August 7, 2009

G108: Yankees 2, Red Sox 0 (15)

Red Sox - 000 000 000 000 000 - 0  4  0
Yankees - 000 000 000 000 002 - 2 9 1
It's a drag to be on the losing end of any extra-inning game, but this was one of the best games the Red Sox and Yankees have played in the 2000s.

The two rivals had never played 14 innings without a run being scored. Nearly 40 years ago, on September 24, 1969, the two teams were tied 0-0 after 13 innings before the Red Sox won 1-0 in 14.

Junichi Tazawa made his major league debut in the bottom of the 14th. It ended up being one of the more eventful half-innings of the season.

After Hideki Matsui lined out to center, Jorge Posada and Robinson Cano singled. Eric Hinske then ripped a 2-2 pitch to deep right. J.D. Drew got a fantastic jump, ran maybe 10-12 steps and leapt towards the track and corner, the ball just barely nestling in the tip of his glove with his arm at full extension.

Drew: "I don't know how in the world it ended up in my glove."

With two outs, Melky Cabrera lined a full-count pitch down the right field line. It landed perhaps one inch foul; the Dud had started celebrating his game-winning hit on his way to first, before being told to go back to the plate. After another foul, he swung and missed a pitch in the dirt.

In the 15th, Derek Jeter -- who had left the bases loaded in the fifth and stranded the winning run at third in the 10th -- blooped one of his trademark weak singles to right. Victor Martinez, playing first, made a diving catch into foul territory on Johnny Damon's poor bunt attempt and Mark Teixeira struck out. Alex Rodriguez then crushed a 2-1 pitch to deep left-center for a game-winning dong.

Tazawa was squeezed by home plate umpire Chad Fairchild; his first two pitches to Hinske in the 14th were clearly in the strike zone according to MLB's pitch-f/x data, but were called balls.

The pitch before A-Rod hit the homer was also questionable. If called correctly, it would have been a 1-2 count and not 2-1. Takashi Saito also fought against a saltine-sized zone in the 13th, a strike zone that magically expanded back close to rule book size when Alfredo Aceves, Brian Bruney or Phil Coke were on the hill.

Beckett (7-4-0-2-7, 115) was strong and the seven Boston relievers -- Okajima, Bard, Ramirez, Papelbon, Delcarmen, Saito and Tazawa -- had a superb 7.2-4-0-5-7 line before Slappy's HR. It was the first time in MLB history that a team used three Japanese-born pitchers during one game.

The Red Sox had very few scoring chances, collecting only four hits in 55 trips to the plate: Ellsbury in the first and 10th, Ortiz in the ninth, and Youkilis in the 14th. They drew eight walks, including six from Burnett (7.2-1-0-6-6, 118).

Boston had Ellsbury at third with two outs in the first, runners at first and second with no outs in the sixth, a man at second with two outs in both the eighth and 10th, and first and second with two outs in the 14th. In other words, the only Red Sox runner to get to third base all night was the very first batter of the game.

So after 5:33 and 494 pitches, the Red Sox fell to 4.5 GB.
Example
Josh Beckett (3.27, 144 ERA+) / A.J. Burnett (3.89, 114 ERA+)

Junichi Tazawa has been called up to the Red Sox. The Globe speculates that Jed Lowrie will be placed on the disabled list to make room for the right-handed pitcher.

In other roster news, Billy Traber was designated for assignment and infielder Chris Woodward was claimed off waivers from the Mariners. ... WEEI is reporting that John Smoltz has left the team and New York and is headed back to Atlanta.

Lineup:
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Victor Martinez, 1B
Kevin Youkilis, 3B
David Ortiz, DH
J.D. Drew, RF
Jason Varitek, C
Josh Reddick, LF
Nick Green, SS
Example
If you want to feel calm, eat more raw fruit and vegetables, yoghurt, milk and seeds.

When you rest, you are a king, surveying your estate. Look at the woodland. The peacocks on the lawn. Be the king of your own calm kingdom.

Add a drop of lavender to your bath and soon, you'll soak yourself calm.

When you're feeling under pressure, do something different. Roll up your sleeves, or eat an orange.

Be on the look out for things that make you laugh. If you see nothing worth laughing at, pretend you see it, then laugh.

