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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redsock said...

i was told i could leave 1.5 hours early tonight, at 10:30. but the game is on. now i'll end up staying past the actual end of my shift!

nick said...

damn. these innings are unsatisfying. blink and 3 down in the top, then torturous muttering about the zone.

redsock said...

801.

Iridescence said...

Yeah RS this ump is trying to throw it to the MFY for sure

nick said...

What do we want? RUNS!

When do we want them? NOW!

RUNS! NOW!

A Seawolves Fanatic said...

Kevin, you got the vision

charlie pioli said...

Tito has to know that we must win this game at all costs. Throw out everyone of our pitchers arms but win the damn game!!!

Amy said...

OH FUCK
Don, that was just CRUEL.

redsock said...

OH FUCK YOU NESAN CAMERRAMAN YOU TRUPPING BASTARD

nick said...

ffffffuuucccccccccckkkkkkk.

Jake of All Trades said...

Half Truped by DOB on the radio too

A Seawolves Fanatic said...

i came
i saw
i hated

did the evil empire buy North Carolina?

Amy said...

I am signing off the laptop. Good night, all. Wish I could be here to type DIRTY WATER, but the eyes and fingers are too tired. I will be listening with one eye cracked.

Iridescence said...

YOUK! OMG a baserunner!

redsock said...

'night amy!

some go to bed, others join in!

nick said...

g'night! and it will be.

Ish said...

I'm still up.

redsock said...

gdgd died at the end of the 13th.

Kevin said...

I'm still up, and GDGD still thinks its the 13th inning.

Ish said...

Tizzle is taking some thunderous rips.

A tornado forms at the dish.

Dr. Jeff said...

I'm up (it's only 10 pm here) and following along on gamechannel.

redsock said...

gdgd operator go to bed, too?

charlie pioli said...

MLB GAMECAST IS FROZEN FUCK FAKFNJDNJLFNJL!!!!
What's happening to my boys??!!

Dr. Jeff said...

Was looking forward to seeing the game on Fox tomorrow, but they are showing Angels-Rangers here (NM) instead. ESPN has the Sunday game though.

nick said...

youk runs, tiz hits to 2nd. youk on 2nd 2 out.

Dr. Jeff said...

Drew is DUE.

redsock said...

vmart flew to deep rf
yook single to lcf
tiz 4-3, but yook was running, so he is at 2bd
drew BBI

Kevin said...

Can we PH Lowell for Tek?

nick said...

Drew is due for an IBB apparently.

Kevin said...

GDGD caught up now

redsock said...

jason: show 'em that at least one capt in this game can hit in the clutch.

charlie pioli said...

I wonder if they will show the Sox game on fox in Portland, Or tomorrow unlikely.?

meuniermr said...

Why no PH for Tek, he's done enough tonight behind the plate, he won't be able to hit a meatball even.

Ish said...

Oregon? Screwed.

Dr. Jeff said...

Charlie, check tv.guide.com it lists the actual game in your market.

Jake of All Trades said...

Just opened the last beer in the fridge...

Kevin said...

...

Fuck you Tek

nick said...

god damn. tek can ground out to 2nd though. on to the bottom. ass.

meuniermr said...

Tek was a dumbass to swing at that pitch.

redsock said...

TAZAWA TIME!

Dr. Jeff said...

What's the longest scoreless game in recent times?

Kevin said...

Alright, no pressure, just go out there and don't allow a single run.

Iridescence said...

"Tek was a dumbass to swing at that pitch."

This.

charlie pioli said...

yeah I will. I'm probably screwed though with the halo v texas game

Ish said...

Usually 5 innings of scoreless baseball is pretty good.

What we have here is 5 hours of scoreless baseball.

Ish said...

This should be interesting.

redsock said...

high-leverage!

Jake of All Trades said...

Should be our game on Fox everywhere except SoCal. In LA I've always gotten Boston unless Dodgers or Angels conflicted, but would still get Boston over SF or Oakland.

redsock said...

there is also a douche in a pink shirt with a white collar on the 3b side by the screen

charlie pioli said...

Tampa's no doubtably going to hold onto their lead again the M's in 7 inn. Especially with the m's shitty lineup.

redsock said...

perfect career so far -- keep it going.

redsock said...

perfect career so far -- keep it going.

Dr. Jeff said...

Why the quick hooks on MDC and Saito?

redsock said...

dipsy doodle curve

Kevin said...

Why the quick hooks on MDC and Saito?

Because the bullpen is still burned out from the last two games

Ish said...

ARM ON FIRE.

charlie pioli said...

Lets give Posada the golden sombrero!!!!

