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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andy said...

801

Grant Salzano said...

LET'S FUCKING ROLL BOYS!!!

A Conformer said...

Good start.

phil said...

That's a start.

ish said...

Just get FY on and we'd have Flo for the tie!

andy said...

hahahahahaahahahah i winnnnnn

redsock said...

ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy said...

NOW he gets a hit. Where was he a few innings back?

Grant Salzano said...

COME ON FUCK YEAH

andy said...

Lets do this shit now

Amy said...

Andy, you redeemed yourself.

SoSock said...

NOOOOOOW the little shit gets a hit.
Oh well, better late than never....maybe.

redsock said...

these fuckers better not lose 4-3.

just sayin

nixon33 said...

SERIOUSLY< NOW YOU HIT?

Amy said...
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andy said...

Where was jacoby 14 fucking innings ago?

phil said...

Could've used that in the 7th, 9th, or 11th.

Grant Salzano said...

YES! COME ON

Grant Salzano said...

COME ON COME ON COME ON

andy said...

NASCAR driver took performance enhancing drugs? isnt that just coffee?

phil said...

Or three consecutive dongs.

Grant Salzano said...

I AM ABSOLUTELY SCREAMING RIGHT NOW

LET'S FUCKIN GO

nixon33 said...

DO IT!

ish said...

WALK!

Amy said...

OMG. Can Papi tie it up?

phil said...

isnt that just coffee?

Fighter pilots get put on much stronger stuff.

nixon33 said...

PAPI PLEASE!!!!!!
PAPI PLEASE!!!!!!


PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!

andy said...

put him on base. give us some sacrifices for runs

A Conformer said...

I know what you mean about the 4-3, Better lose on a triple play than that.

redsock said...

troy = tampa's timlin???

...

SHOW ME YOUR BIG DONG, PAPI!!!!

andy said...

papi cant do it. he sucks now

Grant Salzano said...

LET'S FUCKING GO

Amy said...

You think his heart is pounding as hard as mine is?

andy said...

Come on papi reverse that shit

nixon33 said...

DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT!!!!!

andy said...

Did you just see a picture of me Amy?

nixon33 said...

DO IT DO IT DO IT!

Grant Salzano said...

COME ON!!!!!

andy said...

Youk for the dream hit?

nixon33 said...

NOBODY BREATHE!

Amy said...

LOL, Andy!

nixon33 said...

DO IT DO IT DO IT!

andy said...

suuuuhhhhweeeet

andy said...

holy shit he just sucks he isnt hurt

Amy said...

Youk grand slam and we all scream!

Grant Salzano said...

I AM JUMPING LIKE A MADMAN

LET'S FUCKING GO

A Conformer said...

You can't say the Sox are going down quietly.

andy said...

nix i have been breathing heavily. i need to keep that going.

ish said...

Wtf mate?

nixon33 said...

DO IT DO IT DO IT!

andy said...

This is a ploy to buy time for a warm up of the new pitcher. ploy.

ish said...

Little gamesmanship maybe?

SoSock said...

Waaah, Waaah.

redsock said...

it's the SULTAN OF SWEAT..

andy said...

I am going to take off my clothes and rub my balls on the front window if this goes down in sweaty fashion

Pepe Lepew said...

It's interesting!
I guess I'm not watching my Street Kings DVD tonight.

Grant Salzano said...

This game determines our season.

We win, we win the world series.

We lose 4-3, we tank it.

There is no way one of those two do not happen.

A Conformer said...

I'll settle for a base clearing triple here.

nixon33 said...

DRUGS! I NEED DRUGS!

Grant Salzano said...

I am going to take off my clothes and rub my balls on the front window if this goes down in sweaty fashion

I may join you.

ish said...

Hammel's given up 11 dongs this season!

andy said...

What i like most about tonights game is we are fucking up the ESPN schedule. That's what you get for ruining baseball with every sosa at bat. I hold a grudge.

andy said...

ho was dreaming about cole hammel?

SoSock said...

I swear I think there were less than 2oo comments on this thread when I got home....and that was in the NINTH inning.

A Conformer said...

If Percival is TB's Timlin, then Maddon>Tito.

ish said...

Yeah. John Buccigross and Neil Everett have to stay up an hour after bedtime.

Bryon Harris said...

holy shit, after timlins mistake I went to play bass and almost shut the computer off but didn't!

Lets GO

Amy said...

You males sure have some strange ways of expressing yourselves...rubbing your balls on a window?? WTF?

Grant Salzano said...

COME THE FUCK ON YOU RED SOX

andy said...

I could wait until my wife gets home from class and rub them on her.

Grant Salzano said...

I almost just pissed myself a little.

andy said...

Bot looks happy in the pen.

Amy said...