957 comments:

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Iridescence said...

yeah I'm pretty sure it was low.
looked about at his ankle actually

redsock said...

but we are told by some tv people, with further comment, that "rookies don't get those calls" -- as though it's okay for umps to have separate strike zones for players based on the length of their careers

nick said...

yep J.G. Ballard. I really enjoyed High Rise. Just found my copy of The Atrocity Exhibition. Read part of it in high school, but that was a while ago. I think he can be a bit dry in a very British sort of way.

I just saw that Existenz was added to Hulu. I never saw it. will probably watch it sometime this weekend.

A Conformer said...

You almost have to have played computer games to get some of it, I think.

I have played computer games... today. (:

High expectations are always a bad idea. I was disappointed by fucking Big Lebowski the first time I saw it. And now it's one of my favorites!

nick said...

A hit! oh wait, fuck. The Commander shall crush the puny yanklings.

redsock said...

I wonder if NESN will offer Millar a job when he retires. He should have called it quits awhile back, he could maybe have taken Roberts's job.

Amy said...

Shit. Come on, Josh.

L-girl said...

Hype ruins all. It's the death of enjoyment. I've stopped reading almost all promo/criticism/reviews and try to stop my ears from hype so I can enjoy more.

No problem Josh, bear down.

Kevin said...

Double play would be great here

L-girl said...

Werd!

nick said...

yes!! and no advance. good.

redsock said...

F9 = Fire9

L-girl said...

dp pls

A Conformer said...

NICE play by Drew.

redsock said...

way to tag up, shemp!!!

nick said...

In Simulacra and Simulation, Jean Baudrillard hailed Crash as the first great novel of the universe of simulation. as wikipedia. I didn't know that. but I just (re-)started reading Simulacra by Philip K. Dick again.

Amy said...

Nice. You show them, Josh.

Iridescence said...

take a SEAT

A Conformer said...

Hype ruins all. It's the death of enjoyment. I've stopped reading almost all promo/criticism/reviews and try to stop my ears from hype so I can enjoy more.

Agreed. I like to read reviews, but only after I've read the book/see the movie.
This goes for travel destinations, too, for me.

LJCohen said...

same here--I hate seeing reviews before I've read/seen something.

redsock said...

WHERE THE FUCK WAS TJHAT????????

L-girl said...

No problem, look who's up. Come on Josh.

Amy said...

Damn it. Let's not make Jeter a hero.

redsock said...

Come on, Mr. 15, you can do it.

nick said...

grrr.....

force out. ground out. force out.
or strike out or pop out or fly out or whatever just out. out.

Amy said...

ALL RIGHT!

redsock said...

scoreboard must have told the fans to start cheering.

Kevin said...

Alright Josh, no more effing around. Time to get the out.

L-girl said...

See? No problem. :)

redsock said...

TANGIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nick said...

of course. as I was saying. it's be a nice simple force out. no prob.

Amy said...

Youk is one versatile guy. Third base, first base...doesn't miss a beat.

Kevin said...

There we go.

Now let's get some runs.

A Conformer said...

Wow, we're lucky that wasn't Lowell there. Anti-squanders rule.

LJCohen said...

Youk--you sweaty bald baseball god. . .

L-girl said...

I also like to read reviews after seeing the movie or reading the book.

I read book reviews for ideas of what books I might want to read, but as soon as I get the idea I want to read it, I write down the title and stop reading the review.

Iridescence said...

Way to come through in the clutch calm-eyes! Beckett=awesome personified!

tim said...

Good day all! I see this is going much better than yesterday. RSVP though, pronto.

And w00t to Smoltz gone. Don't need that anchor anymore.

L-girl said...

OK all together now:

RUNS PLEASE!!!!!!

A Conformer said...

I choose books by the cover. If it has a sexy nurse on it, or bright colours, and especially if it says "the New York Times Bestseller", I'm there.

Amy said...

OK, I really mean it now. GET SOME RUNS.

A Conformer said...

Walking Nick Green on four pitches should be an automatic run.

nick said...

Clogging like some mad morris dancers.

Amy said...

Where was the interference? COOL!

meuniermr said...

INTERFERENCESADA!

L-girl said...

SAFE!!!! Catcher's interference on Passedballa!!!

tim said...

