April 22, 2008

G22: Red Sox 7, Angels 6

Angels  - 003 200 010 - 6  11  0
Red Sox - 100 131 01x - 7 16 1
Ellsbury gave the Sox a 1-0 lead with a home run to start the first. After Pauley retired the first six Angels, his slider stopped sliding, his pitches stayed up and the Angels battered him for three runs in the third and two more in the fourth.

Down 5-1, Boston began its comeback in the fourth, as Lugo doubled home Drew. Pedroia doubled to start the fifth, and he scored on Manny's single. Then Youkilis bopped a dong to left and the game was tied at 5-5. Ellsbury smacked his second home run of the night with two outs in the sixth, putting the Red Sox back on top.

Okajima worked out of a two-on, no-out Tavarez mess in the seventh, but surrendered a solo home run to Kotchman leading off the eighth. Jeemer got the next two outs on only three pitches, but gave up a double to Aybar (his third of the game). Timlin came in -- gulp! -- and got Figgins on a grounder to short.

With one out in eighth, Ellsbury beat out a drag bunt to first. Shields came in and was quite focused on Lyndon, making three throws to first while falling behind Pedroia 2-1. FY ripped a line drive past third, down the line and into the corner. Ellsbury scored standing up, Pedroia had his third double of the night, and Boston led 7-6.

Papelbon pitched a no-nonsense ninth. He threw 11 pitches and all but one of them was 98 or 99; the other one was 100. He fanned Matthews on three pitches, got Vlad on a check-swing strike three and forced Anderson to pop to Manny in left.

Sixth straight win -- 15-7 record -- 110-win pace. Good times!

***

Jered Weaver (3.60, 117 ERA+) / David Pauley (2006 Sox: 16 IP, 7.88, 60 ERA+)

UPDATE from Amalie Benjamin, Globe:
Josh Beckett [5.12, 86 ERA+] has been pulled from tonight's start because of a stiff neck. David Pauley will start in his place. Joe Thurston was designated for assignment to make room for Pauley on the roster.
Jeff Horrigan, Herald:
Jason Varitek was so ill this weekend that he was unable to drive himself to the ballpark Sunday.

Kevin Cash, who caught Tim Wakefield in Sunday's victory, played again yesterday. Red Sox manager Terry Francona indicated Varitek may need another day off tonight against the Angels.

And Josh Beckett was forced to head home prior to Sunday's game against Texas after becoming ill.
Manny Ramirez was named AL Co-Player of the Week for April 14-20. He hit .417 (10-for-24) with four homers and eight RBI in seven games. He shared the honor with Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers. It's the 10th time Manny has won the award as a Sock, and the 16th time in his career, the most of any player in history.

617 comments:

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s1c said...

Time for "the mayor" to get his hit.

Patrick said...

I want Jeemer to go back out for the 8th.

Amy said...

That would be like bringing Gagne in....

ish said...

s1c for 401.

Patrick said...

(but do we really "win" if it's a timlin sighting?)

hahahahhaha! Got me laughing hard.

ANd I know the answer to this one too.

no.

ish said...

Good thing Jere isn't here...

ish said...

How does that awesome play get scored?

Ground-rule double?

L-girl said...

All hail the Mayor! Trying to Timlinproof the game.

Amy said...

Cool---that counts as a double!

s1c said...

That would be like bringing Gagne in....

Oooh!

"the mayor"!!!

Sarah Gates said...

Wow - I had to rewind that one too.

L-girl said...

ground rule double

Patrick said...

Sounds weird.

Amy said...

Ish, I was thinking the same thing about Jere. He hates when we dump on Timlin.

ish said...

ground rule double

Heh. Fantastic.

Patrick said...

No one can bring our guys home like Cashy baby. Let's see it!

Patrick said...

CASHIES GOING DEEP!

Amy said...

Cash sucks. I miss Tek.

s1c said...

Fragging kidding me.

ish said...

CASHIES GOING DEEP!

I fantasized about that too.

Patrick said...

Yeah, well...

ish said...

Cash doesn't sasahe.

He doesn't swing at anything.

(obviously exaggerating)

L-girl said...

i thought of jere, too, of course. i argued about timlin w/ him recently.

redsock said...

jere is at this game, right?

ish said...

Jeemer Time! Again!

ish said...

Oh cock.

Patrick said...

Wow. C.C. Sabathia actually pitching well for the first time in '08. Has 8ks through 4

L-girl said...

crap.

jeemer is human after all.

Sarah Gates said...

Damnit!

Amy said...

Oh, fuck. We really needed those guys to score.

Patrick said...

blah

ish said...

Great play by Lowrie!

Suck on that, A-Rod.

Amy said...

Nice play by the Jedi.

