September 3, 2008

G139: Red Sox 5, Orioles 4

Orioles - 100 300 000 - 4  5  1
Red Sox - 000 000 221 - 5 9 1
Through six innings, the Red Sox had only three baserunners, all of whom failed to reach second. In the final three innings, however, 11 runners reached base, and five of them scored, and the Red Sox walked off with a win and a sweep of the Orioles.

In the ninth, with the game tied 4-4, Alex Cora lined a single to right-center (his third hit of the afternoon). Coco Crisp dropped a squib bunt down the first base line. The ball rolled maybe 15 feet and had just spun over the foul line when it hit a little rock and hopped back into fair territory. Pitcher Jim Miller -- who made his major league debut last night -- grabbed it but his throw was low and late to first. Two on, no outs.

Jacoby Ellsbury (who robbed Aubrey Huff of a home run in the fifth with a leaping catch over the visitors' bullpen wall) also dropped down a bunt. It was directly in front of the plate. Miller got to it quickly, turned and fired to third. His throw was very wild, well to the left of Huff's glove. Indeed, the third base umpire had to duck back out of the way. The ball sailed into left field and Cora scored easily.

Boston got on the board when Dustin Pedroia homered down the left field line with one out in the sixth. Then, with two gone, Jason Bay was hit by a pitch in the foot, Jason Varitek walked on four pitches, Cora bunted for a hit, and Crisp walked. Baltimore led 4-2.

In the seventh, Jed Lowrie was called out on a short check swing. David Ortiz walked and Pedroia doubled into the left field corner (his third hit of the day!). Kotsay then banged a 2-1 pitch that was slicing to left-center. Adam Jones chased it, but seemed afraid of hitting the wall and pulled up short. The ball hit low on the wall, Jones banged into the wall anyway and fell down. It was a game-tying triple for Kotsay.

Cora also made a huge play in the top of the eighth. Baltimore led 4-2 and Huff had singled and stolen second base with no outs. Oscar Salazar hit a grounder to Cora's left and Huff took off for third. In one smooth motion, Cora gloved the ball and whirled and fired to third. Lowrie slapped the tag down on Huff for the out on a very close play. Justin Masterson then got an inning-ending double play two pitches later.

The White Sox beat Cleveland this afternoon 4-2 to stay 4 GB the Red Sox in the WC. ... A Yankees win over the Rays tonight would bring Boston to within three games of first place in the East.

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Lance Cormier (4.61, 95 ERA+) / Daisuke Matsuzaka (2.82, 161 ERA+)

Afternoon baseball!

Kirk is going with his bullpen for the entire game today. This is Cormier's 36th appearance of the year, but it's his first start:
Cormier has been stretched out to four innings once this season, on June 28 in relief against the Nationals, but hasn't pitched more than two innings since that outing. Trembley said on Tuesday night that he had no expectations for Cormier's longevity on Wednesday afternoon.
Kotsay gets a start at 1B, Bay still hitting 6th. Oatmeal inside.

And:
White Sox/Indians at 12
Yankees/Rays at 7
Twins/Blue Jays at 7

498 comments:

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phil said...

Minnesota loses.

redsock said...

allen + sox win + rays loss + the irony of rooting for the MFY + no pain + pain killers + fine wine = elegantly wasted

SPELL MY NAME RIGHT, ASSHOLE!

...

(percoset still untouched, amazingly enough. urologist tomorrow morning. & sleep apena 2nd sleep study tomorrow night with c-pap machine)

redsock said...

ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGG 402

fuck yhou!

phil said...

Boof Bonser gives up the walkoff double.

Boof.

phil said...

Wine's slowing your posting skills, Allan.

tim said...

Saw Allan's agenda for tonight post-game, looked fantastical.

I had some Keith's, Swordfish and corn on the barbie going tonight myself. Twas a good night, looking forward to enjoying two days of vacation now tho...had this whole week off but due to grandparents hospital issues, hasn't been much of a vacation thus far. Long story there...will discuss later. Just looking forward to doing fuck all tomorrow and some good tunes from my man, redsock!

(PS - Would it be possible for you to email me that live "Into the Mystic" that got taken down? Kthx!)

tim said...

I'm a fan of the K-Pap machine myself...

ish said...

So... 5 GA wild card?

Pepe Lepew said...

Steve Phillips sezs A'Rod's bomb looked foul. What's the deal with that stupid little foul pole in the back of the seats?
You shouldn't play baseball in a hockey arena.

andy said...

