August 6, 2008

G115: Red Sox 8, Royals 2

Red Sox - 000 032 300 - 8 12  0
Royals - 000 020 000 - 2 8 0
A flurry of runs in the middle innings gave the Red Sox a win and kept them 3 GB behind Tampa Bay, who scored six runs in the bottom of the ninth (without making an out!) and beat Cleveland 10-7.

Boston scored three times in the fifth after two were out. Cora singled and Drew walked. Lowrie smacked a double over the CF's head that scored both runners, and then he came around on Ortiz's single. Drew's bases loaded single in the sixth brought in two more and Ellsbury cranked a three-run dong to dead center in the seventh.

Lyndon also had two singles and scored twice and made an amazing tumbling catch in short center in the fifth, running, diving and snaring a popup, saving Wakefield from further damage. Bay rapped two more hits and scored two runs. Drew reached base three times in the leadoff spot.

Wakefield (6-4-2-0-6, 80) was sharp. Three of the hits he allowed (and three of his four base runners) came in the fifth. He retired the side in the second, third and fourth innings on a total of 24 pitches. Delcarmen, Masterson, and Papelbon finished up. Red Sox pitchers struck out 10 Royals and issued no walks.

New York beat Texas 5-3 to stay 6.5 GB. ... The Sox are off on Thursday and make their way to Chicago. The Yankees finish up in Texas and the Rays are in Seattle.

***

Tim Wakefield (3.77, 118 ERA+) / Luke Hochevar (5.42, 81 ERA+)

David Ortiz understands that while he may feel his wrist click sometimes, "it gets in your head. Should I take another swing? Should I hold it? ... It happened a few times, but I haven't really felt it like I felt it last night." ... Francona: "To know that you're maybe going to feel something at some point, maybe it does mess with you."

Flo did say that there was no clicking last night: "I was getting more freedom with my swings. It's a little freaky sometimes because sometimes I feel OK and sometimes I don't."

Bartolo Colon lasted only two-thirds of an inning (32 pitches) last night for Pawtucket, throwing 32 pitches and allowing three earned runs on four hits and one walk. David Aardsma pitched one inning in that game and could rejoin the team in Chicago.

Also: Spiders/Rays at 12:30 PM and Yankees/Rangers at 8 PM

541 comments:

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phil said...

Pudge leaves the game too.

L-girl said...

allan still can't post. he's annoyed.

efd said...

didn't one (or more) members of AOD go on to the Kowalskis?

I feel like for a while there nearly every NJ punk band had a former member of AOD in them...

Amy said...

Thanks, Phil, for the update on Youk.

nixon33 said...

lowrie can hit.

Amy said...

First time I heard "Bill Butler" on the radio the other day, I thought they said Bill Buchner.

phil said...

Ok, there's your one WHIP, Tim.

redsock said...

My old comment from before the outage:


Splittorf on the knuckleball:

If it's low, let it go
If it's high, let it go

...

Brilliant!

*********

Uses it again now -- and gets it right! YAY SPLIT!!!!

Amy said...

Phil is 201.

phil said...

I'm not a day over eighty.

Jere said...

"Pudge leaves the game too."

beatcha by 30 minutes....

Come on Cora, what kind of Lugo shit was that??

s1c said...

Jedi puts another pipp nail in Lugo's coffin and Papi gives us another run.

ATTA Boy boys!!!

Joe Grav said...

gah

s1c said...

Right now I hate blogger.

Amy said...

Shoot. What's with Cora in? Where is FY? Strange lineup with Cash, Cora, and WHO'S ON FIRST?

(Another Abbott and Costello reference in one game thread.)

Jere said...

My friend in the band is always talking about Killer Kowalski so I wouldn't be surprised....

efd said...

YAY SPLIT!!!!

Was it him a few minutes ago (during the blogout) who said "a losing homestand isn't what the Red Sox were looking for at this point in the season"?
As if it would be OK at some other point...

Joe Grav said...

uh oh

Amy said...

What is wrong with Blogger? I haven't had any issues yet.

Hmm, so much for bringing the luck. Come on, Wakefield. No messing around.

L-girl said...

I'm not a day over eighty.

