May 20, 2008

G48: Red Sox 2, Royals 1

Royals  - 000 000 100 - 1  5  0
Red Sox - 020 000 00x - 2 5 0
Masterson was superb yet again: 6.1-3-1-3-5, 91. ... Francona on post-game: Masterson promoted to Pawtucket!!

He allowed a two-out double in the first, a two-out HBP in the second, walks in the third and fourth that were quickly erased, a two-out double in the sixth -- but pitched out of trouble each time. (A leadoff walk in the seventh eventually scored.)

The Red Sox made their second inning rally -- Kevin Youkilis one-out single, J.D. Drew single, Jason Varitek BB, Julio Lugo sacrifice fly, Coco Crisp RBI double -- stand up.

Hideki Okajima had some trouble in the 8th: leadoff double, one-out walk, two-out walk. Jonathan Papelbon came on with the bases loaded and two outs -- and struck out Billy Butler. He then pitched a perfect 9th, a 3-1 grounder and two strikeouts.

***

A first inning throwing error by Derek Jeter allowed the Orioles to keep batting -- and they scored seven runs -- en route to a 12-2 victory over the Yankees. ... NYY = 7.5 GB.

***

Gil Meche (5.98, 71 ERA)+ / Justin Masterson (1.50, 286 ERA+)

Masterson's only other major league appearance was against the Angels at Fenway on April 24, 2008. Boston lost the game, but he put up an impressive 6-2-1-4-4, 95 line.

Tampa held off the A's in 13 innings last night to remain 1 GB. They play again at 10, while the last-place Yankees (6.5 GB) host the Orioles at 7.

265 comments:

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Jere said...

where's ish?

Jere said...

TWO OUT

phil said...

2.

Joe Grav said...

DOS.

and 201 for jere

Jere said...

it wasn't random that I asked about ish at that moment....

Amy said...

What the hell was that, Phil? Dance instructions??

Joe Grav said...

FINISH HIM

Amy said...

Pap rules!

phil said...

Water.

Joe Grav said...

DIRTY WAAAAAAATAH

hopefully the other local team can make it dirty water x2

YEEHAW

Patrick said...

My water is suddenly dirty...

Jere said...

your move, devil rays

Sarah Gates said...

Way to go Bot!

phil said...

Amy: Contra code (aka Konami code).

Patrick said...

Is there a free way I can listen to the C's on the computer?

phil said...

Ish is probably thumbing through the phone book to find a tv repairman to reset his settings.

nick said...

Seattle seemed to have made a good effort on that. down 11-1 they pull up with 7 in the bottom 3 innings--4 of those runs in the 9th.

Not enough, though.

ish said...

The water is dirty! First time Justin Masterson's gotten dirty in his major league career!

redsock said...

WA

TER

ish said...

I've been out in the living room utilizing the two TVs. Celtics game on tonight as well. I love setting up two TVs.

I just wish I had a laptop to bring out there.

phil said...

KCR - 000 000 100
BOS - 020 000 00X

BAL - 720 100 020
MFY - 000 002 00

NYM - 100 000 000
ATL - 101 110 20X

NYM - 000 0
ATL - 103 0

Jere said...

why is phil so concerned with the Mets? Phil, why are you so concerned with the Mets?

phil said...

Because they impact tomorrow's schadenfreude backpages.

ish said...

Is there a free way I can listen to the C's on the computer?

Hmm. No idea. I was wondering what their rules were that sort of thing.

How about radio? They're on 104.9 on the FM dial, Patrick.

Jere said...

I guarantee Yanks get top billing, nothing to worry about there.

phil said...

Duncan's ugly and shitty. How can you compete against that?

Patrick said...

Ya, I can listen to them on the radio, but I'd have to get off the comptuer....

I suppose that could be a good thing.

Jere said...

Were any of you B-ball watchers watching that game when they were talki' Lester? And they showed the announcers in the crowd behind Henry/Werner, totally rooting for the no-no. That Mike Breen is anti-Yankee, as is Van Gundy apparently/

ish said...

Ya, I can listen to them on the radio, but I'd have to get off the comptuer....

Heh, yeah. Oh, the tradeoff.

Radio pbp man, to color guy for Celtics: "Come on. It's the Eastern Conference Finals. Focus."

ish said...

Were any of you B-ball watchers watching that game when they were talki' Lester? And they showed the announcers in the crowd behind Henry/Werner, totally rooting for the no-no. That Mike Breen is anti-Yankee, as is Van Gundy apparently/

Yep, I saw that. I also loved watching Lenny Clarke in the booth with Don and Jerry. Gold.

Jere said...

Duncan represents all that is soulless and evil (and hideously ugly) in this world. He's a perfect fit for the pinstripes. They're really mastering making that robot.

Amy said...

Definitely not in my universe, Phil! I stopped playing video games after Ms. PacMan, which I was totally addicted to. Haven't touched one in probably 20 years now. THey just got way too sophisticated for me.

phil said...

