August 11, 2008

G119: Red Sox 5, White Sox 1

Red Sox   - 000 000 203 - 5  7  0
White Sox - 001 000 000 - 1 7 0
Danks had easily set down the first 17 Red Sox batters and was eight outs away from a no-hitter against a lifeless Boston lineup when Kevin Youkilis smacked a single into left-center.

Mike Lowell then walked on five pitches and Danks needed a mound visit. He recovered to fan Jason Bay, but J.D. Drew ripped a double that one-hopped the wall in left-center and scored two runs, giving Boston a 2-1 lead.

After a quiet eighth, five of the first six Boston batters in the ninth inning reached safely. Jed Lowrie's bases-loaded double scored two runs and Jacoby Ellsbury's second single of the night brought around the fifth Boston run.

Beckett (8-7-1-0-8, 104) was stellar. He allowed two singles to start the third and two fly balls brought in Chicago's run. After that, only one White Sox runner reached second base. Bot wrapped things up with a perfect ninth.

The Twins shutout the Yankees 4-0 to drop the New Yorkers 9 GB in the East (they trail Tampa Bay by 10 games in the loss column).

***

Josh Beckett (4.08, 109 ERA+) / John Danks (3.21, 139 ERA+)

After the Angels (who lead the West by 14 (!) games), the next-largest division lead in either league belongs to the FKR, who are up 4.5 games on the Red Sox and 8.5 on the Yankees.

Tampa is off tonight; Yankees/Twins at 8 PM.

475 comments:

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nixon33 said...

LETS GET RUNS!

redsock said...

danks clearly out of the ryhthm

nixon33 said...

this is where it all falls apart, right? RIGHT>!>!!>!

tim said...

me drinking white wine and eating organic blackberries = red sox rally

The steamed spinach of 08?

nixon33 said...

i mean for danks, no for us

efd said...

if the '08 Twins made the playoffs, it would be an achievement at least equal to, if not more than, the '08 Rays making the playoffs.

I disagree... the Twins always seem to be hovering near the top of their division, but the Rays really came out of nowhere (read: last place), and in a division that's much more competitive than the AL Central. I don't think you can really compare the two situations.

tim said...

danky.

redsock said...

Time for Bay to channel some MBM.

phil said...

Wow, two baserunners. Someone in scoring position. Amazing.

A Conformer said...

Hawk: "Come on, Johnny, you gotta get it back together.:

Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-it

A little night musing said...

Hi, you folks. Just checking in. Go sox! Down with bad chin hair!

Isn't there some law where you have to have one side and the other side, not just one?

Not since the Reagan presidency.

Back to the Electronic Jungle...

phil said...

Yeah, the FKRs matched their record for most wins in a season before the middle of August. Hard to top that.

Tony said...

efd: that's granted, but past performance only goes so far when it comes to this season. I think the Rays were more set-up for long-term success than the Twins; I know, that's been said for years, but at a certain level talent wins out.

COME ON BAY!

tim said...

Bay channeling Bellhorn.

nixon33 said...

PLEEEEEEEEEAAAAAASSSSE!

Tony said...

Gameday's instant video for Youk's hit says "Youkilis breaks up perfect game." Not true!

Man, I really miss the Jason Bay of a few days ago. REALLY miss him.

efd said...

ON FYAH!!!!

JCal76 said...

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redsock said...

THERE IS SMOKE AND THERE IS FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tim said...

ON FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!

phil said...

DREW!

Tony said...

YO DJ PUMP THIS PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ish said...

ON FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!

Jere said...

Drew-run double and we effin' lead! Screw the guy who said "JD DRew you suck" right before the pitch. Real creative, dick!

nixon33 said...

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tim said...

Dinky danky

Tony said...

To quote Joe Schulz, "hooray for our team!"

phil said...

Our two hits are more efficient.

nixon33 said...

Dear Tito,
On behalf of JoS, PLEASE do not put manny delcarmen into the game.
Thank You

redsock said...

hey jere, which nyc local news was it that did a winners and losers segment?

"danks .... you're a loser!"

tim said...

How's the fuckin hawk sounding now? Punk bitch.

A Conformer said...

Let's recap:

Perfect game? No.
No hitter? No.
Shutout? No.
Lead? No.

Nice.

tim said...

Hey Danks,

Here's a quarter. Why don't you go downtown and get a rat to gnaw that thing off your face?

phil said...

Tek? Please?

redsock said...

hawk probably hasn't said one word in the last 10 minutes!

Tony said...

Way to fight back for the walk, Lowrie!

TEK PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!

Jere said...

Yanks 6 outs away from being 10 back of TB in the loss column in mid-August.

efd said...

Pierzynski to Danks: You know, you might want to think about dying that thing blond...

tim said...