Kevin said...

Crap crap crap

DP please?

redsock said...

.... just a simple ground ball. that'll do it.

Dr. Jeff said...

Pinch runner. I was looking forward to Posada getting thrown out at the plate again.

Ish said...

Sorry, dude. You're Japanese. You're like oranges to orange juice. You're getting squeezed.

redsock said...

GDGD has both of those balls to Hinske clearly in the zone.

FUCK THIS UMP

A Seawolves Fanatic said...

there is no way im going to sleep, 8 here in warm alaska, thank god i found this blog and dont have to stare at the hooribly slow updated red sox website

Ish said...

GLOVE ON FUCKING FIRE!!! Runners stay put!!

nick said...

sweet sweetie!

redsock said...

HOLF FUCKING SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!

CATCH OF THE FUCKING YEAR!!!!!!!!!

Iridescence said...

OMG DREW!

Dr. Jeff said...

Pedroia, Martinez, Drew, Tek, Reddick: 0 for 26 tonight so far.

westcoastsox said...

Some go to bed and others join...although I'm only half-joining on my Blackberry.

Kevin said...

Well, that's not exactly a DP, but it's still an out

Now get one more

Jake of All Trades said...

DOB just said "everybody safe" then, with this being my only indication runners didn't move.

Grant Salzano said...

AHAHAHA did Pap just say 'Holy shit!'

nick said...

I can only conclude that if there isw s/he wants us to win.

meuniermr said...

Seawolves; Do you go to Alaska Summer League games?

Dr. Jeff said...

I saw an Anchorage Bucs game a couple of weeks ago while doing some work up there.

redsock said...

foul by my naked eye, don

Ish said...

BAAAAHAHAHAH fucking Milk Dud.

Grant Salzano said...

AHAHAHA the dope celebrated

Ish said...

Drop a little hook in there, Junch.

Ish said...

THANK YOU.

redsock said...

dud starting to celebrate already -- well fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck you

Jake of All Trades said...

Taz!

redsock said...

tazawa = big balls

Grant Salzano said...

EPIC!

Kevin said...

Sit, Dud

Iridescence said...

Fuck YES!
They HAVE to win this now, they just gotta

nick said...

oh sweet sweet. runs, please.


and to think I was going to watch Existenz after the game. ha!

Ish said...

Tazawa just bought himself another inning of MLB work.

Iridescence said...

totally un...believable!

L-girl said...

I had to come back to say

OMG DREW!!!!!

and

how bout that kid on the mound?!

redsock said...

what an inning for your MLB debut. jesus christ.

meuniermr said...

Holy Moses Malone.. Does MLB still have the 2AM curfew?

A Seawolves Fanatic said...

Yeah, I've gone to ASL games. When I was little I rooted {(and still do)speaking of which my little bro did the same thing} for the Bucs(have any idea why?):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaypeegng/3715321206/

L-girl said...

First Hinske thinks he wins it then Milky thinks he wins it but NOOOOO.

I LOVE JD DREW

(eat that michael kay)

meuniermr said...

No matter what happens now that last inning bodes well for Tazawa's future.

Ish said...

Amazing thing is how a month, month and a half ago, Reddick and Tazawa were playing for the SEA DOGS!

Ish said...

Tazawa is a starter so he can go a few more innings if needed. Honestly, he's going to go until the game is over or his arm falls off.

Kevin said...

Of course NOW that pitch is a strike

redsock said...

ump remembers the sox are batting -- oh yeah, big zone! -- YER OUT!

L-girl said...

leaving again bye

be back to celebrate the dirty water

Ish said...

Come onnnnnnn Ellsberry!

meuniermr said...

Longest extra inning game without a run was 23-1/2 innings when the New York Mets and the Houston Astros met on April 15, 1968. In the bottom of the 24th inning Houston scored the only run.

A Seawolves Fanatic said...

24 innings................anybody else up for it?

redsock said...

longest mlb game is 26

Kevin said...

Bleh

meuniermr said...

It's going to take a meatball pitch or something bizzare to end this.

redsock said...

As everyone is tiring of hearing about, L and I were at a 21 inning scoreless game. LA got a run in the 22nd and beat the Expos 1-0. I was praying like hell for 27 that night.

Iridescence said...

remember the (I think) 26 inning one when I was a kid they had to suspend it after like 21 innings and finish it another day. I think it was the White Sox and someone?

redsock said...

26 was on may 1, 1920
boston braves and brooklyn dodgers 1-1 tie. both starters went all the way

L-girl said...

