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Monday, August 01, 2011

Indians (53-52) @ RedSox (66-40), Monday, August 1, 2011, 7:10pm

CLE: Josh Tomlin (26, RHP, 11-5, 4.01)
BOS: John Lackey (32, RHP, 9-8, 6.20)

The Primer Chimp Posted: August 01, 2011 at 01:00 PM | 127 comment(s)
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   1. Benji Gil Gamesh VII - The Opt-Out Awakens Posted: August 01, 2011 at 11:02 PM (#3890634)
Remy talking about Bedahd...awesome.
   2. Phil Coorey. Posted: August 01, 2011 at 11:12 PM (#3890637)
Lackey has not had a 123 first inning all year - fantastic
   3. Fancy Pants Handle struck out swinging Posted: August 01, 2011 at 11:14 PM (#3890640)
Speakin' of Bedaaahhhd. I probably should have mentioned this on one of the bazillion threads, but when looking over his numbers somthing popped out at me: he has a 2.47 ERA in 11 starts since April. He didn't pitch at all in 2010, so I think most of his 5.50ish ERA in the first month can probably be chalked up to the good old rust.

Obviously the issue with Bedaaahhhd is always going to be his health, but the point is he might be a bit better than his season totals so far suggest - if healthy.
   4. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: August 01, 2011 at 11:15 PM (#3890641)
Kipnis is just not a baseball name.
   5. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: August 01, 2011 at 11:15 PM (#3890642)
Really impressive movement on the cutter there. Practically slider movement at 90 mph.
   6. Fancy Pants Handle struck out swinging Posted: August 01, 2011 at 11:17 PM (#3890643)
Lackey has not had a 123 first inning all year - fantastic

Duh.
   7. Phil Coorey. Posted: August 01, 2011 at 11:17 PM (#3890644)
Morning btw , Benji

Has a Lackey breaking ball had that much bite all year?
   8. Phil Coorey. Posted: August 01, 2011 at 11:20 PM (#3890645)
Does Ellsbury not hit anything off the screws anymore?

Duh.


Reverse jinx, worked!!!
   9. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: August 01, 2011 at 11:21 PM (#3890647)
That split for Bedard is pretty impressive.

March/April: 26 IP, 31 H, 20 R, 7 HR, 11 BB, 20 K
May/June/July: 66 IP, 46 H, 21 R, 4 HR, 19 BB, 67 K
   10. Fancy Pants Handle struck out swinging Posted: August 01, 2011 at 11:23 PM (#3890649)
Tomlin looks to be getting squeezed against Gonzalez.
   11. Phil Coorey. Posted: August 01, 2011 at 11:24 PM (#3890650)
Tomlin looks to be getting squeezed against Gonzalez.


He was on the 2-0, definitely
   12. Phil Coorey. Posted: August 01, 2011 at 11:26 PM (#3890651)
You know, this is great - game on HD ESPN out here and it looks great - but Rick ####### Sutcliffe - jesus ####### christ - what the #### do I do with this stupid ####### #### of a bloke?
   13. Benji Gil Gamesh VII - The Opt-Out Awakens Posted: August 01, 2011 at 11:26 PM (#3890652)
Remember when AGon hit homers?
   14. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: August 01, 2011 at 11:28 PM (#3890655)
Gonzalez has been slumping? I've been on vacation (British Columbia) and I had no idea anyone on offense wasn't hitting awesomely.

(Yeah, I kept the blog going on vacation. That went over better than expected, actually.)
   15. Benji Gil Gamesh VII - The Opt-Out Awakens Posted: August 01, 2011 at 11:28 PM (#3890656)
He's hitting MCoA, just not going deep.
   16. Fancy Pants Handle struck out swinging Posted: August 01, 2011 at 11:35 PM (#3890657)
Gonzalez:

Last 10 Games: 535/571/674

Trade that bum!
   17. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: August 01, 2011 at 11:39 PM (#3890660)
Holy ####, Bogar held a runner instead of sending him to certain doom!
   18. Dan Posted: August 01, 2011 at 11:39 PM (#3890661)
Some nice hitting by Salty and Reddick.
   19. Mattbert Posted: August 01, 2011 at 11:40 PM (#3890662)
Carl Crawford at-bat lasts longer than three pitches.

