August 22, 2008

G128: Red Sox 8, Blue Jays 4

Red Sox   - 100 410 020 - 8 11  0
Blue Jays - 200 200 000 - 4 8 0
Byrd (6-6-4-2-4, 86) hung in there, despite allowing two two-run home runs and not recording a 1-2-3 inning. With two outs in the sixth, he allowed a single and a walk -- putting the tying runs on base -- but got Zaun to ground out to second.

Pedroia hit a bomb to left in the first and the first five Sox reached base in the fourth. Bay singled, Lowrie walked, Varitek walked, Cora was HBP, and Crisp singled. Ellsbury's grounder scored a run, as did FY's sac fly (it also ended Marcum's evening).

Varitek hit a solo home run to start the sixth and was HBP and scored in the eighth. He reached base in four of his five plate appearances and scored three runs. ... Crisp singled three times from the #9 spot. ... Okajima pitched a clean eighth.

Elsewhere: Tampa Bay beat Chicago 9-4, Minnesota beat Los Angeles 9-0, and New York beat Baltimore 9-4.

***
Paul Byrd (4.55, 96 ERA+) / Shawn Marcum (3.36, 126 ERA+)

Byrd makes his third straight start against Toronto.
              IP    H  R ER BB  K  PIT
0809 at Tor 9 6 2 2 0 2 94
0816 vs Tor 7.1 10 4 4 0 0 96
0822 at Tor ?
Marcum's last start was against the Red Sox -- last Sunday (5-5-1-4-4, 95).

The Red Sox have lost their last six games at Skydome. We need at least two wins in these three games.

Also: Yankees/Orioles (7 PM), Rays/White Sox (8 PM) and Twins/Angels (10 PM)
East 
Rays 77 49 .611 ---
Red Sox 73 54 .575 4.5
Yankees 67 60 .528 10.5
Blue Jays 66 61 .520 11.5
Orioles 61 65 .484 16.0

Wild Card
Red Sox 73 54 .575 ---
Twins 73 54 .575 ---
Yankees 67 60 .528 6.0
Blue Jays 66 61 .520 7.0

362 comments:

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ish said...

Probably get a lot of Maine... I click here often. :>)

redsock said...

Someone in Turkey found the blog by searching for "ococ porn".

nick said...

so what's a nrop?

ish said...

The sister called me yesterday morning, walking around a McDonalds along the Mass Pike west of Springfield... She said those chicken biscuit sandwiches looked good, but she brought along a lot of "healthy snacks". She then told me she had to make sure to eat them in a timely manner because she wouldn't be able to bring them into Canada.

Not sure if you can bring produce from the US into Canada, but I know you can't bring produce from Canada into the US.

nixon33 said...

MFY tie it on a wild pitch.

ish said...

ococ porn. Is it like porn with people that have dread locks? Or who run fast? Or who suck at hitting?

nick said...

baseball's a walk in the park. then another one...and ano...

ish said...

Masterson has an INSANE sinker. Starts off knee-high and then bounces in the dirt. 91 mph. It's like a hard splitter almost.

nixon33 said...

MFY take the lead.
5-4

phil said...

ococ porn. Is it like porn with people that have dread locks? Or who run fast? Or who suck at hitting?

Pretty sure there's grass diving involved.

phil said...

2-1 CWS on Iwamura triple.

nick said...

oh good god. so they're reporting that neither Bayh or Kaine is Obama's VP pick and earlier they said Biden had been ruled out.

I wish the campaign would just get a move on it and tell us what bland centrist they've picked so I can continue feeling the paucity of hope.

redsock said...

with game thread cursing and talk of joba, if comments can be searched, i'm surprised more pornoholics don't end up here.

phil said...

Hopefully it isn't Chet Edwards.

phil said...

Tek's going for the gritty cycle.

redsock said...

Tek on base 4 times tonight.

nixon33 said...

can coco make it 4!

A Conformer said...

