August 6, 2009

G107: Yankees 13, Red Sox 6

Red Sox - 001 210 002 -  6  8  1
Yankees - 001 821 10x - 13 18 0
It's time to take John Smoltz out of the starting rotation. He may still have value as a reliever, as long as he doesn't face too many lefties and never goes through a lineup more than once. But his days as an effective starter appear to be over.

Coming into tonight's game, lefties were hitting .403/.440/.662 against Smoltz. New York's lineup had seven LHB (CI and Slappy were the only RHB). Smoltz faced 16 LH batters -- and 12 of them reached base, including two doubles and two home runs. Smoltz's opponents' OPS goes up as he throws more pitches (not including tonight):
PITCHES  PA   AVG   OBP   SLG    OPS
1- 25 39 .281 .410 .313 .723
26- 50 47 .304 .304 .478 .783
51- 75 43 .349 .349 .488 .837
76-100 35 .353 .371 .882 1.254
After three unimpressive innings -- 59 pitches -- the Yankees teed off on Smoltz in the fourth: Posada double, Cano RBI single, Swisher walk, Cabrera three-run home run, Jeter F8, Damon single, Teixeira double, Rodriguez BBI.

Smoltz finished the night with a 3.1-9-8-4-3, 92 line. Sacrificial lamb/reliever Billy Traber actually recorded one more out than Smoltz did: 3.2-9-5-1-1, 70. But his seventh pitch was hit by Dumbo for a three-run dong to boost New York's lead from 6-3 to 9-3. That ended up being the final coffin nail on this game.

Joba has a Dice-esque evening (5-6-4-7-5, 108), but was credited with a "win". A quintet of Yankees pitchers issued 12 walks and allowed eight hits; the Red Sox were 3-for-21 with runners in scoring position and left 15 men on base (221 032 212).

Jed Lowrie left the game in the fourth inning with pain in his left forearm. In the post-game, Terry Francona said Lowrie felt pain shoot down his arm. He'll meet with team doctors tomorrow.
Example
John Smoltz (7.12, 66 ERA+) / Joba Chamberlain (3.58, 124 ERA+)

Lineup:
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Victor Martinez, C
Kevin Youkilis, LF
David Ortiz, DH
J.D. Drew, RF
Mike Lowell, 3B
Casey Kotchman, 1B
Jed Lowrie, SS
Example
UPDATE (4:22): Rocco Baldelli has been placed on the disabled list. ... David Ortiz will address the media before tomorrow's game regarding last week's news that he failed a drug test in 2003.
Example
UPDATE (2:45): Josh Reddick will be in uniform for tonight's game, though the Red Sox have made no formal announcement.

Mazz:
According to major league rules designed to prevent roster manipulation, a player must spend a minimum of 10 days in the minor leagues upon being demoted. Nonetheless, an exception can be made in the event of an injury to a player at a corresponding position – outfielder for outfielder, pitcher for pitcher, etc. – though it is unclear whether a team must place the injured player on the disabled list in order to exercise that right.
Jason Bay has said his hamstring injury is minor, but a DL stint is a possibility.
Example
The Red Sox are 2.5 GB the Yankees -- with 55 to play -- as the two rivals begin a four-game series in the Bronx.

Not much else to say -- these are the first critical games of the 2009 season.

Other starters:
Fri 7 PM - Beckett/Burnett
Sat 4 PM - Buchholz/Sabathia
Sun 8 PM - Lester/Pettitte
SoSHer luckysox delivers the pep talk:
Fuck the pessimism and the whining, and the kvetching and the sour pussing and the "We only have 2 decent pitchers, whoa is us!" So fucking what? So the Sox aren't perfect? When have they been perfect? ...

No team is perfect and the 09 version is far from it...but have some faith. We've learned this already...have some faith! THIS is why we follow and post and watch and curse and celebrate and lose sleep and wake up angry or wake up happy. It's why we care. THIS very part of the season when the bats quiet and pitching falters, this is when special things happen, folks. ... It's when hope is alive and the heart flutters a little bit more with every pitch. ...

Back on the god damned wagon, y'all. You don't want to accidentally miss something amazing.
Back on the wagon. Get in the van. Everybody on the bus. Hop on the F-Train.

