Home
  • About
  • Batterymates
  • BBA
  • Blog Disclosure Policy
  • Contact Us
  • August 25th, 2006

    Red Sox 2, Angels 1 This really WAS a marquee match up…

    Posted by Christine E. at 12:31 pm in General No Comments

    For 70 pitches in 6+ innings (Probably could have pitched a complete game at that rate!) Josh Beckett shut out the Angels with four hits and walked none. And then the top of the 7th–the 1st walk, to Garrett Anderson, and then 2 balls into a 2nd walk to Juan Rivera, Doug Mirabelli goes out to the mound, and 87 people come running out of the dugout…and a collective “oh, HELL…” is heard from the Nation…

    While its not a blister, it is a small cut on the left side of his right middle finger, from his nail digging into his finger…(Why the HELL are you not getting manicures, if that is what it takes? You don’t need fingernails like Wake, you are not a knuckleball pitcher…)”It’s a concerning thing, having a cut on your pitching hand, especially me,” Beckett said “That finger has always been an issue for me…Asked about making his next start, Beckett said, “We’ve got to reassess that tomorrow.”

    Mike Timlin came in to replace him and finished the walk to Juan Rivera (on 2 pitches) but managed to only let one run score, thanks to a brilliant fake out by Doug Mirabelli (JV would have NEVER made that play…) to get Juan Rivera out at home. “I’ve used that a few times,” Mirabelli said. “It’s a way to put some indecision in the runner’s head. He doesn’t know if the ball is coming or not. He probably assumes it is, but he’s not entirely sure.” And Timlin, combining with 4 outs from the Papal Blessing, managed not to screw it up…

    Holy Heartbeat Superman!: Big Papi confirmed a Boston Herald report that he’d spent last Saturday night at Massachusetts General Hospital for observation after experiencing a rapid heartbeat after Friday’s day-night doubleheader against the Skanks. When the problem persisted into Saturday, went to the hospital. How (&#@*&*(@#& would we be without Big Papi??? As a person an a player…

    See Dan? He isn’t faking: Manny’s MRI yesterday showed no structural damage in his right knee, with the initial diagnosis was patellar tendonitis which is inflammation of the tendons connecting the kneecap to the muscles that straighten the leg. Ice, rest, and NSAIDS are common treatments. Manny is listed as day to day…

    More walking wounded: There is still swelling and bruising where Mark Loretta strained his right quad, which cause him to miss his 2nd game in a row. He expects to be back in the lineup for tonight;s game. In his absence, Dustin Pedroia made his third straight start, second at second base, since his debut…

    Tonight: Curt Schilling vs. Jake Woods 10:05pm–only 4 more middle of the night games!

    Leave a Reply