Was wondering why Ellsbury became so slow all of a sudden. Fuck you dumbo!

nick said...

it looked like Els was staggering weird into that... ah...he was pointing.

clog clog. c'mon pedy the plumber!

Amy said...

How did he interfere? I couldn't see it even on the replay.

tim said...

Lets see a good ol AJ implosion, like the good ol days of April.

L-girl said...

Ofer, don't forget the Oprah sticker.

tim said...

LBJ's bat hit dumbo's glove.

Iridescence said...

must.not.squander.

Amy said...

Thanks, Tim.

nick said...

I didn't know they put Oprah stickers on Penthouse After Hours.

L-girl said...

Let's have a nice little rally killer.

(That should be in the glossary.)

tim said...

Come on Vik-e-mart, show us your dong.

redsock said...

INTERFERENCESADA!

:>)

L-girl said...

Oh sure Oprah loves Penthouse. She gives it away to her audience.

Amy said...

ARRRGGH. Please do not waste this opportunity.

L-girl said...

RUNS

DO YOU HEAR ME

RUNS

RUNS

RUNS

L-girl said...

O'Brien says it's up to Youk to try to "salvage the inning" with a run. Does Obie not know that 2-out rallies are our favourite kind?

Benjamin said...

Please.

redsock said...

then the man steps right up to the microphone ....

Kevin said...

Alright, I love walks and all, but let's get a hit here.

tim said...

yook....

nick said...

entirely the (right/wrong) kind of rally killer.

L-girl said...

*sigh*

Amy said...

BOO

nick said...

wrong.

redsock said...

pulled his foot, yo.

Iridescence said...

damn

Kevin said...

Can we have Beckett hit?

Kevin said...

44 balls, 44 strikes

And we have 1 hit and 0 runs

Something is very fucked up there

Iridescence said...

"Can we have Beckett hit?"

He'd be better than Green I think.

L-girl said...

Just got an invite from Cute Socialist Crush, to see a movie about Bolivia. But will be working. Boo.

Not a private invite, an event invite. But still! I like Bolivia. :)

L-girl said...

oh something is definitely fucked up.

Amy said...

So why can't we score some runs? What the hell is wrong with this team?

I am pissed off.

redsock said...

Sadly, the CIC is paying more attention to you than the CSC is!

L-girl said...

great play fy!

tim said...

a-rod* is up

teehee

L-girl said...

Sadly, the CIC is paying more attention to you than the CSC is!

I don't know whether to :) or :( !

redsock said...

excuse me, but i believe his name is a-roid (/comicbookguyvoice)

nick said...

I think I have a crush on the CSC. I'll go!

L-girl said...

Tim* ! But* you* promised* !

Amy said...

Cute, Allan.

At least we have a decent pitcher tonight.

A Conformer said...

OTT

nick said...

OK. ferreals this time. RUNS!

L-girl said...

Ha ha Nick, I'll RSVP for you.

Kevin said...

Another OTT

I'll say it again: Score some fucking runs

redsock said...

PC:

JB: 12-16-23 10-19-13 - 93
AJ: 15-12-17 16-10-18 - 88

tim said...

psh.

my NAME is *!*!*t*i*m*!*!*

get it right.

L-girl said...

I wish you could make large fonts in comments. Then I could type a superginormous RUNS PLEASE and it would make me feel better.

redsock said...

up:

corpse of tiz
corpse of on fire
corpse of tek
reddick

L-girl said...

sorry tim that is just too much work! (but funny)

L-girl said...

I guess Nosebleed is too young to be a corpse.

nick said...

that looks like my closed-captioning, tim!

time for some zombies to eat MFYbrains!

L-girl said...

god 2 outs already

RUNS

DO YOU HEAR US

RUNS!!!!!

tim said...

Alright Mr. Captain, remind us why we sometimes like you.

L-girl said...

apparently no. they do not hear us.

nick said...

fuck. that wasn't why.

tim said...

No, that reminds us why we HATE your EXISTENCE.

redsock said...

waitresses around boston should start saying: "okay, two fried eggs, would you like white or wheat tek with that?"

Amy said...

Once again I find myself thinking:

Why am I blaming out hitters for not getting any runs, but giving Beckett all the credit for not allowing the Yankees any runs?

