May 31, 2008

G58: Red Sox 6, Orioles 3

Red Sox - 002 001 210 - 6  9  0
Orioles - 020 010 000 - 3 9 2
Manny Ramirez hit his 500th career home run -- a bomb to right-center off Chad Bradford -- in the seventh inning.

David Ortiz left the game during his ninth inning at-bat after injuring his left hand during a swing. Sean Casey finished the at-bat. In comments, ish reports: "sprained wrist. day to day. X-Rays negative."

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Jon Lester (3.55, 121 ERA+) / Garrett Olson (4.09, 102 ERA+)

Fairly Useless Info: Lugo is 4-for-8 against Olson. ... Adam Jones is 4-for-5 against Lester. ... In the last six games, Red Sox pitchers have a 2.47 ERA, with opponents hitting .229/.279/.318. ... The Red Sox are 20-2 in games where they lead after four innings.
6 PM: White Sox at Rays
7 PM: Yankees at Twins
Tampa Bay's magic number for clinching the East is 106.

417 comments:

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L-girl said...

201 = me :)

hooray for jere too

nixon33 said...

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Patrick said...

Congrats Bradford.

redsock said...

i hope jere got pictures!

Joe Grav said...

That was a smash. Show it again please

Classy touch by Balt PA

Patrick said...

I hope that means MBM is about to go on a tear.

nixon33 said...

holy shit, jere is there!

phil said...

Aww man, I get up to dice tofu and he hits #500.

Fucking tofu.

tim said...

MANNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Patrick said...

Ellsbury's twin C Gomez singles in a run. 6-4 Yanks.

redsock said...

The Bad Man should get a nice ovation on Tuesday!

phil said...

Surviving Grady called it.

Can that site's collective ego withstand a further swagger?

L-girl said...

fucking tofu. that oughta be a nickname.

redsock said...

SG: still can be funny, but its schtick has run a bit dry for me after 3+ years.

Patrick said...

If I got that home run I would be such a douche trying to get season tickets or as much as I could.

Joe Grav said...

same here. and it doesn't really ever try to do anything aside from its schtick. there have been like maybe 3 posts all year reacting to games.

Patrick said...

I haven't enjoyed a SG post for awhile. Sometimes they get be bent over with laughter though.

Joe Grav said...

Meanwhile, ahhhdsma!

L-girl said...

I don't like that site and never understand it's popularity.

But what's new. Story of my life.

If I got that ball, I wouldn't give it up for anything. There would be nothing they could offer me.

redsock said...

i've wanted for awhile to collect all the references red makes to his genitals. there is one in every post. every time. actually amusing at this point. i assume he has to know he does it and now it is a tradition.

...

i catch that ball -- i demand a ring!

Patrick said...

Wholy Crap! Way to go AArdvark!

Joe Grav said...

I'd take season tickets

Joe Grav said...

and something signed by Manny in person

L-girl said...

that was the first reason i didn't like it. what's with all the sweaty balls talk? can't this guy think of anything besides sweaty testicles?

but even when i got past that, it was still just shtick.

nixon33 said...

ahhdsmeR

redsock said...

How about one AB as a pinch-hitter?

Patrick said...

A ring or season tickets aren't at all unreasonable consider how much you could make putting that ball on Ebay.

redsock said...

onions
twigs and berries
etc.

L-girl said...

I'd take the ball signed by Manny in person, a kiss, and then I get to keep the ball.

Season tix at Fenway wouldn't do me much good.

L-girl said...

And I would never sell it, either!

L-girl said...

That's not true. I might sell it one day. But I wouldn't trade it for no tickets or a bat.

Patrick said...

Twins threatening. 6-5

redsock said...

didn't manny say he was going to put HR 400 on ebay? he said he thought he could bring in at least $40. !!!

Joe Grav said...

How about one AB as a pinch-hitter?

Oh man... That reminds me of a quote from "Fever Pitch" (the book about soccer, not the movie) - something like "Sometimes I think that if I could get the chance to just score one goal into the North Bank and hear the roar of the crowd, I could put all childish things behind."

L-girl said...

OK, I leave in 15 minutes. Score prediction for when I get home?

I'm saying 6-3 Sox.

redsock said...

i don't mean to rag on those guys, because they've been great to me and jos. and i bought their book. but they do come close to self-parody at times.

phil said...