Come on, Youk, Andy and Grant have something strange going on to honor you if you hit a GS.

Grant Salzano said...

Anybody else swings at that pitch.

ish said...

Maybe Bot's getting ready to rub his balls on someone's window.

andy said...

This will make my day a happy time.

Grant Salzano said...

THIS IS AMAZING

redsock said...

espn says sox have never had a walkoff gs when down by 3.

Grant Salzano said...

GROANNNNNNNNNNN

ish said...

Damn.

Another chance for a Bay dong here.

Amy said...

4-3...looking way too possible.

Bay...be Manny.

andy said...

Well we will still see no gs

SoSock said...

damn

Close tho.

andy said...

Jason here is the key to the city.

redsock said...

i will not rub my scrotum on the window - no matter what

Grant Salzano said...

I will run to Fenway and kiss him...

Grant Salzano said...

That slider is disgusting...

andy said...

scrotum is hitting glass tonight buddy

Amy said...

No K, Bay,

Grant Salzano said...

COME ON

Grant Salzano said...

Base hit ties it.

Amy said...

Shit. I thought he got a piece of that.

redsock said...

horrific cut, bay

fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

cora

Grant Salzano said...

No?!

ish said...

It's all up to Einstein. Oi.

andy said...

At least the game is over after this fuck up by cora

Grant Salzano said...

GET YOUR ASS ON BASE

Amy said...

Good eyes, Cora.

andy said...

Goodnight assholes. my scrotum stays put.

ish said...

Meh.

nixon33 said...

the rays came into our building and fucked us in the ass.

Amy said...

Fuck. Ech. I hate Timlin. We need to get rid of him.

ish said...

Not sure why he was swinging at 2-0, but whatever.

nixon33 said...

fuck.

Bryon Harris said...

:-{

ish said...

On the bright side, no windows in this country will have any testicles rubbed on them.

redsock said...

fuck you, mike timlin.
fuck you very much.
shit-armed loser.

Pepe Lepew said...

sigh!

SoSock said...

Methinks it will be very hard to take the D now without a sweep in Tampa, which is unlikely. Possible, mind you, but unlikely.

ish said...

How about the job by Masterson, Delcarmen and Lopez, though...? Brilliant! The Rays just had more bullpen depth than we did. That's all it boiled down to.

nixon33 said...

last night and tonihgt take the "WORSE LOSS OF THE YEAR"

yes, worse than the bases loaded vs. mo in the bornx. worse than any other tyou can think of. we had this series in the bag, and we couldnt finish it.

9casey said...

ish said...
How about the job by Masterson, Delcarmen and Lopez, though...? Brilliant! The Rays just had more bullpen depth than we did. That's all it boiled down to.



Watch it again....Both these guys managed this game like they had to win by 2.....

SoSock said...

Not at all sure why a guy with Cora's numbers is swinging at 2-0.

At least there will be no goobers on the pane.

You know I've got to try to get some sleep now with that image in my head......damn

Pepe Lepew said...

Look on the bright side. The Large Haldron Collidor today didn't create a black hole and obliterate the universe as we know it.

9casey said...

SoSock said...
Not at all sure why a guy with Cora's numbers is swinging at 2-0.


Not sure why he was hitting at all

SoSock said...

Very true, 9c

I believe Drew was still sitting there, correct?

ish said...

Watch it again....Both these guys managed this game like they had to win by 2.....

Yeah. And the Rays ended up winning it by two.

9casey said...

SoSock said...
Very true, 9c

I believe Drew was still sitting there, correct?



Drew, Casey, Alicea, Mills, Lessard, Henry.......anyone....

ish said...

It feels like a lot of fundamentals were ignored by the hitters the last two nights, especially with men on second and/or third base. Major leaguers are supposed to make adjustments - I don't understand why Coco popped out to end last night's game, where a base hit could tie the game up. Tonight, there were many opportunities where just grounding one past the infield would win the game. Or tie it, at the very end.

ish said...

Look on the bright side. The Large Haldron Collidor today didn't create a black hole and obliterate the universe as we know it.

Too bad it couldn't have just made a black hole that would swallow up the Rays.

ish said...

The way these two teams have played each other thus far this season, if they meet in the ALCS - it's going to be one hell of a series, probably going extra innings in game 7.

Jere said...

we'll have to take it out on these guys in October

ish said...

Time to root for the Yankees once again...

Jake of All Trades said...

Extra Bases Game Blog Comment on Timlin:

TIMLIN CAN'T GET IT DONE (11:48, TOP 14th, 4-1, RAYS)
This is harsh, but didn't it seem like the game came down to a sort of race for the Red Sox -- score a run before Mike Timlin had to enter the game? Well, they lost that little game, and now they're probably going to lose the series.

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