Friday, June 18, 2010

Game 67 Thread: June 18 @ Red Sox, 4p

Vin Scully throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park in 2004.

Carlos Monasterios (3-1, 2.98) vs. Felix Doubront (0-0, -.--).

COMMENTS: One series, five storylines!

1. Beat L.A.! Like the city of Boston didn't already need another reason to hate anything to do with Los Angeles, in come the Dodgers wearing their fancy L.A. caps and having the nerve to be from the same city as the team that just beat the Celtics. Oh, and we stole favorite son Frank McCourt. Okay, maybe they'll just be pissed about the Lakers.

2. One night only! Don't forget, Vin Scully is calling tonight's game (and only tonight's game) from Fenway Park. Last time he was there, they treated him well (see above). Expect some good stories today (and let me know if there's anything Repository-worthy).

3. Can Carlos Fen-agle a win in Boston? Now that the law of averages is catching up with John Ely, will Monasterios be the next to regress? BABIP against: .242.

4. Who is Felix Doubront? Maybe Karina can file a scouting report, but we do know this: Monsieur Doubront is a 22-year-old Venezuelan left-hander making his major-league debut today. Uh-oh.

5. Manny returns to Boston. Strangely, the media hasn't made a big deal of this. Go figure.

149 comments:

Josh S. said...

Sweet. Vin is throwing on flat ground. He could be back in the rotation soon!

I can't even think of a good play on Doubront's name. Uh...something about Frank Darabont? Nope. I got nuffin.

Andrew said...

Queensbridge!

NicJ said...

so eng/alg play to a draw. was that the best case scenario for us?

NicJ said...

I hope manny just goes off this weekend. All this piling on him in the media is really annoying.

Josh S. said...

Kemp 8
Martin 2
Ethier 9
Ramirez DH
Blake 5
Loney 3
Belliard 4
Johnson 7
Carroll 6

Monasterios 1

I like Kemp leading off.

Mr. Customer said...

@nic

Mathematically, yes, but only a win gets them in without regard to the other outcome. Plus, Algeria has a glimmer of hope, so they'll be keyed up.

NicJ said...

so we control our own destiny, so to speak.

Mr. Customer said...

Indeed.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I like the chances for the U.S.

Also, Boston sucks.

Josh S. said...

Of course a player being reunited with the team whose entire fanbase he pissed off is a story!

I was talking about J.D. Drew. Who did you mean?

NicJ said...

Apparently Tulo broke his wrist.

Out six to eight weeks.

NicJ said...

manny getting cheers at bating practice.

Mr. Customer said...

@ Josh (from 1:05)

If we can't find a way to make him Doubront of a joke, we're not trying hard enough.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Let's turn Doubront into the Deboubront.

Josh S. said...

Frankly, I see Eckstein as more of a threat than Tulo at this point.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Wait, Manny used to play for the Red Sox?

NicJ said...

no, manny played for the indians, and then he disappeared for a while.

NicJ said...

Good news guys, Rihanna is back in the country so maybe kemp will start hitting again.

she will be at the game.

NicJ said...

seeing a lot of blue at BP.

MR. F said...

QUEENSBRIDGE!!!!!

Josh S. said...

Nic, where are you seeing BP? Are you there or are they showing it on MLBNet?

NicJ said...

im hearing a lot of bitterness from MLB network.

NicJ said...

MLBnet

i was at fenway from last year. from talking to the fans about manny it was kind of like when you talk to a buddy about his really hot ex GF that was high maintenance

you could tell they miss him.

NicJ said...

after seeing what the red sox did to Moyer the other day, im worried about what is going to happen today with monny.

Josh S. said...

The "Kick the Shit Out of Beantown" Tour 2010 rolls on.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Los Angeles vs. Boston


Where have I heard that one before?

Josh S. said...

I'm manning the reception desk, Vinny!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

195? Gameday says 165.

Jason said...

Totally forgot about the Beltre angle to tonight's game.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Kemp, you suck.

karen said...

Hi everyone!

Matt's woes continue.

Goood to hear Vin

NicJ said...
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Josh S. said...

Cy Doubront.

NicJ said...

well, i guess manny will just have to settle for a solo HR.

Jason said...

Damn MSB

NicJ said...

monny is up in the zone.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Damn the ALMSB

Jason said...

At Bat is saying Ortiz hates to face the knuckle curve. How big of a sample size could they have to say that definitively?

