August 2, 2008

G111: Red Sox 12, Athletics 2

Athletics - 200 000 000 -  2  7  1
Red Sox - 504 010 02x - 12 14 0
1st inning: Pedroia single, Youkilis home run, Ortiz single, Lowell single, Bay home run. 5 batters, 5 hits, 5 runs.

It was a nine-batter, 46-pitch first inning for Eveland. He got the side in order in the second and faced four batters in the third: Lowell double, Bay walk, Drew walk, Lowrie 3-RBI double. Lenny DiNardo came on and pitched the final six innings: 6-6-3-3-2, 89, facing one less batter than Lester.

Lester (7-7-2-1-5, 100) had a first inning hiccup, when Sweeney began the game with a single, Brown bopped a hanging curve for a one-out dong, and Thomas and Ellis followed with singles. After a visit from Farrell, Lester got a double play to end the inning.

And the A's did not get another runner past first base all evening.

Youkilis hit a second home run, a 2-run shot in the eighth, his 20th of the season. All of the starters got at least one hit -- and the entire bench saw some game time.

The standings remain the same as Tampa Bay beat Detroit 9-3 and New York beat Los Angeles 8-2.

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Dana Eveland (3.88, 101 ERA+) / Jon Lester (3.17, 139 ERA+)

But first: Angels/Yankees at 3:45 PM and Tigers/Rays at 6 PM

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L-girl said...

Wolf. Ever see them eat on a nature show?

L-girl said...

I remember when gas costs 17 cents a gallon. Seven loafs of bread was a dollar.

Three movies for a nickel, and they gave you a stage show, too!

My father used to say that. Now that I think of it, can you imagine what this "stage show" was? At your local cinema in Brooklyn?? Yikes.

Patrick said...

Ish must be napping. Didn't even get 202

efd said...

I am absolutely **astounded** that some baseball fans/people care about a player's hair!

You should be glad you didn't see the Fox pre-game today... it was just about all they talked about in their "Manny segment."

Re Sterling, I can see that point; the reason I had that thought is that to me his partner sounds so marginalized. J had always thought it was normal for partners to trade off doing the PBP every 2-3 innings, but Sterling does the whoooooooole thing.

redsock said...

I'm anxiously awaiting Remy to start bashing JoS!

s1c said...

I just meant that he works with a partner and I think would prefer it that way

Exaactly. One of the ways that I think baseball pbp is different (why Scully is so good is that he comes across as sitting beside you on the couch just talking about the game, its just you and a friend). The other sports the "color" guy is asked questions about the 3-4 defense, how the zone works for a team or other breaking down of a sequence type of thing.

In baseball, a majority of the listeners already know the hit and run, sac fly and other trivia so that rpartee between the announcers is needed to keep you listening. I think that is Dales biggest problem, he just hasn't got that part down yet.

A few more runs guys.

Patrick said...

Detroit is failing the cause. 6-2 TB

efd said...

LOL, Redsock!

redsock said...

That would make my year!

SoSock said...

Lowell looks cool with his salt and pepper look. It's like he's flaunting his age, I like it.

I hate it when I'm stuck with GDGD.
I love it most when the game's on the tube and Cat lets me borrow the laptop. Sitting in the recliner watching dongs with that warm feeling right ......uh, never mind.

Patrick said...

Ahh yes. Eveland should've eaten an apple today.

s1c said...

Ok is it just me or does Bay look like Lowries older brother at the plate.

L-girl said...

I'm anxiously awaiting Remy to start bashing JoS!

That would be too cool!

Ever since Howard Kurtz dissed me in the WaPo, it's been all downhill for me.

L-girl said...

Bay looks like Olerud, too.

s1c said...

Oops theres Heidi showing off her fake cleavage.

Patrick said...

Heidi?>!?! <3!!!

Joe Grav said...


Ever since Howard Kurtz dissed me in the WaPo, it's been all downhill for me.


