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  • August 22nd, 2014

    Red Sox 0, Angels 2:
    One Hit. AGAIN…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:14 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    So. How many IS that this year? 4? 6? An even dozen? I don’t have the time or inclination to slog through the 2014 campaign looking for the instances where the opposing pitcher no-hit the Red Sox for a bunch of innings, and then someone steps up and saves their collective bacon from the indignity. Last night Shoemaker, perfect EXCEPT for hitting Brock Holt in the 1st, took his bid into the 7th inning, when Will Middlebrooks (Yeah, go back and read that again, I’ll wait) hit a double to spoil his efforts. Guess the hamstring strain from the night before wasn’t as bad as it could have been…He was in the game because Cespedes had to leave abruptly in the 3rd inning to deal with “a family medical emergency”…

    So that is loss #5, including a sweep by the Angels, and a completely wasted effort from Rubby De La Rosa, who threw 6 2/3 strong innings, giving up 2 runs on 9 hits while walking 3 and striking out 8. He threw 111 pitches, 67 for strikes. Certainly good enough for the win, if the Sox didn’t, you know have major SUCKAGE in the offensive department this year… Read more…

    August 20th, 2014

    Red Sox 3, Angels 4:
    On…and on…and on…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:47 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Yeah, I know the Angels are the best team in baseball, on pace to win 96-ish games this season–but holy hell it feels like they have been in Boston for MONTHS kicking the ever loving crap out of them. Honestly, I had to look and see exactly how many games the Sox have lost in the last 7 days (answer: most of them)–as they are pretty much all starting to runtogether….

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    Blech… Read more…

    August 18th, 2014

    Red Sox 1, Astros 8:
    The Shoe is on the Other Foot…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:51 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Remember how I/we used to bitch that the Sox needed to do better against horribly crappy teams, as there was no reason why these teams should be beating them?

    Well guess what, OUR team is now the crappy team…

    (sigh) Yeah.

    I know, this isn’t a great revelation, as evidenced by the fact that they are dead last in the AL East–which is historically at its weakest in a long time–the Oreos in first place, SEVEN games AHEAD of the Skanks? Really? So the Sox are 14.5 games behind, and 11 games below .500, on pace to win 74 games in 2014. A year removed from winning the AL East with 97 games. Oh, and winning the FRACKING WORLD SERIES as well. And they are TWO years removed from sucking even WORSE that this year, finishing 26 games behind the Skanks with 69 wins. Read more…

    August 13th, 2014

    Red Sox 3, Cincinnati 2:
    Enough with the Interleague play already…

    Posted by Christine E. at 3:56 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Call me a purist, but AL should old play NL twice a year: The All-Star game, and the World Series. And then there was the 2-3 week period in the middle of the season where the Sox played 4-5 National League teams and THAT was bad enough. NOW, they play a couple here, and a couple there ALL SEASON LONG. Hell, they kicked off their first home stand of 2014 against the fracking Brewers. And these 2 contests against the Reds aren’t the end of it; they still have three against the Bucs in their last road trip of the season–in mid-September…

    Can we knock it off now?

    So the Sox are playing .500 ball for the month of August so far, 5-5 since the trade deadline that sent just about everyone but That Clay Person somewhere else. Too early to tell if this was a success, but Yoenis Cespedes’ 2-run shot in the 8th (his 2nd in as many games) to give the Sox the win, backing the “new to us” pitcher Joe Kelly in his 2nd competent start for the Sox, certainly leads towards the trades being a good thing…Although they nev-A Ev-A should have traded Jon Lester…

    Now, if they could JUST get rid of Buchholz… Read more…

    August 6th, 2014

    Red Sox 2, Cardinals 3:
    Yeah…

    Posted by Christine E. at 5:56 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    I don’t even know what to say anymore. They take a step forward, and 32 steps back…

    This was a contest that was completely winnable. Rubby De La Rosa had a good outing, giving up 1 run on 6 hits while walking and striking out 3. He threw 94 pitches, 57 for strikes. Then Tommy Layne (yeah, I don’t have a clue either) came in and gave up another run in the 7th inning.

    And that might have still been OK, the score was tied, and there was a chance (albeit a SLIM one these days) the Sox could scrape up another run…eventually.

    But then Junichi Tazawa’s uneven season continues as he gives up the go-ahead and winning run in the 8th inning, despite the fact that he has 2 outs and no men on base… Read more…

    August 4th, 2014

    Red Sox 7, Skanks 8:
    Yeah, that’s about right…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:38 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Well, so much for rising to the occasion.

    Not that anyone really expected him to. As a matter of fact, after last week’s trade someone asked Buchholz something about him being the anchor to a young pitching staff and how he felt about that. And his response was about how he FELT good and healthy.

    So, yeah, expecting That Clay Person to go out there and, oh, I don’t know, actually PITCH COMPETENTLY, was, apparently too much to fracking ask…Instead, he channels DICE-K and gives the Sox THIS:

    5 IP, throwing 114 pitches, 61 for strikes, giving up 7 runs on 8 hits while walking FIVE and striking out 5. And that nifty 6.20 ERA? It’s almost as bad as John Lackey’s in 2012 (.641)! But there are still games to be played, so he still has time to get there… Read more…


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