June 26, 2009

G73: Red Sox 4, Atlanta 1

Red Sox - 000 011 020 - 4  7  1
Atlanta - 000 000 001 - 1 8 0
David Ortiz broke up a pitchers' duel by clubbing his 8th dong of the year in the fifth. Jurrjens came in with a 90 mph fastball on the inner half and Flo cranked it to deep right-center.

Beckett (7-6-0-0-6, 98 (69 strikes)) was superb. He was never really in any trouble. Atlanta had a guy at third in the third, but there were two outs at the time and Beckett got Chipper Jones looking. Beckett allowed two singles to start the fourth, but got the next three hitters in order.

Boston scored in the sixth when Dustin Pedroia doubled, took third on a balk and scored on J.D. Drew's groundout.

Hideki Okajima pitched the eighth. He committed a fielding error, then walked Martin Prado, but rallied and struck out Jones, Garret Anderson and Casey Kotchman (who had been 3-for-3 against Beckett).

Jonathan Papelbon allowed a solo home run to Dan Ross in the ninth and surrendered a two-out double to pinch-hitter Brian McCann, but fanned Gregor Blanco to give the Red Soix their 45th win -- best in the AL and only two fewer than the Dodgers.

Boston added two insurance runs in the eighth. Jurrjens began the inning having thrown 83 pitches. He walked Nick Green, who was bunted over to second by pinch-hitter Julio Lugo. Pedroia singled to center and Green's run made it 3-0. Bobby Cox had Rafael Soriano warming in the pen, but stayed with Jurrjens (97 pitches and obviously tiring) as he gave up a single to Drew, balked (again) to move the runners up, and walked Kevin Youkilis. Ball four went to the backstop -- FY scored and Drew took third. Yook got greedy and tried to advance to second, but he was tagged out 2-4-3 trying to get back to first. Jurrjens then threw another eight pitches to retire Jason Bay.

It was mind-boggling. Cox let Jurrjens throw 31 pitches in the eighth inning -- and sat on his ass as his young starter had a mini-meltdown while throwing his second-highest pitch total of the season (he threw 120 back on April 17 (log)).

Jurrjens by innings:
10-12-11 11-15-15 9-31 - 114
***

Josh Beckett (3.74, 125 ERA+) / Jair Jurrjens (2.89, 147 ERA+)

Dave Magadan, who was ejected from Wednesday's game in Washington for arguing balls and strikes, has been suspended by MLB/Yankee Bob for one game (which will be served tonight) and fined an undisclosed amount of money.

351 comments:

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L-girl said...

Nice play!

L-girl said...

nice play = 201

A Conformer said...

So, is Lugo gonna be DFA'd when Lowrie is ready, or what? Maybe Lowell to the DL, or something? I wonder what's the plan...

Amy said...

Let's get some more runs.

L-girl said...

Yeah, it will be interesting to see how they work it. However they keep Lugo away will be fine.

redsock said...

if beckett feels okay (game temp was 91), i let him bat (we are up 2-0) and start the 8th. he's at 98.

tim said...

Just popping in to say hey JoS! What's up? Did you see that CC SABATHIA IS THROWING A PERFECT GAME?

A Conformer said...

I think Beckett bats, and gets a hit.

tim said...

Worked like a charm.

L-girl said...

Hi Tim!

Ack, what inning is it where CC SABATHIA IS THROWING A PERFECT GAME?

tim said...

L, Sheffield led of the 5th with a jack.

Amy said...

Harvey says no perfect game. Sheffield hit a HR.

redsock said...

I say Lowell to DL.

Since they do not know if Lowrie will be healthy, etc., they probably need to keep both Lugo and Green around for a bit. Green would need to get thru waivers to be sent down -- he likely would get nabbed. I heard Lugo cannot be sent down (not sure about that).

Sox would not eat Lugo's K -- and it is clear that Green is favoured -- unless they were sure Lowrie was okay.

A Conformer said...

I'm guessing by the 1 next to NYM in the scoreboard that Tim's mission has been accomplished.

L-girl said...

I guess sometimes Gary Sheffield is ok.

As long as I don't have to see him.

Ish said...

Good evening, Joy Nation. Just settling in for the rest of the game after a ride down to the beach with my grandmother. I like what I'm seeing. Would love to see another run or two but as long as we have more than they do after the final pitch... Fine by me.

L-girl said...

Gary Sheffield is probably my least favourite active player. Can't stand him.

Amy said...

No more Beckett. Lugo can take the at bat, but keep him off the field.