Could Manny's pitch have been a bigger meatball?

Joe Grav said...

Season tix at Fenway wouldn't do me much good.

That would be the ultimate dream for me. Well aside from cracking a homer over the monster in one pinch hit appearance.

redsock said...

MFY 6, Twins 5 (end 6)

Joe Grav said...

UGH

phil said...

Mine would be bouncing a home run off Damon's head into the right field stands. Maybe the Monster too, but the physics on that might be a a little trickier.

L-girl said...

i don't mean to rag on those guys, because they've been great to me and jos. and i bought their book.

i often want to rag on blogs and then remember... i should not. :)

no score predicts?

Patrick said...

TEK IS ON FIRE!

Joe Grav said...

15-3 sox

phil said...

A run's a run, I guess.

Patrick said...

Lugo gets one in, in true Lugo fashion.

L-girl said...

alright! sounds good, joe. it's already the score i predicted.

L-girl said...

did tek get a 3rd hit? i was away from the headphones.

redsock said...

Orioles 9-6.

phil said...

Griffey hit #599 today. I guess it's good Manny got his milestone HR before the next.

L-girl said...

Orioles 9-6.

oh fuck you! :)

phil said...

That was Coco doing it in Lugo fashion.

I'm surprised by how often Lugo's been walking these few weeks.

Patrick said...

my bad that was crisp

Joe Grav said...

mannehh

L-girl said...

the radio guys say manny's been talking up a storm and singing on the plane. entertaining duets with whoever will go for it.

Joe Grav said...

is that a "Let's go Celtics" chant?

Better than Yankees Suck

L-girl said...

lugo untied millar's shoe?

Joe Grav said...

I love Millar. If the Sox offered him the bench coach spot, he would def. take it.

L-girl said...

as long as he's only the bench...

ish said...

Evening, everyone. Had the radio on and the game on the little TV in the living room when Manny came up. Then, as I was switching the game to the big TV, which takes ohhhh 3 seconds. Manny hit it.

Joe Grav said...

Millar showing up to pump up the sox during the ALCS last year had to be unprecedented for someone on another team

L-girl said...

see you all later - only 9 runs to go

nixon33 said...

CHOCOLATE RAIN JUST GAVE UP A GAME-TYING HR!

Patrick said...

I like this scoring in more than one inning this we are doing tonight. It's pretty ok.

ish said...

The problem with Millar is that if something happened with the manager, guess who'd be managing the Boston Red Sox? Yep. Kevin Millar.

Patrick said...

YEEESSS! GO TWINS!

Joe Grav said...

oh crap.

assistant bench coach

phil said...

Just sack Wally and make Millar the mascot.

Joe Grav said...

There we go. He wouldn't even need a suit.

Joe Grav said...

K

phil said...

10 pitches. Bring him back for the 9th?

phil said...

Pittsburgh is up 14-2. How does something like that happen?

Joe Grav said...

It's baseball

Joe Grav said...

more runs pls

Patrick said...

Maybe for Oki. Everyones pitched between today and yesterday.

Joe Grav said...

yes

ish said...

Pittsburgh is up 14-2. How does something like that happen?

Too bad that wasn't hockey.

andy said...

Happiness. "Everything rises and shines with Ortiz and Ramirez"
Jim Palmer

Joe Grav said...

jeez, how big of a swing was it?

Joe Grav said...

eek yea that does look a bit painful

Joe Grav said...

crap

ish said...

Oh cock.

phil said...

Injury delay?

Joe Grav said...

My boy Craig Breslow is pitching for MIN!

phil said...

What happened to Papi?

Joe Grav said...

Ha he'll end up walking.

Shoulda put Bailey up there.

Patrick said...

Must be weird to come in with a full count.

Joe Grav said...

casey's gonna jack one, actually

phil said...

GDGD isn't sure how to handle it and thinks Casey's already hit Papi's homerun this game.

ish said...

Almost drilled it.

Joe Grav said...

MANNY MANNY MANNY

Joe Grav said...

Does that count as a flyout for Casey or Ortiz?

ish said...

GDGD isn't sure how to handle it and thinks Casey's already hit Papi's homerun this game.

Injuries just screw up everything, don't they?

ish said...

Does that count as a flyout for Casey or Ortiz?

I'm pretty sure it's for Ortiz.