L-girl said...

if jeemer's going to act like timlin, we might as well put timlin in and save jeemer's arm.

(not really, but you know.)

ish said...

jeemer is human after all.

Yep. And it wasn't really that fat of a pitch. Good hitting, really.

Amy said...

Uh oh, there's Timlin.

Joe Grav said...

who's coming up in bottom8?

ish said...

Jeemer about to make this game Timlin proof.

Amy said...

Hmmm, Oki, wtf?

Patrick said...

To bad they don't have K-Rod to face Manny again.

ish said...

Or not.

If the game is tied we'd see Timlin, also.

Fricken cameraman truped me on that one.

Amy said...

Now we're sunk. Timlin in with a man in scoring position. Maybe he will get the third out??

s1c said...

Ughly

redsock said...

oh boy - white flag in with go-ahead run on 2nd, 2 outs and figgy up.

Patrick said...

NOOOO, NOT TIMLIN! You better be right about this Francona!

ish said...

I noticed this last year with Jeemer - When he has problems, it tends to be when he comes out for that extra inning. Even if he's only pitched 1/3 of an inning, I think the sitting, waiting, then the warm-up tosses could throw him off a bit. Saw that a few times last year.

redsock said...

if jere is at the game, you KNOW he's thinking of timlin and us right now!

Andy said...

Do we as fans have a say in anything?

I would start a petition to replace lugo with lowrie permanently. Why is that not a good decision? keep lugo on the bench. He really has no other viable option anyways as he has not shown anyone that he can 1. hit and 2. field.

I would also start a petition to pull the plug on Timlin's career to spare him his suffering.

I cannot believe we don't have another reliever in pawtucket.

Amy said...

Poor Oki. You think these guys want to be sitting alone like that? Or is everyone just ignoring him?

L-girl said...

I don't like the look of this.

redsock said...

figgins leads in AL in batting avg?

cool.

ish said...

Lugo's making that decision harder with his hot hitting right now.

Amy said...

Not a great start. 2-0. Come on, Mike. It's time for the good Timlin tonight.

Andy said...

Wipe that shit eating smile off your face Underwear Figtree

Amy said...

Phew.

Now score a damn run.

ish said...

Strong arm by Lugo!

Did it look like the runner to third touched the ball?

L-girl said...

whew!

Andy said...

I don't care I hate lugo now.

Joe Grav said...

let's get some runs!

redsock said...

god forbid we let fans decide anything.

we'd still have trot and millar and bellhorn in the lineup.

Amy said...

Jere must be smiling out there.

Andy said...

of course the two I hate most just got us that last out. Bastards.

L-girl said...

i gotta watch the rest of this one w/out typing and reading. i'm falling apart.

see you all to celebrate the win!

s1c said...

Something positive
from
Timlin!!!


Lets get the run back guys.

Patrick said...

Wow. KLAA cut out exactly when Chone's bat hit the ball.

"Now the 2-1 by Timlin...."

ish said...

we'd still have trot and millar and bellhorn in the lineup.

and Pedroia would still be in Pawtucket.

Andy said...

Ok can we here on this best blog in canada choose the lineup everyday then?

redsock said...

here is out lucky rally inning!

lugo
lyndon
lunchbox
god
god jr.

ish said...

Let's steam some spinach.

Or whatever it is we do these days.

Andy said...

add some sugar to it

Andy said...

That's gangsta

Amy said...

Crowd roars for LBJ. Make it THREE.

ish said...

2 DONGS, AND A DRAG BUNT BASE HIT!

Amy said...

What a smart play!

Andy said...

i am on my knees for you lover boy.

Patrick said...

Someone quick. Do Navajos have 3 dongs?

s1c said...

Well, that is as good as a double.

Patrick said...

I'm late. I'll take a bunt hit.

Joe Grav said...

way to go Jacoby!

ish said...

Someone quick. Do Navajos have 3 dongs?

Nope, but they got two dongs, and a stiff stick.

redsock said...

panty shields coming in.

Andy said...

Must suck for the angels to give it all they got and still not be winning

Jake of All Trades said...

Despite his quirks, for some reason I always love it when Joe C yells "Bunt" with an inflection of complete shock and disbelief in his voice.

ish said...

Must suck for the angels to give it all they got and still not be winning

Kind like last October?

Andy said...

does this idiot have a better ERA than TimBob

redsock said...

Nope, but they got two dongs, and a stiff stick.

Don't make Andy crazy.

ish said...

Mathis is scared of the Porsche 911 that is Ellsbury.

ish said...

Don't make Andy crazy.

Sound advice.

Andy said...

wowserz. 2 dongs. And hit stiff stick drags his balls along.

s1c said...

Ok, LBJ, what are you waiting for?

Andy said...

