September 21, 2008

G155: Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 0

Red Sox   - 102 000 000 - 3  7  0
Blue Jays - 000 000 000 - 0 3 0
Dice (7-2-0-2-6, 109), Hideki Ojakima (8th: 4-3, K, L4) and Jonathan Papelbon (9th: 6-3, 5-3, 1B, F7) combined to shut out the Jays.

Jacoby Ellsbury tripled to start the game and scored on Dustin Pedroia line drive out to left field. With one out in the third, Lyndon doubled and scored on David Ortiz's dong to left. Ellsbury collected another double in the fifth. Pedroia doubled (#52) in the eighth and stole his 19th base in 20 tries.

Dice kept his pitch count down after a long second inning: 19-26-11 9-16-13 15. He allowed only two hits -- both leadoff doubles (Vernon Wells in the second and Joe Inglett in the sixth).

Matsuzaka went to a three-ball count on only four of his 25 batters: Alex Rios in the first (F7), Lyle Overbay in the second (BB), Travis Snider in the fifth (BB), and Adam Lind in the seventh (K).

The Twins beat Tampa Bay 4-1, so we are back to 1.5 GB in the East.

***

Daisuke Matsuzaka (2.93, 156 ERA+) / Scott Richmond (5.06, 85 ERA+)

Richmond is a 29-year-old rookie from British Columbia. He has made three starts this season (16 innings, 23 hits, one walk, 13 strikeouts). He has not pitched for the Jays since August 10, though he did appear in a minor league game on August 29. He will be limited to 50-60 pitches.

This is the final road game of the regular season. Boston will finish with a losing record away from Fenway Park -- they are 38-42 right now, although they have outscored their opponents 381-357 on the road.

***

If the Red Sox win and the Yankees lose (in the final game at 33-year-old "Yankee Stadium II"), then New York will be officially eliminated from post-season play for the first time since 1993. In the YED contest, Jeff F, Jeff M, Aaron S and Tim J all picked 0921.

And at Stade Fasciste tonight, instead of the usual 400 security personnel, there will be 2,000 (including "city police officers, private security, federal authorities and members of the Bronx district attorney's office").
Twins/Rays at 1:30
White Sox/Royals at 2
Orioles/Yankees at 8
East                     Magic #
Rays 92 61 ---
Red Sox 90 64 2.5 7

Wild Card Magic #
Red Sox 90 64 ---
Yankees 84 71 6.5 2
Twins 83 72 7.5 1
Blue Jays 83 72 7.5 1

575 comments:

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ish said...

Cheap 401

phil said...

BAL - 011 0
MFY - 003 0

A Conformer said...

Ish with the last 401 in Yankee Stadium. OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS!!!

efd said...

literally LOL, a-con.

nixon33 said...

bullpen already? wow

redsock said...

Let's see ya bop a dong, Cabin!

ish said...

Phil COKE warming

ish said...

get it on, bang a dong, get it on

ish said...

Waldman: "Andy actually came BACK out onto the field to acknowledge the ovation."

Uh... He went to the top of the dugout.

A Conformer said...

If the FJM writers were still alive, they could've done a game thread for this game. Joe Morgan is saying some awfully dumb shit.

redsock said...

Hey, it's radio. They can describe how they would like things to happen, not how they happened. It's not like anyone can see what is going on at YS from inside their own homes.

ish said...

I hate that head jerk that Veras does when he throws.

redsock said...

guy with a strawberry shirt!

actually, when you mentioned phil coke, i thought of darryl.

ish said...

Hey, it's radio. They can describe how they would like things to happen, not how they happened. It's not like anyone can see what is going on at YS from inside their own homes.

Good thing I'm watching the TV also! That way I'll know what the actual outcome of the game is.

ish said...

If I could witness a golf match between any two people... I'd want to see Bobby Knight and Lou Pinella play a match against one another.

efd said...

I can just picture Morgan walking up to the movie theater box office on Friday: "Hi, two tickets to the new Spike Lee movie? I forget the name of it, but I told him I was going to see it."

redsock said...

bring this guy in, pls

ish said...

COKE.

redsock said...

Time for a cheap, barely-clearing-the-porch, go-ahead dong from B-Rob!

James said...