Joe Grav said...

What if Casey hit a dong?

ish said...

Drew's got a batting helmet in the dugout.

ish said...

What if Casey hit a dong?

Should still be Ortiz's dong.

Grant Salzano said...

It never ceases to amaze me just how many Red Sox fans are in Baltimore.

Joe Grav said...

hmm , you're the 2nd person to tell me that, ish. I don't think that's true, but I don't really have anything to base it on. Other than that it seems weird.

Grant Salzano said...

What if Casey hit a dong?

Should still be Ortiz's dong.


I'm just not even gonna touch this one.

Joe Grav said...

You're not going to touch the dong?

Grant Salzano said...

Can you imagine if Manny had to be taken out mid-count and Casey came in and hit Manny's 500th?

ish said...

Manny said he'd come on the radio after he hit #500. That'll be an interesting interview.

Joe Grav said...

bad call

Grant Salzano said...

You're not going to touch the dong?

At least not tonight.

ish said...

Can you imagine if Manny had to be taken out mid-count and Casey came in and hit Manny's 500th?

What do you think would be crazier? Someone else hitting Manny's 500th dong for him? Or Manny hitting an inside-the-park home run for #500?

redsock said...

if casey hits it, it's gotta be his.

Joe Grav said...

GO TWINKIES

Joe Grav said...

ITPHR for a milestone would be AWESOME.

Joe Grav said...

Quick, someone scan the MLB rulebook

redsock said...

Before the game, Manny was joking and saying #500 would be ITP.

ish said...

if casey hits it, it's gotta be his.

Is that speculation? Or are you saying that's the way it is? How can you come in for an injured batter and strike out, have the K be charged to the injured guy, but not have a hit or dong credited to the injured guy?

ish said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaardsma en route to a win tonight.

phil said...

Must be a save situation.

Joe Grav said...

Googling "substitution during an at-bat" = not helpful

Joe Grav said...

Time for a vintage Papelbonian save.

Joe Grav said...

1

Joe Grav said...

aww, there goes the 9 pitch 3 K plan

Joe Grav said...

ahhhhhhhh diddly poo

phil said...

Milkdud singles with no outs.

Joe Grav said...

come on pap

Patrick said...

Who do they have pitching, Phil? Nathan?

Joe Grav said...

NECBL alum Joe Nathan*

Joe Grav said...

ut oh

redsock said...

dp pls

Patrick said...

Yikes

Joe Grav said...

WTF pap come on

phil said...

Rule 10.15(b): "When a batter leaves the game with two strikes against him, and the substitute batter completes a strikeout, the official scorer shall charge the strikeout and the time at bat to the first batter. If the substitute batter completes the turn at bat in any other manner, including a base on balls, the official scorer shall score the action as having been that of the substitute batter."

redsock said...

the bot has a wire loose or something.

Joe Grav said...

They find new and creative ways to win ballgames.

ish said...

DIRTY WATER, brought to you by John Farrell.

phil said...

Damon hit a DP.

Sarah Gates said...

I see you guys have been keeping things in line without me. Well done!

(More stunningly average dance has been standing between me and baseball the past few days. You know how crazy that makes me.)

Joe Grav said...

wow. that was sudden. hahaha

redsock said...

that water is absolutely filthy!

Patrick said...

I love that dirty water!

phil said...

Water indeed.

MFYs still tied, heading into the bottom of the 9th. (Yeah, it was Nathan pitching.)

Patrick said...

Ima stick around so we can hopefully revel in the yankees loss together...

L-girl said...

Got home just in time to see the game-ending dp. How scary was that final frame? Can anyone recap for me?

Joe Grav said...

Inning went: K, little dribbler single up the middle, BB, at-mound conference, LIDP

L-girl said...

Oh Sarah, you missed Manny's 500?! Because of bad dance?

Joe Grav said...

I got hockey on, keep me updated re: MFY/Minnesota game

L-girl said...

the bot has a wire loose or something.

I was afraid of that.

L-girl said...

Thanks Joe. OK, no big deal. We never like to see Bot walk anyone, but it's gonna happen sometimes.

DIRTY WATER!!!

See, we CAN win on the road!!

Joe Grav said...

He has over a 5:1 K:BB ratio LOL. Something like 43 BB in his career.

redsock said...

not scary at all. seriously.

phil said...