Ish said...

Well! One thing Lugo can do well. That's the scrotum bunt.

Amy said...

I think there was lots of Sheffield hate the last time his name came up.

redsock said...

thx julio, you can go home now.

Amy said...

Hi, Ish. Did you catch any thunderstorms up there? We were expecting one and heard rumbling, but not lightning or thunder to speak of.

L-girl said...

He's so easy to dislike.

A Conformer said...

Did Tito really take out Beckett, who was throwing a shutout, to sac bunt?!?

redsock said...

Beckett: 7-6-0-0-6, 98 (69 strikes!)

Ish said...

Amy oddly enough that's what happened here! Had a blob of red coming, the wind picked up, skies got dark, a rumble of thunder, then nothing!

redsock said...

nesn said 70 strikes, but they get shit wrong many times every night

Ish said...

Don: Yankees did not sell out any games at Turner Field... Red Sox do sell out tonight.

Amy said...

I think Tito has faith in the bullpen, and Josh had thrown 98 pitches.

L-girl said...

This park should be on my list of parks I've been to. I was there, had tickets, and couldn't use them.

tim said...

[Joe Morgan Voice]

What are you talking about, L? Gary Sheffield is the greatest player to ever play the game. I remember back in late September of 1970, with the Astros, middle of a key playoff race, we were down 1 run, and I led off the bottom of the 9th with a double and I told Gary Sheffield the pitcher would throw a fastball, middle-in on the first pitch. Next pitch was a fastball, middle-in and Sheff drove it out of the park for a win. Put us into first place. Now I know Gary Sheffield is the greatest player to play the game and he would've drove that ball out of there anyway, I just knew what the pitcher was going to throw."

[End Joe Morgan Voice]

(Yes I actually did research for this...I'm full of knowledge and sick of studying for my 11:30am exam tomorrow and feel like wasting time!)

L-girl said...

Fuck Yeah Insurance!

A Conformer said...

I think Tito has faith in the bullpen, and Josh had thrown 98 pitches.

Fair enough. Let's hope it works out well.

Amy said...

Harvey's response to Don's comment about Yankees not selling out at Turner Field: weekday v weekend games.

I, of course, did not hear DO's comment so had no idea what Harvey was complaining about.

FUCK YEAH!

L-girl said...

Tim :)

redsock said...

I call fake on that Joe comment -- Sheffield could not be the greatest because he did not play for the 1975 Reds.

L-girl said...

The obsession with attendance is ridiculous. Yankees announcers used to brag about it all the time - I don't like to hear Red Sox anncrs do the same thing.

Amy said...

Good luck on the exam, Tim. And it's always good to get away from stuff after studying. Clears the brain.

A Conformer said...

It looks like Yair Ben Menashe is imploding. No complaints here.

redsock said...

i wonder how the drainage is at the new yankee stadium.

redsock said...

cox sticking with jergens too long?

Amy said...

Why Ben Menashe? Was his father's name Menashe?

Amy said...

Another balk??

L-girl said...

ANOTHER BALK?! hahahahahah

L-girl said...

Jar Jar looked totally confused

redsock said...

fuck you cox - you attention whore

redsock said...

his right knee twitched.

A Conformer said...

Why Ben Menashe? Was his father's name Menashe?

Nah, Yair Ben Menashe is the biblical Yair. He was one of the "judges". Conquered some land, killed some bad guys, had 30 kids, got shit named after him. Ya know, the usual Cana'an stuff...

L-girl said...

FUCK YEAH!!!!

redsock said...

yook, you greedy bastard.

L-girl said...

damn yook got caught at 2nd. still, more runs = good

Amy said...

Um, that was interesting.

Silly move, Youk. But hey, we got a run.

Benjamin said...

Youk with the sacrifice walk.

Amy said...

Thanks for the info, Ofer. Obviously not one of those names we learn in the typical American Jewish education.

L-girl said...

Ofer, what time is it there? I mean where you are, not Old Testament Canaan.

redsock said...

looks like it'll be jeemer time.

A Conformer said...

Huh, I had no idea you could try stealing a base after being walked. Even after several years of following baseball, you can learn new stuff.

redsock said...

amazing that jar jar is still in there. 111 pit and counting

L-girl said...

"Even after several years of following baseball, you can learn new stuff."

After a lifetime of following baseball.

A Conformer said...

Yeah, Yair is highly unimportant. Half the judges are... I actually had to open up wikipedia to check it, since all I remembered was his name and his being a judge.

And L, it's ten to five.

