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  • June 6th, 2007

    Red Sox 0, Oakland 2:
    Blanked…by Lenny DiNardo???

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:27 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    One of the reasons Lenny DiNardo is no longer playing for the Red Sox is because he was not a consistent enough starter or reliever to stick–Oh, there were flashes of brilliance, enough to keep him on the roster the amount of time needed to get him past the Rule 5 Draft requirements. And he probably would have still been with the Sox, starting in Pawtucket, and occasionally coming up to the bigs–but the Sox needed a roster spot for JD Drew, and while they tried to sneak him through waivers, he signed with Oakland.

    And last night, he improved his record for the the 2007 campaign to 2-2 with a 1.45 ERA as he kept the Sox to 2 hits—and even tho he walked 6, threw more balls than strikes and the bases were loaded TWICE…the Sox could not do any better than 3 hits for the entire game–and the FIVE GIDP’s definitely did not help…and it wasn’t even all him–FOUR relievers (including Alan “Always a homer at the wrong time” Embree)!

    And Daisuke was excellent, going 7 strong, although he threw 129 pitches. He allowed the 2 runs on 7 hits while striking out eight, and only walking 2…These are the WORST kind of games to lose–where your pitching staff gets the job done, and the bats take the night off…

    These night games SUCK–Yeah, I know I said that already–but there is nothing more depressing than falling asleep to the Sox losing, and then waking up in the morning, hoping they turned it around, only to go to your computer and see that is not the case…CRAP

    And do I need to remind anyone that its June, the Skanks won last night, and the 2002 Sox had almost the same record? I didn’t think so…CRAP…

    The Sox will be playing Arizona this weekend–a National League Team, so it’s JUST about time for Tito to start bitching about the fact that he cannot field his best team–Oh! here we go: “At some point someone in baseball has to step up and say this is not right…David Ortiz is our designated hitter and you’re asking us to play a handful of games without him…Somebody has to sit we don’t want to sit. It will be somebody who is a real good hitter.” The same reason Kevin Youkilis does not get on the ballot for the All-Star game–and its CRAP…

    Since the Sox have decided to lose their 3rd game in a row for the 1st time this year, its time to start bitching about the poor excuse for a #5 hitter we have right now in JD Drew, who once again sat last night against left handed pitching. Says Tito: “We’re facing a couple of lefties, and he’s obviously been struggling.” And Wily Mo [Pena] is swinging the bat good. I decided to give Drew a night to get his feet under him.”

    Theo paid a TON of money for him, went back and forth and back and forth for weeks and weeks to actually SIGN this guy, and while he has manager to remain health (relatively speaking) and his arm had not fallen off–His production has–BIG time…

    The big question about town is WHO is going to get bumped from the bullpen when Mike Timlin is activated this weekend? PLEASE let it be Joel Pineiro….But it may be Javier Lopez, despite the fact that he has pitched very well since he has been back…Or JC Romero, which would not be a bad thing, as he can be as inconsistent as Pineiro….

    Tonight: Tim Wakefield who is actually pitching better than his 5-6 record shows, takes the mound tonight to hopefully stop the downward spiral at 3 games. And in a quirky twist of fate, be will face the same pitcher he faced the last time he pitched against Oakland–Joe Kennedy–who’s last start against the Sox was THE SAME DAY: September 16, 2005. How WEIRD is that? Game time: The ever-tiring 10:05pm…

    One Response to “Red Sox 0, Oakland 2:
    Blanked…by Lenny DiNardo???”

    1. Ted D says:

      Hi Christine: watched the game last night and when it was over, felt like I’d been kicked in the gut. Tough game to lose with Daisuke pitching as well as he did. It’s all good though: lot of season left to play, and they are bound to hit a rough patch here and there. It’s making hay while the sun shines that matters, and they’ve been doing that.

      Hopefully Wake reverts to early this season Wake, and we get a game back tonight.

      Hope you are doing well,

      Ted

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