April 1, 2008

G3: Red Sox 2, Athletics 1

Red Sox   -  000 011 000 - 2  9  0
Athletics - 010 000 000 - 1 3 1
Superb outing from Dice (6.2-2-1-0-9, 96) -- and Youkilis goes 3-for-4 and scores both runs.

Matsuzaka's first five batters were a little iffy. He pitched a perfect first, with two strikeouts, but needed 17 pitches. Then he gave up a first-pitch home run to Cust to start the second and fell behind Brown 3-0.

But he got Brown on a grounder to short -- after the Cust dong, he allowed only one of the next 17 A's to reach base (Suzuki singled to open the third and was caught stealing). Matsuzaka struck out seven of his last 11 batters. Of the 21 hitters he faced, only four hit the ball out of the infield.

Yook began the fifth with a single to center. Two outs later, he went to second on Lugo's single off the Blanton's foot and slid in ahead of the tag on Ellsbury's single to right. With two outs in the sixth, Yook tripled and scored on Varitek's double -- which hit above the yellow line in right center (a home run, but the umps blew the call).

Okajima relieved Dice with two outs in the seventh. He walked Cust but got Brown to pop to Pedroia to end the inning. He allowed a single to start the eighth, but got a force play and a fly out before handing the ball to Papelbon.

Bot got an inning-ending force, then came back with some no-nonsense heat in the ninth, striking out the side.

***

Daisuke Matsuzaka (125 ERA+) / Joe Blanton (84 ERA+)

Let's begin again.

Tony Massarotti, Herald:
In Matsuzaka's final 13 starts of 2007 (including the postseason), he threw 1,331 pitches in 71 innings, an average of nearly 19 pitches an inning. His average outing was 5 innings, and he needed about 102 pitches to get through it.
Last Tuesday, Dice threw 96 pitches in five innings.

Check it out: Julio Lugo and Coco Crisp have the team's second- and third-best OPS+:
 AVG OBP SLG OPS+
Ramirez .333 .333 .889 209
Lugo .500 .571 .500 186
Crisp .333 .333 .667 156
What ... too early to get excited?

The Red Sox have a tough April schedule. After the two games in Oakland, they play three in Toronto before hosting the Tigers and Yankees, then travelling to Cleveland and New York. After April 22's game against the Angels, the Red Sox will have already played the three other playoff teams from last season. The Yankees also meet Cleveland and the Tigers this month, but they also have nine games against the White Sox, Royals and Orioles.

After yesterday's rainout, the Yankees play Toronto at 7 PM (Halladay/Wang). Pedro goes tonight (also at 7 PM) as the Mets host the Marlins.

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Amy said...

Jere, can you post a link to your netcast? Also, me as Trupiano? Yeah, I can misjudge those long fly balls. I am often going, YES! only to see the ball fall in centerfield far from the wall....

redsock said...

nice semi-lucky snag ont he hop from crisp

tim said...

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaack, let's do this. Nice catch on the dive/hop, glad it didnt get by ococ....DP now pls. k thx.

Joe Grav said...

NICE PLAY.

chief said...

Coco's stock goes up a bit...

Jere said...

The link is above.

Joe Grav said...

Another K :) Control's much better tonight

tim said...

Amy, saw your comment about the avatars...heh, I needed a change for 08. Didn't have em in 07 and the dPed offseason one was OK, but not gamethread material. This one is easier on the eyes aand HELLS YEA LOJACK PICKOFF AHAHHAHAHA

Joe Grav said...

VARITEK ACTUALLY THREW SOMEONE OUT!!!!!!!

redsock said...

CS - tek helps out.

Amy said...

Above where? Hard to find with over 200 comments already.

OK, now Tek did contribute something there. I am feeling better.

Joe Grav said...

Now we're going to learn about how Billy Beane wrote moneyball

tim said...

Amy, link to the netcast is on JoS home page, a couple posts down....from yesterday. Hard to miss...

9casey said...

Jere ...I hope the IRS isn't listening.....

9casey said...

Audits.....suck ....Jere ...trust me......

tim said...

Dice.....K! Aight lets get some runs now boys eh?

w00t NESN oldies classic with cheesy music taboot!

Joe Grav said...

Good stuff Dice.

Amy said...

THanks, Tim, I will find it.

I like the new avatar/icon. Love that Manny swing and stare, even though sometimes it means he doesn't get the extra base he should while he is waiting for the HR.

Go, Dice! Now let's score a run or two or more.

Joe Grav said...