BAL - 720 100 020 |12 12 1
MFY - 000 002 000 | 2 7 2

phil said...

Contra was released in the U.S. in 1988, twenty years ago.

ish said...

I'm all for old-school video games. Super Mario Brothers, Sonic, etc. Tetris, Kirby's Adventure, Zelda...

Jere said...

Amy--the old games rule and there's still plenty of appreciation for them. Many Pizza Huts have a Ms. Pac-Man. I was in a band a few years back, and we named ourselves The Pac-Men. (We like Ms. way better but we were all dudes so we figured "Ms. Pac-Men" might cause confusion.)

phil said...

NBA.com suggests you can register for live audio, but it wants a non-mac plugin.

Jere said...

ish--that's middle school:) or at least not the oldest possible of schools....

Amy said...

There you go, 20 years ago. Around the time I was too busy with little kids and working to get tenure to have time to keep up with video games. When I next had a chance, things were SO different that I was lost.

I still love to play Ms Pacman when I can find an old machine.

ish said...

Pacman was before my time a little bit, but not enough for me to not like it. I'd play it, but I couldn't get addicted to it very much.

nick said...

funny thing is I'm not a really a game player either (I totally rocked at tetris for my 8088 with the 16 color EGA), but being partly in the computer-geeky sphere I've been acquainted with that code.

I'm impressed with the nonchalant way in which phil laid it down. perfect timing (in as much as we're dealing with isolated text-posts).

Jere said...

I've been getting into Double Dribble again on one of those video game sites. Not the same using the keyboard but still fun to make those shots from half court WAY too often.

ish said...

ish--that's middle school:) or at least not the oldest possible of schools....

That's true. But you get a 7 year old kid today to play Super Mario Brothers, and he'd probably call you a geek.

Amy said...

I still like Tetris. But I find myself dreaming of falling shapes after I play.

OK, I am off to figure out how to protect my kitties. Have a good night, everyone.

phil said...

Java Ms. Pacman.

Jere said...

Tetris dreams! Happens to everybody...

Joe Grav said...

ms. pacman on sega genesis was my favorite game as a tyke

Jere said...

That is an EXTREMELY slow Ms. Pac

unless it's just my laptop

ish said...

I'm trying out some more of this TV repairing thing. Very interesting, but still confusing. I think I'll get it, though.

phil said...

Nothing left to watch now but the Celtics and TB games.

9casey said...

Anyone see the replay of the last pitch ,Oliveoil snared at Bot after the fist pump.....

phil said...

I think it's your laptop; it's full speed on mine.

It's apparently a full MAME emulation, so more processor intensive than a native port.

ish said...

Anyone see the replay of the last pitch ,Oliveoil snared at Bot after the fist pump.....

Yeah, I think a slight fist pump is good, but I'm not a fan of Bot's jerking-off fist pump thing, but he escaped a bases loaded situation with a 1 run lead.

9casey said...

ish said...


Yeah, I think a slight fist pump is good, but I'm not a fan of Bot's jerking-off fist pump thing, but he escaped a bases loaded situation with a 1 run lead.


I agree, it's not a big deal to me , but it would be nice to Bot act like he has been there before, which he has.Pedro still has the best ....strike him out and look in and walk off slowly.


There is something still to be said of quiet confidence.

ish said...

strike him out and look in and walk off slowly.

Some of my favorite Pedro moments. He walks to the dugout, looks toward the plate, then looks forward again.

phil said...

Yeah, the Ellsbury slide-into-home-and-wander-off-with-a-silly-grin approach is preferable.

Jere said...

Okay I tried that Ms. Pac-Man again and now it's more normal, but still the equivalent of the "slow" machine, meaning no speed-up chip.

phil said...

Hinske doubleplay erases a couple baserunners. Looks like he's returned to earth.

ish said...

Celtics radio guys are more interested in the Yankees losing than we are.

phil said...

You can always download MAME. Googling would probably get you a rom file you can fiddle with.

Joe Grav said...

love it. 7.5?

phil said...

It's good to get Masterson his first win. His squandered April performance was a shame.

9casey said...

Good stuff from 38:
About a year ago Dustin Pedroia, soon to be rookie of the year, saves Clay Bucholz’s no-hitter with an incredible play. Yesterday Jacoby does the same for Jon Lester. That group of 4 players is like the Mount Rushmore of why the Red Sox have put themselves in a position to win, a lot, over the next decade. All of that done with the “rock” behind the plate that is Jason Varitek.

It’s no coincidence that he’s now caught a record 4 no-hitters, trust me. I would BET, BIG MONEY, that I’d have been the 4th if I hadn’t shaken him off…..

phil said...

TBR - 000 00
OAK - 000 01

phil said...

Unfortunately:

TBR - 000 000 030
OAK - 000 010 001

I stayed up to watch it on GDGD, too. Thomas's solo shot in the 9th wasn't enough to unshit the bed soiled in the 8th.

So Tampa Bay's still 1 GB.

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