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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A Conformer said...

So, Ram Ram?

L-girl said...

601?

Iridescence said...

Man this will be the best game of the year if the Sox win!

redsock said...

pedro in

L-girl said...

I agree, if we win this is one of the books.

L-girl said...

Hairston PH for Swish

redsock said...

he was already in RF, no ph

L-girl said...

oh sorry, i'm useless tonight!

at least my T key is working

no - it's hinske. that is PH

tim said...

Wow, these fans sound like they were imported from the skydome.

A Conformer said...

Hinske goes to bat with Bubba O'reilly. Not bad.

L-girl said...

hinske hit a bunch of dongs when he 1st came to the yanks. ppl must think he's the 2nd coming of babe.

redsock said...

if they were from skydome, they would be booing him.

don't fuck us, orca.

redsock said...

when i saw him swinging the bats ond eck, i did ask "who is that tub of goo?"

L-girl said...

Ofer, NYY fans think of that as Paul O'Neill's AB music.

Amy said...

Did anyone guess 11 innings in the poll Ish was taking?

L-girl said...

ok dp pls

redsock said...

DBD, pls

L-girl said...

Yes is so obsessed w/ showing past HRs. They always have been.

Amy said...

Uch.

L-girl said...

oh boy

tim said...

Hey A - Apparently YES just said Hinske's recent streak is "Ruthian"

Amy said...

All right, two away, and Jeter in. Remember. Do not make Jeter the hero.

L-girl said...

No prob, CI will strand the runner on 3rd.

Uh oh Paps coming in.

redsock said...

Time to be Mr. 30.

CI has made the 3rd out in his last three PA.

tim said...

Just saw your post about Hinske, L. LOL should've addressed that last one to you.

Anyway internet is being complete shit for some reason.

L-girl said...

That "2nd coming of Ruth" comment was mine. :)

redsock said...

I need a drink.

Iridescence said...

fuck, anyone but Jeter, get him Pap.

L-girl said...

Hinske is Ruthian like...

Amy said...

Not sure I can stand to watch him pitch.

L-girl said...

I don't give a shit about Jeter. I just want to win this game.

Come on Bot. Be. The. Bot.

L-girl said...

[No need to explain the Jeter comments, I GET IT, just don't share it]

Amy said...

One more strike, Pap. Make me look foolish.

Amy said...

YESSSSS!!!!!

L-girl said...

SIT DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!

redsock said...

SNUFFED!!!!!!!!!!!

nick said...

I'm starting to breath again.

Kevin said...

Sit

SCORE RUNS

Jake of All Trades said...

Sweet!

Iridescence said...

Sit DOWN!

Amy said...

What's the most comments so far this season? It seems that recently we have been passing 400 more regularly and now 600. Is this the first 600+ game?

A Conformer said...

I love it! YES showing JD calmly chewing gum, while Kay is saying "the nerves are palpable on the field".

Oh, yeah, Paps' K was cool, too.

redsock said...

CI:

makes 1st out in 1st

makes 3rd out in 3rd, strands runner at 3B

makes 3rd out in 5th, leaves bases loaded

makes 3rd out in 8th

makes 3rd out in 10th, strands winning run at 3rd

***

Clutch!

Iridescence said...

Damn this is sooo intense....


Loving every minute!

tim said...

CLUTCH there boy.

Iridescence said...

Sad thing is we probably are more nervous than they are. They make their millions either way. But it's still intense.

redsock said...

G16: 931 (extras vs MFY)
G8: 839 (12 inn OAK)
G60: 741 (vs MFY)

L-girl said...

It feels like we blink and have 2 outs.

nick said...

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L-girl said...

Oh pls don't bring up their salaries. We should be more nervous than the players. They're doing their jobs, they're professionals. If they were as nervous as us, they'd be little leaguers.

Iridescence said...

man that was a quick and ugly inning for our hitters

redsock said...

that went by too fast.

A Conformer said...

Why can't our defensive innings be so uneventful...?

Amy said...

