April 23, 2010

G17: Red Sox 4, Orioles 3

Orioles - 000 000 210 - 3  9  2
Red Sox - 011 010 01x - 4 6 0
David Ortiz hit his first home run of the year, Adrian Beltre drew a bases-loaded walk (his second BB of the night!) to bring in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and Jonathan Papelbon struck out Julio Lugo with two men on for the final out of the game.
Example
Jeremy Guthrie / Jon Lester

Baltimore began the season by winning only one of their first 12 games. At 2-14, they are 10 GB. In their last 12 games, they have scored more than two runs only three times. As a team, they are hitting .225/.285/.358. That's a .643 OPS. As a comparison, Jason Varitek's OPS last year was .703.

Anything less than a three-game sweep will be a disappointment.

Lester (8.44 ERA, .313 opponents batting average): "I have to be better."
Scutaro, SS
Drew, RF
Pedroia, 2B
Youkilis, 1B
Martinez, C
Ortiz, DH
Beltre, 3B
Hermida, LF
Reddick, CF

248 comments:

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Amy said...

I will take another BB here also.

Edward Lee said...

Kirk managing like it's WS G7 -- might as well let him have his fun.

Why not, there's at least a 1% chance that he's managing for his job with these 12 games against BOS and NYY coming up.

meunier said...

TAKE TAKE TAKE

Amy said...

OK, I called it.

redsock said...

Hilarious!

L-girl said...

Ha ha ha ha ha. I knew there was nothing to worry about!

Edward Lee said...

ZOMG

Edward Lee said...

ZOMG

nick said...

Ohman!

Benjamin said...

!!!!

Amy said...

A GS here would really make me happy.

nick said...

What has McDonald ever done for this team?

Amy said...

But I will take the one run lead.

Just wish we had the 2007 Pap coming in.

redsock said...

Bot Time.

redsock said...

nice gun.

redsock said...

FUCKING NICE CAROM -- EASY OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy said...

Hate Bot, love the defense.

Bot sucks.

nick said...

fuckin' fuck yeah!

Benjamin said...

HALL!!!

Amy said...

Hate Bot, love the defense.

Bot sucks.

Edward Lee said...

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

redsock said...

should have tried a tricky slide.

Amy said...

UCH.

UCH.

Amy said...

OK, can we PLEASE get a different closer? I don't think I can survive another season of these ninth inning dramas.

L-girl said...

There's 2 out, only 1 on and we can bat in the 9th if we have to. RELAX

redsock said...

bot: get another out and stop pissing amy off.

L-girl said...

And I wrote that before I saw the plea for another closer!

Edward Lee said...

There's 2 out, only 1 on and we can bat in the 9th if we have to. RELAX

This, plus Baltimore has completely depleted its bench. The only way they win is with multiple runs here.

Amy said...

I am biting my tongue. And it hurts.

redsock said...

rats.

Amy said...

Hah, Lugo coming up.

redsock said...

lugo better not suddenly decide to get an attack of the talent.

L-girl said...

There's always going to be drama in a one-run game, with almost anyone on the mound.

L-girl said...

Little chance of Lugo getting a talent attack.

nick said...

man...Lugo-Bot battle. epic! DO reminds us of the Mother's Day Miracle.

L-girl said...

MASN also mentioned Mother's Day, altho they call it something else. :)

nick said...

It's the Great Glare-off. Who will glare the other into submission?

L-girl said...

Dirty!

Good night!

Benjamin said...

LUGO!!!

redsock said...

SASAHE!

Amy said...

Phew.

Well, he got out of it, but I still hate watching him. Just how many pitches did it take to get three lousy outs from a team that has now lost 15 games?

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

nick said...

Thanks, Julio!

Edward Lee said...

Matt Wieters might have been useful there.

Amy said...

Good night, all. See you next week since I will be without modern technology over the weekend. GO SOX!

redsock said...

Bye, Amy!

nick said...

Good weekend!

9casey said...

Amy said...
Phew.

Well, he got out of it, but I still hate watching him. Just how many pitches did it take to get three lousy outs from a team that has now lost 15 games?




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