June 18, 2010

G69: Red Sox 10, Dodgers 6

Dodgers - 003 002 001 -  6  9  1
Red Sox - 300 070 00x - 10 13 2
Doubront's line may appear pedestrian -- 5-6-5-2-2, 83 -- but two of those runs were unearned and in three of his first four innings, he set down the Dodgers in order. He got first strike(s) on most hitters and was economical, throwing only 49 pitches through four.

I did not catch all of his innings, but was impressed by what I did see. He seemed to get rusty waiting around while the Sox sent 12 men to the plate in the fifth and so did not retire any of the four guys he faced in the sixth.

The first eight Red Sox batters reached safely in the fifth and seven of them scored. Adrian Beltre launched a bomb to left. In the first inning, David Ortiz and J.D. Drew went deep. Scott Atchison did a fantastic job in relief, retiring all nine batters he faced, striking out five.

The Marlins beat the Rays 7-4 (Garza allowed all seven runs and threw 71 pitches in 1.1 IP) and the Mets beat the Yankees 4-0 (MFY loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the 9th, but CI K'd on three pitches and Swisher first-pitch fouled out), so the Red Sox are 1 GB in the East. All three teams have won 41 games.
Example
Carlos Monasterios / Felix Doubront (major league debut)
Scutaro, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Youkilis, 1B
Drew, RF
Beltre, 3B
Varitek, C
Cameron, CF
Nava, LF
Felix Antonio Doubront was promoted to Pawtucket in late May. The 22-year-old lefty has made four starts: 16.2-15-2-5-16. 1.08 ERA.

He started the season with the Portland Sea Dogs (AA): 8 starts, 2.51 ERA. 39 hits and 17 walks in 43 innings (1.302 WHIP), with 38 strikeouts. ... In 2009, he had a 3.35 ERA in 26 starts for the Sea Dogs.

Terry Francona:
He's still developing his secondary pitches. But he's got some finish on that fastball and he's not afraid to throw it. ... John Farrell loves him. Absolutely loves him. When he says that, that gets my attention.
Farrell:
When you see a 6-3 left-hander who can throw the ball in the low 90s, that's a lot of good things to start with. Combine that with how he fared in the starts he got in spring training [3 games, 7 innings, 3 hits, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts, 0 runs], and that was encouraging for all of us. ... He was able to get outs with his fastball in a major league spring training environment. He seemed to relish the opportunity and didn't back away from the challenge. He didn't fear contact.
Sox Prospects:
Featuring an 87-91 MPH fastball with some late movement, Doubront likes to use the pitch to get ahead of batters. While not overpowering with his fastball, Doubront hides the ball very well in his delivery ... it allows him to take advantage of his improving 79-81 MPH change-up that fades out of the strike zone, with some late screwball action to it. ... Doubront's delivery is very mechanically sound, and he has shown excellent improvement on cleaning up his release point and consistently getting on top of the ball to throw downhill. ...

He could stand to tighten up his control by staying a little bit more consistent within his delivery to hit his spots. ... An effective third pitch in his repertoire will go a long way towards solidifying him as a future starting pitcher at the big league level. Development with his curveball will enable him to really keep hitters off-balance given the deception he can generate. Doubront is able to get swings and misses with his stuff, but also gives up a lot of contact ... Doubront has historically struggled against left-handed batters, but showed improvement in this area in 2009.
Dustin Richardson, a PawSox teammate, says Doubront has "great poise. He's pitching at an advanced level for his age. He's got a good fastball with a lot of late life. He throws three pitches for strikes and mixes things up real well. And on top of all that, he’s left-handed."

The Dodgers (38-28) are tied with the Padres for first place in the NL West. Right fielder Andre Either (.339/.401/.619, 12 dongs) is their top hitter OPS+-wise, with Manny Ramirez (.295/.384/.514) a solid second (143). James Loney has 22 doubles and is tied with Either for the team lead in RBI, with 43.

Monasterios made his debut on Opening Day this year and has pitched 42.1 innings: five starts (3.97 ERA, 1.324 WHIP) and 11 relief appearances. His last four games have been starts, and he has been building up his pitch count (73, 81, 86).

Terry Francona:
I love Joe [Torre]. I hope we beat his brains out.
Also at 7 PM:
Mets/Yankees
Rays/Marlins

274 comments:

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L-girl said...

I am falling apart. Must put computer away.

Enjoy the rest of the game and...

Don't drink the water!

Amy said...

Good night, Laura.

redsock said...

mrs. garrett!

L-girl said...

the oscar pic doesn't really fit my general attitude, either.

Is it Opposite Day?

L-girl said...

Night Amy :)

Amy said...

I knew Laura would have a response to that line about Oscar!

Ish said...

Me, to @NESN: "Enough about Manny already. The Red Sox are playing the Dodgers, not the Mannys."

redsock said...

NYM - 100 000 0
MFY - 000 000

FKR - 200 100 1
FLA - 520 000

Amy said...

