June 24, 2010

G74: Red Sox 13, Rockies 11 (10)

Red Sox - 000 420 320 2 - 13 15  2
Rockies - 200 006 012 0 - 11 18 0
Dustin Pedoria hit three home runs, including a two-run shot in the 10th, to lead the Sox to a wild victory in Colorado.

It was the first three-homer game by a Red Sox player since Kevin Millar went deep three times against the Yankees on July 23, 2004.

Pedroia reached base six times in six plate appearances, with a double in the first, a solo home run in the fourth, a walk in the fifth, a single in the seventh, a two-run homer in the eighth, and the two-run bomb in the 10th.

He scored four runs and tied a career high with five RBI (also on June 15, 2007 and September 2, 2008). Pedroia reached base six times on September 10, 2008, in a 14-inning loss to Tampa Bay (two doubles, two HBP, one walk, and one reached on error).

Jonathan Papelbon blew a two-run lead in the ninth inning, allowing three consecutive one-out singles. After the Red Sox took the lead in the top of the 10th, however, he got the Rockies in order in the bottom half.

Adrian Beltre singled, doubled, and homered, scoring three times and driving in three runs. Jason Varitek and Mike Cameron each had a two-run double.

The Red Sox and Rays are 2.0 GB the Yankees.
Example
Daisuke Matsuzaka / Jason Hammel
Scutaro, SS
Nava, LF
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, 1B
Beltre, 3B
Varitek, C
Cameron, CF
Reddick, RF
Matsuzaka, P
Mike Lowell will likely be placed on the disabled list before tonight's game because of hip discomfort. That will open up a spot for Matsuzaka.

The timetable for Josh Beckett's return in late July or early August.

On May 22, Hammel had a 7.52 ERA. In his five starts since then, he has allowed only three runs in 34.1 innings (0.74 ERA). Last Friday, he extended his scoreless-innings streak to 25.1. Hammel faced the Red Sox eight times in 2006-08 as a member of the (Devil) Rays.

The Rays beat the Padres 5-3 this afternoon to move into second place in the East. The Yankees, who are off tonight, are 2.0 GA of the Rays and 2.5 GA of the Red Sox. Boston is in third place, yet only one team in MLB has more wins.
Padres/Rays, 12:00 PM
Example
June 24:

1911 - Cardinals player-manager Roger Bresnahan is called out on strikes by umpire Bill Klem to end the game. When Bresnahan argues too long over the call, Klem punches him -- and is later fined $50.

2005 - The Mets become the first National League to hit three sacrifice flies in one inning. It happens in the second inning of a 6-4 win over the Yankees.

259 comments:

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tim said...

Nope.

Benjamin said...

This cactus has barbs.

meunier said...

Nice!

RedSoxDiehard said...

2 guys thrown out by Tek tonight! Who is this masked man?

RedSoxDiehard said...

SoSock, we may need you to take another shower.

SoSock said...

I can do that. Take one for the team, you know.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Nava can do it all - even reach on a K.

meunier said...

PONY POWER!

redsock said...

the name is yeah

fuck yeah

tim said...

FUCK YEAH x 2!!!!!!!!!!


READY TO GET ON A PLANE YET?!?!?!

SoSock said...

FY!!!

RedSoxDiehard said...

Laser show! Again!

Now it's finally starting to feel like a game in Colorado.

RedSoxDiehard said...

SoSock said...
FY


Hey, get back in the tub!

SoSock said...

2 guys thrown out by Tek tonight!
Normally I would consider this a sign that hell is freezing over but ..
A - It's too freaking hot here for anything to be freezing anywhere
B - I don't actually believe in hell (unless you count the Toilet)

SoSock said...

Okay, okay. Back to the shower. Let me know when I can come out....

tim said...

seth smith sucks shit!
seth smith sucks shit!
seth smith sucks shit!

L-girl said...

"Here comes the Gladiator"

says Rox anncr re Giambi

tim said...

shakespeare to take on...

THE GLADIATOR!!!!!!

meunier said...

