May 10, 2009

G32: Red Sox 4, Rays 3

Rays    - 100 011 000 - 3  7  0
Red Sox - 010 200 01x - 4 9 2
Jonathan Papelbon got himself into a bit of a jam in the top of the ninth, walking Akinori Iwamura, committing an error on a pick-off attempt and allowing a single to shallow center to Jason Bartlett.

Bot struck out pinch-hitter Carlos Pena (cbbbs) and Bartlett stole second on strike three without a throw. Second and third, one out, one-run lead. Papelbon (sfb) fanned B.J. Upton on an inside fastball at 95, then he got Carl Crawford (bsbs) swinging at a 97 mph heater.

David Ortiz got the game-winning rally going in the eighth when he doubled off the left field wall off Brian Shouse. Dan Wheeler came in and gave up a double to Jason Bay (who doubled and scored Boston's first run in the second). The two fourth inning runs were on doubles by Jeff Bailey and Jason Varitek (and a fielding error on a popup by Iwamura). Five of Boston's seven hits were doubles.

Dustin Pedroia left the game in the fourth inning with a strained groin, something that has been bothering him for about a week.

The Red Sox flew to Anaheim after the game. A six-game road trip against the Angels and Mariners starts Tuesday night.

***

To make room for Daniel Bard on the roster, Javier Lopez was designated for assignment. It's time to dance!

***

Matt Garza (3.51, 137 ERA+) / Josh Beckett (6.75, 74 ERA+)

Rocco Baldelli, on former teammate Garza:
When he's on, he's throwing a 97 mile-an-hour two-seamer, which is tough on everyone -- lefties and righties, it really doesn't matter. When he's throwing his breaking ball for strikes, whether it be his slider or his curveball, he's tough. ... You just hope you maybe catch him on an off day.
In two starts so far this season, Boston is batting .102 against Garza. Only Jacoby Ellsbury (.421) has a career batting average above .200 (stats).

Kevin Youkilis will make it an even week on the bench by sitting out tonight, and using the off-day Monday to get ready to return on Tuesday in Anaheim. He also doesn't mind if Jason Bay takes his #4 spot in the order:
If he's going to hit the way he is, he can stay there. I'll hit anywhere in the lineup except for leadoff. I don't mind. I'll hit sixth, I don't mind. I've hit there before. I don't think it bothers any of these guys here. It's such a good lineup. I'll hit sixth, seventh -- I don't care. It's actually better to hit sixth or seventh, you get more RBIs [in this lineup].
Daisuke Matsuzaka makes his second rehab start for Pawtucket today, in Columbus, Ohio. ... Baldelli's home run on Saturday was only the second dong hit by a Rhode Island native as a member of the Red Sox; Lefty LeFebvre homered in his first major league plate appearance on June 10, 1938.

NYY/BAL at 1:30 and TOR/OAK at 4.

348 comments:

«Oldest   ‹Older   201 – 348 of 348
A Conformer said...

Fuck, how many bloop hits are they gonna have?

Jere said...

Hendrick: Back in the 80s, he started wearing the pant leg almost all the way down to the shoe. Now almost everybody does it.

nick said...

ah, so it was about his groin. Which way do you dress? He dresses right "almost all the way down to the shoe."

Kevin said...

DP please?

SoSock said...

Tighten up Josh!

Ish said...

Bruins win 4-0!

So hello everyone! Gamethreading time!

SoSock said...

DP plz

Kevin said...

Bleh...

nick said...

I've long wondered (and never researched) if there's a prohibition against computers in the dugout. With all the stats and such, why not have them in a big database on the a laptop?

tied fuck.

redsock said...

big protest here has stopped several highways. laura coming back from bus to watch the rest of game at my desk and then we'll figure out a route home on local streets.

A Conformer said...

tied fuck.That sounds like fun. Well, in a different situation...

Jere said...

"tied fuck.That sounds like fun. Well, in a different situation..."

You'll end up with a mown lawn.

Kevin said...

Sit

SCORE RUNS

SoSock said...

Nice work Josh.
Probably done - 118 pitches

Amy said...

What are they protesting, Allan?

Amy said...

Go, Doc!

SoSock said...

Doctor, doctor!

A Conformer said...

Good start for Beckett. Two of the runs were because of bloop hits. Hope he can keep it up.

And now: runs.

SoSock said...

Baily might try to take second on the walk.

Kevin said...

Wasted opportunity

redsock said...

fuckin tek

nick said...

fakakte lack of runs.

SoSock said...

Was that Jeemer we saw coming out?

Jere said...

no W for Josh. No L though.

A Conformer said...

no W for Josh. No L though.He does get the QS though.

A Conformer said...

Ah, now that's good television!

nick said...

