August 18, 2010

G121: Red Sox 7, Angels 5

Angels  - 001 130 000 - 5 10  1
Red Sox - 100 120 21x - 7 12 0
The Red Sox tied the game on a bases loaded wild pitch by Kevin "George" Jepsen in the seventh inning, then (after pinch-hitter J.D. Drew was intentionally walked to re-load the bases) took a 6-5 lead when pinch-hitter Daniel Nava was plunked by an 0-2 fastball. Jane, stop this crazy thing!

In the top of the eighth, Nava made a diving catch in left field to save Daniel Bard's bacon. With Angels on first and second and two outs, Macier Izturis lofted a fly to shallow left. Nava sprinted in, dove forward, and gloved the ball.After the Sox added an insurance run, Jonathan Papelbon struck out the side in the ninth.

Lackey (7-10-5-0-5, 119) skated out of a few jams in the early innings, allowed a couple of single runs, then surrendered a three-run dong to Alberto Callaspo. LBL. After that, though, Adrian Beltre's two-run homer cut the Angels' lead to 5-4, and Lackey retired the last seven batters he faced.

Bill Hall crushed a home run over everything in left in the fourth. And: Marco Scutaro doubled and walked twice, Dustin Pedroia singled, walked, stole a base, and scored a run, Victor Martinez had two singles, a double, and two runs scored, David Ortiz singled, doubled, and walked twice, Beltre homered and singled and drove in three runs, and Darnell McDonald singled, doubled, and stole a base.

The Yankees beat the Tigers 9-5, so the East remains the same for another day: Tampa Bay and New York are tied for first, with Boston 5.5 GB. The Red Sox are 5.5 GB in the Wild Card race. And the White Sox, who were breathing down the Sox's neck, have dropped to 9 GB in the WC.
Example
Scott Kazmir / John Lackey
Scutaro, SS
Pedroia, 2B
Martinez, C
Ortiz, DH
Beltre, 3B
Lowell, 1B
Hall, LF
McDonald, RF
Kalish, CF
Jacoby Ellsbury, on his examination in California:
It's a broken rib in the back, broken in the exact same place I broke them before. Let's see ... yeah, basically, when I come back I'll be, you know, stronger than ever when I do come back. Thank you. [Will he be back this season?] We're not sure yet.
Terry Francona spoke at length:
I actually got a chance to talk to Dr Yocum this morning ... and he said, "The only way you're going to know the answers that you're asking are if he had a scan everyday. ... It really doesn't matter. It's broken and he needs to let it heal."

My instincts tell me the kid was probably a little more sore than he was letting on. Probably for obvious reasons. He wanted to play and he was catching some heat from a lot of you and all you tough guys (laughs). He's probably a little more tender. Maybe he was more susceptible. Maybe he wasn't. Nobody really knows.
Tito also spoke in Ellsbury's defense on WEEI, when asked if he thought Jacoby was a soft player:
No. And I think for anyone to ever say that, especially for a radio host, is very disrespectful. Talking tough on the radio is a lot different than running into a wall or getting hit with a pitch. ... To get to this point in their career, they've had to -- I know a lot of people think they're pampered athletes -- but they've had to work pretty hard, and they've had to go through a lot.
Francona's comments regarding Ellsbury have not always been so supportive, so this is nice to hear.

AL East: Tigers/Yankees at 7. The Rays beat the Rangers 8-6.
Example
August 18:

1909 - Giants player-coach Arlie Latham -- aka "The Freshest Man on Earth" -- steals second base in New York's 14-1 rout of the Phillies. At 50, he is the oldest player to swipe a base.

1940 - Daily News columnist Jimmy Powers suggests the Yankees' poor play this season -- after four straight World Series titles, the team is in fifth place -- is due to a "mass polio epidemic" contracted from Lou Gehrig. Gehrig files a $1 million lawsuit and the newspaper eventually retracts the story and settles out of court.

1967 - Boston's Tony Conigliaro is beaned by Angels pitcher Jack Hamilton. Conigliaro is hit on the left cheekbone, just below the eye socket, and will miss the rest of 1967 and all of 1968.

290 comments:

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Amy said...

I just got the whole mini-golf thing! Good luck, S1C!

Dr. Jeff said...

Or do I not want to go there?

redsock said...

it is what it is!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Let's see what Winston does with football.

I don't like this. Matsui hanging in there.

Dr. Jeff said...

