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.

***

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).

***
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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phil said...

Bay's chance again. And Papelbon can't undo it this time.

phil said...

^^

Grant Salzano said...

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.

What he said

nixon33 said...

ok bay

Amy said...

Oh, come on, Jere. They are paid by the team. No one expects them to be neutral.

phil said...

Bases loaded! Sac fly wins the game!

Only first and second.

Grant Salzano said...

Bay I will love you forever...

Jere said...

hit one through a bay window in the back bay to beat Tampa Bay and tell your pals up by Hudson Bay about it. And Bay.

nixon33 said...

COME ON YOU CANUCK FUCK!

Jere said...

do it for Kottaras

andy said...

fuck you bay

Amy said...

Oh, I told you I was tired. I forgot Papi bunted and was out.

Grant Salzano said...

Come on...

Jere said...

even Kapstien willing a rally!

Grant Salzano said...

Whew.

phil said...

Step into it.

andy said...

whoa you pitching at us?

ish said...

Howell pitching like K-Rod. Falls down after each pitch.

Grant Salzano said...

Come on Jason Beigh

phil said...

Brutal.

Jere said...

I had a dream Papi bunted and the Rays were in first place and then BAY HIT A DONG. do it. nope. shit.

Grant Salzano said...

Kicked. Into the balls.

Amy said...

ARgghh.

nixon33 said...

where is casey?

andy said...

Fuck fuck fuck fuck. big hit coming frommmmmmmm my favorite big ass idiot.

redsock said...

einstein will figure out a way to win.

phil said...

At least Bay didn't hit for the shitty cycle tonight (K, force out, fly out, double play).

Grant Salzano said...

Fuck... lefty-lefty

nixon33 said...

come on then, cora.
do it

Grant Salzano said...

please get on base somehow.

ish said...

Just hit one down the left field line.

redsock said...

gotta win before it's timlin time

phil said...

FUCK

Grant Salzano said...

You are absofuckinglutely fucking kidding me.

andy said...

way to go. this game does not go past the 13th. by the way.

Amy said...

I hate Don Orsillo tonight. Truped THREE times.

nick said...

motherfuck horsecrimpers.

ish said...

Close.

andy said...

We also lose this game. the luck of the rays is in full force.

nixon33 said...

fux. put good wood on it.
shizer.

A Conformer said...

So what's Casey's role in the team, again? Does he bake good muffins? Give foot massages? Maybe he mends the torn uniforms?

LET HIM FUCKING HIT.

nixon33 said...

lopez in for the dreaded "second inning"?

Jere said...

here's a good one for you sock.

Has any hitter ever had a game where his outs involved all nine defensive positions? You'd have to have a fly out to every outfielder, some grounders, and maybe a play with a rundown where a bunch of fielders were involved.

Like
F9
F7
6-3
2-3
9-4-5-6-1
F8

nick said...

timlin warming and my heart is icing over.

Grant Salzano said...

Shit.

ish said...

Trouble brewing.

Jere said...

2nd inning for pez...

Amy said...

Not a good beginning.

Jere said...

way to not guard the line in a tie game in the 13th

ish said...

I'd go for F9, F8, F7, 5-4-3 DP, and a 1-2-3 DP. And a 6-3.

Grant Salzano said...

Come on, HHHHennifer LLLopez

redsock said...

that is a good one. i have no idea how'd you research it.

Jere said...

yeah you could do that. still, I figure start by looking for a really complicated rundown play and go from there. but yeah, regular DPs help

ish said...

Maybe one of the groundouts hits the pitcher in the leg so it's a 1-6-3 force out or something. Or maybe a 1-6-4-3 DP?

ish said...

Now things are getting tense. You can only expect so much from any bullpen.

andy said...

GAME OVER!!!

andy said...

Good night sweet sox.

ish said...

DOUBLE PLAY!!!!

phil said...

DP!

Jere said...

and they finally do a clock shot with blur-out!

And a DP!!!!

andy said...

Next batter hits a single.

Pepe Lepew said...

GAME OVER!!!

Wed Sep 10, 11:23:00 PM

Not.... yet!

redsock said...

one more out!

andy said...

Game is over. we lose.

redsock said...

i believe in javier.

Grant Salzano said...

9-2 DP, 1-4-3 DP, 7-6, 8-5. 4 at bats, very feasible.

Jere said...

666! put the Devil back in Rays

Grant Salzano said...

this is the most amazing regular season game ever.

Jere said...

"9-2 DP, 1-4-3 DP, 7-6, 8-5. 4 at bats, very feasible."

feasible. but you think it's ever happened?

phil said...

FUANDY

Jere said...

nice!!!!!!!! now fucking win

ish said...

PHEW!!!

andy said...

This game will not go past the 13th.

nixon33 said...

CRAZY SHITE!

Grant Salzano said...

AHHHHHHHH YES!!!

andy said...

No i take that back. i see us losing in the 14th.

Jere said...