Has Tina Fey done an imitation of Palin yet?

phil said...

GDGD can't decide whether it was a single or a double. Looks like a single.

SoSock said...

Has Tina Fey done an imitation of Palin yet?

THAT will be worth tuning in for!

phil said...

Tina Fey's hosting SNL this Saturday, apparently, so I'm assuming it's on her agenda.

Pepe Lepew said...

allen + sox win + rays loss + the irony of rooting for the MFY + no pain + pain killers + fine wine = elegantly wasted

SPELL MY NAME RIGHT, ASSHOLE!

...

(percoset still untouched, amazingly enough. urologist tomorrow morning. & sleep apena 2nd sleep study tomorrow night with c-pap machine)

Allan, there's a big roobarb (That's how they spell rhubarb in Wasilla, Alaska) over whether A-Rod actually hit a home run.

phil said...

Nevermind, that's a rerun.

9casey said...

redsock said...

& sleep apena 2nd sleep study tomorrow night with c-pap machine


What triggered the sleep apnea test, my wife wants me to get tested(for sleep apnea)

tim said...

This makes my head hurt

andy said...

I see the rays faltering more. They just don't have it in them. Do you see all their base running errors? They are turning into primadonnas.

ish said...

At least pronounce Iraq and Iran correctly.

tim said...

fuck tampon bay.

ish said...

She's not real good at reading a tele-prompter.

redsock said...

(PS - Would it be possible for you to email me that live "Into the Mystic" that got taken down? Kthx!)

You know, it just might!

I'll have to re-up it. Email me.

Also, special Nix-related toons tomorrow. Coco does not approve, but whatever.

redsock said...

There is a new SoSHer named C-PAPI -- the meaning of which I would not have understood until very recently.

Possible sleep apena post coming in the future.

Pepe Lepew said...

At least pronounce Iraq and Iran correctly.

Wed Sep 03, 10:53:00 PM

and nookuler....

tim said...

I refuse to watch any of this shit. First of all, fuck the system, second of all, fuck the media.

Although I did manage to register to vote at the concert I went to in NY a couple weeks ago :P

At the end of their set, and after several beers, Bob Weir said that if we "pledged" to vote, we could enter a draw to win a free autographed guitar....Not only did I pledge to vote - I actually registered.

"Are you from New York State?"
"Yup" (lie)
"Do you have your SSN?"
"No"
"Do you know it?"
"Yup" (lie)

Filled out the forms, didn't register for any party and then got my ballot to win a free autographed guitar! hahaha, the system sucks. a goddamn canadian is registered to vote you fools.

tim said...

redsock: emailed.

ish said...

Fooking republicans. Fooking democrats.

ish said...

When she says Iraq I think of that Miss USA or Miss America a couple years ago who had that crazy horrible answer to some question that showed just how little she knew about anything.

Amy said...

Tim, that's downright scary. Can you come and please vote against McCain?

ish said...

It's amazing. All you hear about really, is what is bad about each party. And the good things these people say about their own parties are pretty much the same. And what they want to do. Change, etc.

andy said...

If I was voting i would vote for obama because he can talk right. this lady is making a fool of herself. They are so cocky slamming the democrats. And blah blah mccain war hero blah blah blah. Didn't he fail at fighting for us?

phil said...

That's a lot of empty bleachers.

phil said...

"Winning means survival and defeat means death".

At least they aren't pussyfooting about their fearmongering.

ish said...

link...

Democratic vice-presidential nominee Joe Biden said yesterday that he and running mate Barack Obama could pursue criminal charges against the Bush administration if they are elected in November.

"If there has been a basis upon which you can pursue someone for a criminal violation, they will be pursued," Biden said during a campaign event in Deerfield Beach, Florida, according to ABC.

"[N]ot out of vengeance, not out of retribution," he added, "out of the need to preserve the notion that no one, no attorney general, no president -- no one is above the law."

andy said...

There are more empty seats at the RNC then there are at the trop. Who'da thunk?

phil said...

"who have seen evil and seen evil overcome".

We're working on it, asshole.

nick said...

from the fine blog "Whatever It Is, I'm Against It":

Out-of-context Quote of the Day from the Republican Convention

Mike Huckabee: “I was in college before I found out it isn’t supposed to hurt when you take a shower.”

andy said...

So because mccain survived his imprisonment he is a winner? Charles Manson is well on his way then.

andy said...

