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  • June 14th, 2007

    Red Sox 2, Colorado 12:
    And the wrong end of this type of loss…

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:41 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (2)

    Did you ever notice that there are some wins and loses that feel like they should count for more than 1 game either way? Last night’s game felt like that. It was a disaster from the get go…and the only thing that was the same in this game as the magnificent 1-hitter for Curt Schilling was Julio Lugo’s error…Do NOT even let me go there…

    Last game, Curt Schilling did not allow a hit until the 26th out–last night, he could not even get through 1 out before the 1st hit… All and all Schilling pitched 5 innings, giving up 9 hits and 6 runs (5 of them earned), including the back breaking homer to Brad Hawpe, which pretty much put the game out of reach….he also walked 1 and struck out 5…and then the bullpen came out and gave up 6 more runs….UGH…

    Isn’t it funny how these things usually happen in groups? A starting pitcher can get lit up, and then the relief comes in and cannot stop the bleeding either and it turns into a blow-out…Then you have games where a bullpen can hold a 1 run lead for many inning, or a tie in extra frames…

    Last night was just one of those nights that you are thankful it only counts as one–although one at a time will allow the Skanks to creep closer and closer to 1st place–they have won 8 games in a row–and gained SIX games on the Sox….oooooh boy….

    Last night was also the 60th anniversary of the 1st night home game–maybe they should have left the lights off…the Sox probably wouldn’t have done any worse…

    And yet another good reason not to watch the Home Run Derby: Big Papi has decided not to participate in the Home Run Derby this year, citing how tired it makes him: “It just wears me out…The problem is, if you start and when you have to stop for all the guys that go and hit, I swing [hard] all the time, so when I had to shut things down and then start over again almost an hour later, I don’t have it. I don’t do well.” And I say every year that I am not going to, but I always end up watching–what the hell else am I going to do? There is no baseball on…..

    In a move that probably has never been done before, the Sox will ask MLB if they would list Kevin Youkilis as the 1st baseman on the players ballot for the All-Sat Game, as the players weigh in heavily on the selection of the reserves. The reasoning is that David Ortiz is virtually a lock for the starting 1st base slot, voted on by the fans. But, as we all know, Big Papi is a DH, and Youk is the Sox starting 1st baseman, but, because of the stupid rule that says only 1 player per position, per team, can be on the ballot, Youk is not getting an attention for his all-star worthy season…

    Coming up: Josh Beckett gets to go for #10 and try to make everyone forget last night’s debacle…as well as try to win the series…Josh throws the 1st pitch at 7:05pm. Jeff Francis toes the mound for Colorado…

    2 Responses to “Red Sox 2, Colorado 12:
    And the wrong end of this type of loss…”

    1. Ted D says:

      Christine, I am blissfully pretending last night’s game never happened.

      Onto tonight: Hopefully Beckett will right the ship and be the stopper. Drew is batting leadoff, so I guess Munchkin hitting first is over after all of one game.

      Youk hitting 5th instead of JD: so far, Theo’s 2 big signings not quite living up to the hype.

      Hope you are well,

      Ted

    2. Carol says:

      Christine “Maybe they should have left the lights off” – LOL, I bet you would say that for Thursday night’s game too!

      Ted – I knew that you would be “blissfully pretending that (Wed) night’s game never happened” (and ditto that for Thursday’s)!

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