Jason said...

Should have thrown the knuckle curve.

NicJ said...

well, that was quick.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Fucking Boston.

karen said...

Not a great start

NicJ said...

damn billingsley's groin.

Josh S. said...

What happened to sucky Ortiz?

Josh S. said...

Come on, strike out Yukon Cornelius!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

This is really starting to piss me off.

NicJ said...

I saw this coming.

NicJ said...

Carlos Moyersterios.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I hate that damn wall.

NicJ said...

well at least the lakers won.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I found the Red Sox version of SoSG, and it's surprisingly not Sons of Sam Horn.

joyofsox.blogspot.com


Damn you, JD Drew. I hate you JD-freakin'-Drew.

Josh S. said...

Lakers sucked ass early on last night too.

MR. F said...

Yahoo Sports' front page MLB story looks like it's ridiculous (based on the title and summary).

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

At least this gives us good karma for the Laker g-




Dammit.

NicJ said...

At least we have Vin, who makes a bad game fun with his stories.

We could be listening to collins right now.

NicJ said...

not quite the reception Nomar got.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We're going to make this kid look like Cy fucking Young.

Josh S. said...

I missed Manny come to bat. Did the crowd sing the "Welcome Back Kotter" theme to him?

NicJ said...

id like to see what our record is against rookie pitcher. Not very good im guessing.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

@Josh - No, but I think Gabe Kaplan had a "Mannypause" sign.

NicJ said...

loney fouled out in a stadium that is pretty damn hard to foul out in.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

They couldn't even afford to get a real picture for Daniel Nava on Gameday.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I really wish we could have signed an extra pitcher during the offseason right now.

Dusty Baker said...

Hey kids!

Taping the game so Mrs Dusty and MDIL and I can all watch together after they get home from work.

Go Blue!

Josh S. said...

Like a Russ Ortiz or something.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Only, y'know, good.

NicJ said...

monny is getting crushed.

karen said...

Mono thanking the heavens

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Belly2 actually does something. We're in business.

karen said...

YAAAY Belli2!!

Josh S. said...

At first blush, turning down Garland's option is looking like a huge mistake. Yet, I think he wouldn't have given the Dodgers the performance he's giving the Padres. And $10 million is a pretty big gamble.

Oh, and WOOOO BELLY!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

WOOO HOOO! FREE RUNS!!!!

Josh S. said...

AH HA! So Doubront can't catch!

We're on the board!

karen said...

Love a good defensive play. Thanks sox

MR. F said...

Yay.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So which one of our batters likes to hit balls to the left-field side?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

MOAR RUNZ!!!!

karen said...

Some Bison power in Boston

MR. F said...

Matthew! Rihanna's back! No more lonely nights!

Steve Sax said...

To whoever thought Kemp in leadoff was a good idea...

You're right!

MR. F said...

An Olney! Not ideal, but it's a tie game!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

Fuck Boston.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Manny homer over the monster. I'm calling it.

rbnlaw said...

Hi, got to go play softball now.
You kids be good while I'm gone.

DB,
I left the liquor cabinet key in the usual place.

NicJ said...

haha, drew hurts ankle on that catch.

Dodger blue must be his kryptonite.

karen said...

That's quite a shave job Ortiz has going there

NicJ said...

its crazy how many fly outs are right at the base of the wall.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Oh, boo hoo, Drew can't stay in the game. Wah wah wah wah wah. I'll shed a crocodile tear for him.

NicJ said...

Jmac's cousin in for Drew.

karen said...

AAHHHH J.D. hurt his ankle. What a sad turn of events

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Whew. No damage done.

Steve Sax said...

Hey, it's 3-3! Way to battle back, Dodgers!

Steve Sax said...

Josh S, I just realized it was you who recommended leading off Kemp

Steve Sax said...

I gotta step out for a second. Please hold down the fort.

Help yourself to anything in the fridge, though.

NicJ said...

Mean Mr. Mustache legs out a single.

karen said...

Oh crap

NicJ said...

well, this game sucks.

NicJ said...

why does beltre go down to a knee to hit now?

i guess it works.

NicJ said...

please put tron on the DL.

NicJ said...

the dodgers sure are charitable.

NicJ said...

i really dont like inter league.

NicJ said...

still no outs.

MR. F said...

Well this sucks.

karen said...

Yep, BoSox still pissed about that whole Laker/celtic thing

NicJ said...

well, if anyone wanted to see chin lung hu play, you will get your chance tonight.

karen said...