Meanwhile, what are they saying in New York that the Yankees need to do?

Good luck with that.

It didn't work then ...



It won't work now.

537 comments:

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nick said...

four. uggh.

tim said...

Alright John. Buckle down like it's 1999 (aka 10 years ago)

LMFAO to slappy there!!!!! After he hit it, looked like he was trotting to first like it was an absolute no-doubt dong. FUCK YOU A-ROD!!!!!!!!!!

Iridescence said...

geez yeah Judas popup dong

L-girl said...

I hope the Red Sox score more runs than the amount of fist pumping JtC is doing right now.

Are there that many runs?

redsock said...

I hope the Red Sox score more runs than the amount of fist pumping JtC is doing right now.

50 runs? I like it.

tim said...

Look shemp! Some low-brow pornos!

nick said...

imagine the pornball matchup of shemp and byrd.

OK. more runs. If it's a wind tunnel let's take advantage of it.

Iridescence said...

thanks for explaining that Smoltz doesn't want to give up more runs in this inning DR. That's some very deep and counter-intuitive analysis!

Kevin said...

Sit

SCORE RUNS

tim said...

Fuck YOU jeter. Putz.

redsock said...

WHEELS LOWELL!!

nick said...

patented..ok, I'll pretend. accurate... uh, no.

L-girl said...

infield hit for doc! ha ha ha

efd said...

I can't believe that jump throw didn't work.

Kevin said...

Lowell with an infield hit? That's gotta be a sign.

redsock said...

i would have explained scoring.
maybe at jos2.

tim said...

WIND TUNNEL LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

redsock said...

krotchman with the dong off the cunt.

efd said...

Kotchdong!!

s1c said...

Kotchman!!!

CK!!!

L-girl said...

Give that man a nickname!!! KC DONG!

Kevin said...

DONG!!!

nick said...

our fucking wind tunnel!

Iridescence said...

Dear Red Sox offense, stop letting this waste of skin off the hook every inning. Thank you.

tim said...

That bitch in the front row there is 0/2

L-girl said...

krotchman is not a good nickname!

redsock said...

c k watt.

sorry.

Iridescence said...

nice popup dong for our guy!

Iridescence said...

Crotch-man would be an awesome nickname if he was a MFY don't know about for one of our guys though.

redsock said...

i want the sox to clog the toilet with their dongs.

redsock said...

i only went with krotch because of the dong-cunt connection

L-girl said...

Crotch-man would be an awesome nickname if he was a MFY don't know about for one of our guys though.

yes. it's an anti-nickname.

redsock said...

OB on smoltz: "all of a sudden the hits come in bunches"

IT'S ONE FUCKING HIT THIS INNING YOU TURD

s1c said...

Not the way we needed to start this inning john.

DR you suck, you should be talking about how that wasn't even close to being a swing.

(0-3 in the wish list)

efd said...

any explanation on why Green is in for Lowrie? YES guys got nothin'.

redsock said...

castig has nothing

s1c said...

efd - injury

tim said...

No throw? WTF?

redsock said...

i didn't expect a throw the first time

nick said...

green in? geezum. we gonna have anybody left on the team? I'm all for rooting for nearlyme, but aye.

redsock said...

LHB now 6 for 10 tonight vs Smoltz

james said...

on Lowrie - maybe Tito just couldn't bear looking at his at-bats any longer either.

Kevin said...

Smoltz, please PLEASE stop sucking.

Kevin said...

Popup, K, or DP would be great here

nick said...

give me a bywayofthe...

nick said...

holy fuck. so not it.

redsock said...

that is not good.

efd said...

3-run HR - not so great.

L-girl said...

*

tim said...

Fucking smoltz. Where's Timmy?

Kevin said...

Alright, that's it, the John Smoltz experiment is a failure.

s1c said...

0-5 on the wish list. What no curtain call.

Ish said...

Fuck ass! You stupid shit, Smoltz.

Put him on waivers! Now!

redsock said...

traber up

yay

Ish said...

Rather see some Michael Bowden.

L-girl said...

on Lowrie - maybe Tito just couldn't bear looking at his at-bats any longer either.

heh

Iridescence said...

oh ahitfuckgoddamnit!

nick said...

lugo coulda had that.

