August 20, 2008

G127: Orioles 11, Red Sox 6

Red Sox - 220 010 010 -  6 13  0
Orioles - 034 310 00x - 11 9 1
Boston took a quick 4-0 lead, but Buchholz lasted only 14 batters (2.1-3-5-3-0, 60) and the Orioles then battered David Aardsma and Javier Lopez to blow the game open by the end of the fourth.

Scoreboard: The Angels scored a run in the top of the ninth to beat Tampa Bay 5-4. The Yankees beat the Blue Jays 5-1.

The Rays lead the Red Sox by 4.5, the Yankees by 10 and the Blue Jays by 12.

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Clay Buchholz (6.35, 71 ERA+) / Chris Waters (4.32, 101 ERA+)

John Farrell and Buchholz think they may have discovered a flaw in the young right-hander's delivery. Rob Bradford:
What they uncovered was that Buchholz was drifting forward upon beginning his approach to the plate with runners on base, causing problems with the location of his pitches.

"It's more like a drift in my delivery," Buchholz explained. "When I'm in the windup I'm fine, but when I'm in the stretch, I go to my balance point, I pick my leg up and I'm already going forward. It's not allowing me to get the ball out of my glove and really be on top. ..."
This will be the fourth start of Waters's major league career. Waters, who turned 28 last Sunday, is a left-hander. His minor league stats are here.

Tonight's Game Thread will be over at ish's blog.

Also: Angels/Rays and Yankees/Blue Jays at 7 PM

14 comments:

nixon33 said...

this pitching "duel" looks to be a shit show.

nixon33 said...

ok, i dont know where this fits BUT,
most annoying sports analysis word "TOUGHNESS"

i hate it when they use that word. think of a better way to describe "MENTAL TOUGHNESS"

i think i'll start a blog that each day i can talk about something i hate.

L-girl said...

i think i'll start a blog that each day i can talk about something i hate.

That should be easy to fill up. :)

think of a better way to describe "MENTAL TOUGHNESS"

mental...
strength
fortitude
concentration
gumption

redsock said...

i think i'll start a blog that each day i can talk about something i hate.

good therapy, too.

gotta have hate. gotta!

tim said...

i hate it when they use that word. think of a better way to describe "MENTAL TOUGHNESS"

i think i'll start a blog that each day i can talk about something i hate.


Papa Bear, is that you?

nixon33 said...

That should be easy to fill up. :)
good therapy, too.

DONE AND DONE!

nixon33 said...

tim, I'LL DO IT LIVE!

tim said...

DONE AND DONE!

Nominating that one for blog of the year.

Also re: your tagline...so you're this guy?

nixon33 said...

Also re: your tagline...so you're this guy?

no, i was actually talking about how when i take bus rides on the chaintown bus or greyhound from bost to ny or vice versa i drink the whole way.

SORRY ALLAN I DIDNT MEAN TO HIJACK!

tim said...

FUCKIN THING SUCKS

efd said...

DONE AND DONE!

OMG, awesome. It's gotta be Dustin Pedroia's new favorite blog.

ish said...

gumption

I think that word's definition should be changed to describe anything that would remind you of something Grady Little would do.

ish said...

I still think that Bill O'Reilly video is the best ever. He talks about doing the outro live and then the guy was randomly like, "3, 2, 1" and he does his thing perfectly, then they fade out and he's flipping out.

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