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  • April 15th, 2015

    Red Sox 8, Nationals 7:
    A Win is a Win…

    Posted by Christine E. at 1:01 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | Comment (1)

    No matter how freaking ugly it may be…

    Thankfully, the Sox have some bashers this year, cause they were needed in this contest to pick up Justin Masterson (and his 7.59 ERA), who couldn’t make it out of the 5th inning.

    The rest of his line: 4.2 IP, 8 runs (7 earned) on 7 hits, while walked 7 (!!) and struck out 3. He threw 93 pitches, 52 for strikes, and was not part of the decision…

    This one had everything, a balk (Masterson) a wild pitch (Tazawa) and 5 hit batsmen. It got so bad that in the 7th inning, the Sox were able to get the win without even hitting the ball.

    But the Sox have won their 3rd series out of 3 this year, and with any luck, will get the sweep this afternoon… Read more…

    April 13th, 2015

    Red Sox 4, Skanks 14:
    OK. Can we FINALLY end this nonsense…

    Posted by Christine E. at 5:32 pm in Baseball,BBA,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Once and for all???

    Please knock it off with the “oh, it’s going to be better, and he is going to be consistent and not be a headcase and laity blah…”

    Last night was absolute and utter CRAP–and oh so typical Clay Buchholz. Completely brilliant in one start, and beyond abysmal in the next.

    Let’s look at this, shall we?

    Opening Day: 7 IP, 0 runs on 3 hits while walking 1 and striking out 9. He threw 94 pitches, 65 for strikes.

    Last night: 3.1 IP, 10 runs (9 earned) on 9 hits (including 3 homers), while walking 2 and striking out 3. He threw 79 pitches, 50 for strikes… Read more…

    April 6th, 2015

    April 6, 2015: It’s Here! It’s Here!

    Posted by Christine E. at 4:16 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Red Sox | No Comments

    Holy Buckets! After waiting so long, Opening Day is FINALLY here! We get to see if the wining grapefruit league season will translate into wins in the big leagues.

    We get to see if Mookie Betts really is all that and a bag of chips–and if he is, how cool is it that we will get to see that from the very beginning…

    We will get to see if That Clay Person, who is making his very first Opening Day Start ever will finally get himself right and actually be worthy of the title of Ace John Farrell thinks he is worthy of. But it makes me CRAZY when Clay blames his struggles on his quest for perfection–that he tries too hard to make each pitch perfect, which means none of them are…Head case…

    Speaking of Aces, it pained my deeply to see Jon Lester on the bump for the fracking CUBBIES last night. Although it pained me a bit less that he got his first loss of 2015, and currently has a 6.23 ERA… Read more…

    March 23rd, 2015

    Red Sox 7, Phillies 6: Why do they always do that?

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:56 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    …Make a big deal about how That Clay Person fared so well in a minor league game. Take yesterday’s contest. He didn’t start against the Phillies as he is likely the Opening Day Starter (Blech), so he threw 5 innings against the minor leaguers.

    And this was his line: 79 pitches, no hits or runs, while walking 1 and striking out 10. Sounds really good–until you remember that he rarely has trouble at that level. They are MINOR LEAGURES, so not only are they a step down, there is no pressure for Clay to perform at this level–and what is the key to a headcase performing well? NO PRESSURE…

    So, forgive me if I am not all impressed by this. DO this on Opening Day against the Phillies–and then do it 10 more times, and then MAYBE…

    Although my prognostication skills are legendarily sucky (But I actually get to use prognostication in a blog post, so that’s something…) I am going to predict That Clay Person’s Opening Day Line: 4.2 IP, giving up 6 runs on 8 hits (including 2 homers) while walking 3 and striking out 6). Read more…

    March 20th, 2015

    Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 6: Closer and Closer…

    Posted by Christine E. at 7:57 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    So it’s the first day of spring, most of the snow has been cleared from Fenway (I’ve seen pictures), and we got 3-5 inches here in Pennsylvania…

    Outstanding…

    But the boys of summer are still hard at work in sunny and warm Florida, getting reading for Opening Day on April 6th. What a shock it will be to go from THAT to THIS, especially for those who hail from much further south.

    I’ve always wondered about that. Maybe Spring Training should be somewhere more in between, so there isn’t a 30+ degree temperature change from when they leave Florida and arrive in Boston. And the way this winter has been, I completely do not discount the possibility of snow in April–or even May…

    But as along as the weather is good and (That Clay Person isn’t the starter) for June 25th, I’ll be a happy camper…. Read more…

    March 18th, 2015

    Red Sox 3, Atlanta 11: Games! With Real Scores!

    Posted by Christine E. at 5:26 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | Comment (1)

    I know, I know…

    It’s been a long, hard, cold winter, too much on my plate, a challenging research class, and a 3-year old–but baseball will be here in less than 3 weeks, and I am hopeful all the snow will be cleared at Fenway before the first pitch is thrown there on April 13th…Hopefully…

    But holy buckets, it’s so very nice to have actual scores, and a decent start (8-6, 10-6 if you count the college wins) to the 2015 campaign, and even if it is only Spring training, it is good that there is baseball being played–and they are not sucking right out of the gate…and we can all be excited about warmer days and real live meaningful baseball…

    And I know its only Spring Training, and I know it’s only his 3rd start of the same, and I know his walk count is down (2) , and his strikeout are up (12, including 6 today) and that is great. But giving up 4 runs on 5 hits while throwing 62 pitches in 4 innings? Eh, not so much. Read more…


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