To be consistent, I should either be saying both teams have great pitchers or both teams have terrible hitters. And yet...not what I am saying.

Baseball is weird.

L-girl said...

lame joke, but he is toast

Iridescence said...

Amy,
I think both pitchers deserve credit but Burnett has walked 5 so we should have scored at least one or two. Still this is a good pitchers duel.

Amy said...

Tek is not the only one who is toast.

L-girl said...

It's true Amy, it is weird. But I think it's because we are (almost) always just looking at it from our own POV. Our hitters must hit, we are exhorting them to hit. Our pitchers must stop the other team's hitters, we exhort them to pitch well. We don't wish and hope about the other team, except in a general sense.

In the extreme, it's like watching your own pitcher on a no-hit bid, or watching your own hitters be possibly no-hit. You're on one side or the other.

Ish said...

I love pitchers duels.

But come off it. Let's go all Al Capone on A.J.'s ass.

L-girl said...

He may not be the only one, but he's extra crispy.

He doesn't thrown out runners anymore, he doesn't even try. And he doesn't get on base. He is your basic old catcher who should have retired already.

redsock said...

i know, i should not single him out, though when his bat misses the ball by a foot or more, it is difficult.

Amy said...

Good point, Iridescence. I just find the psychology of being a fan sort of fascinating.

Amy said...

Exactly, Laura (on the fan thing, not the Tek thing!). It's like looking at one of those optical illusions....Sox fans seeing one image, Yankee fans seeing the other.

L-girl said...

I think I'm gonna call him CT for Capt Toast. Maybe he'll get angry and prove me wrong.

Amy said...

I could say the same for Papi: he doesn't hit and he doesn't field. He's toast.

redsock said...

shemp comes thru with the money shot.

L-girl said...

good analogy, amy

i wish we could take some pressure off josh. like with one run. or even two!

redsock said...

d(umbo)p pls

redsock said...

jeemer up

L-girl said...

And you might be right, re Papi. It is sure looking that way.

I think it's looked like that for Tek for 3 seasons, tho.

Amy said...

Don't get me wrong. I am not defending Tek. But I think we have far too many weak bats on this team right now.

Iridescence said...

Sit Dumbo

L-girl said...

Believe me, if Ortiz had been performing the way Tek has been - for that long - I'd be calling him toast too. I'm pretty ruthless that way.

redsock said...

just think if someone had told us in march that in early august, tek's batting average would be 7 points higher than ortiz's? we'd be seriously confused!

L-girl said...

Tek has been useless for a long time, IMO. I don't count "glue" or whatever they're calling it these days.

But obviously he is not our only problem!

redsock said...

TEK GUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

meuniermr said...

K-2-4!

L-girl said...

WHOA! Captain Toast says fuck you Laura!

Iridescence said...

OMG NICE!

redsock said...

MERCY!!!!

L-girl said...

I love strike em out thrown em outs, it's the best DP.

redsock said...

I smell some momentum!

tim said...

OMG MY EYES DECEIVE ME

TEK* THREW OUT A BASERUNNER WTF?!?!?!?!

Iridescence said...

This is my favorite type of game for sure. So exciting! Will be better if the sox scratch out a run or two and WIN though of course.

nick said...

sweet!

now, about those runs we've been talking about...produce!

Kevin said...

HA!

Alright, let's not waste this great start. Beckett deserves a win here.

redsock said...

i want the players mfy fans hate most to come through.

beckett, yook, ortiz, bot -- let's do it.

L-girl said...

This is really an amazing pitching duel. If we hadn't gotten so beaten up yesterday - if our hitters were hitting in general - I'd just say Burnett is cooking, same as Beckett - and I'd just enjoy it.

But in context of what we've been going through, I can't enjoy it.

tim said...

Alright reddick, show us a reddong.

redsock said...

beckett at 115 - if we don't get a run here, he'll have "nothing" to show for his outing.

L-girl said...

Irid, I typed my last comment before I read yours. This is also my favourite kind of game - usually. A serious baseball fan's kind of game.

Just not tonight!

nick said...

to the nosebleed seats!

Iridescence said...

Well the new guys could forge some new hatreds with the Toilet fans. I don't care as long as someone does it

Amy said...

