May 18, 2008

G46: Red Sox 11, Brewers 7

Brewers - 200 202 010 -  7   8  1
Red Sox - 102 321 20x - 11 15 0
A three-game sweep -- in under 25 hours!

Beckett (7-6-6-1-9, 107) allowed four home runs (Ryan Braun tagged his curveball twice), but his teammates battered a quintet of Brewers. The biggest bats:
Ortiz: 2 home runs, double, 2 runs, 4 RBI
Pedroia: 2 singles, home run, walk, 3 runs, 2 RBI
Youkilis: 2 singles, home run, 2 runs, 2 RBI
Bad news: Ellsbury was caught stealing on a fourth inning pitchout, ending his stealing streak at 24.

***

Carlos Villanueva (6.00, 71 ERA+) / Josh Beckett (4.21, 101 ERA+)

News for the week, from Benjamin:
Justin Masterson will be brought up on Tuesday, swapped with Chris Smith (who came up today). Then Masterson will return to the minors after the game, and Bartolo Colon will come up to the big league club and will pitch on Wednesday. ...

Monday:    Jon Lester /Luke Hochevar
Tuesday: Justin Masterson / Gil Meche
Wednesday: Bartolo Colon / Brett Tomko
Thursday: Daisuke Matsuzaka / Brian Bannister

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redsock said...

and with one strike to go, i get some work.

perfect timing!!!

redsock said...

201 -- yay!

Amy said...

Got him! Sweep.

heng brothers said...

Game update from the Garden, Celtics lead at the half 50-40. Pierce carrying the Celtics with 26 points.

In St. Louis, the Cardinals tie the Rays in the eighth, 4-4.

phil said...

Water.

L-girl said...

The water is dirtiest ever!

ish said...

The water is dirty, and the Skunky Beer is swept away!

redsock said...

okay -- off to do work, i'll leave it open for everybody.

also stems/chokers at 8.

L-girl said...

Three game sweep, beauteous. See y'all tomorrow for a good AL game.

ish said...

Heh. We went through this with the Bruins. Only reason it was sort of acceptable here was that L and A are in the USA's hat.

Sarah Gates said...

Wow - EI cut me off faster even than usual. I looked at the phone and thought I saw bot about to pitch, then it was the "Good Night" screen.

ish said...

Why is it that most don't like Interleague play? I've never had that question answered for me. But, here's one stipulation: Reasons other than the DH/no DH.

Amy said...

Because the teams don't compete against each other in the division or the league, they play by different rules, and I am not interested in their teams.

redsock said...

It's a money-making gimmick and it isn't really that anymore.

It has never served any purpose.

It's just wrong.

Sarah Gates said...

My dislike is because I think it skews the season standings - both because the AL tends to mop up and because the schedule is so freakin' unbalanced.

ish said...

Would you be in favor of an Interleague series or two if the seasons weren't so unbalanced? I can't stand this unbalanced season, either.

SoSock said...

Oddly, as much of a traditionalist as I am, I like the IL play - AS LONG as every team in our division plays the same IL teams so the records are affected the same.

L-girl said...

Why is it that most don't like Interleague play?

List of reasons here.

L-girl said...

Heh. We went through this with the Bruins. Only reason it was sort of acceptable here was that L and A are in the USA's hat.

Right, at least that was hockey. Basketball, good lord, has a more boring sport ever been played?

Well, golf. But no one comes around reporting golf scores like Joy Nation should care about them.

I truly mean no offense to Heng Bros, who I'm sure only means well by telling us about this other game.

Sarah Gates said...

I don't think I would, Ish. I think part of the fun of the world series is that the teams shouldn't meet otherwise, and IL takes that away. I would certainly RATHER that the schedule were more balanced. I just think that there is no good reason that we should play the skunky beer. An exhibition game or two between the teams in the same major metro area would be fine.

L-girl said...

I like the unbalanced schedule with the accent on divisional play. But that's incidental. If they got rid of it, I wouldn't care.

Interleague is an abomination.

Sarah Gates said...

Oh - I'm with you on the divisional play, Laura, I was more talking about how unbalanced the IL schedule is. It sometimes happens that one team in your division might play all under 500 teams for IL, while another plays nothing but teams that made the playoffs the year before.

L-girl said...

