May 22, 2009

G42: Mets 5, Red Sox 3

Mets    - 010 300 100 - 5  8  3
Red Sox - 010 200 000 - 3 6 1
Dice was strong out of the gate, retiring ten of his first 11 batters on only 37 pitches. But he faltered in the fourth, after a missed chance at a double play would have ended the inning with the Mets up only 2-1.

With one out, Carlos Beltran hit a ground rule double to right, Gary Sheffield (who had homered in the second) walked, and David Wright poked an RBI single to center. Jeremy Reed bounced to second. Dustin Pedroia flipped to Julio Lugo, but Lugo stayed anchored to the bag and threw flat-footed (and late) to first. The next two batters hit RBI singles and Boston trailed 4-1. (Dice: 5-5-4-2-4, 80)

The Sox got two back right away, though, on a errant throw from shortstop Ramon Martinez. Jason Bay had walked and been forced by J.D. Drew, and Mike Lowell doubled. Down by one run with one out, and Jason Varitek on second, Lugo fouled out to third and Jacoby Ellsbury flied out to center.

The same situation arose in the sixth. Still trailing 4-3, Boston had runners at second and third with one out. Lugo popped up to second and Ellsbury grounded out to shortstop. Boston went in order in both the eighth and ninth innings.

Ellsbury had an infield single in the first (17 games!). Varitek homered in the second. Pedroia had a double and single. Ortiz looked horrible against Santana, striking out three times and grounding into a double play.

Bright Side: Atlanta beat the Blue Jays 1-0 and the Phillies topped the Yankees 7-3.

***

Johan Santana (1.36, 324 ERA+) / Daisuke Matsuzaka (12.79, 39 ERA+)

Santana leads the National League in ERA and ERA+, is second in K/9 (11.4), and has the third best BB/K ratio. He allowed two or fewer runs in his first seven starts (an 0.78 ERA), before giving up four in his last outing.

Santana has a 5-2 record; in both of his losses, he allowed no earned runs. Since 2004, he has a 2.75 ERA, tops among all pitchers with at least 600 innings.

On the other side of the diamond is Matsuzaka. Dice began his season on April 9 with an average outing against Tampa (5.1-9-4-3-5, 100), then lasted only one inning against the A's (1-5-5-2-0, 43) on April 14 before going on the disabled list with shoulder fatigue/inflammation.

Dice made three rehab starts for Pawtucket, allowing nine hits and five walks in 11.2 innings, while striking out 14 K (1.59 ERA, 1.235 WHIP).

The injury-plauged Mets -- Carlos Delgado had surgery this past Tuesday to repair a labrum tear and remove a bone spur in his right hip joint, Jose Reyes has tendinitis behind his right calf and is day-to-day, Alex Cora has a torn ligament in his right thumb, Oliver Perez is out with right knee tendinitis -- have lost four in a row (scoring only six runs) and have dropped out of first place in the NL East.

The Mets are 21-19 and are 1.5 GB the Phillies. ... They have not hit a home run since May 13 -- 67.2 innings ago. ... The Stems last played the Red Sox June 27-29, 2006, when they were swept in three games at Fenway.

***

David Wright Fun Facts: has MLB-best .463 batting average in May ... MLB-best .438 road average ... has 12-game hitting streak (.511) ... has reached base at least three times in each of his last seven games ... in San Francisco series (May 14-16), had nine hits, nine RBI and five stolen bases -- since 1920 (when RBI were first officially recorded), no player has ever had 9+ hits, 9+ RBI and 5+ SB over any three-game span.

406 comments:

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Kevin said...

Yay gift runs!

L-girl said...

"He's 59, she's 30."

So 59 is an "old dude" and 30 is a "young girl".

OK, see you all later. I gotta watch a ball game.

redsock said...

atone, asshole.

Kevin said...

201!

Jere said...

I thought that ball was in the pavilion!

Amy said...

LBJ, bring Tek around. Tie up the game.

redsock said...

i want a matching linescore, lyndon.

Amy said...

OK, at least we are only one run down.

Kevin said...

Alright Dice, let's go back to how you were pitching in the first.

9casey said...

John Henry is good lookin'......I gottta shot here.....

redsock said...

So 59 is an "old dude" and 30 is a "young girl".

It's basic math. When he was my age, she was only 16. That's fucked up, yo.

Amy said...

A leadoff walk. Sigh.

Amy said...