I would like to point out that the Tel Aviv has nothing to do with me. I'm still in the capital of the confederacy.

nixon33 said...

NIX= 800,000

COCO= 4

phil said...

If Tek and Coco can keep this up, it'll ease the pain of Drew's absence. (He's been pretty absent this second half anyway.)

redsock said...

7-8-9 tek/cora/ococ

have reached base 9 of 12 PA!

7 hits in 10 AB

phil said...

2-2 FKR on a Pena dong.

Bryon Harris said...

I could see foot fettish people clicking your link Allen!

phil said...

Run(s)!

ish said...

Gimme a Laser Show!

phil said...

5-4 MFY going into the bottom of the 8th.

redsock said...

correction: 6 H in 9 AB

ish said...

LASER SHOW!!!

ish said...

Even lasers can be soft!

phil said...

Run(s)!

redsock said...

FKR - 000 011
CWS - 000 20

NYY - 100 020 02
BAL - 101 101 0

MIN -
LAA -

ish said...

Bottom of the 8th will be Jeemer Time!

ish said...

There go my dreams of 101 101 101...

nick said...

OK, I just scanned through 11 pages of results from a google search for ococ porn and no JoS. There are 1.4M results for that, but they reinterpret it to accept coco and OC. putting it in quotes reveals just one result, but it's not in english.

Amy said...

Just got in after a 4 hour ride to the Cape. I heard the game along the way. My guy is HOT!

phil said...

Marte plunks Huff. Fruitbat in with 2 out in the 8th.

redsock said...

Is there a special Turkey search engine?

nixon33 said...

OK, I just scanned through 11 pages of results from a google search for ococ porn and no JoS. There are 1.4M results for that, but they reinterpret it to accept coco and OC. putting it in quotes reveals just one result, but it's not in english.

have a good time, didja?

nick said...

have a good time, didja?

I'm fast, but not that fast.

nick said...

I did a semester in Istanbul in college. No recollection of "ococ"...

phil said...

Cabin mirror pops out to end the 8th.

A Conformer said...

So, will Tek's wife take him back now?

redsock said...

Turkey Guy Stats:

22nd August 2008 17:22:41
"www.google.com.tr/search?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Atr%3Aofficial&channel=s&hl=tr&q=ococ porn&meta=&btnG=Google%27da Ara&aq=f"

I think it sent him to:
The Joy of Sox: G121: Red Sox 8, Rangers 4

ish said...

Jays game thread...

Hilarious.

redsock said...

"Everyone hates Youkilis with a passion. He's one of those guys you genuinely wish bad things on. Is it because his head looks like a callused penis?"

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A Conformer said...

It's been a fucking year and two thirds, we play the BJs 19 times a year, and they still talk about Oki looking down on his delivery. Fuck, get some new shit.

SoSock said...

OK, just getting settled in, had visitors in the room.
So Peds is just a freaking MONSTER isn't he?

ish said...

Jeemer has had scoreless outings in all but two outings since July 1st.

3.21 ERA goes down to 2.9

Amy said...

Ofer, it seems to me Tek is doing better since leaving his wife, or at least going public. Not sure he wants to go back!

Amy said...

Allan, where is that quote about Youk from?

phil said...

From that Jays thread.

redsock said...

From Jays Thread:

Campbell: "This is Jason Bay's first big league game in Canada. Hard to believe since he was in the majors in 2004 when the Expos were still around. You have to trust the information the Red Sox give you."

Do you, Jamie? You could do that, or you could also go to a series of tubes called "The Internets" and find that his first big league game in Canada was July 9, 2004 against the Expos.

Crack work, JC

********

Guy is right. Bay went 4-for-5.

A Conformer said...

Wow, no BJ has more than 12 dongs? No wonder they're not doing so well.

ish said...

Jays fans call it "prick teasing" when the Jays play Boston or New York.

ish said...

Or at least, the interwebs Jays fans.

Amy said...

