April 15th, 2008
Did not get a chance to watch this game–and isn’t that always the way? The ones I watch every minute of never have an ending like this! Manny Ramirez once again put the Sox on his back and hit homer # 493–a 2 run shot that brought the Sox a 9th inning victory in Cleveland.
And, apparently, Manny has decided to play 6 more years–with the Sox…he has also decided that Big Papi will play 6 more years–with the Sox, and then they will both retire…Have you been calling the psychic hotline again, Manny?
Another LONG game–3 hours and 4 minutes! that did not start out so great–seems that the Sox got the “throw too many pitches, nibbling nibbling” Jon Lester, who could not get out of the 5th inning–he went 4 1/3,m divining up 4 runs on 5 hits while walking 5 and striking out 3…He threw 97 pitches (55 for strikes)in the outing….
It should also be noted that if it wasn’t for the 2 2/3 scoreless innings Batsh*t Julian pitched, where he threw 43 pitches (28 for strikes) only giving up 2 hits while striking out 4–there would not have been a game for the Sox to win….He kept them in the game..
Has anyone notice that Mike Timlin currently has a 20.25 (yes TWENTY) ERA? Ewwww…..
And perhaps the day off did Big Papi some good, as he singled in his 1st at bat last night, a 1st inning single. He also contributed to the 9th inning rally by hitting a 2 out single in that frame…Overall he went 2 for 5…Hopefully he is back on the path to righteousness…
The Marshmallow Era Lives! It looks like we may not have seen the last of Kyle Snyder–he cleared waivers and accepted as assignment to Pawtucket From Kyle: “It is a business and I accept that…But it’s a business for me, too. I can’t say it was a tough call. I’ve enjoyed my time here. There’s a lot of loyalty I still feel to this club and to this team and to this city. I’ve had a great time since I’ve been here. I’m not the least bit disappointed to be going to Pawtucket and still having an opportunity to help this club, which I know I can do.” His 2007 numbers with the Sox over 46 appearances were 2-3 with a 3.81 ERA…Glad your back Kyle!
Red Sox phenom Jed Lowrie, who was called up when Mike Lowell went on the DL with a sprained wrist, will make hi major league debut tomorrow, either playing 3rd or short….
Tonight: The final game of this 2-day mini series against Cleveland. Tim Wakefield vs Paul Byrd–1st pitch 7:05–then it’s off to play the Skanks for 2 at the Stadium…