Do tell me about this.

L-girl said...

And now Dale is saying Bay looks like he could be On Fire's brother!

Jason Bay, man of mystery.

s1c said...

Bay looks like Olerud

Hey, you're right btw the only player that I think Francona totally mismanaged. Why he was on the bench 89% of the time in 2005 is still hard for me to understand.

L-girl said...

Joe, I don't know, it was a long time ago. He quoted me in a column (online) in a really snide way. Something like "the name of the blog tells you where this person is coming from". It was great.

Patrick said...

I have a feeling we won't be leaving a lot of men on base this game.

Or at least this inning.

Joe Grav said...

Ever since I saw Heidi in person yesterday, it's been all downhill for me

SoSock said...

Ok is it just me or does Bay look like Lowries older brother at the plate.
The first thing I thought when I saw the picture of him swinging on RedSox.com this AM was, damn, he looks awful young. Older than Jed-I, yes, but still young.
Then again, there's that edge of senility thing and all.

Patrick said...

well there it is.

s1c said...

jedi!!! with the bases clearing double!!!

ish said...

USE THE FORCE, LUKE!

redsock said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHH YEAH!!!!!!

Patrick said...

Ever since I saw Heidi in person yesterday, it's been all downhill for me

I bet she is someones niece.

L-girl said...

Mind Trick!!!

God it's good to score runs again!!!!

ish said...

I'm so glad Lowrie has come into his own here with the Red Sox. Julio WHO?

efd said...

Yeah!! I'm glad Lowell didn't have to deal with a play at the plate, his running/slide didn't look good.

And Eveland is leavin'.

s1c said...

Oh yeah, lets get on a roll boys!!!

andy said...

Wholio?

Joe Grav said...

LOWRIE!

Lord Lynch said...

Thanks for coming mate. You've been an absolute star.

Time for the next stiff.

nixon33 said...

Olerud! canadian, no?

ish said...

Hmm, is that what it is , I always that it was woof....

I thought about that after I said that. I think you're right, Casey.

Patrick said...

Are you suggesting Canadians all look alike?

s1c said...

NESN and the LL tournament. Will be going out to the bristol complex next week for work. Should be fun!!

redsock said...

When I did both baseball and politics here, Andrew Sullivan linked to some post (probably 9/11 related) and referred to JoS as (more or less) "one-stop shopping for Red Sox news and wacky conspiracy theories"!

efd said...

holy crap, even Tek getting in on the action!

s1c said...

Olerud is a Washingtonian. Spokane I think. Though he did play for the Jays.

SoSock said...

Young Jed-I does it again. And 4 runs scored by Bay already in his first game and a half

s1c said...

Frag ocoC was robbed.

nixon33 said...

he also played for the RIP Expos , yah?

redsock said...

The distraction-free Red Sox are relaxed and bashing tonight!

redsock said...

Eveland: 2-8-9-2-2, 68

:>)

s1c said...

No expos for Ole. Jays, Mets, Mariners, MFY's and Sox.

Joe Grav said...

When Tek is getting RBI doubles you know it's a good day...

Patrick said...

Sounds pretty sweet that Griffey even wrote an apology letter to the Reds.

ish said...

Ever since I saw Heidi in person yesterday, it's been all downhill for me

So, good thing I take it?

Heidi, the blue NESN cap, just doesn't look right on you. What's with that?

Joe Grav said...

referred to JoS as (more or less) "one-stop shopping for Red Sox news and wacky conspiracy theories"!

I saw that, re-reading the archive.

Patrick said...

I have a feeling that no one at JoS is going to the Kanye West concert.

Joe Grav said...

Yes, a good thing.

ish said...

Don and Jerry talking about Manny again...

Lord Lynch said...

9-2.

Enough for me to retire to my bed for the evening.

I may be around tomorrow, but wish all of JoS world a jolly good evening.

ish said...

Sounds like it was a brief thing though.

redsock said...

