August 8, 2009

G109: Yankees 5, Red Sox 0

Red Sox - 000 000 000 - 0  4  1
Yankees - 001 001 12x - 5 9 0
No runs in their last 24 innings.

No runners to third base in their last 23 innings.

Ten hits -- all singles -- in their last 28 innings.

4-for-48 (.083) with runners in scoring position over the last five games (aka five losses).

5.5 GB New York in the East.
Example
Clay Buchholz (6.05, 78 ERA+) / CC Sabathia (3.95, 113 ERA+)
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Victor Martinez, C
Kevin Youkilis, LF
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Lowell, 3B
J.D. Drew, RF
Casey Kotchman, 1B
Nick Green, SS

329 comments:

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Iridescence said...

oh WTF is this?

redsock said...

RAm ejected

L-girl said...

OMFG they are NOT doing that

no warning? nothing? WTF????

Amy said...

HUH? Why was he tossed?

Iridescence said...

no way that was intentional

redsock said...

is this related to the ump dusting off the plate and saying something to mart before the pitch?

i'm sure it was semi-intentional, but fuckin' A

Kevin said...

Buchholz doesn't deserve a loss, no, but the rest of the team does.

Also, this ump can go fuck himself

A Conformer said...

Dammit, I hope the MFY got a receipt when they bought this ump.

SoSock said...

WTF!!!
How the HELL does blue think that was intentional with the team by only 2 and only 2 innings to go?
IDIOT!!

A Conformer said...

That's twice he's fucked us over in two innings.

SoSock said...

I call bullshit.
If it was earlier in the game, maybe.
Now - no way.

Iridescence said...

"How the HELL does blue think that was intentional with the team downby only 2 and only 2 innings to go?
IDIOT!!"

This. I can't believe it was even "semi-intentional" fucking lame move by the ump!

Amy said...

It feels like the baseball gods are against us lately.

redsock said...

even before that pitch, i got the feeling the ump was saying "plate clean enough for ya?" to martinez? could be way off.

getting the team "fired up" is silly, but i would be quite pleased to see a brawl.

Kevin said...

If the bases were empty, it might be intentional, but with a runner on already, that's absurd.

tim said...

fuck this.

redsock said...

yeah circumstances don't make a lot of sense, but slappy's got a target on him for sure.

no prior warnings so tito is still in, right?

Iridescence said...

the radio guys are PISSED. Good for them...

redsock said...

turns out we're getting fucked by the HP ump every day. someone fedex a bag of dicks to jim joyce.

Amy said...

Well, another newbie out there.

Iridescence said...

I thought JJ had a good rep but guess not.

redsock said...

fox also mystified.

SoSock said...

Speaking of umps who like to make an impact, get this - Thursday night, in my BL team's last game of the season, my catcher, who is a senior and one of my rocks on the team, was slow getting to a ball that got past him. My 2nd baseman, who is a better catcher, ragged on him a little. My 18 yr-old catcher apparently said "suck my dick, Vince".
Not good, granted, but not directed at an opponent or an ump, and said low enough that no one heard it off of the field, not even the scorekeepers at the table behind home plate, or me in the 3rd base dugout.
Ump ejected him knowing I only had nine players and the game was called on a forfeit.
Just another Asshole Ump, I guess

A Conformer said...

fox also mystified.

Fuckhead Joyce must be the only one who isn't mystified.

Amy said...

I dunno, SoSock. I am not sure the ump was wrong there...

Iridescence said...

why didn't Tito bring in a better pticher in here? Confused by that too. Have they totally given up?

SoSock said...

I freaking HATE bloop hits.
well.... not when Green gets one :)

Iridescence said...

"I freaking HATE bloop hits.
well.... not when Green gets one :)"

Those are pretty much the only type of hits that Green gets :)

Amy said...

I am so aggravated by this. Going off thread now...too pissed off to type how mad I am.

redsock said...

nice scoop and FC

come on el guapo jr.

Iridescence said...

Paging Mr. Houdini please

SoSock said...

I know Amy - it's not something an ump should just ignore - but given our situation, I think an aside and a warning would have been sufficient.
4 of my kids had their last ever LL game ended 3 innings early on a very sour note.
The force at home!!
Houdini this thing, PLEASE!

redsock said...

oh WTF is this?is an appropriate 201.

SoSock said...

WTF!
Throw a damn strike!

A Conformer said...

And an appropriate 235

Amy said...

I see your point, SoSock. That does seem harsh for your team, though not for your catcher. I bet, however, that kid will never forget the experience, for better or worse.

