June 11, 2009

G60: Red Sox 4, Yankees 3

Yankees - 000 000 300 - 3 10  1
Red Sox - 010 000 03x - 4 8 0
You never truly know with any given pitching match-up what kind of game you'll see.

Penny (6-6-0-1-5, 117) allowed five of his eight baserunners to reach second, but he threw six shutout innings. Manny Delcarmen allowed three runs in the seventh -- the first runs he had allowed to the Yankees in 16+ innings dating back to September 2006 -- but Takashi Saito got MDC out of further trouble and cruised through the eighth.

And when Girardi sent Sabathia out in the rain for the home eighth with a 3-1 lead, the big lefty could not record even a single out. The first three batters reached base and all of them scored -- as Boston batted around and pinned a big ol' "L" on CC's shirt.

Nick Green whacked a high changeup into left field, Dustin Pedroia worked a 10-pitch walk and J.D. Drew grounded an RBI single into center. Alfredo Aceves relieved CC. After taking a borderline pitch for a full count, Kevin Youkilis dropped a single into short right field to load the bases. Jason Bay lined the first pitch he saw into left field, FY scored and the game was tied. And there were still no outs!

Mike Lowell lifted a fly ball to left center. Brett Gardner called off Johnny Damon and uncorked a noodlesque throw that rolled into the infield. Drew scored easily and Boston had retaken the lead. Phil Coke came in and walked David Ortiz on four pitched to reload the sacks, but Jason Varitek fouled out to first and Rocco Baldelli struck out.

The top of the order could do nothing against Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth. Derek Jeter grounded to shortstop, Damon flied to left and Mark Teixeira lined to Yook at first. Nine pitches = save!

In addition to his single to kick off the eighth inning rally, Green made a great play on Jeter's grounder in the ninth. He ranged far to his left, turned a full 360 behind the bag and fired a bullet to first for the out. Also, back in the second, Green was the middle man on a 7-6-4 double play when Nick Swisher was caught off second when Francisco Cervelli flew out to deep left. (Anyone who thinks Julio Lugo makes either of those plays likely believes Sabathia is anorexic.)

Boston took a 1-0 lead in the second when Ortiz crushed Sabathia's first pitch over the Wall in left. It was his 4th dong of the year. Flo reached base in all four plate appearances tonight: Damon dropped his routine fly ball in the fourth, he singled in the seventh and walked in the eighth.

The Sox also threatened CC in the first, when Drew doubled with one out and Youkilis walked. Sabathia wriggled out of that jam and (outside of Tiz's HR) did not allow a Boston runner past first until Girardi tried to steal a few outs in the eighth.

That strategy failed miserably -- and the Red Sox attacked the MFY pen.

Boston is now 8-0 against the Yankees this season and are 2 GA of New York in the East. The rivals do not meet again until August 6-7-8-9 in the Bronx.

***

CC Sabathia (3.56, 126 ERA+) / Brad Penny (5.85, 81 ERA+)

It looks like Jacoby Ellsbury will miss tonight's game as well:
There's definitely still soreness. It's still really tender even doing non-baseball stuff. If I were to get out there and dive again, steal bases, that's where the possibility is of making it worse.
Jed Lowrie could return to the lineup before the end of the month. He is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Pawtucket on Monday and might rejoin the Red Sox in Atlanta on June 26. ... John Smoltz makes his final rehab start today for Pawtucket.

Jonathan Papelbon but unavailable for Tuesday's game because of food poisoning/dehydration, but was well enough to nail down the save last night:
I felt pretty good physically. I just had to take my time between each pitch. ... I was just breathing a little heavy. ... I was sick, but I was able to bounce back and come help the ballclub.
Jason Bay: "If you're sporadic and you're not really getting strike one, we're a bad team to face."

Bob Klapisch of the Record writes that the Yankees are
desperate for Sabathia to win on Thursday night. He's about to face a Red Sox lineup that has the best on-base percentage in the American League, a blend of power and speed and baseball smarts that's still a generation ahead of the Yankees.

Sabathia said, "I always look forward to pitching under pressure," and there's no reason to doubt him. ...
Yes, there is!

741 comments:

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s1c said...

And tattoos with Implants!!!

L-girl said...

Blossom? Allan's crush Blossom?

Amy said...

I have enjoyed both threads. But this one I could share with my kids and my students without blushing.

L-girl said...

Perhaps that's why Amy said she wanted more female threaders :)

Amy said...

