May 1, 2008

G30: Blue Jays 3, Red Sox 0

Blue Jays - 001 010 100 - 3  9  0
Red Sox - 000 000 000 - 0 4 1
The Red Sox got four hits (two from David Ortiz) and six walks (Manny Ramirez and Kevin Cash each received two), but could not get a runner past third base. They stranded eight men.

They have scored 5 runs in their last 50 innings.

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Wakefield did alright (7-6-3-4-0, 97) -- no Toronto batters struck out tonight -- but trailing by three runs during this team-wide slump was like being down by 15.

And now ... it's a weekend battle for first place with the Rays. Boston (17-13) and Tampa Bay (16-12) are tied atop the East.

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A.J. Burnett (6.07, 69 ERA+) / Tim Wakefield (4.06, 110 ERA+)
             IP    H   R  ER  BB   K   WHIP
Burnett 29.2 37 22 20 15 19 1.75
Wakefield 31 29 16 14 17 19 1.48
We may see a lot of baserunners tonight.

349 comments:

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Joe Grav said...

is this Heineken commercial really going to be on every single NESN commercial break?

L-girl said...

Go Amy. :)

Joe Grav said...

NOOO I was 201 and not Ish. I'm thinking of deleting my comment and letting ish take it

L-girl said...

Joe Grav with the 201

ish said...

I'm continually fascinated by guys who find her in any way attractive. I just don't get it.

I'm indifferent. But if somehow you found yourself in a room with her and things could head in that direction, I'd think it'd be hard to say no.

L-girl said...

No no, it doesn't have to be Ish. We've won games with other 201ers.

ish said...

NOOO I was 201 and not Ish. I'm thinking of deleting my comment and letting ish take it

I transfer my bogus-walkoff-ability vibes to you.

Joe Grav said...

The WH Correspondents Dinner speech was gold, you could see GWB was s#itting bricks, trying to look amused

I'm not sure who I'd vote for if HRC got the nomination (I'm not a particularly big fan of Nader, either). For a while, I would have been content with either Dem nominee, but slash-and-burn politics turns me off.

Jere said...

2 run triple for Det. 6-4 Tigers

Joe Grav said...

Thank you ish.

And ugh... I just don't see it. I'm not a big fan of STDs.

Am I allowed to say that on a family blog?

Jake of All Trades said...

Wow. MLB.tv way behind on me. Crisp just made first out of 7th.

L-girl said...

Wowed by fake breasts? You can see fake tits every five minutes on TV.

Joe Grav said...

High, high, high off the wall.

Please take the Manny count-up off the monster, it's been a jinx

Amy said...

Hazel Mae holds no attraction for me.

L-girl said...

JG, this is not a family blog. Or it is, but the family is two foul-mouthed Sox fans and their dogs. Say whatever you like.

(Unless you're a wingnut, then shut up.)

Jere said...

I love Colbert, have gone to 3 or 4 tapings of the Report. Haven't watched the show much lately, but we did buy his ice cream tonight before the game!

Joe Grav said...

Just watch your local newscast, or FOX News (god help you) for 3 minutes and you can get your fill of fake breasts for the day... and some of them can even form complete sentences

ish said...

And ugh... I just don't see it. I'm not a big fan of STDs.

Theoretically, if she appeared magically in your room one night, and then would disappear afterward without any consequences, etc.

Joe Grav said...

I want to go to a taping, I put in for tickets but I don't know whatever became of my ticket application.

The ladyfriend and I are going to New York for a quick weekend trip at the end of May.

Joe Grav said...

Even then, ish, I'm just not sure.

Amy said...

Me, too, Joe. At one point I was on the fence. But the way the Clintons have run this campaign has truly sickened me.

I don't love Nader. This would obviously be a protest vote, easy for me to do here in MA since the Dems will win here anyway.

Jere said...

Ian Kennedy tonight: 4.2 IP, 4 ER. So right about the usual for the Yankee Cy Guys

L-girl said...

