June 30th, 2007
So I attended the Rush Concert with my fiancÃ© last evening, and being that I am not so much of a Rush fan (the fiancÃ© puts the “fan” in “fanatic”–sort of like how I am with the Sox..but with less insanity…) So I spent a good portion of the evening on my RAZR watching the game. And you think the 9th inning was full of drama–try waiting for 30-seconds to a minute for each and every pitch (it was definitely not a “can you hear me now?” kind of a night…)
Thankfully, despite the once again pitiful run support, Tim Wakefield gets it done, throwing 101 pitches (62 for strikes) and going 6 2/3, and only allowing 1 run on 7 hits, while walking 4 and striking out 4.
You know you always forget him: Matt Clement is taking HUGE strides in his recover from shoulder surgery last September: he will throw his 1st bullpen session today. Lets hope his arm doesn’t come flying off and hit Tito in the head…Isn’t it hard to believe that “The Emancipator” was an All Star and a huge part of the Sox, just 2 years ago? I saw him pitch in Philadelphia against the Phillies and he was amazing…
Comparisons: Coco Crisp is hitting .262 with 4 homers and 22 RBIs, and has been on fire as of late, hitting .368 in the last 18 games. Skeezy Bastard (aka Johnny Damon) .250 with 5 homers and 26 RBIs–and is almost completely a DH anymore. So what happens when (or if) Giam-bo comes back–what do do with him then???
Julio Lugo sat another day, and no one know quite what to do with him…from Tito: “I do know when a guy is really struggling that a game or two off isn’t the worst thing in the world…sitting a guy for a day or two isn’t giving up on him. We did it with J.D. and I think it helped J.D. We’re doing the same thing here. Let him work on some things, watch the game, and maybe come in and help us win late or something like that.” Please, no really, let him stay seated..he is no asset with his .191 batting average: Alex Cora is hitting .275, by the way…
Coming up: Josh Beckett goes for an even dozen tonight when he takes the mound against Texas and throws the 1st pitch at 7:05pm. Robinson Tejeda opposes him for the Rangers.