Yes!! Nice!

Jere said...

haha, thanks you idiots!

Amy said...

Allan, are you trying to get him going again? After all, he's already silenced half the people here.

Edward Lee said...

Amy: Facepalm

Amy said...

Thanks, Edward!

The things I have learned here....

Jere said...

"Allan, are you trying to get him going again? After all, he's already silenced half the people here."

Speaking of baiting.

Amy said...

WTF? Oh, man. Some Mets bumbling by Pedroia.

redsock said...

eck: "that would ruin an errorless streak if he had one"

Edward Lee said...

GTFO Sheffield

Amy said...

Sweet. Sheffield out by the K.

Kevin said...

Sit

Runs please

Jere said...

Phils 5, Yanks fucking zero

Amy said...

FY not going to let that error get him down.

Jere said...

beach ball

Amy said...

GIDP.

Kevin said...

And another Sox batter grounds into a double play

Jere said...

Wang on in relief.

Three dong night for AJ.

9casey said...

I think that is like 80 hr's in the new toilet allready...

Jere said...

With great power comes great responsiGIDP.

Ooh, it's fightin' time.

9casey said...

Jere said...
With great power comes great responsiGIDP.

Ooh, it's fightin' time.



is that a spider man and almost fantastic four reference?

Jere said...

SHIT!!!

SHIT!!!!!!


FINALLY Eck does it!!!!

Edward Lee said...

FCC's gonna be all over his ass.

redsock said...

i thought i was hearing things!

redsock said...

donkey time.

Amy said...

Is that one still on that list of the seven words you cannot say on TV?

Where is George Carlin when we need him? :(

Jere said...

For those not watching on NESN, the replay of Youk shows him mouthing the word "shit," and Eck, reading lips, just says it: "shit."

Then he's all, "nevermind...."

andy said...

sucks, i wanted to see what youk said on the way to first and the future fired fill-in fucked it up

A Conformer said...

The huge obsession with curse words on US television has always perplexed me. It's a fucking syllable, for christ's sake.

Ish said...

240 comments and it's only the sixth inning?? Heh wow. I've got some catching up to do.

Jere said...

Wang gives up a dong on his second batter. 6-1 Phils.

Amy said...

Hey, Ofer, I never checked to see if you said where you were going to school. I assume in Israel?

They allow profanity on Israeli TV? What is a Hebrew curse word??

redsock said...

ish, only 32 of them are about the game.

redsock said...

they curse on cdn tv too -- we are adults up here.

redsock said...

TOR: 000 0
ATL: 000

andy said...

Fuck Canada and you can probably say that on TV up there and not even get called uncanadien.

Kevin said...

Sit

Amy said...

Canadians curse?? :)

Ish said...

Tubes of toothpaste, hundreds of lives, a few thousand eyes and legs, billions of dollars in tax money, civil liberties, reputation in the world... - And a shiny new Presidential cabinet division called Homeland Security.

Amy said...

Ah, Ish, you are way behind.

redsock said...

he's working his way up.

Amy said...

The term Homeland Security always reminds me of 1984 or Brave New World.

Kevin said...

And sit

Runs please?

Jere said...

Just to clarify Ish, I never said I thought the terrorists hadn't won, nor was I acting like I gave a shit at all--just wondering about how "they" flag-waver types) do things. I mean, after 9/11, a Terroristography on those dudes should've been produced immediately.

L-girl said...

Hi I'm back. I have some Annoyance Go Bye-Bye Juice.

Edward Lee said...
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L-girl said...

"The term Homeland Security always reminds me of 1984 or Brave New World."

There's a reason for that!

A Conformer said...

Hey, Ofer, I never checked to see if you said where you were going to school. I assume in Israel?

They allow profanity on Israeli TV? What is a Hebrew curse word??
I'm going to school in Jerusalem. Geology and Philosophy.
About profanity, it's semi-allowed, but the thing is that nobody cares. Nobody would ever make a big deal out of somebody saying kusemek or khara or zain on national TV (those three answer your third question).

Jere said...

My point was, people say "don't let the terrorists win," but then they go making 9/11 into a holiday--I was saying how that contributes to all that stuff, like the bumper stickers, capitalizing on it, etc.

Amy said...

Thanks, Ofer, for the Hebrew curse words. Now I should go Google them!

Are you going to Hebrew U? My daughter was there for a semester back in 2001.