Many hetero men appear to find any woman with long hair and cleavage and a not-horrible face attractive. Like they have almost no standards.

And many non-hetro men appear to be the same way about the male equivalent.

I'll never understand it, but then...

Joe Grav said...

Yah, same here. I think I would vote for Gravel if he got the LP nomination. That party is a real cluster-bleep right now, so he might have a chance.

RUNS TIME.

phil said...

No consequences? Then hit her over the head with your nightstand, swipe her wallet, and buy some Red Sox tickets.

L-girl said...

The ladyfriend and I are going to New York for a quick weekend trip at the end of May.

Yay! Great time of year to go, too.

Joe Grav said...

Many hetero men appear to find any woman with long hair and cleavage and a not-horrible face attractive.

I've always thought that. Plus it's like "YO DOOD SHE IS ON NESN" which makes people overrate her even more. Almost as much as Danica Patrick (barf)

L-girl said...

Phil's got the right use for Hazel.

phil said...

jere doubleposted. You can't delete the shame, jere.

L-girl said...

I like Danica.

But not b/c she's on NESN. In fact, I've never seen her on TV, ever.

ish said...

Many hetero men appear to find any woman with long hair and cleavage and a not-horrible face attractive. Like they have almost no standards.

Interesting mental exercise: Look at any woman (or guy) you see, and decide, if they showed up magically in your room, whether you would or not. No consequences. Nobody would know.

Steam the spinach.

Joe Grav said...

We're also going for two days in mid-August, as one of her favorite musicians from across the pond (Jarvis Cocker, formerly of Pulp) is doing a show at Terminal 5.

We're still trying to figure out what else we're going to do. I want to go to the Mets game, but I don't think that will fly. Central Park is always a winner.

Jere said...

"I want to go to a taping, I put in for tickets but I don't know whatever became of my ticket application."

Weird. I never had a problem. But if you do get tix, get there early or you'll get shut out.

Joe Grav said...

I respect and appreciate what Danica is doing, especially since the other racers and the media have such a patronizing attitude toward her, but I've never gotten the "Danica-as-attractive" thing.

Joe Grav said...

GAHH NOTHING IS FALLING DOWN GAHH

ish said...

I like Danica.

But not b/c she's on NESN. In fact, I've never seen her on TV, ever.


Danica Patrick? On NESN? I'm confused.

Jere said...

two balls that looked like hits, nothing to show...

redsock said...

fucking guy is at 110 pitches -- their pen sucks balls -- TAKE A FUCKING PITCH YOOK -- JESUS SHIT.

L-girl said...

I rememer when the Red Sox used to score lots of runs. Do you remember...? Those were the days. Early and mid April, I think it was.

Joe Grav said...

Thank God. No more Burnett. Let this please haunt Tor. the way taking out that kid (Guthrie?) hurt the Orioles last mothers day.

Amy said...

When will this team-wide hitting slump be over?

At least Papi seems to be back. But this is so frustrating.

These games have been so short.

Joe Grav said...

In my day --- Back in the olden days, a simpler time before between-innings commercials and before "Jeremiah Wright" was a household name --- the Red Sox were awesome at offense

Joe Grav said...

How about a solo dong?

ish said...

I respect and appreciate what Danica is doing, especially since the other racers and the media have such a patronizing attitude toward her, but I've never gotten the "Danica-as-attractive" thing.

She reminds me of my sister. But I think there is something about her that people do like. I think she's a lot like Hillary Clinton - I don't look at her on a different level than the other racers (or candidates) because they're women.

I'd like to see her win Indy sometime. I would not like to see Clinton win anything. But that's another story.

L-girl said...

I don't know if Danica Patrick is on NESN, I was just going by Joe's post re "she's on NESN, so.. like Danica Patrick". I probably read it wrong.

JG, email me if you need any info or whatever on NYC. Before my knowledge gets too outdated.

Joe Grav said...

She does seem like a nice person. I'd like to see her win. Although there is this guy named Justin Simmons or something who went to Boston College who races in some of those, so I'd probably root for him.