Tek, please don't be tek.

redsock said...

Yanks 6 outs away from being 10 back of TB in the loss column in mid-August.

now that's some sexy talk!

Jere said...

Dankees Suck

tim said...

Gah. Fuck you Tek.

phil said...

Nope, he's Tek.

Tony said...

I rescind my previous statement.

God damn it, Tek. God. Damn. It.

JCal76 said...

1-2-3 yanks go down in 8th

redsock said...

danks threw about 1/4 of tonight's pitches in that inning (26 of 103)

redsock said...

josh at 75 thru 6

Tony said...

All right, guys...3 huge innings coming up. Let's do it!

A Conformer said...

How's the fuckin hawk sounding now? Punk bitch.

If you really wanna know, he said something like:
We are not losing this game. A 1-run lead is not that bad. We're gonna come back into this.

And then proceeded to say come on Johnny about 10 times during the next two at bats.

nixon33 said...

why does jedi wear different gloves when he bats and when he runs?

phil said...

GDGD has the Drew double video, and it contains so much blessed silence.

JCal76 said...

Lowell has a velvet glove

A Conformer said...

Suddenly I'm really glad that Beckett is pitching today.

tim said...

Heh, loser.

In other news, the computer duster huffer has successfully completed rehab. Yay her. Yay for the exploitation of druggys.

Beckett can throw a CG. Just needs <10 pitches in the next 4 innings. As long as he finishes the 8th so we can go right to Pap, I'll be happy.

A little night musing said...

See, I come in, say "Go sox!", and JD Drew gets a double.

You can thank me later. ;)

tim said...

I'm watching on mute. Would I be correct in assuming that Don updated us on the amount of minutes Beckett had to wait several times during the top of this inning?

Tony said...

Fuck you, Swisher. And you, Blogger.

phil said...

Ponson's still pitching in the 8th, albeit with a three run deficit.

tim said...

YouReeBay up. Sounds like the lovechild of Youk, Lowrie and Bay.

redsock said...

if don did, i missed it.

Tony said...

BIG K!!!!!

tim said...

Fuck you Directv. I need to ebay a new receiver, this one is severely outdated and the reception is really shitty on it.

redsock said...

89 for JB - keep him going!

phil said...

89 pitches.

efd said...

yeah, I didn't hear any mention of the time either. I don't think it met the minimum time requirement (whatever that might be).

A Conformer said...

They're really crying a lot about that check swing call at the WS booth. It was borderline, I'll give them that.

nixon33 said...

AGAIN:

does anyone know why lowrie wears different batting gloves when he bats (white) than when he runs(black)?

redsock said...

if i kept a running log of the actual # of minutes that don mentions, i could probably give you the minimum amount. alas .......

(i should start keeping track now, though!)

ish said...

does anyone know why lowrie wears different batting gloves when he bats (white) than when he runs(black)?

One pair could be designated for just sliding? A lot of guys wear sliding gloves.

nixon33 said...

JOSH TO PITCH THE 8th DEFINITELY.
he's no johan, coming out automatically after 7

nixon33 said...

One pair could be designated for just sliding? A lot of guys wear sliding gloves.

maybe. seems like a lot of "accessories"

A Conformer said...

Let's recap:

Perfect game? No.
No hitter? No.
Shutout? No.
Lead? No.

Nice.


Update: Win? No.

redsock said...

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:>)

tim said...

hahaahahaha fuckas

phil said...

4-0 Min.

Chocolate Rain in.

ish said...

Lyndon slipped on his way to second.

Tony said...

Yeah Bellsbury!

One nice thing about GDGD - I can listen to music without having to worry about muting whoever's announcing. Most announcers suck anyway, so it's no big loss. But it's cool to follow the game and pump Dylan or Les Savy Fav or Ghostface or something.

ish said...

Coco realizes he sucks at hitting so he BUNTS! Good job!

Jere said...

NESN not showing us how in the name of Jesus H Ramirez didn't get to second on that. Did the WS station show him running?

tim said...

wtf was that? fuck bunting.

and i thought don would definitely mention it, seems like something he does quite often.

Jere said...

Oh, he slipped--thanks, Ish. (I left his name out of the last post--was talking about Jacoby)

Tony said...

Well, at least Crisp can do that.

ish said...

I love how Castig and O'Brien screw up the Verizon Wireless promo when there's a pitching chance, EVERY TIME.

redsock said...

wow - saw rem's new video for man-sized wreath online today -- now this men's warehouse clothing coommercial is very similar -- guy walking thru city with little colored squares following him.

phil said...

Pudgeballa. Batters to second and third.

Jere said...

