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  • April 10th, 2008

    Red Sox 2, Tigers 7:
    A complete 180…

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:35 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    Well, at least the Tigers won their 1st game–of the season…I just wish they waited a couple more days to it…

    Unfortunately, this was one of those games that just went from bad to worse…Mike Lowell sprains his left thumb in the 2nd inning. Fortunately, the X-rays show up negative for any kind of break or major damage, so he is listed as day to day. But these are the type of soft tissue damages that take FOREVER to heal….and could hinder him all season…

    So until further notice, Sean Casey will be getting a bunch of playing time at 1st base, as Youk will move over to this (ironically) natural position at 3rd base…

    Bartolo Colon’s oblique is still “point tender” which I guess means that if you poke it, its hurts–although how anyone could get through the big belly to actually TOUCH his oblique is beyond me. But until it doesn’t hurt when they poke at it, he cannot resume any type of throwing routine…

    More walking wounded: While Curt Schilling is progressing well, he is still not ready to proceed past the rehabbing and strengthening portion of his program, despite the fact that he is going into week 9 or the process (original estimates said 6-8 weeks) From Tito: “We’re trying to get him to a point to where when he does start throwing, he can legitimately go out and use the baseball and not go backwards in terms of arm strength…I think (assistant trainer) Mike Reinold feels like he’s done a good job. He’s not there yet. Again, I know Schill is champing at the bit to throw, which I can understand. That’s where they get their enjoyment, doing what they do…I don’t think Mike thinks he is at that point where we can rightfully hope that he would be able to go out and pitch for a while without going backwards…”

    More hardware for the munchkin: Not only did Dustin Pedroia win ROY, which is given by the Baseball Writers, but he was also voted the Outstanding Rookie in the Players’ Choice Awards. In his name, the Major League Baseball Players Trust awards a $20,000 grant to his hometown Little League in Woodland, CA…

    You know what makes me crazy? When a player who sucked out loud in about 14 different colors when he played for the Sox goes to another team, and then plays the Sox and contributes heavily to the beat down of the Sox…In this instance, this would be Edgar Renteria–he was pretty horrendous with the Sox (was never sure why Theo wanted him anyway–sort of like why he wants Julio Lugo..) But in last night’s game, “GAR” went 3-for-4, with 2 doubles, and 2 RBI’s, which are the ones that tied the score in the 4th, which was only the beginning as then Jon Lester gave up a 2-run homer to Marcus Thames to put the Tigers ahead for good..

    Overall, his line wasn’t terrible…just vintage, inconsistent Jon Lester…5 1/3 innings pitched, giving up 5 hits and 4 runs, while walking 4–and striking out none (for the 1st time in his major league career)

    Looks like Mike Timlin will be back for the Skankee series this weekend, having pitched a perfect inning in last night’s game for Pawtucket. To activate him, Dave Aardsma, Bryan Corey or Javier Lopez will have to go…

    Coming up: The rubber-match of the 3-game series against the Tigers–Tim Wakefield gets the nod, and will be opposed by Nate Robertson–1st pitch 7:05pm…

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