I never understood the argument about the WS until it happened. When the Mets and Yankees finally met in the WS - which was so amazing and great to most baseball fan in NYC (including Allan, btw) - it was not as good as it could have been, because the teams had already met in the regular season. I really resented that this long-awaited event was diminished because of a marketing gimmick.

SoSock said...

one team in your division might play all under 500 teams for IL, while another plays nothing but teams that made the playoffs the year before.
To me, this is the BIG problem with IL play, not the fact that we are playing NL teams.
And I don't know of any way to fix that without playing a lot moe IL games, which I would not like.

L-girl said...

There are many reasons to dislike IL play. All good and valid.

redsock said...

MLB says it keeps doing it because the fans want/support it.

Yet almost every poll I have seen in the last 3-4 years says fans don't like it and don't want it anymore.

...

It also leads to stupid scheduling things like 2-game road trips and odd travel patterns.

I'd rather have a radical reworking of both leagues with brand new divisions than keep doing this.

redsock said...

Don and Jerry said one good thing about it is they get to see other teams, like Milwaukee.

That might have made sense 10 years ago, but with expanded cable and the EI package, it's not valid anymore.

redsock said...

Rays - 011 010 010 - 4 11 0
Cards - 000 001 121 - 5 11 1

Back on top!

Sox 27-19 ---
Rays 25-19 1 GB

redsock said...

Anyone watching the Mets/MFY?

ish said...

Anyone watching the Mets/MFY?

Hey. I just got in, and yep. I'm watching.

redsock said...

Figured I'd fire it up at work and follow along.

redsock said...

That E the Yanks have came on a pop up halfway down the 3B line that Gonzo let fall right in front of him. Landed just on the foul side of the line.

ish said...

That E the Yanks have came on a pop up halfway down the 3B line that Gonzo let fall right in front of him. Landed just on the foul side of the line.

Also bounced up and hit him on the Yankee logo on his cap.

ish said...

As many as 104 Major League Baseball players could be subpoenaed by federal investigators in connection with the BALCO steroid distribution case after the United States attorney's office obtained positive steroid test results from 2003, according to a published report.

redsock said...

Leader of the Pack ... of Yankee Starters, Most of Whom Have Been Seriously Shitty, So Big Deal

?

ish said...

Not sure if you've seen the page yet, but here it is.

redsock said...

As many as 104 Major League Baseball players could be subpoenaed ...

We haven't had any Fat Billy news in a while.

ish said...

Re: leader of the pack:

The sub caption reads "In the finale of the Subway Series, the Yankees will look to get a split with their ace on the mound."

ish said...

Jon Miller trying to rationalize why the MFY are in the basement.

"Well, they're only 5 and a half games back... and a lot of things have happened to them this year..."

ish said...

Interestingly, I haven't heard anything bad about Girardi from Yankeeland. No calls for his job, etc. Willie Randolph on the other hand, is in hot water. Yet, the Mets are only a game and a half out of first place.

L-girl said...

"Well, they're only 5 and a half games back... and a lot of things have happened to them this year..."

Like they sucked. Let's see, what else...?

They sucked some more?

redsock said...

Sadly for the Yankees, all of the other teams have not had "a lot of things" happen to them this year.

redsock said...

Maybe they are in the cellar because Girardi took way their ice cream.

redsock said...

christ -- how many times are they going to show the cano play?

are they saying how almighty jeter must have taught him the jump and throw trick?

ish said...

Joe Morgan gives me indigestion.

Nah, it wasn't the pizza.

ish said...

Too bad I couldn't get WFAN.

ish said...

I'd like to know how many times each broadcast that ESPN...

Heh. That foul ball nailed the big microphone.

...I wonder how many times they look into the Yankees dugout vs. the other team.

ish said...

A fantastic catch by Church!!!

Morgan: That shows there are a lot of Mets fans as there are Yankees fans.


I just... I got nothin.

ish said...

LMAO.

Billy Wagner getting testy with the New York media recently...

"Why the fuck are you interviewing the closer when I didn't even play?"

9casey said...

Why didn't these 2 play a DH either yeaterday or today?

redsock said...

double no-no still in effect!

9casey said...

The Mets really know how to work a pitcher...

ish said...

Wow, you're right. I didn't even think about the fact that there hasn't been a hit in this game yet.