Lost my internet for a bit. For some reason our router conks out on us at least once a day around here. Never happens at home. No idea why.

redsock said...

Peter Abraham: "So Felix the Cat goes 5 innings and gives up 5 runs (3 earned) on six hits and two walks. He struck out two."

Hmmmm ....

Patrick said...

Joe can't say schlickting casually. He really puts a lot into it.

redsock said...

OMG - that chin hair.

micah said...

Aww... no Wes Littleton save for Atchison.

redsock said...

bard up? wtf, tito?

Amy said...

Here's that guy Richardson...guess he is real. But so far, not unduly impressed.

redsock said...

fkr lose!

nick said...

Hi all. Couldn't be around for the game. Watched the mad 5th while having dinner w/ my mom in a local pub.

Off to the Hudson River Revival for the weekend tomorrow morning with mom and emma.

Is Amy a grandma yet?

redsock said...

Manny is the potential tying run.

Amy said...

OK GET HIM OUT OF THERE

Amy said...

Not yet, Nick. Thanks for asking. Just false labor yesterday. I think it will be closer to the due date, which is July 1.

nick said...

Well, Amy, it's vicariously exciting. Like baseball (sorta..)

Amy said...

Nice play! And close!

Amy said...

I may be the first grandparent on JOS --- at least, actively. Unless SoSock has a grandchild?

redsock said...

yooooooooooook

johngoldfine said...

I'd be a grandparent, amy, if my kids ever had any kids....

:(

nick said...

manny is minorly massive. definitely bulked up.

Amy said...

Manny making the last out...?

Amy said...

John, you been lurking tonight? I didn't know whether you had kids or grandkids.

redsock said...

MFY down 3-0 in the 9th.

nick said...

I keep feeling myself almost rooting for him. keep it in check, nick.

redsock said...

WAIT -- Mets 4-0!

redsock said...

BARD!

The water is Muddy!!!

We are 1 GB Tampa Bay!

Amy said...

Is that final? Harv has entered the room, but not mentioned the score.

DIRTY WATER!

Sorry, Manny, but I was hoping for that out.

johngoldfine said...

Two kids, boy/girl--no grandchildren seem likely. How many times do you want to see the frowny emoticon.

Dirty water!

nick said...

whoop! dirty!

g'night all.

redsock said...

no, mets batting with 1 out in top 9th, have bases loaded against logan.

Amy said...

Well, people do seem to have kids later and later these days. One never knows.

Amy said...

Interesting. Harv just took the dog out. Guess he gave up.

johngoldfine said...

My daughter doesn't even have pets, amy! Where did we go wrong?

redsock said...

wright gidp, so it's last chance for the mfy.

dumbo
cervelli
granderson

Amy said...

To each his own, John. You did nothing wrong!

johngoldfine said...

This is a lot more fun than April was.

johngoldfine said...

Not even a goldfish! It must have been outrageously bad parenting!

redsock said...

garza: 1.1 innings, 7 hits, 3 walks, 7 runs, 71 pitches!

johngoldfine said...

71 pitches???

Amy said...

Can we ask Garza what he calls his beard and whether it's the same type as Darnell's?

redsock said...

dumbo flies to right.

redsock said...

cervelli singles to left.

Amy said...

How does one throw 71 pitches in 1.1 innings and not get removed?

redsock said...

71 pitches to get 4 outs! (14 batters)

redsock said...

dp pls, stems.

johngoldfine said...

71 pitches? Manager hates you!

Amy said...

I wonder how many times he spit in those 1.1 innings.

redsock said...

he probably spits after each pitch -- and then a few for catcher visits, hits in the gap, pitching coach trips, etc. let's say 130.

redsock said...

the grandy man singles.

god damn fucking stems.

frod in.

Amy said...

So gross.

Amy said...

Harv back to watching the game. Sigh.

redsock said...

gardner caught looking, ump does not call it. fuckin' blue.

redsock said...

good, he can see frod save it.

Amy said...

Nah, he turned it off.

redsock said...

jeez, what a fan ....

redsock said...

gardner still fouling off pitches. 10th pitch of AB coming.

redsock said...

cfbbfbfffffb - BB

loaded for CI

redsock said...

alright, mr. 27, do your job.

Amy said...

Hey, we all cope with losses in our own ways.

Amy said...

Oh, man, what's wrong with the Mets?

redsock said...

JETER K!

redsock said...

nothing is wrong with the mets - this is how they are.

Amy said...

Done! Jeter struck out!

redsock said...

douche swisher fouls out!!

redsock said...

NYM - 100 000 021 - 4 8 1
MFY - 000 000 000 - 0 8 0

FKR - 200 100 100 - 4 7 0
FLA - 520 000 00x - 7 11 2


FKR 41 26 ---
MFY 41 26 ---
BOS 41 28 1 GB

Amy said...

OK, well, a good night all around for Sox fans!

Amy said...

Good night

Zenslinger said...

1 GB? Awesome.

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