Edward Lee said...

In case anyone is curious, here's what happens when you cuss out UK TV cameras because your team lost the Champions League semifinals in part due to dubious refereeing.

Jere said...

Zain!

meuniermr said...

Oh Jesus let's not start that whole discussion..

L-girl said...

"About profanity, it's semi-allowed, but the thing is that nobody cares."

Same in Canada. Newspapers too, if they're quoting someone, they quote them, they don't use .... or "then he said a word we can't print here".

meuniermr said...

Zain ???

Edward Lee said...

Ell oh ell

L-girl said...

Love this crazy Stems fielding!

Ish said...

Definitely lots of Yank fans that rooted for the Sox in '86, due to their Met hatred, which was so rampant while the Mets were NY's team in the mid-80s. - Another reason why it'd be great if the Sox, Mets and Yankees were all in the same division. But it's never that simple.

redsock said...

that guy ain't no jetes.

L-girl said...

If it's a non-baseball sport, chances are slim any discussion will get going.

Jere said...

Booooo! Zain!

redsock said...

save us, dreamboat!

Amy said...

I found the first two, but zain seems to mean pretty in Arabic...what am I missing?

Mets fielding more and more reminding me of that first Mets team.

Ish said...

Jere I agree with you about the terrorists thing. Yes I am way behind but I'm getting there! I'm halfway through the first page. :D

A Conformer said...

Are you going to Hebrew U? My daughter was there for a semester back in 2001.Yep, hebrew U. It's a 10 minute walk from home.

Amy said...

That's great, Ofer. My daughter had a great time there, though I was sorry she met mostly Americans while she was there.

Jere said...

kusemeking zainer!

Jere said...

Ish, while perusing our earlier debate, please keep in mind I enjoy your photography and think you're quite a handsome man.

A Conformer said...

Zain (maybe I should spell it zayin?) means cock.

redsock said...

YEAH!

A Conformer said...

But it's used the same way fuck is used here. And is actually also the root of 'to fuck', lezayen.

Jere said...

zayin!

A Conformer said...

YEAH!I think I'm down. Now I've just gotta get a copy.

L-girl said...

Does that mean you're reading it again??

Amy said...

Thanks, Ofer.

Quite a night for my vocabulary. Facepalm and three Hebrew curse words.

redsock said...

Maybe we should do an Off Season JoS IJ Read!

Jere said...

khara eating mother zainer

Amy said...

Khara! Zain!

redsock said...

nice play, jeter.

A Conformer said...

Shit. Motherfucking heathen.

Edward Lee said...

Playing SS on one leg is really hard.

Jere said...

way to play small ball, NLers, now we'll beat you by 8 instead of 9

redsock said...

The Joy of Sox Book Club?

meuniermr said...

Jodete Pagan..

L-girl said...

"Maybe we should do an Off Season JoS IJ Read!"

Good luck with that.

Amy, the book I blogged about that you were interested in for Harvey is terrific.

redsock said...

eck calls him putz like it is supposedly to be pronounced.

L-girl said...

"The Joy of Sox Book Club?"

We all love the same team, but we don't all love the same books.

A Conformer said...

I just finished "I know this much is true" and have some opinions... and now reading "A people's history of the US", which I would very much like to discuss... although that's not how a book club works, I guess. Anyway, could be cool.

redsock said...

We could read Ball Four!

L-girl said...

"Now I've just gotta get a copy."

Maybe Allan will loan you one of his many copies.

Seriously tho, it's easy to find used.

Jere said...

I'll read Ball Four again.

Kevin said...

Alright, we're getting into the later innings here, lets score some more runs.

A Conformer said...

I'll do my traditional visit to the strand before going back to Israel.

meuniermr said...

I thought Papi wasn't in the lineup today?

meuniermr said...

They should have kept him out against Santana.

Jere said...

New Loo is gonna talked about in that Fenway "no lead is safe" kinda way.

Two right field dongs for the Yanks and it's 7-3, bottom 8.

Amy said...

Oh, the Triangle one? That's great. I will look it up on Amazon and order it for our anniversary in June.

Jere said...

Tales from the Triangle. By Fred Lynn.

Jere said...

I watched the fielder so I wasn't fooled. Too bad NESN tried to do the majestic sky shot.

L-girl said...

Oh the Strand!! Lucky you.

Triangle, yes. Excellent book - fascinating and very accessible.

