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  • June 18th, 2007

    Red Sox 9, San Fran 5:
    And that would be a sweep….

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:36 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (3)

    3-3 on a 6 game home stand, with the 6th series sweep of this season. Not the best, by and stretch–but better than a losing record…and I could have done without the Barry Bonds home-run–and people thing Manny does too much stylin? And what about that snarky comment of his? “I believe I had two, but we’ll leave it at one…” commenting on the controversial foul ball from Friday. Is there a poorer sport in all of baseball? I cannot even tell you how glad I am he is gone…he is the worst thing for the game…and yet there were tons of “Bonds” jerseys in the stands over the weekend. Why on earth would someone wear the jersey of a cheater, and a thoroughly crappy human being?

    While Tim Wakefield was not at his sharpest, going 5 2/3, giving up 5 runs on 8 hits (including 2 homers), while walking 1 and striking out 3, he was good enough on a day where practically the whole lineup contributed to the offense, with everyone in the starting nine getting a hit, except for Wily Mo and Julio Lugo (what a shocker there…)

    “I don’t do interleague play.”: Brendan Donnelly’s ready answer every time he was asked about his being placed on the DL, retroactively to June 11th. Eventually he relented and mentioned the tightness he experienced in his forearm when starting his warm-ups during Friday night’s game. On Saturday, the MRI showed swelling in the muscle, so team doctors recommended placing him on the DL, and since he hadn’t pitched in nearly a week, his DL stint is retroactive to June 11, which means he can be reactivated early next week. Manny Delcarmen was called up from Pawtucket to replace Donnelly in the bullpen…

    Of course, the Mets could not get it done, and get a win in last night’s game against the Skanks…but as I have said before–the Skanks can win all they want–as long as the Sox continue to win, life is good…although…a couple more (like, say, TWENTY) games between them and the Sox would not be unwelcome…

    Tonight: The Sox head to Atlanta to begin the final 6 games of their interleague play for the 2007 campaign, beginning with 3 against the Braves and then 3 with the Padres. Curt Schilling takes the mound this evening, opposed by Chuck James. First pitch is 7:05 pm–I wonder which Curt Schilling we will get this time?

    3 Responses to “Red Sox 9, San Fran 5:
    And that would be a sweep….”

    1. Ted D says:

      Christine, was it 3-3 or 4-2? We swept the Giant’s and won Wake’s game against the Rockies, right? Or have these children completely fried my brain?

      Anyhow, off to Atlanta, where I’m hoping for a sweep, but if we can swing a 6-3 road trip you can color me thrilled.

      The Mets got exposed the past 2 weeks: big bats but their pitching will not be able to get it done composed as it is now: they’ll have to get someone to help.

      My bet on Schilling? 7 innings and a W: he’ll bounce back.

      Hope things are good,


    2. Christine E. says:

      Your absolutely right, Ted–it was 4-2..I’m an idiot–It just FELT like we were swept by the Rockies…

      Unfortunately, I don’t think tonight is Curt’s night..Again….Crap!

      a 6-3 road trip would most excellent–lets hope the bats are more lively than they are right now

      Thank you for your comments…and for keeping me honest…

      Go Sox!

    3. Ted D says:

      Curt shat the bed tonight: however, being 40 and doing it clean may have alot to do with that: tough loss tonight, but the Texas boy goes tomorrow.

      I say we take 2 of three here, then let God sort the rest out: 6-3 is what I’m shooting for.

      And I’ll forgive you: any woman getting married in 3 weeks deserves a free pass. Besides, I could not remember myself!

      Take care,


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