Kevin said...

Dear John Smoltz: Retire. NOW

nick said...

I sure ain't giving up, but I am not comfortable.

redsock said...

maybe smoltz can drill someone before he gets yanked.

tim said...

For fuck sakes, get this fucking retiree out of there.

L-girl said...

turned off the radio b/c of obie's dooming - turn on NESN to hear doomin too.

game's not over yet, media folks! smolz is sucking but we have bats too.

redsock said...

where is the hook?

not that traber would be that much batter

...

5-3 ain't shit, btw

redsock said...

stooge dp pls

tim said...

I want to see Traber strike out 5 in a row. Then give the finger to JtC and say "Yeah, Theo's farm system is better than your fucking Steinbrenner clan's. Suck it, bitch."

Iridescence said...

"maybe smoltz can drill someone before he gets yanked."

I hate their assholes hedhunting I'm not gonna cheer for our guys to do it but please yank him Tito please....

Iridescence said...

before this game turns into a total clusterfuck

redsock said...

92 pitches to get 10 outs.

james said...

At the start of the season did any of us - ever - think that we'd be praying for Wake and Dice-k to get healthy, and failing that, for Byrd to be ready? Jesus Christ.

L-girl said...

heh, my T key is sticking. i was wondering how i typed smoz.

now billy raber i guess.

Iridescence said...

hey I *like* Dice-K. Hate it when ppl dump on him. And wake always eats innings for the Sox at a bargain rate.

tim said...

It's like a different version of Misery, using Ts instead of Es, for L.

/Stephen King reference....red sox....thought it was somewhat relevant

L-girl said...

"Yeah, Theo's farm system is better than your fucking Steinbrenner clan's. Suck it, bitch."

New JoS agline.

Tagline.

redsock said...

25 minute wait so far for jtc

L-girl said...

ha ha, forgo abou ha

ThaT

****

irid, why do you like dice-k? or, how do you still like him?

Barth said...

which Sox mgr, coach or front ofice type will explain to us after the game that while fans may think Smoltz pitched poorly and should retire, that while that view is understandable given the mount of runs scored against him, that actually he pitched very well tonight and it was just a few bad breaks.

L-girl said...

uh, the thing i forgot about was the misery reference. but i forgot to copy that in.

never mind.

Iridescence said...

Farm systems doesn't mean much if you give innings to old has-beens (sorry i know Smoltz was great but that's what he is now) Bring up Bowden please!

redsock said...

barth: roberts just kind of said that

"the stuff was there"

efd said...

blech

Ish said...

7 runs in 4 innings? Fuck your good outing. Nothing good to say about this one. Shit.

Ah well. That'll just make this win even sweeter. We lose a gem pitched by Lester, we'll win a terrible game pitched by Smoltz.

Kevin said...

FUCK FUCK FUCKITY FUCK FUCK FUCK

L-girl said...

oh god

what's smoltz's era now? don' ell me.

Ish said...

Lowrie: irritated left forearm

redsock said...

smoltz:

10 outs
8 runs

Ish said...

Right, I meant 8 runs.

efd said...

Amalie Benjamin, via Twitter: Lowrie irritated his left forearm on a swing. Yeah, I don't think I've heard that one before.

L-girl said...

Remember Game 3?

Need I even say what year?

Iridescence said...

He had a great year last year and I don't see why he can't have more leeway to train the way he wants if he thinks that will help him. So he walks a lot of people and has high pitch counts. He was still a great pitcher for the Sox last year and deserves more respect than some ppl give him.

efd said...

whoops, missed Ish's update.

redsock said...

smoltz era

morning: 7.12
now: 8.32

L-girl said...

a few bad breaks???? the titantic is taking on a little water.

nick said...

I've got an irritated forearm... from banging it against my forehead.

vrictare said...

Gotta love our pitching depth.

Not.

Motherfuckers.

redsock said...

i'll say this

tito will not say: "smoltzie pitched like shit."

vrictare said...

SO glad we have that C/1b/DH right now instead of a pitcher. Exactly what this team was missing at the deadline.