The only scariness was with Papi's maybe-injury, not Paps.

phil said...

The Mop gets two quick outs.

ish said...

Joe, it's getting late for the Pens.

Joe Grav said...

Yes it is. Zetterberg was beastly on that PK.

phil said...

And they go to extras.

Joe Grav said...

top 10th in M I N N E S O T A

redsock said...

extras in minny.

Patrick said...

Going into extras at the metrodome

Joe Grav said...

Anyone know anything about Papi?

Joe Grav said...

Ish, Detroit is so good at collapsing around the net and keeping the pens from getting rebounds

ish said...

Ish, Detroit is so good at collapsing around the net and keeping the pens from getting rebounds

Lots of action behind Detroit's net right now, but you're right. All the Pens can do is cycle it to the sides of the net and behind.

Joe Grav said...

As long as that's happenin', they won't be scorin'. Not against Osgood.

Grant Salzano said...

M-I-N-N-E-S-O-T-A!!!

MINNESOTA!

MINNESOTA!


Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, TWINKIES!

Joe Grav said...

Only two games going on at the moment
TOR 1 LAA 1 in the 7th

Patrick said...

A-Rod got caught trying to steal third.

I bet he feels real smart right now.

phil said...

A-Rod caught stealing third.

Joe Grav said...

detroit to win

Patrick said...

Goadjilla popped out to third. going to the bottom of the 10th 6-6

Patrick said...

was the the final final game for hockey?

ish said...

Bugger. Looks like the Penguins are basically cooked. Oh well. It was no question the Wings were the best team all season, though. In the entire league.

ish said...

was the the final final game for hockey?

Detroit 2
Pittsburgh 1

Joe Grav said...

I'd really like to see the Pens at least take them 6, but I don't see Detroit losing at home.

L-girl said...

Most Cdn hockey fans wanted Pitt b/c of Crosby. But now I learned that Newfoundland has a native son on the Red Wings.

ish said...

TRIPLE for Mike Lamb!

redsock said...

A-Rod caught stealing third.

Who does he think he is, Ellsbury?

Sarah Gates said...

Yup, Laura, totally missed Manny's 500 because of bad dance. I don't really know why May is bad dance month, but it sure is.

There was one decent peice actually. And one that had a good premise, but lousy execution.

I do have this adorable development to share though...

redsock said...

HGH with some words of advice!

L-girl said...

Just watched Manny's 500th on Redsox.com. Twice. Now... three times.

Sweet.

L-girl said...

A bunny??? You got a bunny?? How sweet! And an adorable little gray one too! Where is it going to live?

redsock said...

shit - gomez hacking at pitchouts.

redsock said...

rally bunny!

Patrick said...

NO GOMEZ!

going to 11 at the land of moose.

L-girl said...

Sarah, here's a weird coincidence: bassoonist, staying with the dogs? She has a bunny! What are the odds?

She's going to put the cage in a spare bedroom here. I'm a little nervous that Tala will... put it this way, Tala has a strong prey drive. She goes after birds, squirrels and such.

ish said...

Red Sox fan from Manhattan caught the ball, presented it to Manny, who will sell the ball and donate the proceeds to charity.

L-girl said...

rally bunny!

did you look? it's totally adorable.

Joe Grav said...

Come on Rincon.

L-girl said...

good night all! enjoy.

Joe Grav said...

I love bunnies. My favorite animal

Joe Grav said...

still 6-6 going into bot11

ish said...

Papi: sprained wrist. day to day. X-Rays negative.

Patrick said...

Yanks go down in order. Twins have another chance to walk off.

redsock said...

1st and 2nd, no outs, for the Twins against the 'dorf.

Joe Grav said...

Go Twinkys go

redsock said...

come on morneau, make canada proud!

redsock said...

F8 - no tag.

Joe Grav said...

come on cuddyer, make america proud

redsock said...

K-uddyer

redsock said...

kubel -- your moment to shine!

redsock said...

just hit a single, for fuck's sake!

redsock said...

hate the dorf!

Patrick said...

Twelve innings.

redsock said...

pop to damon along the LF line ... 12th inning ...

Amy said...

Wow, I missed it....So mad.

Chad Bradford has sure been our friend these last two games.

Patrick said...

Jays Angels game stuck at 2 in the top of the 9th.

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