September 10, 2008

G145: Rays 4, Red Sox 2 (14)

Rays    - 010 000 000 000 03 - 4 12  2
Red Sox - 001 000 000 000 01 - 2 8 0
Hideki Okajima, Justin Masterson, Manny Delcarmen, and Javier Lopez held the line against the Rays for 7.1 innings (a combined 7.1-3-0-4-6 line), but the Boston bats could not push a single run across the plate to either take the lead or win the game. And so, finally, in the 14th inning, Mike Timlin trotted in from the pen.

He came into the 1-1 game with no one on and one out. He got the second out on his first pitch, a ground ball to third. Then Akinori Iwamura smacked a 3-0 pitch into center for a hit. Timlin got a swinging strike on Rocco Baldelli, but surrendered a line drive single to left. Still, all Timlin needed was one out.

Carlos Pena looked at a ball, then lofted a pitch high and deep to the opposite field. Jason Bay tracked it to his right in left field, but could only watch as the ball disappeared into the Monster Seats. The three-run dong gave Tampa a 4-1 lead. ... After a walk, Old Yeller got the final out.

Jacoby Ellsbury (0-for-6 to that point) began the bottom half of the 14th with a double to right-center off Troy Percival. Dustin Pedroia walked on five pitches (FY reached base six times tonight) and David Ortiz walked on four. With the potential winning run at the plate, Joe Maddon yanked Percival and went with Jason Hammel.

Youkils worked a full count before hitting a routine fly ball to right. Lyndon scored and FY took third. Bay looked overmatched, eventually striking out by lunging at an outside pitch he could not have reached with an oar. That left the Sox's fate in the hands of Alex Cora -- who hacked on 2-0 and flew harmlessly to center.

Lost among the late-inning action was the positively horrific umpiring, especially Dan Iassogna behind the plate. His strike zone to left-handed hitters -- especially Red Sox left-handed hitters -- grew an extra foot outside. And Ron Kulpa blew an easy call at first base in the bottom of the ninth, when Ellsbury beat out a grounder to third. It would have given Pedroia a chance to bat with the bases loaded, but Kulpa's incorrect call (replays showed he clearly blew it) ended the inning.

Boston fell back to 2.5 GB in the East -- with 17 games remaining. The Twins beat the Royals 7-1 to move 5 GB in the wild card. The Angels clinched the AL West with a 4-2> win over the Yankees and the White Sox edged the Blue Jays 6-5.

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Andy Sonnanstine (4.66, 93 ERA+) / Josh Beckett (4.20, 108 ERA+)

Sonnanstine has not faced the Red Sox this season.

The BR preview says Beckett has never faced the Rays, but that's not true. He has made eight starts against them: three in 2006 (May 25, July 3, and September 27), two in 2007 (July 5 and September 21) and three times this year (April 27, May 3, and June 4).

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Yankees/Angels at 3:30
Blue Jays/White Sox at 8
Royals/Twins at 8
East
Rays 86 57 --- Magic #
Red Sox 85 59 1.5 18
Blue Jays 78 66 8.5 11
Yankees 77 68 10.0 9
Orioles 64 79 22.0 E

Wild Card
Red Sox 85 59 --- Magic #
Twins 79 65 6.0 13
Blue Jays 78 66 7.0 12
Yankees 77 68 8.5 10

924 comments:

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ish said...

Changeup is your friend, MDC.

ish said...

Such a huge strike zone.

Jere said...

Pear of strikes to Bartlett

A Conformer said...

My nickname for Gabe Gross: Ewwwww...

ish said...

Throw it by him!

Jere said...

high and inside! do it! they're strikes

Grant Salzano said...

Sit your ASS. DOWN.

ish said...

MDFuckingC!

phil said...

Run(s), please.

Jere said...

1-1 11

Pepe Lepew said...

Yayyy. Delcarman isn't my favourite, but he pitched well tonight.
My cat is hiding under the chesterfield because I keep yelling at the umpire.

9casey said...

Does he let Cora hit here?

A Conformer said...

Ewwwww stranded at second. Now: David Ross will become a true Red Sox (Sock?)

phil said...

Does he let Cora hit here?