1-2-3 again.

Let's play a game:

This is more frustrating than...
but less frustrating than...

9casey said...

Ya know we aren't scoring any runs when the topices are, camera angles, homework and fake tits......

L , my favorite players in the past were Lynn and Nomar.....When I played baseball or softball I even did that annoying thing with my batting gloves....

Joe Grav said...

L, I was actually thinking about emailing you about finding a cheap hotel for August.

redsock said...

lopez in

ish said...

She does seem like a nice person. I'd like to see her win. Although there is this guy named Justin Simmons or something who went to Boston College who races in some of those, so I'd probably root for him.

Hmm, interesting. I keep getting baffled whenever I hear the name Will Power.

Joe Grav said...

This more frustrating than than waiting for Nomar to step up to the plate, but less frustrating than when he would pop up the first pitch.

9casey said...

Joe Grav said...
L, I was actually thinking about emailing you about finding a cheap hotel for August


yeah she knows them all.....:)

ish said...

L , my favorite players in the past were Lynn and Nomar.....When I played baseball or softball I even did that annoying thing with my batting gloves....

I wonder if the girl with the paddle in your avatar does that annoying thing like Nomar...

phil said...

Maybe on this blog. Breasts probably have a way of winding their way into sports chat in the rest of the world, irrespective of the score.

redsock said...

bj ryan sighting -- let's light that fuckhead up in the 9th.

..

flo makes that out and buffy says "and that's one away" ... umm, buffy that's 3 away, see the team jogging off the field?

Joe Grav said...

True.

9casey said...

I read that Hughes actually has a broken Rib out til July

ish said...

A little thing that annoys me is how bad Lopez is against left-handed batters, and how good he is against righties. And yet, he's still comes in against lefties as a lefty specialist.

ish said...

I read that Hughes actually has a broken Rib out til July

Yeah, heard that on the radio. Stress fracture.

Joe Grav said...

rut. roh.

9casey said...

Aardsma , has been decent , but hasn't been trusted in any huge spots yet

ish said...

Seems like an interesting injury to crop up on a pitcher. A broken rib.

Joe Grav said...

Well, he's a lefty, so he has to pitch against lefties, just how you have to bunt/play hit and run in this situation, and you HAVE to wait for a save situation to bring in the closer.

Don't you know the rules?

redsock said...

just seeing eckstein choking up on the bat pisses me off a lot.

Joe Grav said...

and as for the Danica/NESN thing, I didn't adequately explain myself but I thought it was self evident : guys/ the media tend to over-blow the hot-ness of any female who has anything to do with sports, as if women covering/playing/being big fans of sports was any sort of novelty these days.

9casey said...

ish said...
Seems like an interesting injury to crop up on a pitcher. A broken rib.

yes it is....

ish said...

just seeing eckstein choking up on the bat pisses me off a lot.

I'd want to throw the ball so it hits the knob of the bat and goes foul.

It still bugs me when he sprints to first on a walk.

Joe Grav said...

re: Eckstein choking up: I was saying that the other day to my dad - that, and how he loops the ball when he throws - and he thought i was totally insane

ish said...

the media tend to over-blow the hot-ness of any female who has anything to do with sports, as if women covering/playing/being big fans of sports was any sort of novelty these days.

There are certainly a lot of job opportunities. Though I'm not sure, for instance, if you'll ever hear a woman doing play-by-play for baseball.

9casey said...

Joe Grav said...
and as for the Danica/NESN thing, I didn't adequately explain myself but I thought it was self evident : guys/ the media tend to over-blow the hot-ness of any female who has anything to do with sports, as if women covering/playing/being big fans of sports was any sort of novelty these days.

Erin Andrews is hot and I am glad she is in sports and not the late local news....

Joe Grav said...

re: Erin Andrews. Yes. Yes she is.

ish said...

Erin Andrews is hot and I am glad she is in sports and not the late local news....

