June 9, 2009

G58: Red Sox 7, Yankees 0

Yankees - 000 000 000 - 0  2  1
Red Sox - 041 100 10x - 7 9 0

David Ortiz banged a two-run bomb to dead center to put the Sox on the board in the second and Beckett (6-1-0-2-8, 93) cruised along, setting down the Yankees with a breaking ball-heavy arsenal.

Burnett had next to no control (2.2-5-5-5-1, 84) in the steady drizzle, throwing 43 pitches in a lengthy second inning -- J.D. Drew brought home the other two runs with a double high off the Wall -- and 22 more before being yanked in the third.

Nick Green homered over everything down the left field line off Jose Veras to cap the scoring.

Beckett did not allow a hit until Robinson Cano singled in the fourth. Dustin Pedroia ranged far to his left and snared the grounder in short right, but could not make a play. New York's only other hit was Brett Gardner's single past Green's left into left center in the eighth.

Boston is now 6-0 against the Yankees this season. The only other season with a 6-0 start: 1912 -- in which the Sox won the first 14 meetings between the two teams and ended the season series with a 19-2 record.

The two teams are tied atop the East, each with a 34-24 record.

***

A.J. Burnett (4.69, 96 ERA+) / Josh Beckett (4.09, 116 ERA+)

AL East
W L PCT GB
Yankees 34 23 .596 ---
Red Sox 33 24 .579 1.0
Blue Jays 33 27 .550 2.5
Rays 29 30 .492 6.0
Orioles 24 33 .421 10.0
***

In his last four starts (29.2 innings), Beckett has a 0.91 ERA. (Only three of the eight runs he has allowed have been earned.)

David Ortiz had his eyes checked yesterday. A team spokesman said his vision is fine.

Jacoby Ellsbury has a strain of his acromioclavicular (AC) joint in his right shoulder -- but no structural damage. The team will decide this afternoon if he can play tonight.

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L-girl said...

A valiant effort by Fuck Yeah! Oh well. First hit.

L-girl said...

Plus it's 201.

meuniermr said...

Weirdly hit ball caused that miss by FY?

nick said...

that was close to spectacular.

Amy said...

I assume it was not the first Canadian to win a Tony. (Who was it, by the way?) It seems that Canadians have won plenty of Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, etc.

Amy said...

Beckett looking dominating.

Benjamin said...

Perhaps that is why you have NPH on the brain tonight, Benjamin?

No, it's because he looks like the guy.

Kevin said...

Sit

Benjamin said...

David Alvarez, apparently.

Amy said...

Oh, good, Kevin back on SIT duty.

L-girl said...

Oh no, not the first by any means. There are so many Cdn actors. It doesn't matter how many, the point is that A Canadian Did Something Somewhere.

I don't know who it was. I'll get back to you. I pay zero attention to things like that.

Ish said...

Reminds me of Maine. Someone from Maine did this or is in this or has won that. They go gaga over it here.

L-girl said...

Thanks Benjamin.

L-girl said...

And Ish, this is an entire country like that!

Although the number of performers (actors, musicians, comedians, anything) to come out of Canada is enormous, considering the population is only 30 million or so.

Ish said...

Yeah! I think that would be a fun part of the news though if I were living in Canada. I love how people up there love being Canadian.

nick said...

solid artistic stock up there.

Ish said...

Sweaty Safety.

Amy said...

Yes, it is quite astounding how many Canadian actors, comedians, musicians, etc. there are that most people here in the US assume are from the US. You guys just seem so....American! :)

nick said...

already past emma's bedtime. maybe she can stay up 'til the games over.

Amy said...

Nick, how old is Emma? I forget.

Ish said...

Youk's got a good eye for stealing.

redsock said...

humiliating the mfy > a couple extra hours of sleep

Patrick said...

I could hear the sweat flying.

nick said...

how do I explain mfy to emma?

meatball frying?

redsock said...

you can say "yankees"

:>)

Ish said...

most frustrating yankees.

Amy said...

My Failing Yankees?

LOWELL!

redsock said...

