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  • April 18th, 2007

    Red Sox 1. Toronto, 2:
    W…T…F?, Part 2,496…

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:26 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (3)

    So, once again Daisuke is good enough to win–doing even better than his last game against Seattle. This time he struck out 10 in 6 innings of 105 pitch ball, 68 for strikes, and only gave up 2 runs–But scary-looking Gustavo Chasin only gave up the 1 run on a home run by Wily Mo, which I swear banged off the room of my house here in PA. The win last night improved his record against the Sox to 6-0! When did that happen???

    So, Daisuke now going to be the 2007 version of Tim Wakefield? When he pitches well, the bats go on vacation? And do I ever need to say how the Sox scored 25 runs in 3 games previous? No? I didn’t think so…

    Of course he did have 1 wonky inning–luckily, he only gave up 2 runs. The inning in question, #4, consisted of 39 pitches of this: Strikeout, single, walk, single (which scored the 1st run), walk, walk (to score the 2nd run)strikeout, fly out. Huh?

    And that is not ever the WEIRDEST thing: the 1st 3 innings he was fab (and only threw 39 pitches, COMBINED, in the 5th he struck out the side, and in the 6th, it was a 1-2-3 inning… it’s like the pods in the basement hatched for the 4th inning, then went away for the 5th and 6th…

    So of course people are freaking out, saying that he fails in the stretch, he can’t handle runners on base, he gets flustered under pressure… uhhhh, I would not exactly say giving up 2 runs in an inning is failure, even if he thinks it is: “Even if I pitch well and the team does not win, I’m definitely not happy with that result…the weight of that loss as a team weighs upon me much more heavily than my own loss as a pitcher.”

    This was the headline of an article written by Jeff Horrigan today: Tito sticks with Coco: Skipper has faith in CF Ooooh Boy–all we have to do is change “Coco” to “Millar” and “CF” to “1B” and we have 2005…and we all know how THAT turned out. I’m sorry, I am just not feeling the love for Coco Crisp…and while Skeezy Bastard (sometimes also known as Johnny Damon) is not one of my favorite people anymore, so why, exactly, did we not sign him over Coco? I can appreciate and respect the whole “loyalty to my players” thing, and yes, its probably too early in the season to be freaking out, but I reallyREALLY hope that if Coco does not improve DRASTICALLY, Tito will not go with him for the whole season. I would much rather see Wily Mo get the bats…

    Unfortunately, due to an administrative glitch with a lineup card, Jon Lester was forced to pitch a simulated game on Monday. He will now start his 3rd game on Friday against, get this: The SAND GNATS! How COOL of a name is that??? After Friday’s start he’ll be evaluated by the Sox for a path forward. If all goes well, chances are he will continue up the ladder, to Portland and then Pawtucket before joining the big club.

    Tonight: No chance of rainout again as Tim Wakefield (who currently has a 1.38 ERA!) takes the mound for he Sox for his 3rd start of the season. Tomo Ohka will toe the rubber at 7:07 for Toronto. Ya know what I always wonder? Why is it 7:07 in Canada? Is it a time difference thing?

    3 Responses to “Red Sox 1. Toronto, 2:
    W…T…F?, Part 2,496…”

    1. Ted D says:

      Hi Christine: I think walking the bases loaded, then walking in a run, and getting out of it with only 2 runs is a sign of a very good pitcher. Hopefully, the bats will start to pick up when he pitces, because if he throws like that every time out, they win the majority of the time.

      “Sand Gnats” is funny to say!

      Hope you are well,

      Ted

    2. laura says:

      Yeah, what the hell? Matsuzaka and Wakefield…brothers in pain. At least it looks like Tim is getting some help tonight.

    3. Ted D says:

      Ooh, BAD speller Ted: pitces = pitches.

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