May 12, 2009

G33: Red Sox 4, Angels 3

Red Sox - 010 000 021 - 4  8  2
Angels - 100 100 100 - 3 6 0
The night owls were rewarded with a win (at 1:27 AM) as the Red Sox tied the game in the eighth and Jason Varitek doubled home J.D. Drew in the top of the ninth for what turned out to be the winning run.

Boston trailed 3-1 after seven innings (the one run was a Drew dong to center). Facing Jose Arredondo, Varitek popped to shortstop, but Nick Green and Jacoby Ellsbury singled and Julio Lugo walked. Bases loaded. Exit Arredondo, enter Darren Oliver. David Ortiz fell behind 1-2, then was hit on the left wrist, forcing home a run. Oliver turned things over to Scot Shields and Jason Bay tied the game with a grounder to second.

In the Los Angeles eighth, Ramon Ramirez (aka Pedro) was forced to deal with a base runner thanks to an inning-opening fielding error by Lugo, but Ram-Ram left the runner on second.

In the ninth, Drew singled to left-center off Shields (on an 0-2 pitch). After Jeff Bailey lined out to center (Torii Hunter's 8th putout of the night), Varitek doubled to the gap in right-center, giving Boston its first lead of the game. Jonathan Papelbon walked Bobby Abreu with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, but then fanned Hunter to save the win.

Earlier: Roy Halladay and the Blue Jays defeated the Yankees 5-1, so New York drops to 6.5 GB, while Boston remains 1 GB.

Before the game, Kevin Youkilis was put on the disabled list, retroactive to May 5. Gil Velazquez was called up.

***

Justin Masterson (5.28, 94 ERA+) / Jered Weaver (2.66, 181 ERA+)

After playing on 17 consecutive days (and going 11-6), the Red Sox rested in Anaheim on Monday before beginning their second (and last) west coast trip of the regular season tonight. This weekend's series against the Mariners is their only visit to Seattle.

Kevin Youkilis may return to the lineup tonight; he last played on Monday, May 4. Dustin Pedroia (strained groin) will likely not play.

MLB.com:
Weaver is coming off his first career complete game last Thursday, when he limited the explosive Blue Jays to one run and three hits while striking out eight. Weaver faced just three batters over the minimum, tying up hitters with a slider he said was as good as he's ever had during the course of a game. ... Weaver beat the Red Sox in his season debut at home on April 10, holding them to one unearned run in 6.2 innings while striking out eight and walking two.
In his last 8.2 innings of work, Hideki Okajima has allowed only three hits and no runs (six appearances), with 10 strikeouts. Terry Francona:
He's locating the fastball, both sides of the plate, to both types of hitters. [Sunday] he threw a great split. He's real confident in his command right now. If he falls behind he still throws the ball to the location he wants to - that 87 or 88 looks a lot harder. It's a lot of swings and misses.
AAA: Pawtucket collected 20 hits and beat Columbus 9-1. Michael Bowden allowed one earned run in 7.1 inning -- and his ERA went up, to 1.06. ... On Sunday, Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched four shutout innings (58 pitches), allowing four hits and two walks; he had no strikeouts.

***

The first-place Blue Jays host the Yankees at 7 PM: Burnett/Halladay. ...
If you watched YES, you would have no idea that Alex Rodriguez was mixed up with that silly steroids nonsense and would naturally assume that every single baseball fan -- even those on the road -- is cheering his return. P.S. Michael Kay is still loathsome.

332 comments:

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redsock said...

ATTN PAPI this is darren lame-o oliver.

redsock said...

201, bitch.

Jere said...

Lugo's not off the hook yet, he could trip, pass a runner, forget how many outs, run to the previous base, etc.

nick said...

finished my laundry ages ago.

Benjamin said...

RBI.

Ish said...

That's a PAINFUL RBI.

Jere said...

3-2, nice job, former Yankee killer. Papi better be ok

Benjamin said...

Uh, not in the wrist. :(

SoSock said...

H B P ?!
Oh well, an RBI is an RBI :)

nick said...

fuck. wasn't the kind of hit I was expecting.