WAIT! - you are a red sox fan

"fucking" and "yankees" should be among the first 5 words she ever says

Benjamin said...

Canadian Roth in third place after opening stage of Tour de Beauce. . . . Three other Canadians placed in the top 20.

L-girl said...

6-0!! Whoo-hoo!!!

Ish said...

Medicinal ribeye!

Patrick said...

Fan graphs has us at 95%

Kevin said...

Prescription-strength RBI

Amy said...

So there was this obnoxious article I read online today saying that essentially the Sox should not expect to have an easy time against the MFY since they are not the same team we saw last time out.

Oh, really?

Benjamin said...

"Mezzo forte Yankees".

Patrick said...

Beckett is not the same pitcher he was in April/May.

Too bad for them.

redsock said...

hitting two beans on the button?

L-girl said...

Yup, Benjamin, just like that!

It's like a little club that we all belong to. You show your Maple Leaf card at the door.

Ugh, Papi way pissed at himself there.

nick said...

ooh. papi's not smiling on that one.

redsock said...

papi pissed!

Pepe Lepew said...

Just checking in. I am hosting an NHL Finals pizza party tonight and listening to my daughter brag all night about how she helped discover a KBO at astronomy camp. 0-0 after one period. Pens are dominating, but the Wings are tough.
I see Papi hit a home run! And we're cruising at the moment!
And yes, Anne,there are *many* talented Canadians. Talented Canadian women for some reason tend to be folk or country and western singers while talented Canadian men tend to be comedians or method actors, with the exception of Neil Young.

L-girl said...

Mezzoforte, nice touch.

nick said...

WAIT! - you are a red sox fan

"fucking" and "yankees" should be among the first 5 words she ever says


close. right up there with "Solidarity Forever".

redsock said...

NYY PC:

19-43-27 30

!

Benjamin said...

while talented Canadian men tend to be comedians or method actors, with the exception of Neil Young.

With the exception of talentless hacks?

nick said...

"Mezzo forte Yankees"

nice.

L-girl said...

"right up there with "Solidarity Forever".

Good man.

Although I skipped a socialism talk to watch this game tonight. A socialism talk with cute girl I have a crush on.

Am I a fan or what??

Amy said...

Oh, Pepe, I have a feeling we are now going to get a list of all the exceptions to those generalizations.

Like Margaret Atwood. Not a country and western or a folk singer.

L-girl said...

I wonder who Anne is.

Benjamin said...

Jere must be at the game again.

L-girl said...

The list of famous Cdns is way too long for this thread. There are whole websites dedicated to nothing else.

s1c said...

Get two more outs and then the heavens can open!!!

Amy said...

My evil twin, I think. ;)

redsock said...

nick is not so swishalicious tonight!

Pepe Lepew said...

I wonder who Anne is.

Soory, I meant Amy. I apologise.

s1c said...

And then I can get puking drunk (as opposed to only half way drunk as I am now)

L-girl said...

"Jere must be at the game again."

I was thinking that too. I suppose I could go to his blog and check.

But I won't.

Benjamin said...

I wonder who Anne is.

Anne of Green Gables was Canadian.

nick said...

A socialism talk with cute girl I have a crush on.

that'd be tough one to skip! that's like some of my dreams. ahem. tangible proof of your dedication.

L-girl said...

Oops Pepe, I didn't think of that, sorry.

Pepe Lepew said...

And Ray Kinsella, the author of "Field of Dreams," was Canadian. My mum was a semipro baseball player in Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Amy said...

Not a problem, Pepe! I have been called far worse. At least the first initial was the same. :)

nick said...

missed your question before, Amy. Emma's 8yo, approaching the half year mark.

redsock said...

SMOKE ON THE WATER!

L-girl said...

This country is positively obsessed with Anne of Green Gables.

Anne of GG and Leonard Cohen.

Leonard Cohen scratched his ass! Alert the media!

Benjamin said...

Not a problem, Pepe! I have been called far worse. At least the first initial was the same. :)

Sometimes I'm called something beginning with A too.

Amy said...