Film at eleven.
   20. Dan Posted: August 01, 2011 at 11:41 PM (#3890663)
Why are both Salty and Reddick hitting behind Crawford? Just stick Crawford in the 7th or 8th spot and leave him there, please.
   21. Dan Posted: August 01, 2011 at 11:43 PM (#3890664)
Wow, I really didn't think Reddick would take third on that with Fukudome in RF.
   22. Phil Coorey. Posted: August 01, 2011 at 11:44 PM (#3890665)
/Was he safe there
   23. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: August 01, 2011 at 11:44 PM (#3890666)
5 years ago today CC Sabathia and the Indians beat the Red Sox at Fenway. It was a steaming hot night. I was there.
   24. Phil Coorey. Posted: August 01, 2011 at 11:45 PM (#3890667)
He was out but I notice at third it is Angel Hernandez - which means he will be home plate this week for sure - ####### great
   25. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: August 01, 2011 at 11:55 PM (#3890669)
Really Ellsbury?
   26. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: August 01, 2011 at 11:56 PM (#3890670)
Or, as it turns out...really Reddick?
   27. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: August 01, 2011 at 11:57 PM (#3890671)
Well, Carrera would have scored on that anyway I think.
   28. Dale Sams Posted: August 01, 2011 at 11:59 PM (#3890672)
Hey Mr. Throws your hands up in the air on others errors...how bout backing up 2cnd on that instead of standing around with you hands in the air?

I also like how Youk had to tell you to cover thrid.
   29. Dale Sams Posted: August 02, 2011 at 12:01 AM (#3890673)
Remember when AGon hit homers


I remember when I predicted he would he 25 hrs for the whole season. First I was ridiculed, then it looked like i was right, then it looked like I was stupid.

...now I'd say about 30.
   30. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: August 02, 2011 at 12:05 AM (#3890677)
That was a silly decision by Youkilis.
   31. Phil Coorey. Posted: August 02, 2011 at 12:05 AM (#3890678)
With no outs Youks - why???
   32. Dan Posted: August 02, 2011 at 12:05 AM (#3890679)
Nice hitting.

Bad decision to try and score on that with no outs.
   33. Phil Coorey. Posted: August 02, 2011 at 12:08 AM (#3890680)
Youks would have scored on that ground out....

jesus
   34. Phil Coorey. Posted: August 02, 2011 at 12:09 AM (#3890681)
Is that Crawford's first homer at Fenway this year?
   35. Dan Posted: August 02, 2011 at 12:09 AM (#3890682)
That didn't look like he hit it as hard as the flyout in the 9th the other day.
   36. Fancy Pants Handle struck out swinging Posted: August 02, 2011 at 12:09 AM (#3890683)
It was probably Bogard's fault, trying to make up for the earlier missed opportunity.
   37. Fancy Pants Handle struck out swinging Posted: August 02, 2011 at 12:11 AM (#3890685)
Is that Crawford's first homer at Fenway this year?

2nd
   38. Phil Coorey. Posted: August 02, 2011 at 12:11 AM (#3890686)
That didn't look like he hit it as hard as the flyout in the 9th the other day.


I was thinking the same thing - that was hammered the other day it seemed
   39. Dan Posted: August 02, 2011 at 12:23 AM (#3890691)
I was in the shower. How did we give up a run and why is Aviles in the game?
   40. Phil Coorey. Posted: August 02, 2011 at 12:26 AM (#3890692)
2nd


Thanks mate
   41. Dan Posted: August 02, 2011 at 12:32 AM (#3890695)
Well, at least Aviles has the arm strength to make proper throws from the SS position.
   42. Dale Sams Posted: August 02, 2011 at 12:36 AM (#3890697)
As much as I dislike Lackey, Sox will need him to start a playoff game (no jinxes!). Can you imagine if Cabrera stepped on his ankle?