I tried finding the Sullivan mention, but nothing came up.

?

L-girl said...

Who's Cdn besides Bay?

(About 30 million ppl, but you know that I mean.)

That was an awesome plug from Sullivan!

Eric Alterman used your research in a book, too. (Alterman...? Can't look it up now.)

Patrick said...

O'brien suggesting that Lester could eventually be our ace.

A thought that never crossed my mind. I thought Dice and Buchholz might get there, but Dave has a point.

Joe Grav said...

G'night Lord!


part-time JoSer Grnat was in London yesterday, btw

Joe Grav said...

Grant*

Patrick said...

Lowell's hip pain isn't getting in the way of his defense.

redsock said...

Doctor with a Jeterian play from behind third! FU CI!

ish said...

I agree with Obie. The no-hitter did him about as much good as it could. It gave him a world of confidence, as well (DOCTOR DEFENSE!) as the cancer thing, etc. At this point this season, Josh Beckett is what you'd call the ace, but Lester is the ace on paper.

L-girl said...

I found it: Andrew Sullivan plug.

ish said...

Patrick, where are the seats located with those 3 AM manchester tix?

ish said...

andrewsullivan.com is about as alive as itstribetime.com

redsock said...

Beckett? I'd say he's our 3rd best starter so far this year, behind Lester and Wakefield. Maybe even 4th, behind Dice.

106 ERA+

redsock said...

I need to get the starters defensive neutral stats.

Patrick said...

R.F Grandstand Sect 10 row 4, seats 9 and 10

L-girl said...

AndrewSullivan.com works. It brings you to his blog at The Atlantic.

ish said...

It would just be how Beckett is characterized by many - the ace. For example, I'm rather confident he'd get the start for Game 1 of the playoffs.

redsock said...

Maybe I should start a blurb section on the right.

Patrick said...

I don't worry about Beckett, but I wish he was more dominant this year.

L-girl said...

Maybe not.

ish said...

Blurb section?

ish said...

Don's head as a binky!

redsock said...

As with the Tribe, it'll never be Andrew Sullivan Time.

ish said...

Starting to rain at Fenway.

s1c said...

Ah, have been allowed to move out of the dungeon.

9-2, boy what a difference a whupping makes when you are on the whupping side.

Anybody spied AMY yet!!!

L-girl said...

She looks like Jason Varitek in LL, right?

Patrick said...

I'm not a fan of these commercials saying we should stay out of the sun. Moderation is a better message.

efd said...

she should have brought a JoS sign, I'm sure NESN would put her right on the air if they saw that!

L-girl said...

Patrick, I just clicked on your profile to get a better look at your avatar, I see you list on your interests: nieces.

s1c said...

B-fly - whats with Heidi's hat? I don't understand what it is with women, hair and rain.

L-girl said...

I'm not a fan of these commercials saying we should stay out of the sun. Moderation is a better message.

It means the same thing, I think. No one will stay out of the sun completely. They mean don't lay out working on a tan. Being outside in moderation with sunscreen is staying out of the sun.

I think so, anyway.

ish said...

This should be a very short shower.

Joe Grav said...

hHAHAHAHA

Joe Grav said...

@ the nieces thing

ish said...

I really wish I didn't have to hiccup and sneeze.

SoSock said...

2 for 2 for the Jed-I.
And 3 ribbies. Nice night...and we're barely half way thru.

s1c said...

Jedi!!!

I really think he is Pipping the sLugo.

L-girl said...

I had a good laugh at it too!

redsock said...

Amy's sign:

"JOY OF SOX SAYS: SHUT YOUR FRAGGIN' PIEHOLE, REMY! I LOVE TEK!"

Patrick said...

It's just upsetting to me because people should be getting sun regularly, and not shy away from it.

ish said...

"Everyone but Coco has a base hit so far tonight"

Base hit for Coco!

s1c said...

Everybody drink a hit for ocoC and Tek tonight.