Ponson gives up the fourth run, and finally is relieved by Cocoa Liquid Precipitaion.

phil said...

Tris Speaker's safe. :(

Tony said...

Damn it, Pedey.

Streak probably ends here. :(

A Conformer said...

Chocolate Rain's gameday pic is Erkelian.

efd said...

man, some of these fans sound like they have their own microphone.

tim said...

Phelps going for #3 right now, in other news.

ish said...

WEBGEM. Bullox.

nixon33 said...

longoria out for 3 weeks with broken wrist.
sorry if someone already mentioned this, but thats bad news especially with crawford's recent injury.
lets see how they hold up. i wish they were playing tonight.

redsock said...

game time at 2:06 right now.


very excited to see zink btw!

tim said...

Kills it.

Tony said...

Fuck. The Sox really could've used that State Farm run. Ah well.

A Conformer said...

FUCK

Hawk just climaxed

Jere said...

My people liked Ken Phelps' bat!!

tim said...

Longoria and crawford out? Nice.

Also - keep drinking that white wine and eating them organic blackberries!

efd said...

let's make sure this cab is off-duty.

redsock said...

bot gettin' the snuffolater going.

ish said...

Amazing how this went from being a perfect game bid for Danks, to a no-hit bid for Danks, to a a FANTASTIC 7+ inning outing by BECKETT, with NO walks.

Zenslinger said...

That was a very nice catch. But the Chicago announcers are in the stratosphere of homerism. He says something like: "YES! Incredible catch by Quentin! And the White Sox go into the bottom of the eighth down by ONLY ONE RUN."

efd said...

oh boy, Hawk is going to be crying again over that foul ball call!

ish said...

That hit the chalk. BIG break for Boston.

phil said...

Wo which wine are you drinking, Allan?

A Conformer said...

Wow. You need the tennis appeal cam for that one.

phil said...

s/Wo/So

Tony said...

Off-topic: Joe Nathan is really good.

redsock said...

just some ontario pinot grigio - cheap but drinkable!

phil said...

I was going to chide tim for confusing tape delay with live swimming, but that's actually live eh.

A little night musing said...

That hit the chalk.

Looked definitely outside to me. But close.

Frack edit conflicts.

tim said...

Gotta boot out to get a quick coffee now before the 9th!

ish said...

Quentin likes to get hit by balls.

JCal76 said...

4-0 final in Min

redsock said...

tim is always running out for shit during games! wtf?

do not eff around, jb!

tim said...

I was going to chide tim for confusing tape delay with live swimming, but that's actually live eh.

I've got no idea anymore. Seems live to me.

phil said...

Did Quentin get hit on Ellsbury's beautiful ass too?

Jere said...

Yanks lose. 2-6 on the trip so far.

phil said...

MFYs 10 GB.

efd said...

Kay on YES, a couple of pitches before the final out: "It's gotta be tough for The Captain to see this."

redsock said...

4-0 final in Min

now do your jobs, you guys at the post and daily news and newsday.

no mets, no jets, no fucking olympics, just sweet sweet mfy misery........

Jere said...

9.5, 10 in the loss

Jere said...

no, 9 GB, 10 in loss

tim said...

tim is always running out for shit during games! wtf?

It closes at 11, and I try to pick the least risky times to go. i.e. 2 outs if we're pitching so that if I miss anything it will most likely be good for us! But I'm saying hell with it for now. Want to watch the rest of this.

ish said...

It was awesome when the media was getting on Kennedy's ass about acting so non-nonchalantly about his bad outing. The Yankees liked it so much they sent him back to Scranton. KEEP HIM!

A Conformer said...

Shoulda been strike 3

A little night musing said...

It closes at 11, and I try to pick the least risky times to go.

Before the game starts? Just an idea.

phil said...

104. Beautiful.

redsock said...

hey yankees - you can start making those october golf reservations now.

Tony said...

What a start from Beckett. One of his best this season.

Get the man some more f'n runs!

Jere said...

ESPN Gamecast saying "middle 9th" and giving us the Twins' "due up" hitters. It's over!!!

phil said...

Actually, just 9 GB, no? They started out 8.5 GB.

ish said...

So, the radio concert advertisements go from Gloria Estefan to Kanye West to Bob Dylan throughout the course of the season.

tim said...

Before the game starts? Just an idea.

Well that does nothing for my late-night post-game study plans! AND nothing for my notorious do-things-at-the-last-minutedness.

Jere said...

yes, 9 GB, 10 in the loss. 8 in the win.

Tony said...

Nathan struck out the side in the 9th tonight. He's a damn good pitcher.

The Yankees are in a bad, bad way right now.

tim said...

Yeah, MFY 9 GB.

Bob Dylan

Next Wednesday!

ish said...

