April 13, 2009

G7: Athletics 8, Red Sox 2

Red Sox   - 010 001 000 - 2  6  0
Athletics - 050 010 11x - 8 12 0
Lester had a nine-batter, 35-pitch nightmare second inning -- HR, single, HBP, K, K, single, double, single, K -- and his teammates' bats slept walked through the rest of the game.

Kevin Youkilis homered in the second, giving Boston a short-lived lead. He also doubled in the fourth. The Red Sox's other run came on a one-out walk to Rocco Baldelli and singles from Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz.

***

Jon Lester (9.00, 54 ERA+) / Dallas Braden (4.50, 96 ERA+)


We need bats.
Good
AVG OBP SLG OPS+

Kevin Youkilis .522 .577 .739 237
Jason Bay .294 .500 .824 234
Jason Varitek .278 .316 .722 157

Bad
AVG OBP SLG OPS+

Dustin Pedroia .167 .259 .375 61
Mike Lowell .174 .208 .391 50
David Ortiz .200 .346 .200 46
J.D. Drew .125 .176 .375 37
Jacoby Ellsbury .208 .269 .208 26
Jed Lowrie .056 .150 .056 -44
After six games, the Red Sox are hitting .242/.329/.424, 93 OPS+.

Braden pitched on Opening Day against the Angels and allowed three runs and nine hits over six innings. Ian Browne calls him "a soft-tossing lefty who relies heavily on command".

BP 2009 on Braden:
An obscure 24th-round pick in 2004 ... his fastball sits at a pedestrian 89-91 mph, but he's always doing something with it -- he'll cut it, sink it, add and subtract from it, and use it to try to set up his average slider and effective changeup.
Lester lasted only five innings against Tampa Bay in his previous start, giving up eight hits and five runs.

330 comments:

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nixon33 said...

I am starting to seriously hate NESN.
Couldn't agree with you more Jere.

Jere said...

For non-NESN people, before that dong, Remy and Orsillo were passing money around, makin' bets, and then Boom

Benjamin said...

I miss 2008 Lester.

Ish said...

I was wondering what they were doing with that money. Of course I mute Don and Remy for the most part.

nick said...

I miss wins.

redsock said...

Bruins show graphic featuring typical city graffiti -- at least 25 years behind the curve.

tim said...

Wicked Lester is no longer wicked this year :(

Better not be the pressure from having every effing person outside of NYC pick you to win CY.

L-girl said...

Nomar... that's how Ococ got his name. A and I were fixated on "did you know his father's name was..." for a while.

Jere said...

Maybe Beckett slipped Lester a mickey when Bradford called Josh the "other ace."

Ish said...

I do like NESN's Bruins coverage a lot. Mostly because there's a lot of Kathryn Tappen and their analysts are very good... But their supposed bread and butter. The whole reason NESN exists - their Red Sox coverage has been terrible.

tim said...

Bruins show graphic featuring typical city graffiti -- at least 25 years behind the curve.But our market research shows that it's in tune with our target market's interests! We've got the Fonz coming in tomorrow to do an endorsement for it!

redsock said...

dong is coming

Jere said...

good play braden

tim said...

dong is comingAll over the Athletic supporters in the stands?

nixon33 said...

WE NEED A GLIMPSE OF THE PAPI DING DONG.

L-girl said...

NESN sucks and they're still one of the best, as far as I can tell (from when we get the away feed). The whole medium is so lazy and stupid.

Ish said...

Hopefully a dong comes. This game is not endearing itself to my desire to stay up and watch.

tim said...

WTF Blogger?

...

abc

L-girl said...

fonz !!

ha ha ha ha

Ish said...

Why is blogger deciding now to not allow some of us to separate text into paragraphs?

nixon33 said...

Here comes the cocktease?

tim said...

hmm, for some reason it was not putting spaces after the italicized quote for me. noticed it on #200 by ish as well.

redsock said...

25? more like 30 yrs.

let it flo

Jere said...

It's like how every day a new company comes out with the "get your ____ on" slogan a good five years after even suburban white kids stopped saying it.

nixon33 said...

even suburban white mothers have stopped saying it.

tim said...

Really? The pitching coach is coming out with a 1-1 count? Crazy Moneyball!

L-girl said...

and it's ____licious.

redsock said...

whenever anything appears in a mcdonalds or burger king commercial or in the new york times, it is at least 6 months out of fashion.

tim said...

hahaha L, that one pisses me off to no end.