I wonder how far that could go!

redsock said...

these teams play each other again during the next set of interleague, so i think there will be a two stadium doubleheader on one of those days.

redsock said...

there has been a double no-hitter before. fred toney and jim vaughn in 1910 i think. no hits for anyone thru 9, then one of them lost it and the game in the 10th.

ish said...

Oh snap!

Reyes breaks up the double no-no!

redsock said...

Nope, game was in 1917.
The closest thing to a complete, double no-hitter in the majors was on May 2, 1917, when Cincinnati's Fred Toney and Chicago's Hippo Vaughn each pitched nine hitless innings. The Reds won, 1-0, in the the 10th with two hits off Vaughn, while Toney finished without allowing a hit.

I got that from here:
August 24, 1992
There were no big hits in Clearwater's 1-0 victory over Winter Haven today in the Class A Florida State League. In fact, there were no hits at all.
In what appeared to be the first professional baseball game in 40 years without a hit, Andy Carter and the Clearwater Phillies managed to beat Scott Bakkum and the Winter Haven Red Sox. The only run scored in the seventh inning on a pair of walks and a pair of sacrifice bunts. ...
Minor league records are incomplete, and it was uncertain how many times there had been a game without any hits. But there was at least one: On Aug. 20, 1952, in the New York-Penn League, Frank Echtberger of Bradford, Pa., outdueled Jim Mitchell of Batavia, N.Y., 1-0 in nine innings.

ish said...

Everybody's safe! Giambi makes a diving stop and throws terribly to second base and CI couldn't handle it. Run scores.

redsock said...

ALOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

ish said...

Alouuuuuuuuuu for two Ribs.

3-0 Mets

redsock said...

Pissing on your hands allows you to slap the Wang!

redsock said...

FUCK YEAH!!!

GO STEMS!!!

6-0

ish said...

No! What the deuce.

They're saying the ball was foul. Replays show..............hit the foul pole. That should be fair. And it should be 6-0.

SoSock said...

Lots of threading today, eh?
Trying to catch up my LL website, which got behind while Cat was in the hospital and has never recovered.
Go Mets!

ish said...

So, the Mets are being screwed out of three runs.

redsock said...

it hit the black part of the pole and then bounded into foul territory, right?

my 400K feed is a bit blurry.

ish said...

LMAO!!! One of the Mets coaches who was thrown out of the game says "NO! You get out! You get out!"

redsock said...

remember, the umpires are all out to screw the yankees (/loony mfy fans)

ish said...

it hit the black part of the pole and then bounded into foul territory, right?

my 400K feed is a bit blurry.


It hit at the bottom of the foul pole, bounced into foul territory. But the ball was clearly to the right of that white foul line.

redsock said...

the pole is in fair territory, so it's a dong. case closed.

SoSock said...

Damn, I shouldn't have ventured back here.
I really need to keep working but now I have to go check out the TV in the den

ish said...

The crew chief of the umpires went to each umpire and asked "Foul ball?"

I wonder what the answers would have said if he asked each one of them, "Home run?"

redsock said...

delgado says we'll get the runs back anyway!

ish said...

Wang: 26 pitches in the first 3 innings. 30 pitches in the 4th. So far.

ish said...

Oh boy. Ducks on the pond for Reyes who started everything this inning.

ish said...

Chocolate Rain warming.

redsock said...

chocolate rain sighting????

phil said...

Bleh

redsock said...

fuckin hacker reyes.

ish said...

Already got some reporters interviewing some fans down at that foul pole.

ish said...

Wow. Smudge spot of white baseball on the foul pole. Black smudge spot from foul pole paint on the baseball.

phil said...

There goes the no-hitter.

ish said...

Why wasn't that ball foul!??!

phil said...

And then some.

redsock said...

shemp dong.

damn

9casey said...

Quick question wht do they change the balls for Manny , since like 496 they have been doing that .what do 496, 497 , 498 and 499 what do they have to do with anything? I see cahnging the ball when he has 499.

9casey said...

Nice spellin' Case!

redsock said...

would someone try to sell dong 498?

???

ish said...

Casey, I'm not sure. You have one ball that's certified to be the #500 ball... but why mark them for the #499?

Cano gets really pissed because the ball GRAZES his arm. You're a manly man, aren't you?

redsock said...

that's gone for the Dud down the RF line, right ump?

ish said...

