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  • May 4th, 2007

    Red Sox 8, Seattle 7:
    Well, THAT was a strange one…

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:22 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (3)

    On a night that the game took over 3.5 hours (and the Sox were not even playing the Skankees!) and the starters each has a 5 run inning (Daisuke in the 1st and Horacio Ramirez in the 2nd) and neither one of them made it to the 6th inning-nothing is surprising..not the fact that the Sox came back from a 0-5 deficit to make it 7-5, and then gave it right back so that the game was tied until the 8th inning, where Manny hit his 2nd homer of the game–a 1-run shot to complement the 2-run shot that gave us the 7-5 lead…nor that every member of the starting 9 reached base, and everyone except for Coco had a hit…it was just a WEIRD game…

    Do we need to beat the dead horse blind about the fact that Daisuke seems to be having problems pitching with men on base? How bout this ugliness? 5 innings pitched, throwing 96 pitches, giving up 7 runs (6 earned) on 5 hits with 1 strikeout and walk..UGH…Since everyone else in the world is freaking out about this today–we are not going to…

    Daisuke Affirmations to keep telling yourself:

    15-16 wins, ERA under 4–THAT Is the goal for year…

    Josh Beckett was not so brilliant last year, and now look what happened…

    Go Wily Mo! I love this guy, so its always fun to talk about it when he does well…he just reminds me of the big, sweet dumb guy we all knew in high school…and I really believe he is getting better–and he has a hell of a night, going 4 for 4 and

    Guess we all spoke too soon: Apparently, all the aches and pains of being a 41 year old relief pitcher are catching up with Mike Timlin, who was placed on the 15-day DL with right shoulder tendonitis. It had not even been a month since he came of the DL for the LEFT oblique strain he had for most of Spring Training–and his ERA has been hovering around 6 since his return–this does not look good–at all…Devern Hansack has been called up from Pawtucket in his stead.

    Cramp Update: Jon Lester is not too concerned about the cramping in his right bicep that forced him out of the Pawtucket game earlier this week: “…Hopefully it’s not too long and everything just continues to get better. I’ve always had it throughout my career.It’s just one of those things. It’s my fault for not hydrating and being prepared.” But to make sure, he spent some time with Sox Medical Director Thomas Gill on Thursday, and hopes its only a 1 or 2 day setback…

    Coming up: Road trip to Minne-SO-TA! Tim Wakefield will oppose Twins starter Carlos Silva to open up a 6 game road trip tonight. 1st pitch is 8:10pm. Maybe Tim will get some run support–yeah right…

    3 Responses to “Red Sox 8, Seattle 7:
    Well, THAT was a strange one…”

    1. Ted D says:

      Christine, do you realize I can get all my Red Sox questioned answered here when you post and not have to go to 20 different sites? You do a GREAT job giving out information in a very succinct way.

      And I’ll agree with you: what a monumentally WEIRD game that was: but a win is a win is a win, so I’ll take it.

      And how awesome was the Ortiz random hug on the basepaths?

      Hope you are well,

      Ted

    2. laura says:

      I personally am rather excited about Timlin going back on the DL. He doesn’t really help too much when he’s off it!

    3. Christine E. says:

      Ya know what Laura? Its a terrible thing to say, but I agree wit you…:-) Timlin does less damage when he is on the DL..its sad that he does not seem to be the same pitcher he used to be…

      Thank you, Ted, for the very kind words..I am always glad to know that I am relevant

      Thanks for the comments!

      Go Sox!

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