April 12, 2008

G12: Red Sox 4, Yankees 3

Yankees - 000 002 100  - 3  6  0
Red Sox - 000 103 000 - 4 9 0
After a 2:11 delay, Papelbon came in and struck Rodriguez out on three fastballs. On the 0-2 pitch, the two runners took off, which may have distracted Slappy, who whiffed on the 97 high heat.

In the 9th, Giambi (ccbb) struck out swinging, Posada (csfbbff) struck out swinging, and Cano (bsbfbffff) grounded out weakly to Pedroia.

26 pitches in all for Bot, who will likely have tomorrow night off. In six innings this season, he has 12 strikeouts (and only 1 walk).

***

Rain delay with 2 outs in the top of the 8th. Cabrera on 2nd and Abreu on 1st. Slappy at bat and Papelbon in from the pen. He hasn't thrown any pitches.

Beckett looked great once again, allowing only one baserunner through the first five innings (and only 47 pitches). Manny gave him a 1-0 with a long home run to left-center in the fourth.

Beckett faltered in the sixth when Molina and Gonzalez both singled to start the inning. Two sacrifices - a Damon bunt and a Cabrera liner to center -- brought in the first run and a wild pitch brought in the second.

Down 2-1, the Sox finally slapped Mussina around. (They had two singles in each of the first two innings off Mussina, but two double plays and an outfield assist let him off the hook.) With one out in the sixth, Ellsbury singled to left and Pedroia doubled off the Wall. Ortiz -- in a prime spot to break out of his current slump -- struck out. Girardi came out to chat and the Yankees elected to pitch to Manny. Mussina threw an 88 mph fastball in the heart of the strike zone and Being hit it to deep right-center for a two-run double. Bruney came in from the pen and Youkilis greeted him with a single to put Boston up 4-2.

Beckett started the seventh by walking Slappy on four pitches. He got Giambi to GIDP 453, but then gave up a single to Posada and wild pitched him to second. Cano doubled off the Wall and New York crept to within one run.

In the top of the 8th, Okajima got two quick outs on four pitches, but then walked Cabrera on four pitches and surrendered a single to Abreu. Papelbon came jogging in -- and the tarp came out.

***

Mike Mussina (3.09, 133 ERA+) / Josh Beckett (9.64, 45 ERA+)

Sean McAdam, on the bullpen:
After last night's game, the bullpen owned a collective 6.17 ERA, and as high as that figure is, it was deceiving. Subtract the work of closer Jonathan Papelbon and set-up man Hideki Okjima, and the bullpen's ERA zooms to 8.88.
Terry Francona, on Jed Lowrie:
If he's here for two weeks, one thing we don't want him to do is sit every day. That's no good. That kind of gets in the way of his development. We'll probably work him in a couple of times a week over there at the minimum.
Alex Cora referred to his elbow injury as "weird" and something he's "never felt before". He said he should return to his daily routine today.

Michael Silverman, Herald: "Since 1901, the Red Sox and Yankees franchises have been duking it out." The Yankees did not exist in 1901, though I suppose that technically the franchise did. The American League did not have a team in New York until 1903, when the Baltimore Orioles moved and became the Highlanders.

David Ortiz: 0-for-13, 1-for-25, 3-for-39 (.077). Am I worried? Not at all. As I said recently in comments, I'm worried about Flo's bat like I'm worried about the sun rising in the morning. However, I am curious, should his slump continue, if he'll hear any boos at Fenway? I've heard Yankee fans boo Rivera and Jeter, so any insane behavior is possible.

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redsock said...

Does Tito give Gonzalez to MDC and then go to Jeemer with LH Damon/Abreu? Or more from MDC?

redsock said...

Jeemer threw 8 picthes yesterday. Might not use him. Prob have MDC start and if he needs Bot for 4 outs, he'll do that.

ish said...

Big rains headed for Fenway:

Link

Jere said...

we'll be up 5 runs by then, it won't matter...

Jere said...

Mayor McBBs

Jere said...

lightning flash here.

ish said...

Pedro or David oughta blast one right here to give the umpires a better decision to make.

Raining in Allston. Heavy rain up along Soldiers Field Rd.

ish said...