I'm looking at crazy long games on retrosheet. Ooh, here's one where Johnny Ray went 1 for 8. Let's see..

Pepe Lepew said...

this is the most amazing regular season game ever.

This is like watching a game in 1976.

A Conformer said...

Man, 2 scoreless innings from MDC and 2 from Lopez. We really need to end this now, we're approaching White Flag time.

redsock said...

extra innings mean extra alcohol.

andy said...

Lowrie knows that if he lets this game on any longer then his sweet white ass will be sleeping when he gets home. thats me im the sweet ass. he loves me.

9casey said...

Why did they not bunt.....Andy sounds like a guy who has been in a coma since Sept. 2004 and just woke up 8 minutes ago......

Grant Salzano said...

feasible. but you think it's ever happened?
I bet it has. There have been just too many games. I feel like almost everything has.

The beauty of baseball, really.

redsock said...

Manny dong in SD

Why can't we get players like that?

andy said...

I wish we had Gagne still.

Jere said...

234689 were used by Ray in that game. Almost.

andy said...

Linger longer

9casey said...

Grant Salzano said...
feasible. but you think it's ever happened?
I bet it has. There have been just too many games. I feel like almost everything has.

The beauty of baseball, really.




I beleive the say the beauty of baseball is you see something different every night....

Grant Salzano said...

Please... do something.

Grant Salzano said...

Ugh. Not that.

ish said...

atom ball.

andy said...

Oh goody

Jere said...

"The beauty of baseball, really."

Isn't the beauty that there is still stuff that hasn't happened?

Eh, either way.

Grant Salzano said...

This game will end with one of the following:

Error
Balk
Homerun.

That's it.

andy said...

Oh goody

Grant Salzano said...

Geez, this is nuts.

andy said...

I hate this game i really fucking hate it.

ish said...

Oi. Quickly two outs.

andy said...

Look at this guy. why not pinch in the canadian?

andy said...

3 runs will come in for the rays.

Grant Salzano said...

That was an overly risky play, no?

ish said...

Nice play!

Quick 1-2-3. Gonna need White Flag to come up big here. Running out of good arms.

nixon33 said...

KILL THE CF.


do we think whats ever happened? i missed that too?

Jere said...

Hey, maybe someone will use all the defensive positions on outs in THIS game!

andy said...

Is timlin really pitching now? Game fucking over. motherfucking over.

Grant Salzano said...

THE FEWWWWWTCHERRRRR
ISSSSS
OURSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!

nixon33 said...

good to see our balls crawled back up and in.

andy said...

doesn't matter nix it is feasible. I missed it too.

andy said...

Ish Ray Bort or whatever in the stands

nixon33 said...

lopez x3?

Grant Salzano said...

Whoa... THIRD inning?!

andy said...

Ewwwwwww

A Conformer said...

WOW. Still Pez.

andy said...

Let's see, we have timlin or we have lopez. you pick.

redsock said...

lopez ????
i filled in his totals, figured he was gone after 2.

andy said...

Guaranteed that within 2 pitches timlin gives up a homer.

ish said...

Lopez still out there. Feeling very good about that! Good morning, Good afternoon, good night!

Grant Salzano said...

This is... straight up... insane.

Jere said...

1346789 by Manny Trillo on 7/13/84. 7 of 9 ain't bad.

One out.

ish said...

White Flag time.

andy said...

Fuck your scorecard allan. and fuck this game and fuck your second scorecard. and fuck timlin.

Grant Salzano said...

Oh hell...

A Conformer said...

So the Blue Jays lost tonight? That will hurt their WC chances...

andy said...

And lugo sucks too.

Pepe Lepew said...

Javy Lopez.
The best player ever named Javy Lopez to wear a Red Sox jersey.

andy said...

I told a guy wearing a yankees jersey in the store today that it must be hard wearing that piece of shit this year. He looked at me curiously. probably thought i was an angels fan. fuck the angels too.

andy said...

pepe begs the question

Jere said...

i just found a game where hitters 2-8 in the starting lineup each had exactly 2 hits. okay, I'll keep the research to myself--until I find someone who did, ya know, the thing.

A Conformer said...

Andy, don't you think you're overreacting just a bit? What's the worst that can happen? 2.5 GB with 16 games to go?

Calm down. The sky's not falling (is it dangling...?)

andy said...

Did that angels player really run around with a garden hose spraying people? are they trying to copy the post game insanity of the BOT?

ish said...

1 pitch, 1 out for Timlin!

andy said...

Do they really make signs in the middle of the game? that last sign said you keep playing we'll keep watching. really?

Grant Salzano said...

MASSIVE first out. (second, really. but ANY from timlin is to be congratulated.)

ish said...

Longest game since the 19 inning affair in 06 in Chicago

SoSock said...

1 pitch, 1 out :)
I just hope the next one doesn't find a seat

ish said...

Chris Smith warming... :\

redsock said...

