April 20, 2009

G13: Red Sox 12, Orioles 1

Orioles - 001 000 000 -  1  5  1
Red Sox - 210 003 60x - 12 16 2
Four-game sweep! We win a high-scoring game (10-8), a "normal" game (6-4), a tight game (2-1) and a rout (12-1)!

Masterson (5.1-4-1-2-3, 84) pitched into the sixth and the pen turned in 3.2 shutout innings.

Boston got on the board right away as Ellsbury got a pop-up double down the left field line, stole third and scored on Pedroia's single. Pedroia -- 4-for-6, with 3 runs, 3 RBI -- scored on a fielder's choice. Varitek's home run to left in the second made it 3-0.

The Red Sox broke it open in the sixth as Varitek singled with one out. Then, with two gone, Ellsbury and Pedroia singled and Ortiz tripled (he also doubled, back in the first).

Baldelli left the game after third innings with a mild left hamstring strain.

Boston sent 12 men to the plate in the seventh as Radhames Liz and Matt Albers were given the Wang treatment. Bay walk, Lowell double, Varitek 5-3, Green HBP, Ellsbury single, Pedroia single, Ortiz HBP, Youkilis single, Carter F8-SAC, Bay single, Lowell single, Varitek K.

Lefty Hunter Jones made his major league debut in the ninth. Luke Scott grounded out to second. Gregg Zaun grounded out to third (and Yook made a tremendous scoop of Velazquez's low throw). Velazquez made a wild throw on Robert Andino's grounder for an error. Felix Pie put the cherry on top of this game by popping out to left.

***

Mark Hendrickson (3.00, 172 ERA+) / Justin Masterson (4.50, 117 ERA+)

With Daisuke Matsuzaka on the disabled list, Masterson, who threw 60 pitches over four innings last Tuesday in Oakland, gets the ball on Patriots Day. He thinks he'll be good for 75 pitches or 5-6 innings.

Jason Bay:
I played a 10 o'clock game in 'A' ball about seven years ago or something. There were like 3,000 elementary students. They bussed in for it. It will be a lot like that, I guess.
Dustin Pedroia:
It's going to be early. I usually wake up around that time.
In two starts this season, Hendrickson has allowed 10 runs in nine innings, but seven of the runs have been unearned.

I remember Hendrickson best for his Fenway Park cameo back on July 20, 2005. Laura and I were there celebrating our 20th anniversary of meeting. The 6-9 lefty faced only six batters: single, walk, single, double, walk, double. Boston grabbed six runs in the first inning and cruised to a 9-4 victory.
Hendrickson Against the Red Sox

ERA IP H BB K

Career 8.56 62 95 26 24
@Fenway 8.42 31 49 14 15

Red Sox Batters vs Hendrickson

GMS AVG OBP SLG

Career 14 .351 .403 .539
@Fenway 8 .350 .409 .500
I guess what I'm trying to say is he ain't no good.

Yet the six players now on the Red Sox that have faced him -- David Ortiz, Jason Varitek, Rocco Baldelli, Kevin Youkilis, Jason Bay and Mike Lowell -- have not done well, hitting a combined .216/.280/.311.

Also: Seven of Boston's first 13 games have been played during the day. ... Red Sox bullpen ERA for the last five games? 0.86 (two runs in 21 innings).

439 comments:

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L-girl said...

Canadian Baycon is good, but it sounds like an insult!

Jere said...

I never used Homre, but I don't think anybody said Thunder before me, but someone totally could have.

James said...

Nick Markakis is kind of a stud. He's like JD Drew w/o all the injuries.

Jere said...

kind of a modest head nod to the crowd by Justin instead of a hat tip.

L-girl said...

This whole "shaking hands with our enemies" thing is out of control. They're so hot to have enemies. Like Hugo Chavez is a great threat to the US.

Jere said...

"Nick Markakis is kind of a stud. He's like JD Drew w/o all the injuries."

My theory: we should've snatched him up a couple years ago. Of course, I was highly influenced by the fact that he grew up a Sox fan on Long Island. But it turns out he's really freakin good regardless.

Ish said...

Everytime I think of Thunder Bay I think of three Staal brothers (Jordan, Eric, Marc) who play in the NHL. NHL.com had a commercial where they went to Thunder Bay to tell the Staal parents about NHL.com because up until that point they could only make their own highlights of their kids' games. Showed three steaks in a field with the brother's hockey sweaters on them.

Guess you'd have to have seen it.

James said...

