04 June 2010

Sox @ Baltimore: Revenge on the Birds

Boston 11 - Baltimore 0

Buchholz threw a 5-hit complete-game shutout, and Scutaro, Beltre, and Youkilis hit homers. There was never much doubt about this one.

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Failure to dominate bad teams, including the dreadful sweep we suffered from Baltimore a month ago, has cast a shadow on our record so far in 2010. To move firmly out of our tie with Toronto, we need to do well in this series. And let the Jays (Cecil 5-2, 3.81 ERA, 109 ERA+) and Yanks ("Butt-head" Burnett 6-2, 3.28 ERA, 124 ERA+) beat up on each other tonight.

According to Extra Bases, Francona commiserated with Dave Trembley before the game. The Orioles' manager was fired this morning, and Terry knows what that's like. 3B coach Juan Samuel takes over; maybe ours should have.

We will continue to operate with a makeshift outfield. With Hall, Hermida (and McDonald) showing signs of life at the plate, that's not such a bad thing; maybe Hermida is more comfortable in left for away games. Apparently, Cameron's available to pinch hit.

RED SOX (31-24)
Marco Scutaro SS
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Kevin Youkilis 1B
Victor Martinez C
J.D. Drew RF
Adrian Beltre 3B
Jeremy Hermida LF
Bill Hall CF

Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (7-3, 2.73).

ORIOLES (15-39)
Corey Patterson LF
Miguel Tejada 3B
Nick Markakis RF
Ty Wigginton 1B
Luke Scott DH
Matt Wieters C
Adam Jones CF
Scott Moore 2B
Cesar Izturis SS

Pitching: RHP Chris Tillman (0-0, 3.18).


Buchholz is looking great lately, and of course Baltimore was the victim of his 2007 no-hitter...but we know that's not much of a factor.

61 comments:

Zenslinger said...

I'm not sure what the weather situation is. Amalie Benjamin says that the tarp is off the field.

Zenslinger said...

Game is on -- for now!

Patrick said...

3 batters, 3 base runners, 0 outs.

Zenslinger said...

Bases loaded, no one out, 21 pitches in.

Patrick said...

V-Mart ready to put on the laser show.

Zenslinger said...

Let's git some wood on it, c'mon now!

Patrick said...

Kind of weak way to score there, but hey, 1-0

RedSoxDiehard said...

Too bad Jim Joyce isn't here - Victor coulda been safe!

Zenslinger said...

A little fire, please.

Patrick said...

ON FIRE!!!! 3-0!

Patrick said...

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Zenslinger said...

Now that's what we like to see, DJ!

Patrick said...

DJ drew, cranking out the hits!

meunier said...

Last game threading for me until June 22nd.

Zenslinger said...

A cool 38 pitches for Mr. Tillman.

No mercy.

Zenslinger said...

Traveling?

Zenslinger said...

Bautista homers off of Butt-head after two perfect innings by Cecil.

Zenslinger said...

Nice -- off the wall, I assume?

Zenslinger said...

Hall has a .836 OPS this year. I like that.

Patrick said...

Hall and Hermida are top class bench players, imo.

Zenslinger said...

On GDGD, Ball One hit Scutaro's avatar in the helmet.

Zenslinger said...

I agree about them being good bench players. Hall has had such ups and downs that it's great to see him playing well. Hermida's been lucky with a lot of RBI, but I think he can do better with the bat overall. Maybe a lot better.

Zenslinger said...

And our second baseman may well be back in the swing of things.

Zenslinger said...

Wow. Tillman comes out already? Is he hurt? 57 pitches is a lot for 1.1 innings, but still...

Patrick said...

Lucky with RBIs, but unlucky with BABIP. His line drive percent is 20, which is a good sign.

Patrick said...

Youk disappointing me. :( left 5 already.

Zenslinger said...

Back in a few.

nick said...

I like when Remy gets righteous. Sacrifice in the 3rd down by 4? Ridiculous.

meunier said...

jesus

RedSoxDiehard said...

Damn, Adrian, leave my outfielders alone!

He needs flashing lights and a siren on top of his hat or something so the other guys can stay out of his way. Nice catch, though.

Patrick said...

Beltre is playing for a contract, nothing is going to stop him, not Ellsbury, not Hermida.

Patrick said...

Here we are at june 4th, and Ortiz his a higher average than Pedroia.

nick said...

Sweaty 7!

Patrick said...

SWEATY DONG!!!

Can't give Youk a third try. You WILL pay!

Patrick said...

LA LA LA LASER SHOW!!!

Dr. Jeff said...

Youk! So awesome. Did you hear the Orioles' announcer saying that the Red Sox have a Yankee-like offense? What a compliment.

Zenslinger said...

Toronto up 4-0 over the Yankees -- all on HRs (2 by Bautista).

Zenslinger said...

I'd rather have a Red Sox like offense.

Patrick said...

What are the chances the Yankees finish the season in 4th place?

Never tell me the odds, but I like our chances.

Patrick said...

I feel like Buchholz's best years are yet to come.

Patrick said...

49 pitches through 4.

Zenslinger said...

5-pitch inning, I think. But you could be right, Patrick.

Patrick said...

HOMBRE!

Patrick said...

Beltre has been taking BP lessons with Pedroia.

Zenslinger said...

Reggie Jackson swing there.

Patrick said...

Clay with 66 through 5. Looking like at least 7 innings from him. I'm hoping 8.

Zenslinger said...

Yanks down 6-1. Ah...wish I was down in the Bar to see the Yankee fans be quiet.

Zenslinger said...

Texas coming back vs. Tampa. 4-4, bases loaded.

Zenslinger said...

And HH just cruising. Gives up a single, then a first-pitch DP. So nice.

I'm thinking eight innings.

Patrick said...

It looks like a Joe Nelson in the ninth type of game.

Texas has taken a lead 9-4!

Shaping up to be a great night for baseball.

Zenslinger said...

Indeed. I'm trying to hang on to the top spot in my fantasy league as well. Youk helped out there a bit.

Patrick said...

Double H can finish this himself.

Patrick said...

Hah! I don't like to talk about Fantasy in here, (or anywhere public), but I got Youk too. Been invaluable in my league with OBP.

Zenslinger said...

I don't usually. Thought I might get away with it with the small crowd.

Zenslinger said...

I have HH as well.

Patrick said...

HH helping us for get about lacking and beckett.

9ip, 0ER

nick said...

I see you talking about fantasy baseball, but I won't tell anyone.

HH!

Mrs.GotRibe said...

Sorry I missed the thread. I was at a movie with my husband. Yes, a real date. I kept up with the score, though. Nice win. Great pitching. And, I get highlights on MASN.

Dirty>>Clean

nick said...

I do feel for the Os, but I'm not ready to give 'em a game.

Zenslinger said...

Dirty is good.

I'm digging the 2.39 ERA on that boy!

Zenslinger said...

Gonna shut down the thread so we don't get trolled.