L-girl said...

come on mr papi...

Ish said...

Also gotta love McDonald's five year long hip hop themed campaign.

It's not a dong but it's SOMETHING.

Jere said...

woohoo, glad that ball was slicing

L-girl said...

hallefuckingluyah!

tim said...

Et tu, papi?

No no! Good shit!

redsock said...

TIZZLICIOUS!!!!!!!!

Benjamin said...

There's one.

tim said...

Yeah they milked the shit out of that da-da-da-da-da thing. Talk about persistence. But hey, it worked - it's been entrenched in our brains. Fuckers.

SoSock said...

I see "RUN(s)" !!

L-girl said...

oh yeah, add rap to anything, you are suddenly hip. that's what they tell the marketing ppl, anyway.

nick said...

you're fired, RS, for that one!

tim said...

Lets go Euc!

nick said...

Eucharist!

Jere said...

this guy's like a pitching machine. how bout a double, Youk?

L-girl said...

The audio logos drive me NUTS. I HATE how when I see the logo, I think of the sound. Fuckers.

tim said...

bahahahahahaha

Benjamin said...

Bleh.

tim said...

Fuckers!

nixon33 said...

fuck

nick said...

motherfuckers.

Benjamin said...

Why can't Drew take a fucking pitch this year?

redsock said...

drew
3 AB
4 total pitches

Jere said...

he only takes a pitch when he's looking at three strikes

tim said...

Argh. Fuck, you'd think if you're batting under .200 you might you know - NOT SWING AT THE FIRST FUCKIN' THING THAT COMES TOWARDS YOU! GAH DREW! FUCK!

nick said...

alright I'm closing the laptop for a while.

later.

Ish said...

Radio is running commercials for a new text service where you text them a question and they will be able to answer "everything". It's called KGB. How nice.

nixon33 said...

JD TAKE A FUCKING PITCH YOU MOTHERFUCKEr

SoSock said...

shit

tim said...

Glad I had that 8:30-10:30 nap.

tim said...

Average Lester is back on the hill.

Jere said...

ish--those kgb ads have been on tv for a while. Including a Bill Buckner one which pissed me off.

redsock said...

94 pit thru 5 for Lesterzaka

Ish said...

O'Brien: "Well I guess the one good thing about Lester's outing tonight is he hasn't walked anybody tonight."

At this point I sorta wish he'd have walked a guy or two.

L-girl said...

it's called kgb? that is not cute.

redsock said...

i'm going to keep using that other service .... the internet.

L-girl said...

those ads are not on tv up here.

Jere said...

"i'm going to keep using that other service .... the internet."

Ess-actly. They came up with a great service had it been 1989.

tim said...

Yeah, what's wrong with google?

tim said...

Promising note to go out on.

L-girl said...

i want to go to sleep, but i'm afraid if I do, there'll be a big comeback.

in which case i should go to sleep for the good of the team

tim said...

9 outs, shit.

tim said...

Good start.

Now...I GOT A FEVER...

Jere said...

I hate this commercial because Don just sounds mad instead of excited in the calls.

Ish said...

A mysterious clubhouse attendant just came up the tunnel and whispered in Terry Francona's ear, "L-Girl is going to bed. Spread the word."

And Tito proceeds to tell the rest of the team that L's gone to bed, so they can make their big comeback now.

SoSock said...

yay bay

L-girl said...

Old person fact: when I was a kid, you could call the library and ask the librarian a question - about anything. They'd look it up and call you back.

The NY Public Library will still do this. Up to 5 q's per phone call.

Jere said...

"they're saying Wu-ertz"

Ish said...

You fucking kidding me? I hate this radio affiliate because they do all of their identifications five or ten seconds late... So I'm sitting here, hearing "North Shore, 104.9!" Look at the TV and see whatever the hell just happened, happen.

SoSock said...

Fucking First-Pitch swinging again.
AAARRRGGGHHHH!

L-girl said...

Ish, that's hilarious. Just to make sure, I'll sign off and just listen to the rest of the game with my eyes closed.

tim said...

Let's waste that leadoff single! Yay Sox!

tim said...

*cues up X-Files theme*

Ish said...

Chris Carter being Jason Giambi with that swing. Vicious.

tim said...

Why are they showing the scoreboard? I've got it on mute.

tim said...

...is that ad really for a place for "Cache Creek"?????

Fucking silicon valley. Nerds.

Ish said...

