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Despite the rain the umpires were alert. In the fourth Jerry Layne called Coco Crisp safe. Mike Napoli thought he tagged him and Layne, who was stationed at first base checked in with Hunter Wendelstedt, the home plate umpire. Wendelstedt overruled Layne and Crisp was called out. Both managers came out to argue, John Farrell to support Napoli and then Bob Melvin to dispute the overturned ruling. Steven Wright made his major league debut. The phrase “less than ideal circumstances” comes to mind, but even that doesn’t encompass the awful conditions Wright faced. The Red Sox were already eight runs down. The temperature was cold, as were Boston’s bats. Wright had to bring out a first baseman’s mitt (the pancake glove as Jim Rice calls it) and a clubhouse attendent carried his arctic gear. The knuckleballer’s first pitch was a ball to Brandon Moss. But Wright ended the inning by inducing a 4-6-3 double play. Wright struck out Josh Reddick in the fifth on four pitches. Rain or shine, Major League Baseball authenticators do their duty. This one was on hand to verify Wright’s baseball with a hologram. The manager of the authentication program has a Twitter account but sadly...

Pain in the Neck

Daisuke Matsuzaka tallied only three outs even though he faced nine batters. Two batters, Josh Reddick and Brandon Moss, homered. Unsurprisingly, the pitcher ended up on the disabled list. The stated injury was a strained right trapezius, the muscle that extends from the neck to the shoulder. Mauro Gomez was called up to replace the ailing hurler. Reddick was part of the package sent to Oakland for Andrew Bailey and Ryan Sweeney this past offseason. Moss was part of the three-way deal between the Dodgers, the Pirates, and the Red Sox in which Manny Ramirez went to Los Angeles and Jason Bay came to Fenway. At least Coco Crisp kept it down to a dull roar by going 0-3 with a base on balls. Game 80: July 2, 2012 Boston Red Sox42-38 1 L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-3) 2B: Daniel Nava (16) Oakland Athletics39-42 6 W: Jarrod Parker (5-3) 2B: Seth Smith (13)HR: Josh Reddick (19), Brandon Moss (9)...

Leave it to Beavan

Safeco Field is renowned as a pitcher’s park but you could have fooled David Ortiz, Jed Lowrie, and Josh Reddick. All three homered to power a series-opening victory against the star-crossed Mariners, a team adrift on a sea of futility. Reddick’s blast was particularly spectacular: it hit off the window of the Hit it Here Café and Terrace. The window didn’t shatter but Seattle’s lead was. Blake Beavan tallied his second loss against the Red Sox. Oddly enough in his first appearance against them at Fenway, which is a hitter’s haven, Beavan didn’t surrender a single home run. Beavan seems to be a hurler who can mature into a solid third starter behind Felix Hernandez and Michael Pineda. What the Mariners lack are impact bats. For the first time since his first two years in professional baseball (Nippon Professional or MLB) Ichiro Suzuki is batting below .300. His 2011 on-base percentage of .309 is 62 points below his career average and his slugging percentage of .315 is massively decreased from his average of .422. Jerry Remy remarked how Suzuki puts on a home run derby showcase during batting practice. But in-game against John Lackey the right fielder managed just a...

True Relievers

It’s a good thing that Erik Bedard is of the non-rioting breed of Canadian. The Navan, Ontario native had to cope with Tim McClelland’s rather unforgiving strike zone. All four of Bedard’s walks came in the torturous first inning which the Twins shot out to a 2-0 lead thanks to a sacrifice fly by Michael Cuddyer and a bases-loaded walk to Delmon Young. The Twins are a shadow of their usual second-half selves. Instead of mounting an attack on the AL Central they are floundering with a losing record and their past MVPs, Justin Morneau and Joe Mauer, in varying states of disrepair. Their rotation hinges on Francisco Liriano, last night’s starter who at his most brilliant is not the dominant force he was before his Tommy John surgery. His no-hitter on May 3 of this year, the first of the season, featured just two strikeouts and six bases on balls. There’s something more to the Bullpen Band than rhythmic tapping. They seem to exercise some sort of neurolinguistic programming on the Boston lineup so that the batters score late to give them wins. Alfredo Aceves has eight wins, more than Tim Wakefield and Clay Buchholz, who are both stuck...

