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  • April 23rd, 2007

    Red Sox 7, Skankees 6:
    Lotsa Little Red Dots…

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:58 am in Baseball,Red Sox Comments (2)

    At work, I have a calendar on the wall (right next to the picture of ‘Tek giving A-Fraud a catcher’s mitt sandwich) of the 2007 Red Sox Schedule. And for every game, I put a red dot for a win, and a black dot for a loss. Can I just tell you how freakin COOL it was to put 3 red dots in this weekend’s boxes? Whoooo Hoooo! 17 years since the Sox have swept the Skanks at Fenway Park–and last night’s game needed 5 homers to do it–the 5 homers also being responsible for all of the runs scored last night…

    And WHAT About the Skankee bullpen? On Friday night, the idiots at YES were going on about how the only thing the Sox have that is superior to the Skanks is their starting rotation–that the Skanks had better hitting, better fielding, better BULLPEN….Yeah, OK, that is why Andy Pettitte, after throwing a 100 pitches in his START on Friday, pitched an inning of relief in last nights game–which is already the 2nd time THIS SEASON he had to do that–last time I looked its only APRIL, not the post season. At the rate Torre is burning through his bullpen, all of them will have dead arms by July…

    While Matsuzaka was not at his sharpest (7+ innings, giving up 6 runs on 8 hits with 7 strikeouts) he did get his 1st win at Fenway, plus, he struck out Jeter and A-Fraud twice each, in addition to hitting them, which is always a bonus…and he bowed and tipped his cap (which is customary as an apology in Japan) to A-Fraud, but NOT Jeter….hmmmm……

    Small World: Last year when he was with the Dodgers, JD Drew was one of the 4 hitters in a game against the Padres last September where LA hit 4 homers in a row. And now, he was part of the 1st 4 homer in a row game in the history of the Red Sox. joining Manny, Mike Lowell and Jason Varitek. And in another weird twist of fate: Tito Francona Sr, was part of a 4 homer in a row game in 1963 when he played with Cleveland…

    Uh Oh, Coco: PLEASE do not tell me he is injured AGAIN? Coco, who seemed to break out of his slump during the last 3 games, going 6 for 12, was a last minute scratch for last night’s game. Citing tightness in his left oblique, Coco sat while Wily Mo took his place. Wily Mo struck out 3 times and walked once…UGH…he REALLY needs some time to work that crap out…

    Lester Back?: For the 1st time since leaving last September, Jon Lester threw a side session at Fenway Park Sunday before the game. After pitching well for Gabe Kapler and the Class A Greenville, Jon will pitch twice for Pawtucket, and then, perhaps, a return to the bigs? Says Lester: “I hope so..Hopefully, I’ll make it through healthy and everything is good to go after that. I don’t know what they have in store after those two.” He is scheduled to pitch in Rochester this Wednesday.

    Coming Up: Deja Vu? Tim Wakefield will once again oppose Toronto pitcher Tomo Ohka as the Sox play the Blue Jays tonight. 1st pitch is 7: 05pm

    2 Responses to “Red Sox 7, Skankees 6:
    Lotsa Little Red Dots…”

    1. Ted D says:

      Hi Christine: not a good result tonight, as the boys lost 7-3. However, I’m happy to know there is someone as crazy as me: I have a schedule on the fridge that I mark every night, with either a W or L and the score.

      My wife is ready to have me committed.

      What a great weekend sweep: Let’s hope they can carry it over into next weekend.

      Hope you are doing well,

      Ted

    2. Christine E. says:

      Ted:

      LOL..at the end of the month, I calculate all the wins and losses and write down the win percentage for the month–yep, I’m sad…

      I just left a post at your place…great minds and all…:-)

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