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  • October 20th, 2018

    Red 4, Astros 1:
    We’re going to the World Series!

    Posted by Christine E. at 9:41 am in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Holy Buckets! Are we trapped in some fracked up alternate/reverse dimension?

    Or is it just baseball being baseball?

    Because I reallyREALLY cannot explain how David Price(!!)), who has never won a postseason start EV-VA (although he did come close earlier in the series), not only pitched a gem Thursday night (6 IP, giving up no runs on 3 hits, while walking 0 and striking out 9), but did it on 3 days rest AND beat Justin Verlander (!!) to do it!

    Of course, Rafael Devers 3-run shot in the the 6th, and JD Martinez’s solo shot in the 3rd (worth every stinking penny the Sox paid for him) provided him all the run support he needed…

    I honestly thought the ALCS would be the end of the line for the Sox. Not that they are a bad team–because far from it, but the Astros are just BUILT for the postseason. But some breaks went the Sox’s way, and it was enough for them to win the series 4-1. Read more…

    October 10th, 2018

    Red Sox 4, Skanks 3:
    And the Sox win the ALDS!!!!! Yay!!!

    Posted by Christine E. at 8:35 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    Admittedly, I have watched very little Red Sox baseball during the regular season–with a 1st grader who has more of a social life than me, it’s not surprising…

    But holy hell, this series caught me RIGHT up with all the stress and the cursing, and the pacing, and the yelling, and the jumping up and down. I was having flashbacks to 2003 and 2004, especially in the 9th inning when Kimbrel could not throw a strike to save his life and I thought they we going to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory…And then there were the Papelbon flashback and his manyMANY meltdowns on the mound. Thankfully we got that groundball out to end the series (and sent the Skankees the hell home…)

    Since I am very sleep deprived, and pretty much all over the map today, I am going to go with 10 Random Boston Red Thoughts on the Series in General…Because it is after all 10/10…

    These are in no particular order…just a stream of consciousness (such as it is…) Read more…

    June 18th, 2018

    Red Sox 9, Mariners 3:
    Not even sure where the heck to begin…

    Posted by Christine E. at 9:02 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    So.

    Facebook tells me it’s been like 54 some odd days since I have posted. OK, so I have no idea where that time went. Sure, my kid finished Kindergarten and is heading to 1st Grade in a couple months (how THAT happened, when I swear she was a baby like 15 minutes ago, is a story for another day), and we had a tornado (??!!) about 5-6 miles from my house that completely decimated like a whole shopping center–fortunately, it occurred at 10:00pm, so no deaths and injuries were minimal.

    So here we are, 1/2 way through June already. The Sox DFA’ed, then released Hanley, who has yet to land anywhere else so far. What a wild ride with him it has been, starting in 2005 off season when they traded him to the Marlins for Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell (would make THAT deal ANY day of the week), and then spent the next 7-8 years bemoaning what could have been (the fact that he was very good during a lot of that time, probably had something to do with it.). Read more…

    April 24th, 2018

    April 24, 2018:
    OK…What Happened Here?

    Posted by Christine E. at 3:09 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    The Sox were playing TRANSCENDENTAL baseball, with a 17-2 record, and easily beat Oakland in Friday night’s contest…

    And then the bottom fell out.

    OK, I am being a bit dramatic, but holy buckets, THEY GOT NO-HIT???? Really??? By Sean Manaea, a guy who has faced the Sox 3 times prior, and they’ve beaten the snot of of him, with a 13.50 ERA and a 1-2 record. Yeah, I would say this one pretty much came out of nowhere.

    I could not even remember the last time the Sox were no hit–so I had to look it up: April 22, 1993–almost 25 years to the day, when Seattle’s Chris Bosio walked the 1st 2 Red Sox batters of his outing, and then got 27 consecutive outs…

    Then they lost again on Sunday, and while it would easy to blame David Price, the fact that he didn’t give up that 3-run shot until 2 outs into the EIGHTH inning (he has given up 1 run prior to that), Add to that the fact the Sox couldn’t muster more than a run in 9 inning (but then again, they could not even muster up a HIT in the previous game), I think we’ll give him a pass on this one. He certainly pitched well enough to win, 3 run homer, notwithstanding… Read more…

    April 17th, 2018

    April 17, 2018:
    The Middle of the Night Portion of Our Program…

    Posted by Christine E. at 9:38 pm in Baseball,Old Friends,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    So with Patriots Day weathered out, The Sox take their 13-2 record, their lead in the AL East (and 5 games ahead of the Skanks–ha ha ha ha ha) and head to the Left Coast for 6, with 5 of them being 9:05pm or later….

    As I have stated before, there are some good and bads to later games. I have a better chance to seeing a game, because homework and bedtime and all that stuff is over, but then there is the 12:30 (and that is if they are really hustling) or later end time–which means I am a zombie the next day–or passed out somewhere around the 5th or 6th inning.

    But tonight’s contest should be a very interesting one–at least from the vantage point of getting to see Angels pitching phenom Shohei Ohtani, who not only is 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA, 18 strikeouts and a WHIP of .046, but ALSO has a triple slash of .367/.424/.767–and 3 home runs…

    A pitcher AND a slugger–in the same guy??? Who does that???? Shohei Ohtani, apparently… Read more…

    April 9th, 2018

    Red Sox 8, Tampa Bay 7:
    Another Sweep, and Some History Making…

    Posted by Christine E. at 9:01 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox | No Comments

    So I thought the win streak was toast yesterday when they were down by 5 at the start of the 8th inning. But then they had one of those 6-Run innings, which was enough to get them the win and sweep against the Oh-so-awful Tampa Bay Rays…

    But the dark spot of yesterday’s contest was Xander Bogaerts cracking a bone in his ankle in the 7th inning when he slid in the 3rd base dugout, trying to stop a bad throw. So he is now on the DL for 10-14 days while the bone heals..Good thing the Sox didn’t trade Brock Holt, who will probably be seeing some time at SS, along with minor leaguer Tzu-Wei Lin, who takes Xander’s spot on the 25-man…

    We saw Eduardo Rodriguez forgo another minor league rehab start and an pitch a fairly strange start: He threw 92 pitches, but could not get out of the 4th inning (3 2/3), and gave up 3 runs on 5 hits (including 2-run homer), and walked 2..But then he struck out 7…definitely a weird on–because if it has been a-6 inning start, it would have been considered a good outing…He probably should have made at least one more start with Pawtucket… Read more…


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