The Chronicles of Reddick

A man named Josh prevailed last night and it might not be the first one you think of. To be sure Beckett did respectably well against a potent lineup: 6 innings pitched, 6 hits, 1 earned run, 2 walks, and 5 strikeouts. The single run was an improbable home run off the bat of Eduardo Nunez with two outs in the fifth. Beckett got Eric Chavez and Russell Martin out easily with just five pitches. Martin’s hit was a hard liner to right but the Yankee catcher was hosed by Josh Reddick at second. It was almost as if Beckett overlooked the nine-hole hitter Nunez, who knocked the ball of the base of the stanchion on the left field wall. The fly ball would have been an out to the warning track in other parks but in Fenway it tied the game. Curt Schilling visited the ESPN team in the third inning. If it weren’t for his World Series rings one couldn’t tell he was a former professional athlete. It doesn’t appear that he went to San Diego this year to promote his wares at the Comic-Con as he looked as pale as a fan of one of his company’s...

Man Bites Dog

Homeowners foreclose on bank. John Lackey beats Felix Hernandez. Our long national nightmare is over: Terry Francona finally pulled J.D. Drew from the lineup and replaced him with Josh Reddick. The diminishment of Drew’s production has played out much like Mike Lowell’s, who visited the booth in the fourth and fifth innings. According to Baseball Reference’s calculations Drew holds -0.1 Wins Above Replacement (WAR), so he actually lessens the Red Sox’s chances of winning when he plays. Reddick has a WAR of 1.9. Reddick’s uniform number has generally decreased as his contributions to the big league team have increased. In 2009 he was given 68, he wore 39 and 46 in 2010, and this season he has earned his “real” number — 16. Jacoby Ellsbury likely won’t repeat his franchise stolen base record year of 2009, but only because he has hit twice as many home runs this season as he did the entirety of that record-breaking year. He hit his 16th four-bagger of the season off Seattle ace Felix Hernandez to leadoff the third inning. Theo Epstein has been itching to extend Ellsbury as was done with Kevin Youkilis, Dustin Pedroia, and Jon Lester, but the center fielder is...

Not Your Lackey

Even Tim McCarver, who has not had many opportunities to observe John Lackey, felt compelled to comment on how the starter reacted to being pulled after five and two-thirds innings. As Lackey moped from the mound he shot an unfriendly glance back at his manager. Many of Lackey’s teammates have seen him pull such a face. Marco Scutaro must have when he jammed his finger when fielding Johnny Damon’s grounder in the first, allowing the leadoff man to reach. Damon advanced to third on Ben Zobrist’s single to center and scored when Scutaro booted Casey Kotchman’s grounder up the middle. But it was Lackey who surrendered consecutive singles to Matt Joyce and B.J. Upton for two more runs in the first. Were it not for a 4-6-3 double play anchored by Scutaro, Lackey would have been in the showers without an inning to his name. The Red Sox answered immediately in the top of the second, not too challenging task as James Shields seems to be the Rays’ version of Lackey. Jarrod Saltalamacchia worked a one-out walk and Josh Reddick launched his third home run of the season to bring the visitors within a run. Shields unraveled further in the...

Playing the World’s Saddest Song on the World’s Smallest Viola

David Ortiz, Josh Reddick, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit Pedro Viola to the tune of three straight home runs in the seventh inning. J.D. Drew had a chance to be part of a home run quartet for the second time in his career but worked a walk instead. Retrosheet doesn’t have to worry about updating their page chronicling the rare quadruple quadrangular. The circuit clout trio were not the only Red Sox players who cleared the fences. Dustin Pedroia made his case to be reinserted into the clean-up spot with a three-run bomb in the third that went completely over the Monster. When it landed on Lansdowne the Red Sox took the lead. Adrian Gonzalez launched a remarkable moonshot in the fourth that was caught not by a fan but the netting next to the camera shack. Jacoby Ellsbury’s home run to right wasn’t as far but was incredibly high, so lofty that it was difficult to judge if the ball want around Pesky’s pole or over it. Ellsbury swipes bags when he’s on the basepaths and extra base hits when he’s patrolling the outfield. Tonight a running grab by the center fielder in full stride to the left field wall...


