April 4, 2009

Saturday: Red Sox at Mets, 1 PM

Red Sox - 600 003 000 - 9 10  1
Mets - 000 010 002 - 3 6 1
Lowrie's grand slam capped off a busy first inning and Varitek belted his 5th dong of the spring in the sixth. Baldelli and Youkilis each had two hits.

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Kevin Youkilis is back in the lineup after a bit of "intestinal turmoil" (as Tito put it) yesterday. Daisuke Matsuzaka is expected to throw about 75 pitches.
Rocco Baldelli, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Kevin Youkilis, 1B
J.D. Drew, RF
Jason Bay, LF
Mike Lowell, 3B
Jed Lowrie, SS
Jason Varitek, C
Oliver Perez starts for the Mets.

12 comments:

nick said...

turned on the TV in time to see Lowell walk and Jedi's slam. Not a good day for Perez apparently. couldn't figure out what the fielding error was that didn't nab Papi.

Exhibition...schmabition. let's make this one count.

James said...

Not on NESN, huh? I'm not going to have MLB until I'm down in New York, so I guess it's GD for me.

James said...

Oh, sweet, it's streaming for free on MLB.TV.

redsock said...

Dice: 4-1-0-4-1, 74.

It's gonna be another one of those years.

redsock said...

Tek with a solo dong, his 5th HR of the spring. Sox up 9-1.

Pepe Lepew said...

I can't get it. Is the Mets' new stadium spiffy?
And Youk, stay away from those undercooked burritos!

James said...

New Mets stadium looks better than New Yankees stadium.

No, really.

Pepe Lepew said...

Tek with a solo dong, his 5th HR of the spring. Sox up 9-1.

Tek's gonna have a monster season. I can feel it!

Jere said...

Within 5 minutes of us entering Citi Field today, my die-hard Yankee fan friend, who was pretty unimpressed by YS, said, "I never give the Mets credit for anything, but they've got something special here."

It is easily better. A little more crowding in the walking areas, though. A huge step up from Shea, definitely.

To answer Nick's question: That play was essentially the shortest sac fly ever. Papi lines a shot right back to the box. Pitcher catches it, turns around, does a half-lob to second to double off the runner, and it goes into center field between the two guys who were covering. Guy on third is back on the bag, and as soon as the ball gets away, he sprints home.

Jere said...

Sorry, Bay lined out, Papi was on second. Pedroia was the one who hustled home.

9casey said...

Jere said...


It is easily better. A little more crowding in the walking areas, though. A huge step up from Shea, definitely.



My back yard , would have been an upgrade from Shea........Francessa said Yankee stadium is grand and huge and that Citi field has character and at every seat in the park feels close...would you agree Jere...

Jere said...

Yes, Citi takes from the best of the new 'cutters, while Yankee feels like a spit-shined mausoleum.