Kathryn Tappen, too. imo.

redsock said...

coming in to pitch: toasty mcwhydontyouretirealready.

Joe Grav said...

Although maybe I'm a hypocrite, because I think Amalie Benjamin is very attractive.

9casey said...

ish said...


There are certainly a lot of job opportunities. Though I'm not sure, for instance, if you'll ever hear a woman doing play-by-play for baseball.

One woman does the NBA play by play for espn....and they also have a woman doing college football play by play

Joe Grav said...

I believe we've already had the Kathyrn Tappan discussion on this blog at some point (not that I'm complaining)

Andy said...

Don said that the Redsox are trying to keep right where it is, in reference to bringing in the shittiest relief pitcher this side of little league.

Amy said...

Timlin in. No comment.

redsock said...

no K for sox pitchers tonight.

Joe Grav said...

I think "Black Betty" is the polar opposite of "Dirty Water." Guaranteed loss.

Andy said...

I like women. I want a woman to do my daily life play by play.

ish said...

One woman does the NBA play by play for espn....and they also have a woman doing college football play by play

I thought she did color. I heard a woman doing color for an NBA game with Dan Shulman doing pbp.

redsock said...

timlin: 14 hits in 6 innings and almost 3 baserunners per inning

yay!

Joe Grav said...

Pam Ward is a horrible play-by-play announcer. I'd have to think she's set back the cause of female pbp announcers for a long time, as she is just bad.

Andy said...

Ohhh black betty bam ba timlam

ish said...

I believe we've already had the Kathyrn Tappan discussion on this blog at some point (not that I'm complaining)

True, but it had to be said.

9casey said...

Joe Grav said...
Pam Ward is a horrible play-by-play announcer. I'd have to think she's set back the cause of female pbp announcers for a long time, as she is just bad


There a lot of men just as bad....

Joe Grav said...

One of many reasons to miss Bruins Overtime Live.

Joe Grav said...

True, 9casey. I'm not saying it impacts MY opinion of female pbp annoucners, I'm saying it might influence the opinion of others, since she's quite prominent.

9casey said...

Timlin's back ..YESSSSSSSSSS

Amy said...

Three outs to get 4 or at least 3 runs...

Joe Grav said...

Timlin's not pitching any more... yessss

COMEBACK THYME

Jere said...

TYR* in progress. First two guys get out. Next guy hits one that the shortsop doesn't put his glove down for. Damon hits one about 30 feet and the catcher can't pick up the ball on the wet grass. Jeter (after Kay talks about whether or not he was "born with his clucth ability") hits a slow roller to third and beats it out.

*Typical Yankee Rally

Joe Grav said...

be manny.

L-girl said...

Lost my wireless connex for a while.

Our Buffyvision announcer was a teammate of Timlin's on the Jays. When the old has-been announcer was your teammate, it's time to retire!

Jere said...

But Abreu strands three! 6-4 Det after 6..

Joe Grav said...

But a home run would be a rally killer! [/stupidity]

Andy said...

ahhhh hit that 12 yr old his homer manuel

L-girl said...

I am sure you will see a woman doing pbp in baseball, in the not-distant future.

9casey said...

Didn't Ryan used to hit mid 90's?

Joe Grav said...

walk him. walk him.

redsock said...

good eye manny

Joe Grav said...

Well, he walked him, but Manny didn't oblige.

ish said...

I am sure you will see a woman doing pbp in baseball, in the not-distant future.

I agree. I can't say I think it will never happen. And it's not a bad idea - personality is key. She needs to make you think of Danica Patrick and Hillary Clinton and, yes, Suzyn Waldman: not make you think she's a woman. Make you think she's a pbp announcer. Or a politician. Or a race car driver.

L-girl said...

guys/ the media tend to over-blow the hot-ness of any female who has anything to do with sports, as if women covering/playing/being big fans of sports was any sort of novelty these days.

God is this ever true. Including Kathryn Tappan. Cute, but come on, just another one on TV. There's a million of them.

Damn. I haven't seen a Sox win in a while.