Wow, 916 that early on! Of course, it was a Yankee game.

L-girl said...

"blink and you missed it. which in fact you did."

now more nerves as pap tries to be bot again.

redsock said...

3 hits in 11 innings is not good.

Amy said...

I also was thinking that our innings at bat seem so much faster than theirs, but figured it was just because I don't breathe during their at bats.

redsock said...

3 singles too: in the 1st, 9th and 10th.

tim said...

Luxury seats emptying...


again.

Iridescence said...

True, L-girl, I wasn't being negative, You're right, It's a good thing they aren't as nervous as we are!

And they deserve their money.

redsock said...

well, it's 0-0

"nothing" has happened.

redsock said...

semms like it is us that are uneffected. game ends, we go to bed, drive home, whatever, either way. their lives change depending on wins and losses (playoffs, etc.).

nick said...

Super Trupers!

redsock said...

SIT DOWN DOOSHES

A Conformer said...

Kay was majorly truped there. I wasn't.

Amy said...

Hmm, that got Harv and me agitated.

tim said...

As I said, fans trucked in from the Skydome with that kind of cheering on routine flies.

redsock said...

do not throw any more meatballs, snuff.

Amy said...

So who pitches the 12th?

redsock said...

i think about these last few innings -- how the hell did we ever make it thru 2004?

redsock said...

i have nesn on again - seems like as the game is tight, DR is much more quiet.

Amy said...

Some of us barely did, Allan. I had to look away during Yankee at bats in the ALCS. I don't think I have ever been so nervous.

Amy said...

Pap, you are rising to the occasion.

L-girl said...

BOT!!!! YES!!!

tim said...

SIT THE FUCK DOWN CHUMP!

Kevin said...

Sit, slappy

A Conformer said...

The Paps of Yore!

Amy said...

Harv going to sleep. I take this as a good omen for us.

redsock said...

Bot is at 16.
I stay with him in the 12th.

(mdc?)

L-girl said...

Every time Foulke pitched, I had to leave the room and watch from a distance. I could barely watch.

Iridescence said...

This game reminds me of 2004. Not as much on the line of course but the intensity with some of these at-bats feels similar. That's why 'm loving it so much :)

redsock said...

Harv going to sleep.

???????????????????

L-girl said...

Amy, I get the feeling you are a much more passionate fan than Harvey. Even though he loves his Yankees and is loyal to them, I don't think he has as much invested as you do in the Sox. True or false impression?

9casey said...

redsock said...
i think about these last few innings -- how the hell did we ever make it thru 2004?





BOOZE

redsock said...

drew steps in at 11:11 -- we'll get runs

mdc up

Amy said...

I would switch channels and check back every ten second, counting very slowly.

tim said...

Ugh, can we PLEASE challenge this Alfredo fucker and not swing at EVERYTHING he throws?!

tim said...

WTF are you DOING jay-son?

redsock said...

DR: "Red Sox need base runners."

L-girl said...

booze, mute, xanax... anything

Amy said...

Probably true, Laura, though he would deny it probably. He likes to say, "It's just baseball," when I get upset about something in a game. I say, "So? It's baseball!"

But he is a loyal fan and would likely be screaming and yelling if with other Yankee fans. But he's with me and doesn't have a blog community to share with!

nick said...

Harv going to sleep.

please disturb his probably-deserved slumber with your whoops of joy as we win this game.

L-girl said...

DR is so smart

L-girl said...

2 outs again. every time i look up we have 2 outs.

meuniermr said...

Tek should be out of the game after this; Lowell to 3rd, Youk to 1st and Martinez to C.

A Conformer said...

Rudolph or bust.

redsock said...

Red Sox in extras:

10: 1 game
11: 4 games
12: 2 games
13: 2 games

redsock said...

"If you are the Red Sox, you got to find a way to win this game tonight."

Amy said...

In Harvey's defense of going to sleep, he drove 8 hours yesterday, and we did not get home til 1:30. (We went from the Cape to Springfield to Boston back to the Cape.)