L-girl said...

"I had no idea you could try stealing a base after being walked."

Who did they used to call "the walking double"? Ricky Henderson?

A Conformer said...

4-0 is better than 2-0.

9casey said...

Al Leiter just mentioned on the yankee game that pitchers are told not to swing in some cases.....another reason why them hitting is stupid......

L-girl said...

10 to 5. I only see 5 a.m. from the morning side.

So when you are over your jet lag, we probably won't see you in threads anymore?

A Conformer said...

So, who's pitching the 8th? MDC?

L-girl said...

Jeemer in now.

Amy said...

Oh, man, Oki being Lugo.

L-girl said...

Here comes the racism

Amy said...

I really really hate that fucking Braves chant. Really.

A Conformer said...

10 to 5. I only see 5 a.m. from the morning side.

So when you are over your jet lag, we probably won't see you in threads anymore?


Only time will tell. I'll probably make the occasional cameo. Plus, there's a good chance I'm coming back to do some coaster work in Anaheim, form mid-July till October 1st (I'm starting uni on Oct. 18th, so at some point I have to get back and stay back)

Amy said...

With any luck, Ofer, you will be able to see the World Series before school gets really serious.

redsock said...

Cox left Jurrjens in to throw 31 pitches in the 8th fucking inning, as he walked two guys and also balked -- and the lead went from 2-0 to 4-0.

My mind is totally boggled at that.

A Conformer said...

With any luck, Ofer, you will be able to see the World Series before school gets really serious.

Yeah, I'm hoping the Sox sweep it... (:

L-girl said...

You can get caught up on school in November. The Red Sox will only win the 2009 World Series once.

9casey said...

redsock said...


My mind is totally boggled at that.


He couldn't get over the balk , he has anger issues....

L-girl said...

For someone who's supposed to be such a great manager, Cox does some weird shit.

Amy said...

Perhaps Tito should not have taken Beckett out after all.

Come on, Oki. Get it together.

A Conformer said...

Come on, Oki, no shenanigans, eh?

L-girl said...

9C, so you're saying Cox needs some xanax?

redsock said...

and the atlanta pen was up the whole time.

if tito did that, i'd be totally pissed, like 2003 pissed.

Amy said...

One away. Phew.

L-girl said...

bye bye larree

9casey said...

L-girl said...
9C, so you're saying Cox needs some xanax?



either that or a nap....

redsock said...

Laryy doing his Ram-Ram impersonation at the bat.

redsock said...

Mrs. G swings at ball 4, full count

L-girl said...

B2B Ks

redsock said...

and looks at strike 3 right down the pipe.

Amy said...

All right. Oki getting his stuff together after all.

One more to go, Oki.

Amy said...

Yes!! Nice work!

redsock said...

we didn't have a six-run lead so i was terrified, but SOMEHOW okajima got through the inning without blowing yet another game.

L-girl said...

DO: Okajima strikes out the side.

Not really but we'll take it!

A Conformer said...

KKK

L-girl said...

A, I was going to do the same thing.

Funny how that guy never came back.

9casey said...

redsock said...
we didn't have a six-run lead so i was terrified, but SOMEHOW okajima got through the inning without blowing yet another game.



Yet another game, really

L-girl said...

I'm sure it was just a coincidence that the two players he didn't like were both Japanese.

A Conformer said...

So where does the fake Oki worry come from, anyway? Some MFY troll?

9casey said...

Did I miss something?

L-girl said...

A troll, said he was a Sox fan, but most threaders were skeptical.

9casey said...

L-girl said...
A troll, said he was a Sox fan, but most threaders were skeptical.


Sorry redsock

L-girl said...

9C, some idiot one-time commenter who said he was terrified every time Okajima came in with less than a 6 run lead.

We were all wondering what season he had been watching.

Ish said...

Don: McClouth left the game with a left ham strain...

9casey said...

They just told us it hurts when he swings, so why put him up there?
why not Baldy

redsock said...

when i showed him that jeemer was our 2nd best pitcher (after ram-ram at that point), he said who cares -- facts have no place in baseball.

!

Amy said...

Yeah, I remember that guy. I think he was probably remembering the rough spell Oki had last season. Certainly not this season or in 2007.

9casey said...

Ish said...
Don: McClouth left the game with a left ham strain...



thats good with a nice honey glaze...

Benjamin said...

Just a bit inside.

L-girl said...

"This is baseball - facts have nothing to do with it"

You can imagine how that went over!

Amy said...