14.4% to make the playoffs.

redsock said...

bot up

redsock said...

get shemp now.

s1c said...

am surprised it is 14.4% with them being 6 games back in loss column with 7 weeks to go

tim said...

lol, stupid highways

i was on coolstandings awhile ago.

i looked at the schedules/standings yesterday, i figure boston has to go 9-0 on this homestand vs. LAA, TOR and SEA - definitely do-able but though...

and if TB goes .500 vs. TEX, in OAK and LAA - tough task, since they beat TEX twice already, meaning OAK and LAA will have to do well, doubt that will happen...

anyway, if that happens then we'll be within striking distance when we roll into tampa at the end of the month.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

This Callaspo kid is really getting on my nerves, or as my 3 yr old son used to tell his older sister, "You're bugging my brain."

tim said...

I'll tell you what winston did with football.

Chewed the hell out of it. Ripped out the laces then tried to pull out the balloon thing in the middle. But failed.

meunier said...

NAVA!

redsock said...

NAVA LAYING THAT SHIT OUT!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy said...

OMG@!! NAVA is beautiful!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

I LOVE NAVA! I LOVE NAVA! I LOVE NAVA!!

tim said...

DANIEL NAVA IS A BAD MOTHA FUCKA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

s1c said...

the ph paid off on the defensive end!!!

redsock said...

NAVA = BAD MAN

top of the order for the sox. why not get a few more runs, boys?

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Chewed the hell out of it. Ripped out the laces then tried to pull out the balloon thing in the middle. But failed.

Aww, puppies. You gotta love 'em.

Amy said...

I would really like us to score 4-5 runs now.

tim said...

lol, callaspo is so buggin my brain. thats one smart kid!

redsock said...

DONGTARO?

tim said...

SCUTADONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

um.

SCUTADOUBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

meunier said...

Replay needed??

Amy said...

Looked gone to me. But I will take a double.

Amy said...

Without Callaspo, the Angels would be losing by a few more runs.

tim said...

yup, 45 runs would be great this inning.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

What are these stupid fans doing? Stay out of the playing field!!

redsock said...

NO BUNTING!!!!!!!!!

tim said...

you know, if manny was playing LF that would've been a routine fly.

since joe morgan always remembered to tell me how shallow manny plays @ fenway.

redsock said...

you better get him in, then.

meunier said...

SMALL BALL ???!

redsock said...

95 coming in, 45 laying down

tim said...

hooray auto-out - for once of our most prolific hitters. good call, tito. there goes MY manager of the year nomination for you.

meunier said...

Got it done there..

Amy said...

OK, there's a run.

Does Tito look so dumb now? I don't mind a little small ball now and then.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Tim, is that your new jpg?

"buggin' my brain" We have been using that gem ever since he said it, 14 years now.

Insurance is good.

tim said...

fuckin eh! blue light sale on insurance tonight!

the fact that it was 5-2 at one point makes this so much more sweet.

redsock said...

NAPOL-E?

tim said...

jpg is dirty water related, so that will come out (hopefully) soon.

Amy said...

jpg? Like a graphic? the wallet?

redsock said...

these last 2 games have a great feel to them. maybe i'm just a pie-eyed optimist, but i think we can do it.

tim said...

i wouldn't mind another appearance from opposite papi right about now.

redsock said...

i see saturday's game is at 7, so it'll be an ish/zen-fest, because of wmtc5.

Amy said...

I would like another two runs, please.

tim said...

you know how redsock has the muddy waters pic?

one of those.

i've built this up too much now, should've never mentioned it. its really not that great. ill explain later.

tim said...

walk-i papi is fine by me.

major dong to ground control, pls.

Amy said...

It's ok, Tim. If we win, we will be excited by anything!

tim said...

9-5 mfy, bot 8.

3 outs left for a 5-run det comeback.

not optimistic about that.

redsock said...

beltre trying to give ME a souviner.

tim said...

nice wheels, adrian!

redsock said...

Rx?

redsock said...

"it is so totally and completely on."

tim said...

i'm curious as to the umpire uniform choices. i thought blue was for the NL and black was for the AL, but they're wearing blue tonight. there's also grey i think.

this deserves a blog post or discussion on the way to the pawsox game, with allan doing research i don't want to do right now.

redsock said...

i will not be researching that, though i will discuss it for 10 seconds.

Amy said...

Tim, I thought only I gave Allan research assignments. :)

Amy said...

