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  • April 26th, 2007

    Red Sox 6, Oreos 1:
    Well, THAT is certainly better…

    Posted by Christine E. at 10:04 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (2)

    I don’t think I need to tell you that the 2 games against Toronto did nothing for the migraine that ravaged my brain for about 36 hours…Fortunately, the Skankees going 0-5 on their road trip, and being AT THE BOTTOM of the AL East Standings, as well as the spectacular win last night, did more than the countless Advil ever could…

    I know the Skanks will not be in last place for the rest of the season–but, hey, I’ll live in the moment and enjoy it while it lasts…And, if the Sox can just win games, and go about their business, and perhaps take 2 out of 3 from the Skanks this weekend, I think they will be in very good shape…

    Schilling pitched a great game last night, going 7 strong, only giving up the 1 run on a Miguel Tejada homer in the 6th inning; otherwise he only gave up 4 hits, struck out 3 and walked 2.

    I still don’t have a good feeling about this: Despite the fact that Coco Crisp was supposed to play in last night’s victory, he is still not ready to play. Apparently, when he tried to hit before the game, he still had the discomfort in the left oblique which has sidelines him for the last few games… Says Tito: “We’re trying to figure out if it’s a bruise or if it’s a strain…I think the plan of attack is, we’re going to not play him tonight and tomorrow, and let the medical staff have him…” There is a good chance a trip to the DL could be imminent…And while I like Wily Mo, I fear he is not the answer—in his last 5 games, he is 1 for 15 with NINE strikeouts…UGH…

    How is THIS for weird? Tito wanted to possibly rest Manny last night, as his numbers are not so fantastic against starter Daniel Cabrera–but Manny didn’t WANT to sit–he wanted to PLAY…weirdness…

    Speaking of weirdness: What was all that nonsense about Curt’s Bloody Sock last night? Gary Thorne, just out of the blue in the 5th inning, decided to talk about the fact that Doug Mirabelli supposedly told him “a couple of years ago.” that the Bloody Sock wasn’t blood–it’s was paint?..WTF? This was 3 years ago–we’ve played that riff already… The best comment about it was from Theo: “You’re kidding me, right?…I’m the GM of the team, not Jerry Springer. I couldn’t give two [expletives] about what was on his sock, I care that we won the game. The rest, and Gary Thorne, is just noise.”

    Update on the forgotten pitcher: I swear, I am constantly forgetting Mat Clement unless someone brings him up…While he is still has a fairly long way to go before he starts throwing off the mound, he is still about a month ahead of the schedule he was given when he had bionic arm put on back in September. He still hopes to contribute at some point this season…

    Since Julian Tavarez has been struggling mightily, and does not even have a win to his name this season, (which, to be fair , is not totally his fault) it’s looking better and better that Jon Lester will be joining the Sox sooner, rather than later. Unfortunately, it looks like it may be even a bit longer, as Jon’s penultimate start at Pawtucket was rained out in Rochester yesterday–he is now slated to pitch on Friday against Buffalo, and then on Tuesday against Indianapolis…

    Tonight: Hoping to use the momentum of last night’s win to begin another winning streak heading into the weekend, unbeaten Josh Beckett faces the Oreos at 7:05om. Adam Loewen toes the mound for the Cookies…ahem…the Birds…

    2 Responses to “Red Sox 6, Oreos 1:
    Well, THAT is certainly better…”

    1. Ted D says:

      Christine, hate to hear about the migraine: was wondering why you had not done a new post. That was great to see last night: Schilling looked like his old self, and Gary Thorne has some splaining to do. Hopefully he’ll say something tonight during the game.

      I’m with you: I know it won’t last, but it’s nice to look at the standings and see the Yankees all the way on the bottom 🙂

      Take care,


    2. Kaylee says:

      I am on cloud nine after that win coupled with the yankees loss:-)

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