I do appreciate the run, however.

nixon33 said...

I'll take it. looked like it got the bottom of the bat, no?

redsock said...

le dong?

Kevin said...

Not what I had in mind, but I'll settle for it.

nixon33 said...

left wrist upon replay. ouch. hope he's alright.

redsock said...

is that panty shields coming in?

Jere said...

nah, his reaction showed he definitely got nailed

Patrick said...

We're lucky we only gave up 3 runs before we let our iron fisted bullpen take over.

LAA bullpen = worst
SOX bullpen = 3rd best.

We have them exactly where we want them.

SoSock said...

Papi seem to be okay?

redsock said...

shields
14 games - 7.71

A Conformer said...

I know Canadian bacon exists... does Canadian salami exist too?

Zenslinger said...

I'm on Gameday, so any updates on how Papi looks are appreciated.

Jere said...

here comes yer pitch Thunder

Jere said...

Papi looked fine at 1st

Patrick said...

I know Canadian bacon exists... does Canadian salami exist too?I know Newfounlanders have bologna come standard on their pizza, under the cheese.

They fucking love Bologna.

Ish said...

Tie game!!! Take it!

Patrick said...

3-3!!!

Jere said...

yes, tied up mofos

nixon33 said...

I'LL FUCKING TAKE IT. COME ON NOW FIRE.

Kevin said...

TIE GAME

SoSock said...

You too, eh, Zen?

I SEE run(s) !!!

nixon33 said...

I mean DOC. DO IT

redsock said...

PEA MEAL RBI!

doctor?

Kevin said...

"COME ON NOW FIRE."

I do believe the Doctor is at the plate.

nixon33 said...

shizer.

nick said...

gah. tie is good, though. quite good.

Ish said...

Everytime I see the name Scott spelled with one T I want to use a long O to pronounce it. Sounding like Scoat.

Kevin said...

Meh

So...any chance we get to see Bard tonight?

nixon33 said...

I know I know, Lowell is batting in front of drew tonight. I know...

Kevin said...

Ram-Ram time

Fine by me

Ish said...

Ram-Ram!

Jere said...

Pedro's in

A Conformer said...

Sheisse.

Ish said...

Wait a minute... My mistake!

It's Pedro!

redsock said...

went to refill wine -- too late to say "pedro!"

Ish said...

Lugo! What a surprise.

Jere said...

screwgo

nixon33 said...

YOU FUCKING CUNT.

redsock said...

I

Ish said...

It's understandable. Wine refills do take precedent. Especially in a game like this.

Patrick said...

hmmm, a high leverage error by lugo? Really?

redsock said...

HATE

redsock said...

LUGO

Kevin said...

Lugo...wtf?

nick said...

oh dear. consternation causer strikes again.

SoSock said...

Lugo - tighten up!

Jere said...

and of course, just for good measure, he never looks up at the runner after he effs it up, so if the guy had tripped, he STILL had time to get up and make it to first

Kevin said...

"YOU FUCKING CUNT."

Lugo the Joba?

Jere said...

thought we had that

Ish said...

Pizza Napoli almost got burned. Zing.

nixon33 said...

Pedro.

Jere said...

Punchado por Pedro!

Patrick said...

thank you rammmy!

redsock said...

fox sports west is now on facebook!!111!one!!

Kevin said...

Sit

Time to score some runs and get Pedro his fourth win of the season.

SoSock said...

Ram-Ram - mission accomplished.
Now - RUNS!

nixon33 said...

NOW FIRE.

redsock said...

Get Started. Start A Fire.

nick said...

fire in babylon.

redsock said...

that is how it starts

nixon33 said...

uuhhhhhhhyyYYYEAAAAAH

Jere said...

way to go opp field Drew. These shifts I think are finally telling him he needs to do that more

Kevin said...

Werd

nixon33 said...

Don:
"Morales had to reach around J.D. Drew"

redsock said...

steady as she goes, kip-tin.

Jere said...

no don, iptch was a strike

nixon33 said...

Come on Heidi

Ish said...

Castig: "Jason's a very good bunter, actually."

Drink!