Daniel Bard is turning into a "Everyday Eddie"

Patrick said...

This team needs to trade for Relief help now!

If we need Bard to pitch every night, he's going to join the rest of the ineffective's very soon.

meunier said...

"Power vs Power"

SoSock said...

What light through yon bullpen door doth shine?

SoSock said...

I hope that was a single :(

Benjamin said...

Single stretched into a double on Cameron's bobble and Scutaro's indecision after cutting it off.

SoSock said...

Whew, no prob

meunier said...

Reddick had to come out of the game? Great, I guess Ells will have to come back on the roster a game early.

meunier said...

Better grab the rosin bag.

Patrick said...

Oye!

SoSock said...

5 batters - 1 out.

Not exactly the deinitive "closer"
stats you would hope for

SoSock said...

or definitive either

SoSock said...

God I'm glad Amy went to bed

redsock said...

DARNELL: "F YOU ROX"

redsock said...

LASER SHOW MOFOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

L-girl said...

FUCK YEAH!!!!

Laser Show!!!

meunier said...

HERE COME THE HATS!

tim said...

FUCKING LASER SHOW

MY GOD

3 TIMES!!!!!!! 3 FUCK YEAHING TIMES!!!!!

L-girl said...

first 3-HR game for PD

redsock said...

6 times on base for FY

Benjamin said...

FYeh

RedSoxDiehard said...

Went to bed, but I had to get back up to say: FY! 3-laser game for Pedey!

meunier said...

Looks like the save try is up to Richardson by default.

RedSoxDiehard said...

Let's get Paps the W!

L-girl said...

one more ! one more !

a little redemption for bot

meunier said...

Nope Paps is still out there. 2.

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

And rocky!

L-girl said...

Dirty Late Night Water

WHEW

meunier said...

Dirty Colorardo Water!

tim said...

DIRTY.

RedSoxDiehard said...

YES!!!

SoSock = clean
Water = deliciously filthy

Pleasant dreams, all!

SoSock said...

Well, hot damn!
Woke up just in time to see DIRTY!
Glad I took my shower earlier cause the water is now dirty!

Zenslinger said...

Missed this whole game.

Wildest one ever?

Pedey hits 3 homers?

Christ.

Amy said...

OK, so I went to sleep at 6-2, wake up to 13-11. Fine. BUT PAPELBON DID IT AGAIN.

WHEN IS EVERYONE GOING TO WAKE UP AND REALIZE OUR CLOSER IS NO THREAT TO ANY TEAM ANY MORE?

OK, just had to get that off my chest.

L-girl said...

And then after we wake up and realize this, what will we do? Send Papelbon to the moon, then go to the Closer Store and buy the 1998 Mariano Rivera clone that everyone is talking about?

Amy said...

Make Bard the closer. Let Papelbon become the setup guy or hope that MDC and Ramram and Oki perform like they can at their best.

Two blown saves in two games? I know he's not Rivera, but nevertheless, not what we need from our closer.

L-girl said...

No, not what we need. We all agree on that. But with the exception of Bard, the whole bullpen is unreliable. Rearranging them isn't going to make as big a difference as we might like to think.

redsock said...

Even with the last two nights, Bard has still blown more saves this year that Papelbon.

Bard: blown 4 of 7
Bot: blown 3 of 19

Papelbon has some issues, but I'm just sayin'....

Amy said...

Yeah, I hear you. I am just very frustrated. And I think he's an arrogant SOB who no longer has any reason to be arrogant.

I think those numbers are also deceptive. He has come closer to blowing more saves than those numbers would indicate.

Why can't we get a closer like Rivera? :) (I know, I know---he blows saves also---fortunately!)

redsock said...

Oh, he has problems. Various trends going in the wrong direction.

But Bard is getting the (often) more important innings anyway (7th/8th), coming in with guys on base, etc.

Also, Bot is still way better than most closers. Seeing the Bionic Fruitbat down the road for years and years has skewed our perception of what these guys are supposed to do all out of proportion.

redsock said...

Maybe I'll make a new post for this.

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