This is the TronMan implosion we've all been expecting

NicJ said...

so what else is on tonight?

Josh S. said...

So, uh, what did I miss?

karen said...

Well this inning has seen a little bit of everything

NicJ said...

any forecast of rain in the boston area tonight?

Josh S. said...

There's no way leaving Monny would have been worse than THIS.

karen said...

WooHoo an out!

NicJ said...

i cant believe andre striking out with two men on was only one out ago.

Josh S. said...

Intentionally walking Ortiz when down 10-3? Yes, let's not have them blow it open.

karen said...

@JoshS Comment you made at 4:23 about Yukon Cornelius was VERY funny

Josh S. said...

Why in the blue hell is GAARP in there?

Josh S. said...

Is Blogger broken or did EVERYBODY give up?

karina said...

Epale everyone!

Sorry I was late but my good friend opened her first solo expo tonight. It's my fault all the mess in this game.

You asked about Felix Doubront but I can't say much. All I can say is he belongs to Navegantes del Magallanes and he pitched for the very first time last season.

Couldn't watch him pitching because the Red Sox wanted him to prepare for Spring Training. I think he was scoreless in 5 or 6 outings. If you want to, I could check the numbers somewhere but I guess it's not important right now when we are losing for five in the bottom of the 7th.

karen said...

Josh--I haven't given up yet!

karen said...

Epale Karina!

Maybe you can help us along here!

karen said...

Joe throwing in the towel bringing in Sherrill

karina said...

@karen I believe they can score enough runs or I'm getting delusional

karen said...

@Karina I knew we were needing your positive attitude

karina said...

Thanks, Karen but I think you are the one who deserves the credit. After all, you've been here all the game.

Wow, an Anderson HR.

karina said...

Ladies night, karen? do you want some hot tea?

karen said...

@Karina Yes and some cookies

karen said...

Manny strikes out looking. Oh damn!

karen said...

I'm signing off Karina and whoever else who may be out there!

G'night

karina said...

@karen done!

That was sad...we'll get them tomorrow. I can't velieve there was a seven run inning

Josh S. said...

Hey! The Giants lost!

karina said...

Night, Karen.

Edit: BELIEVE. I'm signing off, long day for me too.

NicJ said...

Bostonians on dodgertalk.

god damn i cant stand that accent.

MR. F said...

The Dodgers lost AND GA homered? =/

NicJ said...

i think his other homer was in a loss, to the reds i believe.

Dusty Baker said...

I'm only in bottom of 4th and still avoiding the result.

Did anyone get Vin's story about Carlton Fisk and the camerawork?

Josh S. said...

This free MLB.tv preview on PS3 flipping ROCKS. It's making me want to subscribe, which, I guess, was the point. The interface is so slick and the image quality is fantastic!

Plus, I get to learn things about teams I don't normally see. For instance, Will Ohman got fat.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We lost? Man, I hate Boston.

Josh S. said...

Orioles are blowing it. They have a 2-1 lead, but Pads have just loaded the bases in the ninth with none out.

Josh S. said...

Eckstein just tied it up. See my comment earlier in this thread.

Josh S. said...

Gonzo walk-off. Welcome back to second place, folks.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

You were saying about the sexy schedule, Josh?

Paul said...

Just back to the room from a 15 hour day. Tickets in Boston. I am in San Francisco. Something isn't right about this.

My nightmare will be over on Monday. I hope with a mighty victory for justice.

Meanwhile I might be having a liquid dinner because watching my two favorite teams from afar is killing me.

I could have stopped this. I could have negotiated a tie.

But put me in battle mode and I am always a Dodger fan por vida!!!!!

Josh S. said...

Eh, it's still sexy. Any opponent would have clobbered us the way MonTron pitched.

Paul said...

Stupid sexy schedule.

Paul said...

A football schedule is like driving a fast car push the gas and go until you can't go anymore. A baseball schedule is like driving a boat constantly correcting to the elements but focusing on the destination. (insert Christoper cross "sailing" song. )

Dusty Baker said...

How 'bout those Lakers!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We should be better tomorrow. We have a pitcher with experience going!


Oh, it's V-Pad? Really? Really?

...

I am le sad.

Paul said...

Hmmmmm what amphibian avatar goes well with a unstable return on the road....,

Dusty Baker said...

It rhymes with "road" Paul.