I'd be damn pissed if wally sat down in front of me.

Kevin said...

OTT

redsock said...

Amy: Laura is up here doing a post about it, so stay tuned.

redsock said...

can we get some runs, so we can see bard?

A Conformer said...

can we get some runs, so we can see bard?Seconded.

A Conformer said...

So, what's the pink bat policy anyway? Who gets one and who doesn't? It's obviously not only the stars, if Green has one...

Ish said...

Thirded.

redsock said...

where do they get the pink trees, that's what i wanna know.

nick said...

Listening to the one song on Sara Marlowe's website. I like it. She needs more myspace friends. She has five and one of them is Tom.

Though there's very much a difference, it reminds me I've been listening to Sinead O'Connor a fair amount lately.

redsock said...

she actually did a sinead song last night -- black boys on mopeds!

Kevin said...

Meh...

nick said...

good song and not on the greatest hits CD I've been listening to. I'll have to branch out to the actual albums--been years.

Jere said...

Holy crap Celts won Game 4 on a buzzer beater

A Conformer said...

Yep, was watching that. That Davis dude looks like a football player.

A Conformer said...

Let's make this a really good day for Boston sports, M'kay?

Kevin said...

Sit

SoSock said...

Did you see Burrell - he didn't know wtf was going on!

A Conformer said...

JWH's fiancee is cute.

Ish said...

Saw that buzzer beater too! I thought 3 2 1 Pierce didn't have a chance then he passed to BABY! I remember I used to LAUGH when I watched him shoot jumpers! Now he's money.

It's up to the Red Sox to win this one and give Boston sports a perfect night on three full, exclusive national broadcasts! Not that the latter bit matters but hey.

SoSock said...

Jimmy fund - Is that the Jimmy V Fund, or is there another one?

Kevin said...

Sit

redsock said...

gets aybar on the 1-4 pitch

Ish said...

Ram Ram time and a good outing by the Jeemer!

Jere said...

"Jimmy fund - Is that the Jimmy V Fund, or is there another one?"

The Jimmy V fund is the "other one." Jimmy Fund's been around for over 50 years, longtime charity of the Red Sox.

A Conformer said...

Good Oki tonight, yet again. Will we see a 12th inning Dan Bard win?

redsock said...

win it in 9 pls.
i wanna leave work asap

SoSock said...

The Jimmy V fund is the "other one." Jimmy Fund's been around for over 50 years, longtime charity of the Red SoxGotcha. Is it cancer specific like Jimmy V or general charity work?

Amy said...

Oh, good, still baseball to go here.

Amy said...

Jimmy Fund is for cancer, Sosock.

A Conformer said...

win it in 9 pls.
i wanna leave work asap
Oh, yeah, I agree. I've got a 6:30AM flight, and I'm not even packed yet. That was a stupid prediction, not a wish.

Kevin said...

OTT

SoSock said...

I want a Dominican Dong.
Magic word? - NOW!

Amy said...

Glad to see Garza is gone.

Jere said...

ShitHouse in for them.

A Conformer said...

I want a Dominican Dong.
Magic word? - NOW!
I'm not picky. Dominican, Canadian, Puerto Rican... I'm happy with any dong.

Ish said...

Double Papi!

Jere said...

yeah!!!! Papi Half-breed

Amy said...

Almost a dong! Good enough for me---love seeing Papi with power.

SoSock said...

CLOSE!!!!!

Kevin said...

Half-dong!

Ish said...

Ofer where are you off to next?

A Conformer said...

Dominican half-dong! Would that be a right-groin dong?

nick said...

I was truped on that one. still good.

Jere said...

He almost could have caught that. Not that high up on the scoreboard.

A Conformer said...

Myrtle Beach for 3-4 days, then a road trip to pick up equipment with a UHaul- Richmond, DC, Allentown PA, Sandusky OH.

Ish said...

So any dong'll do ya, eh Ofer? :>)

Kevin said...

WP!

Amy said...

I see a go ahead run on third with no outs. NICE.

A Conformer said...

So any dong'll do ya, eh Ofer? :>)Hey, I'm an open minded guy.

YEAH BAY-BEE!

Ish said...

MAJORLY TRUPED THERE... But I'll take it!!! Good Canadian Boy!

Jere said...

we lead. Thundouble.

Kevin said...

I love Jason Bay!

redsock said...

ho hum

Benjamin said...

BAY!

Amy said...

I am truly loving this Bay!

A Conformer said...

Dominican-Canadian half & half!

SoSock said...

Bay Beeeee!

Amy said...

I am truly loving this Bay!

Amy said...

Conflicting edits = double post of Bay loving.

A Conformer said...

Amy's double loving this Bay

Jere said...

Boston > the southeast

(But only the Sox matter for me)

SoSock said...

