May 2, 2008

G31: Red Sox 7, Rays 3

Rays    - 000 010 200 - 3  7  0
Red Sox - 001 500 01x - 7 13 1
in the bottom of the fourth, with the Red Sox ahead 1-0, Mike Lowell struck out and Kevin Youkilis lined to shortstop. Two quick outs.

Then Brandon Moss homered to deep center field. Jason Varitek singled to center, Julio Lugo walked, Jacoby Ellsbury singled to left-center, scoring Varitek, then he stole second base, Dustin Pedroia singled to center and Lugo and Ellsbury scored, David Ortiz banged an RBI single through the shift, bringing Pedroia home -- and giving Boston a 6-0 lead.

With the run the Red Sox scored in the third inning -- on a one-out double from Lugo and a two-out double from Pedroia -- Boston had scored in consecutive innings for the first time since the second and third frames on Wednesday, April 23.

Buchholz (5.1-5-1-4-6, 96) had an eventful outing, but was able to work out of trouble. He walked the first two batters in the second, but got a strikeout, a fly out and an out at the plate (Moss to Tek) on a single. In the next inning, he allowed a single and a walk, then struck out the side. His only 1-2-3 inning was the fourth. Another leadoff walk, a double and a wild pitch brought in Tampa's first run.

Javier Lopez allowed a couple of runs in the seventh, but Manny Delcarmen got the final out (albeit after putting two runners on base). Hideki Okajima pitched a perfect eighth and Jonathan Papelbon threw a perfect ninth: 7 pitches, 7 strikes.

There was a 2:27 rain delay before the start of the game. ... Tampa was attempting to go five games over .500 for the first time in club history. ... Boston collected 13 hits and five walks -- but Manny Ramirez went 0-for-5, with three strikeouts.

***

Edwin Jackson (3.86, 110 ERA+) / Clay Buchholz (4.08, 109 ERA+)

Red Sox record when scoring:
4 runs or fewer: 4-11

5 runs or more: 13-2
Here's something I would not have believed five weeks ago:

"On May 2, Kevin Cash will have a higher OPS -- by almost 150 points -- than David Ortiz."
         OBP   SLG   OPS
Cash .395 .406 .801
Ortiz .301 .355 .656
Also: Julio Lugo is outslugging Mike Lowell .313 to .244.

431 comments:

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tim said...

clearly that IBB worked.

there's no better time for a nice, big, grand deep dominican dong than right now, 12:37 am on a friday night.

Joe Grav said...

papi papi papi

Joe Grav said...

ish with 401, we're gonna win

Joe Grav said...

DAMMIT

tim said...

yo tiz, let's timlin-proof this bad boy.

I didn't think such a state existed.

ish said...

Dear Manny:

Don't try to hit a dong.

-ish

Joe Grav said...

grand slam please

grand slam

redsock said...

Manny - it's time for GS #21.

tim said...

c'mon MBM. Grand dong here, then you can have a beer with your kids when they go to college.

tim said...

ow :(

MnBM

redsock said...

damn it

redsock said...

GDGD says Bot!

tim said...

sweet. GDGD better not be a GDliar.

Sarah Gates said...

I did not expect to see Pap here.

ish said...

Bot's entrance is my favorite time of the game listening to the radio. They come in from commercial playing Shipping Up to Boston, and then Joe C says "Dropkick Murphys on, so you know it's Jonathon Papelbon Time." Then he reads a promo for the prime motor group saying "it's a prime time to bring in Papelbon and (commerical)... Prime Motor group: It's prime time, baby."

Just... Joe C saying "It's prime time, baby" is most hilarious. He sounds so awkward saying it.

tim said...

Who gives a shit whether its a save situation or not? We have our best reliever in there to quickly and cleanly end this sumbitch.

redsock said...

nice 'n quick!

tim said...

Lugo, nice.

redsock said...

2 pitches
2 outs

hahah

tim said...

wow made crawford look silly on that one.

ish said...

WATER! FILTHY, DIRTY WATER!

tim said...

dammit ish, lol.

i havent seen the end yet

tim said...

there it is.

dirty.

9casey said...

7 pitches - 7 Fastballs = Dirty Water

tim said...

OK sleep time. got a long day tomorrow.

good to be back

later all

phil said...

Water.

redsock said...

6 runs
a win
in first place -- alone

all is right!

Sarah Gates said...

Excellent! Well worth staying up for.

And now, Good Night guys, and girls, and others of varying significance. See you tomorrow. (By which I mean later today.)

9casey said...

'night nation........

redsock said...

closing down for a bit ... to drive home.

SoSock said...

Hitting the road to drag and line baseball fields.
Loved seeing that 7 pitches, 7 strikes line on my GDGD screen, which was still up, when I woke up this morning.
Bot's a monster!
MAYBE I'll be home in time for a little game action tonight.

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