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  • August 27th, 2014

    Red Sox 11, Toronto 7:
    Uh, What just happened?

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:13 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Last night’s contest has to be one of the WEIRDEST ones on record for the Sox in recent memory. And considering what a fracked up season this has been, that is saying something…

    This one started normally enough. Sort of. The Sox scored 3 off R. A. Dickey in the 1st inning, and then Rubby De La Rosa gave them back. Then nothing until the Sox scored another run in the 7th, which Toronto then matched in the bottom of the frame. So heading into the top of the 11th inning, they were locked in a 4-4 tie. And then the Sox score SEVEN RUNS in the ELEVENTH inning, including a 3-run shot by Mike Napoli and a 2-run shot by newcomer Allen Craig.

    But it was a good think they scored 7–cause Heath Hembree (newly called up from Pawtucket to replace the struggling Brandon Workman) promptly gave up 3-runs in the bottle half of the inning. But despite all the drama, the Sox have won their second game. In. A. Row…

    And now, maybe, if they could win every one of their last 30 games…Maybe they could… Read more…

    August 25th, 2014

    Red Sox 6, Mariners 8:
    Just When You Think They’ve Hit Rock Bottom…

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:02 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    You discover that rock bottom has subbasements. LOTS of them…

    So that makes EIGHT games in a row, including 2 sweeps. Of course, they had a chance in all of these contests–well, OK, maybe the one where they were almost no-hit A-GAIN they didn’t, but holy hell KOJI with 2 outs in the 9th on Friday night gives up FIVE RUNS??? What the hell???

    This is a crash and burn of EPIC proportions, and its gearing up to be a WORSE year than 2012–and it’s entirely possible this team could be a 100 game loser this year. Yeah. Take a minute, I’ll wait. And holy buckets, did we EVER see that coming after last year???

    Red Sox – Last 2 Weeks Wins/Losses | FindTheBest

    Read more…

    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….

    Red Sox Past Two Weeks | FindTheBest

    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…


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