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  • April 3rd, 2008

    Red Sox 5, Oakland 0:
    Winning Series #1…

    Posted by Christine E. at 9:51 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (7)

    So the Sox took 3 of 4 from Oakland, and now head out of the United States AGAIN, to play 3 in Toronto–this is getting to be more and more like the Red Sox World Tour 2008. But I dont care if they play in Istanbul (Not Constantinople) as long as we can get some games that start at a decent hour (not 6:00am or 10:00om, of even 3:20 in the afternoon) I will be a very happy camper…

    The performance from Jon Lester yesterday was nothing shirt of brilliant–6 2/3 of scoreless ball, with a bunch of 3’s: 3 hits, 3 walks and 3 strikeouts…These are the games that we like to see from him–if he can figure our how to do this constantly, he is an ace is the making. Unfortunately, he’ll probably go 2 2/3 in his next outing, and walk 5…

    It was also the day that Kevin Youkilis passed Steve Garvey to begin a record of his own: 194 games at 1st base without an error–and counting…the ball Youk used to make the final out of the game is headed to the Hall of Fame, with the signed 1st base going to Youk to commemorate the event…From Youk: “I thank the Oakland A’s for giving me the base just as a memory to keep around the house and something cool to have in the collection…It’s a great thing just to have that to put in the house, put it on display. It’s an achievement that you never set out to do, but it happened, and it’s great to have.” Youk’s errorless streak began on July 5, 2006…

    When I saw Alan Embree and Lenny DiNardo get lit up by the Sox (and help then hit 4 runs to win the game–Houston Street gave up a homer to ‘Tek in the 9th) I almost felt sorry fro them–but then I remember ALL the times Embree would be on the mound for the Sox with the game on the line (usually against the Skanks) and he would do the SAME thing!!! DiNardo, not as much, but he would still have his moments…

    Good to see ‘Tek following up the homer he should have has the game before, with a umpire-sanctioned on yesterday–It was also good to see Big Papi’s 1st hit of the season (he was 0-12 to that point)was also his 1st homer of 2008, with the 2-run shot in the 7th inning…

    Apparently both the White Sox and the Cubs are looking to trade for Coco Crisp, who got the start in Center yesterday. Unfortunately, neither seems to be a great match. Getting rid of him won’t be soon enough for me…

    There is still time to be part of Week #2’s Giveaway for PS3’s MLB08 The Show…Check out the link above (the one that says “Win MLB08 The Show” for more details! 5:00pm tomorrow (Friday) is the deadline for Week #2…

    Coming up: Bartolo Colon opens Pawtucket’s AAA season tonight with his 1st start in a real game. He will face the Pirates AAA team, the Indianapolis Indians…If he does well, and get a few starts under his belt, the Sox will more than likely bring him up as the 5th starter…ugh…

    Neato fact: Brandon Moss, who played in the Sox Opener in Japan last week, helping the Sox to a 6-5 victory, will also start in tonight’s game in Pawtucket. He is the only player in the history of the Sox to play the opening game of both the major League team and the minor league affiliate–in the same season…

    ANOTHER off day today, then the Sox face the Toronto Blue Jays for a 3 game series over the weekend. Tim Wakefield gets the start, opposed by Shaun Marcum of Toronto, 1st pitch: a completely respectable 7:15pm…

    7 Responses to “Red Sox 5, Oakland 0:
    Winning Series #1…”

    1. Robert304 says:

      It’s good to see Lester rebounded from his difficult 1st start. If Farrell can figure out how to get him more consistent, the Sox will have their legitimate 2-3 starter.

      Good to beat Oakland now, they historically get better as a season progresses.

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