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  • April 18th, 2008

    Red Sox 7, Skankees 5:
    Doing exactly what he is supposed to do…

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:31 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comment (1)

    Josh Beckett and Manny Ramirez–two guys who, individually, are completely capable of putting a team on their back and carrying them for a period of time. Last night, they shared the burden–Josh pitched his heart out, going 8 strong (and saving a severely depleted bullpen) throwing 105 pitches (69 for strikes) and only giving up 3 runs on 6 hits while walking 1 and striking out 5. And I was surprised that he did not dust someone in the 7th inning in retaliation for Kyle Farnsworth’s pitch at Manny’s head in the 6th…Maybe it was because there was no one high enough on the food chain (Jeter, A-Fraud, etc) having an at-bat…

    Can I tell you how nice it is at actually have an Ace who the Skankees DON’T do well against?? (eg: Pedro Martinez)

    Then Manny, who has been lighting up Mike Mussina–hit his 2nd (solo shot) and 3rd homer (2-run shot) off him last night–so that make 3 homers in the 2 games they have faced each other this season–making his career total 495…

    Thankfully, Kevin Youkilis was able to stay in the lineup where he contributed to the offensive onslaught, going 2 for 5 ands scoring 2 of the 7 Red Sox runs. From Youk: “It was sore…But as long as I could put on a shoe and be able to stand on my toes, that’s all that matters…It’s not painful when I walk. It’s just sore. I’ve done it before. I broke a toe. I’ll be fine.”

    Wounded Update: Mike Lowell is definitely on the mend from his left thumb sprain-the swelling has went down–now he is working on regaining his strengthening in his grip, which could take some time–and may take longer than the 15 day DL stint: From Mike: “I think it’s coming along good…We’re moving it a lot more…I think once I can pick up a bat and take swings, it might be the next day, or, according to them, it might be seven days. That’s the part I really don’t know. I figure I have to be able to swing off the tee before I do flips, before I took batting practice, before I’m in a game. That’s what I think I’m anxious for, to be able to do that.”

    Farwell Bryan Corey: Unlike his counterpart Kyle Snyder, who opted to take the demotion to Pawtucket, Bryan Corey decided to use his right to go to free agency, rather than Pawtucket. He will now try his luck on the open market and try to sign elsewhere–Of course, there is always a chance he could re-sign with the Sox…

    Another forgotten man: Last year it was Mat Clement, this year it’s Craig Hansen, toiling away in Pawtucket, trying to become the pitcher everyone believes he can be when the Sox drafted him in the 1st round in 2005. In 6 appearances this year, he has pitched 9 1/3 scoreless innings, and allowed only 2 hits to the 31 hitters he has faced…With the tied bullpen the Sox have right now, could we see Hansen soon?

    Tonight: The Sox come home to the Fens and face “The Dark-Bright Blue Team”, as called by my youngest step daughter–the Rangers. Daisuke throws 1st pitch at 7:05pm, opposed by Texas starter Luis Mendoza. And we get to see Miguel “I like to whine and throw tantrums when I don’t get my way” Tejada–Yeah…

    One Response to “Red Sox 7, Skankees 5:
    Doing exactly what he is supposed to do…”

    1. Ted D says:

      Christine, how about this team? ANOTHER come from behind win today, making it 8 on the year.

      Something special is brewing up in Boston, I think.

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