Unless you want Pedroia playing SS and Bailey playing 2B, no.

nixon33 said...

do we see casey this inning?

phil said...

Er, yes.

Jere said...

howell he do? he'll suck. come on

nixon33 said...

phil you move casey to 1st, youk to 3rd, lowrie back to ss

redsock said...

e = mc walkoff?

phil said...

do we see casey this inning?

Well, we do have Kottaras on the bench.

A Conformer said...

Why did Cora run for Lowell? He's as fucking slow as Slowell, and that's saying something.

ish said...

Cora hasn't hit a dong this season.

nixon33 said...

FUCK

Grant Salzano said...

KILL YOURSELF

Amy said...

Nice try by Cora.

phil said...

"Despite diving in head first"

No shit.

ish said...

Nice play. Of course, it nicked off of truck stop's leg.

ish said...

What the hell is the lineup right now, anyways?

ish said...

Kotsay's getting good looks here. I think he's going to get some good wood on it.

Jere said...

he might have had a chance of beating it out if he'd run through the bag

phil said...

1. LBJ
2. FY
3. Papi
4. Youk
5. Bay
6. Cora
7. Kotsay
8. Lowrie
9. Ross

redsock said...

cora slows himself down by deciding to slide in - moron.

Jere said...

don't krap the kotsay

ish said...

Thanks, Phil

nick said...

What the hell is the lineup right now, anyways?

underwhelming.

Jere said...

Howell throws the third ball

ish said...

WOOD.

phil said...

Bench is Bailey, Casey, Kottaras, and (Drew).

ish said...

Return of the Jedi, anyone?

nixon33 said...

ok J-LO COME THRU!

Jere said...

The KotSay Hey Kid

phil said...

Lowrie's hit triples in the past. Could happen?

nick said...

I am utterly prepared to be whelmed.

A Conformer said...

Sliding headfirst into first base= useless.

ish said...

Lowrie's right-side is his power side.

Jere said...

thurstin' for the third ball here

Grant Salzano said...

I will buy six... SIX... hookers for whoever ends this bullshit.

Jere said...

there it is

Grant Salzano said...

DO NOT FUCKING SWING

ish said...

Don't you rent hookers, not buy them?

andy said...

A gapper double does it

Grant Salzano said...

I LOVE YOU

ish said...

Dave Ross, ftw?

nixon33 said...

WIN NOW.

Jere said...

grant salzano balfour to Lowrie

Amy said...

Hmmm. Who is Ross?

andy said...

You can buy a hooker with enough money. but really why spend that much money on a whore.

Jere said...

you buy their time

redsock said...

time for ross to be the boss.

Amy said...

Grant, don't you have to be 21 to get a hooker?

:)

Jere said...

No Happy Accidents, here, Ross

nick said...

Ross gonna up his OBP to .667

Grant Salzano said...

Please. Win this game. You mother. Fucker.

A Conformer said...

Amy, quick, say fuck!

Jere said...

paint the town red, Ross
et al

ish said...

Changeup after changeup after changeup.

Grant Salzano said...

WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU SWINGING AT?!!?

Jere said...

pull a Jeff Stone

andy said...

Anything at all but a DP

ish said...

Howell seems to be more effective against righties.

Amy said...

THis guy's swing doesn't thrill me.

Grant Salzano said...

I don't know what, but the name Cole Hamel just popped into my head. Anyone wanna analyze that?

Grant Salzano said...

I HATE YOU DIE

andy said...

Who didn't see that coming?

Amy said...

STUPID ASSHOLE

That was a golf swing

nick said...

fwak.

Jere said...

that brushstroke didn't thrill me. (Y'all know Bob Ross, right?)

nixon33 said...

ugh

Grant Salzano said...

I WILL BUY YOUR FAMILY'S LAND BACK JUST HIT THE FUCKING BALL

andy said...

Come on Red Sleeve.

Amy said...

LBJ again? Don't rob him this time.

redsock said...

L wants Lyndon to win it so I'll shut up about how much he's been sucking. It's a lot.

Grant Salzano said...

Gooooood nonswing.

Grant Salzano said...

you can bet the reservation that kotsay is running home no matter what

Jere said...

