August 5th, 2006
After the Skanks tanked today against the Oreos, 5-0, with the only person to get a hit for the Skanks was their newest lapdog Bobby Abreu–does that make him a “real Yankee” now???
But of course we picked this night to leave far too many men on base, (10) and Tasty Possum pitched his little heart out, and Big Papi, in only his 10th start of the season at first and third in non-Interleague play, (may I not be smite dead for saying this…) made a error that costs us FOUR UNEARNED RUNS…David Wells, who did not have a horrible line, (6IP 8 H, 5R, 1ER, 1BB, 5SO, 1 HR 95 pitches, 70 for strikes) took the loss this evening…
From the “HELLO, I should know better” Department”: The top of the 9th, 1 out, bases are loaded and JV is up and I say to myself “now, he could either hit a grand slam and save the day, because he had done buptkus since he got here offensively, or, he’ll ground into a double play….I don’t even need to say how THAT turned out???
Since I don’t want to talk about this game anymore, let’s do an injury update! (how sad is it that I would rather talk about injuries than the game…)
It appears that Doug Mirabelli will only miss 3 or 4 days, as he rolled his ankle, not doing any horrible damage…He said he did this before, back in 2002, and recovered in between his starts with Tim Wakefield…
The Sox have called Corky Miller up from Pawtucket (leaving them without a catcher), as Ken Huckaby needs to clear waivers before he can rejoin the Sox. Way to not think ahead there! They decided to keep 13 pitchers on staff and dump the other catcher…like we really needed Rudy Seanez?
To open a roster spot for Miller, the Sox designated pitcher Bryan Corey for assignment. Corey had only pitched one inning since being traded from the Rangers on July 30–Again, like we really needed Rudy Seanez???
Mike Lowell was still painfully walking around, but he seems to have improved since yesterday. He is hoping to play tomorrow, but Tito is less confident of that happening. “I think that’s a little ambitious,” Francona said. “But he must be feeling better if he’s trying to play.”
Keith Foulke pitched two innings at Pawtucket tonight, throwing 30 pitches, allowing a hit, a run and a walk, while striking out two. We could be seeing him during the Kansas City series later this week…Maybe THEN could we get rid of Rudy Seanez???
Jason Varitek is on schedule after his arthroscopic surgery on Thursday, “Tek is down to one crutch already and I think he was doing some throwing, simulated in a chair, which is not surprising,” said Francona.
Wakefield played catch for the first time since making his last start on July 17, and barring any unforeseen, will thrown again tomorrow…Although his 15 days expired on his birthday, August 2, there is no timetable for his return at this point…
Trot Nixon (bicep strain) is doing well and hopes he’ll be activated when he’s eligible to come off the DL next week (August 15)
Tomorrow: The Jason Johnson Experiment vs JP Howell, but even tho he has a 14.73 ERA, we have never seen him before, so the Sox are dead…1:15pm