Hey, I like Canadian Bacon a lot. I for one would be flattered to be compared to Canadian Bacon.

Thunder is awfully good, though.

Ish said...

I never used Homre, but I don't think anybody said Thunder before me, but someone totally could have. • And I had just thought of Thunder Bay today. So I think you've got it.

L-girl said...

201 = me

Jere said...

I wrote that weird--I meant that a couple years ago I thought we shoulda gone after him.

Ish said...

Obie: "There is a very good fielding crowd today."

If there was ever a Dave O'Brien drinking game.... You could also including an infielder "hoovering it up."

Ish said...

And if you drank each time he called a fastball a swifty, keep 911 on standby.

redsock said...

Someone could check, but being here in Canada, there is no way I was not the first person to use Thunder Bay. Not that we should use that, but ...

L-girl said...

I love Cdn bacon! It's just usually used derogatorily.

Ish said...

Well this is Patriot's Day right?

There was a lot of American on that ball.

redsock said...

I'm also sure it dates back to last year.

Meunier said...

spinball :(

James said...

Like shaking hands w/ someone even means anything, anyway. It's a thing that adults do with other adults they have to work with. Posturing is about the least useful thing in the world.

Joe Grav said...

Dave o'Brien sucks. I'll never accept him as a home announcer

L-girl said...

I was the first to use DOUNG.

Joe Grav said...

It's a thing that adults doWhich is why Gingrich and his insane comrades can't understand it

Ish said...

I make a point never to watch the Today show. And that's before Kathy Lee Gifford takes over.

Jere said...

TWO!!!

redsock said...

mdp

L-girl said...

Re shaking hands, right - that shows how insecure and defensive they are. If shaking hands threatens you, you are in bad shape.

Joe Grav said...

Yeah, I didn't watch it either, I got the link off of (I think) DailyKos

redsock said...

jere used dong and a troll complained about it. so we started using all the time!

James said...

I used to work at Fenway and I ran a small competition to see who could come up with the best Jason Bay nickname, and Canadian Baycon, the Bay State Bomber, and the Bay Hey Kid were the finalists. I think I prefer Thunder Bay, or Thunder, to all of them.

Ish said...

Dave o'Brien sucks. I'll never accept him as a home announcerI actually really like him but he's got his unique, frequently used phrases like they all do.

Jere said...

"Like shaking hands w/ someone even means anything, anyway. It's a thing that adults do with other adults they have to work with. Posturing is about the least useful thing in the world."

James is singing my song!

L-girl said...

"It's a thing that adults do

Which is why Gingrich and his insane comrades can't understand it"

there you go

Joe Grav said...

I think 70% of wingnuts are insecure and really bothered by 'handshaking' while the other 30% are just trying to find any way to push the "Obama=Socialist=FASCIST (? I don't get it either)" meme

Jere said...

"I used to work at Fenway "

James now coming out for an encore! Details, please!

L-girl said...

James, you used to work at Fenway? More info please!

L-girl said...

ha ha jere and i thinking alike

Ish said...

Diplomacy is very strange, though. Every gesture, slight as they might be, are magnified and put under a microscope and analyzed for some deeper meaning.

James said...

Dennis Sarfarte, let's see if you've taken your ear medicine today.

Jere said...

James: I used to work at Fenway, you know me better as Jim Rice!

Benjamin said...

Amazon Bay son Jason?

James said...

"Probably the most relaxed I've been. I was on a lot of drugs during the game, [and] I don't remember a whole lot."

—Orioles reliever Dennis Sarfate, on logging 3 1/3 scoreless innings after taking medication for an ear infection.

Joe Grav said...

James: I used to work at Fenway, you know me better as Jim Rice!Hahaha... this reminds me. I'm Facebook friends with one of the Bruins , and under job info it says "Employer: NHL. Position: Defenseman Employed since: 2008"
It makes me laugh every time

L-girl said...

I used to hate DO'B on TV b/c he was a huge Manny basher. But on radio w/ Castig, I like him a lot.

Thank goodness Trupiano left before I had to listen to games on weekends. I don't know what I would have done.

Ish said...

Joe, which one?

Joe Grav said...

Hunwick

James said...
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L-girl said...

Varingle!

Ish said...

I used to hate DO'B on TV b/c he was a huge Manny basher. But on radio w/ Castig, I like him a lot. I think Castig talks and sounds younger when Obie's in the booth too. He loosens up and relaxes.

Joe Grav said...

His 2nd 2-hit game of the season... probably surpassing last year's total

tim said...