Yesterday the Red Sox released something with more impact than a fourth outfielder or middle reliever. Terry Francona, Kevin Youkilis, and Jason Varitek took part in a public service announcement for the It Gets Better Project, started by Dan Savage in response to the rash of suicides by LGBT youth who had decided they would rather die than face bullying. The Red Sox were not alone in the major leagues: the Giants and the Cubs also produced videos for this initiative. When mainstream sports franchises lend their imprimatur upon such a cause my hope that the tide against intolerance will continue to surge over the forces of bigotry and hate, washing them away forever. What’s stopping all of the teams from the MLB and any of the teams from the other major team sports to make a statement against bullying? The Boston baseball squad added to that off-field win with an on-field victory against hapless Houston. It was difficult to enjoy last night’s win as the Astros bullpen was so execrable. Bud Norris saw his solid start eliminated by Sergio Escalona and Wilton Lopez, a duo as capable at relieving as Laurel and Hardy were at keeping their Model T...

AdVanced Placement

Vance Worley, born in 1987, was four years old when Boyz II Men’s “Motownphilly” was released. The rookie was a man amongst boys with this impressive line against one of the American League’s most formidable lineups: 7 innings pitched, 5 hits, 1 earned run, 2 walks, and 5 strikeouts. John Lackey was the only Red Sox player to get to Worley. The hurler’s fifth-inning double to the deepest part of center field plated Josh Reddick to tie the game 1-1. Reddick was the only Boston batter to have a multi-hit game. When a mid-season call-up and a pitcher are the engines of the offense you know your team’s in a hitting slump. Terry Francona pulled the trigger at last and played Adrian Gonzalez in right field to get David Ortiz’s bat in the lineup. With all the second guessing and hand wringing about placing Gonzalez in the outfield there should be a commemorative t-shirt sold along with Fenway 100th Anniversary swag boldly emblazoned, “I played right field at Citizens Bank Park and all I got was this crummy t-shirt.” The two fly balls hit towards Gonzalez resulted in a home run for Raul Ibanez and a triple for Chase Utley....

Areyoukiddingme Alfredo

Alfredo Aceves served salad without cheese, but at least held back on meatballs. Dennis Eckersley needs to be on the post-game shows with disastrous pitching performances so I can expand my baseball vocabulary. Then again, he might not have any that are suitable for print. Aceves walked five consecutive batters in the second resulting in two runs for the visiting team. In the top half of the next frame two more runs crossed the plate for the Padres, but this time Aceves made them earn it by swinging the bat. Anthony Rizzo doubled over Josh Reddick’s leap near the wall and clanged it off the “SD” sign on the scoreboard. Cameron Maybin singled to plate Rizzo and was in turned driven in by Nick Hundley’s liner to left. What was most frustrating is that both of these scoring flurries came after Aceves notched the first two outs of the inning with relative ease. If he had it for two batters, why couldn’t he bear down for the final out of the inning? The Red Sox scored in dribs and drabs but couldn’t coalesce them into the torrent of scores they did in the opening game of the series. Reddick played...