That very one, Laura. He got pissed at us for dissing her.

redsock said...

i'd hardly call it a crush

nick said...

that may change. just like this game. runs dammit!

Ish said...

Amy I'm with you on reading. I find myself not being interested in a lot of the books that "everyone" is reading.

Benjamin said...

More like a quiet yearning.

redsock said...

i was not pissed!!!!!!!

SoSock said...

Amy - a couple of books that the crowd is not reading.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,
and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.

andy said...

Blossom? Bialik or whatever?

I used to jerk off thinking about her when i was in middle school.

L-girl said...

Amy, I am also totally not into book clubs. My mother has led one for forever. I avoid like the plague.

andy said...

I wanted to suck her nose.

L-girl said...

Why do men think other people want to know what they masturbate to?

andy said...

If my mom ran a strip club i would avoid it. Lot's of meaning there.

redsock said...

oh, andy!

...
FLO!

andy said...

I am hoping you don't.

s1c said...

In my experience the only reason to join a book club it to try and pick up good looking socialist chicks.

L-girl said...

Allan is a quiet yearning kind of guy.

Maybe save crush for Buffy TVS.

SoSock said...

2nd pitch was questionable

A Conformer said...

Blossom? Bialik or whatever?

Bialik? As in, Israel's national poet? Probably not, eh?

Kevin said...

Alright, that's a start, now let's drive some in.

SoSock said...

Papi - 2 for 3!

L-girl said...

It is a big incentive to go to Marxist meetings.

andy said...

What about the girl who put her fingers together and stopped time?

Amy said...

Allan did say Fuck all you people when we dissed Blossom. :)

SoSock, thanks for the recommendations. I may have read the second one (I am terrible with remembering titles). Can you remind me what it was about?

redsock said...

NOT the Toronto TV Buffy.........

L-girl said...

So Andy is getting off on Israel's national poet. Interesting.

But does the poet have a vegetable tattoo?

redsock said...

i wanna see a game-tying baldy dong

nick said...

fuckfuck.fukfuck.dufkdkucf.

only started watching Buffy this year. I'm in the 3rd season now. They make me feel dirty looking at hot high school girls dressed like that.

"teenage girls/I like 'em a lot/teenage girls/I think they're really hot"

SoSock said...

Up to Rocky

andy said...

No way buffy the vampire slayer. Movie or TV?

redsock said...

baldy dong -- no public hair

Amy said...

Not the same Bialik, Ofer. Mayim Bialik was a teen in a sitcom in the 90s? 80?

L-girl said...

baldy you let us down

andy said...

I am very eclectic in my masturbatory tastes.

A Conformer said...

In my experience the only reason to join a book club it to try and pick up good looking socialist chicks.

I've always said that's the only reason men do volunteer work or become activists.





(I am not talking seriously)

L-girl said...

buffy tvs on tv of course!

andy said...

Is that how you spell her name?

Kevin said...

And squander.

I really fucking want to win this one.

Amy said...

Yeah, Mayim. Water in Hebrew, right, Ofer?

redsock said...

our season is fucked if we drop this game.

fucked, i tells ya!

andy said...

the last name?

L-girl said...

I have an internet friend who does clinic defense, supposedly to meet women. But he's been waking up on Saturday mornings for years to do this on freezing cold Detroit winters. So I don't believe that his only motive.

Amy said...

Bialik...have no idea what that means.

redsock said...

Yeah, Mayim. Water in Hebrew, right, Ofer?

Dirty Mayim?

Hmmm..............

andy said...

Actually I would say that the boston native goes the way of the lopez.

Ish said...

Masturbatory... Sounds like the place just below Purgatory! Only much more awesome.

andy said...

Season still under control

Ish said...

If that makes any sense.

A Conformer said...

But does the poet have a vegetable tattoo?

Now that you mention it, Bialik would look great with an eggplant on each cheek. Plus he had this whole rebelling against judaism complex, so that would work, cause tattoos are a sin.

Amy said...

God, it is raining hard there. We have to pull ahead soon.

s1c said...

Buffy - ugh, couldn't stand that show (bh and b-fly love it though).

Of course I was more of a Xena fan, loved Gabrielle.

fusionmouse said...

A Confederacy of Dunces (best book by a one time author!)

A River Runs Through It (Best book by a >70 yo first time author)

Bourne Identity... absolute page turner--when the sun is coming-up before you realize it.

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Most ironic destruction of our home planet ever)

The Lorax, Star Bellied Sneetches, some of the best moral lessons in rhyme.

Just a few of my favorites.