Good afternoon JoS! Happy Marathon Monday!

Back after a busy week of tax returns (our deadline is april 30), hockey and weekend parties. I see we've been kicking some Oriole ass this weekend, let's keep it going!

What's new around here?

Ish said...

HunwickI can only imagine his status.

Matt Hunwick just had his spleen removed and his eye gouged.

L-girl said...

I think this has less to do with diplomacy under a microscope than with Obama-bashing and leftist-hating.

The leftist being Chavez, not Obama!

Jere said...

YOu work for MLB and you can't watch this game????

nick said...

upon discovering that varitek managed to leg out an infield single they now view him as a major steal threat.

redsock said...

and doing video stuff at the MLB network, and I figured the MLB network was a better career move*

they don't give you mlbtv as a perk?

Ish said...

they don't give you mlbtv as a perk? • This is MLB we're talking about. Of course they wouldn't.

L-girl said...

Hi Tim, what's for lunch?

Joe Grav said...

Ha, yes. As I told my moron friend, "The only thing the Obama/Chavez meeting should do for you is make you reflect upon how dumb the Obama=Socialist meme is."

redsock said...

catch made at the edge of duffy's mound

L-girl said...

My sister in law had her spleen removed and she's fine. No eye gouging, tho. That sounds worse.

James said...
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Joe Grav said...

My sister in law had her spleen removed and she's fineI doubt she'll be playing hockey any time soon though. Haha

Jere said...

well, I definitely recommend watching the games at Professor Thom's, 2nd ave and 13th street.

L-girl said...

Lydoningle?

Lyndingle?

James said...

Even the Chavez = Socialist meme doesn't make all *that* much sense. But name-calling is part of the whole not acting like adult things.

tim said...

Just finished my chicken shawarma, L!

Ish said...

Joe the B's team doctor said Hunwick could be back by the end of the playoffs. That still sounds rather soon.

tim said...

FY!!!!!!

Ish said...

FY cashes in Captain English Ball.

Jere said...

4-1. A solid whack. On FYre.

Joe Grav said...

My cousin's husband (...cousin by marriage?) owns Professor Thom's in NY and is the NY "governor" of Red Sox Nation

L-girl said...

Except by the time he got there, the game would be over. Or almost over.

Sister in law not playing hockey, but running and skiing. But not professionally of course.

Fuckingle!

redsock said...

FY thinkin' about a simple twist of sarfate.

Ish said...

My cousin's husband (...cousin by marriage?) owns Professor Thom's in NY and is the NY "governor" of Red Sox Nation • Wow. Connections everywhere!

Ish said...

Thank you, Wind.

Jere said...

Joe, you mean Chris Wertz? I know that dude, too.

Ish said...

GOOD WOOD.

Ish said...

Papi TRIPLE!!!!

Joe Grav said...

HAVE A SLICE OF THAT PI-YAY

tim said...

PAPIPLE!

Ish said...

Somebody get that man a towel!

redsock said...

GOOD TIMES!

James said...

What's the deal w/ professor Thom's?

Joe Grav said...

Joe, you mean Chris Wertz? I know that dude, too.Yeah!

Jere said...

Papi going for the cycle!

L-girl said...

Hugo Chavez is a socialist. That's not an insult, just a fact.

PAPI PAPI PAPI PAPI!!!!!!

James said...

ORTEEEZ! Good to see him get into one.

Ish said...

Pie came close but he's also a monster noob.

Benjamin said...

Holy shit, Papi!

L-girl said...

papiple :)

tim said...

moneyball 4

James said...

Yeah, that's true. I guess Communist is the word that they use about Chavez that isn't especially true. That and "dictator," which is a blatant lie.

redsock said...

i think chris of thom's emailed me about the tiant film

Joe Grav said...

I would describe Chavez as a socialist (not communist) Dictator , but it's all kind of semantics

Cmon Carter

L-girl said...

I doubt any of those people even know what socialism is.

James said...

Oh yeah. I've heard the Tiant film is pretty awesome.

Jere said...

Yeah, Chris was the one who sent that. He set up our book signing at Thom's.

L-girl said...

Not semantics - there are meanings to all those words

tim said...

I love how Tek has 3 HR, 4 RBI.

Ish said...

Fellow JoSers, it's been fun but I am being ripped away from my relaxing afternoon to play taxi and run errands and sit around and do absolutely nothing.

At least the game's in good hands.

Joe Grav said...