Looked like the old Jeemer.

Now let's hope for the 07 Bot.

phil said...

3-2 FKR. Die.

nick said...

those jays fans. they got spunk. I might convert.

A Conformer said...

FKR

nick said...

what! they cut of some Bob's cheerleaders for the first pitch?! I want to know how the chant ends.

A Conformer said...

Amy, I was just following up on the whole "I don't sleep with .218 hitters" thing.

Amy said...

Yeah, I knew that, Ofer. I was just putting a new spin on it all. :)

SoSock said...

Skimmed over the Jays thread. Hilarious.
The bit about this being Jay's 1st game in CA is priceless. Is Nixon33 doing a cameo over there?

ish said...

Took a webgem to retire Varitek for the first time!

ish said...

Seriously, I think Nix's drinking buddies are all Jays fans.

Amy said...

Hey, SoSock, just saw you had signed in. How are things going?

phil said...

Amy, I was just following up on the whole "I don't sleep with .218 hitters" thing.

Tek's up to .222 now.

Amy said...

Nick, where did you see that stuff about the VP potential candidates?

SoSock said...

Took a webgem to retire Varitek for the first time!


GDGD is still on Jedi's AB. They've been really screwy for the last week or 2

phil said...

Who the fuck is Cody Ransom and why is he 2 for 2 this year with 2 homers?

8-4 MFY.

phil said...

Cabbage patch dong. 9-4 MFY.

nick said...

Judging by this game, I'd say Varitek doesn't go down very often.

nick said...

Hi Amy,

google news top stories. one blog is currently suggesting it's gonna be Jack Reed from Jere's new home state of RI.

Amy said...

So you think that was Tek's problem at home, Nick?

phil said...

CWS threatening with men on first and second and one out.

redsock said...

Gotta hold off on the election talk until L is around so she can "go ballistic" like never before!

phil said...

Reed's a fine choice, except for the whole Republican governor getting to appoint a replacement senator thing.

Amy said...

Jack Reed from RI? That's not a name I have seen.

phil said...

RI could probably pull a Massachusetts and amend its election laws to have the replacement chosen by special election. (Fuck you, Romney.)

Amy said...

Where is she? I want to see her go ballistic over election talk AND all the earlier Olympics talk.

SoSock said...

Hi Amy
Things are seeming to improve or the 1st time in a week. Of course, that time they quickly turned sour and got worse, but she has gotten gradually better for 2 straight days now, and was actually stting up in bed beading on some jewelry all evening, so I'm hopeful.
Definitely gonna be here through at least Monday though.

nick said...

Oh right. Don't want laura to miss her chance to go ballistic. I'll shut up 'bout it.

ish said...

Also drudge report's good for VP stuff.

Amy said...

Plus does Obama need anyone from a state like RI? That's almost like picking a Senator from MA.

Amy said...

Hang in there, SoSock. We are all pulling for you here. I am glad she is doing better.

ish said...

Castig and Arnold are talking about guys who wear their hat brims straight, not worrying about the fashion thing... Talked about Sherill, then both simultaneously said, "Jimy Williams."

phil said...

We can go on forever, though.

VPs haven't delivered geography since 1960, so it's silly to judge a pick that way. (Reed's baseless speculation, probably, though.)

Amy said...

Dirty water!

ish said...

DP for the dirty water!

First round is on me! Next one is on... Amy!

phil said...

Water.

redsock said...

l'eau sale

Amy said...

True, Phil, but what does Reed add? I am not wild about any of those mentioned, but there aren't too many politicians who would excite me.

I also am not sure the VP selection ultimately determines how any or many people vote.

A Conformer said...

Good. Calm win tonight.
Time to switch to the FKR game.

SoSock said...

Eso es el juego!

Amy said...

OK, I'll take the second round...as long as we keep on winning!

phil said...

грязная вода

phil said...

Dye's useless.

Amy said...

