August 24, 2009

G124: Red Sox 12, White Sox 8

White Sox - 022 030 010 -  8  8  2
Red Sox - 016 200 30x - 12 13 1
All six of the Red Sox's third inning runs were unearned.

Alex Gonzalez (3-for-4) singled to center against Contreras. Jacoby Ellsbury flew out to center and Dustin Pedroia (also 3-for-4) popped to first. With two outs, the rally began.

Victor Martinez walked. Kevin Youkilis was hit by an 0-2 pitch to load the bases. David Ortiz, green-lighted on a 3-0 count, tapped a dribbler along the first base line. Contreras came over to field it, but could not pick it up with his glove. Tiz had stopped, then he ran around Contreras and Paul Konerko and continued on to first base. Seabass scored and Boston trailed 4-2.

Jason Bay walked to force in a run, and while Mike Lowell was batting, a wild pitch tied the game at 4-4. Lowell then capped an eight-pitch at-bat by crushing a three-run home run to left. Boston led 7-4.

Boston also had a nice two-out rally in the seventh. With two gone, J.D. Drew hit a solo home run over the bullpens. Gonzalez doubled, Ellsbury tripled, and Pedroia doubled.

Buchholz (4.2-6-7-3-3, 92) had an easy 1-2-3 first on nine pitches, but struggled most of the evening. Five of the seven runs he allowed came on home runs to Gordon Beckham and Konerko.

The Rays beat the Blue Jays 12-7 and stay 3 GB Boston in the wild card. Texas and New York were off, so the Rangers dropped to 1.5 GB in the WC and the Yankees' East lead over the Red Sox is now 7 GB.
Example
Jose Contreras (5.13, 91 ERA+) / Clay Buchholz (3.99, 119 ERA+)

In Buchholz's last three starts -- against the Yankees, Tigers and Blue Jays -- he has a 1.89 ERA over 19 innings.

The Yankees and Rangers are off. They begin a three-game series in New York tomorrow.
Example
David Ortiz, to WEEI:
To tell you the truth, I don't really like [hitting] seventh, and I haven't told that to no one. It's because the back of my jersey still says "Ortiz".

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L-girl said...

Ugh. Can't do that during the day?

Patrick said...

If you got mlb audio going, I'd recommend watching the "Span snag" highlight.

L-girl said...

squanderrific

Kevin said...

Squander

L-girl said...

Span snag, eh? I might have to go look that up.

Amy said...

Working during the day....

redsock said...

nyy are off.
send harvey alone.

L-girl said...

Oh sorry, I thought you were off now.

Amy said...

LOL, Allan. Harvey would pick the cheapest and ugliest mirror out there and then we'd just have two chores to do. Return one mirror, buy another.

Yeah, classes start this week. My first one is tomorrow, but had to start getting organized already.

Iridescence said...

pretty catch by Span. Good thing he landed in his own Bullpen the O's bullpen may not have been so welcoming :)

L-girl said...

Can't find Span Snag. Giving up..

Iridescence said...

L., It's in the video highlights from the O's/Twins game He went into the bullpen, caught a foul ball and held on.

L-girl said...

Harvey would pick the cheapest and ugliest mirror out there and then we'd just have two chores to do. Return one mirror, buy another.

Ha ha ha, I know how that one goes.

I didn't realize your classes started so early. When does your final move take place?

Amy said...

We move on Friday! We are so ready...

L-girl said...

Thanks Irid, now I have to find it b/c I've come this far.

L-girl said...

Friday! Finally. It's been a lot of transition.

redsock said...

jeez. jeemer has to open the door himself to get out of the pen. where is the cop?

L-girl said...

TransitionS. Plural.

Patrick said...

Plus Oki didn't get the obligatory "pound".

This doesn't bode well.

L-girl said...

Giving up again. I need Gameday Premium to see it. I can use A's account but instead I'm giving up.

Amy said...

Yes, it seems like so many here are having those transitions. School, moves, babies, etc.

L-girl said...

Enter Shakespeare

Patrick said...

Ehh, eff this. Hold it down for me, JoSers.

I'm gonna watch Good Will Hunting.

Kevin said...

Wow, only using Oki for one batter, what's up with that?

A Conformer said...

Tito using Oki for one batter? Interesting... hope it doesn't come back to bite us...

L-girl said...

I guess if you get enough people together, a lot of life changes will be happening.

A Conformer said...

Kevin, don't confuse me with Allan...

L-girl said...