Good stuff Dice.

redsock said...

JERE.

chief said...

Avatar Test
1..2..3
Avatar Test

Love those throwback NESN graphics too - I think Jere was talking about them on his blog.

9casey said...

This is fuckin surreal .....If you are listening to jere and following along on the blog it's pretty cool

tim said...

this jere thing is awesome! he's about a second or so fast for my feed though (directv)...

Joe Grav said...

Sleepy bats zzzzzz

redsock said...

just tuned in jere. he's ahead of the tv. said manny's fly was caught as the pitch was delivered.

tim said...

hahaha appreciate the delays.

2nd pitch to lowell worked out there.

tim said...

alright youre rollin now

hahahahahaha loud!

ish said...

Ha ha ha ha ha ha. Did that ball hit him in the shoulder?

Joe Grav said...

FAIL

redsock said...

the ballmissed his glove and hit hit his right shoulder

redsock said...

that was not a strike.

someone has to call in to jere.

tim said...

Best post Tina Cervasio thingy dealie ever!

nixon33 said...

lets go boys, wake up.

Amy said...

Blogger is eating my comments, and trying to find Jere is requiring too much of my brain. No wonder I dropped that popup. Oh, yeah, that wasn't me.

redsock said...

The A's "Tina" -- Jaymee Sire -- is pretty cute.

redsock said...

amy - click that jere link i posted and click on the green "live now" button

ish said...

The A's "Tina" -- Jaymee Sire -- is pretty cute.

Thank you, google. Yes she is.

nixon33 said...

aside from the dong, i really like the way k is pitching

Amy said...

Thanks, Allan, I will try again. Seems I signed up to broadcast myself instead of to listen to a broadcast.

Last year I learned about blogs. Now you expect me to listen to live netcasts? When do I watch the actual game?

Time for the bats!

redsock said...

jere is announcing that amy is getting close to listening!!!!

what -- jere is going to read comments???

redsock said...

i like that jere says dong on the broadcast.

dong -- it ain't just for typing.

redsock said...

hi jere!

i'm calling a tek dong.

redsock said...

possum chin with the single

Amy said...

Tell Jere I am just lost somewhere. I clicked on the link. Saw no green box that said live. Saw a link saying he will be "here" which brought me to the Youcastr site, and still see no green box.

I guess I have to listen to Remy and Orsillo.

I am too tired to keep opening windows!

OK, Tek, no 0 for 10. DO IT!

redsock said...

new rule: any night if i don't get NESN, jere has to broadcast.

Amy said...

Oh, Tek was robbed! (At least he made contact...)

redsock said...

Amy -- click here then click on the green "live now" button to the right of the tiz picture and the usa flag.

tim said...

Internets crapped out on the other laptop. On the good one now....can't get onto the Jere broadcast tho.

nixon33 said...

fucking buck, nice hack by tek though...

nixon33 said...

i cant wait for j.d. p&a to get back in the lineup, coco is something awful

ish said...

Uncle Joe: kick-save by Blanton.

ish said...

Wow! Youk just got his foot in there. Suzuki didn't cover the whole plate!

tim said...

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK

nixon33 said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!THE KID IS A STUD!

tim said...

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOk

Amy said...

Allan, I greatly appreciate your patience, but I see NO picture of Ortiz, no American flag and NO DAMN FUCKING GREEN BOX that says LIVE NOW.

Is this someone's idea of an April Fool's joke???? Or does Youcastr hate me? Or am I going blind?

GO YOUK!!

tim said...

wtf, cant get onto the jere youcastr broadcast now......

ish said...

I guess he missed with the tag, too.

chief said...

I'm with Amy - no green button, but I do see Ortiz. Tried creating an account and nothing. Tried in Firefox and Safari.

I can see the archived shows though, just not the "live" stuff.

ish said...

Ortiz... 0 for 9 this season.

Can we make it a very nice 1 for 10?

Amy said...

Laura will be sorry she missed LBJ driving in the first RBI of the game.

OK, bases loaded, two outs, and it's Papi!

tim said...

Allan, I greatly appreciate your patience, but I see NO picture of Ortiz, no American flag and NO DAMN FUCKING GREEN BOX that says LIVE NOW.

hahaha, i see the ortiz/paps pic, tiny US flag but NO DAMN FUCKING GREEN BOX either!

ducks on the pond, lets do it!

Andy said...

how do i email a damn comment? i cant get this site to work on my phone fast enough.

redsock said...

what about if you click here?

Amy said...

