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  • March 14th, 2008

    Red Sox 3, Tampa Bay 3–In 10 Innings:
    Well, He didn’t suck…

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:45 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    Going two innings yesterday, Bartolo Colon hit 94 on the radar gun a coupe time and threw a total of 26 pitches (18 for strikes),and gave up 1 run on 2 hits. He also walked and struck out 1. From Theo: “I’ll be honest with you — he had more arm strength than we expected…He was 90 to 94 with his fastball, he hit 92 to 93 a lot. That’s more velocity than we expected out of him. Obviously, he was a little rusty…But it was impressive; he had good two-seam life, showed arm strength and showed the ability to spin the ball with his slider, and he threw one good changeup. For his first time out, we were really impressed.” His next start is slated for Monday, against the Skanks…

    Colon also refrained from eating Dustin Pedroia as a snack, which is pretty remarkable, in and of itself…

    Kyle Snyder, also battling for the #5 spot in the rotation pitched 2 scoreless frames, while striking out 3…

    dougles-2002.jpgdougles-2002.jpgdougles-2002.jpgdougles-2002.jpgdougles-2002.jpgdougles-2002.jpgWhile I am shocked about the Doug Mirabelli thing, I am not super surprised–he really hasn’t been anything but Wake’s catcher for the last couple of years, with his offense being practically non-existent. A truth be told, some of his attitude and inappropriate remarks over the years have been more than a little distasteful.

    dougles-2002.jpgdougles-2002.jpgSo the Sox thought they could get more value (cheaper and younger and better defensively) from Kevin Cash, who ably caught Wake last year when Doug was injured–Its a business–that is why none of us get paid to make the decisions. From Theo: “I think the staff felt pretty strongly that Cash was prepared to do a better job, and that led to the tough decision today to let Doug go…He’s done a lot for this franchise over the years, even though it’s been in a backup role. He probably had an impact that exceeded the role. He certainly contributed to two championship clubs, so we have a lot of respect for him and it was tough to let him go today.”

    I am wondering why they even bothered signing him to a contract if they were going to release him anyway…Mirabelli ( in 566 games) was a career .231 hitter with 58 home runs and 206 RBI’s. He batted .202 with 5 homers in 114 AB’s in 2007

    Roster Stuff:  Curt Schilling was placed on the 60 day disabled list yesterday. With his rehab still in its early stages (only indoor exercises at the point), and with any thoughts of him pitching are shelved until at least June (3 months away), this is a formality to open up the roster spot. Schill will be joining the team in Japan next week…

    More Roster Stuff: Cuts happened on Thursday, with Jonathan Van Every and Devern Hansack being optioned to Pawtucket. Sent to minor league came were Lee Gronkiewicz, Michael Tejera and Jon Switzer–all non-roster invitees…

    Today: The Sox face the Oreos at 1:05pm, with Daisuke getting the start, and Julio Lugo perhaps even getting into this game, after missing a week with a bad back…

    One Response to “Red Sox 3, Tampa Bay 3–In 10 Innings:
    Well, He didn’t suck…”

    1. Ted D says:

      Hi Christine,

      No more “Dougie’s Going Deep” makes me sort of sad. But Cash should at least be able to equal his offensive numbers, so it should be OK.

      I’ve been behind the Colon signing since it happened. Low risk/high reward and all.

      Have a great weekend.

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