Corny joke night, is it?

I just flew in from a resisters meeting and boy are my arms tired.

s1c said...

ouch, thats a tough passed ball.

need a couple of K's here wakey.

L-girl said...

Blogger had a planned outage, but it came back for some people sooner than others.

Amy said...

Seriously, who did come in for Youk?

Jere said...

wake gets the K

phil said...

Big K.

Jere said...

KC in for Youk

phil said...

Casey's at 1B for Youk.

L-girl said...

Amy, Casey came in for Youk.

Amy said...

Shit.

nixon33 said...

fuck.

Amy said...

Thanks, everyone, for the Casey info.

Joe Grav said...

fuck

L-girl said...

bah

Jere said...

piss.

efd said...

bleccch.

Maybe I should leave and come back again in a few minutes.

phil said...

:(

s1c said...

well this inning sucks

Jere said...

holy s

Amy said...

Beauty!!

efd said...

THAT'S LAURA'S BOY!!

L-girl said...

AND THAT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IS MY BOY

Joe Grav said...

!

nixon33 said...

pillsbury with the nice save catch!

Amy said...

Hey, EFD, you learned fast about who LBJ is.

phil said...

5-2 MFYs.

s1c said...

As bad as GDGD is its still better than ESPN's gametrack. Gametrack still shows Buck batting.

1 more out her Wakey

L-girl said...

efd has been lurking for a long time - he's well prepared

Jere said...

that dude thought he had a dong. ha!

Amy said...

Let's hope that's Wake's bad inning.

L-girl said...

go sit down aviles, jailbait has it covered

phil said...

Runs, please.

L-girl said...

yes

RUNS

PLEASE

efd said...

efd has been lurking for a long time

yeah, i kind of overdid the "know the community before you post" thing ;)

Jere said...

If I drank, I would've boycotted Amstel Light because of this stupid song.

Amy said...

Why does everyone use Gameday? I think the CBS site is better. I admire you all for "watching" on Gameday---not sure I could tolerate it. I occasionally have to rely on the CBS site when at work or something, and even that is hard.

Jere said...

i use ESPN, Amy...

for the Yanks even though I have access to mlbtv but I don't need it..

Amy said...

EFD, very impressive studying before making an official appearance.

Amy said...

I just had an Amstel Light with my dinner, Jere.

s1c said...

WHO'S ON FIRST?

Ah, but do you know who played right field?

redsock said...

only gdgd gives full and accurate play by play.

cbs and others say things like "ortiz flied out to left center."

who caught the ball?

Jere said...

and a lot of people watching on GD are doing so because that's all they've got being out of town

nixon33 said...

heidi! (kidding)

phil said...

Lowell needs rest, but it's even less likely with Youk day to day.

Jere said...

Bay City roller to left

phil said...

The tonic water's Canada Dry. I don't suppose they sell that in Canada.

Jere said...

Ellsbury City liner to left..

efd said...

very impressive studying

Studying... or stalking?!

2 on, nice!

phil said...

1-out rallies are better than 2-out ones.

L-girl said...

The tonic water's Canada Dry. I don't suppose they sell that in Canada.

They do. But you know the Seagram family is Canadian - Montrealers. They're kind of like the Guggenheims of Canada.

Amy said...

OK, Allan, that makes sense. I can understand the need for more details. I just find the CBS site more reliable, but then again, I rarely rely on any of those sites.

Jere, anyone with an internet connection can get CBS or Yahoo as well as Gameday.

redsock said...

KC TV: cash is struggling lately, 1 hit in his last 14 AB.

ummm, that's good for cash!!!!!!

L-girl said...

If I have to follow a game online, I prefer ESPN to any of the others.

phil said...

I use GDGD except when I'm at work, where I use Fangraphs since it's the only site that isn't blocked.

Jere said...

I thought you were saying you couldn't understand how someone could watch on any of the internet non-video feed things...

SoSock said...

The professor is impressd by the studying.
And Cat is off the laptop so I'm back in the game.
I like GDGD better than the others I tried, but maybe just because I used it so long before I tried anything else hat I was just used to it.

redsock said...

for awhile at work, i could get mlbtv but not gdgd.

then i used cbs for scoring backup!

nixon33 said...

come one corer

redsock said...

i should say pitch by pitch backup

Amy said...