I am happy for the Sox, happy for Tek, happy it is the weekend.

Good night, everyone.

phil said...

Reed's got foreign policy heft and seems like a safe durable guy to have hanging in the wings.

phil said...

The drunk jays fans stopped posting fifteen minutes ago.

redsock said...

Night, all!

(I'm staying, though.)

nixon33 said...

im psyched we won. but of course the MFY won, and the FKR will win. WTF?!?!?!

lets hope The AC of AHH can win

A Conformer said...

Shouldn't the VP selection have to do more with who will be a good VP, instead of who will bring in more votes?

(I'm just acting naive...)

SoSock said...

There was a great piece on NPR today about the VP selection. The author being interviewed, I forget the name, said that the selection really doesn't afffect the outcome, but often says a lot about the candidates opinion of himself. As in what does he need in a VP to make himself a better president.

redsock said...

FKR - 000 011 1
CWS - 000 200 0

MIN - 0
LAA - 0

NYY - 100 020 024 - 9 16 0
BAL - 101 101 000 - 4 9 1

nixon33 said...

RAYS 4 WHITE SOX 2
FUCK

A Conformer said...

מים מלוכלכים

Can you see this? Or do you just get random symbols?

nick said...

çirkef

redsock said...

i see it.

SoSock said...

Very cool Ofer. I'm taking Hebrew, but I'm sorry to say I'm ot recognizing that phrase. The Hebrew is definitely coming thru though

ish said...

Varitek hit dongs in three consecutive games for the first time in his career.

redsock said...

Rays magic number drops to 31 if they win.

nixon33 said...

6-2 FKR
im gonna snap

A Conformer said...

It's dirty water, of course.

And the fucking Rays are making Hawk and his special friend very quiet. 6-2

Amy said...

I see it, Ofer. Dirty water in Hebrew. (I assume since I see "mayim"---I don't know how to say dirty in Hebrew.)

redsock said...

Looking at Tek's game log for 2008 for games he's been on base 4 times (hits/walks):

A quick scan shows May 18 as the only other game: 2 H, 2 BB

A Conformer said...

meluhlahim
or if you wanna exaggerate, it would be metunafim
But that's more like filthy.

redsock said...

Zobrist. Gimme a fucking break.

SoSock said...

Ofer - Since I'm not good enough to read it without the vowels there, (how DO you guys do that)will you please transliterate.
Maybe I can impress the rabbi :)

Amy said...

Thanks, Ofer. My Hebrew is limited to prayerbook Hebrew for the most part. Lots of talk about "mayim," not much talk about dirty or filthy---though I bet there is more than I know about. :)

SoSock said...

And there you've gone and done it while I was writing.
Thanks!

A Conformer said...

It's mayim meluhlahim. And about how to do it- you have to know the word to know how it's pronounced. Unless it's written with punctuation (we have the special punctuation that serves instead of vowels), but nobody uses that.

Amy said...

SoSock, I bt y cn rd ths wtht vwls.

Hbrw s nt tht dffrnt.

Amy said...

If you know the words, you don't need the vowels. We learn words long before we read them. So those Israelis aren't really that clever. :)

redsock said...

Alexei Ramirez dongs with Thome aboard.

6-4 now in bot 8th

A Conformer said...

The other sox might be starting something. 6-4

SoSock said...

Unless it's written with punctuation (we have the special punctuation that serves instead of vowels), but nobody uses that.

That's actually what I was referring to. You call it punctuation, to me it's the vowels. And I am helpless to pronounce any word without it. Well, maybe a couple of the basics.
I guess, as you say, it's just recognizing the word, which comes with growing up with it

ish said...

Francona, on Drew: "We're actually reassured. When it first came out we said 'uh oh', but now it's reassuring that it hasn't gotten worse."

Also talked about muscle spasms and they're just working to calm it down. Doesn't sound too bad.

redsock said...

And Griffey reaches on a dropped pop up.