SoSock said...

crap

redsock said...

i think sosock's ump should ignore it.
the catcher is frustrated, and is muttering quietly. no one can hear him. why is the ump on such a power trip? especially when he knows his decision will END THE GAME in a forfeit!

Kevin said...

Shit

Amy said...

OK, that's it for me. My blood pressure is getting too high! Got to go chill out or something.

Iridescence said...

oh fuck...

I don't know if I'm more upset with the ump or Tito for bringing a AAA pitcher into this situation.

redsock said...

like if a batter lines out and smith the outfielder makes a diving catch and as he goes back to the dugout the batter says "fucking asshole smith", should the 1B ump eject him?


fucking fat fuck gonzo should be ejected.

L-girl said...

I think SoSock's ump was not an asshole - he was right. It stinks for the kid and the team, but "suck my dick" is not borderline.

L-girl said...

remember it's LL not MLB

Iridescence said...

Yeah I agree the umps should not toss anyone unless it's something OBVIOUS and really bad.

9casey said...

I watched it 3 times now, and A-rod steps out , says whats up to V-Mart and the ump cleans the plate and says something to V-mart.......The only thing I could think of is Martinez gave A-rod the heads up.......

SoSock said...

On THAT very crappy note, I'm heading to downtown Winston-Salem to find out what neo-soul is.
There are 3 very rambunctious 4-6 yr-olds pestering the dogshit out of me to get going.
Please let me come home to good news on my 'puter. I want that 80 bucks I spent on a power supply today to be well-spent.
Later

redsock said...

then give a "language warning" or something.


SCORE A RUN YOU FUCKING SLUMPING ASSHOLES

Iridescence said...

look how we talk here during games. ppl just get frustrated. Tell the kid to watch his mouth but don't make him cost his team the game for that.

redsock said...

CCC at 112 to start this inning. Hit him quick before Joe can pull him.

redsock said...

mcmoron noting that joyce giving cc a warning btw innings, but no warning for ram-ram.

very fair, asswipe -- who sports a fucking goose gossage moutsache

L-girl said...

That's probably why I'm not into kids sports. I'd definitely toss him.

L-girl said...

look how we talk here during games.

we're adults. did anybody let you talk like that when you were a kid?

LL isn't supposed to be only about winning.

A Conformer said...

That's probably why I'm not into kids sports. I'd definitely toss him.

Why would you toss him for saying something you say many times a day and every adult in the world says? Who cares?

Kevin said...

"I don't know if I'm more upset with the ump or Tito for bringing a AAA pitcher into this situation"

The bullpen has pitched 21 innings in the past 4 games. What other option does he have?

redsock said...

FU KKKotchman

Iridescence said...

you never got mad and swore and then regretted it after when you were a kid?

L-girl said...

Why would you toss him for saying something you say many times a day and every adult in the world says? Who cares?

Every adult in the world does not walk around saying "suck my dick" when they don't like something.

You toss him because it's against the rules. You might not like the rules, but them's the rules.

redsock said...

buck says cc tied his season-high with 100 pitches.

he threw 123.

redsock said...

fox graphic also had cc with 8 K.

he had 9.

tim said...

suck my dick, hughes.

L-girl said...

you never got mad and swore and then regretted it after when you were a kid?

Did I say I never did? But the regret comes from being punished. If you say something and nothing happens, why would you ever regret it?

Attention Gamethread: I see this differently than you. I don't care very much about who wins kids' games, I care more about how kids act to each other.

redsock said...

how many times has buck said "the best is yet to come"? i have been on and off with the mute but i think i've heard 4 or 5.

L-girl said...

Ofer, not sure what makes you think I say "suck my dick" once a day or once a year, never mind several times a day!

Iridescence said...

"The bullpen has pitched 21 innings in the past 4 games. What other option does he have?"

Yeah that is a point. thought Jeemer or someone could have come in just to get them out of the jam at least though.

Damn that stupid umpire.

A Conformer said...

You toss him because it's against the rules. You might not like the rules, but them's the rules.

Well, I would change the rules, then. I don't give a flying fuck about words. I do care about intent. If he'd said "Oh, shut up" nobody would care. It's just the magic words that you're not allowed to say because they're eeeevil that are a problem. It's dumb as shit.

tim said...

suck my dick, molina.

redsock said...

fucking gonzfuckingalez still in

L-girl said...

Words do count. What if he said "Suck my dick, nigger"? Would that matter?

Words matter. All words are not the same.