Thunder on the radio.

ish said...

Heh. Abreu and Cano give each other dirty looks.

It'll be raining on the other side of the break.

I love this new, closeup radar.

ish said...

And just as I say this, the green and yellows have overspread Fenway.

As the sun comes out right here.

redsock said...

bad timing for work. boo.

ish said...

Sl├╝go!

Amy said...

Hi all. Just got in. Heard most of the game in the car (except when chatty daughter called; luckily that was when the Yankees scored).

Have to catch up with the threads, but not til after the game.

Laura, I did see your comment about wondering how Harvey and I were doing at the game. We had our usual pre-game argument over something stupid and unrelated, and then we did just fine during the game. Of course, he could be happy last night; let's see how he does tonight, if the Sox hold on!

ish said...

ON FIRE IN THE FIELD!

Amy said...

I am LOVING Drew in 2008!

Amy said...

Rain looking nasty out there, but if like last night, it actually looks a lot worse than if feels.

ish said...

They wouldn't keep playing, would they? That rain's going to get heavier and heavier. But it shouldn't last too long.

Amy said...

SHIT, get these guys out.

Jere said...

We know Oki can take care of--- oh, whoops. We know Pap can take care of A-Rod.

Jere said...

Fox may have its hands on the Steinbrenner weather machine. It keeps pouring here, and I'm right near Fenway, yet it never really pours there.

Jere said...

Today, I mean.

ish said...

Must've been a beautiful day out your way, right Amy? Over here at the coast it's been in the 40s and 50s. You go 50 miles inland and it was 70°.

Uncle Joe described this as one of the strangest days down there that he's seen, weatherwise.

ish said...

Umpires have called for the tarp.

Jere said...

TARP.

Amy said...

A delay-guess it is harder than last night. Oh well.

Call the game now...?

ish said...

Bonus coverage on FOX... D-Backs/Rox game. Rox are getting rocked 10-1.

redsock said...

delay. good. i'll kepe working then.

heng brothers said...

Paps bumps fists with the Boston blue as he trots in from the pen with two down in the eighth and it looks like we may get a win... except the umpires give us a delay.

Damn it.

ish said...

Well then. Bruins pre-game it is.

Kathryn Tappen is looking good tonight. Just thought you'd like to know.

Jere said...

Aw man, I'd forgotten the Bruins exist! (ish, you know at this point this is partly to get your goat, as you're like an e-brother to me.... you and tim)


(Do people still say "get your goat"?)

s1c said...

Kathryn Tappen is looking good tonight.

Consider yourself flashed!

ish said...

Heh. Bruins do exist, but not for long.

It's been a long time since I heard "get your goat". Sounds kind of awkward.

tim said...

get your goat? haha what?

yeah, def just switched to CBC for some HNIC pregame. damn, i wanted to see some quick snuffage.

oh and re: my sporadic posts, couple months ago i dropped my laptop right on the wireless card (this things like 8 years old...no functioning USB ports....durable as hell tho) so the internet was connected at like 1mbps instead of the usual 54. i gave up and just decided to watch. now im on the wife's comp:P

Jere said...

Rockies going for the 2-out, 9th inning, 8-run rally. 10-3 Dbacks.

Amy said...

Tim, you need to get a new computer...we miss you!

tim said...

Wideman out as well, uh-oh...I'll be shocked if the Bruins play 5 in this series. I'll be awed if they play 7...and if they move on to the next round....I don't know what I'll think. My head will probably explode.

Carey Price is an amazing goalie though, I had the pleasure of watching him sweep into Hamilton in time for the AHL playoffs last year and dominate their way to the championship.

tim said...

heh, well back home i have a decent enough one. i'm on the road right now though, so unless i want to sit at the desk (the actual network cable is like 1 foot long out of the wall) i'm basically screwed!

Future said...

man, this sucks. its 12:45am in Germany. I'm exhausted but this is too much of a cliffhanger. Any chance they'll call it?

tim said...