L-girl said...

Patrick, are you going to game thread from Oregon? You'll probably be working during game times.

Whoa, it's 10-2! Scoring runs is so much fun. I had forgotten.

L-girl said...

Everyone gets sun regularly, just in daily life. Plus you can take some Vitamin D supps if you live in the north.

s1c said...

Frag. FY gets Fyed.

Patrick said...

Sadly, I'm probably not going to even be following games much at all from Oregon.

Although my priorities stand at:

Farming>Girls>Red Sox.

So there will be too much distracting me from the Sox.

redsock said...

I like that a lot of our outs are line drives.

A Conformer said...

OK, I'm ready to Renterize Lugo.

And about Manny's hair, tell me about it. I had to get a haircut and shave before they would allow me to work in the parks. Doesn't fit the kind of 'image' they want to project... bleh.

s1c said...

Boras is denying the Edes column about MBM?

Guess I'll have to swallow the bile and go read Edes last column for the globe.

ish said...

SOX APPEAL FTL.

A Conformer said...

And the whole "who does Bay look like" thing. I'm voting for Peter Weller. BTW, Weller is in one of my favorite movies- not Robocop... Naked Lunch.

L-girl said...

I had to get a haircut and shave before they would allow me to work in the parks.

No wonder you are A Conformer!

But seriously, that is so stupid.

Still, I'd shave my head for your job. It seems so fun. The travel, anyway.

redsock said...

About MBM asking to come back? That seemed way too odd.

Edes said the tidbit came from "a source with direct knowledge of the negotiations".

L-girl said...

Peter Weller... I think I used to know him from theatre. I will go look.

ish said...

You should see about going to Romania to farm, Patrick.

s1c said...

Globe survey is running 85% saying glad the Sox traded Manny.

L-girl said...

Totally. My memory occasionally works.

Peter Weller off-broadway. McGinn-Cazale Theatre.

redsock said...

Edes also mentions Manny balking at boarding the team bus to take them to the Anaheim airport en route to Seattle.

Context implies Theo said it, but it doesn't actually say. Edes quotes Tek: "I heard about that. I didn't see it."

A Conformer said...

Are you suggesting Canadians all look alike?

With their flappy heads and their beady eyes...


(A bit late on this one, but I only now read it)

redsock said...

I imagine a few more Manny behaviour leaks will be coming out in the next few weeks.

L-girl said...

Are you suggesting Canadians all look alike?

With their flappy heads and their beady eyes...


LOL

I'm still waiting to hear what this referred to. Jason Bay and...?

Olerud's not Cdn. Jedi's not. Drew's not.

L-girl said...

Leaks or lies, we'll never know.

s1c said...

I imagine a few more Manny behaviour leaks will be coming out in the next few weeks.

About as sure of a thing as you can get in today's world.

redsock said...

SEE REMY -- SEE ORTIZ SLOW UP AND BARELY JOG TO FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

AND LOWELL IS BARELY MOVING DOWN THE LINE!!!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

AND LOWELL IS BARELY MOVING DOWN THE LINE!!!!!!!!!!!!

And he's running at full speed!

Tony said...

Hello everyone...looks like the Sox have got their hitting shoes on today. Does it look like Lester can go 7?

redsock said...

No, he clearly slowed up about 2/3 of the way there.

L-girl said...

Joke. Lowell = slowell.

I only have radio, I can't tell who's running.

redsock said...

Bay finally makes an out by hitting the ball.

BB
HBP
K
K
BB
3B

HR
BB
K
6-3

ish said...

Bay, however, was not doggin' it.

redsock said...

I was busy typing, did Bay run hard or was it a Lazy Hat Trick?

redsock said...

Okay, he can stay.

Ortiz? Gone.
Lowell? Gone.

Gotta have players who respect the game all game every game!

ish said...

I was busy typing, did Bay run hard or was it a Lazy Hat Trick?