Why did Jon Miller press Morgan on the title? Sometimes I suspect Miller is making fun of his partner.

redsock said...

damn cellar-dwelling fuckheads

nixon33 said...

THIS SUCKS

James said...

What's the deal with Coke. I remember him getting drafted kind of early, like, a long damn time ago.

James said...

Is there a bigger asshole than Reggie Jackson?

ish said...

Did someone run onto the field or something?

ish said...

Or was there a pitching change?

ish said...

Hey ESPN. Show the fucking game.

efd said...

Miller: "I guess we should do a *little* play by play here"

-- gee, ya think?!!

James said...

Honestly, I'm not watching this game because I'm super-interested in it. I don't care all that much about the play-by-play.

ish said...

Throw strikes, Cormier!

James said...

Although this play, I care about.

ish said...

Rocky Cherry warming

I'd love for Cherry to be pitching for the O's and Coke pitching for the Yankees.

ish said...

CI looked like a little leaguer right there.

efd said...

looking for a CI K here

ish said...

I'm Derek JETER, dammit!

redsock said...

TOTALLY TANGIBLE!!!!!

0-for-4 for the Cap'n

ish said...

Backwards K!

efd said...

if it was another Cormier pitching then this game would be the Rheal thing.

A Conformer said...

I should've called the Jeter bases loaded K. I was thinking of it.

L-girl said...

Wow, just skimmed the thread. You people are insane! I'd sooner watch Fox News during an election than watch this crap.

OK, not really. But it would be a close call.

Well, enjoy!

James said...

Jeter to umpire:

COME ON! I'M DEREK JETER! I HAVE TO GET A HIT TONIGHT!

redsock said...

When they put a statue of CI outside the new park, they need to have him in that pose: jack-knifed, ass out, trying to convince the ump that a pitch right over the fucking plate was almost an HBP.

nixon33 said...

HAHA CAPTAIN CHOKE

A Conformer said...

Reggie Jackson saying "thank god he made me a Yankee". All I could think about is this

I was very close to linking to the worst cumbia song in history...

James said...

L-Girl: I'm a romantic (in the Emersonian sense) at heart. Even though I don't buy this shit... I sort of do.

redsock said...

9 outs to get 3, Birds.

And remember, kids, the Yankees are not an original AL team.

Lord Lynch said...

This was one consequence of being detained in the States due to ill health I did not foresee.

I am off to Urgent Care tomorrow with a saccharine overdose.

redsock said...

POUND THE BUG MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

James said...

Addressed to everyone: does anyone know if DeLillo ever wrote a word about DFW? I know DFW had a lot to say about DeLillo, and I've always enjoyed DeLillos work. Everyone always compares the two (and Pynchon, but I think, for some reason, we're unlikely to hear anything from him).

SoSock said...

hehe.
I just happened to be passing thru the den and stopped to watch CI's at-bat. Bases loaded, historic night, national audience - K!
And the best part is knowing that the conversation had to be "Well maybe it WAS a strike, but don't you know who I am? You gotta take that back, man. That just can't happen to me tonight"

9casey said...

L-girl said...
Wow, just skimmed the thread. You people are insane!


I thought the same thing , then hope to rationalize it by thinking they are all watching to know if the Red Sox clinch a playoff spot tonight......

redsock said...

No idea on DeLillo.

ish said...

Time for the chain gang!

ish said...

I thought the same thing , then hope to rationalize it by thinking they are all watching to know if the Red Sox clinch a playoff spot tonight......

That'd be me.

9casey said...

Lord Lynch said...
I am off to Urgent Care tomorrow with a saccharine overdose.


Geez Lord I hope all is allright , but how urgent is it if you wait till tommorrow, go now man...

phil said...

BAL - 011 100 0
MFY - 003 200

efd said...

hitting the mute button on Ronan Fucking Tynan.

Lord Lynch said...

Could he sing this any more slowly?

Lord Lynch said...

9Casey....

Your healthcare is soooooooooooooooo expensive!!!! :-)

Vomiting after every innings is helping.

James said...

There is so much to dislike about "Yankee Tradition."

Jere said...

"I thought the same thing , then hope to rationalize it by thinking they are all watching to know if the Red Sox clinch a playoff spot tonight......"