And I miss the ol regular gamethreading and you guys too. For one, it was a weird start to the year, and I'm all over the place right now. Haven't been able to settle into a routine but soon hopefully!

tim said...

i really hope they don't call it. if it was reversed, i'd be hella pissed.

i wanna see some snuffage!

and did i hear correctly back a few innings ago - Beckett hit 103 with a FB?

redsock said...

can you imagine if they call this game -- mfy fans' heads would explode. :>)

ish said...

I don't think so, future. Thunderstorm looked pretty small. It was just coming down too heavy to play at that time.

redsock said...

and did i hear correctly back a few innings ago - Beckett hit 103 with a FB?

Gameday has had his FB at 96-97, some at 98.

Future said...

Hmmm. I know if I go to sleep they'll lose. I'm so torn. What's it looking like? I only have MLB.tv which is just showing a stills montage of men pulling tarps and Mr. Met walking around with an umbrella.

ish said...

Sounds like the game will be resuming shortly.

redsock said...

Amalie will keep us updated. last post is "time called at 6:22".

ish said...

There's another thunderstorm on the way, but there's a tiny window where they might be able to finish the game without another delay. But they'd need to hurry it up.

tim said...

hmm, must've just been Joe Fuck being a goof then.

i just got goosebumps when i heard the Hockey Night in Canada song...best sports song ever. In fact, I think it's probably the best weekly sports broadcast out of all of the big ones (FOX/ESPN weekly baseball, Sunday/monday football)...i dunno, it's just well put together and a blasty blast.

Kessel out, Sobotka in...interesting switch.

tim said...

Montreal looks like it'd be one hell of a good time to take in a hockey game live.

tim said...

I'm done with the hockey posts. Probably leaving shortly anyways, going to a local establishment for some hockey, beers and food.

Sox game should be on there too at least, if it doesn't finish by then...

ish said...

Montreal looks like it'd be one hell of a good time to take in a hockey game live.

That girl has a good voice. Even above the jeers from the crowd. But yeah. I think a game there would be electric, and amazing. Unless, of course, you were wearing your B's shirt and hat.

ish said...

There's no scenario I'd rather have than making 21,000 people shut up.

tim said...

Yeah, anthem girl was good. she looked nervous as hell.

ok so i lied about it being my last hockey post. damn rain delays.

redsock said...

Unless, of course, you were wearing your B's shirt and hat.

I wonder how it compares to wearing a Sox hat pre-04 at the Toilet.

redsock said...

Alright, work is done for the moment. How's about some baseball?

I posted (I think) "Any news?" to AB at the Globe's blog, but it hasn't appeared yet.

s1c said...

Warm ups right now going on in the bullpen. Hawkins and the hut.

tim said...

Tarp coming off, and the conflict i hoped would be avoided is now occurring.

ish said...

New York bullpen is warming up. Play should begin soon.

Amy said...

OK, Tim, I feel better knowing your absence is due to a road trip, not a permanent problem.

At least I got in a quick dinner during the rain delay.

I wish FOX would stop showing ARod's HR off Papelbon. Pissing me off.

ish said...

Tarp is coming off the field, it looks like.

Amy said...

Going to start game again at 7:30, according to Fox.

tim said...

I posted (I think) "Any news?" to AB at the Globe's blog, but it hasn't appeared yet.

I've posted a few comments on there that never went up. One of them was towards some complete idiot, I forget what exactly it was about but it was bad. It was a clean post, no swearing but they didn't put it up. I clearly pwned the person who posted the moronic comment (i think it had something to do with a menial stat, like pitcher wins)

redsock said...

Amalie Benjamin, 7:11 PM:

The rain has stopped here at Fenway Park, and the crowd cheered as the grounds crew came on to the field to deal with the tarp.
Though we were told in the press box that the team had not been cleared to play, the tarp is being folded and rolled up. It's coming off the field, though it seems that there might be more bad weather on the way.

****

redsock said...

i didn't think anyone commented there, but i see 5 in the lineup post.

tim said...

wow, Bruins looking waaaaaaay better tonight. so many chances on that PP.

yeah ive come to the conclusion that the hockey posts will stop when the beisbol starts (or i leave, whichever comes first)

L-girl said...

