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  • August 15th, 2006

    Red Sox 4, Tigers 7: Oh, CRAP…

    Posted by Christine E. at 12:51 pm in General No Comments

    Well, so much for the complete game shut out, or the 7-8 innings strong…Hell, I would have been happy with the 6 innings he pitched, without giving up the 5 runs…first pitch? TRIPLE. First inning–3 runs in, which was almost enough to bury us right there–But then, 2 more in the 3rd inning, and then the game was O-VA…It’s ironic–people go on and on and on about how Mike Lowell was the cast-off we had to take to get Josh Beckett–right now it seems like the shoe is on the other foot…

    And when is someone going to send Tito the memo that JV catching Josh Beckett is a less than stellar idea?? IT’S NOT WORKING…

    A while you’re at it, maybe someone would tell him that RUDY SEANEZ SUCKS…why why WHY was he left in so long?? I understand the bullpen is depleted, and that Timlin was being saved for a save situation (not that a scenario like that fills me with any kind of confidence…) But he gave you 1 good inning–don’t tempt fate!!! And if you were going to bring him in for another inning, why on EARTH would you let him load the bases??? And he has made it plainer than plain that he doesn’t give a great big rat’s ass…

    Guess it doesn’t matter anyway….cause the bats did very little, although Youk did have his 2nd home run in as many games…and I not even going to rag on Demarlo Hale-if he makes 1 not so good judgment call in 162 games, as opposed to Dale Sveun and his 437 a year, I can live with that…

    WTF???: The Tigers closer, Former Sox reliever Todd Jones, needed just seven (freakin SEVEN???) pitches to put away the Sox in a 1-2-3 ninth, registering his 32d save, one more than Jonathan Papelbon. What??? Todd Jones who also writes for some podunk newpaper somewhere in East Bejeses?? He was less than stellar when he pitched for the the Sox; all of a sudden he is Mo Rivera?? 2003 was his worst year in the majors…he pitched 68.2 innings (29.1 with the Sox, and 39.1 with Colorado) Since we all know how hard it is to pitch in Colorado (thin air and all…) Lets just look at his stats for his time with the Sox: 29.1 IP, 32H, 19R, 18 ER, 2 HR, 13 BB 31 SO, 2W-1L 0 Saves, 1 Hold, and…Wait for it…5.52 ERA….niiiiiiice….not exactly high calibre material…

    And for more cheery news: And since we lost, we are now down in the AL East by two games and THREE behind in the wild card to the White Sox, because they can actually BEAT the Royals…Whenever you guys was to get cranked up and go on that tear, that would be great–and sooner rather than later would be good, before we get into a hole we’ll never get out of…

    It was not going to happen anyway: Tito officially ruled out Wake with regards to him starting against the Skanks on Monday. David Wells will get the start on regular rest. Wakefield, who played catch yesterday, is now in line to pitch the final game of the Seattle Series on August 27.

    Although alot of things can happen in a week, Francona said the Sox are leaning toward Kyle Snyder for next Tuesday’s start against the Angels. Francona hopes to get him 2-3 inning of work during Friday’s day-night doubleheader, to stretch him out sufficiently for the start.

    Not exactly a confidence booster: Jon Lester and The Jason Johnson Experiment are scheduled to work Friday’s doubleheader…oooooh boy…

    The Sox returned to a bass-ackwards roster of 13 pitchers and 12 position players, recalling lefthander Yale Grad Craig Breslow from Pawtucket, and, as expected, Corky Miller was designated for assignment. During his time in Pawtucket he was an International League All-Star and unscored upon in his last 10 1/3 innings, over 7 appearances. After Seanez screwed the pooch, Breslow struck out Curtis Granderson and Craig Monroe to end the eighth, and then added a third strikeout in the ninth.

    Although it’s a huge long shot, Jason Varitek, who is back to throwing, could rejoin the Sox during its West Coast trials and tribulations. “Whenever he can, he will,” Francona said. “I just don’t know.”

    Tonight: Curt Schilling vs. Jeremy Bonderman 7:05pm: Same instructions as last night: 7-8 strong, a complete game shutout would not be unwelcome…

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