August 17, 2010

G120: Red Sox 6, Angels 0

Angels  - 000 000 000 - 0  7  0
Red Sox - 001 410 00x - 6 8 1
Clay Buchholz (7-5-0-2-3, 113) lowered his league-leading ERA to 2.36 and Ryan Kalish hit his second career home run -- a grand slam -- in the fourth inning.

Boston began a nine-game homestand with a relaxing win. Darnell McDonald homered with two outs in the third to get the Sox on the board. In the fourth, David Ortiz singled -- one of his two opposite-field hits -- but Victor Martinez and Adrian Beltre both struck out. Weaver then walked both J.D. Drew and Mike Lowell on full counts and Kalish muscled a change-up into the Red Sox bullpen for the salami dong. Back-to-back doubles from Ortiz and Martinez in the fifth brought in the sixth run.

Buchholz got out of an early jam in the first inning, when Bobby Abreu doubled and took third on a groundout. Alberto Callaspo chopped back to the mound and Abreu was caught off the bag and tagged out 1-2-5. The Angels loaded the bases with two two-out singles and a walk in the sixth, but Buchholz got Erick Aybar to ground out to Lowell at first.

Felix Doubront escaped a bases loaded situation in the eighth. With one out and a runner on first, Torii Hunter and Hideki Matsui singled. After a visit from John Farrell, Doubront struck out Aybar on three pitches. (Aybar also GIDP in the second; thanks, Erick!)

Hunter robbed Beltre of a solo home run in the second inning with a leaping catch over the short bullpen wall in right-center, nearly toppling over into the pen. ... Pedroia went 0-for-4, with a strikeout looking, two groundouts and a pop to center, though he made a few nice plays in the field.

The Yankees beat the Tigers 6-2 and the Rays beat the Rangers 10-1.
Example
Jered Weaver / Clay Buchholz
Scutaro, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Ortiz, DH
Martinez, C
Beltre, 3B
Drew, RF
Lowell, 1B
Kalish, CF
McDonald, LF
Dustin Pedroia returns to the lineup -- on his 27th birthday! -- after missing 44 games with a broken left foot. He went 1-for-6 in a two-game rehab stint with Pawtucket last weekend. Boston went 23-21 while he was out. Our other Dustin -- Richardson -- was sent down to Pawtucket.

Buchholz leads the American League with a 2.49 ERA. He also has the 6th fewest hits allowed per 9 innings (Weaver is 7th).

Since returning from the disabled list, Buchholz has allowed only four runs in 23.1 innings. On Wednesday in Toronto, he allowed five hits and one run in eight innings. He has faced LAA twice this season: May 3 and July 26.

Weaver started against Boston on July 27, pitching seven innings and allowing two runs.

Tampa Bay and New York are tied for first at 72-46, with Boston, at 67-52, 5.5 GB. Tonight: Tigers/Yankees and
Rangers/Rays.
Example
August 17:

1900 - Reds pitcher Bill Phillips punches Roy Thomas of the Phillies after Thomas fouls off a dozen pitches in the 8th inning. Phillips is ejected, but the Reds win.

1923 - After 111 games, Babe Ruth is hitting .401. He'll end up with his highest batting average -- .393 -- and reach base a record 379 times.

1937 - In Cincinnati, the Cardinals beat the Reds with the final out being recorded at 12:02 AM, making it the first major league game ever completed after midnight.

1957 - Richie Ashburn hits spectator Alice Roth twice in the same at-bat. The first foul breaks her nose and the second one hits her while she's being removed from her seat on a stretcher.

1966 - For the second successive day, the Orioles score five runs in the top of the ninth and defeat the Red Sox: 6-4 yesterday, 8-4 today.

272 comments:

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redsock said...

so you are anti-tractor?

Amy said...

Just got it! Pro-tractor. Too much.

tim said...

so cheeky.

L-girl said...

No, Don, it is not ironic that it is the anniversary of HH's debut.

redsock said...

mouthey.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Mostly disabilities. I am a psychologist and work in a pediatrician's office. I mostly work with school related issues (learning disorders and ADHD). I also do work with autism spectrum disorders.

My pediatricians are progressive and understand the importance of treating the whole child. I have been there 14 years and I love it! I used to work in a school system--way too much bureaucracy.

L-girl said...

WCS / ED / LOL

:)

tim said...

where's wally?

tim said...

this is the part of the game where the lsd kicks in for them, i see.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

He ran away from home.

L-girl said...

I could use Wally's chair. I need tiny Muskoka/Adirondack chairs and a dock.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Yes Tim, the chuckles have already started.

L-girl said...

Why do the Sox even have a Wally? Bah.

redsock said...

maybe wally is over at YES

tim said...

lol, apparently those chairs are like 30 bucks or something ridiculous.

johngoldfine said...

"Better than my nightmares about this accounting exam I have nightly now, where I forget to bring my computer."

Tim--your instructor is probably having mirror image nightmares where he forgets to prep and bring an exam....

redsock said...

clay at 113 = 7 shutout innings.

Amy said...

That sounds like a great situation and a great career, MrsG. My mother worked as a resource room teacher, working with kids with disabilities. She was inspired after my brother was diagnosed with dyslexia. Yes, the same brother who is now the pediatric anesthesiologist!

Amy said...

Wally---another phenomenon I don't get and block out.

s1c said...

Did a visit at Joseph Merritt Graphics today. Had an Adirondack chair with Van Gogh on the back, and his paintings on the rest of the chair. Looked pretty cool.

L-girl said...

Tim, I didn't see anything under $50! Too much for a little sight gag.