I love how Tek has 3 HR, 4 RBI.I noticed that too haha

Joe Grav said...

btw, Grant (part time JOS-er) and I are doing a two-team, head-to-head AL-only fantasy baseball league

L-girl said...

bye ish

Grant Salzano said...

At least he's getting a bat on the ball... lol

James said...

Not that this is the place for this argument, but dictators aren't elected officials, and dictators don't allow their ballot measures to lose by 1 percentage point. All of Chavez's elections have been ruled fair by two independent organizations, including Carter's (the former president, not the bench bat). He has worked within the frameworks of Venezuelan law. He's centralized power quite a bit, but it's not like power in Venezuela was in state or local hands, it was in the hands of corporations and the super-rich. He's not a perfect, lovable guy, but he's a legitimate world leader and emphatically NOT a dictator.

/End Rant. Feel free to delete this if it's contrary to the spirit of Joy Of Sox.

Joe Grav said...

Speak of the devil

Jere said...

Grant Salzano?

Joe Grav said...

James, nothing is contrary to the spirit of JoS, except MUMS, Yankee trolls, and wingnuts

Jere said...

James, that's why we're proud to have the Citgo sign shining on Fenway Park:)

Jere said...

I swear I wrote Salzano's name before I saw he commented! That was weird.

L-girl said...

Defense of Hugo Chavez is very much in the spirit of JoS - and much appreciated (by me).

Grant Salzano said...

Grant Salzano?

Eh?

Joe Grav said...

my lineup in the 1-on-1 fantasy league:

Victor Martinez
Mark Texiera
Ian Kinsler
Evan Longoria
Michael Young
Josh Hamilton
BJ Upton
Magglio Ordonez
Justin Morneau
Vlad Guerrero
David Ortiz
Ichiro
Jason Bay

Grant Salzano said...

I swear I wrote Salzano's name before I saw he commented! That was weird.

Oh haha :p

I'm sitting in the library of Stonehill College waiting for my girlfriend to get out of class so we can go get Taco Bell so I'm forced to watch Gametracker. Which is lame.

L-girl said...

"James, nothing is contrary to the spirit of JoS, except MUMS, Yankee trolls, and wingnuts"

Nice! True.

Jere said...

JOe, if I hear you say "Teixeira homered, but it's okay because he's on my team".... I'll....e-kick your e-butt

L-girl said...

Taco Bell might be against the spirit of JoS.

Joe Grav said...

I would never say that, Jere

James said...

I don't know what MUMS is. I think he's that rapper who did that "this is why I'm hot" song which is admittedly pretty annoying but probably not what you're talking about.

@ Joe: How many other teams are there in your league? 3?

redsock said...

Also forbidden: any defense of the dumbest man in history.

ANY defense!

tim said...

I have no yankees on my fantasy team (league w/ friends, the only reason i joined it) - great thing i started 'tek today!

Joe Grav said...

Also forbidden: any defense of the dumbest man in history.
Tim McCarver?

redsock said...

I thought about saying "talk of fantasy leagues" is also against the spirit, but L thought that would be mean.

So carry on. :>)

tim said...

Grady, isn't it?

Joe Grav said...

James, it's a 1-on-1 league, me and Grant haha. We each have 1 extra team composed of all sucky borderline major leaguers because they don't let you start w/ less than 4.

tim said...

I'm done talking about it, I know it's not taken to kindly around here. Understandably so, its silly as shit.

James said...

Alright, curb the fantasy talk.

Can we still talk about Strat-O-Matic?

redsock said...

Re the Moron: If you don't know by now ....

redsock said...

GBA?

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Jere said...

God gets to bless America at Fenway twice in a row due to holiday.

L-girl said...

MUMS = Making Up Manny Shit

check your glossary!

redsock said...

I was kidding. I'm a kindly dictator.

Grant Salzano said...

I wish my name was as delicious as Pie.

James said...

In that spirit, I'll bring up the Deadspin report of Manny pinwheeling the bat over Jack McCormick and threatening to "fuck him up."

I thought Manny needed to go, but there is no way that shit is true.

L-girl said...

Dr Doubles!!!!

tim said...

The doctah is in!

James said...

Dr. Doubles!

Jere said...

7-1. Another double for Doubly McGee

redsock said...

"to third .... and beyond!"

DRINK!

Grant Salzano said...

Ahaha this is great:

http://www.accuweather.com/news-weather-features.asp?#extremes

tim said...

Alright, I'm heading out to start studying for my exams. The shitty weather here coupled with old receiver is making the satellite feed choppy and this one's in the books. Later guys!

redsock said...