Awesome quote. i am laughing hard now.

phil said...

The sad thing is this flat delivery and rhetorical histrionics might actually be exceeding expectations.

andy said...

I just don't get alaskans i guess. she must be real cool up there. cold even.

ish said...

"thank you, and god bless america!"

sure is doing a great job, isn't he?

ish said...

You hear what Romney said earlier?

"We Americans inherited the greatest nation on the earth."

nick said...

every time I re-read that it makes me laugh. I can't figure out what the hell the context would be.

andy said...

If they isnt the daughter's baby then why is she always the one holding it? I have seen many pictures today of the daughter holding the baby.

ish said...

Notice the daughter's boyfriend got his head shaved and has that real clean-cut look?

andy said...

Ahh look it is the president elect. Same tired old tricks. Cookie cutter conventions.

ish said...

If they isnt the daughter's baby then why is she always the one holding it? I have seen many pictures today of the daughter holding the baby.

Mommy's too busy campaigning.

redsock said...

So because mccain survived his imprisonment he is a winner? Charles Manson is well on his way then.

Gold.

Why do I think that if the Obamas had an unmarried, pregnant 17-year-old daughter, the dittoheads would not be saying "Hey, that's cool! These things happen! It's America!"

ish said...

This is now the fourth time ever McCain's met Palin.

andy said...

This must be a ratings bonanza. It would be so awesome if she opened her top and was wearing the old glory bikini.

phil said...

McCain looks like he needs an exit strategy from this stage.

andy said...

What heroic presidents have there been in history?

ish said...

This is so fucked up.

andy said...

I would do her daughter and shit Palin herself. How can she lead me if I would do her?

redsock said...

are you guys not just chatting -- are you watching something? -- WHAT THE FUCK are you watching?

nick said...

ABA (andy being andy)

Even if I had a TV here I don't think I could bear to watch, though I might try. I heard 1.2 minutes of fired-from-HP before I had to change the dial in the car.

Jere said...

you know how crazy that Coco bunt was today? I ended up sitting under the scoreboard--at least 500 feet away--and I could see that ball change direction. I still was wondering if it was just my imagination until I got home and read your description.

ish said...

I feel like I've been caught stealing cookies.

Sarah Palin's speech at the RNC...

ish said...

Although I'd be sure you're being sarcastic, Allan. Right?

ish said...

Optical illusion Jere's way!

phil said...

ABC loves her speech. MSNBC seems to love it too.

Looks like they're back on board.

andy said...

Of course they love her. She is a woman and that is all the rage nowadays. This election is patronizing the minorities and women.

ish said...

Pat Robertson for secretary of the interior! That'll be the next call from the RNC.

SoSock said...

Apparently someone is watching the RNC :o.
why bother
Same old fearmongering that got Bushie his second term, after he didn't really win his 1st one!
They're running commercials here about how we haven't been attacked by foreign terrorists since 9/11. As if that shows what a great job Bush has done. IIRC there were no more attacks after the '93 bombing until after Bush took office. No, I don't blame Bush for the 9-11 attacks, but I guess that means Clinton was fabulous, right Repubs? I mean, you know, using your criteria there and all.

ish said...

I love Mittler's attitude. Uh, we're conservative. We're awesome! Liberals suck!

ish said...

Sosock, I needed my daily dose of comic relief.

phil said...

Giuliani's speech ran too long, apparently, so they didn't get to introduce Palin with her hagiographic video.

nixon33 said...

l-girl is gonna flip out with this talk.

tim said...
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tim said...

l-girl is gonna flip out with this talk.

I hear that

ish said...

I think one thing the conventions do that I like is give you a feeling of how things would look and feel if each party won the election. It's interesting. I felt comfortable watching Obama's speech. Tonight looked... scary!

SoSock said...

Tim's avatar right under Nix's is a little diconcerting.

tim said...

So I'm having a "Green Monsta Ale" - picked up in new york state....not my cup of tea.

nick said...

Comment deleted

I hear that.

ish said...

l-girl is gonna flip out with this talk.

Probably. You think we could delete all these comments before she wakes up?

tim said...

sorry sosock...but you can't deny that we live in a culture of violence

(nttawwt)

ish said...

Tim, your avatar is awesome. The dude abides!

tim said...

I hear that.

Yup.

And as for deleting like 40 comments...I say we go for it. I think her reaction from that will be fucking interesting.

tim said...