He was sprinting, and almost beat it out. Was within a step or so.

ish said...

Lowell's left the game... Cora SS, Lowrie 3B

redsock said...

I know it was a joke.

ish said...

Bat Masterson warming

ish said...

I know it was a joke.

Ohh.

L-girl said...

Not running out a grounder is one thing, but not running PLUS having long hair PLUS laughing CANNOT BE TOLERATED!!!!

Patrick said...

I heart Masterson.

s1c said...

Ok looking at the Globes notebook - "While general manager Theo Epstein said the trade seemed to improve the atmosphere in the clubhouse, it didn't seem to have the desired effect on Ortiz, who clearly was feeling Ramírez's absence. Ortiz, sitting in front of his locker, took a long draw from his energy drink.

"I need to calm myself down now," he said. With that, he waved off any more queries.


If the media starts going after Papi there will be a riot in Boston.

L-girl said...

Bat Masterson

redsock said...

Masterson's slider > Heidi's anything

L-girl said...

Poor Papi. He loved playing with Pedro, he loved playing with Manny.

Joe Grav said...

ANYTHING?

redsock said...

Another story described Papi as answering every quesrtion with a straight blank face. No smiles.

...

I'll be leading that riot.

Joe Grav said...

I noted to Amanda yesterday that our Dominican contingent is shrinking.

L-girl said...

Masterson's slider > Heidi's anything

Jeter : shortstops :: Heidi : hot women

Over-rated.

L-girl said...

Another story described Papi as answering every quesrtion with a straight blank face. No smiles.

That is sad!

s1c said...

Stretch, baby, time for the stretch.

Everybody seems a little more laid back tonight. Good to see they are respecting the game.

A Conformer said...

No wonder you are A Conformer!

But seriously, that is so stupid.

Still, I'd shave my head for your job. It seems so fun. The travel, anyway.


BTW, L, have you seen my photos from Buenos Aires with the hair and beard?

L-girl said...

must buy volvo... must buy volvo... must ...

L-girl said...

Ofer, yeah, I did. Is that your usual look?

You looked very relaxed and happy. SA must have been great.

redsock said...

TB 9-3, top 7th

Patrick said...

That sucks for Ortiz. Makes me thing of him jumping in circles with wholio and Manny when MBM hit #500.

He lost a friend with that trade. Makes me realize how silly it is trying to buy him a Dominican friend a la Okajima.

Tony said...

I feel for Tizzle. It's hard to lose a friend in the clubhouse. And I know he'll get over it, but he should be allowed a few days to feel bad about it.

Great outing from Lester today. He's at 100 pitches, so I'm guessing that's the end of his day.

s1c said...

Herald is saying the Sox got Josh Wilson from the Pirates and are pursuing Borowski. WTF

L-girl said...

We have a houseguest this weekend, someone attending a wedding in TO. He's here from London, so I hope he's asleep when I get home.

L-girl said...

Yeah, I agree. He'll get over it, it's part of life, but we want everything to be great for him. He deserves the happiest life in the world!

ish said...

Herald is saying the Sox got Josh Wilson from the Pirates and are pursuing Borowski. WTF

Josh Wilson?

Borowski wouldn't be such a bad reliever - just not a closer, and not really even a set-up man.

redsock said...

Jack Wilson?

...

Jedi packing his bags???

A Conformer said...

Ofer, yeah, I did. Is that your usual look?

You looked very relaxed and happy. SA must have been great.


I always look like that when I'm backpacking. Of course, this was my first backpacking trip...

redsock said...

Borowski, like Ann Landers, sucks. Didn't he get sent to the minors?

We might as well keep Yeller.

WTF indeed - paperwork held up?

ish said...

Josh Wilson: Minor league infielder.

No worries, Jedi.

Patrick said...

I thought Borowski was cut completely. Released.

A Conformer said...

Jeter : shortstops :: Heidi : hot women

Over-rated.