L-girl said...

maybe this is finally the gagne moment - that we sat through in Toronto - that will finally get Smoltz off the rotation

s1c said...

I would not be surprised to see a trade made in the next couple of days, Smoltz to Braves for Cash consideration.

Smoltz then retires as a Brave.

redsock said...

and really who the fuck cares what tito or farrell says? we see the results.

nick said...

left room for improvement?

Iridescence said...

damn and the shit swimming in the Toilet is loving this of course.

L-girl said...

i'll say this

tito will not say: "smoltzie pitched like shit."


that's ok. he doesn't have to say it. as long as they get rid of him as a ML starter, he can say any nice thing he wants.

nick said...

the cunt trying to stay loose.

(can't believe I typed that word)

outsoutsoutsoutsoutsouts.

Kevin said...

Is Van Every available to pitch?

redsock said...

END THE FUCKING BILLY TRABER ERA NOW.

redsock said...

9-3 ain't shit either, in this fuckin homer dump

L-girl said...

damn and the shit swimming in the Toilet is loving this of course.

it's their team. we would be loving it if we were doing this in fenway. for chrissakes, of course they're loving it!

vrictare said...

So we move Smoltz out of the rotation. Who do we plug in? And that still leaves us with twin piles of five-inning shit Penny and Buccholz.

NOT optimistic about our pitching right now.

andy said...

Smoltz is done. Career over sir. Traber is not good. Dave Roberts can try all he might to convince us traber is just in to save the bullpen. He has had way too many opportunities to mention why traber is in.

And Rudolph is in the house

Barth said...

Thhanks, R-Sock for filling me in on Dave Roberts' nonsense. Here in the NY metro area, I am banned from NESN for this series and have Castig and O'Brien's voice narrating NY tv.

redsock said...

FUCK RUDY

Iridescence said...

They need to give Bowden a shot now. If Theo/Tito make more excuses for Smoltz I will seriously lose some respect for them. Give him a shot in long relief maybe but he's killing us in the rotation.

andy said...

Woohoo Dave the yankees haved made a statement in this game. It will be quite a bit more of a statement when the Sox win 12-10.

L-girl said...

yeah, saw that lousy piece of shit our former mayor

redsock said...

Can we sign Ali to pitch btw innings?

andy said...

Idiot smiling red man trying to get in the picture with October and Butterfly.

Iridescence said...

"it's their team. we would be loving it if we were doing this in fenway."

Yeah of course, doesn't make it much easier to listen to as a RS fan though.

nick said...

OK. that misery is over. runsrunsrunsrunsruns and runs.

Kevin said...

So, let's score, like, twenty fucking runs.

L-girl said...

Barth, Obie was driving us crazy, we put back on the NESN sound (here in the Toronto area). And that is saying something.

I hate the way OBrien starts reading the Sox obituary as soon as they're down by a few runs. (It was only 2 at the time.)

redsock said...

please do not insult pieces of shit by comparing them to guiliani.

andy said...

Pull traber immediately and burn the pen then activate Wake and let nature take it's course.

redsock said...

start the comeback vic.

redsock said...

4 hour 35 minute wait for joba

andy said...

I am feeling like this game is just beginning

L-girl said...

Ok, here we go. Patience pls. And RSVP.

nick said...

lets get the runs in the toilet. our dongs cannot be contained.

L-girl said...

Oops, apologies to all the turds out there. :)

andy said...

Joba clearly does not respect his offense. They should throw at his head after a strikeout.

Iridescence said...

hopefully this will be like that 6-0 game with trash-thrower on the mound. That one looked pretty hopeless too....for a while.

redsock said...

I am feeling like this game is just beginning

This man knows what time it is.

andy said...

I have an irritated ear thanks to that report of jed's pussy antics. Jacoby should tell him this team takes that kind of bullshit.

Iridescence said...

Maybe Taco Bellsbury can start a rally to get runs in the toilet :)

L-girl said...

Yeah Joba, keep it up

redsock said...

flat brimmed doosh is wild.

ball
ball
ball
ball
ball
ball
ball
ball

Kevin said...

Eight straight balls...hopefully we can see four dongs to go with them.

vrictare said...

Fuck. We need Milky to drop that shit.

andy said...