Eight and a half. A good age. Interesting to talk to and not yet a pouty pre-adolescent.

meuniermr said...

Hey radio jackasses, You got your Howie Carr in my baseball!!

Pepe Lepew said...

Anne of GG and Leonard Cohen.

Leonard Cohen scratched his ass! Alert the media!

I seem to remember The Hip being the Jesus Christ of Canada.

L-girl said...

Famous Canadians

nick said...

not yet a pouty pre-adolescent.

let's go to the tape.

Ish said...

I like when they talk to Howie Carr on the radio. I don't like his show though. Haven't listened to much but I don't like those types of shows.

Benjamin said...

Famous Canadians

Peter North, eh.

Patrick said...

I think Beckett wants to show up Lester. As far as he's concerned, he's the uncontested ace of this club.

Amy said...

Wow, you need a list of the lists of famous Canadians!

Benjamin said...

I guess he's a method actor of sorts.

L-girl said...

Nick, to be honest, I have a meeting tomorrow night, and two nights in a row, missing two games, is too much. But still. I did choose Sox over socialism+crush.

meuniermr said...

Paul Shaffer

Pepe Lepew said...

Famous Canadians

Peter North, eh.

That is seriously obscure. That is right up there with the guy who played "Scotty."

Benjamin said...

But still. I did choose Sox over socialism+crush.

And on a night with LBJ on the bench.

redsock said...

socialism+crush.

TELL US MORE!!!!!!!!!

s1c said...

B-fly loves Peter North.

L-girl said...

James Drohan? Not obscure.

Shatner's Canadian too, you know.

Ish said...

NICE THROW.

Amy said...

Pre-adolescence starts at 8 now? Yikes. I figured you were safe until she was ten.

Benjamin said...

Shatner's Canadian too, you know.

Shatner was Canadian. Now he belongs to the world.

L-girl said...

"And on a night with LBJ on the bench."

I confess I didn't know that yet!

Pepe Lepew said...

Shatner's Canadian too, you know.

Well, *everyone* knows that!
Not everyone knows "Scotty" was Canadian. They assume he was actually from Scotland. (Though I think he genuinely had Scottish heritage.)

johngoldfine said...

Ish--what you say about Maine going gaga over something some Mainer has done south of Kittery in the real world so true--and that's always so sadly intertwined with both a sense of inferiority and an aggressive pride in being parochial.

Is Canada like that with its lists of famous Canadians?

Ish said...

Pre-adolescence.. Is that like pre-boarding an airplane?

I am pre-mid-to-late-twenties!

L-girl said...

Once Canadian, always Canadian. Neil Young and Joni Mitchell haven't lived here since they were teenagers, but don't tell Canada that.

They claim Saul Bellow because he was born outside Montreal! I mean, come on.

s1c said...

Pre-adolescence starts at 8 now? Yikes. I figured you were safe until she was ten.

We missed all of that with b-fly, of course that just means that sometime next year we will have to go bail her out of jail probably (as she makes up for lost fun at college).

L-girl said...

John Goldfine, sense of inferiority yes, parochial, definitely not.

redsock said...

AWAY FROPM POSASA = PASSEDBALLA!

Patrick said...

obligatory catcher ripping comment.

Benjamin said...

Eck: "a little lazy by Posada".

Pepe Lepew said...

PENS SCORE!!!! PEN SCORE!!!
Jordan Staal. A good Canadian kid.

redsock said...

i was in a hurry!!

Ish said...

s1c says this as he's about to get puke-drunk...

Ish said...

Jordan Staal comes from Thunder Bay.

L-girl said...

"We missed all of that with b-fly, of course that just means that sometime next year we will have to go bail her out of jail probably (as she makes up for lost fun at college)."

Ha ha, that's great. It's good to get it out of the system early. I stopped getting high the summer *before* I started college.

Pepe Lepew said...

Once Canadian, always Canadian.

Kinda like Keifer Sutherland.
Except when he acts all psycho.

johngoldfine said...