That pitcher is weird!

redsock said...

he absolutely was talking about 2009. no doubt about it.

Benjamin said...

Is Gonzalez a zombie?

A Conformer said...

when i showed him that jeemer was our 2nd best pitcher (after ram-ram at that point), he said who cares -- facts have no place in baseball.

And that's the point where you finally saw the light, and stopped using them for your posts. I had been wondering why the blog had become so much more enjoyable. It must've been the complete lack of stupid, meaningless, nerdy facts.

Amy said...

Oh, I know he was talking about 2009, but I think he was actually thinking about 2008. Whatever. We somehow scared him away.

L-girl said...

Plus he got shown up by a girl. Those no-fact types don't like that.

L-girl said...

Have I mentioned how much I enjoy looking at the standings?

redsock said...

Game was on May 28

Aninterestingman: "I am NEVER pleased to see Oki with anything less than 6 run lead so he can go to bases loaded, clear them and we can bring in Ramon or Manny in time to preserve the lead ... Oki is like Dice-k - makes ot WAAAAAY too interesting"

L: "Aninterestingman, the facts do not support your assertion."

AIM: "We're watching baseball and facts have nothing to do with it - and what fact was wrong? Oki has a history of putting guys on base - or coming into a game with guys on base and clearing them. ... Facts are irrelevant - past performance is no indicator of present performance. i played his game too many years not to know streaks change on a dime"

me: "Ramirez has the lowest WHIP in the bullpen. You know who has allowed the 2nd fewest fewest base runners -- by far? Jeemer."

*****************

L wanted me to use We're watching baseball and facts have nothing to do with it as my subtitle under the blog title!

A Conformer said...

Will Paps be able to handle the bizzarro pressure of it not being a save opp?

L-girl said...

Good find! I was trying to think of his name.

L-girl said...

ONE

L-girl said...

If facts have nothing to do with it and past performance is no indicator of future performance, why does he have any feelings about any player coming in ever?

Ish said...

Ironic that none of us remembered his name, AnInterestingMan.

Ish said...

Should change it to AForgettableMan.

A Conformer said...

Also, aninterestingman? Really?

L-girl said...

OK, shut out people will be disappointed, but in two more outs we will win the game.

redsock said...

could have been this guy.

Amy said...

Now, Laura, you are trying to be logical. You cannot be logical with someone who isn't logical.

Benjamin said...

Vulture a save?

L-girl said...

TWO

Ish said...

He says "only 28 Americans dead so far this month."

I thought facts were irrelevant!

L-girl said...

It was that guy. I remember checking his profile at the time.

L-girl said...

Amy, true, but you can't blame me for trying :)

Amy said...

I am actually getting used to Pap giving up HRs. I don't like it, but I am getting used to it.

Amy said...

I am getting used to him giving up extra base hits also. And I don't like that either.

Benjamin said...

WATER

L-girl said...

dirty!

Amy said...

Done! Dirty water!

Ish said...

Dirty water in the Deep South!

A Conformer said...

Early morning dirty water. Good night, all!

L-girl said...

good night all. i'm gonna go gaze upon the lovely standings.

Amy said...

Reading that guy's blog. He does sound odd.

And another blog that serves as evidence for the blog is dead, Laura. No entries since 2007. And likely for the best!

redsock said...

Win

Benjamin said...

The standings would be lovelier if the Mets weren't a steaming pile.

Ish said...

Who is Ken Ryan?

Benjamin said...

Gardner dong. That is embarrassing.

redsock said...

Rays have a game with only 1-run innings:

FLA: 100 010 1
FKR: 101 010 0

Amy said...

That guy is not just odd. He is sexist, elitist, stupid, ignorant, etc. And he cannot write to save his life.

But don't worry. His blog is dead.

L-girl said...

"if the Mets weren't a steaming pile."

You say that like it's a bad thing.

redsock said...

When they play the Yankees, it's a bad thing.

redsock said...

Rays get 4 in the 8th, ruining the 0/1 linescore.

redsock said...

Gardner 5-for-6 for the MFY: 3 singles, triple, dong

s1c said...

It was mind-boggling. Cox let Jurrjens throw 31 pitches in the eighth inning -- and sat on his ass as his young starter had a mini-meltdown while throwing his second-highest pitch total of the season (he threw 120 back on April 17

Actually, it probably had more to do with his starters killing his bullpen the last three games (11.1 IP) out of 27 innings.

L-girl said...

"When they play the Yankees, it's a bad thing."

Not for me. As long as we win, I don't care what the other teams do.

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