I am feeling less alone here without the Jere show. There is a small avatar photo of Ortiz but otherwise, no USA flag and no green box.

Maybe you need some other software to see this?

Andy said...

put ortiz at 8th and lugo batting 3rd

tim said...

what about if you click here?

"This show is currently off the air"

maybe something to do with the settings on the show (Jere)?

Amy said...

That link led to page that said the program was no longer being broadcast.

Meanwhile, Ortiz didn't come through. Did someone say he is 0 for 10?

chief said...

what about if you click here?

It says the show is not currently on the air.

Sounds like YouCastr's problem, not ours.

On the bright side, my avatar finally updated.

tim said...

yeah, i could see the "Live" broadcast before but I switched computers because the other one was crapping out, and on this new computer i cant see it.

tim said...

on an "unrelated" note - nice K!

redsock said...

you are on -- but people dont see the green button to click on to get the sound

Jere said...

It should still be on even if it says it's not on the air.

chief said...

...oh right, there's a game...

redsock said...

click on

http://www.youcastr.com/profile/GedMan

and go to upcoming events and click the game line??

tim said...

i'm exhausted for options...i'm good with computers/finding backdoor ways into things and stuff but im completely lost with this uCastr stuff...

I even had the hookup to my surround all ready to go!

oh well...time to watch the game with sucky remy and sucky orsillo i guess, haha...we need runs and fast!

tim said...

nice K, dice-k!

charlie pioli said...

I just got back from my baseball game. Thank god for Jacoby and Dice-K is pitching a solid game. Why doesn't gameday work on MLB.com, is it broken for anybody else? I hate the espn.com game simulator thing.

nixon33 said...

nice-k looking gooood.

ish said...

Wow. Another nice K from Dice. He's really got it tonight, doesn't he?

s1c said...

Daisuke seems to be dealing tonight!

Amy said...

DiceK doing well! He deserves some run support so he can win this game.

tim said...

if i click on any of Jere's other youcastr broadcasts i get this message:

" We're sorry, but something went wrong.

If this problem persists, please let us know by reporting the bug here."

Clearly not our problem and a YouCastr problem. Bastards....

Amy said...

Tim, at least we are getting NESN. Better than Gameday or those ESPN guys.

Charlie, my husband was also having trouble with MLB.com earlier during the Yankee game.

redsock said...

i went to your user page and clicked on the upcoming events (this game) and got the page but the green button was missing.

strange.

redsock said...

now i lost the feed to jere and can't get it back.

Jere said...

I am back on, they just fixed it. I think.

ish said...

Heh. Probably too many people wanting to access the feed.

tim said...

It seems awkward to me that the bullpens are not under the stands, heh.

Jere said...

It's fixed, I'm back.

Amy said...

Sorry, Allan. That's what you get from trying to help the rest of us. No good deed goes unpunished.

If Jere broadcasts but no one hears it, is he really saying anything?

tim said...

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK triple!

redsock said...

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK

ish said...

Yoooouukkk x3

Amy said...

YOOOOUUUK!!! THREE FOR THREE! and a triple! At least his bat is hot.

s1c said...

Tek!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tim said...

TEK!!!!!!!!!!! FINALLY!!!!!!

redsock said...

TEK LIVES!!!!

ish said...

x3 = triple. that looked a lot like a heart, didn't it?

Looks like that ball hit above the yellow line. Should be a Captain Dong.

tim said...

Dong??? and Jere still cant get you back

nixon33 said...

REDSOCK CALLED IT< albeit a couple innings earlier!
YEAH!

Amy said...

PRessure back on Tek. 0-2.

THAT"S MY GUY!! I say HR, but at least a double. And his BA is better than Ortiz now?

ish said...

That bounced up on the line like it would on the ledge of the green monster.

tim said...

Thats kind of lame.

ish said...

They're not going to call it a home run.

Amy said...

Looks like a HR to me. And to Remy.

redsock said...

gone -- it hit the flat shelf above the line.

fucking umps.

chief said...

I thought MLB adopted instant replay for exactly this call - is that still in the works?

Fucking umps.

nixon33 said...

F&CKING MOTHERFUCKERS! THAT WAS A DONG

tim said...

OcOc gotta rip it now!

Amy said...

fucking umps.

That sounds really funky.

tim said...

GedMan's events: 2:05 am....maybe you need to change the time on it jere?

s1c said...

Tek gets robbed, Clearly a HR!!!

Gawd ocoC looks awful at the plate.

ish said...

