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  • May 10th, 2007

    Red Sox 9, Toronto 3:
    No Wonky Inning!

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:32 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (3)

    I guess the extended side session Daisuke had the other day did the trick–either that or he is subscribing to the Josh Beckett “How to Pitch Like a Madman Series” (I think Time Life Books publishes it…) His line was very similar to Josh’s from the night before: Throwing 108 pitches, Daisuke went 7 strong, with 5 hits (including 1 a homer) while striking out 8 and walking 3. He was also much happier with how things went–but is still not 100% pleased: “I made a few technical adjustments heading into the game..and I think it’s too early to tell if that made all of the difference…I do hope that with small, incremental changes, this will lead to gradual improvement over time.” Just be scared if he starts speaking Japanese with a Texas drawl…

    Talk about a 180: After hitting under the Mendoza line in April with a dismal .190, he has been hitting the cover off the ball in May, hitting thus far–.538! so if you average the 1st 2 months of the season you get a beautiful .364. Will he sustain? Probably not–but its nice to know that he probably doesn’t completely suck…

    The day after Schilling ripped Barry Bonds a new one, he writes an apology in his blog that “it was absolutely irresponsible and wrong to say what I did. I don’t think it’s within anyone’s right to say the things I said and affect other people’s lives in that way.” But its interesting to note that he will not be issuing a personal apology to Barry…Perhaps Curt should edit himself a bit before he speaks? Then apologies would not really be necessary–Just a thought…Although I think the apology was more to calm down Tito and the Sox Brass than anything else…

    So the Sox right now are 22-10, and their stellar rotation is 19-9 with a 3.57 ERA. It will be interesting to see where they are after they play their 57th game–cause back during the 2002 campaign all we heard over and over again was how the Sox had the best record in baseball and were 40-17 to start the season–and then went downhill from there.

    Tonight: Tim Wakefield (and his obscene 2.11 ERA) will take the mound against Blue Jay Ace Roy Halladay tonight. 1st pitch is 7:07pm and hopefully Wake will get some run support and complete the sweep of the spiraling Blue Jays…and because his knuckler works better indoors, you KNOW the roof will be open at the Rogers Center, unless they have a monsoon–do they even get monsoons in Canada?

    Also Tonight: If we don’t get the torrential thunderstorms they are calling for her in NE PA, My fiancé and I are going to make the foray into enemy Territory (the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Skankee Stadium) to watch them play the Paw Sox…I wonder how many times I will hear tonight “The Sox are going down, because we signed Clemens” 20? 50? 100? 1000? Picture the bleacher creatures in NYC–THAT is your typical Skankee fan here in NE PA…UGH…

    3 Responses to “Red Sox 9, Toronto 3:
    No Wonky Inning!”

    1. Ted D says:

      Hi Christine: it’s hard to believe Wake is 3-3 with that era huh? Hopefully the run support will come tonight. Great outing by Daisuke last night, and your point is spot on: the starting pitching has been UNREAL so far. Shoot, all the pitching has been unreal.

      Wear your Sox gear with pride tonight, and if you get any static, just say “2004-biggest choke EVER”. :)

      Have fun, and be safe.

      Ted

    2. laura says:

      I just have to say – did you see that Yankee score from today? And the grand slam to make it worse? OOOHH I love it!

    3. Kaylee says:

      nice job by wake and the sox tonight:-)

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