STRIKE on BALL 3 fuuuuuuuck b;luie

phil said...

pepe begs the question

No, the other Javy Lopez played 18 games for the Sox in 2006.

andy said...

We need to win this cheap game.

Grant Salzano said...

FUCK TIMLIN

andy said...

Thank you phil

redsock said...

3rd out, yeller, 3rd out

andy said...

Rocco is a cartoon.

nixon33 said...

looks like im gonna need a lot more of the drink

phil said...

Fucking Timlin.

andy said...

Timlin is probably the worst person ever to live

redsock said...

3rd out you neo-con bush loving war monger shithead!!!!!!!!!!

A Conformer said...

I'd rather Timlin give out two singles than one dong. Just get an out now. And please don't come out for the 15th.

Amy said...

I cannot watch Timlin blow this game wide open.

andy said...

Fuck these guys with their unbent hats. i hate that shit.

Grant Salzano said...

I will kick the nearest person in the balls...

andy said...

I am getting up off of grant's couch

ish said...

Ima back away from Grant now.

phil said...

FUCK

Grant Salzano said...

Wow.

andy said...

told you

ish said...

Fuck me.

SoSock said...

fuck timlin

phil said...

Wasn't even a terrible pitch.

A Conformer said...

That was the worst camera work ever. Not to mention the worst pitching.

Amy said...

That's it. I fucking knew it. I should have gone to bed once he was warming up.

I hate Timlin.

Still rooting for him, anyone?

nixon33 said...

thanks you fucking CUNT COCKSUCKER DEAD MOTHERFUCKER

andy said...

I would probably steal timlins wife if i met them at a bar

redsock said...

when will this piece of shit retire?

phil said...

Guess we don't deserve to be in first.

Pepe Lepew said...

Dang it, Timlin.
That looked like a pop-up!

andy said...

Seriously i think the state legislature in Mass needs to step in and remove this guy from the team.

nixon33 said...

2.5

Grant Salzano said...

I'm very lucky my laptop still works.

#!$%*&%^%#&#^&#&
ahhhhhh!!!!1

SHITASSCOCKDICKLICKINGMOTHERFUCKANALSEEPAGE
GODDAMNITFUCKSHITCOCKBARBARASTREISAND!!!!!

andy said...

I feel like writing a letter.

Amy said...

Was Timlin the ONLY one left? With the expanded roster, why bring that dead arm in? I don't get it. If all of us knew it, why doesn't Francona? Theo? Someone from the FO?

redsock said...

we have the top of the order against percy -- if we can hold them to 3 here..........

phil said...

I'd be laughing my ass off if Papi sent it to the 15th on a three run dong.

andy said...

That is just a ghoulish face on aybar

ish said...

Was Timlin the ONLY one left? With the expanded roster, why bring that dead arm in? I don't get it. If all of us knew it, why doesn't Francona? Theo? Someone from the FO?

Nobody else left could have done a better job, I don't think.

Amy said...

I am way too angry. Grant and Andy are rubbing off on me. I need to go calm down.

A Conformer said...

we have the top of the order against percy -- if we can hold them to 3 here..........

I'm not turning off the TV.

redsock said...

leave him in tito
leave him in all fucking night

phil said...

That looked like a pop-up!

The only one Orsillo didn't trupe us on tonight.

SoSock said...

Timlin < Old Yeller.
And look what they did to HIM.

ish said...

Dale Arnold: "If Joe Maddon called last night's win the biggest win in Rays history, what will he call tonight's win?"

Now, I know it's 4-1, but Dale, you've gotta know THIS GAME ISN'T FUCKING DONE YET.

andy said...

Let Drew pitch

Amy said...

Ish, I think I could have done a better job. OK, well, not really, but you know what I mean.

Pepe Lepew said...

Yer dead to me, Timlin!
Yer family ... dead!'
Yer dog ... dead!
Yer paperboy ... dead!

Grant Salzano said...

Don and Jerry pretty much haven't said a word in like 5 minutes.

A Conformer said...

Nobody else left could have done a better job, I don't think.

Almost any pitcher can go 2/3 of an inning giving up less than 3 runs.

nixon33 said...

OK BATS!

ish said...

Heh, I know what you mean, Amy. They had Smith, Aardsma, Hansack... who else? Pauley...

andy said...

Troy pervcival. Could we not have brought in bot?

andy said...

The announcers are worn out.

andy said...

801

Amy said...

Bot wasn't exactly Mr Closer last night. Not sure it would be wise to over use him at this point.

redsock said...

lyndon needs to get on - no more shitty outs.

andy said...

Hell the rays can lose all three to the shit team in new york this weekend.

Amy said...

A little premature there, Andy. Better control yourself. Not time yet for an 801.

Pepe Lepew said...

Heh, I know what you mean, Amy. They had Smith, Aardsma, Hansack... who else? Pauley...

Jane Pauley would be better than Timlin.

andy said...

8000000000000001

andy said...

mother fucker 801

andy said...

Holy shit i am gonna take it.

ish said...

NOW you hit!

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