Not only did it cost 'Tek a dong, but also, if it wasn't a home run, he would have been able to go to third base.

tim said...

clearly an HR there, similar to that call at Jacobs Field last year during the playoffs - i think it was a manny dong? oh well, sox lead and thats all that matters. dice-k inning or two, possibly jeemer time and snuffed. thats the game.

Amy said...

Hi, S1C! Just getting here? Must be on that late shift?

mook said...

Anyone DVR'ing the game? If so, take another look at that Youk triple. I think it went over the wall and then shot back out onto the field from under the wall. Obviously the umps missed that (like they totally boned the dog on the Tek homer), but what would have that counted as for Youk?

Did we just get robbed on back-to-back HRs?

nixon33 said...

Didnt this yellow line bullshit happen to us last year too? i cant recal what game...but i believe it was right-center as well....fuuuuuuck

Jere said...

Okay, give it one more try, I think it's working now.

redsock said...

now when i go back to the link jere gave, there is no "listen" button. so i guess i am now seeing whatever everyone else sees.

tim said...

More specifically, for me it sez:


GedMan's Upcoming Events
English
Bias: away
MLB - Oakland vs. Boston
Apr 2 - 2:05 AM

redsock said...

it hit the little shelf above the wall -- the shelf is like the one on top of the Monster, but not as deep.

ish said...

Ground Rule: If the ball hits the yellow line, it's in play. If it hits above the yellow line, it's a home run.

But it still hit above the yellow line.

Amy said...

I am sorry about Jere's glitch, but have to say I am relieved it wasn't just me. Since I seem to be the only woman here tonight, I didn't want you all to think it was a gender thing.

Where is DietCokegirl? Sarah? Laura, come back from New Jersey!

redsock said...

lopez up

tim said...

now when i go back to the link jere gave, there is no "listen" button. so i guess i am now seeing whatever everyone else sees.

Yup thats what we been sayin. For me when you go to GedMan's main profile or whatever, it says it starts at 2am....

ish said...

A big 0 so far in the BB column for Dice.

tim said...

Alright hes back!!!

chief said...

General Managers voted 25-5 last November to recommend instant replay on boundary calls only. MLB still has to act on it.

--

Drew lost a dong off the top of the Monster last year in the middle of the worst part of his season.

--

I'm watching on Tivo in HD and I don't **think** Youk got robbed - the ball did something funky, but I think it might have just gone behind Brown and blended with his white uniform. We watched it a couple times.

redsock said...

click HERE and click th egreen button to the right of his name: GedMan.

redsock said...

jere's back and he's back big.

Jere said...

Glad to be back.

tim said...

haha, woooo you're on surround sound at casa de tim!

and with your bastard one second delay again, lol...

ish said...

Kielty accepted his assignment to Pawtucket.

Amy said...

Ok, I got some guy talking. Is that Jere? Wow, success. How come he sees that game ahead of the TV??

ish said...

jere's back and he's back big.

So is Dice-K!

tim said...

Tell the wife to actually come on the air and rant instead of just hanging out in the background there jere!

redsock said...

AMY IS IN!!!!!!!!!

we have a Tv delay, i guess.

or he is clarvoyant.

chief said...

it hit the little shelf above the wall

It's possible MLB should run a Physics workshop for the fucking umps. If the ball HITS the yellow line, it can't ricochet UP. How do FOUR guys miss that?Fucking umps.

tim said...

Taxes, psft.

redsock said...

are jere and kim having an argument?

9casey said...

I think is Kim adding to the amusement of this........don't let her go to bed......

tim said...

jere making me actually lol, wow

redsock said...

worst impressions ever.

:>)

the castig sounds like an effeminate mr. rogers.

nixon33 said...

dons mariners all tied up with the rangers in the 6th

9casey said...

Jere are you actully holding your nose.............:)

tim said...

This delay is killing me heh...

tim said...

worst impressions ever.

bah-dah-bah-bah-bah...i'm lovin it!

Amy said...

Jere is clairvoyant.

No, seriously, how is HE seeing the game, if not on TV? He isn't at Oakland.

s1c said...

Lets get some more runs here boys!

Hi Amy! Naw, I been here since the 4th inning or so, was doing some work on the work computer and forgot that the clock is off so I missed the first 50 minutes. grrr

redsock said...

the trupe is funny.

tim said...

Jere is clairvoyant.

No, seriously, how is HE seeing the game, if not on TV? He isn't at Oakland.


Gonna assume the local New England NESN feed is a tad faster than the feed to the rest of the country.