Oh don't get me started on this bullshit style of flat brims. Fucking pisses me off.

L-girl said...

Back to radio, missing too much while I type.

andy said...

Lotsodongo

andy said...

My vagina is quaking right now.

L-girl said...

flat brim caps are gross

redsock said...

tried to buy a hat in boston. all the official ones were flat brims. stiff stupid looking caps. had to get an official "BP" one.

L-girl said...

andy?

redsock said...

SOMEBODY GET ME A DOCTOR!!!!

L-girl said...

nice work joba! you rock.

Iridescence said...

The umps are just being mean to "Jobamania" they don't see the greatness in his eyes!

vrictare said...

Please to be giving us a granny now?

nick said...

No W for JtC. c'mon crush it.

andy said...

I need to remove my panties, a dong would be nice now.

L-girl said...

write us a prescription for a few runs, doc

andy said...

My virtual vagina L.

redsock said...

joBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBa

andy said...

If I had one it would be quaking right now.

efd said...

JOBB BB BB A!

efd said...

damn, Red Sock beat me to it with a slightly different execution.

L-girl said...

RX!

redsock said...

CI range!

nick said...

let the good times roll. c'mon c'mon.

L-girl said...

andy, whatever you say :)

redsock said...

Come on, Louis CK!

Kevin said...

I'd love to see Kotchman's dong again.

Barth said...

I would make Traber pitch the rest of the game. I don't want to waste anybody on this game. Burn him out and then cut him.

Van Every is on the Pawtucket DL, btw. Done for the year.

Iridescence said...

Pinpoint control for the Saviour of the MFY rotation!

vrictare said...

Casey at the bat.

nick said...

fuck. unclog the bases!

efd said...

Louis just K, unfortunately.

L-girl said...

bah kotchman.

ok nick: make me apologize!

redsock said...

he's catching sasahe from tek (via heidi)

L-girl said...

LOBotomy

Kevin said...

That's fucking disappointing

nick said...

I thought you were talking to me, l-girl.

sighfuckcrud.

L-girl said...

oops, sorry, i will call him green next time.

altho i'd be happier if i never had to see him in a red sox uni again.

[let's see if 9C is lurking]

Iridescence said...

damn it bad at-bat "crotch man"

tim said...

Just ate dinner.

Fuckotchman. Piece of fucking shit idiot. Cunt's been throwing nothing but balls and he goes up there hacking away.

You're fucking fired. Bring back LaRoche.

Iridescence said...

and Green to finish killing the rally *sigh*

redsock said...

jobazaka at 108 thru 5.

Iridescence said...

Barth, we're still in this game with their little league RF dimensions

L-girl said...

Irid, you know MLB Audio is only $15 for the whole season. You'd be less behind.

Iridescence said...

redsock, but if it was Dice-K it would be 9-0 or 9-1

redsock said...

plus we are linking to free mlbtv sites

tim said...

Jesus fuck nick green. WTF throw was that?

Iridescence said...

L-Girl yeah I have MLB audio subscription just like to see what is going on though.

L-girl said...

Now that we didn't need.

Nice work Green. You suck.

Kevin said...

Son of a bitch...

L-girl said...

Have you tried the free sites people are posting?

vrictare said...

Gonna vomit.

Iridescence said...

guess I will switch to the other feed, even Sterling can't do much to make this game worse the way it has gone so far.

Not to mention that Roberts has been irritating the hell out of me more than usual tonight.

tim said...

OK, one grand slam this inning. That's all I ask. Or the equivalent amount of runs.

L-girl said...

Oh you do have the feed. I was trying to figure out why you are so many batters behind.

redsock said...

even Sterling can't do much to make this game worse the way it has gone so far.

i predict sterling will make roberts sound like vin scully.

nick said...

strikeout baserunner!

redsock said...

K-PASSEDBALLA??

tim said...

i predict sterling will make roberts sound like vin scully.

THAT bad? Whew. Thank jeebus for NESN.

Wooo passedballa!

L-girl said...

How do you score that?

Kevin said...

Please take advantage of that.

tim said...

K, reached on wild pitch?

redsock said...

just a prediction - try him out!

K-WP.

Kevin said...

Dong please?

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