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  • September 6th, 2006

    Red Sox 1, White Sox 0 The Sox in 2:14…

    Posted by Christine E. at 9:57 am in General Comments (2)

    Wow…the editing team at NESN won’t have much to do to edit last night’s game to fit in their format for their show “The Red Sox in 2”–a 1-0 win in 2 hours and 14 minutes…WOW….

    Speaking of WOW, the Red Sox have apparently been sent to the Twilight Zone–where else can Rookie pitcher Kason Gabbard, who was getting lit up in Pawtucket (1-7 with a 5.23 ERA), stiffle a lineup such as the Pale Hose to 3 hits for his 1st major league win??? His line: 7.0IP 3H 0 R/ER 2BB 6SO, with 80 pitches, 54 for strikes…

    And what about Mike Timlin? Actually pitching like he oughta to get his 4th save of the year: 2.0IP, 1H, 0R/ER 0BB 1SO, with 20 pitches, 14 for strikes

    Welcome home Big Papi! It was great last night to see David Ortiz take his rightful place at the plate, and feel all the loving from the Fenway Faithful…Although he is still acclimating himself back from his 8-day hiatus, as evidenced by the 2 strikeouts, he did work a walk in the 1st inning…

    More good news: Jonathan Papelbon has his MRI yesterday, and Sox Medical Director, Dr. Thomas Gill, indicated that Papelbon’s shoulder injury was “consistent with a transient subluxation event in a fatigued shoulder.” In English: He had a slippage, not a dislocation in the joint. “It’s described as a dead-arm syndrome. If you remember, when Pap came off the mound, he dropped his arm and shook it. That’s a classic symptom of someone whose had a dead arm with a slight slippage.” Gill said after the game, further explaining diagnosis. Treatment includes a period of rest, and a shoulder strengthening program. When asked if Papelbon is done for the season, Tito said. “As far as when he pitches, I really couldn’t tell you. The first thing to do is get him strong, and get him healthy. That comes first and foremost. The pitching part will take care of itself.”

    Julian Tavarez is one….strange…duck…: When asked about the Red Sox post season hopes: “Be positive,” Tavarez admonished. “This is baseball. We can go to the playoffs. Just keep winning. There’s no cheating in baseball. It’s not like boxing, where in the fifth round, you go down, I get rich and you get rich.” Uh…what exactly does that mean?

    About FRICKEN time: Francona finally admitted that Youk’s OBP makes him the better choice than Coco to lead off. Youk’s current OBP is .395, 113 points AHEAD of Coco–why is this even being discussed? I understand they were trying to fill a hole with ‘Tek and Trot being out, but I think not having Youk in the leadoff spot for the time they were both gone, did lose us some games…

    While Curt Schilling has not admitted he will probably not make his start on Sunday, it does not look good…while he is healing, he is still unable to move around much, as it aggrvates the lat muscle he strained last week…Although he was injured preparing for his start in Oakland, he knew he had to pitch…”There was so much going on — Coco getting hurt, the way we were going, I knew about the Jonny Lester thing, I had to pitch,” Schilling said. When asked if he would shut down for the season, since the Sox are pretty much out of contentions, Schill said: “I know there are guys who think that way,” said Schilling, “but that’s not the way I was raised.” Sounds to me like a sly barb at Pedro Martinez, who shut himself down at the end of the 2002 season, when the Sox fell out of contention…

    Tonight: Kyle Snyder vs. Jose Contreras 7:05pm..The best thing about Contreras is the fact that he got dominant AFTER he left the Skanks…must make King George crazy…tehehehe…

    2 Responses to “Red Sox 1, White Sox 0 The Sox in 2:14…”

    1. Peter N says:

      And yes, with one run scored, total, last night, the Sox love continues. Good stuff, C.

    2. Peter N says:

      Hello four….I did a double take when I saw that. But it’s just as I keep saying. And that is, good writing helps. And yes, you can do that. Oh so well. You made me smile!

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