August 13, 2010

G117: Rangers 10, Red Sox 9 (11)

Red Sox - 001 700 100 00 -  9 13  1
Rangers - 110 220 210 01 - 10 17 1
Nelson Cruz crushed Tim Wakefield's only pitch to deep left to give the Rangers the win in a game Boston at one point led 8-2.

After Boston scored seven times in the fourth -- the inning being kicked off by three consecutive home runs from David Ortiz, Adrian Beltre, and J.D. Drew -- the Sox bats were pretty quiet.

Drew clubbed a second dong, in the seventh, but the Texas pen retired the last 11 Red Sox hitters and 14 of the last 15. At the same time, the Rangers' bats were clawing back to tie the game against Felix Doubront and Daniel Bard.

The Royals beat the Yankees 4-3 and the Orioles beat the Rays 5-0. So the night wasn't a total fucking waste.
Example
Josh Beckett / Tommy Hunter
Ellsbury, CF
Scutaro, SS
Martinez, C
Ortiz, DH
Beltre, 3B
Drew, RF
Lowell, 1B
Kalish, LF
Lowrie, 2B
Following three nice starts coming off the disabled list, Beckett was mauled by the Yankees last Sunday. A few readers wondered why Beckett pitches so badly against the Yankees. I thought it might have been a matter of perception, because I know there have been some gems along the way, but Beckett has been the worst regular season starter against New York in the last half-century (minimum 20 starts). It's not even close.

But he is facing Texas tonight. So let's rebound.

Also:
Orioles/Rays, 7
Yankees/Royals at 8

224 comments:

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redsock said...

work around him = a decent plan

redsock said...

shipping out may be the best

SoSock said...

I'm OK with that walk

Dr. Jeff said...

It's all about the footnotes.

meunier said...

Ump is getting tired

redsock said...

i like it.

get run(s) here. seriously. i mean it.

SoSock said...

Excluding the 5-pitch semi-intentional walk to Josh, That was a clean 8-pitch inning

meunier said...

MOTHERFUCKER

Dr. Jeff said...

WTF is next?

redsock said...

oh come on, you fucking baseball gods.

redsock said...

alright, it's motherfucking tater time.

redsock said...

GDGD lists as available pitchers:

Clay
Wake
Dice

Hmmmm ....

SoSock said...

Scooter hurt?

redsock said...

victor fouled a ball of his right foot. trainer was out for 3-4minutes.

redsock said...

rangers have retired last 11 sox.

SoSock said...

Full count. Runners can go. Oh wait.......there are no runners

redsock said...

wakefield in

meunier said...

That didn't take long.

Dr. Jeff said...

THAT IS SOME BULLSHIT.

redsock said...

well, i won't miss any game as i go to my train.

Ish said...

Wakefield comes in from the bullpen and gives up a walk-off home run... Hasn't this happened before???

Anyways, the water is again heartbreakingly clean.

Ish said...

Joe Haggerty from CSNNE.com: "Maybe the Red Sox should send Jacoby Ellsbury to team doctor Tom Gill for checkup on ribs. Oh that's right, he doesn't trust the Sox doctors anymore."

Ish said...

Ellsbury's flying back to Boston tomorrow to get looked at. Damn.

Ish said...

Now Amalie says Jacoby will have an MRI at Mass General tomorrow.

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