Good Will Hunting > Red Sox baseball ???

L-girl said...

Ofer, it took me a minute to get that one.

redsock said...

dp for fucks sake

A Conformer said...

Good Will Hunting > Red Sox baseball ???

Maybe there's a niece to watch it with?

redsock said...

actually

sp pls

Amy said...

At least Good Will Hunting has great Red Sox material in it...Robin Williams enacting Carlton Fisk's HR in the 75 WS.

Kevin said...

"Kevin, don't confuse me with Allan..."

Haha

A Conformer said...

dp for fucks sake

You wanna get the first out of the 8th this inning?

Amy said...

Ofer, it took me a minute to get that one.

I still don't...

L-girl said...

I haven't been able to watch anything with Robin Williams in it for years.

Many years.

L-girl said...

Note other team's LOB

Kevin said...

Jam escaped

Amy said...

Harv sees Dotel on the mound and says, "Another former Yankee disaster," referring to Contreras earlier tonight.

Amy said...

Robin Williams hasn't done much in many years, but I did like him in Good Will Hunting. Maybe because he was a Red Sox fan.

Amy said...

Fire time!

redsock said...

MY DONG IS ON FIRE!

L-girl said...

ON FIRE!!!!

fusionmouse said...

ON FIRE!

s1c said...

Another 2 out RBI!!!

A Conformer said...

Firedong!

Amy said...

Harv now adds, "Good to see he is still just as sucky as he was for the Yankees."

L-girl said...

Harvey, those are called "Yankee rejects".

A Conformer said...

It's not funny, my dong is on fire.

Kevin said...

FIRE!!

Amy said...

Time for penicillin, Ofer.

Amy said...

Gonzalez keeps making me eat my words.

L-girl said...

big night for sea bass

A Conformer said...

How many of the runs today have been with two outs? All?

Kevin said...

BASS

L-girl said...

penicilin LOL

redsock said...

1 in the 4th was on the first out

L-girl said...

That's my boy!!!

Amy said...

This is SO much more fun than last night's game!

Kevin said...

"How many of the runs today have been with two outs? All?"

Nine of ten, Sea Bass scored on a one-out SF in the 4th

Although technically he would have crossed the plate after the second out was made

fusionmouse said...

A triple to left at Fenway...WOW!

That man flies!!

L-girl said...

3B in LF!

Kevin said...

Single away from the team cycle in the inning

A Conformer said...

LBJ shoulda stayed on second and stolen third.

redsock said...

remember when we went 156 innings with 0 runs?

L-girl said...

This is SO much more fun than last night's game!

And you missed the fun game on Saturday, I think?

fusionmouse said...

Now he'll just have to steal home!

Benjamin said...

LBJ shoulda stayed on second and stolen third.

He can still steal home if Pedroia walks.

A Conformer said...

Although technically he would have crossed the plate after the second out was made

I asked about that yesterday but I don't think anybody answered. Is a scrotum when there's already one out a 1- or 2-out run?

Amy said...

No, I saw that game at least in part. I think I saw the Saturday game until about 6:30. Then I was making drinks for the neighbors and still watching. I missed the last two innings.

L-girl said...

Oh yeah, remember when we were chanting and reciting and singing about runs runs runs???

Kevin said...

Fuck Yeah!

fusionmouse said...

Ahhhhhh.... my insurance has never felt this good.

Benjamin said...

It's the state at the beginning of the play that governs what the play is called.

Amy said...

I may have missed that part of the thread. I was watching without the computer because I cannot mix drinks and type at the same time. Sad but true.

L-girl said...

Oh Amy, that's good. It would be bad to only see the 2 we dropped to NYY.

A Conformer said...

FY!

And, 40 2b on the year, plus he's fairly close to 20 steals again.

A Conformer said...

Thanks, Benjamin.

L-girl said...

I cannot mix drinks and type at the same time.

That would be quite a talent. Could easily end up with a fried keyboard.

Iridescence said...

This game is so sloppy. it feels more like Reds vs Nationals than 2 playoff contenders. Still is entertaining though (mainly because the right color Sox are winning).

redsock said...

great inning

K
5-3
HR
2B
3B
2B

P6

fusionmouse said...

Beer needs no mixing, lucky me.

L-girl said...

Red wine is easy that way too.

s1c said...

Another 2 out RBI!!!

fusionmouse said...

Bot's up, hope it doesn't become a save situation.

s1c said...

Outs, lets get outs guys.

Amy said...