They're probably making fun of the coliseum's old-school scoreboard.

Ish said...

Another KGB commercial.

redsock said...

carter was introduced as nick green.

Jere said...

Nah, Carter got introduced as Green, so they're feeling bad for him since his friends/family are there. They finally at least changed it on the board, but he never got announced as himself.

tim said...

ahh, i'm just oblivious then.

Jere said...

and then Remy said he used to get called "Jerry Reeemy", and then said maybe if Carter doesn't get a hit, they could put the out in Nick Green's column.

Ish said...

I'm happily oblivious. When they were showing the scoreboard it reminded me of when they'd do those mega-closeups of the moon and snicker about it.

tim said...

in other words, i'm missing regular-ass NESN.

redsock said...

ah yes -- the lunar eclipse -- when the sun comes between the earth and moon

tim said...

When they were showing the scoreboard it reminded me of when they'd do those mega-closeups of the moon and snicker about it.Ahh, the good ol days when they brought a big reefer into the booth.

Ish said...

Dazed in Heidi's gaze.

tim said...

In local Ontario news, Jays fans are hoisting the MISSION ACCOMPLISHED banner this week.

Jere said...

you're missing her slightly altered voice due to what seems to be a cold. Not the scratchy voice that so many of us dudes can't seem to resist, just kind of a nasal thing.

Ish said...

you're missing her slightly altered voice due to what seems to be a cold. Not the scratchy voice that so many of us dudes can't seem to resist, just kind of a nasal thing.See I knew I should have un-muted the TV.

tim said...

There's your favorite commercial, Allan.

redsock said...

which commercial? i think we're seeing different ones.

Jere said...

Terrible job on the giant drip coming off one of the graffiti letters--I think that's to let people 70 and over know it's supposed to be paint.

tim said...

Wasn't sure if you got the NESN commercials - they've got a whole ad for that show done up in the "inner city graffiti"

redsock said...

oh yeah, saw that in the early innings - only time i've seen it is tonight actually

tim said...

I think it's a new show, maybe something to do with the playoffs.

Wow, 0-2 on the dives tonight.

Ish said...

The show is "The Bricks", similar to "The Remys."...What's worse? Having graffiti graphics or tacking the name -Dawg on the end of all the "awards" from the show?

tim said...

OK that does it for me, going to watch the comeback while falling asleep. Will be back possibly to celebrate victory.

Night JoS!

Ish said...

For those who don't know... Andy Brickley is the color analyst for the Bruins on NESN. Brickley. Brick. GET IT?!??!

Jere said...

She saved $2628! That girl from the H&R Block ad can sit in the front row at Yankee Stadium! With three bucks to spare. Oh wait, the convenience fee is 60 bucks.

redsock said...

that's a fucked up swing by lbj

Jere said...

This is the most runs the A's have scored in a game this year so far.

Jere said...

oh, to answer my trivia question---when I was little, the rf grandstand and bleachers used to go back and forth with 'less filling' and 'tastes great'. I'm sure it wasn't unique to Fenway, though.

Jere said...

it's fitting that Pepsi sign is misaligned, as their new logo reminds me of a lazy eye. Or a drunk Pac-Man.

redsock said...

saito still pitching on a 2-4 count

SoSock said...

OK, that's it for me.
Goona wake up with my head in the keyboard if I don't go.
Manana

redsock said...

i.e., balls 2 and 3 were strikes 3 and 4

Ish said...

Saito sets... He waits. The 1-4 pitch... Line drive right field base hit!

redsock said...

saito has been underwhelming

Jere said...

he probably didn't get strike four because of his long statue-pause after strike non-three

Jere said...

I predicted big things for Saito. He's proving me wrong so far. He's like the actor that played Costanza in the pilot--they cast him in the part of '07 Okajima.

redsock said...

blevins up in A's pen - i thought he was a ball boy at first!

Ish said...

Even the coaches look deflated on the bench.

Jere said...

OCab with a big yawn. It's only 9:48 to you!

Jere said...

6-run dong ties it Bay

Jere said...

tying run on quintuple deck

redsock said...

fin

Jere said...

Nomar makes the final assist.

Ish said...

If you're on quintuple deck, how many holes are you in?

redsock said...

If you're on quintuple deck, how many holes are you in? Ask Andy.

Jere said...

tying run was in the quadruple hole.

redsock said...

Didn't drink enough "rally juice" tonight. Will rectify that tomorrow night.

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