Tim, all your comments get put through no matter what. Amy too. We don't censor any regular poster's comment. If it didn't appear, it's a blogger issue, not the Moderation Thought Police. I promise.

Now back to work/game, bye.

L-girl said...

Oh shit, you weren't even talking about this blog. Ignore me.

Carry on.

tim said...

I was referring to the extra bases blog, L...not here, i know you guys are good :)

L-girl said...

Yeah, I saw that, but after I had already hit the trigger. :)

The other day a commenter accused us of putting our own comments through but not others. This was not during a game thread, just during the day, when no one had checked the mod screen for a bit. We were like, sheesh, give us a break!

Patrick said...

Man those Yankees got lucky with the rain. The sox were undoubtedly about to unleash a savage beating, the likes of which the world has never seen. I shudder to think of the consequences of such dominance. God must have felt some pity for the Yankees and ultimately, for the universe, as we were all about to be horribly traumatized.

For now, we wait.

Jere said...

Getting more lightning off to the west again now. Here comes the stuff they say is moving in.

Amy said...

More rain, more delay.

Call the game?

Jere said...

crap, Pap threw again and had to shut down again per Buck.

ish said...

*whisper to Tim*
where were these guys last night??

Start, baseball! Dammit. They don't realize another cell is on the way.

ish said...

And... there is the new thunderstorm.

Blast.

tim said...

tarp back out?

Amy said...

Amy too.

I wasn't even complaining about the OTHER blog!

:)

Rain delays are boring. Glad I ate.

Patrick said...

Celtics are winning....

redsock said...

The sox were undoubtedly about to unleash a savage beating, the likes of which the world has never seen. I shudder to think of the consequences of such dominance.

That has already happened.

tim said...

*whisper to ish*

Yeah, true. well hopefully they'll keep it up.

anyway im off for foodstuffs, have a good night everyone!

Patrick said...

....the likes of which the world has seen but once....

Jack Marshall said...

What iS it about Kevin Kennedy that makes him so loathsome? In fact, that whole Fox mission control trio has a Q Factor in negative numbers...

Jere said...

mega thunder and lightning now

redsock said...

What iS it about Kevin Kennedy that makes him so loathsome?

He thinks he knows everything, but he really knows nothing.

He makes Julian Tavarez look like a 30-year-old Paul Newman.

Jack Marshall said...

It's all because of that buried tee-shirt, you know.

Jack Marshall said...

THAT must be it.Thanks, Redsock.

Of course, being on a radio show with Rob Dibble for 15 hours a week would make Corky from "Life Goes On" act like he knows everything.

s1c said...

Fragging canadians, oops, wrong blog :)

From what I can see probably another 20 minutes before they can even think about taking the tarp off. Ticks me off that they pulled this crap with Papelbon.

redsock said...

guy on radio calling in from near pesky pole. he sounds either retarded or wasted. says it's pouring.

Jere said...

They're showing some car racing crap on FOx now. We're watching Godfather on A&E for the millionth time...

redsock said...

plus i don't think he distinguished himself as manager of the local 9.

ish said...

s1c... you found a Bruins blog? Or was that just a joke?

s1c said...

Ish - a joke!

L-girl said...

He makes Julian Tavarez look like a 30-year-old Paul Newman.

*shudder*

s1c said...

Colleges, b-fly crosses off slippery rock from the colleges just because of the name of the town, "I just can't imagine living in a town called slippery rock."

Amy said...

Is it still raining in Boston? It is so warm and nice here just 90 miles away.

Jere said...

I'll go take the trash and this pizza box out and I'll let you know the weather. Please hold....

redsock said...

Latest from Benjamin:

7:24
Apparently there is another band of showers coming through, which is why the tarp isn't entirely off the field.
Jonathan Papelbon is warming up in the bullpen, and Kevin Youkilis was throwing on the first base side, but the tarp might be heading back on.
It has been dry for about 20 or so minutes at this point.

7:27
The tarp is back on the field right now, as the sky has gotten extremely dark. There was also just a bolt of lightning.
Oh, yeah, and it's raining again.
Apparently the forecasts were correct -- this time.

***

Nothing since then -- 45 minutes ago.