Fuckin' eh, ish.

nick said...

I missed the climactic moment of the bunt. I saw him hit it. I saw it go up the line a little bit. I got distracted by a beer-getter. I saw the throw to first. Couldn't figure out how he legged it out.

ish said...

Hurricane Ike was 80 mph category 1 earlier this afternoon. Now it's 135 mph category 4! Fickle, these hurricanes.

ish said...


And as for deleting like 40 comments...I say we go for it. I think her reaction from that will be fucking interesting.


Yeah, she looks and there are 40 "deleted by author"'s. That'd be great.

ish said...

I missed the climactic moment of the bunt. I saw him hit it. I saw it go up the line a little bit. I got distracted by a beer-getter. I saw the throw to first. Couldn't figure out how he legged it out.

Amazing thing was he paused a bit up the line, watching the ball. When it bumped fair he turned on the jets and still legged it to first.

SoSock said...

Apparently the Brewers tried to get a call by the scorer at CC's 1-hit game reversed to give him a no-no. They have a gripe. LaRoche hit a dribbler just to the left of the mound. CC booted it when he went to pick it up. I watched the replay and I think if CC fields it clean it's an out. Adam was only halfway down the line when he flipped the ball away. Probably hurts his cause that it was him that made the error, altho it shouldn't.

ish said...

With modding back on, I bid you all a good night.

tim said...

Sleeptime for me, till next time JoSers!

9casey said...

ish said...
Notice the daughter's boyfriend got his head shaved and has that real clean-cut look?



Thats her son who is in the military and heading off to Iraq.

The one holding the daughters hand is her boyfriend....

ish if you are going to watch and comment at least get some of the facts correct ,don't bash just to bash....

ish said...

Thats her son who is in the military and heading off to Iraq.

Gotcha. I thought he wasn't there but was getting ready to go to Iraq. Neither here nor there. I wasn't bashing just to bash, either, although I got carried away a little bit. But thanks Casey because sometimes when other things happen I need a little reminder that it's still a baseball blog.

ish said...

I've never been a big fan of the way close plays are scored. There's one official scorer at each ballpark who has to make the call almost right away. There's a lot of room for human error and home cooking. Maybe A or someone else could answer this for me, but the official scorers work in the same ballpark each season?

If that's the case, it'd be a good idea to have more than one scorer, and in a perfect world it'd be good to see them move around to different ballparks.

As far as C.C.'s "one"-hitter, a general "unwritten rule" for scoring is the first hit is a clean hit. Not a lot of question as to whether it'd be an error or not. I didn't think MLB would reverse the call, though.

L-girl said...

l-girl is gonna flip out with this talk.

Sorry, no such luck.

L-girl said...

And as for deleting like 40 comments...I say we go for it. I think her reaction from that will be fucking interesting.

You're all dreaming!

No one seems able to grasp that it was one specific comment I was referring to that day. But whatever, sorry, I will not be providing your theatre today! :)

andy said...

Yeah I was confused about you flipping out. I missed the day you did I guess. I was thinking that you were somehow now a rabid republican.

L-girl said...

Yeah I was confused about you flipping out. I missed the day you did I guess.

Everyone did - it never happened.

One morning I skimmed through a gamethread I had missed. There was some political talk, and one person made a comment that - had I been there - I would have blown a gasket over.

I announced this, and several people said that watching me explode would be highly entertaining.

I was thinking that you were somehow now a rabid republican.

Ha! I'm not even a rabid democrat! :)

andy said...

Ardent then?

nick said...

but, are you rabid?

nick said...

I want to make one point clear. In talking about oCoC's bunt, I mentioned being distracted by a beer-getter. This was obviously after the 7th inning, but the guy was returning to his seat with a rather full beer after having been away since--probably the 7th inning.

redsock said...

Ardent then?

Nope. Why support people who you do not agree with?

I think one thing the conventions do that I like is give you a feeling of how things would look and feel if each party won the election.

If you take everything they say as truth, sure.

I'd liken it more to someone trying to make a perfect impression on a first date. He says all the right things and is polite and attentive and you never get any idea of how the person truly is. You'd have to live with the guy for that -- and that is often a very different experience.

***

Now:
I'd rather keep campaign stuff out of comments, but game threads do wander off from baseball into the real world. Plus, I don't want to be a dick about it and make a rule. Just keep in mind that while it's allowed, I'm not crazy about it.

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