Schneiderballa.

phil said...

Molina hit a double? He has trouble reaching second when he's (rarely) hit it out of the park.

ish said...

Molina hit a double? He has trouble reaching second when he's (rarely) hit it out of the park.

Damon tried to bunt. :>) Good luck with that.

Jere said...

Pop out to Abreu in right field to end inning. Cut to: shot of Jeter running off field. Cut to: Mets dugout shot. Cut back to: Jeter, now arriving at dugout.

So I'm thinkin', Oh, he must be up next inning. Nope, not in the three due up. He was also shown standing there at short during the home run screw job argument, which he also had nothing to do with.

Jere said...

I hope Manny hits 500 on ESPN or Fox so we can see Jeter at home in his bathtub reacting to it!

ish said...

I had to spend all afternoon listening to guys drool all over Lebron James. The Jeter Drooling doesn't sound quite as bad. I'm listening to the Yankees radio, though. Funny thing is... They haven't been drooling.

ish said...

Sterling: "Hey, they're gonna give you the run. You gotta take advantage of it. I know it's easier from the broadcast booth, but they're giving you a run."

He makes a good point, though. Abreu's foul ball on the left field line... if it was caught, a run would score.

ish said...

Sterling: "It's the unsexiest thing to say you hit a sac fly..."

Jere said...

It's cultural drooling. They're not specifically saying anything, but camerapeople and producers around baseball have it ingrained in them to always be aware of Jesus. I mean Jeter.

Jere said...

Systematic drooling is what I meant

ish said...

Molina stood at third clapping his hands like "Yo, dudes. I gotta get back to the dugout and get my shit on. C'mon! Shit or get off the pot."

ish said...

Systematic drooling is what I meant

Oh, I agree. Jeter is porn to them.

ish said...

RELIGIOUS DONG.

Jere said...

dong. almost black seats.

phil said...

That looks deep.

Jere said...

church is in session and stuff

ish said...

I really like listening to John Sterling. All he is doing and just ripping into the Yankees. Still lamenting about how they couldn't manufacture a run last inning.

Jere said...

Just so you know, if Chucrh makes an error, and I say "Church smells bad," it's a Pet Sematary reference. Just so you know.

phil said...

Church turing'ed that ball.

ish said...

The Church supports letting the dongs outside.

ish said...

Umpire's explanation of the call: "The guy to the left of the pole caught the ball."

Apparently you don't know anything about physics, you blithering idiot!

Jere said...

Is this some kind of Gammons acid trip?

Patrick said...

I just want to say how much it warms my heart that Braun and Youk are hard slugging Jews.

Jere said...

no attempt to move, ass hole

ish said...

Sterling, about a half hour and a full inning later... "That run the Yankees didn't score, where they had a runner on third with one out... That's gonna hurt."

ish said...

Do they even have a camera in the Mets dugout?

Jere said...

ish: Did he call it a "killer diller" yet?

ish said...

ish: Did he call it a "killer diller" yet?

Not yet. But I've heard him say that before. There's always somebody who's a Yankee Killer Diller.

Jere said...

Bill Mueller: Yankee Kueller Dueller

ish said...

Yankees are 0-21 when trailing after 7 innings.

Jere said...

Bobby Higginson was one of my favorite YKs.

ish said...

Sterling: "Swing and a little chopper up the first base line, it's gonna be a base hit. Giambi gets it, throws to Wang, IN TIME!"

Jere said...

Sterling's still got it!

Jere said...

it is high, it is far, it is...low and outside

redsock said...

You can NEVER count the mighty Yankees out.

Yankees are 0-21 when trailing after 7 innings.

Oh wait. Yes, you can.

ish said...

Wright for a double.

It's funny. He and I share last names, and he looks like a cousin of mine... who's not a Wright. Wrong parent's side.

SoSock said...

Had to check back in.
Thought I caught a whiff of schadenfreude emitting from that small window in the upper left of my screen.
And it is so!

ish said...

Sterling: "I wonder why the fans boo when their player is being intentionally walked. They're probably thinking, 'Why aren't you pitching to our guy?' They must not know the game of baseball at all, because you're putting the man on to set up a double play situation. That's baseball 101 right there."

ish said...

Good hustle by Wright. Bad throw by Bob.

ish said...