Dominican-Canadian half & half!

Rum & Segram's?

Jere said...

lazy fly ball, Jeffy

Ish said...

Jere it slipped my mind that all three opposing teams are from the southeast!

Amy said...

Insurance runs, please.

Jere said...

here comes a 2-run double

SoSock said...

bleh

Bailey doesn't gt the job done.
Sarge yells in caps

Amy said...

Two doubles to start, and only one run. Sigh. But one should hold.

nick said...

one run way better than none.
OTT because I need to sleep
well and soon.

Ish said...

Snuffin' Time!

Amy said...

Sleep definitely closing in on me as well.

SoSock said...

One of my bagel shop buddies is from Boston. We chat Sox all the time. This morning he says on his way out - "Big day today. All 3 of our teams on national TV, 2 of them in playoff games!"
I didn't bother to remind him that my Sox connection is not geographic, and IF I were a hockey fan, I would probably be pulling for the Hurricanes. Could pretty much care less about the NBA since the Hornets left town, although I still keep up with them due to Cris Paul, who is from my big hometown of Clemmons and plays pick-up ball at the old Clemmons School gym about 2 blocks from my house during the off-season.

Amy said...

The 2009 Papelbon makes me nervous.

SoSock said...

Shit - L-O BB

Kevin said...

Um, Bot, what's with the leadoff walk?

Amy said...

Shit.

Benjamin said...

Bleh.

Kevin said...

That's not good

A Conformer said...

WTF, Paps. End this shit.

SoSock said...

Double shit

Amy said...

WTF is wrong with Papelbon?

nick said...

triple shit.

Kevin said...

Come on Bot...

SoSock said...

Freaking ball right down the middle Pap!
Like damn BP or something.

Ish said...

If I were from out of town and knew all three of the teams were on national TV I'd wet myself.

nick said...

pitch 3 exact location as pitch 1 according to gdgd.

Amy said...

That's the kind of pitch I expect from him.

SoSock said...

That looked like the old Bot.

Kevin said...

Sit

Amy said...

SoSock and I on same page here.

SoSock said...

I definitely understood his excitement. That's why I kept my mouth shut and grinned. :)

nick said...

hairy cheese, c'mon!

Benjamin said...

Sit.

A Conformer said...

That's better. One more.

Kevin said...

Sit

Amy said...

K!

redsock said...

high hairy cheese

Amy said...

One more....

SoSock said...

GRIN!
High cheese, I believe Eck would say :)

Patrick said...

It doesn't get much more exciting than this.

nick said...

cheesemonger!

Amy said...

Holding my breath...

SoSock said...

Semi-intentional BB?

Although he might help us out and not take the S-I BB

A Conformer said...

Blessed are the cheesemakers.

Amy said...

Whoa...where has been hiding this power so far this season?

SoSock said...

Woot-Woot!!

One more P-Bot!!

Benjamin said...

WATER

Amy said...

YES!!!!

Ish said...

DIRTY WATER IN BOSTON TONIGHT! Perfect!!!

Kevin said...

SIT!

WATER!

SoSock said...

Dirty Filthy Water!!!!!!

Amy said...

OK, Pap, you redeemed yourself for me with that performance!

Patrick said...

FUCK YEAH! FUCK YOU, TAMPA!

Dirty my soul with that water.

nick said...

one heck of a fist pump. joba should take some lessons

Ish said...

Triple the dirty water! In fact, at the Garden when the Bruins win they play Dirty Water there too.

Goodnight everyone! What a night!!!!

Jere said...

MOrgan: I don't think he wants to face this guy who's 2 for 10 against him. I think he'll pitch around him and face the BEST HITTER IN THE LEAGUE with the BASES LOADED.

A Conformer said...

MOTHERFUCKING HELL YEAH

Paps made it very interesting, I'll give him that. Wow, that was some great pitching, after the first two batters.

Kevin said...

Bit more stressful of an inning than I would have liked, but it works.

3 wins in relief for Ram-Ram already.

SoSock said...

Wow - what a night for Boston!
That's pretty damn cool, even if this is the only one I'm excited about.

And I'm just as excited about the sign of power from Papi and the old-school Papelbon as I am the win itself.

nick said...

caught that too, Jere.

final west coast trip of the year? it's not even summer yet.

alright. to bed with a smile on the lips.

A Conformer said...

I'm pretty sure I'd rather be the 20-12 Red Sox right now than the 15-18 FKR.

9casey said...

He didn't even throw a strike to Crawford........here it is hit if you can...smoke......I most likely wrong ,but it feels like we never lose on Mother's Day.......Happy Mama's Day to all the babies mamas.....

«Oldest ‹Older   201 – 348 of 348   Newer› Newest»