You still have to pour wine (beer not so much). I can't pour and type either. And I was making cosmos for one neighbor...and for me! To be fair, Harv was pouring wine while I was making the cosmos.

A Conformer said...

There's old friend Kotsay and his definitely high GDGD picture.

Kevin said...

Any chance there can be two unassisted triple plays in the span of two days?

redsock said...

lowell HAS to hit into a 543 TP one of these days, right?

Kevin said...

Hm..

Popup or K would be great here

L-girl said...

Any chance there can be two unassisted triple plays in the span of two days?

There's always a chance in baseball.

Amy said...

I still haven't ever seen a triple play, assisted or unassisted, except on tape.

Kevin said...

Meh...RBI groundout

L-girl said...

We saw one (on TV) in a Yankees game in the late 80s, by Randy Velarde. That's the only reason I can visualize how it works.

Amy said...

When was the last triple play executed by the Red Sox? Or against the Red Sox?

Amy said...

I watched the Phillies' TP against the Mets on tape. Even on tape, I had to watch a few times to be sure I knew what had happened.

Kevin said...

Sit

A Conformer said...

Could've been a lot worse. But is Shakespeare still our 8th inning guy? Should he be?

redsock said...

john valentin had one in 95 or so

L-girl said...

Amy, I was just saying the same thing to Allan about that NYY TP - we had to watch a few replays before I got it. It all happens in a matter of seconds - catch, tap the base, tag the runner.

redsock said...

i think we have to start rooting for a triple play if lowell is up with 1st/2nd and 0 outs

Amy said...

Yes, I am not even sure that the player knows what happened right away. It must be so instinctive.

Amy said...

I don't want the White Sox to do a TP against the Red Sox! I would prefer the opposite.

redsock said...

bot

redsock said...

FKR 12, Jays 7

Iridescence said...

Konerko or Thome or AJ would be good candidates for a triple play.

A Conformer said...

I didn't even ask back then, since it was a tense moment: how did Konerko handle the whole being-hit-with-a-98mph-fastball thing?

Amy said...

So what's the status of the Billy Wagner deal? Pap sure opened his big mouth on that one.

Amy said...

No TP tonight.

A Conformer said...

No TP? I'll take the OTT then, thank you.

redsock said...

wagner seems unlikely.

theo should not give up much, so mets might say FU. plus wagner's demands -- no option pickup so he can be a free agent -- may not be agreed to. i'm sorting thru it myself. (so i maybe off)

Benjamin said...

Nothing much, and probably nothing until his deadline tomorrow.

Iridescence said...

O'Brien is so full of BS sometimes. The '05 White Sox "had the look of a champion" even though they almost choked away their own division to Cleveland.

Amy said...

Pap made it clear where he stood on getting Wagner!

I will take the OTT also!

redsock said...

THE PITCH IS AT HIS FUCKING WAIST -- THAT IS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STRIKE ZONE

TOP OF AMICA MY FUCKIN' ASS

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Sit. That's two.

redsock said...

O'Brien is so full of BS sometimes.

"sometimes"?

Iridescence said...

It's weird $8 million for a reliever Wagner's age and with his injury history; You'd think he'd be praying for some team to pick that up.

Amy said...

Pap showing Theo we don't need another closer.

Benjamin said...

The '05 White Sox would be the worst championship team of the decade if not for the '06 Cardinals.

A Conformer said...

The '05 White Sox would be the worst championship team of the decade if not for the '06 Cardinals.

At least they played well during the fucking postseason. Great, even. The Cardinals didn't even do that.

Iridescence said...

'06 Cardinals have to be a contender for the worst championship team ever.

A Conformer said...

Pure fastballs for Bot tonight.

Amy said...

I think his fastball is the only safe pitch for him lately.

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

L-girl said...

lovely dirty water

Benjamin said...

Water.

Amy said...

Ah, lovely dirty water.

Iridescence said...

Dirty water.

Kevin said...

WATER

Amy said...

Laura, I can't believe we both said lovely. Weird.

Ish said...

Finally.

A Conformer said...

The White Sox have been soiled in dirty water.

Amy said...

Time for bed. First day of classes for me tomorrow. Where did the summer go??? Contracts at 10:45, Copyright at 2:30. By 4 pm I will feel like I ran a marathon. Fortunately, it gets easier after the first week once I get my "sea legs" again.

Good night, everyone.

johngoldfine said...

"I will feel like I ran a marathon"

It's the truth--the first week is exhausting for everyone, teachers included.

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