April 29, 2009

G21: Red Sox 6, Spiders 5 (10)

Red Sox - 000 002 030 1 - 6 10  1
Spiders - 210 200 000 0 - 5 8 1
Jonathan Van Every's first major league home run -- a solo shot to dead center off Jensen Lewis in the top of the 10th inning -- was the difference tonight.

Lester (6-7-5-3-7, 109) struggled through four innings, putting Boston in a 5-0 hole. Stymied by Carmona for 5.2 innings -- the Cleveland lefty retired 12 in a row at one point -- the Sox battled back. With two outs in the sixth, Jason Bay walked and Mike Lowell and Jason Varitek followed with back-to-back doubles. 5-2.

In the eighth, Lowell singled with one out, Varitek singled, Jeff Bailey reached on an infield error (bases loaded), Van Every singled (5-3), pinch-hitter J.D. Drew drove in a run with a fielder's choice (5-4), and Jacoby Ellsbury's third single of the night tied the game at 5-5.

Relievers Hideki Ojakima and Manny Delcarmen handed out four walks and a HBP in the eighth and ninth, but escaped untouched. With two out in the eighth, Jeemer walked Mark DeRosa and Ben Francisco and hit Kelly Shoppach, but got Grady Sizemore to line out to Van Every in right. JVE recorded the first out in that inning with a fully prone dive into foul territory to snare Ryan Garko's pop up.

MDC walked two men in the ninth, but got Jhonny Peralta looking to send the game to extras. After Van E was Van E, Jonathan Papelbon got the save. Ellsbury chased a DeRosa fly to deep left center. Francisco singled, but Bot snuffed both Shoppach and Sizemore on strikes.

The Royals win over the Blue Jays means Boston is back in first place, by .015 percentage points over Toronto.

On to Tampa Bay!

***

Jon Lester (4.88, 103 ERA+) / Fausto Carmona (7.36, 66 ERA+)

Kevin Youkilis, showing professional restraint last night:
We didn't lose the game on that play. There were other opportunities. It's all right. We'll go back out tomorrow and play another game.
From Joe Posnanski's SI article I quoted earlier today:
The gentle relief pitcher for the Royals, Dan Quisenberry, wrote a poem about his manager Dick Howser, the refrain being Howser's quote for every occasion: "Piss on it." That was Howser's answer for losses, for slumps, for bad pitching performances, for anything gone wrong. Piss on it. Get 'em tomorrow.
13 wins in the first 20 games of the season. That's .650 baseball -- a 105-win pace.

A bad loss? Piss on it.

294 comments:

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Ish said...

Van SUPERMAN!!!!!

redsock said...

JONATHAN DONG EVERY (/L)

Joe Grav said...

OOOOOOOO YA

Joe Grav said...

Wow

Amy said...

YES! So who Is this guy?!

Jere said...

GET IN THE VAN MOTHERFUCKERS

Ish said...

Over the 400 marker!

Pepe Lepew said...

Caps win! Caps win! Caps win! Caps win!!!!
Oops, wrong thread. Ummmm ... never mind.

Kevin said...

VAN EVERY!!!

I don't think you even have a nickname yet!

Ish said...

NESN's shitting the bed.

Meunier said...

Still worried about how Bot is going to do..

Benjamin said...

*Every, of course.

<3 the balding Dutchman

Jere said...

yeah my NESN froze there too

Ish said...

Pepe did you DVR that and just get around to watching it or something? Haha

Kevin said...

The Royals are kindly kicking some Blue Jay ass, I see.

Pepe Lepew said...

Pepe did you DVR that and just get around to watching it or something? Haha

My favourite quote of the night:
"we don't like Sean Avery because he doesn't respect women..."

A Conformer said...

Not a bad time for your first career dong.

Ish said...

Snuffin' Time!

SoSock said...

Lugo - you suck. Take a few lessons from the freaking rookie.

Amy said...

Watch it, Meunier, we are not allowed to worry about Papelbon apparently....

Ish said...

My favourite quote of the night:
"we don't like Sean Avery because he doesn't respect women..."
-- Haha he doesn't respect anything except... Handbags or something right?

Benjamin said...

Heather Van Every:

TURNOFFS:
Overbearing, nosy people, and laziness.

FAVORITE BOOKS:
"Brave New World," "The Grapes of Wrath."

SoSock said...

Pap - be the Bot!

redsock said...

yawn

Meunier said...

1

Benjamin said...

Remy truped.

Jere said...

One out

Ish said...

I was worried LBJ was going to miss that one again!

Amy said...

Big Phew there.

Pap is definitely NOT the same pitcher. Call me negative all you want, I see what I see.

Ish said...

Don sounded truped too!

Pepe Lepew said...

-- Haha he doesn't respect anything except... Handbags or something right?

Most of all, he doesn't respect the game.

SoSock said...

Uno

Benjamin said...

