May 15th, 2007
Yes, 1 year ago today, I began this Boston Red Sox blog, and 250 posts later, here I am…I have met alot of AMAZING people from all over the world and have learned so much. To everyone who reads BRT, who was kind enough to swap links, or leave a comment or 2: I am grateful. Here is to hoping the next year and 250 posts are as great as the 1st…:-) Go Sox!
And how aboutÂ a complete game from Daisuke? Major coolness–hopefully it will go a long way in shutting up the folks who have been FREAKING out over a couple of his less than stellar starts…giving up no walks for the 1st time this year (which is HUGE), he went 9 innings, throwing 124 pitches, only giving up 5 hits and 1 run (which was the homer by Curtis Granderson in the 3rd ) He also struck out 5. And another cool thing–and yet another game with no wonky inning! Even Daisuke was happy about this one: “… the fact that I was able to pitch my first really good game, my first good showing at Fenway, that I’m really excited about.”
OK, so its NOT a Blister, its an avulsion–but which one would YOU rather have?
Avulsion: : A forcible separation or detachment
Blister: An elevation of the epidermis containing watery liquid
Yeah, me too….so a nation waits to see if Josh will pitch in his Friday start against Atlanta–but its not looking good–I am not sure he will actually go on the DL, but he may miss a start or 2–supposedly, having an avulsion is a better thing, because the blister thing is more of a pervasive thing, all tied up with his eczema… If he cannot pitch–looks like Kyle Snyder will get the call, as Jon Lester is not ready yet…
BTW, the crazy freaky thing that happened in the 9th inning of Sunday’s game? Only happened once before–in 1931 against the Philadelphia A’s
Drawing Closer to 58 games: and the record, as it stands is 26-11–the one to beat? 41-17 from 2002. And should I mention that with the win and the Skanks being off yesterday, the Skanks now trail by 8.5? Is it insurmountable? No, but its way freaking cool!
A little bit better: With enough of an improvement to move forward with a throwing program, Mike Timlin’s shoulder tendonitis seems to be subsiding. He rehab will begin today…
Tonight: Staff Ace Tim Wakefield (Never thought you’d hear that in your life…How cool is THAT???) will toe the mound at 7:05 in the Fens for game 2. 2006 AL Rookie of the Year Justin Verlander pitches for the Tigers.