Amy said...

Uch, not feeling the walkoff tonight.

L-girl said...

Ish, whatever you might think of any of those women, they are those things - race car driver, politician, sportscaster. There are many men equally as good or bad, and no one questions whether they are "really" in their profession.

I know you don't mean to be sexist, but perhaps it's coming out inadvertantly.

ish said...

If they lose, they lose. You lose a third each season. But they haven't scored a run. We've been banging on about this for awhile, but another shutout - oi.

redsock said...

players you hate for no apparent reason: ryan is on my list.

Jere said...

Miggy dong. 8-4 Tigers.

Come on Coco, one hit and the tying run's up

Joe Grav said...

gah.

Jere said...

wait! not over!

Amy said...

Balk?

L-girl said...

Ugh. This game sucked.

.... Wait, we're still playing?

Joe Grav said...

from urbandictionary:
"Press Box Hot:
An interesting phenomenon that occurs when a semi-attractive female enters a sports-related setting. Instantly, her stock rises several points because of the high percentage of dudes in the press box. A similar phenomenon occurs, when one chick attends a sausage fest or sword fight.

Press box hot can turn a chick who is normally a 5 out of 10 into a 9"

Joe Grav said...

Huh? what? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA Please come back. Please!

Joe Grav said...

THis would be the greatest thing in the history of ever.

L-girl said...

Joe, nice find!

ish said...

I know you don't mean to be sexist, but perhaps it's coming out inadvertantly.

Might have turned out that way. What I mean is the fact they're women is secondary to just the type of person they are. But either way.

Weird happenings right now. Balk? Ryan has a very short pause when he sets to when the pitches. Could have been that.

Joe Grav said...

For a second, I really thought that he was just going to pop up the next pitch.

ish said...

Oh boy!

Tying run to the plate!

Jere said...

nice! now we tie it!!!!

L-girl said...

WHOO-HOO! We are still alive.

Amazing.

ish said...

players you hate for no apparent reason: ryan is on my list.

Mine too.

Joe Grav said...

BWAHAHAHAHA

COME ON LOWRIEEEEEE!

L-girl said...

Maybe Ryan will be so rattled...

Joe Grav said...

People are still standing from when they got up to leave.

ish said...

You can tell Ryan's not throwing anything inside. No monster shots.

redsock said...

i saw this happened against the sox at the toilet. gameove r- mfy came back and won

ish said...

They give Coco second base. Interesting. 2 runs on a base hit.

Joe Grav said...

This would/could be more ridiculous than mothers day 07

L-girl said...

What I mean is the fact they're women is secondary to just the type of person they are.

That should always be the case, when judging any public person.

Buffyvision is acting like they've never seen anything weird ever happen in any baseball game ever.

Jere said...

redsock--1993, right? time called, last out nullified.

Joe Grav said...

LAME

ish said...

Heh. Ryan goes into a roid rage after the third out.

L-girl said...

Oh well. All we did was get an extra out.

Joe Grav said...

LAME LAME LAME LAME

ish said...

The water almost got itself dirtied up, but - it is clean.

phil said...

Bleh.

Amy said...

Blah. At least we won two out of three against this team.

ish said...

Yep - won the series.

Joe Grav said...

See you all tomorrow.

Jere said...

9/18/93

redsock said...

(from memory)

jere -- there was a fly ball to left that should have been the 3rd out but a fan ran out on the field and time was called before the batter hit the ball. this fan ran down an aisle on the 3B side and actually ran right by me.

so the out is called back. guy gets a hit. i think the next 2 got hits and the yankees ended up with a walkoff win.

redsock said...

yep, that was the game.

i thought it was greenwell out there.

Jere said...

I remembered when it was because I had just gone to college and was on the phone with my parents, and one of my Yankee fan friends was over there watching the game with them when it all went down.

redsock said...

shit - 3 hits and a walk after what should have been the last out.

9casey said...

Wow I had gameday up and they have the game finishing on Crips popout

9casey said...

Crisps

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