June 16, 2009

G64: Red Sox 8, Marlins 2

Marlins - 001 010 000 - 2  7  1
Red Sox - 011 600 00x - 8 13 0
Wakefield (6-6-2-1-4, 93) earned his 173rd win as a Red Sox pitcher. He needs only 20 more to surpass Cy Young and Roger Clemens and become the team's new all-time leader. If all goes well, it should come in the latter half of next season.

David Ortiz, hitting in the #5 spot, clubbed his 5th home run of the season leading off the fourth inning. The Red Sox sent 11 men to the plate -- Volstad's sinker stopped sinking and the Boston hitters were bringing forks and knives to the plate to dine on his fastball -- and Ortiz also drove in the final run of that frame with an RBI single. He walked in the sixth and just missed a home run in his first at-bat, flying out to deep right-center in the second.

Dustin Pedroia and the bottom third of the lineup -- Jacoby Ellsbury, Nick Green and George Kottaras -- each had two hits. Ellsbury also stole two bases and scored twice. Green drove in three runs.

After Wakefield departed, Manny Delcarmen (P8, K, 1-3), Takashi Saito (4-3, 6-3, F8) and Daniel Bard (K, single, 5-3, P3) did the rest.

Bard took Hanley Ramirez apart to start the ninth, getting him to swing and miss a first pitch fastball. He threw a ball out of the zone, then dropped a curve at 85 for another swing and a miss before fanning him on a 98 heater.

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Chris Volstad (4.07, 104 ERA+) / Tim Wakefield (4.50, 105 ERA+)

Wakefield in 2009:
                ERA  IP   H  BB   K   AVG  OBP  SLG
First 6 starts 2.92 40 27 18 25 .186 .304 .262
Last 7 starts 6.25 36 48 16 18 .320 .393 .480
In his last eight games, Dustin Pedroia has gone 4-for-36. He had Sunday off, as well as yesterday's off-day.
I'm just beat up a little bit. My legs feel heavy. Tito, he always seems like he makes [the day off] the right time.
MLB.com:
Volstad's last outing was the worst in his young career. For the first time in his career, he allowed six runs, 10 hits and did not strike out a batter. The 22-year-old was in trouble in almost every inning when he faced the Cardinals last Tuesday and struggled from the start, allowing a three-run homer in the top of the first.
It's only 38 plate appearances, but David Ortiz has a nifty 1.001 OPS in June (.303/.395/.606), with three home runs and seven RBIs.

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Amy said...

OTT

Amy said...

Ahh, 201.

SoSock said...

OTT for MDC!

A Conformer said...

The worst franchise in baseball is still leading 3-2 against the motherfuckerest one.

s1c said...

Amy, make sure you check out 199

A Conformer said...

Haha, I shouldn't have said anything. 3-3 now.

Amy said...

S1C, there is a speed test that came with the software for the new router (Network Magic by Cisco, a Linksys router). On that my speed was as low as 1000 something for download, then back up to 9000, back to 5000,etc. It could not even complete the upload test.

????

Still having problems after resetting both the modem and the router. Going to have to call Comcast and Linksys, I guess.

SO ANNOYING.

L-girl said...

Amy, why do you not think it's your computer?

s1c said...

Amy, actually, Linksys has an online help that can look at your router and help you, they can at least tell you if it is comcast problem.

L-girl said...

Also, when you re-set, do you unplug and replug, or just push a re-set button? You want to unplug everything, wait 15-20 seconds, then replug it all in.

Amy said...

S1C, on the page you gave me, it also could not do the upload test.

And the download speed was 5.4

So what does that mean??

Amy said...

Laura, yes, I unplugged, waited a minute, replugged, then replugged the router, etc.

I do not think it's my computer because Harvey had the same problem that I did the other day with the "old" router. But who knows?

S1C, I will check with Linksys after the game.

Thanks!!

A Conformer said...

Was that Paps fondling himself in the bullpen?

s1c said...

Amy, am on an old computer so I can't tell you what the 5.4 means, but the upload sounds like a comcast problem. The speed test though is good information to give to comcast.

Ish said...

In listening to Eck, it leads me to wonder if Bill Lee is the only Spaceman. Eck is very spacemanesque. I love it.

redsock said...

eck has really got to get rid of the "hello?????" -- and the "whatever"

acting like a 14 year old girl who is using outdated slang = not good.

Amy said...

I am more disturbed by the fact that he cannot use adverbs. I find it so grating.

SoSock said...

F
Y
!

s1c said...

HELLO, since Eck's hair style is still 80ish, he's just trying to stay in that valley look.

9casey said...

Amy said...
I am more disturbed by the fact that he cannot use adverbs. I find it so grating.



Now I have to go see if he does that.....only a teacher would pick up on that...

Amy said...

Whoa, he said "quickly"---perhaps he heard me?

SoSock said...

bleh
DP

L-girl said...

Amy, that sounds right. Sounds like it's time to call Comcast.

SoSock said...

2 sweaty bases!

Amy said...

Yeah, when Eck says, "He pitched good the other night," the teacher in me just wants to scream.

9casey said...

Amy said...
Yeah, when Eck says, "He pitched good the other night," the teacher in me just wants to scream.



What should it be, gooder..........:)

s1c said...

Ok, I am really getting tired of the fist bump fireworks commercial.

SoSock said...

Bard (Tarheel) :)

redsock said...

bard in to show you guys he belongs in boston!

i wanna see that curve!

9casey said...

s1c said...
Ok, I am really getting tired of the fist bump fireworks commercial.


Times must be tough though, when Mickey D's is giving something away that won't kill ya.....

s1c said...

Hey, I didn't say he didn't belong, I said I just want him to get regular work.

redsock said...

i LOVE that curve, maybe more than the 100 gas

s1c said...

9, LOL

redsock said...

who said i was talking to you? :>)

dooo dooo doooo

Ish said...

"He hit that ball good"

Reminds me of Shawshank Redemption, where Tim Robbin's character was tutoring some of the other inmates. The one named Tommy said, "I don't read too good."

Andy (Tim Robbins) said, "Well. You don't read too... well." He pauses as the tiny wheel in Tommy's brain spins. "We'll get to that."

redsock said...

should't be that hard to get him regular work, mostly in low lev for now, but slowly into tight spots.

s1c said...

dirty water!!!

Ish said...

s1c, I got home and my dad did the fist bump fireworks to me.

Yay dirty water on a game I barely watched any of.

Amy said...

Dirty water! And now, Comcast and Linksys, here I come...

L-girl said...

quick happy dirty water!

redsock said...

Another W for Wake!

A Conformer said...

It wasn't hard to make the water dirty today. Cool.

SoSock said...

Speaking of Tarheels (oh wait, you mean no one eles was?)
Ackley's 5 hits today made him the All-time Career Hits leader in the College World Series.
Not bad for a local farm boy.

s1c said...

Best thing about Wakey games, quick!!!

SoSock said...

The Fish are swimming in Dirty Water in Boston

Ish said...

Fish float upside down in dirty water.

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