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Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

Sep 25, 2011, 8:22 AM EDT

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Rays designated hitter Johnny Damon went 3-for-3 with a home run and four RBI in a 6-2 defeat of the Blue Jays on Saturday evening in Tampa Bay.

A few hours earlier, up north at Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Bombers put a 9-1 hurting on a Red Sox team that has now played 5-17 ball in September.

As noted by ESPN Boston’s Gordon Edes, the 1962 Mets lost a whopping 120 games and still went 6-18 over the final month of the regular season.

The Rays are now just 1.5 games back in the American League Wild Card standings with four contests to play. It’s a race that will go down to the wire.

Your Saturday box scores:

Red Sox 1, Yankees 9

Blue Jays 2, Rays 6

Twins 2, Indians 8 (Game 1)

Braves 1, Nationals 4

Cubs 1, Cardinals 2

Mariners 3, Rangers 7

Phillies 1, Mets 2 (Game 1)

Orioles 6, Tigers 5

Twins 6, Indians 7 (Game 2)

Reds 3, Pirates 4

Royals 3, White Sox 6

Blue Jays 2, Rays 6

Marlins 4, Brewers 6

Phillies 3, Mets 6 (Game 2)

Rockies 4, Astros 2 (13 innings)

Athletics 1, Angels 4

Giants 2, Diamondbacks 15

Dodgers 0, Padres 3

  1. urteamsux52 - Sep 25, 2011 at 8:32 AM

    Go Rays and Go Yankees congrats on the AL East Title another yr boston hasn’t won the title curse is still till you stop singing sweet caroline the curse is alive and well

    • yankeesfanlen - Sep 25, 2011 at 8:41 AM

      Yes, “Rhinestone Cowboy”: would be much more apt.

  2. yankeesfanlen - Sep 25, 2011 at 8:38 AM

    Here’s today’s impressive pitcher’s duel: Bosox Tim Wakefield vs. Yanks AJ Burnett in game one, and, if they can get that over by 6:30, Sox bring in Lackey.
    Does anyone ever notice that Beep-beep only hits HRs on weekends in a sold-out Yankee Stadium?

    • joshftw - Sep 25, 2011 at 11:55 AM

      Better than the original matchup that would have had Burnett facing Lackey. That would have been just plain painful to watch.

  3. proudlycanadian - Sep 25, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    They Rays got lucky yesterday. The Jays had some serious fielding problems. 5 of the Rays runs were unearned and came with 2 out. Romero should have been out of the inning with no damage both times the Rays scored the unearned runs.

    • b7p19 - Sep 25, 2011 at 9:42 AM

      So then it was exactly the reverse of Fridays game? Because David Price gave that game to the Jays with his throwing errors.

      • proudlycanadian - Sep 25, 2011 at 11:11 AM

        Not quite the same. The Jays would have won on Friday even if the unearned runs did not count. They had more earned runs than the Rays on Friday.

    • raysfan1 - Sep 25, 2011 at 12:05 PM

      Luck counts, and I’ll happily take all I can get, thanks.

  4. paperlions - Sep 25, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    I knew the Cubs didn’t really hate the Cardinals…those loveable losers are doing everything they can to help. Thanks guys.

    • deathmonkey41 - Sep 25, 2011 at 10:21 AM

      Except when they beat the Cardinals in the first game of the series.

      • paperlions - Sep 25, 2011 at 10:26 AM


  5. Old Gator - Sep 25, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Feesh lost again to the Bruze and the Curmudgeonly Undead pronounced the Brewers the NL rep to the World Series. Huzzah! He probably can’t wait to get this Bataan death march of a season over with and go back home to the Carolina mountains where it used to be a tradition to hire total strangers to sit by the bedside of a seriously ill person as deathwatchers. Scrooge McLoria and the Chihuahua must have read about that somewhere when they decided to plug him in as this season’s caretaker administration. Meanwhile, I’ve been trying to think of what happened to Leo Juan Carlos Nunez Oviedo as an injury – the spraining of a hamstring in his brain, sort of thing. So the Feesh limp out of 2011 and their mucho erratic tenure at Joeprodolsharklife Stadium this week with a terminal series against the Gnats – though I’m sure they wish they could play the Feelies instead just to pad their record, nyuknyuknyuk.

    Scrooge McLoria and the Chihuahua have been beating the “wait’ll you see all the big free agent signings and blockbuster trades we’re gonna make this orfseason” drum in a desperate attempt to keep selling season tickets at the impending Macondo Banana Massacre Field. Right – two or three more John Buck type signings. After years of acute penury – er – “market corrections” – Baseball’s answer to the Bernoulli Twins splurges a wad on a .228 hitter they couldn’t unload now if they stuffed him into a lawn and leaf bag and dumped him on the verge of a dirt road bordering the Everglades next to a pile of rainsodden flocked couches and broken nighttables. And speaking of Macondo’s answer to that Morlock dome in St. Petersburg, I saw its weirdly movable roof – it’s not a “dome,” exactly – being agonizingly slowly diddled back and forth recently. I knew it was moving because the birds flew off of it. Testing, testing. Those big crawlers that used to carry the space shuttle from the VAB at Kennedy Space Center looked like they were being driven by Danica Patrick compared to that thing. Most of our classic ten minute summer thunder storms in Macondo will have come and gone and made room for a whole new weather system to move in by the time they close that cockamamie roof. My gut feeling is that you’ll be able to see blue sky for maybe six weeks into the spring and maybe the last two weeks of September and the thing will remain closed for the rest of the time so that they can waste incredible amounts of energy air conditioning it. Well, why not, after all – the Chihuahua’s pre-construction focus group had determined that most of the people who live in Macondo moved here for the air conditioning anyway.