"I don't know what, but the name Cole Hamel just popped into my head. Anyone wanna analyze that?"

He bought you a hooker?

ish said...

FUCK YOU FUCKING CONFLICTING EDITS.

Won't let me send anything. Even reloading.

andy said...

Running Red Sleeve, it's unverified but I think that is Jacoby's Navajo name.

ish said...

There we go.

Grant Salzano said...

ASSCANCER

Grant Salzano said...

COME. ON.

ish said...

Can't run without hitting the ball...

andy said...

We lose this game.

phil said...

Aardsma, Hansack, Lopez, Pauley, Smith, and Timlin.

ish said...

Testicles!

Amy said...

Orsillo pissing me off a LOT.

Jere said...

again Orsillo almost has a coronary

nixon33 said...

LBJ 0-6

ish said...

Looks like Lopez will get the call.

Grant Salzano said...

I HATE YOU DIE IN A PILE OF BLOOOOOOOOD

phil said...

(I was really hoping to append "won't be necessary" to my prior post.)

Grant Salzano said...

Don I will maul your family if you don't stop trooping us.

redsock said...

Okay, more innings of anti-Ellsbury spew!

Amy said...

Grant, are you going for the Nixon award of the night?

Grant Salzano said...

What is that?

redsock said...

DO truping you on a 175 foot fly ball?

andy said...

Jacoby is still awesome.

This reminds me of the Cold War with all the submarines.

nixon33 said...

im Nixon, and i approve Grants messages.

Grant Salzano said...

Did you hear him? His voice went up an octave when he thought it would drop.

Grant Salzano said...

Joe says hello from a horrible bar in Boston.

Jere said...

DOn REALLY thought that was dropping in. Because the dude broke back.

Grant Salzano said...

Thanks, Nixon :)

Grant Salzano said...

I'm just calling them as I see them.

phil said...

FKR: 11 LOB
Sox: 12 LOB

Jere said...

redsock watching on ESPN

ish said...

hahahaha Garza's wearing his rally cap

Jere said...

LOB laws in effect tonight

Grant Salzano said...

Looks like I'll be watching the 2am Daily Show.

Or tomorrow's 8pm showing, depending on when this one really ends.

Grant Salzano said...

I swear to God, do not fuck this AB up.

Grant Salzano said...

ty Cora, you get to live.

Jere said...

Watney workin OT

nixon33 said...

actually youve been making me laugh ona couple of occasions. its relief from all the LOB tonight.


FUCK YOU HEIDI (i'd like to)

ish said...

Drew is available, according to Heidi.

redsock said...

rays players in dugout turning caps inside out for a rally.

Grant Salzano said...

I'VE been making you laugh?

phil said...

Or tomorrow's 8pm showing, depending on when this one really ends.

You can stream the full episode tomorrow whenever on the official website.

redsock said...

LOB laws in effect tonight

nice.

Jere said...

clock about to strike 11. If it were...forget it.

nixon33 said...

Drew is available, according to Heidi.

to watch the whole game

andy said...

ADRIANNNNNNE!

ish said...

Fans chanting bullshit?

SoSock said...

I'm trying to deal with a printer problem that is keeping me from sending out invoices whichis keeping me from collecting money which is keeping me from paying bills....and the Sox have to add THIS to my night.
Jeez, WIN THIS FUCKING GAME!!

Grant Salzano said...

Ugh my heart hurts.

What were they chanting?

Grant Salzano said...

NICE stab. For the third time.

andy said...

Lopezii is a goody

Jere said...

Louie Rocco? Nice play, Pez.

andy said...

What the fuck are they chanting?

phil said...

I fully expected that to be a deflection.

andy said...

20th round pick got 2 million signing bonus?

Grant Salzano said...

AGAIN with the big 4 in the 12th...

Amy said...

I am getting tired. We'd better win next time up or I will be fading away.

I wonder if Maddy is still at the game....

Grant Salzano said...

Our bullpen can legitimately do nothing more than they have. If we lose this game I will flip the biggest fucking shit ever. They will fear me down the green line at Fenway.

I'm serious. I will fuck someone up.

ish said...

JEEMER JR!

phil said...