A, just think, we're 6 innings away from our Montreal game - also scoreless.

redsock said...

our game was 5:14

this game has been 5:27 so far

L-girl said...

oh ha, you had already posted about that!

26 innings, both starters went all the way?! got to loooove the deadballers.

Iridescence said...

There was a really long game I'm thinking of in the 80s sometime. Thought it was 26, maybe not though.

redsock said...

hey look - a cheap bloop hit to right for jeter. that rarely happens.

redsock said...

yeah but one guy could not comb his hair for a week

redsock said...

EXTRA MART DIVE

meuniermr said...

FOUL BUNT CAUGHT!

Iridescence said...

VMART! Nice bunt Judas!

L-girl said...

extra mart!

oh god i'm threading again. gotta put this computer down.

Kevin said...

HA!

Jake of All Trades said...

The way Castig yells the word "bunt!" is still one of my favorite things.

redsock said...

Looks like we'll pass the previous 2009 thread high of 931 (which I think was the Bay 2-out HR off FB in the 9th, Yook HR in the 11th game).

redsock said...

We've found our #3 starter in the playoffs!!!!!

Kevin said...

Sit

Iridescence said...

Gotta love the way this Tazawa kid handles pressure

redsock said...

ump slowing getting back to calling the game by the rules

redsock said...

spoke too soon. fuck that ball 2

Iridescence said...

fuckin' umpire! geez!

L-girl said...

oh holy shit

Iridescence said...

SHIT!

Jake of All Trades said...

Boo

L-girl said...

looks like i'm a little ahead here... you will soon know...

meuniermr said...

Game effort by Tazawa still..

redsock said...

shit

Iridescence said...

Be a little more dramatic why don't you Kay? you asshole

Kevin said...

FUCK

redsock said...

hell of an outing by taz, though.

can't bitch too much about this, i don't think.

Dr. Jeff said...

Grim.

Ish said...

Big Tazawa fan after this one.

Even if the water is clean.

L-girl said...

well, this was a great game. a fucking great game.

i don't care who hit it, i barely care that we lost.

i have finally answered that eternal question for myself. last night's loss was MUCH worse.

good night all. sparkling clean water tonight.

Kevin said...

Our fucking bats need to wake the fuck up.

You CAN'T lose games were you get 7 scoreless from your starter.

Iridescence said...

yeah can't blame Tazawa. Tough to win a game when you get shut out for 15 innings.

mattymatty said...

...and 7 scoreless from your bullpen...

Iridescence said...

Yeah even though the MFY won this was still an awesome game. Games like this are the reason I love baseball so much.

nick said...

ugh. he did well enough. I feel good about Tazawa.

only 4 hits in 15 innings and two of 'em were LBJ's. blurg.

lot of quite-the-moments. nearly nosebleed and drew's awesome awesome.

A Seawolves Fanatic said...

fuck you powder

L-girl said...

we held them scoreless the whole time too. this was an unbelievably well pitched game. you lose 1-0 in 15 you can have no regrets.

the bats do need to wake up, we saw that last night, but tonight? we saw we have some amazing pitching.

Iridescence said...

Was nice sharing it with you guys :)

L-girl said...

you too - fun night - crazy!

nick said...

weird. 2nd time tonight a comment of mine just didn't appear.

anyhow. a bummer but not as sucky as last night. Tazawa seems good. drew's catch was god. nosebleed came close. only 4 hits and 2 of 'em were LBJ's. Gotta help the team era a smidge.

later.

nick said...

weird. my posts didn't show up for me until a couple of refreshes while other posts still came in. ah well. good night.

A Seawolves Fanatic said...

wanna blame somebody-me, first time during game and when i get on we lose....

SoSock said...

Wow
who'd a thunk it?
I'm out all damn night, listening to live music, acting like someone half my age, and when I get home - instead of the game being over for 5 hours like I expected, it actually ended after the band was in their final encore.
They were good. Very eclectic, but good.
The game sounds as though it was better than good - sounds like a classic. Although I hate assigning the word classic to a game we lose.
Oh well - the future's so bright :)
Anoche

Amy said...

Great game, too bad we lost.

Ish said...

I wonder when the last time an MLB team had three Japanese pitchers make an appearance in the same game.

L-girl said...

Nick, your posts probably got hung up when A turned moderation back on. That can happen, then the posts evenutally appear, with a delay.

9casey said...

L-girl said...


i have finally answered that eternal question for myself. last night's loss was MUCH worse.




The game you were at and the oriole loss were worse then both of these, because you know now it was just a lack of concentration , because put up against a wall tonight our bullpen was lights out, now if they can take every game like they did this one , we will be fine.......

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