Cash AB < Tek AB

We need a real backup catcher. At least Mirabelli would hit a HR now an then.

L-girl said...

But that's all Mirabelli did. Despite his cult following.

phil said...

Pretty sure Canada Dry isn't Seagram, but there've been too many mergers/divestitures in that business.

s1c said...

SoSock - at home tonight?

Amy said...

No, Jere, I was asking why GDGD since everyone complains about it and there are other internet options when TV is not available.

Amy said...

Yes, but Cash doesn't even do that(hit the occasional HR).

L-girl said...

Canada Dry is Seagrams, but Seagrams isn't Seagrams any more. I actually think they're all owned by Coke now.

L-girl said...

Nope, Pepsico.

Seagrams started out as bootleggers during Prohibition.

But anyway they do sell that in Canada.

Amy said...

SoSock, I read Cat on the laptop and was about to comment about my kittens playing on mine!

L-girl said...

There's not much of a diff btn Cash and Mirabelli when it comes to hitting. Mirabelli was a little better, but not enough to make a difference.

Amy said...

Duplicate post: conflicting edits. Now blogger biting me in the ass for saying I wasn't having any issues.

redsock said...

Belli was much better.
Cash is one of the worst hitters in history.

L-girl said...

When I'm around duplicate posts don't stand a chance.

phil said...

Canada Dry was Nabisco. Now it's DrPepper/Snapple, which used to be Cadbury Schweppes until a couple months ago.

SoSock said...

GDGD is really screwed tonight.
They still have Cora up in the main box but show Buck up on the side where the pitcher vs batteris at.

No, still at the hospital. Looks like it'll be 4-5 more days.

No cats, Amy, just Cat

Amy said...

Walk in a run?

s1c said...

L-girl - did you see this article sponsors and China? Partners in Grime?

L-girl said...

Much better?

Jere said...

yay

Amy said...

So why DID the Sox release Mirabelli to get Cash? Remind me!

DREW ON FIRE!

nixon33 said...

Mr. Fire

efd said...

on fire!!

(showing off studying, again)

s1c said...

ON FIRE is liking that lead off spot!!!

L-girl said...

Thanks s1c. A Globe & Mail reporter interviewed me today about not watching the Olympics.

phil said...

Score runs, give them back, take them back.

It usually feels like we're just doing the first two.

Amy said...

Thanks for cleaning that up, Laura. I hate those duplicate posts.

SoSock, sorry to hear that. I hope things are stable.

L-girl said...

Amy, Mirabelli is old. He would have to go at some point. I realize Cash sucks, but come on.

redsock said...

Splittorf: "The Red Sox would like to win tonight."

You can't get that kind of analysis just anywhere!!!

phil said...

They released Mirabelli, because they could play Cash and get shitty for less.

Cash started off the year hot too, if you remember.

Amy said...

So, EFD, what brought you out of the closet? The Manny thing? Must be hard to read threads and not post.

s1c said...

Hey give Cash some love, at least he can throw out base stealers.

L-girl said...

s1c, good piece, thank you! I'll read it more closely and maybe post it tomw.

Amy said...

I am not saying that Mirabelli was great or worth keeping---just that Cash isn't much of a replacement. I don't miss Doug.

L-girl said...

Sosock, give Cathy my good wishes. We're all thinking about you guys.

L-girl said...

Amy, whew. That's good. :)

s1c said...

L-girl - you are welcome!!!

Did the g & m say when he's publishing?

phil said...

So, EFD, what brought you out of the closet?

o.O

redsock said...

i'd be glad if cash was gone yesterday. i'd like to see either dusty brown or george (canadian!) kottaras up from pawtucket.

and they have both caught a knuckleballer with the pawsox -- charlie zink.

efd said...

So, EFD, what brought you out of the closet?

Several factors, Manny being one. I actually wasn't lurking in real-time (I usually skimmed the game threads the next day), but I got a laptop recently so that makes it a lot easier. ;)
Plus my gf was out of town last weekend so I was watching the games by myself!

phil said...