Well, like I said before: I was 18 the last time the Yanks weren't in the playoffs. Their game's on TV, with a chance to see them eliminated, and as a bonus, on their special night. Now, granted, we've been watching the Woodstock movie for the last couple innings, but of course I'm interested in this game!

Heh, I just flipped it on to see God Bless America--I wonder if the 7th inning stretch will end before the Woodstock movie does three hours from now.

ish said...

Michael Kay doing a play-by-play inning for ESPN

nixon33 said...

MMMMMMMMMMMMMICAHEL KAY!!!!!

Lord Lynch said...

We get Michael Kay....

Could life get any better!!!!

NURSE!

Jere said...

I guess it's ironic, or something, a punk rocker Red Sox fan going back and forth between the Yankee game and Woodstock. I just like to see how the other side lives so I can make fun of it. That's what I'll keep tellin' myself.....

James said...

Michael Kay and Joe Morgan in the same place?!!?!

PINCH ME!

ish said...

Someone better wake up FJM

SoSock said...

I just heard that song in the den.
Why is I have an image of guys with AK47s standing on the concourse daring people to leave their seats, and W in the booth with George, scanning the crowd with binoculars, looking for people who don't have their hand/hat over their heart?
Oh yeah, it's Yankee-Orwell Stadium.

A Conformer said...

Kay treating the old toilet and the remodelled one as 2 different stadiums. He's the only one so far, tonight.

James said...

Joe Morgan just called George Foster "One of the Greatest Hitters of All-Time."

Then he said Jeter didn't hit well last postseason.

So I guess he broke even.

ish said...

Michael Kay sounds like Drew Carey doing the Price is Right.

Lord Lynch said...

Enjoy your last at bat in Yankee pinstripes, HGH....

Lord Lynch said...

Keystone Cops fielding....

ish said...

Heh. Cheap hit. How ironic.

efd said...

ugh, that was awful.

redsock said...

From 75-81, he was pretty damn good. But that's just Morgan believing that everyone who played for the 75-76 Reds were the greatest of all time.

phil said...

BAL - 011 100 0
MFY - 003 200 1

redsock said...

bugger.

they are not making this any easier.

nixon33 said...

FUCK YOU O'S. JUST DIE

Lord Lynch said...

I heard the Talk Radio persona of Michael Kay a couple of weeks ago and I really preferred that!

Tearing every Yankee (excpet Jeter) a new one...

redsock said...

with 2 outs in the 9th, if it's still a 3-run game, Kirk should pull his team off the field and refuse to finish the game. umps will call a 9-0 forfeit and there will be no end of game NYY win celebration. it'll just fizzle to an end.

do it, kirk!

James said...

Oh, Foster was a very good player. But he's a career .274/.338/.480 hitter. That's only a little bit worse than Melvin Mora this year. Good, but not one of the greatest.

Lord Lynch said...

Did Mel Allen ever tell him to STFU.

ish said...

This is why I'm not an Orioles fan. Cock.

phil said...

E5. Brutal.

nixon33 said...

kay's radio show is good. his play by play isnt.

efd said...

no major league shortstops in the O's organization, I guess?

ish said...

So... I'll just have to see the Red Sox beat the Arachnids tomorrow night at Fenway and clinch their spot.

A Conformer said...

Shit. Terrible D for the Os this inning. I really want the Sox to clinch tonight, It would just be too perfect.

nixon33 said...

ITS THE GHOSTS!!!!

Lord Lynch said...

It's bed time.

Night all....

James said...

The O's don't even have a triple-A short stop.

They're the only team in the majors stupid enough and desperate enough to be a potential offseason trade partner for Lugo.

redsock said...

Oh, I know (and agree). Shit, Morgan thinks Concepcion should be in the Hall!

A Conformer said...

Is Girardi doing the All Star get-everybody-in-the-game thing?

James said...

So if the Yankees score 15 runs this inning, Mo still comes in, right?

phil said...

BAL - 011 100 00
MFY - 003 200 2

A Conformer said...

So if the Yankees score 15 runs this inning, Mo still comes in, right?

Yeah, they announced he would pitch the ninth about a week ago.

