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.

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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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A little night musing said...

efd, Manny el Maestro is 2-for-3 so far today, with a HR (passing up Ernie Banks I believe)

Everyone else can ignore this. ;)

redsock said...

6

A little night musing said...

Ooh, I was 401!

What do I win?

redsock said...

6-4-2-0-6, 80

Amy said...

I can still visualize the way Foulke threw his pitches. There was something sort of different about his release or his hand angle. I can see it in my mind's eye.

phil said...

"Shite" Lugo? (Samuel Scheidt.)

Amy said...

Hmmm, ALNM gets 401 and uses it for a secret message!

Joe Grav said...

Keithy's slingshot, yes. My dad's favorite player for that reason

L-girl said...

How about instruments? Steve Sax?

efd said...

wow! thanks for the Manny update. I had that on for a bit a while ago... Extra Innings had the STL feed and something had happened so they were down to a single camera for a while.

phil said...

Mark Bellhorn.

redsock said...

Sam Horn.

phil said...

Sam Horn.

efd said...

Kevin Bass!

Patrick said...

WTG team! I went out and saw Pineapple Express with a friend, and you all hold down the fort and keep this one winnable.

I got to hear the Ellsbury dong through static on the way home.

phil said...

Frank Viola.

A little night musing said...

Not secret, Amy, you can read it if you want to.

L-girl said...

Sam Horn, of course! There have been several players named Bass.

Joe Grav said...

Frank Viola.

:D

SoSock said...

Phil - that's a fast-paced little piece, isn't it.

I wish I had stuck with "serious" music training. Took a couple of years of music theory then got into drugs and R&R.

phil said...

Tim Drummond.

L-girl said...

Patrick Viola!

Now we've got Horn, Sax and Viola on the band team.

Doug Flutie, but that's the wrong sport.

L-girl said...

Did I just type Patrick Viola? I had two thoughts at once and forgot what I was doing.

efd said...

I won't do MFY PBP all night, but to close the loop on the top of the 8th: Giambi hit a weak grounder to the pitcher and... uh, whoever came up after Giambi it a foul pop just up the third base line.
Still 5-3.

A little night musing said...

Oops, 2-for-4 now.

The disrespectful ingrate.

phil said...

Tommy Harper.

phil said...

Danny Fife.

SoSock said...

ALNM - I read your el Maestro post - loved it! Left a comment, but maybe did so on a more recent post. Can't remember - that edge of senility thing and all

efd said...

Jody Reed (stretch)

L-girl said...

Anyway, I meant to say Hi Patrick. How was the movie? It looked awful, but I'm so curious about Seth Rogen. I loved Superbad. LOVED it.

phil said...

Ryan Snare.

SoSock said...

Mark Bellhorn - 2 for 1 !

L-girl said...

The instrument team is growing.

A little night musing said...

Sosox, I saw your comment and replied to it actually.

I'm now working on some new stuff that's very edgy for me, so... we shall see.

L-girl said...

Bellhorn, that's perfect, 2 in 1.

L-girl said...

All the Bells, and Belle.

Patrick said...

Masterson is dreamy <3


and behemoth.

A little night musing said...

Ooh, Patrick has a crush!

s1c said...

Picciolo

Patrick said...

many, in fact.

SoSock said...

Cool, I'll get back when I can. This hospital business is sucking. And right now Cat is patiently waiting for the game to end so she can use her laptop again.
She's a dear

phil said...

Lute Barnes.

phil said...

Did Bellhorn on the last page. :/

L-girl said...

Lute, now that's not a name you hear every day. Not an instrument you hear every day, either.

Patrick said...

Casey is pretty automatic.

L-girl said...

Here we go, it's Rag On Manny Time in the KC booth. We're on mute.

I was freaking out last night. Wasn't threading any more - I was in bed, screaming at the TV.

s1c said...

I realize we have an off day tomorrow but wtf Papelbon warming up?

kkh said...

Brad Cornett

hmm, I was thinking of that as a misspelling of cornet, but Wikipedia tells me it's "an early wind instrument" also known as a Zink -- so I apparently have stumbled into a twofer. ;-)

Tony said...

Evening everybody...just got back from Pineapple Express. Funny movie, even though I wasn't stoned to the gills. Nice to see the Sox taking care of business while I was away.

phil said...