L--is it true conversely that once an American (in Canada) always an American? Certainly true that though I've lived in Maine since 1963, I'll never be a real Mainer--nor will my son who was born here. He's the son of an outastata....

Benjamin said...

Maurice LaMarche voiced Pepé Le Pew in Space Jam. Canadian.

Patrick said...

Renting a movie: Gran Torino, or Benny Button?

johngoldfine said...

GRAN TORINO!!!

Amy said...

I never knew that about Saul Bellow. I bet Neil Young and Joni Mitchell still identify as Canadians, but I do not think that Bellow did. But what do I knew?

Not so fast, Jeter. Get back in the dugout.

Benjamin said...

Jeter hasn't seen many pitches this game.

Pepe Lepew said...

Jordan Staal comes from Thunder Bay.

The hometown of Paul Schaffer. And my mum lived there for a few years. She had good memories. Though she claims it was called Port Arthur back in the day.

redsock said...

keep eating shit, jeter

L-girl said...

John, I don't get your question.

L-girl said...

Paul Schaffer, whose real name is...

Allan Wood

Amy said...

I have lived in the same town for 25 years, but I am still from out of town and a New Yorker.

SIT! TEN Ks!

johngoldfine said...

Do you ever get to be a Canadian--though not born there, analogous to Saul Bellow never getting to not be a Canadian?

Ish said...

I whole-heartedly agree with you Johngoldfine on the inferiority. Reminds me of a Tri-State megabucks commercial. "There are more winners in Maine than the other two states!" The person says. I'm sure there are a lot of people in Maine who will never leave the state. Ever.

A lot of people in Maine are probably thinking the other states might as well be other countries.

redsock said...

TEIX MESSAGE: "K"

Kevin said...

Sit

Amy said...

I should add, both in the eyes of the locals and in my own eyes.

Patrick said...

Torino it is. Thanks John.

nick said...

I figured you were safe until she was ten.

I blame Disney.

I need some andy-ism on Beckett.

L-girl said...

Keifer Sutherland, whose friggin grandfather was Tommy Friggin Douglas. I can't believe that.

For the non-Canadians here, Tommy Douglas was the father of the Canadian health care system. A radical preacher turned politician who brought universal health coverage to all Canadians.

His daughter, Shirley Douglas, is a great actor, and she was briefly married to Donald Sutherland.

redsock said...

beckett shovin' right up their hoo-hoo!

johngoldfine said...

Ish--How many other states have a 'south of Kittery' phrase or 'over the bridge' to indicate the whole rest of the universe?!!

Ish said...

John where in Maine do you live?

Then you get to where you were born - I was born in Dover, New Hampshire, but my parents lived in Maine and Dover was the closest place that had a birthing center.

So I guess I'm like Carlton Fisk.

L-girl said...

John, I am considered Canadian now. As soon as I chose Canada, I am Canadian. Considered that by all except some virulent right-wingers, a tiny minority here.

Amy said...

John, I assume you have seen the famous Steinberg New Yorker cover putting NYC as the center of the universe? Sort of like that (though with a sense of superiority, not inferiority).

L-girl said...

I am called a "new Canadian", along with a huge percentage of people here.

Ish said...

John, not many. Especially since Maine only borders one state. Don't get started on the Canadian border... That's really is like jumping off a ledge.

johngoldfine said...

Ish--Swanville, Boston (mile from Fenway!)

Patrick said...

FGs has us up to 99%

Not quite enough for me. I want another 10Ks and 10runs.

L-girl said...

That famous cover is more than the centre of the universe - it's that there's ONLY New York, a few tiny other places, then nothing. :)

redsock said...

6 games.

L-girl said...

Oh fine, hit a Canadian!

johngoldfine said...

I remember that, amy!

Ish said...

You and Allan just have to work on your accents. :>)


There's a comedian in Maine called Tim Sample who talks normally in real life but has a thick downeast Maine accent in his act.

He once said, "One year I decided to move south for the winter. I stayed in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Didn't like it very much."

Amy said...

Do people from Maine refer to themselves as Mainiacs, or is that just what outsiders call them?