L-girl said...

But he's not part of a NYY community online. He could be - I'm sure there are some good ones out there that aren't full of yahoos.

L-girl said...

but you're still up :)

L-girl said...

oh boy here we go again

A Conformer said...

Another fucking OTT...

Amy said...

Harv sticking around for another half inning. I guess he is fighting to stay awake and watch.

L-girl said...

MDC coming in - I'm glad. I don't think we can ask any more of Pap.

redsock said...

Red Sox in extras:

10: 1 game
11: 4 games
12: 2 games
13: 2 games


Which means I've gone to a second scorecard twice this year -- i have room for 12 innings on them -- and used it for only one inning.

That annoys me. I wanna fill it up. So let's go 17, 18, 19 tonight.

L-girl said...

this is crazy nerve wracking

redsock said...

I guess he is fighting to stay awake and watch

Put the kettle on!

L-girl said...

I am NOT rooting for Allan's scorecard challenge. I have been up since 6:30 and I have work tomorrow.

redsock said...

Nazi Bruney up

Amy said...

Harvey has no interest in game threading. He thought it was odd when I started. Now that he has met many of you, he gets it better. And he really liked everyone he met. But talking to "strangers" in cyberspace is not his thing.

L-girl said...

longest 0-0 extra inning game btn sox & nyy since 1969

Amy said...

And of those extra inning games, how many have we WON?

Isn't that as important...more important...than the scorecards? :)

L-girl said...

Does he read blogs or forums or anything like that?

redsock said...

mdc liked curly better.

nick said...

I'm a little late on this, but where's jere?

Jake of All Trades said...

I'm loving being able to read a thread live for the first time in ages. West Coast time plus an hour commute at a new job means the games are almost always over before I get home. Thanks gang!

L-girl said...

different kind of importance :)

redsock said...

sox 4-5 in extras

Amy said...

No, Laura, he reads the various newspapers on line, but as far as I know, that's it.

redsock said...

September 24, 1969: Red Sox 1, Yankees 0 (14)

Sox also played 20 against the pilots that year.

Amy said...

Get a DP, and get out of there.

meuniermr said...

Passaballa= hopefully an easy DP.

L-girl said...

yooooooooooook

Amy said...

YOUK!

redsock said...

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK

meuniermr said...

Youk coming on from Jersey City..

nick said...

more spazzy clapping over here.

L-girl said...

Nick, Jere watches games w/o computer now. He hasn't been on threads in a long time.

Jake, nice to see you too!

redsock said...

back to full - one more manny

L-girl said...

just one more out, emm dee see

Kevin said...

Delcarmen...throw strikes

nick said...

guess I haven't been around enough. wonder what is excuse it.

L-girl said...

shut up o'brien, we know what could happen. but it won't.

Amy said...

EERGGGH. Throw strikes.

nick said...

fuck. strikes please. or whatever. 1 out. yeah. that's the ticket.

tim said...

throw fuckin strikes!

L-girl said...

that's ok, you can't be expected to know all these things.

come on MDC

come

on

redsock said...

shit- why does it have to be a fucking battle every fucking inning

Iridescence said...

DAMN it MDC

redsock said...

just an easy grounder for fuxcks sake

L-girl said...

like that! THANK YOU

meuniermr said...

Who now after MDC?

nick said...

lucky 13.

Amy said...

Lucky 13 coming up.

redsock said...

GOT TO LUUUUUUUUUUUUUUV THE DUD!!!!!!!!!!!

Kevin said...

That's better.

Now, can we PLEASE score some runs?

Iridescence said...

I mean Awesome MDC!:)

L-girl said...

omg i gotta go take care of the dogs! poor girls, it's late. brb.

Amy said...

Whooaa, Nick, we are channeling each other.

Or just being obvious!

A Conformer said...

Tazawa is gonna have one hell of an MLB debut in the 15th...

nick said...

six foot girl gonna
sweat when she dig
stand close to the fire
when they light the pig
standing in her chinos shirt pulled off clean
gotta tattooed tit say number 13

meuniermr said...