Fuck no. Fuck almost.

Amy said...

Papi not having a great night.

Jere said...

khara!

Jere said...

Jays still 0-0 in 6th

Ish said...

I am UP TO DATE! Hi everyone!

Jere, hahaha. Don't worry I totally understand your side of the AHEM "debate" thing.

My quick take is we know it happens. Money makes decisions easier and a lot of people love their money and money = love. It would be a good bet that this couple's marriage at least began on this basis but see that's it. We don't know. I really do hope they love each other, though. And you know what? It doesn't matter how they met or what the situation is. I think they do love each other.

Moving on!

redsock said...

o's and nats 2-2 in the 10th. i say they'll both lose.

Ish said...

And yes I was wickedly truped on the FY flyout until I saw Sheffield at the bottom of my television set.

redsock said...

let's let ish have the last word.

Ish said...

o's and nats 2-2 in the 10th. i say they'll both lose.Is anyone there watching that game? Anyone?

Jere said...

I say if the O's play the Twins, both teams lose.

Ish said...

Allan that was certainly my last word about it. I'd have said what I said earlier if I were here. So I guess this is my last word.

Dawg.

Amy said...

Ish can always have the last word as far as I am concerned. :)

Ish said...

I enjoy seeing Masterson back in the bullpen, provided Dice-K pitches decently and stays healthy. What a weapon.

L-girl said...

Mockery! DRINK

Jere said...

If Parnell gets in, he'll be the only other one besides Mel to pitch at Fenway. (Since he's the only other Parnell period.)

A Conformer said...

o's and nats 2-2 in the 10th. i say they'll both lose.Is anyone there watching that game? Anyone?Hey, it's a natural rivalry!

Ish said...

Eck, on Bard pitching at Fenway and being nervous: "He was ready to show off his goods and I was ready for it."

Amy said...

I wonder if Masterson is happy being back in the bullpen.

redsock said...

fenway morons doing the wave -- always wrong, but extra wrong down by 2.

Jere said...

you woulda loved it last night--the Wave went around like 9 times.

Amy said...

Eck can be awfully amusing. Both intentionally and unintentionally. I liked the Hank Aaron story.

Amy said...

Got him!

L-girl said...

He was talking about Bard? I thought he was talking about someone he faced when he was pitching.

I get tired of Eck talking about his own pitching experiences.

redsock said...

is masterson happy? what is he, 24? that bullpen is pushing 100, so i dunno.

Kevin said...

Alright, let's destroy this bullpen.

Amy said...

He is annoying and yet sometimes amusing. I don't mind his old war stories, but mostly I just ignore them. I find his descriptions of the pitching mostly annoying. All that cheese and stuff.

Ish said...

o's and nats 2-2 in the 10th. i say they'll both lose.Is anyone there watching that game? Anyone?Hey, it's a natural rivalry!Yup! Naturally occuring low attendance. Naturally boring except for tonight's game. Of course a lot of extra innings can be boring especially if they go long. A lot of uneventful innings while you sit and wait for someone to come home.

I'm being pessimistic though.

Jere said...

I hate when they play this song (about ordinary people being the true heroes) in sports montages.

Amy said...

Wow, he almost beat that.

Jere said...

The Mets infielders have played this game like the NL uses 100 foot baselines.

Ish said...

Don: Hits the corner at 99! Cheese, paint, everything!

Jere said...

Yanks lose 7-3, win streak over.

L-girl said...

Now that's funny, making fun of himself. "Cheese paint hair, sure, throw some hair on it too"

Ish said...

Haha!!! Center-cut piece of cheese.

I wonder what games would be like if Remy and Eck shared the booth with Don.

redsock said...

I'll say this for Eck's stories. He has his facts right. April 20, 1975: Balk and gets Hank.

redsock said...

first time he faced aaron, also.

Amy said...

Don would never stop giggling and would never get a word in.

L-girl said...

It's true, Don would be completely overmatched, spend his whole time laughing.

L-girl said...

SHOW THE GAME
SHOW THE GAME
SHOW THE GAME

redsock said...

remy could offer better analysis and as the 3rd man eck would presumably say fewer words. would be fun.

L-girl said...

How long are they gonna torture us with this comedy all-star shit. Last year it felt like it went on forever.

Ish said...

GAH!!! We all know we hate the Comedy All-Stars... But what the fuck?