Amy said...

s1c, the college thing is quite fascinating. I learned a lot from listening to what my kids liked and didn't like about various colleges. Believe me, there are much sillier reasons used to eliminate colleges than their names!

Jere said...

No rain 3 miles from the park! Just dripping from the trees...

s1c said...

According to the radar mapso I would think we should be starting soon.

s1c said...

Amy, I agree, its just funny listening to her go through the college lists. Last night she asked me about college visits. Taking a look at her list, I told her we would start college visits when she had the list below 20.

I am tired of the brochures though

Jere said...

This is amazing. I just measured the distance from my last residence (Manhattan) to Yankee Stadium, and my current one (Boston-ish) to Fenway Park, and the distances are the same down to the tenth of a mile.

ish said...

Tarp is coming off the field, Papelbon's in the bullpen.

Jere said...

Fox acting like it's about to start up again.

Jere said...

This is one of those times I used to dream of--living close to the park, long delay, and just going over and walking right in and getting a good seat. But I don't think they'd allow it thee days. Players taking field!

Amy said...

Pap warming up...again.

S1C, 20 college visits?? I think we did about 8 for our daughters, including several that were within an hour or two from home.

Game on!

Jere said...

so cold there--a little north, it's totally fine. Found that out on the garbage outtaking that incredibly has now gotten two mentions in a Red Sox-Yankees game thread. Granted, both were from me, but still. We are ready to go!

Amy said...

So Jere, what's the magic distance?? How far are you from Fenway?

ish said...

Papelbon's on the mound, taking his warmup tosses.

Game's back on!

Jere said...

Ah--I'm not gonna tell my stalkers that!

redsock said...

Time to start snuffin'!

Jere said...

between 2 and 4 miles:)

ish said...

And here we go! A-Rod's in the box, ready for the first pitch.

Amy said...

Did anyone leave Fenway during the delay?

I am nervous....

redsock said...

lopez up.

Amy said...

Two strikes...

Holding my breath.

ish said...

YEEEEEAHHH!!!

SNUFFER SNUFFED!!!!

redsock said...

amy says 2 strikes before i hear the pitch delivered.

Amy said...

WORTH every second of the wait to see that!!

Jere said...

Jere & Kim = Happy

redsock said...

Game day says 98 HEAT!

ish said...

Bot > Rod

Jere said...

People had to have left. Two hour delay. (Though I always think, You made tie to go to the game, stick it out and stay til the end! YOu had big plans on the night of a Sox-Yanks game you're going to??)

Amy said...

Sorry, Allan, to ruin your suspense there.

While driving home, we switched from the Worcester station to the SPringfield station as we started losing Worcester. There was at least a two second delay between two radio stations about 50 miles apart--we heard at least one pitch over. Very odd.

redsock said...

hawkins in to face tiz, manny and yook

s1c said...

The Bot!!!

L-girl said...

Boy, moderating sucks when you're relying on MLB audio.

redsock said...

Time for Papi to unload.

Amy said...

Yeah, stands look fairly emptied on the upper levels.

redsock said...

no problem. gameday also had it up. so i see what happens, then wait for the call to hear how it happened.

Amy said...

Oh, Papi, my heart is breaking for you.

Someone asked earlier whether we would start hearing boos at Fenway for Ortiz. I refuse to believe such a thing could happen.

Jake of All Trades said...

Fox is really switching to Nascar in 15 min? WTF?!??!?!

L-girl said...

It could happen. But it also could be Yankees fans booing.

redsock said...

a-rod distracted by the two runners off with the 2-strike pitch? ... joe said he looked puzzled after the k. good work girardi.

Amy said...

Fox guy suggests Sox may bring in Timlin---is he nuts or something?

ish said...

Jake... The Sox game should be showed on either FOX or FX. Because I saw the game was on both channels, at least here. So when they make the switch, check FX.

Amy said...

Yankee fans booing Ortiz--of course! But not Sox fans....

redsock said...

cut away from a 4-3 red sox/yankees game in the 9th inning to show a bunch of cars driving around and around in a circle?

makes sense.

Jere said...

I just found F/X on my cable and it seems to be showing our game already.

Amy said...