Ish said...

I was more of a Charmed fan myself. Triple threat!

Ish said...

By the way, if you want some TERRIBLE dialogue, watch Charmed.

L-girl said...

s1c!!!!!

omg gabrielle. my most major crush.

I am a total Xena fan. I want Allan to buy me the whole series on DVD.

andy said...

Yes that other chick on Xena. Very good stuff there.

andy said...

Cool L we can all jerk off behind you watching Xena.

SoSock said...

Damn Rocco.
Curious Incident is written in the 1st person from the perspective of an autistic teenager. Not being one I have no idea how accurate it is, but it certainly feels VERY real. And is very revcealing. Cat has, had, whatever, a cousin who is autistic and it feels very much like the guy knows from where he speaks. I think I may recall that he has a brother who is autistic, but I'm not sure. Mark Haddon is the author.
The book follows the lad's investigation of the killing of a neighbor's dog, but that's just the baseline for the real stuff.

L-girl said...

Ha ha, Charmed, very true. I used to see the last two minutes of it while waiting for Xena to start. That is some baaaaad dialogue.

andy said...

So wrong. I am so broken.

L-girl said...

Andy. Really. Please do not sour my Xena-watching experience with that image.

redsock said...

s1c is now L's favourite commenter.

s1c said...

Would love to have the Xena Series on DVD.

andy said...

Milky is flirting with the cougars in the stands.

redsock said...

that's your talking voice, andy, not your typing voice.

Ish said...

Speaking of Charmed, Alyssa Milano linked on her twitter to the story of Pedro working out for the Rays today. Or yesterday. Or something.

Either way, Alyssa Milano mentioning Pedro Martinez on her Twitter was very hot, for lack of a better term. I felt a lot of quiet yearning.

s1c said...

Xena was must see TV in this house. B-fly used to try and make that uluating sound.

A Conformer said...

Hahaha, how's this as a jaw (or throat...) breaker for y'all: mayim meluhlahim, that's dirty water.
And about Buffy- I'm about done with it: on the last half of season 7, the final one. It's impressive how a show that is, let's face it, quite childish, can be really good at the same time.

L-girl said...

I'm with you on the Dr Seuss, fusionmouse. Seuss is the man.

nick said...

my lyrical quote, btw, is from the Surf Punks.

god damn is that rain coming down. we need to get this half over quick and get a couple of quickass runs!

redsock said...

Milano actually knows her baseball.

Ish said...

Andy did you see that video of Melky in the hotel room with the porn star? She was asking him questions and he didn't have a shirt on and was eating peanuts and generally looking as stupid as he could be?

L-girl said...

Ish with the quiet yearning, very amusing.

Amy said...

Ah, yes, I have heard of that one, but it's not the one I read. I think my mother was reading that one last summer and found it very disturbing. Something about cruelty to animals? My family has a very hard time with anything where animals are abused. My mother walked out of the Wizard of Oz when she was nine (1939) when the wicked witch (Mrs. Gulch) grabbed Toto.

I wish I could remember the other book with Dog in the title. Now I will be up all night trying to remember.

nick said...

baldo!

L-girl said...

BALDY CATCH!!!! thanks rico!

Ish said...

"Milano actually knows her baseball."

Yes she does. I wish I could meet someone like her.

RICO BALLLLLLDYYYYYY with the AMAZING catch!

Amy said...

Dr. Seuss, by the way, is from Springfield, MA. Big deal around here. Almost as big as being the birthplace of basketball.

Mulberry Street still exists in the South End of the city.

SoSock said...

Seuss and Silverstein, childrens lit for adults

redsock said...

green
fy
of
yook
bay

in the 8th

Amy said...

SIT.

TIME to SCORE RUNS.

Kevin said...

Sit

Please score some runs

L-girl said...

A lot of good children's lit is also for adults, I think. Charlotte's Web is one of my all-time fave books.

SoSock said...

Rally time

L-girl said...

dear red sox

please score runs

love always,

the jos gamethread

fusionmouse said...

Now if Bay would just hit one down Mulberry St! I'd like to see that...

nick said...

Who Needs Donuts -- favorite book of my youth and one of the best kids books for adults.

redsock said...

fat ass still out there?

L-girl said...

Stamaty! Excellent writer.

Ish said...

Fat ass is still out there.

johngoldfine said...

My favorite children's books for adults: Little Princess and Understood Betsy.

Amy said...

