April 10, 2009

G4: Angels 6, Red Sox 3

Red Sox - 001 000 020 - 3  7  0
Angels - 030 000 30x - 6 10 2
It was a poor night from start to finish.

In the first, Wakefield got the first two outs on only seven pitches. He then loaded the bases on two walks and a HBP, but escaped trouble. In the second, he was in hot water right away. A walk, single, fielder's choice, double and single = a 3-0 LAA lead.

Boston did not have many chances against the Bronx Bonger's brother (6.2-4-1-0-2-8, 101). They had two on with one out in the second, but came up empty. In the third, Jacoby Ellsbury singled with one out, stole second, took third on catcher Jeff Mathis's throwing error, and scored on David Ortiz's sac fly.

Including Ortiz's fly out, Weaver set down 12 of his final 14 batters; no one reached second base until the eighth inning.

At that point, though, Boston trailed 6-1. Justin Masterson took over in the seventh, his third appearance in four days (which also included a cross-country flight). He was not sharp. Bobby Abreu singled and stole second, Vlad Guerrero reached on an infield single, Torii Hunter hit a sac fly, Kendry Morales doubled to right, Gary Matthews was walked intentionally, and Mathis singled in two runs.

With one out in the top of the eighth, Ellsbury singled and Pedroia doubled. Ortiz fanned and Kevin Youkilis reached on an infield single. That hit and Chone Figgins's throwing error scored LBJ and FY, but the Sox bats could do no more.

At 1-3, the Red Sox are now sitting in the dank AL East basement.

***

Tim Wakefield (2008: 4.13, 112 ERA+; Spring 2009: 15 IP, 5.40 ERA) / Jered Weaver (2008: 4.33, 103 ERA+; Spring 2009: 17.1 IP, 5.71 ERA)

Weaver suffered shoulder stiffness and a back strain this spring, but LA manager Mike Scioscia says he's ready to go.
He got up to the mid-90s [last weekend] and got up and down seven times. He should be able to get to 100 pitches easily.
George Kottaras makes his 2009 debut tonight.

Three Game Hitting Stats
Red Sox Batters     24 for 101   .238

Kevin Youkilis 8 for 12 .667
Everybody Else 16 for 89 .180
The Angels will have a moment of silence before the game for rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart, who was killed, along with two other people, in a car accident just after midnight on Thursday morning.

266 comments:

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tim said...

Dammit!

Jere said...

ish?

tim said...

Tizzle - BE Tizzle!

tim said...

At least Rex was entertaining, Rosenthal is just melancholic.

Patrick said...

J Bay will save us this game.

nixon33 said...

weak offense

redsock said...

dear sox: scoring runs is not illegal.

Jere said...

we have a lot of hard hit balls

nixon33 said...

and nothing to show for it

nixon33 said...

Pedroia's been robbed now 3 games in a row.

Jere said...

yes! yes! quick innings cut off Ken

Jere said...

bye Ken

nixon33 said...

2 runs is not insurmountable. NOW COME ON

redsock said...

hard hit balls = foul home runs

with 2 canadians in the lineups how can we lose?

Jere said...

Rearview Mirror by Pearl Jam, as in, Ken Rosenthal is a thing of the past, we're truckin onward

Jere said...

I beg to differ--a foul home run means you were out in front, a hard hit ball could be a hit or not depending where the fielders are, etc.

Jere said...

Spin the wheel of fish, Weaver

Patrick said...

What happened to the Jed Lowrie of yesteryear?

nixon33 said...

that was a strike?

Benjamin said...

What happened to the Jed Lowrie of yesteryear?

Umps buried him.

Jere said...

Blue Sox

Jere said...

we never got Amica on that bullshit call to Lowrie

redsock said...

abreu -- not a fan.

nixon33 said...

this sucks

redsock said...

dfuckingp pls

Jere said...

crud i thought that was a DP ball

nixon33 said...

ugh

redsock said...

3rd game in 4 days for masterson - may be a tad tired.

redsock said...

andy says he's taking a lot of pics, but having trouble sending them. so i may do a separate pic post tomorrow.

redsock said...

angels tv said the sox won last year's alds (in game 4) on a walk-off walk. ?? is that right?

Jere said...

I put up pics from yesterday's game if anybody gives two.

Jere said...

what? it was Lowrie's hit

Jere said...

ruh-roh

nixon33 said...

yeah bay scored the winning run, right? lowrie drove him in?

SoSock said...

mmmmmm.....
it's a start?

nixon33 said...

are they gonna cocktease us now?

SoSock said...

a nice start at that!

redsock said...

sure wish it was still 3-1

Jere said...

tease? Or tiz? I say tiz

Jere said...

That was almost a Tavarez roll, jeez

redsock said...

panty shields coming in

drew & bay need to bring the noise

nixon33 said...

wow, ortiz looked awful.

redsock said...

that's all the teasing we're getting, me thinks

SoSock said...

How do they come up with a single and an error?
The throw beat him. If he makes the play it's not a single. Unless they consider it an error that he even attempted the throw.

Jere said...

Isn't it funny how Javy Lopez and Davey Lopes aren't even close to rhyming?

nixon33 said...

Javier Loadpez

Jere said...

I think he gets the hit because if Chone didn't make a great play on the ball it's a single anyway.

Jere said...

4-1

SoSock said...

So I'm checking out the box and I see 6 IP, 3 H, & 3 R for Wake - not bad at all.
But 1 IP, 4 H, & 3 R for Bat Masterson - HOLY SHIT!
Did Tito leave his hook in Boston?

SoSock said...

Nice Catch!
runs pls

nixon33 said...

CAN WE DO IT? CAN WE????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

drew - sno-cone!!!

redsock said...

can we? yes.
will we? no.

Meunier said...

At least during these games we've figured out who's hot and who isn't in the bullpen.

redsock said...

angels tv guys are saying that nick a is sitting at the right hand of god -- so up against jehovah, we aint got no chance.

SoSock said...

FUCK!

SoSock said...

Agua Limpia :(

nixon33 said...

pussies.

Jere said...

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow/Good Night Sweetheart.

Just breakin' out some of the losing Fenway songs.

Yesterday it was "On the Road Again" but that only makes sense when they're leaving Boston.

Jere said...

Don't drink and drive: you may kill a Red Sox opponent, making that guy's team play harder and/or he'll root extra hard from God's side or whatever, and we'll lose a key game.

SoSock said...

I'm really hating this free MLBTV preview right now, because I don't really have the money to put out for the season package, but I may not be able to handle the withdrawal when they take it away.
Damn the conspiracy!

SoSock said...

Suerta mejor manana.

tim said...

Left for the abysmal end there...my buddy (who works for my dad) came by to announce he passed his electrician's qualification exam so yay for him...

Sounds like donkey sucked shit tonight. Oh well, get 'em tomorrow on FOX. Wonder if we'll get our favorite commentators.

tim said...

from the wrap-up

Bobby Abreu singled and stole second

[sic]???

!!!

Ol pudgy mcbigmac himself STOLE a BASE???

!!!

redsock said...

Fucker actually stole two bases.

andy said...

Well that sucked. Yeah there was a lady with one of those signs that said calling all angels and something with his name on it. She passed around the sign for Angels fans to sign. They actually passed it around me. She was gonna put it on the impromptu shrine out front of the stadium. They did the cheesy video at the end of the game followed by fireworks. I think it was already scheduled to be fireworks night. I will write more of my observations later. I have some more pictures to upload to Allan.

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