The best part about this is Danks is on the hook.

Jere said...

9/21 vs, BAL. Mark your calendars!

A Conformer said...

Ladies and gentlemen, Josh Beckett

A little night musing said...

Tim needs a coffee maker. Let's take up a collection.

redsock said...

"It's gotta be tough for The Captain to see this."

This must be used every night -- at least 5 times!!!!!!!!

phil said...

Nicely done.

Tony said...

Yeah Bay!

Keep it going!

redsock said...

and o'neill -- i mean, griffey -- plays it on a hop.

tim said...

I have one. Just not at this house. And I don't know how to work the one here. It's all post-Y2K'ey.

Tony said...

It must've been tough for The Captain to see Bay get that single.

phil said...

You know who really lets Jeter down? The fans. Suck it up, New York.

Jere said...

Ladies and gentlemen, Hawk Harrelson.

SoSock said...

Hey, hey, hey, it's time for Bay

tim said...

Ladies and Gentlemen, Jason Bay.

A little night musing said...

Tim, your coffee maker thinks it's 1908 and coffee makers haven't been invented yet? that's sad.

You know who really lets Jeter down? The fans.

Yep, yeah, and yes.

ish said...

Bot's no longer warming...

Looks like Beckett's gonna go for the CG!

But now Bot's starting to warm up again.

efd said...

Lance Broadway warming up for the White Sox?!?

redsock said...

i cannot photoshop, but someone needs to put bay's face on that hasseloff pic.

phil said...

Well if we add a couple more, then let Josh try.

James said...

Lance Broadway warming up in the pen. Incredible name.

efd said...

Lance Broadway, Huston Street, Arthur Rhodes, ...

Jere said...

LaG, JD Drew.

redsock said...

nice dance routine, swisher!!!!!!!

SoSock said...

Bring on that lizard - get us some insurance.

tim said...

Ducks on the motherfuckin pond!

Tony said...

DJ Werd dropping more mad beats!

We HAVE to get at least 1 now!

A Conformer said...

Shit, now Hawk will talk about duck snorts again...

A little night musing said...

That was oddly satisfying.

tim said...

i cannot photoshop, but someone needs to put bay's face on that hasseloff pic.

I'm on it!

ish said...

JEDI!!!!!

tim said...

JEDI!!!!!!

Gah not on fire there.

nixon33 said...

swisher strikes me as the kind of douchebag that walks around his apartment all day with no clothes on letting his ding-a-ling lead the way.

EDIT: HOLY SHIT LOWRIE!
I hope jd isnt hurt on that play.

ShoreysStories said...

Who is warming up in the pen?

JCal76 said...

Lugo to hell! Lugo to hell and Lu die!

phil said...

Jed!

ish said...

Wow. That bat went a LONG ways.

IT'S COMING FOR YOU, URIBE!

nixon33 said...

ha, tek getting the only thing he can out of the infield: his bat

efd said...

great job by Lowrie... I'm OK with sending Drew in that situation, personally.

tim said...

On second thought, photoshop not necessary.

nixon33 said...

ha, tek getting the only thing he can out of the infield: his bat

Tony said...

God damn it, Blogger.

Yeah Lowrie!

SoSock said...

Jere, should have used the "Wish You Were Here" album cover.
then again......maybe I'm still tripping

efd said...

Lowrie does the hustle!!

tim said...

TBT.

Tony said...

Well, at least that was a productive out.

efd said...

maybe if LBJ gets a hit then Broadway will come into the game

James said...

Stellar baserunning by Jed.

efd said...

LYNDON!!!!

nixon33 said...

hahaha, to quote angry bill "THIS GAME IS OVA! O-V-A!"

A Conformer said...

My god, they're making it sound like if they lose, it's because of the umpire.

Tony said...

Yeah Bellsbury! The kid's really come alive as of late, hasn't he?

efd said...

Harrelson dashing down from the booth to implore the fans not to leave.
"Go back to your seats, we're still in this thing!"

A little night musing said...

And efd predicted it!

A Conformer said...

Can we trade back for Hansen? We need some MOP UP!

Tony said...

In comes Lance Ace-High Straight. Er, Lance Overproduced Musical. Er, Lance Broadway.

efd said...

see, two of the fans coming back!

SoSock said...

Blaming it on the umps - I hate that shit. I hear it all the time in LL. Not to say that an ump has NEVER cost a team a game, but it's SO freaking rare.

ish said...

No longer a save situation!

redsock said...

"... i won't quit 'til i hit a dong
off broadway"

ish said...

I want Coco to REACH here, so Pedroia can get a chance to extend his road hitting streak.

efd said...

Crisp having balancing problems tonight.

A little night musing said...

Blogger behaving badly.

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