There was a Van Every estate in Ontario.

Jere said...

Amy--remember that Manny high five play in Balty last year--I think that was Van Every's first game, and so he got quite an experience. I think you could see him when they showed the players watching the replay in the dugout. Only played in 11 games for us last year though. Was in Indians organization for like 7 years before that in the minors.

Meunier said...

Come on, get picked off again..

Jere said...

there's a 2 for 1 sale on the Ben Francisco treat and Kelly's goin' Shoppin. Meaning this will be a DP

Jere said...

If ya have to explain it....

Benjamin said...

Francona's nickname for JVE is probably just Every-ee.

Ish said...

Most of all, he doesn't respect the game. -- A frustrating fellow as far as the game is concerned. He's always capable of being a very good forward but he won't change the way he is. I like how he finds different ways to get involved in the games but he takes it way too far.

SoSock said...

Why does it seem this AB is taking hours?

redsock said...

Van E Being Van E

Benjamin said...

SIT

Meunier said...

Dos

Ish said...

Kelly went shopping.

Amy said...

Two away---one to go.

Jere said...

stoppin shoppach

Pepe Lepew said...

Two!
My second favourite quote of the night:
"You know Sergei Federov and Alex Ovechkin are from the same country."

Ish said...

Focus on Grady like the ladies do, Bot.

Ish said...

Pap should throw over three more times, throw another strike past Sizemore and then three more pick off throws. Then strike three.

Amy said...

Two strikes!

Benjamin said...

Please.

Joe Grav said...

timeout FAIL

Benjamin said...

Sizemore's no Abreu.

Joe Grav said...

fuck

Benjamin said...

Please.

Ish said...

One strike and it won't matter.

Ish said...

He's not going to chase that split.

Meunier said...

Our water is dirtier than their burning river.

A Conformer said...

GDGD picked a bad time to shit the bed...

Benjamin said...

WATER!

Ish said...

CHEESE.

And WATER. Dirrrrrty extra innings water.

Amy said...

YES!! Pap, thank you!

Kevin said...

WATER

Jere said...

seriously people, what a win

Benjamin said...

Van Every isn't wearing a red undershirt.

Pepe Lepew said...

Sox win! Sox win! Sox win!
Ovechkin vs. Crosby!
Ooops, wrong thread again.

Amy said...

Good game---especially the few innings I got to watch!

Jere said...

TOronto down 11-2! That means first place again.

redsock said...

N0 one named Grady fucks with us anymoree.

Pepe Lepew said...

I see the BeeJays getting slaughtered.

Jere said...

"Van Every isn't wearing a red undershirt."

They just showed him--he does appear to be wearing one.

Benjamin said...

Toronto's losing 11-2 in the bottom of the 7th.

Ish said...

Pepe who do you like in that Caps/Pens series?

Benjamin said...

They just showed him--he does appear to be wearing one.

Didn't see one during the handshake line.

Ish said...

Surprised with these uniforms they're not wearing dark blue undershirts and things.

Benjamin said...

Still don't see one on the replay.

Amy said...

Good night, all.

Pepe Lepew said...

Pepe who do you like in that Caps/Pens series?

Caps!
Ovechkin is my daughter's favourite player, so I have to say that. She is very excited that he won the MVP award today.

Jere said...

Ish--they just switched back this series. To red underclothes. The Blue Sox are over.

Jere said...

It's a short sleeve shirt, you can see it under his sleeve peeking out when he runs.

Pepe Lepew said...

Boy, against Detroit, all of a sudden, the Yankees look good again.

Jere said...

"against Detroit, all of a sudden, the Yankees look good again."

Not Mo!

Benjamin said...

That's where I'm looking. Oh well.

Pepe Lepew said...

A frustrating fellow as far as the game is concerned. He's always capable of being a very good forward but he won't change the way he is. I like how he finds different ways to get involved in the games but he takes it way too far.


Yeah, at times you can see he's got talent, but it just doesn't seem like he gives a damn about actually playing good hockey.

Ish said...

Pepe, you mean Ovie's a finalist right?

A Conformer said...

This was a good series, all things considered

Pepe Lepew said...

Pepe, you mean Ovie's a finalist right?

Oops, you're right.

Ish said...

Nothing wrong with 2 out of 3.

Jere said...

Go to GDGD, click the vid hilite of the JVE dong, and you'll see the red below left sleeve. And just now with Heidi it was clearly there.

Ish said...

His sleeves turn red when Heidi gives him that look.

Jere said...

you don't wanna see a race van in the motherfuckin red

Pepe Lepew said...

Pepe, you mean Ovie's a finalist right?

Sssh, don't tell my kid. That's what she told me.
I'm sure he'll win it, though.

Pepe Lepew said...

Nothing wrong with 2 out of 3.

Hate to be a nattering nabob, but it coulda been 3 out of 3.

Ish said...

Pepe, I think he'll win it too.

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