I am sure we have already shared our love of Charlotte's Web, Laura. That and the Phantom Tollbooth were the two books that really made me love reading. Both are so filled with the love of words. Re-reading them to my kids was just a joy. I should re-read them again.

L-girl said...

Did great political cartoons for the voice.

nick said...

yeah, Stamaty's pretty swell. That book warped me a good way. such wonderful wordplay, insanely psychedelic detailed drawings. a blast.

L-girl said...

That would be the Village Voice, weekly newspaper. I typed that in my talking to Allan voice.

Amy said...

Mulberry Street in SPRINGFIELD. That would be a hell of a hit from Fenway!

Ish said...

Green starts it off right!

Amy said...

That's a good start!

L-girl said...

Nick Green I'm sorry I sad bad things about you the other day!

redsock said...

pitch up - nailed to left.

let's GO

Kevin said...

That's a start

nick said...

Go Green!

I was just thinking about the Phantom Tollbooth yesterday. I read it aloud to emma when she was in the womb. time to read it again for the againth time.

Amy said...

LOL, Laura. I was just thinking about that.

SoSock said...

wtf?
GDGD is SO far behind tonight. I see comments about ABs and it's 2 or 3 minutes later before there's anything about on-screen

Amy said...

Oh, Nick, can I share the reading with you? I was Emma's age the first time I read it.

L-girl said...

Amy, Allan bought me a beautiful annotated edition of Charlotte's Web, part of a bday gift one year. It was an anniversary of its pub, I think. You should re-read it. It is *brilliant*.

Phantom Tollbooth is also great. Wrinkle in Time, another one I love.

Ish said...

Charlotte's Web was one of my favorite books as a child. I also loved Stuart Little.

L-girl said...

from vegetable tattoos and dyed public hair to charlotte's web. that's gamethreads for ya.

Amy said...

Wrinkle in Time! Yes, that one also. When I read it to my daughter, I was amazed at the levels of meaning that I had never seen as a kid, including lots of Christian symbolism. Quite a book.

nick said...

I reread a Wrinkle in Time not long ago. That and the Wizard of Earthsea series.

speaking of the local connection Juster, Northampton.

L-girl said...

E B White wrote one of THE greatest books about New York City, a tiny slim volume called Here Is New York.

andy said...

Milano. Niccce.

I am so fucking worked up right now.

Amy said...

Now, Ish, that is literature! Both are incredibly well-written and cleverly executed books that work on several levels. Hence, your new definition of literature should start with those two books in mind.

The Trumpeter Swan is also beautiful.

andy said...

L I will seek this book out and read it. I like E. to the B.

L-girl said...

Yes, anti-totalitarianism, lots of political messages.

andy said...

The swan book was a good one from school.

Amy said...

I went to see Juster and got him sign a new copy of The Phantom Tollbooth when he did a reading up in Amherst. It's a book I cherish.

A Conformer said...

I've just opened up a rally beer- Anchor Porter. Good one. Gotta love those porters... I don't know what I'll do in Israel without microbrews.

...got sidetracked there. The most important word in this post is RALLY. Let's do it.

redsock said...

FY >>>>>>> CC

L-girl said...

Andy, you're in luck, it was out of print forever, only found in used bookstores, but it's been reissued.

Or are you just saying that to make up for your masturbating comments??

FUCK YEAH

nick said...

walk is good, but I want slamming bamming power.

redsock said...

Time to get it done, Werd.

andy said...

I am gonna give FY the blossom treatment.

Kevin said...

Two on with the heart of the order waiting?

I'm starting to feel optimistic.

Ish said...

Jean Craighead George was another favorite author of mine when I was young. My Side of the Mountain, Vulpes the Red Fox, Dipper of Copper Creek, and Frightful's Mountain.

A kid decides he's going to leave home and live in the woods in the Catskills. Very interesting.

SoSock said...

Wrinkle in Time!
I distinctly remember writing about my undying love for that book either here or on WMTC when M. L'Engle passed away. First time I realized that books could be SO cool. 3rd grade, I think. Our teacher read it to us in class.

redsock said...

Drew's latest book: "How I Totally Fucked Up CC's Night"

Benjamin said...

DREW!

Amy said...

YES!!! ON FIRE! I love this team. :)

L-girl said...

Amy, that's great.

I went to see Paul Zindel, who wrote so many of the YA books that made me want to write. And he turned out to be an asshole and I was so disappointed.

YES!!!!!!!!!! 3-2

SoSock said...

A spark - c'mon DREW!

s1c said...

ON FIRE!!!

Ish said...