I said this yesterday, but I think it got drowned in the comment wave- saw Heidi for first time last night. Not impressed.

ish said...

Josh Wilson was traded for a player to be named later or cash.

s1c said...

No respect being shown to the A's as the entire B team is out in the field now. Francona must be really relaxed.

redsock said...

FREE THE MAYOR!

A Conformer said...

Josh Wilson and Joe Borowski. Two more steps in Theo's plan to have the all-J roster.

Patrick said...

OVERRATED?!?!?!

s1c said...

saw Heidi for first time last night. Not impressed.

Women are like wine, they each have their own particular bouquets of flavor and taste.

Tony said...

I'm not sure I'd want Boston to have a guy whose last stint in baseball reached a point where, during last year's ALCS, I was actively rooting for Cleveland to bring him in. IIRC, the one time they did he got his clock cleaned.

Patrick said...

Daisuke vs. Oakland? I see many walks. Five.

redsock said...

Isn't 5 about average for Dice? :>)

efd said...

honestly, if I had to make a choice between Borowski or another go-round with Gagne I'm pretty sure I'd take Gagne.

redsock said...

Gagne every time, yep.

Maybe they will use Borowski to clean out the dugouts.

SoSock said...

OK, grandkid bathed and in bed, with Snuggles and chocalate milk, wife has supper and is in bed, I have commandeered the laptop, and we are scoring profusely.
goodtimes

I really want to go to South America. Spent 2 summers in Central America as a teenager, well, 3 wks 1 year and 4 wks the next. It really has had an effect on my outlook ever since. Experiencing an entirely different culture was mind altering, and I'm sure I would appreciate the experience even more now.

Patrick said...

Yeah, I guess I'm not really going out on a limb.

Tony said...

BTW, should we all be keeping an eye on the Twins as well now? They're definitely part of the playoff race at the moment.

Patrick said...

Hurray for Amy!

redsock said...

Don announcing the A's new C and RF. They were actually out there last inning, at the start of the 7th. Close enough.

L-girl said...

Geez Patrick, yes, over-rated. Looks like a friggin Barbie doll in that pic.

Patrick said...

I wouldn't bother watching outside the Al East, because first and foremost we are going to win the division.

ish said...

YOOOOUK DOUBLE DONG ACTION!

Patrick said...

Barbie girl looks are good for someone you just look at and never would have a relationship with.

A Conformer said...

Gagne every time, yep.

Maybe they will use Borowski to clean out the dugouts.


But he had 40+ saves last year! That's what you need, someone that comes in and gives exactly the right amount of runs to not cough up the lead. Someone who knows how to win. Wouldn't you rather have the 5ERA 40 saves guy than the 1.50ERA guy who only has holds?

redsock said...

Yeah, that's a pretty generic model shot. She looks way better in the mid-inning spots.

efd said...

Youk double-dong!

Patrick said...

YOUUUUUU!!!

Tony said...

I wouldn't bother watching outside the Al East, because first and foremost we are going to win the division.

Well said. Consider my question cheerfully withdrawn.

L-girl said...

Fuckin A!!!

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK

redsock said...

Now THAT'S a sweaty dong!

A Conformer said...

Youk's second half slump is killing us.

efd said...

clearly there's a bit of a lag with my Extra Innings feed!

ish said...

My 23 year old sister told me she thinks Sean Casey is cute.

L-girl said...

Barbie girl looks are good for someone you just look at

I disagree. Yuck.

Patrick said...

Bay came with a bag of magic powder.

SoSock said...

UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUHL!

efd said...

Maybe they will use Borowski to clean out the dugouts.

...which will somehow be dirtier after he's done.

redsock said...

Not a fan of Cora in the cleanup spot, Tito.

Tony said...

ESPN's Gamecast remains woefully behind. Still, way to go Youk!

L-girl said...

Amy must be having a blast.

Patrick said...

Yeah, I don't know what I'm talking about. I agree.

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