And heeeeeere comes Dorf.

redsock said...

BBI are good when the other team gives them because it puts another guy on base.

And odds are he would not have got on base without the BBI, OBPs generally being below .500.

ish said...

Sterling: "...and a lot of the same people who booed the last intentional walk are booing again."

Waldman: "I wonder if these people think Ohlendorf should pitch to Delgado."

Sterling: "I don't know. I'd kind of opt for knowing the game. But everybody's different."


Hey, John... How are those intentional walks working out?

redsock said...

DBD = Dorf Being Dorf

redsock said...

Sterling is such a pompous ass.

ish said...

Before Sterling read Wang's pitching line, he said, "For those of you who keep track of that stuff."

Statistical wackos. Who needs stats in baseball anyways?

ish said...

Believe it or not, listening to him is rather entertaining. It's hilarious, how much of a dumbass he is. He's making Joe Morgan look like the Red Sox manager Joe Morgan.

ish said...

Now they're talking about strained quads, strained obliques, and strained peas.

Sterling: "It's like when you have a kid, and you feed him that... STUFF. Here, Derek. Here's some strained peas."

I love the fact that he said Derek.

redsock said...

Meet the Mets
Meet the Mets
Step right up and greet the Mets

ish said...

That ball is high, it is far, it is gone!


Who let the dongs out!!!

redsock said...

Wang looks pleased!!!

Hey Hank, anything to say????

ish said...

This is fun.

redsock said...

Got to looooooove the Dorf!

redsock said...

Dear Jon Miller:

It looks like some more things have happened to the Yankees tonight.

phil said...

Guess I should step away from the computer more often.

ish said...

Luckily that Delgado non-dong is academic, though. It'd be 13-2 rather than 11-2.

Sterling: Remember that inning where the Yankees had a runner on third with 1 out and they didn't score? Well, that means nothing now.

ish said...

Sterling: "Willie Randolph is coming out to talk to Perez. I wouldn't think he'd take him out after facing the two lefties just so someone else could face the righties.

...But he is."


I LOVE that Perez tipped his cap to the fans... at the Toilet! That's gold.

ish said...

Heh. "We Will Rock You" blaring over the Toilet's speakers. With their team losing 11-2.

redsock said...

He could be thanking the Mets fans -- since most of the Yankees fans have probably gone home by now.

ish said...

The guy who caught the Delgado non-dong dong looks a bit like a fatter version of Curt Schilling.

redsock said...

Only 3 hits for the Thongers.

ish said...

He could be thanking the Mets fans -- since most of the Yankees fans have probably gone home by now.

He definitely was. You know things are going well as a Red Sox fan, when the away pitcher at Yankee Stadium is tipping his cap to the crowd.

redsock said...

Amusing headline on the Daily News front page this morning. HGH hit a dong, I guess, but the Mets won the game.

Panty Waste

:>)

ish said...

Waldman: "When 55,000 people show up for the game and in the 9th inning, all that's remaining are rooting for the other team, that's saying something. The Yankees haven't experienced that very much."

I remember a few Red Sox games at Yankee Stadium where that's happened. :)

ish said...

But how could you not expect there to be up to half of the crowd be Mets fans when it's the Yankees and Mets playing at the Toilet? Next month Shea isn't going to be 10% Yankee fans. I'm sure that'll be close to half and half too.

I guess I was talking to Sterling and Waldman.

ish said...

But even all of this dumb blathering on Yankees radio... they're telling it like it is. They're not making it seem like the Yankees are the best team in baseball, like ESPN is.

Sterling: The Yankees are terrible this year. They are not a good ball club.

I respect that.

Jere said...

Hanky's gonna be cranky.

ish said...

Sterling: "I think the Yankees are a better ball club than Tampa Bay and Baltimore."

You keep going ahead and thinking that.

Jere said...

do a google image search for "Sterling jere" and look at pic #6

ish said...

Breaking News: Scientists have now discovered that gold thongs attract baseballs. In most cases, the baseballs can travel as fast as 95 miles per hour if the thong is pointed the right way.

ish said...

Sterling: The Yankees have had 3 hits tonight. I'm sorry, but you can't win many games if you only have 3 hits.

3 hits. My goodness."

ish said...

6 GB. :D

redsock said...

There's a dud.

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