Let's go, White Sox!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

fuck - no he didn't. he struck out.

fuck you gdgd

SoSock said...

GDGD has really been screwy lately.

redsock said...

eff you swisher.

redsock said...

and double eff you uribe.

shit - 6-4 after 8.

cws will have the top of the order in the 9th.

ish said...

Watch out, White Sox... if Tampa wins the AL East, this is your ALDS opponent.

redsock said...

and we'll get the angels again.

ish said...

and we'll get the angels again.

Another reason to catch up to the FKR. Pass them, win AL East, play Chicago, and let them deal with LAAAoAAAAAA

SoSock said...

Well, it'll take a 2-run 9th to keep it alive now.

ish said...

Who would you rather face in the ALCS: FKR or LAAoAAoAAAoA?

redsock said...

Who would you rather face in the ALCS: FKR or LAAoAAoAAAoA?

Don't matter. Just wanna get there. ... At that point, LA, I think.

Rays would feel invincible. yeah, like they don't now ...

ish said...

Joe hasn't called you for a ride yet, sir Sock?

redsock said...

i think he is supposed to call at 11:30 or so. probably at a bar at the moment.

ish said...

I agree with just getting there. That's going to be an adventure in and of itself. In a 7-game series I think I'd take on the Angels too.

redsock said...

2-run dong for delmon young.
2-0 twins in top 4th

redsock said...

TB 7-4.

FUCK A FUCKING FUCK.

A Conformer said...

It's really funny. I'm 'watching' the FKR-CWS game, but doing other things. And two times already I've come back to it to see the Rays have scored a run, and I had no idea, cause the Chi anncrs just didn't say anything.

redsock said...

7-4 -- and 2 on with no outs.

damn - these fucking rays are relentless.

ish said...

That's why they're the fucking rays.

And even former Rays are raking!

redsock said...

imagine if hawk had been calling the game for the marlins when the red sox got the first 11 guys on and scored 10 runs before an out.

it would have been like watching a 30-minute silent movie!

redsock said...

yeah.

pena - why can't we get players like that?

ish said...

Twins/White Sox have a half-game swing for the Central going, too. White Sox lose and Twins win, everything would flip. And we'd be focusing on Chicago again for the wild card.

Crazyness of baseball.

ish said...

Yeah. See, Hawk... Part of being a broadcaster is to broadcast the game. At least give the gist of what's going on. Not just when it's your team scoring.

ish said...

After 8 in St. Louis...

ATL: 000 010 00 - 1 7 0
STL: 040 263 03 - 18 26 0

ish said...

Remember Willie Harris?

Today against Chicago, he hit a grand slam and a two-run dong, walked and scored 3 times.

Why can't we get a guy like that?!

ish said...

Obviously Chicago meaning the Cubs...

ish said...

8-4 Rays! Cock nugget.

SoSock said...

Good sign.
Cat is wanting to use the puter. 1st time for that in over a week.
So I'll happily say - g'night

ish said...

Good sign.
Cat is wanting to use the puter. 1st time for that in over a week.
So I'll happily say - g'night


Hi, Cat! :>) Good night, Sosock!

ish said...

9-4 FKR.

That's it for me. Until tomorrow, Joy Nation.

nixon33 said...

holy canoli, the twins will now turn into the rays!

nixon33 said...

one last thing about the whole olympic sex thing...

what i don't understand is that aren't top athletes supposed to be complete psychos about their fitness?
a lot of boxers wont have sex for months before a match. i've heard soccer players do the same thing.
its all psychological, but a lot of them believe in not wasting precious energy.
im surprised that someone who worked their whole life training to get to get a rare appearance i the games would be walking around banging anything that moved.

nixon33 said...

edit. i see most of the banging was done after either they were eliminated, or the event was over.
BANG AWAY, LADIES AND GENTS, BANG AWAY!

nick said...

No Jack Reed. No Ralph Reed. No Jimmy Reed. Biden. Boredom.

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