Great, now we will have to bring out Saito, The rookie Tazawa is a starter.

nick said...

that whole great minds things. Only option.

Amy said...

Sure, Nick, you knew I wasn't going to know those lyrics, right?

SCORE RUNS.

Hmm, DO also just said lucky 13.

Now I really feel unoriginal.

Amy said...

TWO DOWN ALREADY???

tim said...

For fuck sakes, can we see some goddamn pitches

nick said...

it's a pretty swell song by a swell band from boston. the pixies.

WHAT THE FUCK! seriously can we have a half inning that lasts more than 3 minutes. runs dammit!

redsock said...

Tazawa is gonna have one hell of an MLB debut in the 15th...

gulp.

Amy said...

Laura will come back from letting out the dogs without seeing one of our batters.

L-girl said...

Come on FY

tim said...

POWDER BLUE YANKEES CAP, FLAT-BRIMMED

EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

nick said...

fucker with his matching light blue yankees hat and shirt combination.

redsock said...

yep that guy was a 5-tool tool.

redsock said...

saito up.

fml

nick said...

yes. failed to mention the brim. obnoxious fucker.

tim said...

Maybe it's JtC's brother....Boba Chamberlain...partner in crime with his mom...

tim said...

NOT saito!

meuniermr said...

Saito coming on..

redsock said...

oh shit - here comes saito.

tim said...

Well it's been fun while it's lasted.

Amy said...

Well, who did we have other than Saito?

Ish said...

Earlier I said to my sister, "If Saito comes in, it means the Red Sox bats have run out of time."

Kevin said...

"oh shit - here comes saito."

He has a 3.23 ERA

2.16 since the All-Star break

I like our odds

Amy said...

War of attrition here. Who do they have left, IF we get through this half inning?

L-girl said...

I'm going offline for the day. 16 hours at the computer is enough for one day. I'll watch the game til the end, tho, of course.

GO SOX

and

good night!

Amy said...

I like Kevin's attitude.

Ish said...

Tazawa up.

L-girl said...

(Amy: I had the TV on downstairs, didn't miss a batter - but they did go awfully quickly...)

meuniermr said...

Tazawa warming up if there is a 15th.

Amy said...

Good night, Laura. I am giving the computer til midnight, and my eyes til they close and I cannot open them.

L-girl said...

wait, one more comment.

flat brimmed POWDER BLUE yankees cap??????????????????????????

EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

redsock said...

available pitchers:

lester
penny
buchholz
tazawa

Kevin said...

Our worst reliever has a 3.23 ERA

God I love our bullpen

redsock said...

so says mlb boxscore

nick said...

g'night...come back for a whoop when we win!

Ish said...

Castig just told me that Masterson is going to start for Cleveland since Pavano was traded to Twinkyland.

nick said...

the was was wicked bad but then dude pairs it with a starchy matching dress shirt and a tie.

A Seawolves Fanatic said...

wish i could watch, but i got tomorrow and sunday

redsock said...

saito getting squeezed

redsock said...

fuckin gift BB to fuckface

Ish said...

I've always thought the strike zone is smaller for Japanese pitchers.

Ish said...

I don't know what it is but I've seen the Japanese guys getting squeezed before. Especially Jeemer. Dice-K frequently. Other guys around the league.

redsock said...

damn - even roberts is bitching about the ump squeezing saito

Amy said...

We made it through a Saito inning.

Can we please score a run? I don't think my eyes will make it through another inning.

redsock said...

saito should tell the ump to suck his ass on the way off the field.

Iridescence said...

Phew now score please!

redsock said...

longest game of the year!!!

Kevin said...

Alright, score some runs, get Saito the win, and then Tazawa can get his first MLB save.

A Seawolves Fanatic said...

"wait, one more comment.

flat brimmed POWDER BLUE yankees cap??????????????????????????

EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW"

does somebody have a link so i can see just how hooorible it is?

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