OK, folks, pray for the Bot to appear.

tim said...

alright, yoga time for everyone.


breathe.

inhale.


exhale.


all is well...

chakras...

redsock said...

i am not worried. breathing normally.

tim said...

and by "everyone" i mean, amy. =)

i'm fine with a 10 second discussion. as long as i figure it out.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

One.

tim said...

siddown, jimi kendrix.

redsock said...

K-endrick.

i did say during the texas series that when it is that hot, umps should go back to using the puffy mattress/shield from the late 70s rather than having all that crap under their shirts.

tim said...

i'm pumped for my order of this to be picked up tmrw.

nice splitter.

Amy said...

I think the Bot is here tonight.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Two.

KK

redsock said...

go take a nap, oli.

s1c said...

1 more out and it is dirty dirty water!!!

redsock said...

let's see you dance, erick.
you said you was funky.

tim said...

mmmm, 5 unanswered runs.... 2 strikes to go.

make that 1.

Edward Lee said...

Where the hell has the splitter been all season?

tim said...

winston says "hurry up pap, i gotta pee!"

meunier said...

I still say losing the bat should be an out.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Tim, doesn't answer your question, but I found this Q&A on mlb.com You can order umpire attire!

I am concerned with the recent change in the color scheme of the umpire uniforms. I understand that it may be attempt to stay ahead of the fashion curve, but this is baseball, the Great American Pastime. For as long as I can remember umpires have been dressed in blue, which led to umpires being referred to as "blue." I understand individual teams changing their uniforms in an attempt to generate higher merchandise sales, but no one is interested in purchasing umpire merchandise. Over time the uniforms have changed and that's fine; all I ask is that the color remain constant. With the recent controversy in the umpire union, I just hope these alteration in the umpire color scheme are not an attempt to distance themselves from this controversy. This concerns the history of Baseball and not the history of the umpire's union.
-- J. Carlson

Umpire uniforms have undergone many changes over the years. While perhaps not as dynamic as players' uniforms, the colors have been modified several times. Maroon jackets, black pants, navy pants, royal blue pants, black shirts, navy long-sleeved shirts, navy short-sleeved shirts, white shirts (with and without black ties), powder-blue long sleeved shirts with ties -- these are all different styles from years gone by. The original umpires wore top hats and tailed coats! Professional umpires in the Minor Leagues have worn varied color combinations, as well -- including orange and green; red, white and blue; and Hawaiian shirts.
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I was wondering if the black jackets or hats the current umpires wear are available to the general public. Thanks.
-- J. Galloway

MLB umpire uniforms are available through Honig's Whistle Stop in Ann Arbor, Mich. See www.honigs.com.

redsock said...

The water is Muddy!!!

Ah, yeah.

Amy said...

OK, DIRTY water!

This felt like our team tonight!

s1c said...

KKK - the racist bot - dirty water !!!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Three. I think the Bot showed up.

Dirty>>Clean

redsock said...

well, that did NOT look like a strike. but whatever ...........

tim said...

SO SWEET!!!!!!!!!

THAT SHIT IS DIRTY!!!!!!!!!

Amy said...

He did look like the Pap of old tonight. Even I can admit that.

tim said...

(i was at a client's place at work and saw that sign, and thought that the water was dirty, and well, it stuck)

s1c said...

well off to hit the dvr and find out what the date with the State Trooper was like!!!

Amy said...

Cute graphic, Tim! Worth the wait!

tim said...

thanks for the post, MGR, will read after i take the dog out!

good night jos, hoping for the series (and season) sweep of these shitheads tmrw night!

Amy said...

Be sure to report back, S1C!

redsock said...

and L pulling in the driveway now!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Non-potable=good water.

Nice sign.

SoSock said...

IMAC (infamous morning after comment)

What a freaking catch! Was shooting pool, watching Sportscenter and saw it. They showed it like right after it happened. The guy I was shooting with says "hey man, your shot" and I said " wait just a minute. They're probably going to show this several times, and I want to see it every time" They did too.

Am I greatly mistaken, or has the bus picked up a couple of late route riders? ;>
I still think we're going to make the playoffs, and I even think we have a realistic shot at the division, although that's getting less likely every couple of days.
But c'mon peoples - climb aboard!

Loved the Jetson's reference! Ruh Roh Relroy!

Sure would be nice to use a broom on these Angels tonight. Haven't needed that thing in a while, although the Sox have probably used one more recently than I have.......

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