    • yankeesfanlen - Sep 25, 2011 at 11:22 AM

      Reminds me of an old air conditioning story. A certain home center operation was opening up in New England to get a jump on the Orange Monster of the time. The fine populace of the State O’Maine has an average body temperature of 81.2 degrees due to naturally evolution. It got hot that summer and the Infernal Headquarters was aghast at how many energy-gobbling window a/c units were being sold. They had a “drop date” ban on orders after July 1st, as the initial shipments to Virginia and below would more than satisfy the need in tropical climes (henceforth known as where you live without LL Bean merchandise). When a truckload of additional cooling devises was requested for Portland ME after half the populace suffered heat exhaustion in the 90 degree heat (a record that still probably stands to this day), the corporate response was ” How do you need window air conditioners, even the poor people have central air down here”.

      • Old Gator - Sep 25, 2011 at 2:50 PM

        Sounds like KMart speak to me. Nyuknyuknyuk….

  6. urteamsux52 - Sep 25, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    i dont think the blue jays are even close to the playoffs why is there blue jay chirping. pack your equipment and ship to Dunedin, Fl see ya in the spring. this is the fall classic talk jays are done go talk about hockey. wakefield and lackey smack them around Yankees

    • proudlycanadian - Sep 25, 2011 at 12:14 PM

      As we are all aware urteamsux as does your logic.

      • pisano - Sep 25, 2011 at 12:22 PM

        proudly…. can you understand these rants? frankly I’m lost!

      • proudlycanadian - Sep 25, 2011 at 12:45 PM

        Kind of difficult to understand any of those rants. HBT has gone so far as to delete some of them.

      • yankeesfanlen - Sep 25, 2011 at 12:51 PM

        Some kind of stream of unconscius-ness. Prefer the King’s English.

    • cur68 - Sep 25, 2011 at 1:11 PM

      urteamsux52; Clearly you aren’t getting the hint. I shall attempt to communicate with you in your own dialect. *Ahem*

      learn to spell use grammar correct go back to skool. stop hanging around here being an illiterate you team rays have pretty girsl just like other places have pretty girls stop hating on other place pretty girls and women wont like you when if you grow up. if a spelling bee champ doesnt beet you to deth first with a grammar text book.
      i tell u this FOR YOR OWN GOOD

      Got that?

      • pisano - Sep 25, 2011 at 2:37 PM

        cur68….. He still doesn’t get it, but then again he never will. Great impersonation of his total ignorance.

    • indaburg - Sep 25, 2011 at 2:22 PM

      Please tell me you are not a Rays fan.

      • cur68 - Sep 25, 2011 at 4:31 PM

        Yeah, sorry ‘burg, he is. Not too late for you to switch to rooting for the Blue Jays y’know? We Beaver Wrestlers may root for a team that can’t seem to beat The Rays @ the Trop but we can spell. And use punctuation. So while you do spend a lot of your time here crying into your beer, waxing all poetic, and dreaming of a future where the bullpen is composed of more than limp noodles and wet dishrags, there is the consolation of doing so in literate company. Alternatively you can track down your fellow Ray’s Fan there and ‘beet him to deth with a grammar text book’. Ball’s in your corner.

  7. urteamsux52 - Sep 25, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    am a chick talking trash on my cell phone maybe if you all were hot you be eating twat screw you all got get ready for work probally sit on one of your alls laps tonite got make the cash

    • jimbo1949 - Sep 25, 2011 at 2:23 PM

      this is ur brane on drugs

      • Old Gator - Sep 25, 2011 at 2:53 PM

        No, this is ur brane on unfortunit conjunctun of vry vry bd traditins uv inbreedng.

      • yankeesfanlen - Sep 25, 2011 at 3:08 PM

        Yeah, that isn’t even Kmart talk. Not valid in all states.

  8. pisano - Sep 25, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    Gator, if you had this guy in one of your classes I’m sure you would have quit teaching.

    • cur68 - Sep 25, 2011 at 4:14 PM

      or beet him to death with a grammar textbook

      • Old Gator - Sep 25, 2011 at 4:28 PM

        Well, since I taught plenty of football scholarships, I assure you that if it got to me that easily I’d’ve quit a long time before that. As far as…eh…beeting anyone to death, no need. I’d just keep on talking until I borscht them to death.


        But seriously, the only text I used in my university level composition classes, even for football players, was Strunk and White’s Elements of Style, all, what, 85 pages of it? This clown would have to suffer from osteoporosis, hemophilia, shingles and psoriatic arthropathy all at once even to feel the impact of a copy thrown with all the force and velocity that a 245-pound Catholic junior high school teaching sister could muster behind it.

      • cur68 - Sep 25, 2011 at 4:40 PM

        After 15 minutes with this guy, I bet that 245 Lb Catholic junior high school teaching sister wraps Elements of Style around a brick and gets the job done. I have faith that this will be so.

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