But I can't turn off Jere for a meaningless delay...this is too funny.

Joe Grav said...

The Drew robbery was awful. This one wasn't nearly as bad - but I hope it doesn't come back to haunt us

redsock said...

MORE TRUPE!!!!!!!!!!!!
MORE TRUPE!!!!!!!!!!!!
MORE TRUPE!!!!!!!!!!!!
MORE TRUPE!!!!!!!!!!!!

chief said...

No, seriously, how is HE seeing the game, if not on TV? He isn't at Oakland.

Latency in the TV feed - gets to all of us at slightly different times.

tim said...

clearly RS got his wish - and its awesome!

Amy said...

This weird TV delay is making me crazy. Tell Jere not to call the plays til we see them.

No one can explain how he sees it faster than we do? Is NESN perhaps delayed on cable, and he is seeing it on broadcast? Jere, are you watching TV38?

I may go back to Remy. I don't like this time lag.

redsock said...

DICE at 88 pitches.

Amy said...

Tim, I am watching NESN in New England. Can the 90 mile difference between Longmeadow and Boston can't explain this?

Amy said...

Jere, I am listening!

Is your wife pissed off?

tim said...

Tim, I am watching NESN in New England. Can the 90 mile difference between Longmeadow and Boston can't explain this?

Hmm interesting. I dont know then, i'm watching directv and on about a second delay between jere and the picture.

s1c said...

Would like to see Daisuke throw like 10 pitches and get out of this inning.

Joe Grav said...

This is the best DiceK outing in quite a while, knock on wood

redsock said...

jere's trupe got a little bing crosby going on.

Joe Grav said...

YES!

Joe Grav said...

WHY ARE THEY TAKING HIM OUT?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tim said...

To blatantly steal Redsock's thunder...

Alright, stop.

Jeemer time.

Amy said...

Worth listening to Jere, even with the annoying lag.

s1c said...

Why is he pulling him now? One more batter tito!

redsock said...

jeemer.

yes -- do giant glass!!!

redsock said...

other bing - bob hope.

nixon33 said...

why ARE they taking him out?

Joe Grav said...

Let him finish the 7th, as long as he's continuing to cruise...geez

chief said...

It's just latency - each piece of equipment between you and the feed origin in Oakland adds a few milliseconds.

Each of us sees the same thing at a slightly different time - I'm watching on NESN in HD from Time Warner in Albany, NY - so my NESN feed should be slightly off from Amy's, and a little different from Tim's too.

Best example (given here is the delay when a TV reporter talks to a remote reporter oversees.

redsock said...

jere -- can you do don and remy?

ish said...

The A's still are down by only one.

Get that lefty-lefty matchup. Feed Cust some oki doki madness.

redsock said...

MDC warming

Amy said...

should have left Dice in

Wish I could just answer Jere!

Yeah, I tried redsox.com. So far, no luck. But I will get to at least a few games.

chief said...

Jere - can I buy your scorecard? :-)

Joe Grav said...

Pad the lead lads

ish said...

If Youk finishes this game without making an error, he'll tie the major league record of consecutive errorless games by a first baseman.

s1c said...

I want to see the Mummy!!! I also want to see a Papi hit!!

Amy said...

Can we get some extra runs?

redsock said...

so flo is what ... 0-11?

chief said...

Another Vote for Don & Remy by Jere and Kim

tim said...

bye Kim!

redsock said...

last 3 AB -- manny swings at first pitch and makes out.

...

kielty went to pawtucket.

tim said...

ditto to that Don+Remy request.


you sounded like you were rapping for a second there. and youre doin it again, awesome.

Joe Grav said...

Should we be worried about Papi yet?

I can't even imagine the media headlines tomorrow :roll eyes:

tim said...

yahoo sports for the box score

redsock said...

mlb.com has nice boxes that refresh.

Amy said...

My eyes are starting to blur. Got to go to work tomorrow. Can I make it for another inning and a half?

tim said...

box score i usually check

redsock said...

foulke up

redsock said...

bot joins mdc in duh pen.

Joe Grav said...

BUNTING IS STUPID LOLOL

s1c said...

Nice play by Mikey!!!!!

Joe Grav said...

Woohoo! one more out

tim said...

Jere is fast, but better than Orsillo and Remy so I don't really care about the delay!

chief said...

JoS on the brain:

I looked at the Yahoo! Box Score, saw "Bot 8th" and assumed that meant Pap was coming in. Turns out it's true, but it was still odd.

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