Pretty sure you mean "woodwork", Laura.

SoSock said...

GDGD has Lowell thru Cash batting in top of 6. Wasn't that the 5th?

L-girl said...

I hate these KC anncrs. It's just brutal.

Amy said...

It would be good to see some new young catchers. Much as I love Tek, I think we need to think about the future, and Cash ain't it.

1-2-3 for Wake. Bad inning behind him.

L-girl said...

Woodwork?

phil said...

Yes, efd came out of the woodwork. Closets are for something else.

redsock said...

Wake PC: 22-9-5 10-22-12 = 80

Amy said...

Phil, yeah, I meant woodwork, not closet, I suppose.


But I am Amy, not Laura. I know all we women sound alike and make the same mistakes. :)

L-girl said...

Reporter (a she, not a he) said if it works out, probly Tuesday. She is contacting some other folks who read my blog who commented on those threads.

phil said...

80 through six. Back on track.

efd said...

that was Amy who mentioned the closet.

Warner Madrigal on in relief for Texas... all-baroque team, anyone?

L-girl said...

Phil, right, but Amy said that.

But I think one can come out of a closet for many different reasons. Closets are not only about one thing.

phil said...

Hmmm. Can't explain that one.

Amy said...

Glad you came out of the woodwork, EFD, and the closet as well, with the GF out of town.

efd said...

also: Young Dong, 5-3 MFY

L-girl said...

All baroque team?! That might be pushing it.

Even an all musical-forms team would be pretty thin. I'm sure we could come up with a few, but...

Vida Blue(s)

Rock Raines

phil said...

5-3 MFYs.

redsock said...

the entire royals team is broke.

L-girl said...

Glad you came out of the woodwork, EFD, and the closet as well, with the GF out of town.

:>)

Amy said...

It's okay, Phil, we all make mistakes. :)

efd said...

thanks Amy, it's fun to be posting live! I'll probably only make 2-3 games a week normally, though.

and the closet as well, with the GF out of town.

I was waiting for someone to pick up on that! :)

redsock said...

Hey KC TV, don't forget that Mahay is a replacement player scab.

L-girl said...

Efd, I take nights off too. Plus Allan and I work weekends and can't always thread while we're at work. (Altho you probably know all that already, since you're a stalker.)

(A closeted stalker.)

L-girl said...

That is, I take nights off threading. Not baseball.

Amy said...

Bay is sure hot!

s1c said...

Later in the game it goes, j-bay gets hotter.

another two out rally coming?

phil said...

I've got nothing for baroque.

SoSock said...

The Manny business brought a lot of people out of the woodwork. Glad you didn't retreat back into your .

Amy said...

I also don't always get to the threads (or even to see/hear the games). Once school starts, I will be teaching M and W nights, which is a real pain. Work gets in the way of so much.

L-girl said...

back into your ....

s1c said...

forget that Mahay is a replacement player scab

explaining your dislike for Milar?

phil said...

Wait, that's not true.

Joaquin Arias.

Amy said...

GONE! LBJ is BACK!

s1c said...

dong!!!
LBJ!!!

efd said...

THAT'S LAURA'S BOY'S DONG!

L-girl said...

THERE HE IS AGAIN!!!! IT'S MY BOY!!!

phil said...

Deepest part of the field, eh.

nixon33 said...

HE'S BACK!

SoSock said...

Who the HELL is at bat? GDGD shows Ellsbury with 1 out 1 on, but I think that ws last inning.

nixon33 said...

that little skip he did was funny

L-girl said...

THAT'S LAURA'S BOY'S DONG!

whoo hoo

efd said...

a conformer calling it at 8:06 this evening:

we're just a (maybe) slumpbusted LBJ from a pretty good lineup right there

phil said...

Rick Sweet.

Amy said...

I am sure someone has already commented on this at some point here, but when I was at the game on Sat night, I realized that there are now only 5 players left who were on the 2004 team. Amazing how quickly things turn over.

redsock said...

No, I like Mirror. Usually. I did not like him when his corpse was playing 1B in 05, but I do like him generally. And playing him was Tito's fault. Maybe I only mention him to bitch, though.

L-girl said...