Sit.

Runs. Fucking do it.

Amy said...

I am liking Lopez more and more.

Jere said...

A Mel OTT 'Pez Dispenser

andy said...

Dped just sprinted to the dugout. he is going to hit a homer and end it. he is PUMPPPPPPED UP!!!!!

Pepe Lepew said...

Javy!!!!
do you like *our* sidewinder?

Amy said...

Grant, stay away from Fenway if you are mad.

ish said...

Our submariner is better than YOUR honor student!

redsock said...

cable package went out after the third out -------- i think i shit my shorts.

back now, whew ...

nixon33 said...

were they chanting LOOOOOO-PEZ?
if they were, why?

Jere said...

I thought maybe the fans were saying "Baldy." Which would be a shame, mocking the local guy, since it happened when Baldelli was up, and then as he walked back to the dugout. I hope it wasn't that.

andy said...

Pear of strokes to Bartlett. that is golden.

Grant Salzano said...

Howell you guy's like a win this evening?

andy said...

yeah i thought i heard baldy.

ish said...

Remy doing a homer inning!

nixon33 said...

i like lopez too, its usually the second inning he pitches you gotta watch out for. hopefully we wont see another inning

andy said...

GWHR right now

redsock said...

man, this thread was deader than the mfy playoff chances for the first 5 innings or so ...

Jere said...

"Pear of strokes to Bartlett. that is golden."

With that and Thurston's Third ball and granting ball four--it's quite the night for puns at the plate

Grant Salzano said...

I LOVE how DO and Remy actively cheer for the Sox.

andy said...

oh fuck that shit.

Grant Salzano said...

I love FY.

phil said...

How do you bean a midget?

redsock said...

Remy doing a homer inning!

fuck - i wanna hear it!!!

i've heard only one.

Amy said...

HBP. I will take it.

andy said...

Lowell said something funny in the dugout.

ish said...

That may not have hit him!

Grant Salzano said...

Deposit this on onto Sox Appeal.

ish said...

SACRIFICE BUNT FOR ORTIZ!!

andy said...

As good as a double.

SoSock said...

Event Horizon?

phil said...

Papi isn't a good bunter.

Amy said...

Papi, walk off. PLEASE.

OK, a bunt? Small ball??

Jere said...

"I LOVE how DO and Remy actively cheer for the Sox."

Yet overall, they're probably the most subdued about it of any announcers in the league. I mean, you know they want the team to win, but they don't act like a bunch of little kids.

Papi scrotum bunt!

A Conformer said...

Howell hits Fuck Yeah on the cheek.

Pepe Lepew said...

Awesome bunt!!!!

ish said...

Not what he wanted to do, but it got FY to second base...

He wanted it to go up to the third base line.

I wonder if that was his first career sacrifice bunt.

ish said...

Coco's laughing his ass off in the dugout.

nixon33 said...

wasnt expecting that

Grant Salzano said...

That was... stunning.

phil said...

Please, Youk.

andy said...

Bunt into the shift

Amy said...

Youk, I need to get some sleep. DO IT.

Jere said...

well, they act like kids, but in a different way

ish said...

April 14, 2001. Last sac bunt.

SoSock said...

Tiz - gets credit for the sac, but he was trying for the hit!

Grant Salzano said...

Youk is a real man... he likes the prostitutes... He's going to end it here.

ish said...

Remy started doing the homer inning - then he quit.

Amy said...

Aren't Remy and Orsillo PAID to root for the Sox?

Grant Salzano said...

Come on the Youk.

phil said...

Papi's second. First was April 14, 2001.

andy said...

Fuck the relief pitching how about some relief hitting.

redsock said...

sox win here or i got to go to a second scoresheet. they hold only 12 innings

Grant Salzano said...

Just do something that does not involve an out.

Amy said...

Scoring possession? DO must be tired also.

Jere said...

"Aren't Remy and Orsillo PAID to root for the Sox?"

oh absolutely not. it's not like they're supposed to root AGAINST the home team, but announcing is supposed to be a description of the game.

Grant Salzano said...

Youk is balls.

andy said...

BAY

Amy said...

Bases loaded! Sac fly wins the game!

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