I saw some "vintage" ones for $200.

redsock said...

felix has been up twice, i guess he'll take the 8th.

Amy said...

John, I've never had that dream. Just the nightmare that I have to teach something I know nothing about.
Oh, wait...that has really happened! Nothing like learning something one week ahead of the students!!

L-girl said...

s1c, that sounds cool. A new take on a classic.

Amy said...

I was wondering if a Muskoka chair was Canadian for an Appalachian chair, but didn't want to look too dumb.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I love Wally! But I'm a sucker for that kind of stuff.

That's a great story Amy. And well done to your brother for working through that. It can be done, but it takes a certain amount of perseverance and confidence.

L-girl said...

Appalachian chair? Not Adirondack?

L-girl said...

Wow, there are real fans that like Wally! Who knew. I will be nicer to Wally from now on.

redsock said...

DET - 100 000 1
MFY - 210 001
tigers batting in 7th

TEX - 000 00
TBR - 300 20

L-girl said...

Not dumb, anyway. I never heard of a Muskoka chair until I moved here. Wouldn't have known what Muskoka was.

s1c said...

did look cool, they also had a blueprint suit jacket (which was hideous)

johngoldfine said...

I'm offering a new writing course online this semester, amy, and it really charges my adrenaline if I create the lecture material and samples and examples week-by-week, just one little step ahead of the students.....

L-girl said...

a blueprint tie would be cool. suit jacket, not so much.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

It's funny where our interests take us and how they matter in our lives. My first job out of college (before grad school) was working in a regional autistic classroom. I became interested in autism from a reader's digest article I read in 7th grade. And now, I have a 10 year old nephew with autism.

L-girl said...

Remy should pay companies to read their promos.

Amy said...

As you might have been able to tell, I am incredibly proud of my baby brother. Yes, he is all about persistence, and despite having some teachers early on who thought he was stupid or emotionally disturbed (this was in the late 60s), he had the confidence to know better, as did my parents. He once had to educate a professor in college about dyslexia after the professor asked him if he was going to "have fits" in class.

He is wonderful proof that learning disabilities are not about intelligence, but about learning differently.

L-girl said...

Awesome brother story. :)

Amy said...

Adirondack!

This is what happens when I try to follow a baseball game AND multiple topics on the thread.

I LOVE IT!

Amy said...

John, we academics have to find our thrills somewhere, don't we? :)

Mrs.GotRibe said...

learning disabilities are not about intelligence, but about learning differently.

So true, but it is not easy for some to see that. A child can know that he is not dumb, know that he is smart, but if he is not learning like others around him do, he will feel inferior. Parents are important to success. Good for your parents, and your brother!

johngoldfine said...

Again, I have to warn you, amy--don't spill any of the secrets of academe!

Amy said...

Bard up for the 9th?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Out, please.

redsock said...

why is tito warming (and maybe wasting) bard in a 6-0 game?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

That's a great question Allan. I think he has done that more than necessary this year.

redsock said...

SASAHE!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I love the high heat!

Amy said...

Thanks, MrsG. Yes, my parents refused to believe that my brother was stupid. He was so damn smart in so many ways from an early age. It wasn't until he had trouble reading in 4th or 5th grade that anyone had a clue. Until then he was getting by on the basis of memory alone, that earlier mentioned excellent memory. Once he learned coping mechanisms for reading, there was no stopping him.

L-girl said...

Dubrontini?

Sounds more like a drink than an escape artist.

Amy said...

I wonder how Zen is doing with the beginning of his academic year. I think he said his classes started this week.

redsock said...

not sure if he wants felix to go in the 9th (he threw 17 there), but at least have someone else with bard, if it goes to 6-1 or 6-2.

if tito can go easy on him, he should. they should be able to get this win without him.

Amy said...

Who would you rather see out there for the 9th? MDC? Atchison? Those two could easily blow a six run lead very quickly.

L-girl said...

But you can't put Bard in all the time just because you're afraid of the other arms. With a 6 run lead you have to conserve the better arms.

redsock said...

bottom 3 for the angels in the 9th. maybe start with doubront, then atchison.

redsock said...

bowden up. that is more like it.

Amy said...

Yes, I know, I know. Just want one game where I don't get heart failure in the 9th. :)

L-girl said...

If Drew cared more, he'd make all 3 outs instead of only 2.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

My husband just walked in, checked the score and said that he would love to be listening to the Angels announcers talking about manufacturing runs. He says, "That's a lot of bunts."

L-girl said...

Dr Doubles strikes again!

Amy said...

One away.

L-girl said...

Nice easy win today.

(Yes, I dare say that with 2 outs to go.)

Amy said...

Two away.

What a nice change! A solid lead, no drama, lots of good conversation, and no Papelbon.

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

s1c said...

dirty dirty water

L-girl said...

Don't drink the water! It is SHUTOUT DIRTY!!

Amy said...

Dirty water! A shut out!

Too bad the Yankees and Rays are winning. But whatever.
WE WON!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Nice win. I like Kalish. HH is the man.

Dirty>>Clean

s1c said...

Looking forward to more dirty water on the way to another exciting drive for the play offs. Later

L-girl said...

Yes, great thread. I won't see you all til Friday, I'm out for the next two nights. Keep it up, Sox!

redsock said...

our rogers station is now showing the det-mfy. robertson in, 6-2 mfy, single for the first tiger. then a popup. boo.

redsock said...

MLB's box has the attendance at 28,304.

That's no sellout.

redsock said...

Yook hopes to return in October, if Sox still playing.

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