How many times are they going to tell that fucking Ruth/last home run in YS story?? It must be at least 8 so far.

SoSock said...

Wasn't Foster like the last player to hit 40 HR before the steroid era plethora of record breaking seasons

James said...

O-FER!

efd said...

CI = 0 for last YS game

A Conformer said...

O-FER!

What? (:

A Conformer said...

HAHAHA. Jon Miller just said Mariano Rivera saved all the games he came into in the postseason. I can think of at least 3 blown saves in the playoffs.

redsock said...

will mo get the barn-door strikezone?

redsock said...

maybe he meant at YS? cuz he sure choked a lot at fenway.

redsock said...

so .. one out to riot?

Jere said...

Pathetic.

redsock said...

jetes won't be on the field for the final out? strange.

redsock said...

maybe they need to protect him from the classy fans.

efd said...

more important to get Jeter the contrived curtain call.

efd said...

riot is put on hold until after the mysterious post-game ceremonies.

A Conformer said...

Bring on the wrecking balls.

phil said...

BAL - 011 100 000 |3 7 1
MFY - 003 200 20X |7 9 1

efd said...

would we be caring about the final HR at Fenway if that park were closing down??

Honestly, I don't think I would be.

phil said...

Flush.

redsock said...

who caught the final foul ball, i wonder? and how much will it go for? $2.95?

Jere said...

The good news is ish and I get to see the Sox clinch postseason tomorrow nite.

phil said...

BUT IT WAS JOSE MOLINA! HE HIT THREE HOME RUNS THIS YEAR! TWO WERE AT THE TOILET AND TWO WERE AGAINST BALTIMORE! HISTORY WILL NOT BE DENIED!!!!!1!11!!!

redsock said...

good vibes now, but they know (as dylan sang) they ain't goin' nowhere!

Jere said...

Stupid Orioles players collecting dirt to commemorate their suckage.

efd said...

I think someone said something to this effect earlier in the thread, but it really seems like this entire day has been a way to let the Yankees and their fans feel like they're having a post-season game after all.

ish said...

The good news is ish and I get to see the Sox clinch postseason tomorrow nite.

Print it!

Jere said...

It really is great, though. Of all the years for them to miss the postseason.... perfect.

Fan on field! Hey maybe Wade Boggs will fittingly be kicked by a horse.

efd said...

and a fan runs onto the field and is immediately trampled by police horses.

ish said...

So I'll be at section 22, row NN

Jere said...

Jeter sayin shit and shit.

SoSock said...

So I trust I will be apprised as to what the "big surprise" is. I have got to stay at the paperwork or I'll starve this week :)
Maybe Jeter is going to recieve a "MAJOR AWARD!"
(please see "A Christmas Story". My apologies for not being adept enough to post a quick link to that scene)

redsock said...

i hear they are going to dig up miller huggins from his grave in the monuments.

efd said...

Sosock, so far the "surprise" is the team gathering at the mound and Jeter addressing the crowd.

ish said...

I thought the Red Sox had the greatest fans in the world.

ish said...

And every other sports team in the world.

Jere said...

Too bad the organization is now defunct. Oh wait, they'll be back next year.

Did Jeter freakin' memorize this speech?

ish said...

I think he freakin did.

Jere said...

The Red Sox players greeted us at the door a few days ago and our park didn't even close. Come on, A-Rod, start givin' hand jobs. These are the GREATEST fans in the world.

SoSock said...

I think someone said something to this effect earlier in the thread, but it really seems like this entire day has been a way to let the Yankees and their fans feel like they're having a post-season game after all.

Great assessment!

redsock said...

god, it's like the franchise is folding or something.

these losers will be back in 6 months right across the fucking street. (where they will suck some more and miss the playoffs.)

James said...

Was that the big surprise? Really? That's why I'm awake?

efd said...

and now they're imitating the Rays and walking around the edge of the field waving to the crowd.

But unlike the Rays they're not getting close enough to actually come in contact with anyone.

ish said...

I'll betcha you could get away with a major crime in New York tonight.

Jere said...

Actually, this is perfect. None of THESE fans will be able to afford a seat next season.

A Conformer said...

Doing the victory lap now... I should really turn this off, but can't for some reason.

Jere said...