Jere said...

unbelievably bad announcing by DO there

Ish said...

CAPTAIN GAPPER PLUGGER.

Jere said...

yaaaaaaaaa!!!!!

redsock said...

MIND THE GAP

nixon33 said...

HEIDI CAN HIT!!!!!

Patrick said...

HELL YEAH!!!! V-TEK...

cue Ish!

Ish said...

Not quite riding in a mystery ship but we'll take some Castrol with V-TEK!

SoSock said...

Captaaaaaaiiin!

Grant Salzano said...

YES!

Ish said...

Heidi should be jealous because Tek's hitting something else!

Benjamin said...

Wheeeeeeeee.

Kevin said...

Captain!

Patrick said...

ahh well. We'll have to leave the mystery ship in the port for another night.

Ish said...

Heh. Bulger.

Zenslinger said...

And simultaneously, SF Giants rookie Pablo Sandoval hits a two-out, bottom of the ninth, walkoff 3-run HR! Man, we've been waiting for that guy to take off.

Ish said...

I just keep thinking Whitey Bulger.

Jere said...

Shields got schooled at Vari Tech.

Patrick said...

I hope we see Bot tonight.

A Conformer said...

I'd say Bulger could qualify for the all-penis team, wouldn't you?

redsock said...

V-TEK IS (every now and then) A BEAST!

Patrick said...

Poor Nationals have NO ONE to protect a lead for them. Not even sexy lips himself.

Ish said...

LBJammed.

Kevin said...

So, their bullpen ERA is now up to 6.95.

Patrick said...

LBJammed? I'll be damned!

Ish said...

Papi was talking to a couple of fans near the dugout and had one of them touch his bat for good luck.

A Conformer said...

Poor Nationals have NO ONE to protect a lead for them. Not even sexy lips himself.They should trade for crowd favorite Javier Lopez.

Ish said...

Roger Clemens liked to have guys touch other things of his for good luck.

Patrick said...

They should trade for crowd favorite Javier Lopez.HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH. Can't they pick him up off waivers?

Jere said...

here we go, Pap

Kevin said...

Bot time.

Patrick said...

sigh, this is so exciting. I love baseball.

redsock said...

snuff the monkey

Ish said...

Castig: "Justin Masterson looked like a houdini artist all night..."

Patrick said...

The epic battle

Zenslinger said...

Shit, the Giants could use Lopez. They lost a lead late themselves to necessitate the Sandoval heroics.

Patrick said...

Oh god. I hate Abreu. Please let this pesky punk pop out.

Zenslinger said...

Uh, does Pap throw an 87 mph changeup as GDGD claims?

nixon33 said...

Abreboo as Steve Somers call him.

Ish said...

Chone's right forearm has an unnatural looking bend halfway between his wrist and his elbow.

Jere said...

the fuckwad takes a walk, there's a surprise

nixon33 said...

the old obligatory "let me make RS nation feel uncomfortable".

Ish said...

There seems to be almost a fear of the strike zone with pitchers these days.

Zenslinger said...

Or an 83-mph slider?

Patrick said...

just...one...more

Benjamin said...

Water!

Ish said...

The water is DIRTY!!!!

Boston sports is perfect 3 for 3 again tonight!

redsock said...

There's a water.

Patrick said...

FUCK YOU HUNTER! DOUSE ME IN THE DIRTY WATER! I love it.

Kevin said...

SIT

WATER!

Pedro now 4-0

Ish said...

You win a third, you lose a third. How you do in a season depends on what happens with that other third. Boston wins one of those "other third" games. Goodnight!

Zenslinger said...

Dirty water flowing through the culverts near LA..."Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown."

Jere said...

okay, negative people--I realize you're never gonna change if you witness 2004 and 2007 and all the comebacks so far this year but STILL fear the worst when we're down by two runs with several innings left, but how about this--the night after a comeback win, you can't be negative during the following night's thread? It would be a start.

nixon33 said...

I LOVE THIS TEAM. COMEBACK KIDS.

nixon33 said...

The angels bullpen is SO overrated. Ours is not. Ours is the shit.

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