!" Right over what she was saying.

I had myself a laugh over it.

Zenslinger said...

Ah, Christ. DP Papi, porque?

SoSock said...

DAMN !
Wish I could have seen that foul cut. I bet it was huge

redsock said...

a tender moment, zen!

redsock said...

BOT.

ish said...

This mist shouldn't last long. I went on a 120 mile Saturday joyride today and there'd be some of this heavy drizzle here or there, but it would only last for a few minutes. So, give it about ten minutes in Boston, I'd think.

nick said...

The bot drops his glove coming out of the pen.

SoSock said...

Tito hasn't given up.
Or has it just been that long since Bot's last work?

Zenslinger said...

Well, he hasn't gone since the 26th...

redsock said...

bot last pitched on the 25th in chic.

redsock said...

interesting.

ish said...

Danys Baez was a key instrument to the mother's day miracle. This one's not over.

ish said...

I think he was. Ya know, I need to check on this. Guthrie and Ray pitched, and I thought Baez did.

Let me check this.

nick said...

Wow. speak of SASAHE.

redsock said...

bot pitched one inning on the 21st and one inning on the 26th.

that's been it since 8/19.

SoSock said...

GDGD has suddenly stopped showing the pitch speed, trajectory, etc., but it looked like Payton just couldn't catch Bot's shit to me.

redsock said...

9th:

lowell
kielty
crisp
hinske
lugo

ish said...

0.0 IP, 2 R, 2 H for Baez in the 9th when he came in to relieve Guthrie. Then Ray came in and blew it. (My computer flipped out when I hit send last time, so I don't know if it went through.)

ish said...

OCOC WHEELS!!!!!!

redsock said...

c'mon snuffer. let's get that 3rd out.

nixon33 said...

THANK GOD FOR COCO

Jere said...

An easy catch for Octor Octopus, and we go bottom 9.

redsock said...

FUCKIN' COCO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

again, i approve the two coco catch comments before patterson gets into the box on mlbtv.

...

rally time.

ish said...

Come on, Doc!

Woti-woti said...

Too bad there's so much cronyism in Gold Glove awards. Ococ sure deserves one. O's just gave up 100 runs in their 10-game home-stand. We should be good for 4.

Jere said...

yeah Lowell. One more runner now.

SoSock said...

If that ball was as close to the wall as GDGD showed it to be, I'm glad I wasn't watching. I might have crapped myself

redsock said...

I am leaving work as soon as this game ends.

I'll be able to open up comments about 30 minutes later after that.

ish said...

BASE HIT!

The doctor is in.

Cora hits for Kielty. He had some bad swings--some gingerly swings.

Drama time.

ish said...

YES!!!! SINGLE SINGLE! COME ON OCOC!!!!

Jere said...

aaaaahhhhhh. tying run up!!!!!

redsock said...

einstein -- be smart.

SoSock said...

It's ON !!

redsock said...

GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jere said...

"If that ball was as close to the wall as GDGD showed it to be, I'm glad I wasn't watching. I might have crapped myself"

Which ball? On the Yanks games, it seems every grounder to first is closer to second than first. They really should fix that

Jere said...

just keep it going EH

ish said...

COME ON HINSKE! I'd say he's the most important man in this inning, to me. LETS GO.

ish said...

Heeeeeere come the Red Sox!!!

Jere said...

gold! 9-7, WR at the P

SoSock said...

Hinske AGAIN

Jere said...

become a true Yankee, Lugo!!

Jere said...

i like 2 and 0!!!!!!

ish said...

Oh man.

My heart is in overdrive.

nixon33 said...

THAT WAS LOW

redsock said...

baez rattled -- o's pen quiet

ish said...

TYING RUN TO SECOND!

COME ON, CAPTAIN!!!!

nixon33 said...

YEAHHHHHHHH!

ish said...

Thank you, MELVIN!

Jere said...

omg

nick said...

before that pitch, I picture lugo hitting to the left side and just hoped that he didn't hit into a DP. whadya know.

nixon33 said...

HINSKE IS SLOOOOW

Amy said...

just came on...too nervous...can they pull off a Labor day miracle? (I was there for Mother's Day...best mother's day ever!)

SoSock said...

Holy Shit
1st EH, now Lugie.
Maybe this is meant to be
GO CAP !

nixon33 said...

COME ON TEK!

Zenslinger said...

Ah-woooooo! E-Mora!

ish said...

Patience, 'Tek... Patience...

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