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Entries from Empyreal Environs tagged with “Marintez (Victor)”

Pinstripes Are Not Slimming

I had chalked this up to a loss even before the first pitch was thrown, but John Lackey pitched competently enough to keep the Yankees to a handful of runs and was supported by perfect innings by Manny Delcarmen and Felix Doubront. When two questionable relievers hold the line in a pressure-packed situation, you hope that the offense will come through and notch a run or two. The Red Sox shot out to an early lead in the second by virtue of Victor Martinez’s leadoff homer and consecutive doubles by Adrian Beltre and Mike Lowell. After the second inning the visiting batters managed a mere four baserunners: singles by Marco Scutaro and Beltre, a base on balls by J.D. Drew, and Darnell McDonald reaching on Ramiro Pena’s error. Pena filled in at third for Alex Rodriguez. In typical Rodriguez fashion the third baseman was scratched from the game because of a freak injury during batting practice. Rodriguez was too preoccupied saying hi to Joe Buck that he didn’t realize Lance Berkman peppered a ball straight at him. After the strike to the shin Rodriguez was shown rolling on the turf in agony, like Cristiano Ronaldo. X-rays were negative. The last-minute...

Remove Helmet, Touch Head

Get your mind out of the gutter, not that head. I speak of Marco Scutaro and Victor Martinez, the tandem who launched a combination attack on Adrian Beltre’s head after his fourth-inning grand slam. The shortstop trotted up behind Beltre to remove the third baseman’s helmet and catcher massaged Beltre’s melon. As Beltre mans the hot corner he has a fast reaction time, but not even his reflexes could fend off that fiendish duo. Up until the fourth inning rookie Josh Tomlin was enjoying a perfect game. Scutaro sent a single over the third base bag with one out and Martinez and Drew walked to load the bases. Beltre’s fly ball cleared the Green Monster and the crowd erupted. Daisuke Matsuzaka has gotten over his first-half inconsistency and first inning jitters at last. In his eight innings on the mound the starter allowed 5 hits, 1 earned run, 2 walks, and 6 strikeouts. That he got to the eighth was particularly beneficial with a four-game series against the Yankees looming. Even with a 6-1 lead Terry Francona couldn’t guide his team to a win without burning one of best relievers. Hideki Okajima took over in the ninth and struggled to...

Aced Out

Tim Lincecum looked like his usual self against the first two batters he faced, inducing a fly ball out off the bat of Marco Scutaro and striking out Daniel Nava. Even the Nava family, proud and supportive as they are of their son, probably didn’t expect much when he faced the two-time Cy Young award winner. Not many batters do. David Ortiz is not just any batter. While he is past his career apex, flashes of the elite slugger he once was have reemerged, glimmering like his vibrant smile. The Red Sox designated hitter arced Lincecum’s hanging change-up over the brick edifice in right and into McCovey Cove. It was the 20th home run hit into the drink by a visiting player and the 72nd overall. Since Ortiz doesn’t play for the Giants, it doesn’t get added to the Splash Hits counter in the park but it should get added to the Giants’ website. J.D. Drew returned in fine fettle, hawking fly balls and legging out a triple off the right field bricks. But even as one player returns healthy another goes down with an injury. Victor Martinez seemed to re-injure his toe in the bottom of the second during...

Better

Game 147: September 19, 2009 Red Sox11W: Jon Lester (14-8)H: Billy Wagner (4)88-59, 2 game winning streak Orioles5L: Matt Albers (2-6)60-88, 3 game losing streak Highlights: Victor Martinez took all the tension out of extending his hitting streak by launching a line drive to the right field wall with two out in the first. He was stranded and didn’t get another hit the rest of the game, but the rest of the lineup stepped up. Jon Lester had a middling outing by his standards: 6 inning pitched, 10 hits, 3 earned runs, no walks, and 4 strikeouts with two home runs surrendered. The two circuit clouts came at key points in the game, another unusual occurrence in a start by Lester. But a mediocre Lester is better than the best of the David Hernandezes of the world. Ty Wigginton’s blast tied the game in the bottom of the second. The Orioles utility man is one of those rare hitters who can hit consistently well again Lester. The ball rocketed over the left field fences above Josh Reddick’s glove. The Red Sox rookie Reddick had homered to right with J.D. Drew on base to take a short-lived lead. There was something...


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