June 11th, 2007
What is up with the new uniforms of the “D-Backs?” Dumb Dumb Dumb…that would be like the Sox having uniforms that say “R-Sox”
3 Errors–THREE ERRORS? And the most shocking thing of all–not one of them was Julio Lugo-and yes, while he DID hit a homer in Friday night’s game, how many runs has he given up with this his shoddy defense?
Getting back to the 3 errors–the 3 errors which were responsible for THREE of the runs that scored….two of them on the throwing error by Mike Timlin, which is only the 2nd error he has made in the last 3 years… But CRAP–Timlin gives up enough runs with his pitching; does he need to give them up by ERROR now???
Daisuke pitched well, and once again deserved better, going 6 innings (but throwing 120 pitches–UGH)and only giving up 2 runs on 4 hits, while striking out 9, but he walked….4…double UGH….
Ironically, Randy Johnson’s line was almost the same as Daisuke: 4 hits, 9 strikeouts, 3 walks, but only gave up the 1 run…
If he ever needs help with a blister, Maybe Josh Beckett can try his teammate Julian Tavarez’s solution: rubbing the popped blister with rubbing alcohol then mixing crushed aspirin with Red Bull and putting the mixture on the wound…wow…my skin is stinging just thinking about that–my question is, where the HELL did he come up with that combo? Sounds like a hangover remedy to me…
Mechanical issues: Although it was not the brightest moment in Jon Lesterâ€™s rehab with Pawtucket–he threw 70 pitches, gave up 3 runs, and did not even get out of the 3rd inning, it is progress nonetheless. Says Tito: “Physically he’s fine and he felt real good…”I don’t think he was too pleased with his mechanics. You know what? Myself included, we can’t forget that because of what he’s been through and the rehab, all of a sudden he doesn’t get people out…He just had a tough outing.” HI next step is to throw a side session this week at Fenway and then start Pawtucket’s Thursday night game….
100 games to go, and 9 games separating us from the Skanks? It’s funny, because if the situation were reversed, 9 would seem like an insurmountable task. But with the Skanks gunning for the Sox, 9 games hardly seems like enough. Especially since in the last 12 days, 5, count ‘em, FIVE games have been shaved off the lead…at this rate, by the 4th of July we will be in 2nd place….oooooh boy….How is THAT for cheery news???
Coming up: Have I mentioned how much I HATE Off-days? Tomorrow, the Sox return to the Fens to take on the Rockies. Tim Wakefield throws the 1st pitch at 7:05pm. Aaron Cook pitches for Colorado.