The kid has to live in the world as it is - and in that world, if he says "suck my dick" in class or at work, he's going to get in a mess of trouble.

L-girl said...

And you can't change the rules on the field. You can try to change them another day, but not during a game.

A Conformer said...

Ofer, not sure what makes you think I say "suck my dick" once a day or once a year, never mind several times a day!

Suck my dick, fuck, shit, cunt, cock, it doesn't matter. He would've been tossed for any of those. As long as it's one of the magic words. Frick, shoot, and dang wouldn't do it, even though it means the same. I agree little league should be educational. I just don't think you should educate your kids not to say those words.

Iridescence said...

I would have tossed him for saying "n*gger" racist language is a lot worse to me than just swearing.

L-girl said...

I agree little league should be educational. I just don't think you should educate your kids not to say those words.

That's a different issue. I guarantee most (if not all) parents of the kids on that team do not agree with you. Kids sports is supposed to reinforce the rules of the road, not invent new ones.

redsock said...

why would the mfy waste 'bat in the 9th? fucking girardi could come in and get them OTT.

redsock said...

suck a stadium of dicks, jeter.

L-girl said...

I would have tossed him for saying "n*gger" racist language is a lot worse to me than just swearing.

My point was that all words are not the same.

You can type "nigger" you know, nothing happens.

Oh fuck, HR. WTF.

tim said...

Fuck you CI. Fuck this game. Fuck this gonzo fucker. Fuck it all. Fuck.

A Conformer said...

why would the mfy waste 'bat in the 9th? fucking girardi could come in and get them OTT.

No worries, Allan. He will not waste him now.

Iridescence said...

I know I can type it I just don't like to. It's such an ugly word. Don't even like to look at it or say/type it.

A Conformer said...

So, Lester pitching tomorrow. That means a 14-inning 3-1 loss, no?

redsock said...

well, texas lost today, so we'll stay 1 up in the WC.

A Conformer said...

Wow, that is the cheapest dong imaginable.

redsock said...

yeah right ofer.
as if we'd get 1 run!!

L-girl said...

I know I can type it I just don't like to. It's such an ugly word. Don't even like to look at it or say/type it.

I don't think "suck my dick" said in anger is any nicer.

L-girl said...

well, texas lost today, so we'll stay 1 up in the WC.

ugh. first WC mention in a thread, to my knowledge.

Kevin said...

Fuck it

Fuck the Yankees
Fuck the Sox
Fuck Ortiz
Fuck the ump
Fuck this fucking bandbox
Fuck Lowell
Fuck Drew
Fuck Kotchman
Fuck the piece of glass that is Lowrie
Fuck Green
Fuck Pedroia
Fuck John Smoltz
Fuck Dice-K
Fuck Penny
Fuck Martinez
Fuck Tek

Lester, Youk, Beckett, Buchholz, Wake, Bay, Lyndon, you're all still cool

Iridescence said...

Guess we'll just have to agree to disagree about this, L-girl

redsock said...

maybe he is gay and he really wanted vince to suck his dick. but he was nervous, so he was trying out the line to himself before he made a move. the ump should have told him that he would be coming on too strong and to ease into it. that would help him as he becomes an adult. and isn't that what sports is all about?

speaking of sports, i hate baseball.

redsock said...

slump's gotta end sometime. why not now?

(why not us?)

redsock said...

fuckin ump is talking to robertson too!!

wtff?

L-girl said...

I know we disagree. I'm not trying to convince anyone, I'm just answering objections.

Iridescence said...

oh yeah Joyce makes sure the MFY pitchers are WARNED. Where was Ram's "warning" asshole?

Kevin said...

Alright you fuckers, don't get my hopes up unless you're actually going to win this

redsock said...

Fuck it

Fuck the Yankees
Fuck the Sox
Fuck Ortiz
Fuck the ump
Fuck this fucking bandbox
Fuck Lowell
Fuck Drew
Fuck Kotchman
Fuck the piece of glass that is Lowrie
Fuck Green
Fuck Pedroia
Fuck John Smoltz
Fuck Dice-K
Fuck Penny
Fuck Martinez
Fuck Tek


Can I use this as my game recap?

redsock said...

the game thread was angry that day, my friends ...

Kevin said...

"Can I use this as my game recap?"

Feel free

A Conformer said...

Arod is no Youk.

Kevin said...

Well, now Martinez has slightly redeemed himself

tim said...

Great fuckin time to start playing, jerks.

Iridescence said...

please score some runs even if just for pride's sake.

A Conformer said...

Great fuckin time to start playing, jerks.