The guy says "You know how I know I'm fat? I went to a football game..." He said he went to a football game, which was SETTING UP the story but everyone started laughing already.

SHEEP, I tell you! Someone must've accidentally hit the switch that controls the light-up "LAUGH" sign.

redsock said...

bard also draws something in the dirt when he is hunched down. i fear the worst.

L-girl said...

Ha ha Ish, I love it. I muted as soon as it came on, I'm sure your version is much funnier.

SHEEP is the only explanation. That and paper. That means "they gave us free tickets and toldus to laugh".

L-girl said...

"bard also draws something in the dirt when he is hunched down"

666?

Jere said...

Tom Brady's got a baby ma-maaa

Jere said...

Didn't Boggs used to write the Hebrew word for dong or something in the batter's box?

Amy said...

LUGO CAUGHT A BALL!

redsock said...

with frod, we have a chance.

Edward Lee said...

Three-run shot over the wall off Rodriguez plz, kthxbye

L-girl said...

Do not adjust your sets.

redsock said...

hmmm

tek
lugo
lyndon

redsock said...

Maybe Boggs drew a crude pic of a penis? Or a beer can.

Ish said...

Frod falls off the mound so far he falls out of the picture sometimes!

Jere said...

remember krod, this is the 7th game of the World Series and the last game of your life, so if you get the third out, act accordingly.

Ish said...

That 2-2 curve was a strike earlier. Phew.

Amy said...

Shit. Robbed.

L-girl said...

damn!!

Kevin said...

Alright, Lugo, please be useful for once.

redsock said...

that ball 3 was a perfect strike 3 -- as per the rule book.

fuckin amica = the belt and below zone

L-girl said...

bah

redsock said...

2-out rally time.

Amy said...

Down to the last out. Up to LBJ.

Kevin said...

And now its up to Lyndon

Jere said...

Jacoby will take second on defensive indifference.

L-girl said...

stoopid stems

Jere said...

guess not. But he would've!

Amy said...

Clean water. Tomorrow is another day. And no Santana, so that's good.

Ish said...

Stems survive in clean water.

Mets win WS Game 7.

Kevin said...

Fuck, clean filtered water.

L-girl said...

g'night all, hasta tomorrow

Jere said...

I just now realized I repeated Allan's joke before. I thought he was saying the O's and Nats were both in extras in two separate games. And I thought I was being clever coming up with a "both teams lose" joke--now I realize he told it first.

redsock said...

Mets wanted us to win, making errors, but Lugo and Lyndon could not rock and roll in the 4th or 6th.

redsock said...

As soon as Halladay leaves, Atlanta gets a run. 1-0 after 8. One last chance for the Jays.

redsock said...

I'd like to watch the 9th, but I'm blacked out.

Ish said...

I still wonder what the deal is with Jays television. So they're not televising the AL East leading team and you can't watch on EI because you're blacked out in-market. Wow.

Jere said...

Would be the first time the Jays get shout out this season. LAD and NYY the only other two that haven't been shutout.

redsock said...

Aaron Hill doubled with one out. To third on a grounder. Wells up.

Ish said...

It says "Rogers Preview" on Bluejays.com schedule. Tonight and Sunday. Sportsnet on Saturday.

redsock said...

Wells out. Jays LOSE!

Having NESN this week was like a birthday present. No Buffy or Rance!

Jere said...

1/2 game back

Jere said...

So the reason they're not covering Jays games is for some hockey tournament or something?

redsock said...

I don't what the story is.

redsock said...

TSN2 was in a free preview all week. And that was what we watched. That's all I know.

9casey said...

redsock said...
I'd like to watch the 9th, but I'm blacked out.



Blacked out in Canada???

Jere said...

I ran into Kelly at Fenway last night and she mentioned some tournament. I wanna say high school hockey but I didn't really retain that part of it. She figured all their best crew people were covering that so they didn't bother even sending a crew to Fenway. She also noted they probably didn't think they'd be in 1st place when they decided this.

Jere said...

(Meaning Kelly of Sitting Still.)

redsock said...

I'm in Toronto, so ... yeah.

Ish said...

Allan apparently the Jays are being shown on EI Preview. Odd. How would that make sense if Rogers is doing an EI preview but the Jays are blacked out by MLB because you're in the Toronto market?

Good thing you're not a Jays fan!

redsock said...

I'm at work with MLBTV and the Jays are probably always blacked out no matter what is going on on TV.

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