L-girl said...

New York City according to New York City

johngoldfine said...

New Canadian--that's a nice, neutral phrase, giving you your due and carrying no undertones or overtones that I can hear.

Ish said...

Amy: Mainers

s1c said...

Well, when anyone gives me flack about not being a native New Englander I just pull out the old comment:

"Damn Yankees, and I was 16 before I learned that was two words"

Patrick said...

Portsmouth probably too balmy for Mainers.

Amy said...

Yes, love that poster. I actually teach a case about it. Steinberg sued the makers of Moscow on the Hudson for copyright infringement based on their very similar poster.

johngoldfine said...

It's obnoxious, amy, but lots and lots of people think it's cute and do call themselves Mainiacs. Then every other frippin biz in the state is mainely-this or mainely-that, including my ISP, mainelwired. Kute, eh?

Patrick said...

Seems like there is a good chance Smoltz will get to face the Braves this month.

L-girl said...

John, I agree. I really identify with it.

redsock said...

mdc was up - may be in.

Amy said...

I always sort of like Mainiacs. That's what people from MA told me in college was the nickname for Mainers.

s1c said...

Sock - they just said on the Radio that the last time the Sox won their first six games vs the MFY's was 1912, when they won their first 14. That is a long time ago.

L-girl said...

Amy, I remember that lawsuit.

"Then every other frippin biz in the state is mainely-this or mainely-that, including my ISP, mainelwired. Kute, eh?"

UGH!

Patrick said...

Stone Church is opening up again this month in Newmarket. It won't be like it was before.

redsock said...

i think that is true.

5-0 only 2 times.

1985: they started 5-0, then lost the remaining 8.

Ish said...

The problem with the out-of-staters is they all seem to migrate from Massachusetts and bring their terrible driving with them. Not to mention wanting to build everything up. They come in and become town selectmen and city counselmen. They want the conveniences of Massachusetts while being in Maine.

My mother was born in Hartford and moved to Maine in the early 60s. Father was in the Navy so they moved around up and down the eastern seaboard, but she moved back and lived here ever since. She doesn't feel like she's not a real Mainer.

My dad on the other hand was born in Presque Isle and grew up in the little town called Limestone in north-eastern Maine along the Canadian border. He moved down here to southern Maine for work, which was like moving to he Big City compared to Limestone.

L-girl said...

I'm already thinking about another sweep. Wouldn't that be sweeeeet.

Amy said...

It's a fun case to teach. Especially for a (former?) New Yorker.

L-girl said...

"The problem with the out-of-staters is they all seem to migrate from Massachusetts and bring their terrible driving with them. "

Ish, do you hear yourself? The problems with out-of-staters?

Ish said...

The Maine exclusivity, as I call it, can be rather suffocating. I can't imagine what it'd have been like to live further into Maine. I've never lived further than 7 miles from the NH border.

meuniermr said...

AROIDDDDDDDDDD

Amy said...

So, Ish, do you imagine yourself always living in Maine?

Ish said...

L, I'm generalizing. Speaking as the people here do about people from out-of-state.

Although the traffic part.. I hate that. Southern Maine is not a fun place to drive in the summer.

meuniermr said...

I'm not so sure about taking out Beckett..

Patrick said...

I've lived right close to Maine on the other side. Nice area.

s1c said...

Ish - reminds me, did you find out about the navy rating?

johngoldfine said...

I admire your mother's courage, ish. I can't match it--I always feel like an outastata, practically a Masshole, and would never dream of calling myself a Mainer, though as I say, I've lived here since I was 17.

Ish said...

Amy: No. I don't know where I'd want to live but if I remain in Maine it'd be in this area. Or maybe live in southern NH.

redsock said...

my father's parents spent as winter in presque isle during world war 2, i think. my father must have been about 5-6 at the time. ... very cold, i hear!

L-girl said...

I know you're generalizing, but... Well. Whatever. :)

Ish said...

I do see my parents living in Maine for the rest of their lives though. But it's not a matter of Maine and New Hampshire here because it's kinda blurry when you live so close to the border. It's not the same here because I go to New Hampshire almost every day.