It's the last time Vinnie from The Bronx will ever attend a Yankee game.

redsock said...

have they showed anyone actually crying?

efd said...

None of THESE fans will be able to afford a seat next season.

So true!

Jere said...

Phillies fan standing calmly holding beer, unfazed.

efd said...

I have not seen any tears yet, but I haven't been giving the screen my undivided attention.

redsock said...

riot police standing between the players and the greatest fans in the world. perfect.

A Conformer said...

Aren't there any other songs about New York in the world?

efd said...

"New York, New York" playing on an endless loop.

Little kid in the crowd looking like he's about to sneeze, but not crying.

A Conformer said...

They just showed a kid that was either crying or about to sneeze. Couldn't tell for certain.

ish said...

They probably put the chains up in the stands again.

redsock said...

Yanks win tonight
Now they can flop on the road
And finish in fourth

James said...

My God. When do they turn off Ol' Blue Eyes?

I can't imagine anyone I'd rather hear less.

A Conformer said...

efd- great minds X2

James said...

Derek Jeter just said "The fans here never seem to amaze me"

redsock said...

The big surprise -- we're gonna walk around and wave our hats at you!!!

efd said...

a-con, we owe each other Cokes (not Phil).

efd said...

this celebration does seem a little over the top for a team that's going to miss the playoffs for the first time in 13 years.

ish said...

"It's a great day for the Yankees."

Great because you can tear down this stadium, build a new one with many many many more luxury boxes so people can enjoy the best in life and give the Yankees all their money.

redsock said...

there is a woman crying -- or her boyfriend has her in a headlock and she can't breathe - one or the other.

redsock said...

why didn't they do this to the kingdome? it was built only a few years after this dump.

A Conformer said...

I can't wait to see who will hit the last home run in Shea. And it might actually mean something.

ish said...

It was pretty freaking awesome when they imploded the Kingdome though, wasn't it?

A Conformer said...

Maybe Paps can run into the field and dance? That would be a pretty big surprise.

pitmatic said...

Right, I have had enough. Long time lurker here. Posted a couple of times, seemingly always about my son Thurston (getting abuse from some shithead at the 3rd ALCS game and when Joe Thurston came up, and went straight back down). Anyway, this whole charade is boiling my piss. They've done nothing, they sucked so bad all year, they are out of the post season within the next 24 hours, they are a total embarrassment. Rhetorical question, but why the celebration. I would be embarrassed. Why don't they f**k off home and book their summer leaf viewing vacations for the Fall?

redsock said...

boiling my piss

hee hee

ish said...

That's enough Yankee fun for me. Going to be a long day tomorrow... hoping at this time tomorrow I'll be on the bus back to Portsmouth with some fantastic Fenway memories, including clinching a playoff spot!

redsock said...

I think only one guy picked tomorrow as YED.

efd said...

Tomorrow morning the Yankees will wake up in third place.

And we'll wake up guaranteed to at least tie for a playoff berth, with the clincher just a day or two away.

Good night, everyone.

A Conformer said...

Tomorrow morning the Yankees will wake up in third place.

Tomorrow morning will be the best in Raymond K Hassel's life...

Jere said...

5:05 gates, ish, don't be late!

redsock--I saw that moment: A woman poignantly cries...while her boyfriend texts away...

SoSock said...

OK, falling asleep at the screen (better than at the wheel).
Manana.
Sounds kije I didn't miss much of a surprise. I think a leg lamp would have been more appropriate.

nixon33 said...

Actually, this is perfect. None of THESE fans will be able to afford a seat next season.

actually i bet these will be the same rich fucks that'll be there next year. tix were outrageous, for a shitty game vs. the o's.

Jere said...

"Sounds kije I didn't miss much of a surprise."

Sounds like something Bath Ruth would say.

Nix--good point--the "real" fans didn't even get their farewell, as they couldn't get into last night anyway. They should've surprised everyone and done the ceremony Saturday.

L-girl said...

So many real fans were locked out of the entire season. I had several friends go up to the Bronx with their families, and find the cheapest tickets available were $75 for the far reaches of the upper deck. They couldn't do it and left.

nixon33 said...

the real fans got to say their goodbye when we stomped their asses in the bronx that last 3 game series!

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