Game will be over in less than 15 minutes. 3 up, 3 down. I hope.

s1c said...

This game will be over in 15 minutes so don't sweat the small stuff.

Jere said...

Pap throwin strikes

ish said...

It's actually an oval, with a kink in it. So like, a trioval.

Makes all the difference in the world.

Amy said...

God, Bot is hot.

Jere said...

0-2

redsock said...

lyndon to LF
coco in CF

Jere said...

Giambi doesn't chase, 1-2

ish said...

where was that!?

Jake of All Trades said...

I don't have cable :(

But I'm very glad mlb.tv isn't blacked out. Just fired it up as a backup...

Jere said...

thought it caught the inside corner, but it's the walk master so they give him the call

Jere said...

K swinging. 97 mph

Amy said...

One away!

ish said...

5 1/3 innings for Papelbon... 11 strikeouts.

Jere said...

0-2 on Posada

Jere said...

splitter really working

s1c said...

Whenever I see the bot reaching 95 on the gun, I sit back and relax.

redsock said...

from the radio it sounds like he's throwing fucking seeds.

Zenslinger said...

Snuff away! One down, two to go...

Jere said...

2-2 on Whore Hay

Amy said...

Why do they keep making such a big deal about Pap warming up three times?

s1c said...

Sock he is throwing seeds and the splitter is really breaking down.

redsock said...

splitter? gameday says only fastballs this inning.

Jere said...

cuz he had to get up, sit down, get up, sit down. pitchers like to stay in their routine. Not be made to throw, then stop, the start again. But Pap doesn't seem to mind

Amy said...

K!

Jere said...

K swinging!!!

ish said...

Nope. He's had some amazings splits.

Bot > Posada !!!

L-girl said...

Damn delay. I know the outcome from you guys before the pitch ever leaves his hand.

s1c said...

Well if a ball that is breaking 7" inches isn't a splitter then there is no such think.

2 down.

redsock said...

Bot > their whole fooking roster

Amy said...

Would it mean he would not be available tomorrow? Is it about tiring his arm more than usual? Or just about a break in routine for this game?

Zenslinger said...

Just Cano to go.

Jere said...

swung on and missed, in dirt

ish said...

That whiff was on a split in the dirt.

ish said...

Bot > their whole fooking roster

Essackly!

Amy said...

That one was way high!

redsock said...

last pitch was a split
gameday says fb with an 8 inch break. hmmm

Jere said...

everybody up

redsock said...

also it was clocked at 90. that aint no heater.

Amy said...

Two strikes... one to go.

Full count.

Me holding my breath, saying, "it's only April."

redsock said...

Finish him off with a slutter!

:>)

s1c said...

Cano just stayed alive there

ish said...

Come on. High heat.

Not too high. But he'll chase high heat.

Amy said...

Damn foul balls.

ish said...

And they just switched to Nascar.

Game is on FX.

Amy said...

Foul tip. Arrgggh.

Why do all these games feel like October?

s1c said...

They freaking went to nascar! you have to be freaking kidding me. Good thing I have FX.

ish said...

4-3 IT'S OVAHHH!!!!!!

Amy said...

WE win!!

redsock said...

no it'll be 10th pitch

Jere said...

win. I'm there tomorrow nite, see you all Monday!

s1c said...

Bot finish!

ish said...

lmao.

Time of game: 2 hours, 49 minutes.

Amy said...

I am glad you guys told me to switch to FX.

redsock said...

Whatta ya know?
It isn't Robbie Cano!

Amy said...

Have fun tomorrow, Jere. Make it 2 out of 3!

Zenslinger said...

Got to wonder if Pap will be available tomorrow.

Jere said...

thanks. I'm second row bleachers, right by that bullpen-cam. Watch for me! I'll be the guy in the Red Sox hat.

Andy said...

I think Papelbon is my superhero.

Jake of All Trades said...

Yes!!!

MLB.tv actually had game video but Nascar audio for about 90 seconds...

ish said...

Now off to watch the Bruins go down 2 games to none on Montreal.

You see, unfortunately I've taken my Red Sox fan tactics to the Bruins. No matter how gloomy it gets... watch.

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