(Sitting back smirking over Tek's put-out there.) :)

NOW SCORE SOME F-ING RUNS BEFORE I BLOW A FUSE.

redsock said...

nah - a super cheapie around the pole! piss off those fans

nick said...

ooooooooooooooooh

L-girl said...

FUCK YOU CASTIG YOU TRUPED ME SO BAD

redsock said...

FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy said...

Well, at least that got my heart beating.

Now just move it over a few yards or so.

tim said...

whew. close one.

Iridescence said...

DAMN! Kay Truped me good on that

redsock said...

hughes up

nick said...

before amy blows a fuse and stops using hyphens!

tim said...

Close play.

nick said...

gah...I was really feeling that at bat.

redsock said...

man that was close - no replay from nesn

L-girl said...

hyphens ha ha, took me a minute to get that one

clearly I have to keep insulting tek - it works!

redsock said...

ump took a long time to call that - like he was thinking, can i really call a runner safe against saint jetes .... no, i can't. OUT!

tim said...

wow, we're saved now! pack it in boys, we've got this one in the bag!

we got casey "fucking shit" kotchman coming up!

the last guy named casey to play first was much more deserving of respect.

i hate u casey k, why don't you do something about it now, you punk bitch?

Amy said...

Hmm, a misused hyphen? If that's my worst sin tonight, given how tired I am, that would be ok!! :)

nick said...

it did look awfully close to me, but it might have been the right call... no replay though maybe I should get tivo. (not really)

nick said...

gah!

tim said...

elastic strike zone.

redsock said...

... and suddenly, a pitch above the belt is now a strike.

nick said...

double. stolen base. wild pitch.

redsock said...

as long as we are wishing: itphr

Amy said...

hyphens ha ha, took me a minute to get that one

I am still working on it...

This is what I get for getting home at 1:30 am. Testy, pissed off, and misusing hyphens apparently!

nick said...

itpbb

L-girl said...

Amy, not a misused hyphen. You said F-ING. When you take the hyphen out, you'll be really mad. That was the joke.

Castig: A Dave Roberts moment, with Ellsbury playing the part of DR

tim said...

Wow, surprised that one wasn't a strike.

Seemed to be in this asshole's zone.

Iridescence said...

now steal and FY single please

nick said...

maybe I should've said dashes.

Iridescence said...

or some other run-scoring combination

redsock said...

responsible for a runner but what a odd line:

7.2-1-0-6-6

Kevin said...

Alright, now we just need Lyndon to steal second, third, and home consecutively.

Because right now that seems more likely than a Sox batter get a clutch hit...

L-girl said...

so tim, kotchman is your favourite player? you two go back a long way?

nick said...

A.J. Burnett will look right nice with that (L) next to his name.

tim said...

LBJ being RNHH?

tim said...

That's Kotchman* to you.

Iridescence said...

"Alright, now we just need Lyndon to steal second, third, and home consecutively."

That would actually be beyond awesome!

(yes I am a fan of the deadball era)

Amy said...

Safe!

L-girl said...

SAFE!!!

of course!!

# 50 :>)

nick said...

saaaaaaaaafffffeeeee!!!!!!!!

Ish said...

BAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA DUMBASS LIMP NOODLE ARM.

redsock said...

fiddy!

tim said...

Good start, 2 to go.

Kevin said...

Stolen base on a pitchout, haha!

L-girl said...

It would be beyond awesome. But did they steal bases in the deadball era? I think not. Allan can tell us.

Amy said...

Thanks, Laura. I never would have figured it out. (Maybe dashes would have helped, Nick, but given my tired brain, I doubt it.)

GET SOME FUCKING RUNS!

Better?

L-girl said...

Here we go...!

nick said...

emma just picked this moment to say she was bored.

Ish said...

Jeemer up.

L-girl said...

Here we don't go. :(

redsock said...

Fuck Hugh-es.

Ish said...

That's cause you're not talking to her. You're watching the game.

Amy said...

Oh, fuck, that truly sucks.

tim said...

Fuck no.

nick said...

better. except for the follow through. urrrgh.

tim said...

Alright Jeemer. Hold 'em.

redsock said...

this will give yook a chance to shove his sweaty dong in the faces of all these mfy fans.

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