What are we seeing this year from these young guys? the first years of hall of fame careers?

ish said...

My Porsche won't start properly.

Andy said...

Scot Shields is pitching a no hitter

ish said...

At this point, you'd be better off giving Lyndon 2nd, and making sure you get the out at the plate.

LYNDON'S GONNA SCORE!!!

Amy said...

HEre comes the run!!

ish said...

FUCK YEAH!!!!!!

Andy said...

MUTHAFUCKA!

s1c said...

FY!!!

LBJ!!!

Joe Grav said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

L-girl said...

THAT

IS

MY

BOY

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

yeah - we didn't see THAT coming.

hahahahahah

Amy said...

I think that we need to keep these two guys at the top of the oatmeal. What chemistry!

L-girl said...

god do we love these kids or what???

ish said...

I like seeing Tito the baserunning coach.

Amy said...

More chatting with Tito. What is he saying? Run faster?

phrenile said...

I love our fourth-string backup backup backup catcher.

Patrick said...

AHAHAHHAHAH. THey were just saying on the radio how Figgins was 12 feet off the 3rd base line. ANd I was thinking, I need to remember that in case FY hits it down there. And he does. Brilliant hitting.

redsock said...

Scot Shields is pitching a no hitter

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

top of the oatmeal, i love it. with real maple syrup, of course.

Andy said...

The youngsters are the cinnamon on top of the best oatmeal ever.

ish said...

Can we get a deuce and a half from Manny?

Joe Grav said...

jacoby is infallible

Amy said...

I would take a few insurance runs.

Is Papelbon warming up? We arent going to see more of Timlin, I assume.

Patrick said...

Make them pay, MAN RAM!

ish said...

This game reminded me of a game the Mets were playing - I don't remember who they were playing. Washington, perhaps?

Jose Reyes was on third base, and he buggered the pitcher out so much that the pitcher balked him home.

s1c said...

Amy - Bot is in the Pen doing his thing!!!

Amy said...

Definitely maple syrup with the oatmeal.

ish said...

Is Papelbon warming up? We arent going to see more of Timlin, I assume.

Yarr.

redsock said...

alright who ISN'T calling a MBM dong?

Andy said...

I cant wait for lowrie's at bat.

ish said...

Papi is standing on first base, clapping his hands together, and pointing to the bleachers.

Amy said...

Manny, time to show the kids that you old guys have some stuff left also!

ish said...

Ortiz totally WASTED Aybar! Did you see that?

Andy said...

Manny just strolls into first. What a man.

Patrick said...

One of the LAA announcers is preaching the "pitch them off the plate" philosophy that I've been hearing from Giardi. The guy wants the pitchers grazing the hitters to scare them.

phrenile said...

If we hold on, Timlin will get the win without blowing a save. When does that ever happen?

Andy said...

activate robot man

Amy said...

OK, no insurance. No screwing around tonight, Papelbon.

s1c said...

Snuff time!!!

ish said...

shipping up to papelbon.

Patrick said...

Set phasers to kill, P bot

ish said...

Do you know the snuffin' man?
The snuffin' man, the snuffin' man.
Do you know the snuffin' man,
That lives in Fenway Park?

redsock said...

White Sox 3, MFY 2 (7th)

s1c said...

The key to bot, if his FB is at 95+, its no sweat time. 93 or 94 and its laboring time.

redsock said...

snuffin' up to boston

Patrick said...

How much has pappelbon pitched this past week?

tim said...

Hey all,

Judging by the comment #, looks like another solid JoS thread...just poppin' in before some snuffage.

Work is killer now, I caught the tying angle run and go ahead run (cue the incredibly delayed LBJ!!! and FY!!!!!)

Anyway time to watch this one end promptly, then back to game 7 in le LNH. Will catch up on this thread tomorrow and hopefully be back for some threading tomorrow nite!

s1c said...

98!!!

over, these suckas ain't got a chance.

ish said...

98 mph.

redsock said...

98
98

:>)

Joe Grav said...

DIRTY

redsock said...

99

looking

ish said...

99 mph! (97 on the message board at Fenway)

Joe Grav said...

ASSEYEZ-VOUS

Amy said...

All right. One away.

FB seems to be up around 98, so we should be good tonight, as S1C indicates.

Patrick said...

FILTHY!

ish said...

Oh, yes, I know the snuffin' man,
The snuffin' man, the snuffin' man,
Oh, yes, I know the snuffin' man,
That lives in Fenway Park.

100 according to NESN.
98 according the scoreboard.

s1c said...

Vlad is the only guy on the angels who I absolutely fear. Would love to have him playing for the Sox!!!

100 mph!!!

Joe Grav said...

100

Amy said...

Whooosh.

Hi Tim. I was thinking of you tonight...LOTS of food talk.

redsock said...