Amy said...

Why did Beckett come out?

s1c said...

Sock - don't forget on your next schadenfruede to bring out that Sherman story on Teixera.

L-girl said...

"I always feel like an outastata, practically a Masshole, and would never dream of calling myself a Mainer, though as I say, I've lived here since I was 17."

Geez, that seems horrible to me. How insular.

redsock said...

is that in today's post?

Amy said...

Yes, it is a fast trip through NH on the way to Maine. You hardly know you were in NH (coming up 95, that is).

Where are you in Maine, Ish? Near Ogunquit? York? or more inland?

s1c said...

No, was a few days back, I gave you a link a couple of days ago, was about how Teixera was going to be the nail in the coffin of the Sox.

L-girl said...

Being a New Yorker is much more about mindset than where you are born. I was born in the NY suburbs, and Allan grew up in Vermont, but we are/were both New Yorkers.

redsock said...

a lopez-less pen is a beautiful thing.

Ish said...

Allan it does get VERY cold up there! You can bank on at least one morning of 30 below temps in the winter.

s1c - My grandfather started off as an electrician's mate then went to nuke school in New London and ended up as a chief petty officer.

Amy said...

Lopez who? :)

Ish said...

Amy, I live in York. On the western edge of town about 10 miles from the beach.

Ish said...

So... Inland and York, yes. Haha.

Patrick said...

Funny, I'm going to York tomorrow.

s1c said...

Ish - then we have a lot in common, probably were stationed at same bases (except nuke school for me was in Orlando) as I was also an EM (took the test for Chief just before getting out).

Amy said...

In many ways I still have that NY mindset (the sarcasm, the assumption that NY is the best city in the world for food, the arts, etc., the obsession with finding the best way to get some place, the pushiness), but in other ways I have become a New Englander. Rooting for the Sox was my first sign of conversion.

Ish said...

s1c, wow! Who knows? Maybe you even met him at some point or another.

johngoldfine said...

It's not enough to love the Sox--you also have to hate the Yankees, amy!

L-girl said...

You can take the girl out of New York, but...

Amy said...

York is that big, huh? I only know it from passing it on the highway during various trips to Maine. We have been to Ogunquit, Kennebunkport,Portland, Rockport/Camden, and the Belgrade Lakes region. I would love to get to Bar Harbor, but haven't done that yet.

L-girl said...

I think Amy qualifies in both categories! Easily.

Ish said...

Patrick what are you doing in York tomorrow?

On average I go into York village or the beach once every week and a half. I go to Portsmouth nearly every day. Speaking of mindset... I think of myself more of a resident of the Seacoast region. All of southeastern NH and far southern Maine.

s1c said...

Sock - here's the link, Teixeira Deal Gives Yankees Ko Over Red Sox

Pepe Lepew said...

OMG! Zetterberg hit the post!
You magnificent Swede. Not this time!

Amy said...

John, I do "hate" the Yankees, but since my husband is a lifelong Yankee fan, I have to temper my hatred.

johngoldfine said...

Gove Vidal said, 'It's not enough to succeed, others must fail'

As Allan makes clear in the Schadenfreude....

s1c said...

Ish I doubt it, I only served from 81 - 87.

Patrick said...

I wonder if the score holds for another inning if we will be shipping up to Boston, or seeing Saito.

I'm hoping we save Pap.

Pepe Lepew said...

Allan it does get VERY cold up there!

Hah. Here in Montana it snowed here ... YESTERDAY!!

johngoldfine said...

Mercy, amy--a twisted marriage....

Patrick said...

There's a woman in York who does colloidial silver spray as a way to combat lyme. She claims to be able to cure it, and I am highly skeptical.

Still, I'm giving it a try.

Ish said...

I've never been to Rockland/Camden... Been to Bar Harbor once when I was tiny and didn't remember. Drove through Kennebunkport yesterday!

Amy said...

We like to call it interfaith rather than twisted!

redsock said...

no more twisted than laura and i were - once upon a time .....

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