Do the Sox have Tavarez's or Paul Byrd's phone numbers?
   43. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: August 02, 2011 at 12:49 AM (#3890703)
Uch.
   44. Dan Posted: August 02, 2011 at 12:51 AM (#3890707)
Well, Lackey looked good for the first 3 innings any way.
   45. Chip Posted: August 02, 2011 at 12:53 AM (#3890709)
Wow, I'm so encouraged that Lackey's going to start a playoff game for this team. Just based on these last three batters.
   46. Phil Coorey. Posted: August 02, 2011 at 12:53 AM (#3890710)
oh well
   47. Answer Guy. Posted: August 02, 2011 at 12:56 AM (#3890713)
As much as I dislike Lackey, Sox will need him to start a playoff game (no jinxes!).


That notion does not fill me with confidence. At least, barring a major injury, they won't need Wakefield or Miller to start playoff games.
   48. Phil Coorey. Posted: August 02, 2011 at 12:58 AM (#3890714)
Lackey wont have to start an ALDS game , right?
   49. Mattbert Posted: August 02, 2011 at 12:58 AM (#3890715)
At least, barring a major injury, they won't need Wakefield or Miller to start playoff games.

I'm not entirely convinced that Lackey is a better proposition than either of those two.
   50. Answer Guy. Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:02 AM (#3890717)
Never seen a broken bat home run before.
   51. Dan Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:02 AM (#3890718)
Jesus ####### christ, Salty has some kinda power when he really gets into one. Broken bat homer?
   52. Dale Sams Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:02 AM (#3890719)
Am I the only one a micro-second before the swing says "Get that #### outta here" on hangers like that?

I am? nvm.
   53. Phil Coorey. Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:03 AM (#3890721)
salty!
   54. Dan Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:03 AM (#3890723)
Salty hit a broken bat homer in RF at NYS earlier this year, AG, though obviously it wasn't quite that far.
   55. Dan Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:04 AM (#3890724)
It might have been Ortiz that broke his bat at NYS, I just remember a game where they both barely hit homers out in RF, and one was a broken bat.
   56. Dale Sams Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:05 AM (#3890725)
I'm not entirely convinced that Lackey is a better proposition than either of those two


I think Miller could fake it....Wake would give up a 6 run lead in a heartbeat.
   57. Drew (Primakov, Gungho Iguanas) Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:06 AM (#3890726)
Salty's only bad month was April. How is that possible?
   58. Fancy Pants Handle struck out swinging Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:07 AM (#3890728)
Yes, lets lose the game so tha Lackey can have a shot at the 'win'...
   59. Dan Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:08 AM (#3890729)
Salty's now hitting .267/.331/.484 in a year with low offense around the league and especially at catcher.
   60. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:09 AM (#3890731)
Carl meant to do it that way. More style points, you know.
   61. Mattbert Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:10 AM (#3890732)
Jesus ####### christ, Salty has some kinda power when he really gets into one.

Dude's really been locked in the last couple months: .304/.373/.545 since June 1st.
   62. Dan Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:10 AM (#3890734)
Not sure I've ever seen that particular move before.
   63. Chip Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:10 AM (#3890735)
WTF is Lackey still doing in this game giving up line drives?
   64. Dale Sams Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:12 AM (#3890736)
One of the better-looking 6 2/3, 5 run games I've seen.
   65. Dale Sams Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:14 AM (#3890738)
How is that possible