You Can’t Sweep Us Twice In a Season

When the chips aren’t down, when it doesn’t matter, when the season isn’t on the line, John Lackey will come up big: 7 innings pitched, 5 hits, 1 earned run, no walks, 4 strikeouts. Ryan Kalish’s broken bat single to lead off the fourth triggered a go-ahead rally. The shards flew into the stands but they didn’t seem to hurt anyone seriously. With Cubs rookie Tyler Colvin’s chest getting speared by pieces of a maple bat the serious safety issue is again in the spotlight. The data show that the rate of broken maple bats is down 50 per cent since 2008, but Bud Selig acknowledges that the league needs to do more. David Ortiz homered into the Red Sox bullpen, a sight more entertaining than Jerry Remy in a tutu. There were more people stuffed into the NESN booth publicizing the Nutcracker than there are players on the disabled list. In 2009 both of Josh Reddick’s four-baggers came against Baltimore and he hit his first home run of this season off an Oriole. His fifth inning solo shot landed about eight rows deep near the curve in right. Perhaps to shore up ratings NESN has livened up the broadcast...

Noob Tube

All the runs batted in for the Red Sox were tallied by players who weren’t on the opening day roster. Daniel Nava and Lars Anderson propelled RBI doubles in the second inning, sandwiching Josh Reddick, who grounded out to short and drove in run. Ryan Kalish, perhaps Boston’s most impressive rookie, powered a two-run homer into the right field stands. No mean feat as Safeco Field is second only to Target Field in home run-depressing tendencies. Jon Lester, not be outdone by the newcomers, spun a fabulous eight innings of three-hit ball. The starter fell just one short of his season-high mark of 13 strikeouts, which Lester earned against these selfsame Mariners in Seattle. Something about playing in his home state’s Northwestern air brings out the best in Lester. Then again, he was pitching against the languid Mariners, who Dennis Eckersley appropriately labeled “lambs.” You still wake up sometimes, don’t you? You wake up in the dark and hear the screaming of the lambs.Game 144: September 13, 2010Red Sox 80-645W: Jon Lester (17-8)2B: Jed Lowrie (10), Daniel Nava (11), Lars Anderson (1), David Ortiz (33) HR: Ryan Kalish (4)Mariners 55-891L: Doug Fister (5-12)No extra base hits....

Late Arrivals

I watched what I could of the United States’ final group round match against Algeria. When Landon Donovan fired the winning goal to the back of the net I let out an involuntary whoop. I thought I contained myself; I couldn’t tell how loud I was because I had my earbuds firmly ensconced. Two people came running to my cube wondering if I was okay. “The US just scored a goal!” I exclaimed, my voice shaking with excitement and relief. “They’re going to the knockout round!” I am by no means a soccer maven, although I do know the word “soccer” originated in England and is an abbreviation of “association football,” described as such to differentiate it from “rugby football,” which is also called “rugger.” But I knew more than those particular people I alarmed, so I ended up having to explain as best I could why America would advance but that their opponent was not yet determined. Today two different people, both who sit about 50 feet away from me, said they heard “somebody” yell when the United States went ahead. I sheepishly admitted it was me. Later that evening I yelled for a different reason. Jonathan Papelbon blew...


Game 104: August 2, 2009 Red Sox18W: Manny Delcarmen (4-2)62-42, 4 game winning streak Orioles10L: Jason Berken (1-9)44-60, 3 game losing streak Highlights: The Red Sox were to runs what Augustus Gloop was to food, what Keith Richards was to illicit substances, what Yankees are to entitlement. Enough was never enough. Victor Martinez led the team in hits, going 5-for-6 with 4 RBIs and a run scored. How arbitrary is it that a starting pitcher has to stay in the game for 15 outs to be in line for the win? Not that Clay Buchholz (4 innings pitched, 9 hits, 7 earned runs, 4 walks, 3 strikeouts, and 2 home runs allowed) deserved the win, but the conventions of scoring require that someone get assigned a W. Despite the fact that Takashi Saito pitched for more outs (two scoreless innings compared to Manny Delcarmen’s 1⅔ and Ramon Ramirez’s 1⅓ innings), allowed less hits than Ramirez, and didn’t permit a run as Delcarmen did, Delcarmen was adjudged to be to be the winner.But players need statistics to shoot for so they can argue their case before an arbitration panel. When Don Orsillo complimented Dave Roberts on how he stole runs from...


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