6 GAMES!

L-girl said...

I need a new laptop. My computer slows down and I'm commenting 2 batters behind.

redsock said...

this chick can't pitch

James said...

That's a really cool article, Grant. Now's a good time to start investing in companies that make extra-large humidors.

James said...

Hey, this is a fun inning.

14 runs is the number to beat.

Jere said...

Grant--not only that, but that "wall" of stands at old YS also created so much noise--I've been waiting for them to get a new park so they'd lose a little off that home field advantage. People always act like Yankee fans are so loud, I've always thought, a crowd's a crowd--it's the shape of their building that made it louder.

FYne job of hitting there.

nick said...

Papi's so close to giving Mendoza the boot. c'mon, big guy!

L-girl said...

That [was] my boy!

and

Fuck Yeah!

maybe I should write my Papi comment now, before he hits

redsock said...

liz being wang

Jere said...

"This offense will have trouble scoring runs." --the thousands of Red Sox fans whose memories only last 24 hours, a week ago.

redsock said...

hit ground before foot?

Jere said...

Kim keeps thinking they're calling this pitcher Fat Albert

Grant Salzano said...

Sox have definitely been clicking all around the last week or so. I'm loving it.

Benjamin said...

I said the other day that I love facing the Orioles at Fenway. Still do.

redsock said...

Jere: I thought Don did, too.

Jere said...

This is only exciting for me, but, I see Kapstein! Finally!

Grant Salzano said...

Youk special: Working an 0-2 into a walk.

Will it happen?

Joe Grav said...

BYAH

James said...

Hahahaha. Awesome!

Grant Salzano said...

I'm cool with that.

Jere said...

Careful Red Sox, you just might learn something.

redsock said...

HEY! HEY! HEY!

nick said...

man, carter not looking good. maybe he'll get a post-career makeover like the peanut man.

Jere said...

na na na, gonna have a good time! 11-1!

L-girl said...

Still only 2 outs! Me likey.

nick said...

least he didn't K... sac'll beat that furshure.

redsock said...

I like baseball again. Thanks, Baltimore.

Joe Grav said...

THUNDA

L-girl said...

Thunderingle!

Jere said...

da na na na na na na na

Thun-der!

James said...

Thunder and/or Baycon!

Jere said...

Shat (the bed) ner

redsock said...

YOU'VE BEEN..........

Grant Salzano said...

http://media.bigoo.ws/content/gif/objects/objects_237.gif

L-girl said...

Shat the bed ner - LOL!!!

redsock said...

Shat (the bed) ner *

LOL!!!

redsock said...

Jere, L and I can't stop laughing. Tears!

Joe Grav said...

W00T

Jere said...

Was Don actually laughing on that call, or coughing?

Grant Salzano said...

lolz

L-girl said...

I'm laughing so hard I missed the doctoringle.

James said...

This is an awesome inning.

And hey, Gil Velazquez.

Joe Grav said...

go tek go

redsock said...

MAKE TITO APOLOGIZE

redsock said...

tek with 66.6% of the inning's outs.

Grant Salzano said...

That was... expectable.

Jere said...

Heyba Mabatt Albabers

James said...

Nothing worse than making two outs in an inning. Garko did it in that crazy 14 run Indians innings.

I doubt anyone's ever made all three.

Grant Salzano said...

Sox are hitting a respectable .417 today.

Joe Grav said...

James, it happened in an independent minor league game I was at in 2003. The North Shore Spirit scored 15 (?) runs in one inning against the New Jersey Jackals, and Brian Caruso made all 3 outs, striking out each time. They gave him a plaque to commemorate the occasion lol

Grant Salzano said...

Brian Caruso made all 3 outs, striking out each time.

WOW. That sucks lol

nick said...

varitek with the reach around!

L-girl said...

What's the most number of batters to go up in one inning? It's possible someone made all 3 outs. Although unlikely.

James said...

Good job Joe Grav!

That's really awesome.

Grant Salzano said...

Really starting to look forward to that Taco Bell right about now... I haven't eaten yet today.

L-girl said...

that poor guy, 3 Ks in one inning! that's crazy.

L-girl said...

Here we go, Don and Jerry are losing it, Don starting to squeak

redsock said...

what'd that guy do?

Grant Salzano said...

The most runs scored in any inning of an MLB game was 18. So I guess it's impossible to have had more than 24 batters (it was somewhere between 21 and 24 inclusive). That's MLB though.

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