100 to vlad!

phrenile said...

ChiSox are clinging to a 3-2 lead with the MFY bases loaded and one out.

redsock said...

GDGD also had that at 100

Joe Grav said...

SIT

Amy said...

As I said earlier, Vlad at the plate scares me.

BUT NOT PAPELBON!

s1c said...

98 and sit down VLAD!!!

ish said...

KK!!

tim said...

paps DEALIN!

a closer can deal, right?

Andy said...

So my boss at work is a die hard angels fan. we bet best 2 out of 3 gets lunch on friday.

I have a McFarlane toys Papelbon statue.

tomorrow that statue is going on my boss' desk.

That is all

tim said...

WOW MLB.TV is delayed. I read the thread as usual before the pitch. ha.

Joe Grav said...

BWAAHAHAHAHAHA

Amy said...

One to go.

We WIN!

s1c said...

Water!!!

ish said...

UNSANITARY WATER!!!!

That was the most dominating performance by Papelbon as I've seen.

phrenile said...

Water.

L-girl said...

another day, another comeback win!!

what a great night. doesn't it seem every night is like this now??

Patrick said...

WATer

redsock said...

that was some no nonsense bottin'

sheeeeet

Andy said...

I would let papelbon do me.

Joe Grav said...

another one for the papelbon highlight reel

Amy said...

I love this. We somehow find a way to win against all odds.

phrenile said...

CI strikes out swinging. 2 outs.

Joe Grav said...

Dirrrrrrrrrrty water!

tim said...

another bottom 8 victory, i love it!

off to watch the hockey game hosers! eh!

Patrick said...

How about Laura's boy? Or shall we call him Roy?

Joe Grav said...

this team is $

Sarah Gates said...

If they're making me feel like this in April, what's the fall going to be like?

phrenile said...

F'ing Abreu.

L-girl said...

catching up on the thread, i'm cracking up over the snuffin man :)

man bot was superbot tonight.

this was fun! g'night all. i'll be late to the thread tomorrow (every weds), if at all. enjoy the oatmeal w/out me.

Patrick said...

And the Yankees are losing 2-3

Joe Grav said...

hell, this team is Euros (I don't know how to make the Euro symbol)

ish said...

Lyndon: "I wasn't thinking drag bunt when I walked up to the plate. Kotchman was playing in, but then moved back after the first pitch, so I said hey, let's do a drag bunt."

Patrick said...

as I said they it became 6-3 Yankees, sry.

redsock said...

I would let papelbon do me.

ABP?

Amy said...

Good night, all. I am beginning to believe we may never lose another game. I know it can't be. But boy, what a run this has been.

ish said...

He also said, about running the bases, "I wanted to get the perfect jump. I knew I'd be able to score from first, so I didn't want to take any risks."

ish said...

I would let papelbon do me.

You'd let him drill you, huh? Let him show you his heater?


...you've got some problems. ;)

phrenile said...

Winning without Beckett makes it seem like we stole this one.

Andy said...

hell yeah i have some problems have you seen how hard he throws?

Patrick said...

hell yeah i have some problems have you seen how hard he throws?


This is so funny!!

Jere said...

What a win. Just got home in time to see the end after seeing a bunch at a restaurant. Was not at game.

"And the Yankees are losing 2-3"

Patrick: You can not know the history of the team all you want, be my guest, but for the love of Ellsbury, say the higher score first. This ain't volleyball.

Timlin: Doing fine as he always has, except for that one year when he allowed all the inherited runners.

Joe Grav said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtYnCmw2CWE

9casey said...

Jacoby Ellsbury = The Most Exciting Player In Baseball........No Question.....

ish said...

The guy who scored the winning run for Milwaukee on Kapler's hit in the 12th inning against St. Louis - Gabe Gross, was traded after the game to Tampa Bay for a relief pitcher.

One of those interesting little stories.

ish said...

Jacoby Ellsbury = The Most Exciting Player In Baseball........No Question.....

1. Ellsbury
2. Jose Reyes
3. perhaps Carlos Gomez. We'll see about him. He leads the AL in SB.

redsock said...

MFY up 6-3, but the White Sox have the bases loaded with 1 out. Joba -- already pumped and throwing paper cups around the bullpen -- coming in.

LIGHT THIS FUCKER UP!!!!! NOW!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

Carlos Quentin up (6-13 career with sacks full).

redsock said...

fucker swings at a pitch that bounces to the plate. 0-1

another one bounces, he lays off. smart guy. 1-1.

redsock said...

heater up and in at 97, miss. 1-2.

check swing away, 1B ump rings him up.

fuck! 2 outs

if he gets the next guy, he may pull a muscle with his first pump

ish said...

Just turned MFY radio on.

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