Alex Cora.

Amy said...

You guys are so good at this name thing. My brain just doesn't work fast enough (or remember enough names). I am envious!

redsock said...

speaking of jogging to first base - here is mike lowell.

L-girl said...

It's easy to miss the end of a page of comments. I sometimes forget to go back and see 198, 199, 200.

phil said...

Lowell's pretty automatic these days too, unfortunately.

Amy said...

Patrick and Tony at the same movie, or am I seeing double?

Patrick said...

Same here Amy. My brain turns to mush if I press it.

efd said...

was that the same fan who had the sign at last night's game that you were talking about?

Tony said...

Oh, Patrick went to the same movie I did? So THAT'S who was kicking the back of my seat all throughout...

L-girl said...

Spelling doesn't count, only sound.

Two threaders were out seeing Pineapple Express?

How is Cora on the instrument team? He's a mainstay on my girls team. Actually my girls team goes back to his brother's day.

Patrick said...

Sorry, I got excited.

A little night musing said...

How about Joe LaHOUD?

OK, it doesn't quite work. But I love middle eastern music, and "lute" made me think of it.

L-girl said...

I don't know if it was the same sign. Last night the announcers were out of control Manny-bashing. Out. Of. Control.

SoSock said...

Bay - with the rare K, at least since he's been here.

redsock said...

different fan. this woman had a sign that said

I MISS MANNY
and your jogs
to first base

and these fsn shitheads, who have been ignoring the game for 2 innings, just yakking about whatever pops into their heads (i guess the game was a blowout when the sox got 8) use it as a intro to trash about manny. we muted quickly.

Amy said...

I am sitting here trying to think of instruments, and you guys have names of players already.

phil said...

Bay has six Ks in six games with us.

s1c said...

The woodwinds are well represented with lute, picciolo etc.

Patrick said...

Bay Ks a lot. It should be expected.

L-girl said...

Reed goes with the woodwinds, I think.

A little night musing said...

Last night the announcers were out of control Manny-bashing. Out. Of. Control.

And this makes me even gladder that I turn off the sound and listen to the Spanish Beisbol Network instead.

BTW, in Manny's second (I think) at-bat today he hit a groundball down the third base line and ran that sucker out... too bad it went foul.

redsock said...

these guys must spend 40% of every broadcast talking about the good late 70s royals teams. it is unbelievable.

efd said...

and I think lute goes in the string section...?

Patrick said...

Yankees suck chant!!!! LMAO.

Tony said...

Looking over the boxscore - nice to see Bellsbury with a multi-hit game, as well as Bay and Drew. When the heck is Bay going to get moved up in the lineup???

phil said...

George Bell, Albert Belle, etc.

SoSock said...

6 in 6 games. Funny, it doesn't seem like that many, not that that's a whole lot.

L-girl said...

Right, lutes are guitar-like or mandolin-like. But they are made of wood, if that helps.

L-girl said...

I got the Bells and Belle already. :)

Patrick said...

Oakland lost 9 in a row. We caught them at the right time...

Or did they catch us at the wrong time??

I pity the fools.

Tony said...

Hey patrick, what'd you think of Pineapple Express? I found it quite amusing (never knew James Franco could be so funny) and actually didn't feel as long as Apatow movies tend to feel.

L-girl said...

these guys must spend 40% of every broadcast talking about the good late 70s royals teams.

You're being generous.

A little night musing said...

Oud can go in the string section too.

Did you know the work "lute" comes from "al-oud"? Lutes are descended from ouds. Or something.

L-girl said...

Could we get this over with already?

phil said...

Quit dicking around, Pap.

A little night musing said...

They just showed two of the most bored-looking "fans" I've ever seen.

SoSock said...

C'mon Bot - be the Bot

Patrick said...

PE was very funny and very stupid.

Franco did an excellent job. Plus I <3 Franco. He's dreamy!

efd said...

Could we get this over with already?

srsly, I am tired! Shut 'em down, Bot!

phil said...

One more.

phil said...

Lew Whistler?

s1c said...

Bot- hey its my first chance to pitch in awhile and I'm going to make the most of it.

efd said...

