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  • May 9th, 2007

    Red Sox 9, Toronto 2:
    And that would be Lucky #7…

    Posted by Christine E. at 9:13 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    Roger Who??? When Josh won his 6th start of the year, he tied Mercenary Roger as the most recent pitcher to win his 1st 6 starts in a season–with this 7th win, be blow right past him and joins pitcher Mickey Harris, who is not so recent–try 1946! And before that? It was George Winter–in 1901!

    With the exception of the 1st pitch homer he gave up last night, Josh Beckett limited the spiraling Blue Jays to 5 hits over 7 innings of brilliant baseball, while striking out 5 and walking 1.. He is the owner of a beautiful 2.51 ERA…

    With a Little Help from my friends: The fact that Tim Wakefield hasn’t been getting run support from the Sox in his starts over the last couple of year is pretty well known..But Josh does not have the same problem–while his pitching has been brilliant, the 50 runs generated by the offense in his 7 starts, an average of 7.14 runs per, has not hurt either…

    Its about time: Lets hope that the tides are turning from Jason Varitek, who went 4 for 4 with a walk, and 4 hits, including solo homer in last nights game.This raises his batter average to 2.84

    I love how they talk about he is “so old” at 35–let’s hope everyone is wrong, cause there is no better catcher in the game…And Josh agrees completely: “Tek’s a good hitter. A lot of times, being a catcher is his biggest downfall. He’s concentrating on me, Daisuke, Schill, everybody in the rotation, everyone in the bullpen except Wakefield. If he were a DH and didn’t have to worry about all the paperwork that goes along with being the best catcher in the game, he’d probably hit .315.”

    For the record (Absolutely no pun intended): If Barry Bonds is in line to break Hank Aarons’s 755 homers when he arrives at Fenway next month–I reallyREALLY hope he is intentionally walked on every at bat…If the cheater is going to break the record–let him do it at home, where the fan apparently don’t care that he is a cheater…

    Coming up: Daisuke will take the mound, hoping he has worked out the bugs from his recent struggles–lets just hope he can avoid the “funky inning” And he and will make a little history while he is at it, facing Japanese pitcher Tomo Ohka, beginning at 7:07 pm. This is only the 4th time that Japanese pitchers face off in the history of MLB, the last time being in 2002, when Ohka defeated KC Royals’ Mac Suzuki–actually, all of the other games were loses for Mac Suzuki (Hideki “Pusy Toad” Irabu in 1999, and Hideo Nomo in 2000)

    One Response to “Red Sox 9, Toronto 2:
    And that would be Lucky #7…”

    1. Ted D says:

      Christine, if Tek is old at 35, I am in serious trouble: about to turn 37 with 3 children, I may be the equivalent of 65 years old!

      Thank you for your post: I don’t have to read the Globe, ESPN, and FOX SPorts because of your excellent writing!

      Hope the wedding plans are going well, and that you are good as well.


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