Don't ask me...he looked like Aviles did in Aviles first AB for a month.
   66. Mattbert Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:16 AM (#3890739)
How are they pronouncing Aviles' name? I've always wondered...
   67. Fancy Pants Handle struck out swinging Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:19 AM (#3890740)
I pronounce it Ah-vee-lez. So now you know which way is wrong. Proceed by process of elimmination.
   68. Dan Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:19 AM (#3890741)
Uh-VEE-les
   69. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:22 AM (#3890742)
Salty's .333 babip is probably a little inflated, but he looks like a very good hitter for a catcher, and he's been more than adequate defensively.
   70. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:24 AM (#3890745)
How has Morales looked in the last couple weeks as the lefty in the pen? That was a good appearance, though I could have done with a better pitch:throw-to-first ratio.
   71. Dan Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:25 AM (#3890746)
Salty has uncorked some laser throws to 2nd lately as well.
   72. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:27 AM (#3890747)
Uch, why did Adrian swing at that one.
   73. Dan Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:28 AM (#3890748)
GIDP on ball 4. Ugly.
   74. Dan Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:30 AM (#3890750)
Ortiz and Gonzalez have combined to ground into 40 double plays in 4 months.
   75. Dan Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:34 AM (#3890751)
Well ####.
   76. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:35 AM (#3890752)
Gone? I don't have HD, I can't quite tell.
   77. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:36 AM (#3890755)
That's absolutely a HR.
   78. Benji Gil Gamesh VII - The Opt-Out Awakens Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:36 AM (#3890754)
That's off the top of the wall, not a HR.
   79. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:36 AM (#3890756)
It couldn't possibly have taken that angle, off the top of the wall. I think?
   80. Phil Coorey. Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:36 AM (#3890757)
Looks like a homer
   81. Chip Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:37 AM (#3890758)
Absolutely a HR. Went over the wall, hit a chair.
   82. Dan Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:37 AM (#3890759)
That's a home run.
   83. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:37 AM (#3890761)
The angle NESN is now showing makes it look like most probably a homer, but it's hard to be completely sure.
   84. Benji Gil Gamesh VII - The Opt-Out Awakens Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:37 AM (#3890760)
Almost certainly hit that rust-colored section.
   85. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:38 AM (#3890762)
First run given up by Bard since May 23rd.
   86. Dale Sams Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:38 AM (#3890763)
Right before that dinger, I was thinking "GD, stop setting up inside Salty".
   87. Chip Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:39 AM (#3890765)
As for how that happened, Bard throwing two straight inside breaking balls to Cabrera was insane.
   88. Dan Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:39 AM (#3890764)
Reddick played that amazingly, even if it ended up being a homer.
   89. Answer Guy. Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:39 AM (#3890766)
Not our night.
   90. Phil Coorey. Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:39 AM (#3890769)
Right call - oh well

Bard is human
   91. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:40 AM (#3890770)
The little sticky-up metal things on the top of the wall could have caused a bounce of that angle, but it's very clear the ball landed in between them. There's nothing on the wall between the metal dealies that could have caused that bounce. That leaves an arm rest, so, most likely homer.
   92. Mattbert Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:40 AM (#3890771)
Last earned run Bard gave up...also against Cleveland. On the 23rd of May.

Which I'm sure Orsillo has mentioned already, much to everyone's delight.
   93. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:41 AM (#3890772)
Orsillo started droning on about the scoreless streak before Bard had even thrown a pitch. This is on him.
   94. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:42 AM (#3890774)
Owww!

Well, that's determinative, and kind of hilarious.
   95. Chip Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:43 AM (#3890775)
Wow, actually hit the woman's knee, and she has the imprint of the laces on the ball to prove it.
   96. Dan Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:43 AM (#3890776)
Orsillo started droning on about the scoreless streak before Bard had even thrown a pitch. This is on him.


YOu have to be the last person that I would have expected to see this statement from.
   97. Benji Gil Gamesh VII - The Opt-Out Awakens Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:43 AM (#3890779)
It couldn't possibly have taken that angle, off the top of the wall. I think?
If it had backspin it certainly could. And that wall didn't exactly look uniform and flat.

Whatever, I'm in the minority, but it didn't look like it cleared the wall by enough to have hit a chair and it didn't vanish long enough to have hit the ground.

Okay then...off a knee (ow!!) would explain the odd angle.
   98. tfbg9 Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:43 AM (#3890780)
Bard now 1-5. Weird.
   99. Dan Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:44 AM (#3890781)
I thought it was her knee when they first showed that angle in slow-mo, but then I reconsidered after seeing how far the ball ricocheted.
   100. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: August 02, 2011 at 01:45 AM (#3890782)
Am I that boring?

Eh, I don't really mean it or anything. I do honestly dislike how much announcers have to go on about streaks, but I get that if you aren't very good at announcing, it's an easy thing to fill space with. And Orsillo certainly isn't very good at announcing.
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