They just showed two of the most bored-looking "fans" I've ever seen.

did you notice someone had a Wally doll in the lower-right corner of the frame?

redsock said...

texas could use another walk off win.

SoSock said...

Goading Gload on

Tony said...

You know, I do also find James Franco a little dreamy...

Your description of the movie was very apt, patrick.

Amy said...

Come on, Pap. Close it out already. It's almost 11:00.

L-girl said...

water is dirty!

phil said...

Water.

L-girl said...

nice score symmetry too

efd said...

closed!!

Amy said...

Thank goodness for Cora. Pap not his sharpest. Glad we didn't need him for a save.

Yay for Wakefield!

s1c said...

dirty

water

thanks to a fy type of play by Cora

the water is still dirty.

Patrick said...

That was a brilliant play! Well thought out. Very calculated.


Ewwww. nappy agua.

Tony said...

There we go! Game over, cue up Dirty Water.

Pap just threw 6 straight heaters to Gload - pure gas all the way. Gotta love him.

redsock said...

oooooooh, CI swings and misses a 3-0 pitch up and in.

Amy said...

Done in under three hours.

A little night musing said...

Finalmente, mi corazon.

SoSock said...

Finally!
And I will not hang around. My wife has been overly patient already.
Manana

L-girl said...

Whistler, sure, why not.

I wish one of these days we'd pick up a game or two in the standings. Tampa won't seem to allow it.

But it's late. I'm outta here. G'night all!

s1c said...

If he had been really intangible he would have willed that ball fair.

A little night musing said...

See ya sosock!

efd said...

bedtime for me too... goodnight all!

Patrick said...

Joe and Dale speaking with Drew.

Drew is a cool guy. Good attitude. I'm so glad he isn't a villain this year. He deserves our respect.

redsock said...

shit he walked. get it done, benoit

s1c said...

Daughter kicking me off of her laptop and out of her room

Friday its ChiSox time (Sox 15-5 in chicago since '03)

redsock said...

night, efd and everyone else who is leaving!!

phil said...

Still 5-3.

Tony said...

Anybody here think the Rangers have the testicular fortitude to score at least 2 off Mariano Rivera?

redsock said...

Anybody here think the Rangers have the testicular fortitude to score at least 2 off Mariano Rivera?

FUCK YEAH!

Tony said...

All right! Now I'm fired up to watch them try. Go to it, you magnificent Texas bastards!

Amy said...

Anyone know where Tom Caron is?

phil said...

Boggs fail.

redsock said...

Rangers can hit -- now I hope some of their good hitters come up.

Patrick said...

Our hopes rest on the shoulders of this guy.

phil said...

Is he broadcasting on location somewhere or something?

Patrick said...

If laird gets on, Chris Davis can unleash a bomb.

Amy said...

Dunno--just wondered if he was gone or something.

Well, I am off to sleep.

Can either the Rays or Yankees lose a game when we win, please?

Good night, all.

phil said...

Bleh. One more.

redsock said...

We need a Texas-sized dong!

Patrick said...

but that happened.

Patrick said...

A lone star branded dong...

redsock said...

go ump go - squeeze the 'bat!

redsock said...

then the ump calls a pitcher further outside a strike

headdesk

Patrick said...

Now we pray for this guy, who looks like he kidnapped some damsel and tied her to train tracks.

redsock said...

I hate Texas.

But 6.5 GB is still nice to see.

phil said...

Oh well.

Tony said...

Bah. So much for that.

Night, everyone.

Patrick said...

One of these days the Rays might lose a game or two.

Patrick said...

I assumed during our losing home stand that our run differential would have dropped. It's only gotten better at 105runs!!!

JEBUS, HOW ARE WE NOT IN FIRST?!?!

nick said...

OK, now that everyone's gone, I'm dropping by. Managed to catch the first few innings, which was great. haven't seen baseball in ages.

Then bedtime for the emster and the radio show. Right now I'm still playing this crazy rocking mysterious Thai record--some radio fun for the night owls. Almost done w/ side one. we'll flip for side two.

As long as I'm missing games, I much prefer that the sox do some winning.

A Conformer said...

How about Joe LaHOUD?

OK, it doesn't quite work. But I love middle eastern music, and "lute" made me think of it.


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