Two singles do not a "start playing" make.

Kevin said...

Oh forgot somebody

Fuck Lugo

Just because

redsock said...

tiz back to missing 87 mph fastballs?

johngoldfine said...

whoops, sorry I even came back--back outside to poke a sharp stick in my eye or something more easy to take than this

Kevin said...

Fucking ump deserves that

redsock said...

perfect ending -- right down the pipe.

A Conformer said...

Pathetic. This week is becoming worse and worse by the day.

tim said...

THIS IS THE BIGGEST COLLAPSE IN BASEBALL HISTORY SINCE THE GREAT 5 GAME SWEEP OF 2006! OH MY GOD!!!!!

L-girl said...

I sure hope this is the lowest point of the season.

Kevin said...

And again we waste a good - not great, but definitely good - start from a Sox pitcher

Iridescence said...

Nothing to say except our offense stinks right now :(

A Conformer said...

Positive side: HH was good. I hope he takes some good stuff out of this game and keeps pitching well.

johngoldfine said...

pafuckinthetic

Dr. Jeff said...

CAN ANYONE INSPIRE THIS TEAM? Where is the leadership? Someone better kick some ass in the clubhouse after this game so these guys come out playing tomorrow.

Iridescence said...

Yeah, good start for Clay. Couldn't ask for more from him I don't think.
That's encouraging.

johngoldfine said...

I don't think they've supped deeply enough yet from the well of doubt and despair. Maybe a clean sweep will galvanize them.

tim said...

Put down: Red Sox Stink.

L-girl said...

Allan, please don't let the troll back after this series. We don't need it. If he loves the blog so much, he can read w/o commenting.

9casey said...

Kevin said...
And again we waste a good - not great, but definitely good - start from a Sox pitcher.



I thought Clay was very good, showed some heart out there today....
When Bay gets back , no more fuckin around with this lineup , pick 9 and play those 9 .....

Amy said...

I am back to say 1) the Red Sox have really pissed me off. Saw the end of the game, went to dinner, had a beer, had ice cream and I am STILL pissed off. 2) I hate the Yankees more than ever. 3) I still think the ump in SoSock's LL team did the right thing, though it was harsh to punish the whole team. He should have let them play with 8 players. 4)I hate baseball right now.

Just had to get all that off my chest. Maybe I will feel better now. Or not.

Ish said...

I only saw a couple of at-bats during this game. Guess it's a good thing.

dsack said...

Was this shutout due to the umps squeezing pitchers too? I won't worry though, the most that happens for hitting a Yankee is an ejection from the game, he won't have to worry about a suspension. Devil Rays' Garza admitted to intentionally hitting somebody a while ago, I think it was TExeira, but maybe ARod, and he didn't have any repercussions.

SoSock said...

Wow, this didn't get any better after I left, did it?
Hate I wasn't around to get in on the talks about my ump, but glad I didn't have to watch the rest of that POS of a game.
One point to make, just in case anyone missed it, this kid is 18, not 12. He already graduated and starts at NC State in 2 weeks. Kids that age make me blush. Often. I say "hey-watch your mouth" and keep going. And it's after the rest of the league's season has ended. There aren't 6 yr-olds running around the complex betwen T-ball games. Hell, there are only a tiny handful of parents that come out at this age. Most of the time they don't even open the concession stand.
I really think, since NO ONE else heard it, that the ump could have simply said "watch your mouth Joey" and let it ride. If he had yelled it out he would have put the ump in a position of having to react. Not the case. If we had another player on the bench, maybe he decides to teach an 18-yr old a lesson and makes him watch his last game from the bench. Not the case. Ending the game, our last game, was just not the way to go IMHO.

9casey said...

Red Sox put in a claim for Christian Guzman.....
Would Bill James approve, from his Baseball Ref page , his sponsor writes:

GUZMANIA 2009: Walks Are For Sissies

9casey said...

The Red Sox will try to get their offense back in gear for the Sunday night finale, when left fielder Jason Bay (right hamstring woes) expects to start for the first time in the series.

redsock said...

Would Bill James approve

Guzman is far better than what we got now.

L-girl said...

The Red Sox will try to get their offense back in gear for the Sunday night finale, when left fielder Jason Bay (right hamstring woes) expects to start for the first time in the series.

Canada to the rescue?

redsock said...

Was this shutout due to the umps squeezing pitchers too?

Not that I noticed, but perhaps you are simply being a dick.

9casey said...

redsock said...
Would Bill James approve

Guzman is far better than what we got now.





Amen to that........

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