Wait, that's not true.

Joaquin Arias


I knew you'd come through.

I'm trying to think of a player with the name Round or Rounds. I know I could look it up, but I like to think of it myself.

SoSock said...

log

Amy said...

(It was the Millar comment that reminded me of my count on Sat night.)

redsock said...

Amazing how quickly things turn over.

With absolutely no data to back me up right now, I'm going to say that's more typical than not.

L-girl said...

Rick Sweet, almost didn't get that.

phil said...

Shawn "Chaconne" Chacon.

SoSock said...

This is getting comical - GDGD showed Lyndon's at bat thusly :
ball strike strike in play-run(s) ball
WTF?
Now they've erased his at-bat and show a pitching change after Casey HBP

Amy said...

I am sure you are right, Allan. It just sort of struck me as sad as I was mourning over the loss of Manny. That team was a lot of fun. So is this one, but in a more serious way.

I love the youth we have now, but I just felt nostalgic, thinking of how Ortiz must feel and the others who played in 04 and have so few of those teammates around.

s1c said...

I did not like him when his corpse was playing 1B in 05

I still get mad when I think of Terry playing him in the next to last game at first base when Olerud had been doing so well.

One error and the flood gate opened against wakefield and the MFY's had won the pennant.

efd said...

the mound in Arlington TX still holding up under the pressure of Ponson going into the bottom of the 7th.

Heard an MFY anncr earlier say that Ponson is 5-1 lifetime in that park.

Amy said...

SoSock, try CBS? Or ESPN? Or Yahoo?

redsock said...

i may not be right (shocker!!!). i know a sabr guy did some research but i do not recall what he found out.

but the 2004 team was speical, no doubt about it.

L-girl said...

sounds like gdgd is out of control tonight

SoSock said...

Amy - if the game were closer I probably would. Besides, I've got JoS!

L-girl said...

i don't know what a chaconne is, but you must

redsock said...

the mound in Arlington TX still holding up under the pressure of Ponson going into the bottom of the 7th.

i like this efd guy.

L-girl said...

keith foulke!

phil said...

You have to reset GDGD sometimes by clicking between the pitch-by-pitch and play-by-play tabs.

efd said...

Manny pitching for the Red Sox, Ramirez pitching for the Royals.

See, soon enough you'll wish I was still lurking.

L-girl said...

Didn't somebody say their g/f thinks Casey is cute?

phil said...

Bach's Partita #2 was a chaconne.

L-girl said...

I know we've already done the all money team, but here we are with Buck and Cash in the same game.

efd said...

keith foulke!

good one! plus his name looks like Old English.

L-girl said...

I'll have to listen to that later. My little laptop can only do so much at one time.

SoSock said...

OK, pulled up the EPN thing. It's actually not bad!
Especially tonight.

redsock said...

KC PBP guy lists good arms in the back of Sox pen: Delcarmen, Papelbon, Hansen (who he notes is now with the Pirates)

???????????????????????????
??????????????????????????

Joe Grav said...

Crap I fell asleep. Apparently i missed a lot

L-girl said...

I always think that about Foulke. I read the Pepys Diary online (have since it started) and all the spellings are fun like that. Musique, dogg, folke.

phil said...

Here's the sheet music (pdf) if you can read that.

Joe Grav said...

I still love Foulke

kkh said...

Rockies have a prospect named Judd Songster...

A little night musing said...

I gave up on blogger's shenanigans for most of this game, but I'm baaaack... for now anyway.

L-girl said...

Here's the sheet music (pdf) if you can read that.

I wish.

I have a friend who can sight-read and sing music perfectly. Seems amazing to me.

I love Foulke too. We all should!

efd said...

spoke too soon... Edwar Ramirez got the last 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th.

Now in the top of the 8th, runner on 2nd with no outs (thanks to an E-9 apparently), A-Rod up.

And A-Rod flies out before I can hit "publish" - Abreu moves to 3rd.

efd said...

hi ALNM!

Joe Grav said...

Did Wake go 7?

L-girl said...

Songster, that's a really good one. I came up with three, that's my limit. My brain is tired by this hour.

phil said...

Wake went 6. MDC pitched the 7th.

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