Hey, Red Sox? Where's the Fire?


THERE HE IS!!!!

nick said...

Amy, do you know his "Dot and the Line: Romance in Lower Mathematics"? sweet.


speaking of sweet. The rain cannot put out the FIIIREEE!

Kevin said...

THAT'S ONE!

redsock said...

Thanks for keeping CC out there, Joe, you stupid fucking moran.

andy said...

Will they call it after this inning because both teams had their chance to win it?

L-girl said...

"Wrinkle in Time!
I distinctly remember writing about my undying love for that book either here or on WMTC when M. L'Engle passed away."

Yup, I posted about it when she died. I so love that book.

Kevin said...

And now we're into their shitsack of a bullpen.

andy said...

A are you drunk?

SoSock said...

HOT DAMN!!!!
Here we come!

Amy said...

I am in heaven...baseball and book talk. What could be better?

L-girl said...

I always like how we all know the same children's and YA books.

Oh shit, have to stop now before I get depressed that people aren't reading MINE.

Amy said...

OK, I am sure Andy has a response to that which will make me blush!

andy said...

Bob Costas is not bad announcing this game. I am entertained.

redsock said...

not even close.

s1c said...

Wrinkle in time, good book!!!

Youk needs to do some magic, a smash into the bullpen would be fine with me.

redsock said...

"not an" aceves

Amy said...

Nick, I do remember that one! It's not one I own, but I vaguely recall the drawings.

L-girl said...

"I am in heaven...baseball and book talk. What could be better?"

If Gabrielle was on the thread?

andy said...

Amy I already made you blush when you thought about what I would say.

A Conformer said...

Shit, the streaming site is fucking up.

Amy said...

Andy, you are so right.

Amy said...

Oh, Youk, just a litte more to the right, please.

s1c said...

All over and way to early, it was a Milar moment for Youk

redsock said...

millared - big time

andy said...

This game feels like a saturday night.

L-girl said...

"Amy I already made you blush when you thought about what I would say."

The mind control experiment continues.

Ish said...

That one hit that Coco-Cola sign!

redsock said...

feels like october 10....

andy said...

New Coke up

redsock said...

how does yook take that?????

s1c said...

Balls of steel there for Youk!!!

andy said...

My baby could be born during the world series. How awesome is that.

Amy said...

Harvey picks NOW to walk the dog? Has he given up? I dare not ask.

L-girl said...

we are going to win this game





just thought i'd mention that

Benjamin said...

WTF Hale

nick said...

what I was wondering RS. figurd he was gonna be out too. oh please............

yesyesyesyesyesyes! oh fuck fuck.fuckfuckfuckfuck.

Amy said...

YES! Oh, damn, guess he could not score.

s1c said...

Hale, WTF you doing?

L-girl said...

and i typed that before yook's hit

Ish said...

Bases loaded 0 out!!!!

YOOOOOOOOOOUK SWEAT HOT DAMN CHEESECAKE.

Kevin said...

LOADED!

Benjamin said...

BAY!

Amy said...

YES!! NOW WE ARE TIED!!

Good thing Harv went out...

andy said...

Shut the fuck up Boston Red Sox.

L-girl said...

here comes the big canuck

I LOVE YOU JASON BAY!!!!!!!

CANUCK DOUNGS ROCK

s1c said...

Yeah baby, way to choke this game up you magnificent MFY

nick said...

sweet lord ...oh the dancing fans. they are dancing in my pants!

SoSock said...

Juiced and NO outs!

It is ON
This should be fun.

Ish said...

TIE GAME!!! Red Sox are pulling this one out of their ass like a last-minute History essay!

fusionmouse said...

Come Fire... you gotta run on Damon's arm!

andy said...

Dis game will pump you uhhppppp

Kevin said...

THUNDER!

TIE GAME!

SoSock said...

TIED!!!!!!!

redsock said...

LOADED!!!

you're in the big leagues now, aceves. ... pray

L-girl said...

andy that would be awesome indeed

Amy said...

A World Series baby! How exciting!

L-girl said...

poor harvey, off to walk the dog

hee hee

s1c said...

Take the lead and then call this game!!!

redsock said...

fruitbat sits down.

bot up.

Benjamin said...

Back to the Mexican league with you.

andy said...

Hell yeah those dancing fans were doing their thing

fusionmouse said...

I'm loving Canadians more every day ;)

Amy said...

We are ahead!

Ish said...

SCROTUM FLY!!!

s1c said...

Yeah baby!!!

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