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  • August 9th, 2007

    Red Sox 9, Angels 6:
    And HOW Long was that game?

    Posted by Christine E. at 2:12 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (4)

    The last middle of the night game of the 2007 campaign for the Sox really lived up to its name–for those of you who sat and watched this whole painful mess–I salute you–I could not–when I finally went to bed at 12:40ish they were only in the 6th inning–and a Slooooooow 6 innings it was at that…All told it went a little over 4 hours, and fortunately, the Sox won, stopping a sweep and gaining back the game in the standings that was lost the night before…

    Some random thoughts about the game…

    Julio Lugo picked off in the 1st–useless.. and did you see that pathetic throw to 2nd base to end the 1st inning–he barely made the toss… USELESS…Yes, I know he and Pedroia(!) did the double steal in the 5th, but he is still almost always an automatic out–sort of like Brain Dauber–but I LIKED Dauber…

    And this is classic: The commentators for the Angels are talking about how mad Manny looks swinging at a pitch in the 2nd inning and the reason is (so they say) is “he knows the Yankees are surging and only 5.5 games back” Ya know what? I would not be surprised if he didn’t know, nor does he care-that kind of stuff isn’t even on Manny’s radar..PUHLEESE…

    Despite the fact that the Sox managed to win this mornings game, Ya know the vibe I get when I watch these two teams play? That the Sox are horribly outmatched–horribly…

    John Lester was…just…ICKY… in 3 1/3 innings, giving up 5 runs on 8 hits, while walking 3 and striking out 3. He threw 93 pitches (54 for strikes)–that is an average of 28 pitches per inning..icky…and Lester agreed: “I was just terrible. There’s no way around it, I just wasn’t very good tonight…I was not getting ahead, not throwing strikes, when throwing strikes, getting too much of the plate…It’s a little easier to take since we won, but you don’t ever want to pitch like that.”

    Congratulations to Eric Hinske, whose wife gave birth to the newest member of the Nation–little Ava Hinske was born on Thursday. Eric, who has been out on bereavement leave (due to the recent death of his grandmother) looks to rejoin to team sometime this weekend…

    So I am going to Stone Harbor, NY today until Sunday evening, and will have little or no access to the Red Sox/Oreos series–The Sox can sweep the team (oh, how I hope that will happen..) But no matter how bad they play, at least they will still lead the division when I get back….so the best case scenario (sweep the cookies, the Skanks lose all 3) the Sox will enjoy a 9 game lead in the AL East–worst case scenario, Sox lose all 3, Skanks win all theirs the Sox will have a 3 game lead in the East–and I will start with the Jack Daniels IV Drip….

    Coming up: After today’s day off, the Sox round out their 9 game road trip with 3 with the Orioles–Daisuke will take the mound against Oreo ace Erik Bedard at Camden Yard. 1st pitch is scheduled for 7:05 pm. Current record on this road trip: 3-3…

    4 Responses to “Red Sox 9, Angels 6:
    And HOW Long was that game?”

    1. laura says:

      I can’t believe we just lost a series to Baltimore. The lead just keeps slipping and slipping..how much longer will it be ours?!

    2. Ted D says:

      Christine, they lost 2 out of three.

      I’m a HORRIBLE prognosticator and you are not allowed to go on vacation for the rest of the season.

      That is all.

    3. Christine E. says:

      Laura: Nice to hear from you…:-) I know exactly how you feel, its more than a little frustrating, I thought this team is so much better than this–but maybe not..:-(

      Ted: Then we are REALLY in trouble when I leave for my honeymoon in Bermuda Sept 1–for 7 days…..Thankfully it’s AFTER the Skankee series….

      Lets hope the next 3 are a sweep of Tampa Bay…But I am not holding out much hope….Crap…

    4. Ted D says:

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

      Christine, cancel that trip, ASAP.

      You are a baseball fan: you HAVE to believe in bad luck.

      I’m seriously considering burning the clothes I wore today.

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